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Etiquette for Artful Living

DEAR BABS: If an artist wants to make a work of art, say put something up in public, or appropriate an image, or orchestrate a…
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Just One Word: PLASTICS DEAR BABS: I am really feeling the lack of creativity in my current occupation as a therapy/social worker, and am seeking…
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WHITE MALES NEED NOT APPLY Dear Babs, I am a Latina lesbian. My friend is a straight white male. What are the chances that either…
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ASK BABS: ETIQUETTE FOR ARTFUL LIVING

ASK BABS: ETIQUETTE FOR ARTFUL LIVING

Young Collector

Dear Babs, Although I’ve long been an admirer of art, it occurred to me only recently, now that I have a meager disposable income, that…
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FREE FOR NOTHING DEAR BABS: I am writing to you because I’m outraged at the $25 ticket price for the Jasper Johns show currently at…
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CHOOSE ME DEAR BABS: How do I get a studio visit with the curators of Made in L.A. [The Hammer Museum biennial]? None of my…
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Piero Manzoni, Artist’s Shit (Merda d’artista), 1961.

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DIFFICULT SUBJECT MATTER DEAR BABS: In my art practice, I gravitate toward using ephemeral media and creating installations. Sometimes my work deals with “difficult” subject…
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THE DECEPTION OF THE RECEPTION

Dear Babs, I like Artillery because there is a variety of art and articles. Most recently I was shocked (kind of) like you when Anonymous,…
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I GET NO KICK FROM CHAMPAGNE Dear Babs, Recently I was invited to a private art preview and cocktail party, co-hosted by a prestigious Los…
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SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO Dear Babs, I’m thinking about leaving the U.S. and moving to Berlin because this country is about to…
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HOW MANY TIMES? PAINTING IS NOT DEADDear Babs, I’ve been noticing more and more galleries focusing on figurative paintings. As a painter myself who has…
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SOLD! (NOT!)Dear Babs, In my art practice, I gravitate toward using ephemeral media and creating installations. Sometimes my work deals with “difficult” subject matter. Do…
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UNDEREXPOSED Dear Babs, I’m a 16-year-old artist currently living in Austin and I was wondering are there any opportunities to showcase my art? I truly…
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A DAY AT THE MUSEUMDear Babs, I would like to know if the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has turned into an elitist institution…
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Is it a gallery or a museum? It's all so confusing!

BIGGER IS BETTERDear Babs, I went to the inaugural opening of Hauser Wirth & Schimmel here in Los Angeles. Seeing the sheer magnitude of the…
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OLDIE BUT NOT GOODIEDear Babs, Why are gallerists and curators so obsessed with seeing artists’ very newest works? I like some of the work I’ve…
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