Wednesday, January 11, 2006

A Few Quick Pointers

Too much to get done today (had a collector say he was talking bad about me all day yesterday because he hadn't received his painting art karma clearly needs the sort of polish only a bit of elbow grease and nose to the grind stone can give it) I'm gonna re-direct y'all to this excellent post and budding dialog over on On the Cusp about artists and overexposure...

Jeff on Portland Art links to this brilliant it a parody?

And Oliver's Mom apparently sent him these brilliant wait...nevermind...


Blogger James W. Bailey said...

Dear Edward,

I love the art curator parody, man!

The writer left out a couple of the most important thrill rides of being a modern day curator with a major multi-billion dollar endowed institution:

You'll enjoy the benefits of interest free non-recourse loans from wealthy art collectors that sit on your board of directors that can be used to subsidize the purchase of your new apartment in Paris, as well being used to fund covert overseas travel to acquire stolen priceless antiquities for the permanent collection of your institution.

And does the modern day art curator really get to travel overseas?! You bet they do! After stealing the antiquities and having your board of directors rat you out, you'll be flown first class under armed escort to Italy to stand trial in a quaint villa court located in beautiful Florence.

And does the modern day curator enjoy fame and a high profile?! Absolutely! The details of your sordid affairs will be painfully deconstructed daily in the pages of the Los Angeles Times and on Tyler Green's Modern Art Notes.


1/11/2006 11:05:00 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

Not a parody. Reminds me of an idea I had for a series of seminars:

How to make a living selling baseless advice and guesswork to desperate artists.

It is a growing field.

1/11/2006 03:17:00 PM  
Blogger Gary Farber said...

You would never, of course, expect me to not point out that an ellipsis is three dots, and when we end a sentence, the period is what we end it with, making for four dots, as necessary.

I am always there with the most important point. I only do it for the wuv, and because I care.

Ellipses are wonderful tools, but not in the hands of the lazy.

My costume as Anti-Ellipses-Abuse-Man is damn awesome.

Or would be, if anyone ever made one for me. Mind the fit, and my fatness.

My ally, Anti-Comma-Splice-Man, is also very handsome, by the way. Together, we fight crime!

1/11/2006 03:32:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

Pray to St. Jude, if you like, Gary...

it ain't gonna help.

Bambino doesn't call me "donkey" for nothing..., well, there may be two reasons, but this is a family blog.

love that "they fight crime" site!

1/11/2006 03:40:00 PM  
Blogger Gary Farber said...

I always try to link to the one that Andy Wheeler wrote the words for, since it was his idea, and we used to work together, back in the day he was Ellen Asher's assistant at the SF Book Club, and I freelanced for them (though long before Ellen hired Andy, but I digress, as ever.)

He should only get a royalty for each new tv show.

1/11/2006 03:47:00 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Since the ellipsis represents missing material the period is not necessary, 'cause its missing

Blog and discussion text is 'conversational,' normal rules do not apply, unless your goal is to sidetrack the conversation . . .

1/11/2006 05:24:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

Gary's been on me about my use of ellipses for years now's one of many hopeless crusades he wages against we sinners who blog...

He's one of the brightest minds in the political blogosphere though, so I forgive him his pet peeve.

1/11/2006 05:33:00 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

Dear Ed,
I wanted to thank you for your kind words about the article I wrote concerning artist overexposure at 'on the cusp'. It is good to see that this is by far an issue that extends beyond our art community in Indianapolis. And thanks for linking to us, you have single handedly increased our readership for the day by more than 400%. I have been reading your sight on a daily basis since June and continue to find great insight and advice from you and your readers dialoge. Keep up the great work.

1/11/2006 11:25:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

You're totally welcome, Scott. I was very impressed with your post and follow-up comments...been lurking for a while at your site... please keep up the great work there as well.

1/12/2006 06:55:00 AM  

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