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What an artist might do to get some privacy? (4,3,8)

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I believe the answer is:

draw the curtains

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'privacy?' is the definition.
I don't know anything about this answer so I cannot tell whether it can be defined by this definition.

'what an artist might do to get some' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
an anagram of 'what' is 'awth' which is within the answer.
'an' could be 'i' (Roman numeral for one) and 'i' is present in the answer.
'some' could be 'a' and 'a' is found within the answer.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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(Other definitions for draw the curtains that I've seen before include "sketch out part of new decor?", "Prepare for evening in".)

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