Musings On Photography

Tackling The Tricky Topic of The Art Market

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 […]

Art Market Matters: The Most Expensive Photograph Never

Art Market Matters: The Most Expensive Photograph Never

This episode of AMM sort of carries over from the recent issue on Jeff Koons. It actually started out life within the main body of the previous article but then I realised that the entire thing was far too long so here we are. Back […]

Art Market Matters: The Most Expensive Photograph Ever?

Art Market Matters: The Most Expensive Photograph Ever?

I was doing some reading recently and came across a figure retrieved from a report on the Global Photography Market. [1] Because I don’t pay for exclusive access to sites like ArtTactic or Artnet’s price database, I only know the figure, the name of the […]

Art Market Matters: The Last da Vinci

Art Market Matters: The Last da Vinci

Unusually, I’m breaking my pure-photo-blog ethic just this once so we can all observe an anniversary that no one reading this will ever care about. I don’t care much either, but it’s an excuse to talk about a thing that happened a year-and-a-bit ago that […]

Photo History: In The Beginning, There Was Diane Arbus…

Photo History: In The Beginning, There Was Diane Arbus…

Last week I made a rare London excursion to visit a dear friend and view an exhibition together, which is our thing. More often than not it’s photography but we have been known to expand our minds with art, too, although it’s infrequent and we […]

Auction Talk: The Consignment

Auction Talk: The Consignment

I suppose this is a bit of a fluffy issue really because it’s based on my somewhat limited experience working in an auction house and doesn’t go into intense detail… It’s like an intro! Just think of it as an intro. It’s not specific to […]

Auction Talk: The Catalogue Cover

Auction Talk: The Catalogue Cover

I usually don’t stoop so low as to employ overused cliches, but that saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” is surprisingly apt here. The cover of anything, be it book, album (I ran out of examples) is what everyone sees first. It’s a […]