Art History in the News: Side by Side (The Economist)

“My adolescent fantasy of what artists do is that they’re bringing the truth to the people. When you get up in the morning, you have to have a narrative in your head that makes what you’re doing meaningful,” says Carroll Dunham, a painter married to Laurie Simmons, also a visual artist. “We don’t have real hours and we don’t have a boss,” adds Ms Simmons, “so artists create rules for themselves that they then break. It’s transgressive in such a personal way.”


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