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That museum guard may be an artist, too

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Jason Eskenazi guards at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Abigail Spindel)

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Photo from "The Bunny Project" series, by Emilie Lemakis

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"Zombie Art Gallery I" by Charles Miltenberger

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"In the company of Men and Birds" by Boris Rakhamimov

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In many museums, the guard telling you where the bathroom is may be an artist. These “guardists” can rely on the steady source of income, but working at an art museum often informs and transforms their own art.


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