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Letters
0 The wired artist

Dear Artist, Most artists need some sort of sanctuary — a mentally uncluttered environment where they can get in touch with their muse. From the number of letters I’ve received it seems there’s a new and dangerous threat to a…

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0 A New York Story

Dear Artist, At the Whitney on Wednesday there’s lots of films behind curtains in dark rooms. One loop is a guy getting himself tattooed, then getting graphically cut up and branded to a mumbling monologue voice over. “Hey, there’s a…

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0 A New York Opening

Dear Artist, It’s Monday night. My friend Jill, a Wall Streeter, (Columbia,’96) invites me to an opening in Manhattan. A friend of a friend of a friend. We hop the subway to a cool part of town. Jill says that…

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0 They said it was hopeless

Dear Artist, Robb Dunfield was an active nineteen-year-old sportsman, ski instructor, and all ’round good chap when he had his accident. He and three of his friends plunged from an insecure balcony of an unfinished building. Robb received irreversible injuries…

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0 Endowment

Dear Artist, One thing we learn about life is that we can’t always get what we want. Some people have come to realize that while it may be preferable to live forever — just because they desire it doesn’t mean…

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0 Success Syndromes

Dear Artist, Success in art is the approximate realization of potential. Success requires effort, often on unpredictable levels. You may have noted that the feeling of success breeds self-esteem and quickly heals the wounds of previous failures. Right or…

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0 The Happy Struggle

Dear Artist, He’s a painter of portraits. But the struggle he goes through plays itself out in the studios of artists of all stripes. This man happens to work from photographs he takes himself. “If Leonardo had been shown…

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0 The Wild One

Dear Artist, There’s a challenging creative method which produces surprising, often mind-boggling results. Some artists do it instinctively; it’s the way they habitually work. This is such a good system that I would appreciate if you didn’t let it…

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0 Make a Home

Dear Artist, Here’s a creative method that’s surprisingly and often overlooked as we go about and busy ourselves in art-making. Take a look around your own home and family and see what might be needed. Find a wall or…

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0 A Love Affair

Dear Artist, When I was a student at Art Center School we in the Industrial Design Department had a bit of an attitude about fine art. To us it was a branch that was highly suspect. Basically fine art…