As long both parties trust each other and try to make the effort to communicate.
Currently negotiating the finance sector to add more funds into private art galleries and art fairs.
So far so good. Looks like this sector will still remain strong in Scotland especially Glasgow.
These days, I get asked by so many people on my PR and media publicity. The common question I get is how do I get it?
To be frankly honest, there is no answer to this. I have always been lucky to produce art work that interests the media. For example the Plague Doctors paintings were something that the media or public has never seen. As it was unusual, it went viral through the media, social networking, internet- basically every where.
So how do I get the media involved? Well simple answer to this is that I call them. I just rang them up and told them. That’s it.
The whole point, however, is not just make the work and try to get publicity for it. It’s about having a strong belief in your work and that it touches people in both an emotionally and intellectually. If you can capture the attention and imagination of the public, the media then follows suit.
So an artist doesn’t own his PR. The public does.
And all of them more or less at the same time!
Social networking media is such a wonderful thing especially Facebook. Recently caught wind of someone bitching about me.
Unfortunately the silly bi**ch forgot to set her profile to restricted. In fact she doesn’t know I can see everything.
The fun I can have now.
However easy prey for me to humiliate.
Anyone who thinks it’s quality Chinese cuisine should get severly bitch slapped upside on the back of the head!
I was out with some friends for a few drinks and I had the unfortunate pleasure of being spoke to by another artist who was drunk…..severly.
He came up to me and asked me who are the corporate sponsors to my exhibition. As he was drunk and known to be bitter against others’ good fortunes I decided to test his knowledge on art history.
So the answer to his question was that it was the Medici, a private Italian family bank (please note that the Medici ceased in the 1700s), who were sponsoring my exhibition.
This artist’s reaction was “What the fuck? You fucking idiot. Wtf are you working with them for? All Italians are corrupt!”
My response to his statement? “You are a dumb ass. Please go away.”