Louis Cook (TYL ’02) recently contributed a book review of Jackie Battenfield’s The Artist’s Guide: How to make a living doing what you love (2009) at Art Design Publicity magazine.[http://www.artdesigncafe.com/Jackie-Battenfield-The-Artist-Guide-Louis-Cook-ADP-1-5-2009] This occurs in a professional practice focus among three glowing reviews of this book, also including reviews from Germany and the United Kingdom. Cook’s assessment: “”[I’ll] continue to suggest [this book] to every younger artist I know, as well as my colleagues that teach them.”
The review is presented in an online magazine issue including an interview of influential German art collector Christian Boros, contributions from John A. Walker’s Art and Celebrity, a report on the Prix Pictet photography prize for environmental sustainability, and art world humor by Polly Frost. Now ranked as a top 15 international art magazine/website via independent software, the site also recently spotlighted a Green Day art project in London which received extensive international publicity. The band’s manager gave an exclusive interview to ADP explaining why he is now also signing on visual artists, which may offer a concept for new income streams and customers for certain practicing fine artists. (If what is described is of real interest to any Tyler grads and students, yes, you should try to contact them, but maybe some should review Battenfield’s art business book first?) artdesigncafe.com is organized by R.J. Preece (TYL ’90).