PRINT February 1987


knowing who your friends are.

And, gasping to begin some speech, her eyes

Became two spouts; the fury spent, anon

Did this break from her: "Good Antigonus, Since fate, against thy better disposition,

Hath made thy person for the thrower-out

Of my poor babe, according to thine oath,

Places remote enough are in Bohemia,

There weep, and leave it crying; and, for the babe Is counted lost for ever,

Perdita, I prithee, call’t.”

—William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale, act 3, scene 3

PLACES REMOTE ENOUGH ARE IN in Bohemia, and bohemia has itself never seemed more remote. With the arrival of a commercial class of artist employers, gallery owners, artist restaurant backers, grant experts, foundation directors, museum trustees, corporate consultants, and artist commodities brokers, the occupational heraldry and social patterns of the culturati have surely reflected some change.

Take, for instance, the artist team. While there is

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