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Graham T. Beck

Beck writes about art, cities, the environment, and his issues.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Assistant

This particular artist employs dozens of assistants and I’ve known a good deal of them. They told me that the workweek could be seven days long with 18-hour shifts and no overtime pay. One confided in me, like an Upton Sinclair character: “In his studio, people come in and they get chewed up and spit out and it keeps going.”


The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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