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As a companion to the Antinomian Press I was interested in trying to write a business plan to start an agency to represent project artists. A year or two later Anne Pasternak of Creative Time* agreed to provide some funding for me to pursue this idea and see if it would be viable. Unfortunately, the only financial structure which I could see as successful was not one in which I would ever want to participate so the project ended without issue. Through it, though, I began to contemplate the independence of project artists, their marginality (both forced and sought), and the necessity for freedom within an art practice. I was also struck with Anne’s disappointment in my decision.

1997. Archive within the collection of the artist.

*Creative Time is a New York-based nonprofit organization that presents public arts projects in various disciplines.  

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