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'Under A Dismal Boston Skyline,' These People Are Making Great Art

October 02, 2018 | WBUR

What’s it like to be an artist in Boston?

Well, first you get ignored by the big museums who are only interested in showing you if you live in New York. You find your work is too weird, too different, to appeal to conservative art buyers looking for that elusive Picasso or Monet. The old warehouse where you used to rent studio space gets turned into luxury condos.

And if you think these are only the problems of today’s artist, think again. It’s been this way for decades.

Yet, somehow, artistic experimentation flourishes in Boston.