Monday, September 15, 2008

Career Longevity

I am reading a lot about artist Kehinde Wiley. This artist is the darling of the art world in New York, I went to the Denver Art Museum two days ago to see an exhibition based on the figure and much to my surprise, there was a Kehinde Wiley painting. It is a big painting. I'd guess 6x8 ft in size. I would also guess the artist is commanding some big bucks for his work. I hope he has a long career, he's just 31 years old. I also hope he's saving some dough. Art careers can flame out when artists gets too successful too soon. I like the slow pace art career. I don't begrudge successful artists, but I do appreciate the ones who are successful and have long careers.

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