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Hello, I am a student at Georgia Tech. I am taking architecture minimalism class, we have been discussing abstract expressionism and minimal art. I am working on a paper that compares abstract expressionism to impressionism. My prof said it was a good idea, now he says it will difficult. I am a math and science person, I am terrible at writing and anything along those lines. So my question is, can you help me with this topic or should I come up with a new idea. Thank you for your time.

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Dear Nicole,
I normally reply that I don't do homework; or, in this case, it is too complex a question.
Truth is, I don't and itis , but I didn't want to blow you off.  It is complex and you should pick something else.  I admire your willingness, though, to even contemplate such a project.  By the way, I have degrees in economics and statistics/econometrics, yet became an art dealer, then a writer.  You could fool yourself and write a masterpiece, and your analytical bent could serve you well.  Maybe you should consider giving it a try.  If you do, you can reach me at alantheartmaven@hotmail.com and let me know what happened.  You should also know that I consider architects as artists [eg Frank Lloyd Wright].  Good luck, Alan.

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Alan Klevit

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I can provide sound advice on buying, collecting & understanding fine art, especially original works by 20th century masters and leading contemporary artists. I can also explain techniques used to create original works and offer tips on how to tell whether or not a piece is an original work of art.

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I have been active in the art world for twenty-seven years. I owned and operated four galleries and a wholesale showroom on both coasts. We specialized in original works by 20th century masters and emerging artists. I have been an art consultant, artist's representative, lecturer, auctioneer, and curator. I had a radio show for two years, "Today's Art World with Alan Klevit" [Washington, D.C.]; hosted two television shows on the arts for six years [Los Angeles Area]; have written for numerous local papers and international art magazines; and currently write a syndicated column, "The Art Beat." I conduct art auctions for charities throughout the United States, and am a frequent speaker/auctioneer on upscale cruise ships, and at civic organizations and local television shows.







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ART NEWS, ART IN AMERICA, FORECAST MAGAZINE, MALIBU MAGAZINE, PANTARBE.COM, MALIBU CHRONICLE, POTOMAC ALMANAC, GAITHERSBURG GAZETTE, ART DECOR, REGARDIES MAGAZINE.

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Undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and The American University

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