Famously Unknown: Legacy Building in the Art World

Art history is fickle. Why do some artists prevail while others falter? How does one build the reputation and legacy of a lesser-known artist? Sound curatorial and art historical methods must be combined with a keen sense of the demands of the commercial marketplace. Independent writer, curator, editor and publisher Raymond Foye and Gagosian’s Rani Singh will discuss the general principles and methodology of archiving, editing, and presenting the work of overlooked artists (and writers). Through shared experiences and firsthand accounts, their experience and relationships with artists Jordan Belson, Gregory Corso, Rene Ricard and Harry Smith will be explored.

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