Year: 2005



The Business of Art: A Conversation with Dave Barton

Performance photo of Boy Gets Girl (2005). (Photo: Jay Michael Fraley) In a telling excerpt from a 1997 article on Rude Guerrilla Theater Company’s first production, In the House of the Lord, a slightly overwhelmed reviewer concludes that the play “oversteps the boundaries of good taste and is in truth a BLOOD BATH.” The play was written by Dave Barton,…

The Business of Art: A Conversation with Allison Smith

Allison Smith’s The Muster Without much doubt, Allison Smith’s The Muster is one of the most evocative, earnest, and ambitious public art projects to emerge over the last two years. According to the artist and self-appointed “Mustering Officer,” The Muster is a polyphonic marshaling of voices—a gathering of the troops in her artistic, intellectual, activist, and queer communities—generated by the…

The Business of Art: What Happens When the Bubble Bursts?

Collectors at the Armory Show (2005). Photo: Nick Stillman Although the US economy has remained stagnant throughout the last several years, the market for contemporary art is booming. What accounts for this upturn, and will the art market crash like the dot-com stocks did in 2000? Even the best professionals find it impossible to time the market. George…

The Business of Art: Career Self-Assessment and Setting Goals

You are not alone! No matter which discipline you work in, you will find comfort in knowing that many artists face the same challenges. These include being able to define their vision, evaluate their career, and set and achieve goals. Your career can often challenge you in relation to where you are presently, where you…