Salvatore Garau and There Is No Original Avant Garde Art After Marcel Duchamp

Salvatore Garau and There Is No Original Avant Garde Art After Marcel Duchamp

In the second installment of this informal “Why I Hate The World I Live In And How Society Has Fucked Up Art Or The Other Way Around” I bring you week-old news of a recent artwork sale in Italy by an Italian artist.Why is this …

Intrigue In the World of Photography IV: Man Ray at Christie’s

Intrigue In the World of Photography IV: Man Ray at Christie’s

And A Lot of Riffing On Stamps Full disclosure: I, shamefully, had no knowledge of this sale until someone whom I’ve never met but very much respect kindly put me in the loop.¬†As articles go this is not exactly hot on the heels of the …

Linda Nochlin and Why There Have Been No Great Women Artists

Linda Nochlin and Why There Have Been No Great Women Artists

Today’s tirade (sort of) is brought to you courtesy of the famous and apparently feminist essay by Linda Nochlin, Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?  In a way it’s about her essay, but mostly it’s about the aura surrounding it, the reception given …

Intrigue in the World of Photography III: The Helene Anderson Collection

Intrigue in the World of Photography III: The Helene Anderson Collection

I’ve enjoyed the research that has so far culminated in issues I (Lewis Hine) and II (Man Ray) of this mini-series, Intrigue in the World of Photography within TFG. So, when I found some printouts whilst combing through the various papers on my desk I …

Intrigue in the World of Photography II: The Fake Man Ray Prints

Intrigue in the World of Photography II: The Fake Man Ray Prints

To continue sort of fluidly from my last article about the fake Lewis Hines, this issue will look at another incredibly famous figure from the History of Photography (yes, it does require capitalisation today) whose photographs were forged and sold. His name is Man Ray …

Intrigue in the World of Photography I: The Fake Lewis Hine Prints

Intrigue in the World of Photography I: The Fake Lewis Hine Prints

This is completely unrelated to anything I’ve written about previously and has nothing to do with anything going on in the real world (I’m not very current-affairs-minded) but there was a recent episode of Fake or Fortune on the telly that brought up some interesting …

Auction Talk: London Photo Sales Continued

Auction Talk: London Photo Sales Continued

So as I was looking at the auction results and calculating average prices and whatnot I got a bit carried away and realised that I’d already written TOO MUCH. So splitting it up into multiple issues seemed like the best way to proceed. Already published …

Auction Talk: London Photo Sales 2019

Auction Talk: London Photo Sales 2019

Well, I started typing this out and realised that I had waaaaaaay too much to talk about so I’m splitting this issue into probably 3 or 4 issues, all about the London May 2019 Photo sales (I don’t think you’ll see this in the same …

Art Market Matters: The Last da Vinci Discovered

Art Market Matters: The Last da Vinci Discovered

I love reading Kenny Schachter. He makes the acidity of the art world incredibly palatable. In recent news he’s posted an update on artnet about the location of the “Last da Vinci”. I couldn’t not read it.  The History As We Know It I used …