My husbands cousin has recently put together and launched a book called Rare Birds (my in-laws had a copy at their place down south) - celebrating and stimulating women's success in business in modern Australia. Simon Denny who currently has an exhibition at MoMA PS1 speaks of the similarities between Artist and entrepreneur.... “I am a fan of the culture of entrepreneurship. An artist is also a business,” he told 032c magazine last year. “Many of the principles of work and the world that I see in this community seem very current and relevant. The values associated with entrepreneurship seem very close to me. Highly motivated people with high-risk precarious ideas mixed with efficiency and metrics. What could be more beautiful?”
Taken from an article in blouin artinfo. See the link. Of course there is two sides to every story, also in the article. I guess I was most interested in the celebration of successful women, the single minded passion comparison drawn between artist and entrepreneur, Denny's take and those on the other side of the fence. I don't know what is good and bad, we are who we are.
Brisbane visual artist