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Ways of being : advice for artists by artists

By: Publisher: London : Laurence King Publishing Ltd, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 167 pages ; 21 cmISBN:
  • 9781786273079
  • 1786273071
Subject(s): LOC classification:
  • N6490
  • N8350 .C34 2018
Contents:
Youth. Once upon a time anda very good time it was ... ; Becoming an artist ; Art school ; Life after art school -- Breaking out. First studio ; Getting noticed ; First shows ; Finding a gallery -- On the scene. The art world ; Friendships, rivalries, fallings out -- The professional artist. Success and failure ; Facing criticism ; Market ; Keeping going ; Routine ; Moving around ; Inspiration and chucking out ; Influence -- finding a place in art history -- Experience. Looking back ; Mortality ; Experience.
Summary: How do you be an artist? How do you become one in the first place, and what sort of advice should you heed along the way? Is art a 'career', or a vocation? Do you need a studio or a dealer, and how do you find one? Are artists too competitive? How do they come up with ideas, and what is the point of the private view? Does financial success-or the lack of it-change an artist? What are the advantages of getting older? How do older artists look back on their earlier work, and is it possible for an artist to ever retire?0Based upon advice from a huge roster of artists, dealers and curators; and encompassing every stage of an artist's life-from early works, to debut shows and mid and late-career-this book answers all the key questions that every artist has at some point asked themselves.
List(s) this item appears in: 2022 New: Fine Arts
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Book Book Whitecliffe Library General Shelves General N 6490 CAH (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 0014274

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Youth. Once upon a time anda very good time it was ... ; Becoming an artist ; Art school ; Life after art school -- Breaking out. First studio ; Getting noticed ; First shows ; Finding a gallery -- On the scene. The art world ; Friendships, rivalries, fallings out -- The professional artist. Success and failure ; Facing criticism ; Market ; Keeping going ; Routine ; Moving around ; Inspiration and chucking out ; Influence -- finding a place in art history -- Experience. Looking back ; Mortality ; Experience.

How do you be an artist? How do you become one in the first place, and what sort of advice should you heed along the way? Is art a 'career', or a vocation? Do you need a studio or a dealer, and how do you find one? Are artists too competitive? How do they come up with ideas, and what is the point of the private view? Does financial success-or the lack of it-change an artist? What are the advantages of getting older? How do older artists look back on their earlier work, and is it possible for an artist to ever retire?0Based upon advice from a huge roster of artists, dealers and curators; and encompassing every stage of an artist's life-from early works, to debut shows and mid and late-career-this book answers all the key questions that every artist has at some point asked themselves.

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