Davis, an enthusiastic and committed collector, outlines the “dos and don’ts” of a successful art career, and the many different art worlds artists must navigate to find the best place for their art.
“If your work is scatter shot and you’re still figuring things out, that’s the time to talk to people who are your buddies…but that’s not the time to knock on the door of the gallery or introduce yourself to the larger world. You need to have a bedrock solid point of view and some degree of consistency before you interact with the commercial world.”
Dana Martin Davis is the CCO of Davis, Steel & Iron Co. in North Carolina and also a high profile art collector, with a focus on emerging artists. Her infamous networking techniques have led to the expansion of art collections across the country.