The art market can be incredibly lucrative, as galleries and auction houses the world over will attest. Artworks sell for record millions, making legends of the artists who create them. And it’s not just Picasso and kin who lure the big bucks. Sometimes a hot up-and-comer will unexpectedly command a small fortune from a buyer, setting tongues wagging and boosting the artist’s reputation. As with any dynamic market, there are both surefire and sudden success stories. But how much of that success translates to an artist’s wallet? Does a million dollar sale mean much more than preferential treatment and prestige?