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How To Sell & Market Your Art & Design by C G Barlow

FORTHCOMING. 2017 (Published by Mono Books).

Written by art historian and founder of PAF, Dr C G Barlow, the book argues historically and theoretically why some artists and designers struggle to support their practice full time. It then offers practical steps to help creatives sell their work. It argues that the fabrication of Art History, traditional theories of artistic genius, the formation of a dealer system and pedagogical changes have created a problem where business and creativity are often ideologically divorced. It argues that art understood as a form of personal expression is part of an historical problem and no longer relevant philosophically. Practical topics include: how to data research, account managing, display design, budgeting, developing a sales pitch, closing deals and many more practical tips that will help artists and designers quickly improve their business. RRP: £10

Parallax (exhibition catalogue, 2010)

The original catalogue for the international exhibition “Parallax” includes seven essays; two each by Alun Munslow, Donald Preziosi, Paul Gladston and one by C G Barlow. There is also a foreword, glossary and bibliography. The artists were:  Matthew Collins, Bing-yu Liu (becoming Bing-Li Liu), Adam Reeder, Robert Bodem, Van Rainy Hecht-Nielsen, Sarah Tse, Alexey Golovin, Aaron Camillieri Cauchi, Hywel Pratley, Guangfeng Zhao, Kun Wang, Louise Payne, Pasquale Abbatiello, Carla Richter, and Clarissa James. The exhibition took place, following two pre-exhibitions, at La Galleria on 22nd -27th November 2010. This edition includes the original press release and an exhibition sheet from the first pre-exhibition at the ROA in August 2010.

Catalogue can be viewed for free online. Hard copies available £20.

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