Thomas Werner On Artistic Expression In China & Russia + Understanding The Business Of Fine Art Photography

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Thomas Werner On The Curious Worldview Podcast | #70

Thomas Werner is a teacher, consultant, artist, lecturer, author and former gallery owner in New York and an overall forceful figure in the international art community. 

He published ‘The Fashion Image’ in 2018, and is anticipating the release of his latest book on the business of fine art photography. 

This podcast is separated into two distinct parts, the first hour, Thomas’s experience in both Russia and China with the meta-theme on artistic expression between cultures. And then the second hour is the business side of things, everything from artificial scarcity to galleries to commerciality and more!

You can expect to hear in this podcast about the following and more…
  • Working As An American In Both China & Russia.
  • What The International Photography Market Looks Like?
  • The Necessity Of A Gallery.
  • E-Commerce & NFT’s.

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Timestamps With Thomas Werner

  • 00:00 – Introduction.
  • 03:40 – Tom In His Own Words.
  • 10:05 – We Are In An Era Of Great Generalists In Creativity.
  • 18:31 – Thomas Experience In Russia.
  • 36:30 – Thomas Experience In China.
  • 41:44 – Art Censorship In Russia & China.
  • 52:41 – Primary Commercial Centres For The Global Photography Market.
  • 58:18 – Peter Lik.
  • 1:01:39 – The Commerical Side Of Photography.
  • 1:08:56 – Why You Need A Gallery.
  • 1:11:21 – Is Advertising A Dirty Word?
  • 1:14:19 – How Do Different Types Of Photography Sell?
  • 1:20:47 – Peter Thiel’s 0-1 Idea In Art.
  • 1:27:46 – How Can Fine Art Photography Adapt To E-Commerce & NFT’s.
  • 1:37:08 – Artificial Scarcity.
  • 1:50:56 – David Yarrow’s Commercial Success.
  • 1:58:23 – The Difference Between Something Beautiful & Something That Can Sell.
  • 2:04:19 – Tips On Approaching A Gallery.
  • 2:16:26 – A Moment You Can Believe You Were A Part Of.
  • 2:17:46 – Witness A Conversation Between Any Two People.
  • 2:18:46 – Afterthoughts & Ambition For The Podcast.

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