On second thoughts... no.
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A forgetful artist who lives in a garret and leaves oily fingerprints everywhere? No. You'll set your sights higher than that.
Wiki note: You will not be able to seduce the Struggling Artist again.
'I remain, sir...'
You send a short note, politely but mercilessly ending your association. He does not reply. Was that the best way to handle the situation? People talk.