In the latest edition of the New Yorker April 27, 2009, there is a fascinating article about Poe
Edgar Allan Poe and the Economy of Horror.
by Jill Lepore
This is a great example of the artists negotiating economical crisis and art, all the while inventing new arenas for futures artists! Check it out here: http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2009/04/27/090427crat_atlarge_lepore