Intrest free payment plan to purchase art?! Intresting idea, but will galleries get involved in large enough numbers to make it work remains to be seen but I do like the idea of making art accessible to a larger demographic.
Click on the audio play button to listen to an hour interview with Arnold Newman conducted by author Eve Schaub. The interview was the source material for an article she wrote for PhotoVision Magazine back in 2002 featuring the father of the environmental portrait and his expansive photographic career. This interview has never been heard before anywhere and I am very happy to bring it to the LIFE=ART community.
Note from Eve Schaub: Holy cow, I sound young here. Although as a writer I had done interviews before, this was the first time I was speaking to someone we had actually studied in photo history in college! As far as I was concerned he was a living legend, and I was quite terrified. I'll apologize in advance for the poor audio tape, not to mention all the nervous laughter.
But Arnold Newman was gracious, patient, and incredibly fascinating to talk to. There's all kinds of great stuff here that never made it to the final PhotoVision article... including the story of how Newman's wife used to smuggle guns for the Zionist movement, the untimely demise of Holiday magazine, and how the photographers went on strike for a year when Life demanded the rights to all their past work- and won.
Hope you enjoy it.
By Stephen Schaub
Art should not be free. In days past you had to pay a price to view Art- most Art was for the church- and they demanded your very soul ;-) Modern visual artists give everything away for likes online, which is crazy. Movies are not free, concerts are not free, books are not free, plays are not free. When artists endlessly post our images online it devalues you as an artist and gives you a false sense of success. So here’s my thought for the day: Promotion is one thing but limitless sharing of your work is just bad business.