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Jerry Nadler’s champions ART (American Royalties Too)

“I firmly believe that the time has come for us to establish a resale royalty right here in the United States. By adopting a resale royalty, the United States would join the rest of the world in recognizing this important right”

November 13, 2014

How To Talk About Paul McCarthy

What, I ask you, should one expect if one asks artist Paul McCarthy to create a Christmas tree for the place of honor at a renowned, must-attend art fair? Well, … Continue reading

November 6, 2014

The Bigger Than Life Team Behind Paul McCarthy’s Inflammatory Inflatables

In the last few weeks, Paul McCarthy has catapulted into the public imagination as the infamous artist firmly behind Paris’s ill-fated “Tree” (aka #pluggate). The public artwork may have attracted all types … Continue reading

November 6, 2014

BOOKS: Art as an investment? Sure, if you’re name’s Mugrabi

      “Prestige is the shadow of money and power.” ~C. Wright Mills In her cheekily titled book, ART AS AN INVESTMENT? Melanie Gerlis (Art Market Editor of The … Continue reading

August 19, 2014

BOOKS: Art Detective, Robert K. Wittman’s Memoir

Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures By Robert K. Wittman, John Shiffman Broadway Books, New York, 2010   Famous art detective Robert K Wittman’s memoir, … Continue reading

August 13, 2014

I Rant: Koons is OK with Me.

  While reading yet another article bashing Jeff Koons, I decided it was time to out myself once and for all: I am a Jeff Koons non-hater. Lately the volume … Continue reading

July 7, 2014

AUCTION: Monet’s ‘Nymphéas’ sells for £31.7 million

    Sotheby’s boasted a total of £121.9 million from their London Evening sale of Impressionist & Modern Art. Top lot, Claude Monet’s Nymphéas (Water lilies) achieved  £31.7 million and … Continue reading

June 24, 2014

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