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"This book is a godsend...it should be required reading in fine arts curricula." -- Santa Fe New Mexican
"I'll bet this powerful little paperback finds a permanent home on the list of best business books for artists.... The contract, invoice and inventory templates alone are worth the cover price." -- The Artist's Magazine
"Together [the authors] make for a powerful combo, offering both extensive knowledge of the gallery system and the ins and outs of art law, for some well-founded tips on how to succeed in the art world...it's the perfect gift for anyone working in a creative field." -- CoolHunting.com
"This book is filled with the kind of nuts-and-bolts business advice every artist needs to read." -- ArtBistro.com
"Bhandari and Melber, both Brown University graduates, have drawn on their own experiences and interviews with 100 curators, dealers, and other arts professionals to offer advice on everything from preparing artwork for shipping to coping with rejection." -- Boston Globe
"Emerging curators, along with established curators who work with living artists, would do well to read it, as would art dealers and workers at nonprofit spaces or organizations.... One unique aspect of the book is the quotes in the margin -- from high-profile artists and well-known professionals who've been around the block. Shamim Momin from the Whitney Museum and Peter Eleey of the Walker Art Center talk about how they meet new artists and visit their studios, and Seattle gallerist James Harris underscores the importance artists' websites have when he looks for new work to show." -- College Art Association News
"...even those who have no interest in the art world may find Art/Work of use. Their instructions on how to pack objects for example, are so thorough, only the most dexterously challenged will find difficulty executing them. What's more, should this book reach the majority of working artists today, the quality of gallery staff life would improve by a level of magnitude..." -- Paddy Johnson for The L Magazine
Heather Darcy Bhandari is a director of Mixed Greens Gallery in New York City. She has curated over 40 exhibitions at Mixed Greens while managing and advising a roster of nearly two-dozen artists. She also regularly curates independent shows. Heather lectures at career-development programs at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Rhode Island School of Design, Georgia State University and Hunter College. Jonathan Melber is a litigator at a prominent arts-and-entertainment law firm. He represents artists, galleries and collectors, as well as a host of creative individuals and companies in the entertainment world.See all Editorial Reviews
This book was used as a textbook for a 'business for artists' class that I took. The other text used was Jackie Battenfield's The Artist's Guide. I found both books informative. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Michele Hogan
This book was recommended to me during my final year of art school and it had the best advice! I will definitely refer back to this book over the next several years. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brooke
Very informative. Great guide for those looking to navigate through the gallery scene and get organized with their art.Published 1 month ago by Joshua Rainer