2017 Program in Miami Beach Conversations, Art Basel's talks series, will bring together leading artists, gallerists, collectors, art historians, curators, museum directors and … [Read more...]
Leonardo, Van Gogh and Warhol lead an historic $1.4 billion week at Christie’s Landmark Leonardo crowns stunning $1.4 billion week The breathtaking $450 million sale of … [Read more...]
In Kate Oh Gallery's inaugural solo exhibition, Metropolis, the gallery presents new paintings by Wagner. The exhibition takes its name from the 1920’s German film that presents a … [Read more...]
Sean Kelly congratulates Johan Grimonprez on being awarded the ENSOR Best Documentary 2017 for his film Shadow World. Directed by Grimonprez, the film is based on … [Read more...]
“Will Cotton” at Mary Boone Gallery Will Cotton is back with more from his sugar-coated, escapist fantasy realms, painting models clad in outfits he’s created from commercial … [Read more...]
courtesy of: Art and Law Art Collector David Mugrabi Sues Mana Contemporary for Holding His Collection ‘Hostage’ The Mugrabis want their collection back. Sarah Cascone, … [Read more...]
Web Version Closing Saturday, October 21, 2017 Iran do Espírito Santo … [Read more...]
Studio visit: Alexander Heinrici Andy Warhol’s favourite silkscreen printer reveals the special skills that have led many of the biggest names in post-war American art to seek him … [Read more...]
On view through November 4: Christopher Stott Piero Spadaro Ken Bortolazzo George Billis Gallery is pleased to announce Christopher Stott and his … [Read more...]
Mitchell-Innes & Nash presents conceptual artist Mary Kelly’s inaugural exhibition, The Practical Past, a project-based work that considers the meaning of an era concurrent … [Read more...]
CALDER: HYPERMOBILITY Through Monday, October 23Calder: Hypermobility focuses on the extraordinary breadth of movement and sound in the work of … [Read more...]
New York, NY – In collaboration with Playboy Enterprises, internationally renowned pop artist Burton Morris and Taglialatella Galleries are pleased to present Painting Playboy: … [Read more...]
Sean Kelly is pleased to announce that Kehinde Wiley has been chosen by former President Barack Obama to paint his official portrait for the Smithsonian’s National Portrait … [Read more...]
EFA OPEN STUDIOS 2017 Meet the artists. Witness the process. See where art is created. Thursday, October 19, 6:00 - 10:00 pm (opening night) Friday, October 20, 6:00 - 9:00 … [Read more...]
Meet the artists. Witness the process. See where art is created. Thursday, October 19, 6:00 - 10:00 pm (opening night) Friday, October 20, 6:00 - 9:00 pm Saturday, October 21, … [Read more...]
In 1959, Robert Rauschenberg wrote, “Painting relates to both art and life. Neither can be made. (I try to act in that gap between the two.)” When Rauschenberg launched his career … [Read more...]
CORPORATION AND FISTER WHITEBOX AND CORP CRU PRESENT JANUARY 25 – MARCH 25, 2017 OPENING RECEPTION: JANUARY 25 @ 7 PM Video … [Read more...]
Please join us for the first-ever Creating HOPE fundraiser on Thursday, March 30 at Gary Lichtenstein Editions Gallery in Jersey City.** Enjoy wine and cocktail fare as the … [Read more...]
The Mid-Career Artist:
An artist who has created an independent body of work over a number of years and who has received regional or national recognition through publication or public presentation of his or her work. A Mid-Career Artist has had a significant number of solo exhibitions at significant galleries and museums, located nationally or internationally, rather than locally.
Notice this category says nothing about age of the artist or even a specific number of years in their careers. Look again, because this is very specific. To be considered a mid-career artist, you must have recieved regional or national recognition through “Publication” or “Public Presentation” of your work. What does this mean? The publication part means that you have had significant publications about you and your work, most likely through a major museum or publishing house. Public presentation also indicates museum exhibitions, rather than just commercial galleries. Mid-Career Artists have established a national or international following and exhibit in many different states and countries, rather than in a local or regional area.
The Established Artist:
An artist who is at a mature stage in his or her career and who has created an extensive body of independent work. An established artist has reached an advanced level of achievement by sustaining a nationally or internationally recognized contribution to the discipline.
This type of artist is considered a ‘blue chip’ artist in the market. Their work’s value has been decided through consistent years of sales, and confirmed at auction. This is a catch-22: many artists and artist’s dealers don’t want to risk an auction sale at Christie’s or Sotheby’s because there is a chance the work could decline in value. Rather than putting it up for auction, many artist’s dealers will buy back the work, keeping the value consistent. Many artists remain in the “Mid-Career” category until after their deaths for this reason.