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The Art World Dream: 05/30/07
The Art World Dream isn't a book I would have picked up for myself but it was a bonus book that came with some other books I bought back in 2002. As with many advice books, the main point of the book seems to be: do it the author's way or no way at all. There is no flexibility to the advice and then Rudd goes on to suggest that any artist who feels the need to read his book is probably already a failed artist! What's the point of reading a book if the author assumes the average reader can't cut it in his industry?
According to Rudd there is nothing to be gained financially or emotionally by making it as a small locally known artist. Nor is there any point in being a hobby artist. The only true path to success is through real estate, big shows (in New York, of course) and new technologies.
Comment #1: Thursday, May, 31, 2007 at 08:39:53
Oh Hi!!! I have to get this book, I am surprised by it's tone, I can't tell wherther to laugh or cry! Um, I get the impression the author doesn't even see any value in the pratice of making art whether one makes it to fame or wealth huh?"