should i move to new york?
Post #218 • February 19, 2004, 8:53 AM • 19 Comments
During Art Basel Miami Beach an artist showing at the Scope fair told me that despite Miami's increasing prominence in the art world, if I really wanted to pursue my art and art criticism career, New York City was the place to do it. This morning, for reasons I can't determine, I received a press release from The Paris Review inviting me to see Yiyun Li receive the Plimpton Prize for best piece of writing by a newcomer to appear in the magazine; ceremonies will take place at Paula Cooper Gallery in Manhattan. The wheels in my head began to spin - I saw pictures of a star-studded capital-A-C Art Career like kids used to talk about at RISD, I saw my writing in print on glossy paper, I saw my work on the walls at Gagosian, I saw my sun-drenched studio in Williamsburg complete with an easel butch enough to hoist a car, I saw myself hanging out at teany with a 12-inch iBook and a wireless internet connection, sipping jasmine oolong and gracing the world with my latest pontifications on the art scene of art scenes.
What do you think? Should I move to New York?