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Nam June Paik? Past tense. OVer IT!

…saw Nam June Paik at Asia Society the last day of the show… (yawns, stretches) I have to say, I still don’t get it. In fact, I get it less … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Snapshots: TAM’s morning reactions

What does The Art Machine make of Stefan Simchowitz? In his Reactor piece for Hyperallergic, Marion Maneker piles some hate on the art market’s latest boogie man, Stefan Simchowitz: “If … Continue reading

January 6, 2015

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
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