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Category Archives: Connoisseurship

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



Update on ARTFUL DODGERS

It seems I get almost daily inquiries about the progress of Artful Dodgers: Fraud and Foolishness in the Art Market toward publication and availability. I am working with an agent to craft a Proposal to publishers and the advice I … Continue reading



INVESTING IN ART? DON’T BET ON IT

Every day I receive online a posting by Todd Sigety titled “Appraiser Workshops”. It usually has reprints and synopses of articles related to art that have appeared elsewhere. It’s a great way to keep up with a wide range of … Continue reading



MORE GOOD STUFF HAPPENING

Wouldn’t it be great if we could stop worrying about and talking about Theresa Franks and Fine Art Registry? After being attacked by her Googlebomb for three years and being the target of her lying rants on Youtube, it’s so nice to … Continue reading



HURTFUL NONSENSE

When I wrote in an earlier blog posting that I was going to Mexico to visit Dali collector and expert Enrique  Zepeda, a nasty individual known to all in the Dali market sent an e-mail to Enrique saying, “You are not … Continue reading



DALI FOR EVERYMAN

Having spent thirty-two years studying the life and art of Salvador Dali (Spanish 1904-1989) I continue to be fascinated by the ways in which people relate to the man and his work. I am also impressed that the passage of … Continue reading



COMPETITION FOR ARTFUL DODGERS?

ARTFUL DODGERS: FRAUD AND FOOLISHNESS IN THE ART MARKET  is moving toward publication with solicitations for a full proposal with sample chapters having been received from three literary agents. That’s a very high percentage of the number to whom I … Continue reading