Andy Warhol said, “Being good in business is the most fascinating art.”
Read that again – being good in business is the most fascinating art. Hmmmm. Can owning a business be an art form? Definitely. I am thinking of all of the skills I use on a weekly basis – photographic, marketing ads, promotions, managing people, crafting language to discuss art, gallery displays, window displays, accounting, and actively listening to both artists and customers.
I never really liked Andy Warhol’s artwork until I attended a lecture at the Chicago Art Institute. Plus, after learning more about printmaking with Lee Ann Frame, I have a much better appreciation for his techniques. Now, when I look at his huge original, hand-pulled prints, I am amazed at his ability to pull color through a screen. Plus, do it repeatedly. I agree with his statement that being good in business is an art form. For me, it’s a constant dance with me trying to do it gracefully. I work hard to have my staff and our customers believe it is effortless to manage a gallery and our artists. Sometimes, I succeed.
Oh, the goat rodeo. We visited the Cleveland Museum of Art. It’s a lovely facility. The original marble museum was built in 1916. The expansion that created an atrium the size of football field was completed in 2013. I found it interesting that they have bamboo growing there.
One last piece – a Cubist sculpture from 1915:
I hope that you have had a good weekend. Take care, C2