How big is your bigness? Gather your thoughts on fame and success for a relational discussion on being a legend. Â Is there a difference between success and significance?
Austin will serve up “Dirty Harrys” (root beer and Jack Daniels) and use Dirty Harry’s (Clint Eastwood) response to a bad police captain’s comment, “Do you know who I am?” Â Upon which Dirty Harry responds, “You’re a legend in your own mind,” as a jumping off place to toast our failures and successes. (I think Dirty Harry then shot the bad police captain.)
Do you have to be dead to be famous? Â Is fame local? Â Is being famous in the artworld akin to being a famous accountant? Â Do you create art for yourself or someone else or a community? And what about the claims people make about beingÂ “big in Berlin, hot in Hong Kong, or fat on Flushing Avenue (me), etc?” Â What’s your experience with fame in the artworld? Â Christian Holstad once remarked to anyone listening, “It’s getting to the point where I can’t go out anymore!” Â Tracey Moffatt once told me that “I’m like Madonna in Australia!” Â What does one do with this type of information? Â Is fame fleeting? Â Come be famous together, go ahead make my day.