It’s every artist’s dream to have their work in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art (New York). It means you’re part of the history of art. But Michael Hafftka’s is focusing on the present and the future. His creative career is going strong after more than four decades as an internationally acclaimed visual artist. His accomplishments check all the boxes for achieving the status of a legend in the art world. His work has been recognized by renowned art critics like John Russell from The Sunday Times of London and The New York Times who commented, “Hafftka’s explorations are so profound and his presentation of them is so strong that they take on the character of myth.”
In this podcast with Steve Schlackman, Hafftka discusses his career from the 1970’s to the present, how he’s embraced social media, and the “dying gallery model”. He also gives straight-talk advice for emerging artists on what the artist’s journey is really all about.
If you want to know how an artist achieves longevity in his career and what it takes to persist, listen to what art legend Michael Hafftka has to say.
Featured image: Forty Years by Michael Hafftka. Image courtesy of the artist.