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One Great Question to Ask an Artist

David Zwirner Books hosted a panel discussion last night that felt like a master class in dinner-party conversations: If you find yourself clinking cocktail glasses with an artist, what should you ask them?

“Talking about what you make has to be one of the worst things in the world because it’s just a big soup,” painter Joanna Pousette-Dart, one of three New York City–based artists who participated in the panel, said.

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How to Be an Artist, According to Georgia O’Keeffe

“The notion that you can make an artist overnight, that there is nothing but genius, and a dash of temperament in artistic success is a fallacy,” artist Georgia O’Keeffe asserted when she was 40 years old in 1928. The year before, she’d been given her first retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum—an indisputable marker of success. But O’Keeffe, who would live to the age of 98, wasn’t done developing as an artist—or contemplating what it meant to be one.

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How to Be an Artist, According to Paul Klee

One of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century, Paul Klee was also a prolific teacher, serving as a faculty member of the Bauhaus school between 1921 and 1931. Promoting a theoretical approach to artmaking, the painter taught a variety of courses across disciplines, from bookbinding to basic design, and left behind over 3,900 pages in lecture notes.

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A Brief History of the Artist’s Studio

It was 2 a.m. when the skies of Paris opened over Claude Lantier. Dashing through the rain, the gifted but impatient painter arrived at his studio facing the river Seine to discover a young woman seeking shelter from the storm. After weathering the downpour inside—she on the bed, he on the couch—Claude awoke to find the woman asleep, covered in little else but sunlight. Inspired, the artist began to sketch his unconsenting model, quietly, attentively, until she woke herself and discovered him in the act.

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