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October 12, 2007

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Alyson B. Stanfield

I'm curious as to why you think this quote was geared toward 2-D artists. I don't see it that way and I'm certain that, while Amenoff is a painter, he wouldn't say that those words apply only to 2-D artists.

Daniel Waldman

Alison,

I agree that the quote is relevant to other types of artists besides painters (that's why I quoted it).

Maybe I'm just not as familiar with the 2-D market as I am with the craft market, but I think that painters probably have an easier time separating their work from the marketplace than, say, a potter or a clock maker. Especially if that studio is their place of business. The example that springs to mind is Brenda Griffith (who I've linked to numerous times here). She's constantly talking about firing and sending batches of work out. She's doing what she loves...and is making a living at it. So are thousands of other artists.

The point is that the studio should be the locus for creativity, but it's also the locus for business and that--in our art economy--are somewhat inseparable.

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