Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Weekly Skirt Report - When Your Slip Is Showing

Brick Wall or Styrofoam?

So last week I got to talking about Andy Warhol and I stated that he must've been onto to something with his quote: and he was: there was more to it: "An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have - the part left out was: but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them."

SO that's the question is good to give away or swap or just wait til it sells. SO now what did he mean. Do we give away when it's just been dusted? Do we give it away because it's your LEAST like piece? Or do you let them pick. Well see what kind of fire we can kick up...

I see what Andy is saying here as we have a need for validation of praise. Even if it's bad. We can take it. And sometimes there's times that I want - would INVITE folks to say I hate it or It's bad, or it sucks. I really would. Of course they'd have to MEAN IT. We need something to carry on we are humans even if we claim we don't. But is that important? It's such a brouhaha in our selves... such an inner fight.

So when someone says I don't really need your painting does that mean, I don't like it? Or does it mean they want it for free. Wel your time and materials are for free. And that's when the emotion needs to stop. It's not business. So, how do you do it?

This brings up the question of well if reverse the situation. Would they like to do something they do for free? I don't know like a surgery ... prolly not. So here's something I stumbleupon: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2dDWtT/artbistro.monster.com/benefits/articles/11972-7-ways-to-get-your-target-gallery-to-represent-you

And I think it's a way to think outside of the box.


  1. When things have been gathering dust for too long, I either discount them or I will put them in a charity auction. A charity auction benefits both of us - they get artwork, I get rid of pieces, publicity and sometimes even a tax deduction.

  2. that's a good idea robin. I am curious to know your idea on andy's quote. he was sparse in his thinking but deep in content.