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Patron (Almighty, The): A Satirical Portrait of the Patron We Love to Hate

by Philippa Snow
He is the Patron, and he is your King. He is the God of the artworld, even more than Jeff "vacuum-cleaner" Koons, or Richard Prince, with his visions of "Spiritual America": the nubile young female with the movie-star make-up in the U.S.A-grade bubble-bath. You overheard at Trisha's that he once paid a St Martins graduate to drink a bottle of Newport lighter fluid and vomit it up and set it on fire, like a real-life conceptual dragon, and wondered, idly if this was the same St Martins student... [more]
Posted by Philippa Snow on 3/27/14
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Corporate Collections: on the threshold of a new type of patronage

by Edo Dijksterhuis
Some 45,000 works of art. That’s the number of artworks owned by the twenty member companies and institutions upon the 2005 launch of the Vereniging Bedrijfscollecties Nederland (VBCN – Netherlands Association of Corporate Collections). That’s half as many as the Stedelijk Museum has on display and in storage. Less than nine years later the number stands at roughly 100,000 works of art and the ranks of the VBCN have swollen to forty-six. Suffice it to say, corporate collections in the... [more]
Posted by Edo Dijksterhuis on 3/26/14
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12 Residencies in 5 Months: One artist's attempt to redefine patronage

by Joel Kuennen
Liliya Lifanova received her MFA from SAIC in 2010. Following that, she found herself asking a familiar question to many young artists: what next? Nurtured by the inclusive, critical and supportive, art-centered environment of graduate school, her first post-graduation initiative was a take on the practice of residencies. Called , the purpose of the project was to explore concepts of modern patronage and bypass the traditional models for a direct relationship between Artist and Patron where the... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 3/20/14
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Networks of Support: Carolina Jayaram, from Chicago Artists Coalition to United States Artists

by Troy pieper
Modern patronage takes many forms. Gone are the days of direct patronage: a wealthy patron giving funds, housing or access directly to an artist. Instead, artists must rely on networks of support. Grants, residencies, galleries, foundations, nonprofits: these organizations comprise the contemporary conduits of patronage. Arts executive and organizer Carolina Jayaram recently left one such organization for another and speaking with her, we saw what it takes to run the networks that support... [more]
Posted by Troy pieper on 3/14/14