Art/Work - Revised & Updated : Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career

Description

The definitive, must-have guide to pursuing an art career-the fully revised and updated edition of Art/Work, now in its fourteenth printing, shares the tools artists of all levels need to make it in this highly competitive field. Originally published in 2009, Art/Work was the first practical guide to address how artists can navigate the crucial business and legal aspects of a fine art career. But the rules have changed since then, due to the proliferation of social media, increasing sophistication of online platforms, and ever more affordable digital technology. Artists have never had to work so hard to distinguish themselves-including by making savvy decisions and forging their own paths. Now Heather Bhandari, with over fifteen years of experience as a director of the popular Chelsea gallery Mixed Greens, and Jonathan Melber, a former arts/entertainment lawyer and director of an art e-commerce startup, advise a new generation of artists on how to make it in the art world. In this revised and updated edition, Bhandari and Melber show artists how to tackle a host of new challenges. How do you diversify income streams to sustain a healthy art practice? How can you find an alternative to the gallery system? How do you review a license agreement? What are digital marketing best practices? Also included are new quotes from over thirty arts professionals, updated commission legal templates, organizational tips, tax information, and advice for artists who don't make objects. An important resource for gallerists, dealers, art consultants, artist-oriented organizations, and artists alike, Art/Work is the resource that all creative entrepreneurs in the art world turn to for advice.

Details

Author(s)
Heather Darcy Bhandari, Jonathan Melber
Format
Paperback | 400 pages
Dimensions
187 x 235 x 23mm | 630g
Publication date
19 Oct 2017
Publisher
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Imprint
The Free Press
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition statement
Revised, Updated
Illustrations note
b&w images thru-out;
ISBN10
1501146165
ISBN13
9781501146169
Bestsellers rank
127,235