an economy without women

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Just saw an article in the Brooklyn Rail referencing the continuing scarcity of women in art exhibitions, galleries, museums, collections, major textbooks, etc. And I quote: The current statistics of gallery shows have remained¬†around 20 percent women to 80 percent…

C.C. (2): an economic biography

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Summary: C.C. was financially supported by her family and had some short-lived commercial success in mid life; a few years later she was committed to a mental hospital where she spent the remainder of her life. 1864: is born in…

A.S.: an economic biography

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Summary: A.S. was born into a socially well-connected middle-class family, married into money, and earned substantial sums from his own work but so mismanaged his financial affairs that he died in modest circumstances. age 0: is born to a middle-class…

Bruce for Bruce

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The anonymous collective that calls itself the Bruce High Quality Foundation gest some things right: using anonymity to shut down biography-based narrative (taking a leaf out of the Guerrilla Girls playbook) and trying things that aren’t readily fundable anywhere within…

the brutal work of rejection

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The artist Christine Wong Yap, on her R+D blog, has been performing a valuable public service to artists by tracking the precise odds of winning various kinds of art competitions, including grants, fellowships, residencies, awards, and festival entries. She has…