Fine art and advertising have always had an overdetermined relationship (hello, Andy Warhol), but lately I've been noticing an interesting strain of patronage: beauty brands that commission up-and-coming artists to create art that's also an ad. Right now, for example, Hugo Boss has a global design contest going that gives talented young artists their own Hugo-themed billboards. And last year, Chanel had an art exhibition with pieces related to the brand, like Sylvia Fleury's giant Chanel powder compact and purse. It's hard-going for young artists, and these brands obviously make things a little easier, though at the expense of the person's own work. What do you think? Is it OK for a beauty brand to give upstart artists some cash and exposure in exchange for a little creative advertising, or are they harming the credibility of young people who can't afford to refuse?