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Recently there have been stories of social distancing rage including the arrest of a woman in her thirties for manslaughter of a 86 year old woman she pushed to the ground. Bad attitudes in the age of Bad Barnum, captured by surveillance video. People not leaving each other alone, as renegade, antisocial behavior makes one less happy with the anonymity of isolation. Artists are no different.
Marcel Duchamp did a lecture on the artist of the future going underground and it seemed apropos of thinking about the anonymity of artists’ lives in contrast to their public relations and marketing. Artists have tended to be defined by their patrons, and their workshops or “schools”, even as their politics, their social network, and their biographies lie often in stark contrast to the history of their products.