If you want to play with the big girls and boys, you have to be able to articulate what your art is about.
I’ve been hounding you about this for years, but you don’t have to believe me. Just watch the first episode of Work of Art: The Next Great Artist. [BravoTV, Wednesday nights]
The judges didn’t like the response they got from Amanda. She couldn’t explain–to their satisfaction–why her “portrait” of Jaime Lynn looked like falling leaves. Bye-bye, Amanda.
I admit that chances are slim you’ll ever have to account for your art in front of Simon de Pury, Jerry Saltz, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, China Chow, and Bill Powers. That’s not my point.
My point is that curators, gallerists, and critics will ask hard questions. They expect answers, so you need to be prepared to respond.
PS If you missed the first episode of Work of Art, you can watch it on Hulu.