Michelangelo And The Aflac Duck

aflac duck Some of the world’s most valued works of art were commissioned and paid for by self-interest.  The Statue of David  by Michelangelo was done for the Guild of Wool. The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci was done for a silk merchant. Artists gotta’ eat and artists gotta’ pay rent, and that takes funding.

Sometimes we remember the art more than we remember the sponsor. But that’s OK: we all play our parts. When I watch some of the truly great advertisement series on television, such as the Aflac Duck and the Geico Gecko, I have to reflect, we are carrying on a great tradition.

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