Thursday, March 4, 2010

Gives me goosebumps.

Here's a portion from a book I just read, written Alex Grey, and it's something that carries so much truth and will stay with me forever: " There are many other levels of success. Money and fame come to mind. If you are a serious artist and you are aware of the art marketplace and the art game as defined in art magazines, you can respond to contemporary art history and make objects that grow out of the art-historical imperative. You associate with people who know what is hip. Your tinker with your art objects until you get a positive response from a gallery owner. Sometimes these efforts at salable commodities work for a while, but if you are only taking your cues from the art marketplace and magazines, newer fashions will soon replace your once-fashionable objects. Many people spend a lot of time trying to maintain hipness and art-critical relevancy. This game can produce much hollow art.

Music by Kenji Williams

Alex's Grey thoughts about peace

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