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Does originality hinder or help an artist?

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Does originality hinder or help an artist?

I've always felt a fresh perspective capable of generating effective new insights, and therefore approaches, to lingering problems is one of the most valuable contributions any artist can make to society. Yet it seems marketplace outlets often penalize artists for their originality by limiting access to their works in favor of those who follow more conventional formats. Is there a solution to such a strange paradox?

I admit a recently-posted work of my own with the word "Original" in its title is part of the reason I'm contemplating the question at this time. But it is one I've known many artists to grapple with throughout their careers. Very few have been able to "break through" and gain the kind of equal marketplace footing they felt their work deserved.

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