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Post #532 • May 6, 2005, 10:35 AM • 9 Comments

Allow me to draw you a map of my near future.

Artblog.net now has a revenue model. I'm about to form an umbrella company that will pick up some of the intentions of Drawing Project and also include the digital and data work I do. This new entity will relaunch Go See Art, which will have a mechanism to produce a revenue stream. Later it will pursue other efforts, some of which come from the Drawing Project agenda, others which interest me but didn't fit well into it.

Without giving too much away, Go See Art is going to become the art calendar listing you've always dreamed of. Well, the one I've dreamed of, anyway. I have completed the theoretical work using relational databases to describe the ontology of an art opening, and have started to figure out how to build them. Advertisers will find it cheap and easy to get in on the fun.

I'm looking to have Miami listings on Go See Art operational by June 1, and the revenue mechanism working by June 15. In the meantime I expect a lot of my wetware bandwidth to get consumed; I'm also going to switch hosts, and may incorporate. So just to let you know - posting around here will continue but may become sporadic and erratic and involve a lot of excerpts from my Balthus and Clement Greenberg books and may occasionally consist of administrative announcements.

But once we get through it, oh, just you wait, my friends. Just you wait.

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1.

that guy

May 6, 2005, 9:26 PM

Sounds good. Can't wait to see it.

2.

germain

May 6, 2005, 9:54 PM

go franklin go!!!

3.

James W. Bailey

May 6, 2005, 11:19 PM

Dear Franklin,

This sounds great and congratulations! Will you be issuing public stock in the new venture? If so, please send my offshore investment agent a prospectus he can only be reached by satellite phone (his office is located on a WWII era anti-aircraft platform located off the coast of England known as the Principality of Sealand), so hell actually have to call you instead!

Seriously, you have a terrific plan. Go for it, man!

James

4.

Bethea

May 7, 2005, 12:28 AM

Sounds good . Congratulations, look forward to it

5.

alesh

May 7, 2005, 12:48 AM

Tooling around with relational databases can be fun, I guess. Data entry is much less so, even for a site that's pulling in money. This sounds exactly like what we need, but why anyone would want to spend the time to keep it up to date is beyond me. Then again, maybe you have a way to make it work. If so, you deserve to have moneybags airdropped on your house.

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Luisa

May 7, 2005, 12:59 AM

This is great news, Franklin....thanks for your hard work...now, I would like to know if you or anyone in this blog visited the show currently at Virginia Miller...today is the opening/closing party (invitation looks impressive) but it coincides with Beatriz Monteavaro's at Snitzer....oh well....I think I will go to the VG Gallery this time....

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PANTS

May 7, 2005, 10:31 PM

Are any of you guys on this blog actually buying art work or is everyone out there just making or interested in artist?
last blog there was a focus on the art market, do you participate in the buying, or even just trading of art?

8.

Bailesol

May 8, 2005, 3:58 PM

really good question Pants.
i have asked myself that question about this site for a long time

9.

bookworm

May 11, 2005, 5:17 PM

PANTS
I am an artist but I also buy from local galleries. Not as much as I would like but I try to spread it around. Though I don't usually end up buying what I am told I SHOULD by. I just buy what I like so I'm not "investing" per se. Just pissing my extra change away on what I like.....

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