February 15, 2009

Wondering About Art...

I thought this was an interesting article (NYTimes) especially as we now wonder what the future holds for art, and our art careers in particular... sometimes it's good to look to the past for clues.

ARTS / ART & DESIGN | February 15, 2009
The Boom Is Over. Long Live the Art!
By HOLLAND COTTER
Memories of recessions past suggest that a financial scouring can be good for American art.

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BTW, I realize I haven't had much to say here lately, funny how some days I can come up with three or four blog topics that MUST be written, and then nothing for a week or so. I figure there is so much good reading material on the web that the idea of writing just for the sake of uploading regularly doesn't seem fair to those of you who find reason to subscribe and expect something worth reading or viewing. So forgive me my irregular pulse, thanks for checking in, I'll probably think of something absolutely necessary to share later this afternoon.

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3 comments:

Annette Bush said...

"Right. Exactly" . . . I love anything which " Crazy." Holland Cotter puts together. He writes like some people paint: all layers and textures and colors in perfect juxtapositions. Stuff i wish i could do.

I think he is right on in this essay! As I've said before: we have people selling things which they shouldn't even be giving to their grandmothers. it will be interesting to see where "art" and all its parts go.

I've had one of those non posts weeks as well, but mostly be cause I have been busy doing non-art things, but I agree about not writing for the sake of posting!

Karen Jacobs said...

Will have to pay more attention to "Crazy's" writings... it WAS a good read. The point, however, I think any of us could have made. Common sense and all that... I'm afraid some place Art on too high an altar... history (way more than the $$ market) determines quality.

redchair said...

Hello Fair Artist who wonders about art,

We have been watching you. We are artist also. At least that's what they call us. You may even know us. We'd like to invite you to a member of our very Private Club. We're very selective and only an elite few are welcome on our hallowed grounds. We pick you.

We even have a little 'chit chat' room just for the likes of you. It's rightfully called Dante's Pub. But when your enter BEWARE! You are entering the abyss of the artist mind! You may not find your way out.

You're welcome to watch from afar while drinking your brew or pull up a chair and join us for a little chat. Be sure and register and then log in. After all, this is a very private club. We don't allow just any wanderer in our midst.

Don't dilly dally now! It wont cost you a pence. Check out The Artist Challenge and Dante's Pub- that is if your daring and think yourself worthy to be amongst the souls we've claimed?

Farewell...until we hear from you,
Master Mike and the Pub Wench

Artist Challenge- http://www.theartistchallenge.com/
Dante‘s Pub - http://www.theartistchallenge.com/art-forum/