Most artists like most people deserve a good living wage. Alas that's not the case, and one often hears cliches about money from those who made some bread selling their work and doing well in the process.
Often though their work suffers. Few artists can afford or will get the chance to make the millions Picasso did. Victoria Edgar a printer and artist I know who lives in Victoria hated him I think it was the money ? I can't recall and Alain Costaz ... had a comment to make as well I can't remember...'