artnet News | Henri Neuendorf:
At a party I recently attended—after a New York gallery opening—I met a successful young painter, represented by a prominent Chelsea gallery, who shared an interesting insight into the characteristics that make artists successful.
Every artist has different ambitions, he told me. He then split artists’ motivations into four broad categories: financial success, the desire to socialize, the compulsion to create, and the freedom that the artist’s lifestyle affords. The most successful artists, he argued, are motivated by all four aspirations… Read more
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