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artist' statements

updated fri 11 oct 02


Richard Mahaffey on wed 9 oct 02

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Well goodness John, I certainly hope not. That is never the intent of
artist's statement. It has nothing to do with artspeak and intellectual

gymnastics. It is just a way to learn more about the artist and her/his



Well you must not be reading many of the ones that I see hanging in
Galleries all over the country.

I do have a statement that is intended for galleries to promote my work,
it was written by a friend that does advertising and promotions kinds of
things. She interviewed me and wrote a statement. I then reviewed it
and made some suggestions then she re-wrote the statement, which I
approved. Of course, it is in plain language, but then I think of
myself as a potter.