What Artists Need To Know About Me Before We Work Together
I believe in artists who make me think.
I believe in artists who bring more beauty to the world—through their art and their actions.
I believe in artists who rock the status quo.
I believe in artists who believe in themselves.
I believe in artists who support other artists.
I believe in artists who want to learn more about art, art history, and business.
I believe in artists who accept 100% responsibility for their actions.
I believe in artists who collaborate.
I believe in artists who are open to new ideas.
I believe in artists who are in dialogue with the world around them.
My Experience Contributes To What I Do Now
Assistant to U.S. Senator
2 years. One’s success depends on building and maintaining relationships.
4 years. Artists within the community are vital to the health of an art museum.
6 years. Most people aren’t privy to a visual education.
It’s our job to teach them how to look at and appreciate art.
20 years. I buy art from artists I meet and like.
You really should meet more people and be nice to them.
Art History Grad Student, University of Texas at Austin
3 years + continuing ed. Art history is a history of individuals, not of companies. Get your name out there.
Favorite museum building: Milwaukee Art Museum. Santiago Calatrava is a genius!
Thesis subject: Milton Avery and Naive Primitivism in the U.S. in the 1930s and 1940s
Favorite sculptor from history: Constantin Brancusi. No contest.
Favorite painting from history: Matisse’s Harmony in Red
Favorite art-related fiction: The Swan Thieves and Spending
Favorite art-related non-fiction: Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X,
DeKooning, and The Girl With the Gallery: Edith Gregor Halpert And the Making of the Modern Art Market
I recommend: The film How to Draw a Bunny
There are lots of great films about art and artists, but if I had to pick just one,
this is the one would be it. It’s about artist Ray Johnson.
I almost: Became a Medievalist because my art-history professors in that area were so good