artnet news | by Rachel Corbett
What makes some artists more successful than others? Talent, luck, and hard work certainly play a part, but there are other, subtler habits that many of the greats seem to have in common. We asked 11 artists about their work routines and the way they structure their lives to see how these everyday rituals, big and small, make them tick.
George Condo, Liza Lou, and other artists tell us the everyday rituals that help them create their best work.
1. Live in Airplane Mode
2. Pretend You’re “Out of Office”
3. Embrace Background Noise
4. Follow the News—Even When It’s Bad
5. Do Your Admin in the A.M.
6. Exercise Creatively
7. Be Self-Reliant—and Consistent
8. Stop Making Art
9. Marry the Right Person
10. Read Books—a Lot of Them
11. Embrace Odd Hours
12. Trust Your Instincts
Image | Polly Apfelbaum assembling Mojo Jojo | Pérez Art Museum Miami, 2013. | © PAMM.