What Do Moms Want to Know About the Art World? For Mother’s Day, We Texted Our Own to Find Out

Curveball questions about the art world, courtesy of our very kind moms.

artnet News senior writer Sarah Cascone with her mom, Mary Anne Stetts, taking mom's first art selfie with a Anish Kapoor artwork at Frieze New York in 2018. Photo courtesy of Sarah Cascone.
artnet News senior writer Sarah Cascone with her mom, Mary Anne Stetts, taking mom's first art selfie with a Anish Kapoor artwork at Frieze New York in 2018. Photo courtesy of Sarah Cascone.

Mother’s Day is upon us. This year, rather than putting together, say, a digest of artworks about motherhood or something like that, we decided to do what you are supposed to do on Mother’s Day: text your mom.

For the sake of the experiment, a sample of our writers asked their very game mothers if they had any questions about their wayward progeny’s chosen field of work. From nurses to art dealers themselves, they bring a variety of art-world expertise to the table. We have to admit that in certain cases, we think they may have been humoring us. Moms are wily! But here, below, the artnet News staff answers some Mother’s Day questions about the art world.

 

artnet NEWS ART BUSINESS REPORTER TIM SCHNEIDER AND SUE SCHNEIDER

 

artnet NEWS EXECUTIVE EDITOR JULIA HALPERIN AND CANDACE KALLER

 

 

artnet NEWS SENIOR WRITER SARAH CASCONE AND MARY ANNE STETTS

Kevin Harman, Skip 15 (2017), installation view from the solo show "Ltd Ink Corporation." Photo by John McKenzie, courtesy of the artist and Ingleby, Edinburgh.

Kevin Harman, Skip 15 (2017), installation view from the solo show “Ltd Ink Corporation.” Photo by John McKenzie, courtesy of the artist and Ingleby, Edinburgh.

 

 

artnet NEWS GALLERIES EDITOR TAYLOR DAFOE AND MARY WHITMAN

 

 

artnet NEWS NATIONAL ART CRITIC BEN DAVIS AND DINA DAVIS

 

artnet NEWS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF ANDREW GOLDSTEIN AND SEIJA GOLDSTEIN

 


Follow artnet News on Facebook:


Want to stay ahead of the art world? Subscribe to our newsletter to get the breaking news, eye-opening interviews, and incisive critical takes that drive the conversation forward.

Share