Making It in the Art World

  • by Brainard Carey
  • Narrated by Peter Drew
  • 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Learn how today’s artists survive, exhibit, and earn money, without selling out! This book explains how to be a professional artist and new methods to define and realize what success means. Whether you’re a beginner, a student, or a career artist looking to be in the best museum shows, this book provides ways of advancing your plans on any level. Making It in the Art World is an invaluable resource for artists at every stage, offering readers a plethora of strategies and helpful tips to plan and execute a successful artistic career. Topics include how to evaluate your own work, how to submit art, how to present work to the public, how to avoid distractions in the studio, and much more.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Brainard Carey hopes to shatter the tiresome myth of the struggling artist in Making It in the Art World, a valuable resource for artists hoping to gain greater success and more lucrative opportunities from their work. Carey, co-founder of the collaborative art duo Praxis, generously outlines some key factors, from unconventional thinking to fostering interpersonal relationships and building a community, all delivered by Peter Drew in an urgent and forceful performance that renders Carey's advice all the more motivational. Thanks to Carey, listeners are shown that it is possible to have a long-lasting and fulfilling career as a principled artist.

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Customer Reviews

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Not my style

Everything about this audiobook turned me off. The author sounds cocky. The advice is both obvious and unhelpful. And in general, it's just unpleasant to listen to.
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- katie

Creative marketing for dedicated artists.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The information in this book could propel an artist's career. It would also be a great tool for the marketing side of a cooperative gallery.


Would you be willing to try another one of Peter Drew’s performances?

The narrator has a robotic, monotone delivery. Took some effort to stay focused.


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- Colleen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-23-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios