The Netherlands, 1946
economist and artist

Hans Abbing

Hans Abbing is an artist and economist. He studied economics and investigated the relationship between art and economy. He also studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy for fine arts and design. In 2002, he published Why are Artists Poor? The Exceptional Economy of the Arts. Abbing was a visiting professor at various universities and special professor in art sociology at the University of Amsterdam between 2005 and 2008. Abbing also works as a painter and photographer.

Published in

Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 47

Klassieken, kunst en kitsch

Speaker at


Part I. The Classics, Art, and Kitsch

Towards a Definition of Western Culture

11 November 2006 09.30 - 18.30 Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam