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Old 03-23-2007, 05:35 PM
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Re: Gilbert and George - Art as suicide

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Originally Posted by Cantab
... makes me wonder why you aren't doing well.
That's the thing. I sell well and for relatively high prices but what drives me now is a desire to engage greater and more serious content. This folly has lead me to spend ever greater sums on projects and burden my dreams with difficult and complex ideas.

None of this has made me happier, indeed it is the reverse.

The overwhelming indifference of an artworld that increasingly looks like disneyland, and a public who largely fails to pack it's brain when travelling to an exhibition, has made me reassess my motives.

The long hours and isolation that makes for the great art of ones own hand comes at a high cost. A cost not only to your pocket.
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