That said, LET YOUR STUDIO BE YOUR SANCTUARY. Have no illusions… the art business, despite the pretension that surrounds “cultural products,” has more in common with other businesses than it does with art. When your work leaves your studio and moves into the art world, its character changes. One desn’t need to consult a Marxist to understand that art is a luxury commodity. You learn to live with this fact (and find ways of justifying it), but in the studio things are different. Within that space you create and take chances, destroy, and create again. If the marketplace finds its way (spiritually) into the studio you have abdicated your essential power. Keep your studio clear from concerns of the marketplace. You might have to dance with wolves but you can still keep them near the door.
Gregory Amenoff (via kamface)