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While it is impossible to predict the directions of the art market, an 80/20 rule can help you trace the value.
Jane Frank had one last thing to add to her Art Hierarchies: Familiarity.
An interview with Greg Viggiano, Executive Director of the Museum of Science Fiction
If I told you that 20 years from now 80% of the art of the art you are buying today would be be worth...
Final installment in the art hierarchies series discussing the permanance of art.
Jane resolves to be more controversial in 2014....
Steve takes us through the pages of Spacemen, Warren Publications second film-centered magazine helmed by the late, great, missed and lamented Forrest J. Ackerman.
Jane Frank discusses Michael Whelan's value ... no, wait, Jane Frank discusses the value of Micheal Whelan's art... no, wait, Jane Frank discusses the value of value and how our different goals and perceptions influence the way we view, purchase and value art.
Jane Frank, the Artful Collector, discusses actual and perceived value of handmade art.
Darren Slade explores the dangers inherent in an ever-expanding Star Wars universe and asks if George Lucas will ever get to make his art films?
The Artful Collector gives some tips on why you should always get signed artwork.
Examples of how art hierarchies are determined by what people will pay for an artwork.
Reproductions will almost certainly have no value at all. Except as "decoration."
Every con has a name badge, and most of them are well designed, like a little piece of art. Badge collecting is a great way to save convention memories
Space Piracy! Giant Mutated Rats! What's not to obsess over?
Please don't shoot the messenger. I'm not responsible for the "high" and "low" art divide—into which categories we've shoved "art we collectively treasure" vs "art...
The "Art vs. Craft" debate seems never-ending, because it hinges on an ever-evolving understanding of how we perceive what is considered "art".
It behooves to attend to the HIERARCHIES that establish "worthiness" in the field I've chosen. In the field of illustrative art, the challenge has never been about finding authentic items, nor even a good supply of them (until recently, illustrative art has been plentiful). Rather, it has always been a matter of finding what experts call "meritorious items" - those that are of the highest, one hopes extraordinary, aesthetic qualit
A survey of Doctor Who websites - official and fan.
I was deep into Gundam Wing starting in middle school, and it was the catalyst for me to start taking drawing and writing very seriously.
Criticism is commonplace in the music industry, in film, and in the world of "fine art". Shouldn't we have that kind of critic in our field of collecting, too?
For fans of classic space opera, one of the most iconic movie franchises ever produced in the genre is arguably that of the Star Wars saga. Not surprisingly, one of the most informative sites on the web pertaining to all that is Star Wars is the aptly named www.starwars.com.
The Tom Swift Jr. books had great, evocative covers, quite pulp-like, and were quick reads.
Fans, publishers, art directors, and collectors expected Worldcon art shows to display the best-of-the-best art being created in the field, and top artists looked forward to meeting their expections. NO MORE.
A preliminary scouting report on LoneStarCon3 - including a report on the winners of the Chesley Awards for fantastic art.
I must confess, when it comes to SF/F the more you see of it, the easier it is to become innured to its novelty. Familiarity with dragons, wizards, and flying saucers can breed not contempt - but worse: indifference and inattention.
Poe was too dry and Lovecraft was too trippy for my 10 year old soul, but Mr. Hurwood hit the spot, scratched the itch, tripped my trigger and blew my gaskets!
I am totally biased and opinionated when it comes to art. It has to connect with me in some emotional way.
Browsing through my photo file yielded one of me taken at the 16th annual Chesley Awards, 2001, accepting an award for one of the...
This past February I had the great pleasure of speaking with Mr. Murray Tinkelman, the famous and award winning illustrator. This came about by...