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ARTFUL DODGERS: FRAUD AND FOOLISHNESS IN THE ART MARKET Again….

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Artful Dodger is Surrounded by Writers, Agents and Publishers

photo (2)What an exciting place to be–the 9th San Miguel de Allende Writers’ Conference in Central Mexico. It is the largest such gathering … Continue reading



2014 Challenges for ARTPRO

How did it ever get to be 2014? I know people everywhere are asking that question. Wasn’t it just a few years ago that we were waiting the arrival of the Millennium? I’m so old I even remember waiting years … Continue reading



REALLY? THE INTERNATIONAL EXPERT?

Some time ago I received criticism from Paul Chimera, a longtime Salvador Dali fan, collector, curator and authority. He took exception to my oft-repeated representation by myself and others of me as The International Salvador Dali Expert. He thought that the … Continue reading



CATCHING UP and Du NOYER SALE

So whatever happened to that Bernard Ewell, anyway? He has been almost absent from his blog. The answer lies more than anything else in some technical problems that he was finally able to figure out when others did not. Now … Continue reading



CREATITY – IS IT IS OR IS IT AIN’T?

Creativity is one of those words that I consider to be elastic. That is, they are stretched to cover whatever one wishes them to. Artful Dodgers: Fraud and Foolishness in the Art Market looks at others such as original; limited edition, … Continue reading



Viva La Mexico!

Once again we are in our beloved Mexico for a month! Our first week was spent in the thrill of visiting grandsons and their parents. Think I’m here with no Salvador Dali input? Not a chance. Remember, this is the … Continue reading



MOVING FORWARD WITH DALI SERVICES

For a third of a century I have been researching all available information about the 1,700+ print images by Salvador Dali and a vast array of others that are attributed to him but belong in the FAKES filing cabinets. In … Continue reading



130 YEAR PERSPECTIVE

In a day when absolutely astronomic prices are being paid for art by a few living artists, many of us are trying to make sense of the phenomenon. Remember, my take is that the word CONTEMPORARY  is 75% “temporary” and 25% “con”. … Continue reading



WHAT? THERESA FRANKS AGAIN?

OK, OK, I know. You’re tired of hearing that Theresa Franks and her Fine Art Registry finally went down in flames after posting an extraordinary number of lies and videos about me, Park West Gallery and others. The only reason … Continue reading