Daily Paint Works Challenge: Outdoors, in the heat, 3 colors + white, 3 brushes (okay, maybe 4), one hour. Around the corner on the streets of LA– a quiet street. One guy came over to look. Turns out he was the owner of the yard. Said I’d inspired him to take better care of his roses.
Kesha Bruce is an artist I met in a marketing class several years ago. She has gone on to come up with some innovative ways of marketing art–her own and others. She has a show, 6 x 6, coming up that incorporates some of these ideas. The following is an interview where I ask her a bit about the show and its evolution.
1. How specifically did you come up with the idea for 6 x 6? And how were the other artists selected?
6×6 came about when my Baang and Burne co-director, Charlie Grosso, and I started asking the question: What if there were no more art galleries? The answer we immediately came up with was that if there were no more art galleries, artists would have to take complete control over their careers and the marketing and sales of their work. We both see that as a great freeing opportunity rather than a burden.