what do you need to achieve as an artist . when/what is good enough?

Alex Katz is one of those artists who have enjoyed tremendous commercial and museum success but whose art historical importance remains an open question.

Oh, OK, so it is no longer enough to get into a gallery, you need to get  into a museum, ohh, woops, that is not good enough, you need to have historical importance.

He is not a bad painter, just not original enough — or even good enough — to suggest that his will be a lasting contribution to American art.

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