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It takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

originally written November 1, 2012

I feel that my post are getting shorter and shorter. I think that is mostly due to the fact that the notch is being turned up on our Collection Projects. I’m really starting to feel the stress and pressure of trying to take on this mammoth sized project my myself (this is why galleries have teams).

Anyway we had a field trip today. We went to the headquarters of the national art journal Art Papers. Saskia Benjamin, Editor-in-Chief of Art Papers, was kind enough to sit down and talk with us for about an hour. She discussed her duties as Editor-in-Chief, how she got to be where she is today, other places she worked before, and what she majored in college (you know the usual answer to the usual question) just to name a few. However, I took this opportunity to ask a professional in the art field such as herself, how to get my food in the door.

Disappointingly she gave me the answer I always get “there is not one right way to get there.” I wish that there was a more straight forward way to being successful in the art world. It would make getting from point A to B much easier.

Prehaps the most interesting thing to me about the visit was art piece hanging in the office that reads “It takes a nation of millions to hold us back” I don’t know who it is by but for some reason that work has suck with me.


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