The art of speaking “art”, or, the art world’s version of technobabble.
Translating art babble, one word at a time.
Tips on how to encourage your kids to become collectors.
A continued look at the morality of art and the distinction between the art and the artist.
If I told you that 20 years from now 80% of the art of the art you are buying today would be be worth about half of what you paid for it, would you still keep buying? Most collectors I know would not be happy with this news. In fact, many of them would be […]
How important is Fraud in the SF/F art market? I could write lengthy blogs on how forgers break down and then reconstitute the same clay to fashion Mid- and South American artifacts, using original (thousand-year-old) molds. But there are Archaelogy magazines for that. I could tell you how numismatists weigh coins to identify the fakes, […]
At the heart of this debate is a real difference between how some creators of commercial art (i.e, art produced for the purpose of persuasion/marketing) view the kind of art they are commissioned to create, and how they view the art they create that no one is paying them to produce, what they call “personal […]
Throughout the 1990s, while weekend antiques and craft fairs, and even Ren Faires, were drawing tens of thousands of attendees each weekend, SF cons were still deliberating the good of “one day memberships” and advertising in local newspapers. SF cons added video games, showed movies, invited author celebrities. Didn’t help. What Happened? The rising cost […]