We’ve been working on a new project lately, still in beta, that has the working title, “The Art Of The Entrepreneur”.
(It’s related to our ongoing “Office Art” riff, of course…)
Look, I love Modern Art: From Picasso to Matisse, from De Koonig, to Judd, Gorky, Holzer, Haring, Kruger… all these folks are heroes of mine. All these folk made me want to quit my day job and become an artist, at some point.
And yeah, it’s not great art unless it makes you want to change your life, like these guys did to me.
Art is there to magnify and remind us what to love, what to fear, what to hate, what to revere. Remind us who we really are, what really matters.
Allowing ourselves to be reminded- and then to grow accordingly- is one of our most important tasks we’ve been given etc.
I really wish the contemporary art world did this from me more often, but it simply doesn’t.
Every time Art Basel Miami rolls into town (I live just down the street from it), I never come away feeling as inspired as I would’ve liked to. I just feel drained from all the excess.
Which is why some time ago, I decided to keep “The Art World” at arm’s length.
I became an entrepreneur, instead.
And I started making art for other entrepreneurs, instead.
Art based on the experiences of really interesting people, having really interesting ideas and really interesting feelings.
That’s what “The Art Of The Entrepreneur” is all about. We’ll be launching it at the same time as Art Basel Miami, this December. If you’re in town, I hope you’ll check it out. Send us an email if you want to be kept in the loop: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not everybody will get it.
Not everybody will like it.
But that’s probably a good thing.
[AFTERTHOUGHT:] I’m cynical: Contemporary Art- the glamorous parts of it, anyway- has always been the domain of the super-rich. And like anything to do with the super-rich, it has its own secret language. A mystery religion, almost.
I think a lot of people attempt to learn the language of Contemporary Art, in the hope that they can learn the aforementioned secret language, “the secret handshake”, as it were. And then hopefully gain access to their favor as a result. Like I said, I’m cynical. Heh.