A New York artist spent $65,000 buying art to support fellow artists struggling because of the pandemic

CNN (12/06/2020)
  • Colorful abstract painter Guy Stanley Philoche has spent over $65,000 purchasing works from struggling artists.
  • Art sales have collapsed during COVID due to art gallery and showcase shutdowns.
  • In March, Philoche posted a video on Instagram inviting artists to share pictures of their work with him.
  • Flooded with images from struggling artists worldwide, Philoche purchased works he liked to show support.
  • Philoche’s paintings sell for up to $120,000 each and sometimes he leaves them on NYC street corners for finders to keep for free.