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Art World Talk: International Art English Has Taken Over The Art World

Art World Talk: International Art English Has Taken Over The Art World

So, I had a thought the other day while I was writing an exceptionally lengthy and tiring job application (for a position I didn’t get). As often happens when you’re engaged in an exceptionally lengthy and tiring task (see above), your mind has occasion to 

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 in the World and Peter Lik

Art Market Matters: The Most Expensive Photograph in the World and Peter Lik

When you type in the words “world’s most expensive photograph” you don’t actually get the Koons result. I wasn’t entirely sure why this should be but can only surmise that google hasn’t caught up yet. What you do find when you type in the above 

Art Market Matters: The Most Expensive Photograph and Jeff Koons

Art Market Matters: The Most Expensive Photograph and Jeff Koons

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 had to do some digging. As it turned 

Photo History: Wedgwood Beyond the Porcelain

Photo History: Wedgwood Beyond the Porcelain

So. I just discovered that I share a birthday with a relatively major historical figure. I’m not talking about Che (born May 14th, not June, at least according to his mother). No. Imma talk ’bout Thomas Wedgwood. And before you go off on one, no 

Photo History: Mass Observation, May 12th, and Humphrey Spender

Photo History: Mass Observation, May 12th, and Humphrey Spender

It occurred to me last week that since today is May 12th, which is Mass Observation day, I should probably coincide it with another issue. Fortunately, for the sake of this blog’s integrity, Mass Observation can be partially viewed through its contact with photography, and 

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: Talking About Diane Arbus

Photo History: Talking About Diane Arbus

I thought that talking about Diane Arbus would be difficult, for the obvious reason that everyone talks about her. But after having used the Hayward Gallery exhibition to open up the subject a bit in my previous post, I’m finding it less arduous to find 

Photo History: Diane Arbus’s Early Years

Photo History: Diane Arbus’s Early Years

Last week I made a rare London excursion to visit a close friend and see an exhibition together, which is our thing. We try to see photography exhibitions, but sometimes slum it with art. Anyway, this time we met up at the Hayward Gallery to