One Artist’s Road To Venice Biennale: Has To Sell His Work To Get There

The curator for Canada’s representative “realized she would have less than a year to raise more than $600,000, a figure that soon swelled by more than a third thanks to a weakening Canadian dollar, leaving [artist Mark] Lewis to sell artworks in order to help fund the Venice project. To make matters worse, the global recession was sapping many donors of their philanthropic impulses.”