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We Went to Philly Part 1: Vox Populi

by Michael Anthony Farley Whitney Kimball on June 21, 2016
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Michael: I like this collection of small shows because it’s like a survey of what’s hot on the NADA circuit without being as polished or obnoxiously-soul-less as an art fair. (How sad is it that art fairs now feel like the default art-viewing point of reference?) Houseplants! Oversized clothes! Cartoonish vaginas! These are all trends we’ve talked about before, and they’re all trends I’m 100% on board with.
Whitney: I think it’s safe to say by now that plants are no longer a trend; they are a medium (except for potted palms).

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Getting Paid: How They Do it In New York

by Paddy Johnson on March 15, 2011
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I’ve spent the last two years listening to my father (and accountant) tell me I needed to “diversify my revenue sources”. That’s always sounded a little too close to “get another job” for my liking, but in truth that’s what I’ve been doing for the last two years. I write the same amount, but I speak at more schools, I run more fundraisers, and sell more advertising than I have before.

This all came up when I spoke to Ania Szremski at Fmagazine this month, a writer who wants to know what publishing models could be reproduced in Chicago. I don’t recommend anyone try to do what I do — it isn’t easy financially, and the work load can be intense — but according the article only Bad at Sports is so foolish anyway.

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