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Category Archives: Just fun thoughts

So Much In ARTFUL DODGERS

With Artful Dodgers: Fraud and Foolishness In The Art Market through editing and into production at Abbott Press and with the front cover and back cover text finalized by my brilliant designer Lindsay Holt, I am into marketing discussions with … Continue reading



ANNIVERSARY OF A HISTORIC EVENT

Today, March 28, is the 152nd anniversary of a very dramatic Civil War event that occurred right here where I live. On this date, Union soldiers commanded by Maj. John Chivington (later of the Sand Creek Massacre) burned a great … Continue reading



Artful Dodgers -The Back Cover At the writers’ Conference in San Niguel de Allende I sat down with a group of the attendees and asked them to listen to the copy I had just written for the back cover … Continue reading



ADVICE FOR ARTISTS

There are two pieces of advice I would like to give all artists. The first concerns the many requests they get to donate art for charitable fundraisers and the second concerns their signatures. Artists: DO NOT DONATE ART TO CHARITIES … Continue reading



SAN MIGUEL TO WALES

The almost five weeks we spent in San Miguel de Allende was so good that after eight years of visits, we have signed a one year lease for a house. When we are not there, friends and family can use … Continue reading



CREATIVITY AGAIN

Creativity, the subject of my last posting, develops and is expressed throughout one’s life. When I was young, I noticed that when interviewed, very creative and accomplished people like Pablo Picasso, Pablo Cassals, Helen Frankenthaler and others always had the same … 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



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



THE LATEST ON OUR NEMESIS

Once again I have the pleasure of referring you to FINE ART INVESTIGATIONS at http://fineartinvestigations.blogspot.com/p/theresa-franks-criminal-investigation.html  to read about the further adventures of Theresa Franks of Fine Art Registry. I know my supporters, well-wishers and fans (that would be my dogs) will not … Continue reading



“CONTEMPORARY” ONCE AGAIN

Recently I wrote a post about reading a stack of the latest books that perport to explain the Contemporary Art Market and the amazing prices that super-rich people are apparently willing to pay for the works of living or recently deceased … Continue reading