Alchemy: Turning Art Into Liquid Gold

Tech Savvy Services Promise Quick Seamless Sales Art has forever been a notoriously illiquid asset, proving expensive, time-consuming, and frustrating in its resistance to quick and timely sales. But now, with an increasing acknowledgement that there is a swiftly growing demand for liquidity from serious collectors who wish to diversify or update their collections, and…

Wednesday Bits: Hate, Authority, Politics, & Money

Death of an Art Snob On Saturday, Sept. 19th, the world’s most famous art snob, Brian Sewell died, opening up no new dialog at all regarding the role of art criticism and how, if at all, it effects the public’s view of the art that surrounds them. I’m sure he could have cared less. Accused…

Wednesday Bits: Broad Benefits & Cross-Pollination

Trickle Down Taste The Broad opens this Sunday, in downtown Los Angeles —a stunning concrete lattice construction housing three floors that sample Eli and Edythe Broad’s personal collection. The most marvelous thing about it is the way that it stands as a shining example of a trickle down economy of taste. Everyone wins when a…