Monday, January 26, 2009

Reading: What if your art falls apart after bought?

This article struck a nerve with me as a past museum preparator and current hanger of art. I rarely feel bold enough to ask artists what they think about the potential longevity of their pieces made of materials from found rubber to odd mixtures of laquers. This article asks the question in terms of buyers... what do artists owe the buyer of their work? Is it "as is" forever?

No doubt many studio art programs do not focus on materials any more, unlike classical education that emphasized archival and preparation. But... do you think about it? Whether your work will last?

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