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Your Art Sucks

By Trevor Stoddart

Arts
Society & Culture
Self-Help
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Engaging stories about legendary artists and inspiring advice to help you make better art.

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Engaging stories about legendary artists and inspiring advice to help you make better art.

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459 Ratings
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Season one

By BestArtisrEver - Oct 08 2018
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Wanted to start at season one but can’t find

Love this

By lifeisamyth - Aug 01 2018
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Thanks for the inspirational morning speech ! I’m in love

iTunes Ratings

459 Ratings
Average Ratings
427
12
4
6
10

Season one

By BestArtisrEver - Oct 08 2018
Read more

Wanted to start at season one but can’t find

Love this

By lifeisamyth - Aug 01 2018
Read more

Thanks for the inspirational morning speech ! I’m in love

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Top 10 Episode of Your Art Sucks

Rank #1: Menial Jobs - William Burroughs and Jack White

Feb 28 2018
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In this episode we will look at the impact of menial jobs on artists. Are they beneficial or are they a soul sucking detriment? We will review the impact of low end jobs on William S Burroughs and on Jack White. One of these guys hated centipedes while the other can work a sewing machine like no other. Have a listen. 

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Rank #2: Killer Collaborations - Van Gogh and Iggy Pop

Feb 23 2018
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In the second episode we look at how fruitful collaborations with other artists can be. Are they doomed from the start, like Van Gogh and Gauguin or are they life long positive impacts that rocket careers to the next level like Iggy Pop and David Bowie? Are collaborations for you? Are you at that point where adding in another energy to your work would be a boon or a bust. Come and listen and find out. 

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Rank #3: Successful Self Criticism - Pollock and LeWitt

Feb 19 2018
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The first episode of this podcast focuses on self criticism and self doubt as it pertains to creating art. This episode examines the lives of artists Jackson Pollock and Sol LeWitt, two artists who handled self doubt in very different ways and looks for ways you, as an artist, can use self criticism to create better work

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Rank #4: Forgery Ahead - Sturtevant and Beltracchi

Mar 04 2018
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In this episode we will look at how two artists who made careers out of copying other artists - or in one case- masterfully forged other artist’s works, to examine if there is any value in, um, borrowing to further your career. Could stealing art, and passing it off as your own, be a means to becoming wealthy and famous? Well by the end of the episode, we should have a pretty good idea.

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Rank #5: Publicity Stunted - Sinead O'Connor and The Sex Pistols

Mar 11 2018
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In this episode we will look at how the necessary evil of self promotion, usually through acts of Publicity Stunts have played out for two artists. Specifically, we will see the impact these stunts had on the careers of Sinead O’Connor and the Sex Pistols. Come and learn how to successfully promote yourself!

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Rank #6: Being Hated - Ernest Hemingway and Maya Lin

Mar 18 2018
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In this episode we will look at the raw emotion of hate as it applies to artists and their work. By looking at these two artists, we will see if hate can derail a career? Or, does hate allow the artist total freedom to produce work that draws so much negativity it actually thrives? Hopefully at the end of this episode we will have some perspective on the hate and the damage it can do.

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Rank #7: Creative Block - Many Artists Many Ways

Jul 21 2018
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In this episode, I will be addressing the monster that is creative block. All artists, at some point in their career have experienced this drought in their process. And I am sure you have as well. While some of these periods can be brief, a day or two, there have been blocks that have lasted years. Tormenting the artist and, in the worst cases, having them turn away permanently from their true path.

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Rank #8: Getting Fooled - Nat Tate and Joaquin Phoenix

Mar 24 2018
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In this episode we will look at artists who have made it their goal to pull the wool over the eyes of the viewing public. We're they successful? Or did their attempts fail to convince an ever skeptical audience? By the end of this show we will have an answer to that and we will also shed some light on whether perpetrating such frauds would benefit your creative career.

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Rank #9: Women First - Dorothy Arzner and Amy Beach

May 12 2018
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In this episode we will look at two extraordinary artists who broke through the many barriers they faced to become recognized and respected for their drive, determination and above all, their talent. This is going to be a great episode and one that will gift all of us with methods to improve our creative processes.

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Rank #10: Outsource Me - Mark Kostabi and Damien Hirst

May 05 2018
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In this episode we will look at artists who have bragged openly about  farming out their artwork and claiming it as their own creation. Yes, as ridiculous as this sounds. there are many artists who have, or are currently, selling work that they had no hand in producing. 

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