Ding-a-ling! ‘How to Make It in the Art World’

New York Magazine nails it this week with the New Art Rule Book.’  Besides the obvious “Survive” and “Know These 100 People,”  the magazine also throws a few surprises into this 18-rule goodie bag for emerging artists including, “Reject the Market. Embrace the Market,” “Get Born Into it,” “Make Art That’s Difficult to Collect,” and of course it would not be New York Magazine without rules #4 and #6 (“Be Young, Post-Black, and From Chicago” and “Outsource to China“.)

While some of this might be hyperbole, I still think it’s a must-read. I recommend the print version for better graphics, but for those who don’t have time: http://nymag.com/arts/art/rules/


Job Alert – Studio Assistant for Peter Halley

Studio Assistant
Peter Halley Studio
(New York NY)
New York abstract painter Peter Halley seeks studio assistant to work on paintings, help with studio organization, and assist with personal projects.

BFA in Studio Art required, MFA preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with prior work experience.  Candidates should have experience with acrylic paint application, hard-edge painting techniques, and stretching large canvases.  Must be organized, detail-oriented, and able to execute projects within a fast-paced studio environment.  Applicants must posses the necessary stamina to perform prolonged tasks involving a high level of precision. Candidates should also have experience handling works of art, be interested in design and contemporary art, and possess light carpentry skills. Compensation commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send a brief letter of interest with your resume and a link to images of your work, IN THE BODY OF THE EMAIL, not as an attachment, to halleystudio@indexmagazine.com. As the subject heading, please use: Studio Assistant, followed by your name. No phone calls please.


Job Alert – JEFF KOONS seeks a “colorist”

I am not kidding, I found this listing on the NYFA website. It looks like Mr. Koons is looking to hire a “colorist,” whatever that means. I would do it if I could match more than black and white.

See if you meet the requirements, below.

Jeff Koons LLC
New York, NY

Seeking detail-oriented Color Mixer to work full time with leading contemporary artist Jeff Koons in a demanding studio atmosphere. Position will focus on industrial paint mixing and color matching. Experience with automotive paint a plus, but not required. Additional tasks may include intricate masking and surface preparation. Please send resume and work samples to hulkfriends@gmail.com. Please include “Sculpture Painting – Colorist” in subject line.

via NYFA Interactive – New York Foundation for the Arts.