The art world is swept up by artists who are eager to "make a difference." I like to think of them as drone artists. They swarm the art world with killer-bee tactics to saturate it with their "socially engaged" art, co-opting real and risky political activism to further their careers.
The Frieze Art Fair made quite the first impression last spring during its opening New York exhibition. Over 180 galleries will be taking part in the five-day fair, making the journey to Randall's Island well worth its while.
I'm often asked how a former banker becomes an artist. I think of myself as an artist who became a banker who then came full circle back to art. Now I go to my sculpture studio every day keeping even longer hours than I did as a banker.