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Translating art babble, one word at a time.
Without light, can there be art?
The language of art collecting can be strange, wonderful and at times totally mystifying to outsiders. It's a vocabulary rife with very specific descriptors...
Where's Fred Gambino? Premiering a new art book at this year's Worldcon!
"Dolls"? "No, they're ACTION FIGURES!" But no. In this case, they're dolls.
A trip down memory lane - with art catalogs!
It's hard to believe that we met Alan 28 years ago - I think it was his first SF Worldcon - In Atlanta, GA. ...
You may be wondering what inspired my ongoing series "Where are they Today?" - postings which shed light on the doings of artists whose...
A conference on alien contact inspires a change in careers
The artful collector talks about illustrations, and the blurred line between private and commercial art.
Frank M. Robinson's special award ceremony WILL be rescheduled!
A look at building a collection of SF/F art in the modern era.
A discussion about collectors who change WHAT they collect, over time.
A look at "fine art" from SF/F illustrators.
The Artful Collector explores the artliness of knick-knacks.
A look at Walter Velez's art and current projects.
Jane Frank looks at Jill Bauman's work.
The Hugo awards for Professional Artist, from 1980 through 1992, were dominated by artist Michael Whelan (Jim Burns won once during those years, in...
A look at Xbox and the games with Gold.
Is there anything to the idea that one can truly INVEST in collectibles - like comic books and illustration art - the way one invests in treasury bonds, equities and real estate?
Ralph 124C41+ was the first modern american science fiction novel, written by the father of science fiction, Hugo Gernsback, and published in installments in his Modern Electrics magazine in 1911. One of our contributors acquired a 1st edition decades ago and it is now going up on the auction block.
Jane Frank takes us through the stages of mourning for book covers.
This week's piece covers the remainder of the main ACE Doubles cover artists and illustrators.
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.
How does one reconcile the moral dilemma of liking art from an artist one dislikes on moral grounds?
Ahh nostalgia. For a book series? Certainly, so long as its the tete-beche wonder of the Ace Double. Two books in one! Steve waxes eloquent on a reading experience that is sadly largely forgotten.
The artful collector goes over how not for sale art could actually be for sale and some reasons why it wouldn't be.
What you always wanted to know and never thought to ask about commissioning pet portraits.
The Artful Collector gives some pointers on commissioning portraits.