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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



Memories With Duncan

My son Duncan is visiting Colorado Springs on a trip from his home in Rio de Janeiro and Melinda and I with our two dogs drove up from Santa Fe to see him. We’ll also have visits with my daughter … Continue reading



Salvador Dali Is Everywhere!

Those of us who both know well the work of Salvador Dali and also have opportunities to see lots of art are always finding Dalinian imagery and ideas in the work of other modern and contemporary artists. Some acknowledge their debt … Continue reading



ANOTHER VICTIM FIGHTS BACK

In December, 2011, an Amended  Complaint was filed in federal court in New York by Canadian art authenticator Peter Paul Biro. I have a copy. The original lawsuit named New Yorker magazine (Conde Nast) and investigative journalist David Grann and … Continue reading



WHY NOT A DALI CATALOG?

Whether you spell it “catalog” or “catalogue” raisonne, it’s an important tool for collectors, curators, appraisers and others who want information about an artist and his art. Certainly the world of Salvador Dali has long needed a fully dependable catalog … 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



I WAS AN ILLEGAL ALIEN IN MEXICO !

I’m going to tell you a story and I hope the people from the Dark Side of the market don’t twist it and use it to discredit me. If they do, it will be a refreshing change from their lying … Continue reading



DALI FOR EVERYMAN

Having spent thirty-eight 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



ART MARKET SLIPPING?

If you believe the news releases from the PR departments of Sotheby’s and Christie’s, you believe the art market is booming along in this time of otherwise financial uncertainty. You believe that the super-rich are moving from stock investments to … Continue reading