Unsung Heroes: An Art Handler On the Hustle It Takes to Make It in the Art World

I’ve been winding my way through Chicago’s spasmodic art scene for nearly eight years. I’ve attended countless openings and closings, artist talks, press previews and every type of art fair imaginable. I’ve seen a lot of good art, at least as much bad, and a preciously slim slice of truly outstanding work. Through it all, I’ve been struck by how many people it takes to keep the ship upright. Not just artists-of-the-month and gallerists, but handlers and painters, preparators, conservators, adjuncts and the like. Hundreds of unsung heroes, all on the hustle. All trying to find a way to […]

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