Do you need to agree with an artist’s lifestyle or politics to appreciate their art? To spend money on it?
Art is part of literature, very much graphic and cultural. It is, as vast as life itself, that is what I feel.
Lifestyle of any particular artist or their political inclination, if it becomes part of his artistic expression, then it will be a factor while prefering that art piece for personal use or for community. Because, once we bring it to be physically with us, it will represent our likings too.
Now, if an artist can keep his personal fling/flavor out of the art work. Then to be biased about choosing that work or for rejecting the art, is not really cultured; if his personal background becomes part of the criteria.
Art, is an expression.A feel captured on cavass as real and we enjoy it each time we see and as people join in to appreciate.
Money is always spent on items worth its value, art work is then no exception other than those that are by the high calibre reknowned artists. For , those are the people who can stroke life into colors or images etc.
Conclusion : We do not need to evaluate personal life style nor political side of an artist ;while appreciating or purchasing an art work.
Art is life and life is art :))))