Tips for Becoming a Successful Artist

(Artist Tom Sachs in his studio)

A few favorites:

  • Pay attention to the world and people around you.  You’ll need those observations.
  • Spend a lot of time with and around other artists. Talk. Drink with them. Go to openings with them.
  • Accept that you are not Picasso. You are almost certainly not a genius, as there are fewer than one of these per generation. Make up for it by working your ass off.
  • Do not wait for a dealer or curator or collector to give you a place to show. Especially these days. Get together with your peers and make it happen.
  • Until you’re so rich and famous that you can check out, you have to live in a community with an art scene, and you have to be a part of it.


Read the rest of Christina Rees'(former owner of Road Agent Gallery in Texas) tips here. ♥

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