Archives for September 2012

How to Hit ‘Escape Velocity’ in Your Art Career

Have you ever thought about how tough it is to hit “escape velocity” when you’re getting your art career going? Everyone might define that differently, but for me it was about building an art career I could rely on, one that didn’t wake me up every morning at 4:00 a.m. freaking out with stress. No […]

Understanding New York City Art Galleries: Level 4 Art Galleries

Have you ever wanted to understand how New York City Art Galleries are structured and how they operate? New York City Art Galleries and galleries in the other large art markets such as Los Angeles, London, and Paris can be difficult to understand and put into their proper context. There are around 1,500 art galleries […]

Farewell to Andy Warhol

“Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone’s got to take care of all your details.”  –Andy Warhol Well, it’s finally happened.  Andy Warhol is gone.  No, really, he’s gone.  I mean it.  I’m talking, of course, about the monument of him that stood in Union Square in Manhattan […]

The Day I Went from Cheapskate to ‘Succeed at Any Cost’

It was raining the day I arrived in New York City.  It was a cold rain on Friday, May 1, 1998.  And I wondered if the inclement weather was an omen, a sign of things to come. I stepped out of La Guardia airport into the cold drizzle and hailed a cab.  It took about […]

Why Artists Must Stay Out of the Commodity Business

Is your art business really a commodity business?  Is what you are packaging and selling just like ten-thousand other online art stores? The worst thing an art business can do is be just like everyone else. And the worst reason your customer can have for buying your product is that it’s the cheapest. Live by […]

Can You Do Me a Favor?

Can you do me a favor? Can you take a moment to fill out the poll below.  I’m interested in knowing what kind of webinar you be most interested in attending.  I will use the results from this poll to design a webinar series tailored just for you. Pick the 2 choices that most interest […]

When An Artist Should Fire Her Clients

As an artist, do you know when it’s time to fire your clients? Do you know when it’s time to throw in the towel on cheap customers and bad clients? Have you gotten the wrong message about how to properly build your art business? Do you think you need to  ‘Prove to your customer that […]

The Artist Who Loved to Help Too Much

An artist friend I’ve known a very long time lives in Brooklyn.  We met at the Art Students’ League when I first moved to NYC in 1998. She makes some awesome figurative paintings and portraits. I’ve known her so long, and rubbed shoulders with her so many times, I was tempted to assume she “knows […]