Why Artists Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Turning a Profit

Why Artists Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Turning a Profit

Talk to any artist, and they’ll likely say they’re motivated by passion—not money. In fact, there’s almost an aversion to money within the art community, as if it’s somehow “dirty” or tainted. But it’s this very stigma that holds many would-be professional artists...
De Wain Valentine at David Zwirner

De Wain Valentine at David Zwirner

De Wain Valentine was in junior high after World War II, a fact that would mean little for the world at large except for an odd little domino of events: post-war, the defense industries were forced to scale back by lack of demand. A defense contractor in Fort Collins,...
Coming Soon: Ernest Hemingway at the Morgan Library

Coming Soon: Ernest Hemingway at the Morgan Library

Ernest Hemingway is a name to conjure with. It is not overstating things to say that his writing, both as a novelist and a journalist, defined the first half of the Twentieth Century. His stylistic contributions are still influencing writers today – writers either...
The Restful Sameness of Niele Toroni

The Restful Sameness of Niele Toroni

There is a restful sameness to all of Niele Toroni’s work, all of it in a style he pioneered and named travaux/pientures. Each painting, be it on stark white canvas or old, yellowed newsprint, is a careful study of the nature of paint and surface, almost...
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