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“How The Art World Works” is an inquiry into the logistics, values, ethics, expectations and operations of how an artist “makes it” in the art world. Unmarred by academic impetus and vocabulary, your hosts Karen Atkinson and Megan Flanders condense experiences commercial, academic and otherwise from their special guests, cut the sludge and get straight to the point: Can someone please tell us how the art world works?

How The Art World Works Karen Atkinson & Megan Flanders

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

“How The Art World Works” is an inquiry into the logistics, values, ethics, expectations and operations of how an artist “makes it” in the art world. Unmarred by academic impetus and vocabulary, your hosts Karen Atkinson and Megan Flanders condense experiences commercial, academic and otherwise from their special guests, cut the sludge and get straight to the point: Can someone please tell us how the art world works?

    Artist Nayland Blake

    Artist Nayland Blake

    Karen scheduled a “secret guest” to swing by our place and introduce themselves while we were in NYC earlier this year. This week’s guest is a “blue chip gallery artist” and a real-ass homie. They’re being honored with a retrospective at the ICA-LA opening September 29th, 2019 called “No Wrong Holes: Thirty Years of Nayland Blake”.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Artist Dominique Moody

    Artist Dominique Moody

    We kick off season two with our very dear friend Dominique Moody as she invites Karen and Megan into her home-slash-art on this remote-location episode. Learn about Dominique’s work and check out the next location of the NOMAD at: www.dominiquemoody.com

    Our music is brought to us by Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra, you can check him out on spotify, pandora, and the internet at large. Thanks, Shawn.

    This week’s sponsor is the multi-talented folks over at GELLI Arts: www.gelliarts.com

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Art Critic Charles Desmarais

    Art Critic Charles Desmarais

    Megan and Karen took a trip up to SF to catch up with Charles Desmarais (@Artguy1) and see what’s good at the San Francisco Chronicle.

    • 50 min
    Artist Jay De Feo

    Artist Jay De Feo

    Thanks to The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution for their permission to use the artist’s audio. Thanks to the Jay De Feo Foundation (http://www.jaydefeo.org/) and the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art (http://www.dirosaart.org/) Thanks also to Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra for our music (https://www.shawnlee.net/). Cites:Oral history interview with Jay DeFeo, 1975 June 3-1976January 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

    Minisode Jay De Feo

    Minisode Jay De Feo

    A very special thank you to the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution for allowing us to use the audio of wonderful artist Jay De Feo. While you’re waiting for this week’s full episode, please enjoy this short story Jay shared during her oral history interviews now preserved at the Archives. She was working 3 sucky jobs and getting nowhere, that’s all you need to know to jump in to her wonderful story.

    • 5 min
    Supplier and Artist Activist: Mark Golden of Golden Artist Colors

    Supplier and Artist Activist: Mark Golden of Golden Artist Colors

    Mark Golden sits down with our favorite duo to explain how he's not a made-up marketing figure like the paper towel guy.

    • 45 min

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19 Ratings

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