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?
A preliminary scouting report on LoneStarCon3 – including a report on the winners of the Chesley Awards for fantastic art.
In the past two posts I’ve written about collectors and artists “From Hell” – the ways they can be high maintenance people . . . to the point where I lose patience and don’t want to deal with them. This week I want to talk about the “bright side” of what I do. Because while […]
Do you think artists have a monopoly on “crazy”? Heh. You ain’t seen nothin, till you’ve had to handle the people who buy SF/F art. Not for nothin’ do corporations send employees for special training to develop their “customer service skills” 🙂 Collectors can be among the most “high maintenance” people you’ll ever encounter. […]
Let’s say, for the sake of this posting, that our corner of the collecting world consists of two groups: The Creators and The Collectors. Which group, do you think, has the monopoly on “crazy”? I’ll get to picky, obsessive and demanding collectors next week: for now, I want to deal with Artists – the group […]
Rich men (I am going to fall back on the male gender because most of the collectors in the field of illustration art and books are male) don’t let scarcity stop them from getting what they want. That’s what money is for. Put another way: When they see “sold” signs on paintings in my catalogs, […]