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Amy Sillman

b. 1955

Amy Sillman, Hamlet, 2001–02  2003.306
Amy Sillman, Hamlet, 2001–02. Oil on canvas, 72 × 84 in. (182.9 × 213.4 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Contemporary Painting and Sculpture Committee  2003.306

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September 28, 2010
Conversations on Art:
Will Work for Art

From left Amy Sillman, Katy Siegel, Matthew Brannon, and Marilyn Minter. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
From left Amy Sillman, Katy Siegel, Matthew Brannon, and Marilyn Minter. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke

How do artists find ways to support their careers? Inspired by Charles Burchfield’s experience working as a wallpaper designer while simultaneously trying to maintain and further his art career, this roundtable conversation explores the challenges and successes that contemporary artists have faced balancing their art and the jobs that support it. From fashion photography to an Alaskan cannery, artists Marilyn Minter, Matthew Brannon, and Amy Sillman discuss the varied experiences they pursued in addition to their artistic practices. Moderated by Katy Siegel.