Deep Thought Thursday: The Experts

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Deep Thought Thursday: Originality

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Deep Thought Thursday: Consultant Ethics

Is it my job, as an art-marketing consultant, to tell a potential client that he or she might not have the talent they need to succeed in a certain area?

I’ve always thought this wasn’t my job and have steered clear of it–leaving the art-making and technique critiques to someone else. But am I doing a disservice to people? Is it unethical to take their money and encourage them to promote this work vigorously if I don’t think it can make the cut? (Remember: I see a lot of art. I know the competition out there.)

Sometimes I’m able to discourage them from going off in another direction and focus on work I think is stronger. It’s great when I can do this. But what if they feel very strongly?

I recently tweeted about this, but I think

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Deep Thought Thursday: The arts today

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Deep Thought Thursday: How many art worlds are there?

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Deep Thought Thursday: Commissioned art

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Art critics and the market

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50 Works of Art to See Before You Die

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Study the Artist’s Craft

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