This potpourri of articles examines different aspects of the 'commercial dimension' of practice. Different legal forms of practising (freelancer, partnership, limited liability company, and so on) are explored, as is working abroad, marketing, and bankruptcy.
Unusual items include Eric Hebborn's fakes of works of old masters (1984), and Mail Art (2001). A piece on Warhol's (then) recent death in 1987 offers immediate and contemporary thoughts about the artist as a brand name and marketing phenomenon.
Two pieces are of special importance. The 1979 interview with three generations of artists discussing together how they approached the business side of their practices - the (then) late middle-aged Eduardo Paolozzi, the early middle-aged John Hoyland, and the twenty-something Brian Clarke; and the 1986 interview with Mark Boyle about his own and the Boyle Family's ways of working.