Strictly Business — Women of Influence

Barbara Krakow, President and Founder of Barbara Krakow Gallery

Artists For Humanity
Aug 2, 2016 · 12 min read
Artists For Humanity teens speak with Boston-based gallerist Barbara Krakow. Photo by AFH Photography Studio.
Barbara Krakow

My whole career is based on no pre-plans — none of that. I went day by day and learned, listened and talked to people.

Nobody gets a better price. Nobody. I don’t care who you are.

You have to commit to a body of work. You have to believe in it.

Work has to speak. It has to confront you in some kind of way. It has to deal with the human condition — which by the way is equal no matter who you are, no matter what your financial position, no matter what your color, no matter what your gender — no matter what.

We let them find their own voice and what it is that touches them. That’s the way you do it.

You read articles, which say how men’s art sells for more than women’s art which is probably true. It’s the fight that everybody has to make when you’re an outsider. How do you fight the cause to get yourself to be part of the community?

They’re not competitive with each other and nobody is striving to step over somebody else.

Believe that what you’re doing is right for you and try to persist with that.

“Strictly Business — Women of Influence Team”