I wrote an 11 page paper about the problems with unions, Part 4: Boom, baby

The immediate outcome of this trial was that the Opera would be required to include the auxiliary choristers in collective bargaining. The Opera renegotiated their contract with AGMA in 2012. While no one was obligated to report on the proceedings – and, as such, there is no official report— the finalized agreement is available to…

Controversial Art, Part 4: TL;DR

This is part of a series about controversial art that pulls from an academic paper I wrote. Marketing theory suggests that if we are able to prove a benefit will be provided to the consumer as a result of viewing controversial material, consumers are more likely to take the content in. Researchers, educators, artists, journalists,…

Controversial Art, Part 3: How-to

This is part of a series of posts talking about how the law interacts with tattoo art and what happens when other art gets involved. I’m still not a lawyer. The short answer: don’t focus on the controversy itself, or the PR it generates; focus on the benefits of working with the subject and the…

Controversial Art, Part 2: “Art must be allowed to provoke”

This is part of a series about controversial art that pulls from an academic paper I wrote. There was an intro paragraph to this section, but I can’t imagine leading this section with anything but this story: One of my favorite parts of this paper is the example of Afro-Swedish sculptor Makode Linde. Linde is…

Controversial Art, Part 1

Because of the recent press about Trumbull High School’s cancellation and uncancellation, and possibly copyright violation (Howard Sherman covers it beautifully here and in a few other posts prior to that one), there’s been a bit of chatter around arts admin social media regarding the production of controversial art. It feels like a good time to…

Bodies of Art (4 of 4)

This is part of a series of posts talking about how the law interacts with tattoo art and what happens when other art gets involved. I’m still not a lawyer. So we’ve established that tattoos are art. I take my body art pretty seriously, as do all of the tattooers I’ve come into contact with,…

Bodies of Artwork (Part 3 of 4)

This is part of a series of posts talking about how the law interacts with tattoo art and what happens when other art gets involved. I’m still not a lawyer. See the intro here. Part 2 is here. So the big story here is obviously the blockbuster movie that didn’t seem to hit a single…

Bodies of Artwork 2 of 4

This is part of a series of posts talking about how the law interacts with tattoo art and what happens when other art gets involved. I’m still not a lawyer. Tattoos have existed in their present form for 5,200 years (Lineberry). In modern Western society, the term body art is synonymous with tattooing, which indicates…