Confessions of THE Art Executor
This blog explains that when my sister Jenny died suddenly I became her Art Executor and had to learn what to do from scratch. I hope these posts explaining what I did (and didn’t) may help others in the same situation – and encourage artists to think ahead as well.
SPIRAL of questions
How do we treat a work when we know so little about it, not even if the artist would have wanted to be known?
They do move (that’s the point)
When all the pieces are in the right place, it will move.
Lessons from pictures at an exhibition
Getting 4 works ready to go on show was a learning experience.
Writing a catalogue (3)
Catalogues can be minimalist too – the art is the story.
Seeing is Believing
Untitled, 2010. Paper, 56 x 56 cm boxed (wood and glass) 60 x 60 x 7 cm This and three other paper works by Jenny are now on display until February 20th, as part of a mixed show in Katherine Richards' exciting new Gallery at 111 Portland Road Hove. If you can get to...
square circle triangle – more
Listing the works in date order for the catalogue made me suspect some were missing.
Picture in Focus: The real ‘Colour Squares’
Now I see this work again, I understand how it helps explain the development of Jenny’s works on paper.
How a simple typing mistake misled the artist, a Gallery owner, and the Art Executor.
Writing a catalogue (2) : making a list
Like this Composition, a list may look easy, but it’s much more sophisticated than it appears.
Writing a catalogue (1): starting again
Every catalogue must tell a story.
Following the numbers
4 years on, I am starting to realise that being an Art Executor is a lifetime’s calling.
Into the blue
Setting off into the blue sky, two men in a balloon are alone in the vastness.
Changing the plan
Like many, more important, projects for 2020 our plan for an exhibition of Jenny’s work has fallen victim to Covid-19.
A Question of Style
Did Morandi’s example inspire her to paint the same pots for 50 years?
A question of definition
An artist’s experiences can influence their work after a long gestation and without their being conscious of it.
Picture in focus: Square, Circle, Triangle
What made her sit down to make another?
Picture in Focus: Missing, believed lost
is it really lost?
Making it up
It was a lightbulb moment when I realised that sometimes you just have to make it up.