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Chuck Close Shows How Hard Times Can Be Beneficial for Artists

 - Feb 7, 2012
References: artnet & youtube
In this interesting discussion with American painter and photographer Chuck Close, he reveals why times of crisis can be optimal periods for artists to create their most distinguished works. He says that the best time to make a painting, for example, is when everyone else already thinks that the art form is dead because your free of market concerns and demands on what other people think the work should be. 

He also shows that during crisis people come together and produce some of the best art pieces in the world. He delves into the issue further by explaining that crisis can work as a tool that separates the weak from the strong and determine who keeps working and who won’t. In this intriguing conversation, Chuck Close not only tells artists why crisis is beneficial but also shows them how to use it to their advantage.