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Living the artist's life : a guide to growing, persevering and succeeding in the art world

Author: Paul Dorrell
Publisher: Kansas City, Mo. : Hillstead Pub., 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Life skills guides
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Dorrell
ISBN: 0974955205 9780974955209
OCLC Number: 61110722
Description: 174 pages, [16] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Steiglitz, Guggenheim, you and me. Now, lets begin. --
Ch. 2. Why on earth did you choose this profession? Conformist or nonconformist? Drive. Suffering. Inspiration. Are you selfish? The Bohemian life. Dope. Booze. Depression: the artist's malaise. Neurosis. --
Ch. 3. Employment. Where to live. Television and the mass media. The simple art of reading. Graduate school? Heritage. --
Ch. 4. How will you know when you're ready to show publicly? Photographing your work. Resumes. Artist's biographies. Artist's statements. Portfolios and presentation folders. Pricing your work. Where to show. Press. Postcards. --
Ch. 5. Art fairs & juried shows. How do you learn about the shows? Shows I've done. A typical show. --
Ch. 6. One gallery's story. How it started. Some of my artists. New York: what it means to us, and you. Trying to survive. My own work. Evolution comes knocking. Turning things around. The aftermath. Going on. --
Ch. 7. Getting into the galleries. Rejection & perseverance. Choosing the right gallery. Coming to an agreement & gallery percentages. You're in a galley, now what? Passion. Exclusivity. Getting paid. Your first one-woman or one-man show. The critics. Press, again. Galleries in other cities. Your relationship with your dealers. --
Ch. 8. Clients, rich and otherwise. Large commissions: how do you get them? Commissioned paintings through galleries. Commissioned sculpture. Copyright. Working with interior designers and architects. Contractors and developers. Websites. E-mailing images. Utilizing reproductions, both in magazines and as prints. Grants. Compromise, and one example of it. Self-doubt. Expanding career. Museums: gaining their acceptance. Snobbery: another word for "wasted intelligence". Expanding life. --
Conclusion. Success. Failure.
Responsibility: Paul Dorrell.

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