Revisiting: Interview with Tom Lawson, Dean of CalArts School of Art

For the next several weeks I’ll be bringing back some oldie but goodie reads from Clancco’s past.

We’ll start off with this interview with CalArts School of Art dean, Tom Lawson, which took place the glorious sunny afternoon of October 7, 2006, at the Spain Restaurant in Los Angeles, California, hours before the New York Mets swept the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the National League Division Series. The interview covers a wide range of questions: from Lawson’s artistic career, deanship at CalArts, and writing publications, to Lawson’s current thoughts on contemporary art, art pedagogy and the impact of market forces on artistic production.