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10 Questions with... Art Dealer Niall Fairhead Post

Each month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with the art dealer Niall Fairhead ...Born in: “Happy Hampstead” a child of the “50’sLives in: Downtown Golders GreenProfession: 25 years buying and selling works of artCareer Ambition: To continue to enjoy being a successful art dealerLife Ambition: A happy home life, a successful ...

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The art world - a champagne lifestyle...? Post

I can only imagine the number of full time artists and gallerists who have received the following response when they tell non-art world people their chosen career path: “You must enjoy a wonderful lifestyle.” In my case, I can’t count the number of times that others have made such a remark, which normally includes at least one reference to champagne.When ...

Sunday blog - The art world in bite-sized stories 2609 views
"You shouldn't buy that" can be a powerful selling tactic Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) My art business was in its formative days and I hadn’t yet moved into my own space. The pop-up exhibition presenting works by five artists was in its last days, and a potential collector and his wife were dithering about a painting.On the opening night, they were really taken by a ...

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Eggsactly the right time to think BIG and review your year plan - an Easter eggxercise Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)This year, Easter has come early. It is perfect timing as we are exactly 3 months into the year, which rings a bell…I wrote a piece on 16th December called ‘New Year’s resolutions come in January… Here’s something to do now’. I asked you to identify 3 things that had been achieved in ...

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Creating extra time you didn't know you had... Starting with a double decker bus Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Like many individuals in the creative industries, I juggle projects all the time. Professional artists manage their studio practice, residencies, teaching, and an assortment of ad hoc activities such as bespoke commissions and judging prizes, all on an ongoing basis. One artist I know has no less than eight active roles listed ...

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10 Questions with... artist Tina Mammoser Post

Each month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with the artist Tina Mammoser... Born in: ChicagoLives in: LondonProfession: Painter, since 1999Career Ambition: To have work in Tate BritainLife ambition: To be able to paint and study until the end Q1. Describe your practice/profession with 5 wordsColourful | Evolving | Empowering | Stimulating ...

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Visualise, verbalise and be open to opportunities - the story of a random taxi journey Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)This is a story of serendipity, and underlines the importance of how you can create your own luck. It might be that you want to find a gallery, or maybe you are looking for your next art commission. The story unfolded over the past few weeks, and I am glad to be ...

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You needn't take every opinion on your art to heart Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Not long ago, I was contacted by an artist who lives along the Ionian Sea. He produces bold, fluid paintings of fish on wood and canvas. He has been active for many years and was offered an exhibition in an art café along a seaside full of tourists. The tourist audience has ...

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Why I choose to work with associates every time Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Two members of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD) were holding an exhibition together. As Founder of the organisation, I attended the private view to show my support of their joint endeavour. Little did I suspect that the show would present a sales opportunity. I had been looking for an original ...

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Always have a Plan B (you can't easily manage an art fair from hospital) Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)My first foray into exhibiting at an art fair was not just an induction by fire, it was an invaluable lesson that can be applied to all art events. In a few words it is: have a Plan B.Sounds simple, right? It is not. It’s a real challenge for small art enterprises ...

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