Tag Archives: Contemporary Art

WHAT ARE THESE PRICES ABOUT?

Now that the Fall is here it’s time for the big New York auction season. Already we have the amazing sale of a Giacometti “Chariot” sculpture at $101 million and a Van Gogh painting titled “Still Life, Vase With Daisies … Continue reading



ARTFUL DODGERS – PUBLISHED !!!

It’s true! And it’s available from Abbott Press (www.abbottpress.com) You can also order a Signed and dedicated copy by going to the book website: www.artfuldodgers.us.



ARTFUL DODGERS Getting Close

It’s apparently now all over but the printing! The galley has been proofed. The cover has been proofed. The marketing is in progress. Now all we have to do is wait a couple of weeks to order from amazon.com. We … Continue reading



Artful Dodgers -The Back Cover

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



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

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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



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



“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