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Letters
0 Vulnerability

Dear Artist, There’s a possibility that artists may be more vulnerable to the slings and arrows than most people. Even the egocentric and bubbly among us can be sensitive and touchy. Personal failings as well as monetary and relationship problems…

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0 An artist’s statement

Dear Artist, “My motif is the deconstruction of mutant rulers from the fragmented hierarchy within the unsafe vision of postmodern classicism.” This is an artist’s statement that accompanied a loose painting of a drooling dog-like figure exhibited in an art…

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0 Getting a Grant

Dear Artist, First of all I have to come clean and tell you that I have never applied for a grant nor have I ever sponsored anyone. I don’t believe in grants. I’ll tell you why. As pleasant as it…

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0 Insights

Dear Artist, When I first started writing these letters almost two years ago I wondered how long it would take me to run out of ideas. Now I realize there is new material coming up every day. As well as…

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0 Priorities

Dear Artist, During our recent survey of right-brain, left-brain tendencies, as well as our horoscope investigation, I made a discovery. Many times in artist’s reports I found a variation on the following statement: “Tends not to prioritize.” It took a…

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0 What’s going on here?

Dear Artist, On Friday I was visiting in the studio of an elderly and respected artist. There were other visitors around and I heard someone casually and ignorantly ask if she was still painting. “There’s something going on all the…

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0 Dealing with dealers

Dear Artist, Perhaps nothing creates as much interest in the content of these letters than the mention of “proper dealers” as I did in my last letter. Some surprising responses can be found in the current clickback. When I started…

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0 Encounter with artists

Dear Artist, I just returned from attending a meeting of artists at an Alliance for Art and Culture office made available by an artist representation group. Twenty or so networkers sat around an extended table, guided by a facilitator. The…

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0 Triple-think

Dear Artist, After a one-person show a kind of post-partum psychosis sets in, which generally lasts for a day or so, then, for some reason, there’s a need to go back to work. Looking for the secret at the easel,…

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0 Character formation

Dear Artist, I’m writing this letter from the location of the old railway station at Lake O’Hara in Canada’s Rocky Mountains. This is where John Singer Sargent, the subject of my last letter, got off the train in 1916. Your…

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