Fatima Al Qadiri
Rule: Don't be misled by the ideal of commercial success.
"Art is not confined to boundaries set by museums, galleries, and art fairs. The facade of money, and therefore what is deemed "successful," is powerful in every industry, no less in the art world.
It goes without saying that knowing the right people, or going to the right school, can drastically alter your status and opportunities.
To me, success is measured by the questions posed in a given work. Whether or not it has any commercial value is immaterial. Does your work breed more questions than answers? You'll find out soon enough. Be inspired, pay homage, never imitate."
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