“One Question” with Paul Klein

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Paul Klein is the Art Curator for the 2.5 million square foot expansion of McCormick Place and former owner of the Chicago art gallery Klein Art Works. Paul is also a collector, arts writer and corporate art advisor. He lives and works in Chicago.

Neoteric Art: Do you think the only way an artist can garner any success is through the representation of an art gallery?

Paul Klein: Absolutely not. An artist does not need a gallery. A gallery is but an option. And now, with the internet a very viable means for exchanging ideas and images, it is particularly important for the artist to be accountable for his or her own career. The artist must steer and not relinquish responsibility. It is not sufficient to just make good art—that’s just the beginning.