Sure this book has its place. It's a place which strikes me as largely academic. It might be valuable as a text book for art students planning a life-long career as an artist. For the rest of us, the book might come across as too academic. Or maybe it's just a little redundant. Many comments from various artists were very similar. Here are the things this book will tell you about being a working artist:
- Studio time is important and you have to protect that time.
- Having gallery representation has it's pros and cons.
- You can be a successful artist without having gallery representation.
- But probably, you want gallery representation
- Whether it's teaching, moonlighting at galleries or art moving companies, or being involved with a non-profit organization, you'll probably need to supplement your career as an artist with other paying work.
- Support from family and friends is an important part of being a happy, working artist.