File spoon-archives/avant-garde.archive/avant-garde_1998/avant-garde.9807, message 32

Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 17:16:14 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: publish and perish

Give even one example of a long-term, recognized, professional artist who
is *not* market-driven, in some sense of the term... 


On Tue, 21 Jul 1998, Ostrow/Kaneda wrote:

> >"...the most fascinating thing is that in thirty years of publishing, none
> >of the artists we have published have survived. This is why I believe that
> >great artists are short-lived. The maximum period of currency for an
> >artwork, an idea of art, is a decade. Mediocre artists, on the other hand,
> >continue apace for years."
> >
> >-- Giancarlo Politi/Flash Art 1998
> >
> Have you looked at this magazine -- talk about devoted to the market and
> its whimmms -- Market art is short lived -- but you have to admitt
> Giancarlo Politi sure knows hao to turn defeat and irrelevence into the
> rhetoric of victory

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