The job of an Artist is not to please the crowd. The crowd, the same that binges on television and follows the Kardashians, cannot be the barometer of the person who creates art.
The crowd is not ahead of the Art – it´s the Art which is ahead of the crowd.
Artists – particularly the pioneers who dare breaking old, crystalized structures – have been misundertood, attacked and mocked at throughout History. That didn´t stop them from doing what they were born to do.
The artist, when she/he is an Artist, does what The Soul whispers in her/his ears – crowds will follow, in their own (possible) time.