Excellent interview of Caroll Michels about the fine artist and how build a business of it.
"...if you’re having difficulties with rejection, you also will have difficulties with success."
"You’re really running a small business. There’s no way around it, and to accept that not as a bad thing."
"Many artists are so exalted because, “Oh, a dealer asked for an exclusive.” I think it’s ridiculous. Unless they’re giving you something very interesting like a monthly stipend to pay all the bills against future sales, then there’s no reason someone should have an exclusive anymore."