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“15 Minutes of Fame”-collage I’ve come to one conclusion: that everything is relevant, important and necessary. We are creating our destiny every moment of our lives. Our thoughts and actions define us. I too understand everything one goes through as designer. Why we must be creative. What it feels like to feed from inspiration. To receive recognition. How it feels to doubt oneself, to over analyze everything that one accomplishes, and to regret everything that one hasn’t accomplished. What I do not want is for us to become clichés of starving artists.

Study of Picasso’s “Jacqueline”- mixed media

Dear Friends,

Best Regards, Danielle Parks Founder & Editor-In-Chief

Self Portrait-Torn & Dyed Paper

Incognito will not just talk about art but will be about art. We all make our own decisions when it comes to what we like and don’t like, what we respect and what moves us. It is the aim of Incognito to enhance the art enthusiast’s perception, to sharpen instinct through intellectual analysis in an effort not to be hoodwinked by marketing and trends.


Contents Incognito • October 2013

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How To Make It In The Art World. 18 Easy Steps To Follow.

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Featured Artist Of The Month: Stephen Parks. Learn what he does for a living, and what his incognito talent is.

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Featured Artist: Kyle Shea. Learn what he does for a living, and what his incognito talent is.

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Famous Artists Asked To Draw A Map Of The US From Memory: See what happens when famous artists are asked to draw a map of the US using only their memory.


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Rule No. 1: Reject The Market. Embrace the Market.

Rule No. 2: Stay on Trend...

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How to Make it in the World ART

Written By: Unkown

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HE ART WORLD made it through the real world crash relatively unscathed, but not unchanged. And even as money still courses thick and blue-chip through its veins, the system is beginning to reexamine itself. Last month during ­ Armory Week, there was not just the big Establishment fair but a handful of smaller and less-Establishment fairs; a couple of anti-money, anti-Establishment fairs; and at least one anti-anti-Establishment fair, which was both a tribute to the Armory Show’s origins and a flip of the bird to its corporate values, and might also just have been one big art-punk hotel party (we’re still figuring that one out). And now, for the first time, London’s Frieze fair is coming to town; when it arrives next week, it’ll challenge incumbent kingpin Armory for supremacy in the city. Our art critic Jerry Saltz, for one, Incognito

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Rule No. 3: Survive

is excited by this, as he is by quite a bit of the new art he sees burbling out there, art that seems to be getting smaller rather than bigger, intimate rather than corporate, and intangible and performative rather than industrial and perfectly resolved the stranger and more mercurial, the better. It’s a moment of weird equipoise, as the Art Death Star and the Rebel Forces are battling to the quick.

“Make Art That’s Difficult to Collect,” “Pretend You’re an Outsider, Even When You’re at the Center of Everything”

To mark it, we’ve decided to present our own version of performance art: a tongue-in-cheek rulebook for how to make it in the art world now—as artist, gallerist, collector, hanger on. Many of the case studies demonstrate this period’s impish contradictions (“Make Art That’s Difficult to Collect,” “Pretend You’re an Outsider, Even When You’re at the Center of Everything”). And many of them show how to walk a line that has become particularly well trod of late: Used to be, new galleries admired the powerhouses and young artists envied the established ones—until they deposed them. These days, the envy runs both ways. Everyone wants in, and the only way to get in is to act like you’re out. Which means nobody wants to cop to having made it already, and everyone acts like they’re overthrowing the system by thriving in it. Maybe they are.


Rule No. 4: Make Art that’s Difficult to Collect

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Rule No. 5: Don’t be Afraid to Trade Up.

No.10: Be Young, Post-Black, and From Chicago.

Rule No. 6: Pretend You’re An

No.11: Outsource to China. No.12: Know 100 People. No.13: Show Up. No.14: Pick Your Artists and Stick With Them.

No.15: Get Born Into it. No.16: Pack Your Bags, Fly

Outsider Even When You Are At The Center Of Everything.

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Rule No. 7: Be Ruthless.

Rule No. 8: Don’t Let A Gallerist Take Half The Profit

Around the World, and Hang Out With Everyone You Know From New York.

No.17: Be Everywhere at

Once (But Rarely New York).

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Rule No. 9: Buy The Same Thing

No.18: Join the Establishment. Cling to Your Street Cred.

Everyone Else Is Buying.

DO IT ON YUPO.


Stephen PARKS Incognito Profile NAME: Stephen Parks OCCUPATION: Navy INCOGNITO TALENT: Mosaic EMAIL: Sparks234@gmail.com PHONE: 757-842-****

I would like to introduce you to Stephen Parks, our Incognito Artist of the Month. Not only is he my father but he is also my hero, and a hero to the United States of America. He has served in the navy for the majority of my life and still continues to serve today. Although a good part of his time is spent protecting and serving for his country, he still has time to create beautiful pieces of artwork. He has been dabbling in different medias since he was young from pointillism to beadery. In the most recent years he has started creating mosaics. They range anywhere from a small picture frame to a large three paneled wall piece. These photographs do not do his artwork enough justice. Not only did he take his time cutting each piece of glass, but he also payed close attention to the placement of the different shades to give

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By Danielle Parks

each piece depth and movement. My personal favorite is “Neptunes Horses,” but very close behind is “Keepers of the Flame.” The colors and attention to detail in “Neptunes Horses” just continues to amaze me everytime I have the opportunity to view it in person. Currently all pieces are either hanging in his house or were gifts he made for friends. He is a huge inspiration to me, and he always reminds me to never give up. I hope to one day create artwork at a level that is somewhat comparable to his. It is a good reminder that there are different sides to people other than their career title. Hidden talents that you would have never seen if it wasn’t for Incognito Magazine.


Left To Right: 1.”Rapture of the Deep” 2.”Keepers of the Flame” 3.”Neptune’s Horses” Inspired by Walter Crane

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Top To Bottom (Right to Left): 1.”Davy Jone’s Hidden Treasure” 2. Top Of Table With Names and Sun 3. Side View Of Table With Names and Sun 4. Top Of Table WIth Compass and Names

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Kyle Incognito Profile NAME: Kyle Shea OCCUPATION: Restaraunt GM INCOGNITO TALENT: Photography EMAIL: KShea@gmail.com PHONE: 757-876-****

SHEA

By Amanda Hooper

At the ripe young age of eighteen, Kyle Shea graduated from Cox high school thinking his future would be in baseball. In 2004, he was accepted into Hampton Sydeney with a promising future as shortstop while studying film and photography. Shea ended up graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a focus on film production. While searching for that perfect career, centered around his true talent of capturing film, Kyle Shea works sixty hour weeks at Mahi Mah’s Sushi Saloon and Bar. This restarant is in the heart of the entertainment life at Virginia Beach, Virginia. In Kyle’s spare time he will most likely be found at the golf course working on his perfect round. When

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he isn’t working at Mahi Mahs or playing a round of golf, Kyle Shea dedicates his time to photography. While shooting free-lance photography, he is perfecting his skills in shooting weddings, different scenery, maternity, objects, models, and even exploring in different areas of film. He hopes one day to take his passion and transform it into a full time source of income, and be able to dive whole heartedly into his photography and film. Until that day comes he will be continue in search of life and color in everything he sees. He will continue to do freelance work for anyone who is looking to have those precious moments in life captured with his keen eye.


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Hisachika Takahashi

Famous Artists Asked to Draw a Map of the US from Memory by Mostafa Heddaya on September 6, 2013

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orge Luis Borges’ well-known short story “On Exac-

hashi in which the Japanese artist, then living in New

a Cartographer’s Guild had attained such fidelity in

from memory. That group included a number of significant

titude in Science” describes a faded Empire in which

their trade that tattered maps were perfectly superimposed upon the mouldering ruin of the land itself. An

exhibition opening September 13 at Sean Kelly gallery imagines the inverse, pairing memory and cartography to explore the abstractions produced when mental and

physical space are entwined. The show, titled From

Memory, presents a 1971–1972 project by Hisachika Taka-

Cy Twombly

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York, asked 22 of his peers to draw the United States participants, including Jasper Johns, Joseph Kosuth,

Robert Rauschenberg, and Gordon Matta-Clark. Each respondent imbued their drawing with the kinks of their

memory and the idiosyncrasies of their aesthetic expression, each map a depiction of physical territory as

mediated by an indelible and highly personal process of knowing and remembering.

James Rosenquist (recto)

Mel Bochner

Dorothea Rockburne

Robert Rauschenberg


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