The punk label Bluurg Records, run by Dick Lucas, started a YouTube channel with performances, interviews, and more. I am so honored I got to be a part of the Punks Who Paint series. See, it wasn't a phase!
The final straw was when I tried to curate a group show at Artcore in downtown Los Angeles. It was to be me, Tara McPherson, Louie Metz, Staci Lande, and a few others. The woman who ran the gallery didn't want nudity. A downtown Los Angeles gallery, not wanting nudity? The board members tried to reason with her, but it was no use. This was on top of many other conditions she decided to set, like no satire and no sarcasm. That show didn't happen, obviously.
It must have been something I blocked out, or something I just got used to. Maybe I was just trying to be polite or assumed they were dumb so I just kept my mouth shut instead of getting nasty about it? "Your work is great! But you know what you should do..." is something I have heard from a ridiculous number of men with regard to my art-making practices and anything to do with my career. I guess I really did just get used to it. In fact, this was how they made conversation.
I don't normally get public about this kind of thing, but a line really got crossed. If you know me, you know that takes quite a bit of effort. For over a year I had marked this painting as sold. I'd only exhibited it once before at the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University. "Prada… Continue reading Why I Fired A Would-Be Collector
Just finished reading this piece of poo from Phil Desind via Steve Doherty's blog about 8 ways to sell art. Okay, I do agree with 6 - 8, but come on now, if people want your work they will buy it. Just because one person doesn't like it, won't mean another won't dig it. If… Continue reading 8 Ways to Whore Your Art to Morons