COMMENTARY: It’s Not Who You Know

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“At the Crossroad” by Richard Bledsoe

“It’s very true that an artist who networks well will have better opportunities than one who doesn’t network well. But great networking skills without great art won’t change art history.” – Mark Kostabi

Remodernism does not accept the current philosophy so prevalent in the art world – that who you know is more important than what you do. The establishment has been pushing art that does not rely on skill or vision, because that allows them to favor cronies whose work does not have artistic merit. To join in this dynamic, the only talent that matters is the art of sucking up. Short term success, at best. Artists should understand their role in the mighty continuum of art, and make works that aim for the ages, instead of trying to be in sync with fashionable trends. Artists need to be themselves, working obsessively at their unique visions.

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