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The Un-official “Artist Myth” Contest

Artists, more so than most occupations or careers, have an entire fleet of myths that dog them everywhere they turn. The problem is that these myths are based on just enough truth to make them feel real and determinant.

You know that stage of childhood when you put both hands over your eyes and were utterly convinced that no one could see you?

Sometimes, this seems to be the same effect our collective myths, about artists, have on the artists themselves.

Cover your eyes with a well-worn saying and no one can see you.

Or, maybe, the cover that one of these persistent myths provides

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