Barbara Rosenthal/A Crack in the Sidewalk

A Crack In The Sidewalk/Barbara Rosenthal

DAMAGED EGOS, ILLUSIONS and ARTWORKS:
Consignments, Drop Offs, Pick Ups, Presentations and Studio Visits: The artist/columnist offers valuable advice from years of experience on what to expect — and watch out for — while dealing with and showing work to galleries and museums.

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TAX TIPS FOR STARVING ARTISTS/Barbara Rosenthal

    TAX TIPS FOR STARVING ARTISTS: Relax and Have Fun Claiming Your Loss   by Barbara Rosenthal Contributing Columnist May 1, 2019, NYC -- n the three audits I’ve had since I began filing my...

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Barbara Rosenthal/A Crack in the Sidewalk

  FLYING HIGH, LYING LOW: The Ups and Downs of an International Art Career   by Barbara Rosenthal Contributing Columnist Northern Hemisphere, March-April, 2019 March 1, 2019, BERLIN -- Whew! I am typing the first draft of this on Feb 10 while ingesting only...

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A Crack in the Sidewalk/Barbara Rosenthal

A Crack in the Sidewalk/Barbara Rosenthal

Happy New Year! Don’t worry. I’m not going to write about the coming apocalypse. What is occasioning this month’s column is a recent email from Ripley Whiteside, a wonderful studio assistant I had last year, who left for a full-time job but offered to continue helping via the net. I have been putting off hiring his replacement because I knew I’d be away on tour soon, and didn’t want to cause a gap in a new-hire’s employment. But beyond that civic concern, internally, the requirements of my multiple projects have been growing so complex that just doing it all myself trumped the dread of explaining and overseeing, at least until I get back (more later). That led to thinking about the nature of the job itself and also to doing a little research in my Archives.

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Barbara Rosenthal/A Crack in the Sidewalk

Barbara Rosenthal/A Crack in the Sidewalk

For this month’s column, I’ll quote three people, Beatrice S. Madregiore, Linda Montano and Lawrence Weiner. All are artists but none are any I’ve conversed with lately, as inspired my last few columns, and the first person isn’t even real. Beatrice Stregasanta Madregiore, the artist character in my novel Wish for Amnesia, thinks “Nirvana” when something startling happens on pg. 219: “She stood still, eager to savor and monitor her first impressions and reactions…. Thus she could position her psyche aloof, blank enough to register as consciously as possible the sense of each sensation by itself…. In that way its natively abstract, descriptive power would flow through her nervous system directly into her creative subconscious. Nirvana, crossed the artist’s mind.”

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Barbara Rosenthal/A Crack in the Sidewalk

Barbara Rosenthal/A Crack in the Sidewalk

    *** Roles, Ideals and Job Descriptions: The Artist; The Viewer; The Naif; The Collector; The Curator; The Critic; The Art Dealer   by Barbara Rosenthal Contributing Columnist NYC, May 1, 2018 [dropcap style="font-size: 46px;...

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Barbara Rosenthal/A Crack in the Sidewalk

Barbara Rosenthal/A Crack in the Sidewalk

    The Production of Meaning in Art Fabrication: What Are You Doing? Do You Know? When? Before or After?   by Barbara Rosenthal Contributing Columnist — NYC, March 1, 2018. Which comes first? It’s not the same for every artist. And maybe it isn’t the...

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Barbara Rosenthal/A Crack in the Sidewalk

Barbara Rosenthal/A Crack in the Sidewalk

    Is There a Universal Esthetic? Naifs, Innocence, Education, Esthetics   by Barbara Rosenthal Contributing Columnist NYC, Jan 1, 2018. It all comes down to the same question every time, doesn’t it? No matter where we start, even in the middle here...

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Barbara Rosenthal/A Crack in the Sidewalk

Barbara Rosenthal/A Crack in the Sidewalk

  A Crack in the Sidewalk: Journaling   by Barbara Rosenthal — NYC, Nov. 1, 2017. Welcome back again to this monthly column. Looks like the way it began last month is the way it will go every month. That particular incidents will trigger the topics, some of...

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Barbara Rosenthal/A Crack in the Sidewalk

Barbara Rosenthal/A Crack in the Sidewalk

  A Crack in the Sidewalk Barbara Rosenthal   — NYC, Sept 1, 2017. My monthly column A Crack in the Sidewalk is by this first sentence here now, back upon the Earth. Greetings, dear readers! The column logo is what it looked like when it first launched, in...

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