Monday, October 28, 2013

Andy Warhol and Authenticity

Spilling the soup on Andy Warhol's legacy | Art and design | " . . . Warhol's prices today are phenomenal. But how authentic are those "masterpieces" that sell for millions? Is there even such a thing as a genuine Andy Warhol? What you see is what you get, said Warhol. He was joking, as usual."

Monday, October 21, 2013

Abby Martin at Zeitgeist Media Festival (video)

Abby Martin at Zeitgeist Media Festival | Brainwash Update - YouTube: "Abby Martin remarks on her trip to the Zeitgeist Media Festival in Los Angeles, going over the importance of art and activism and featuring interviews with host of 'Buzzsaw', Tyrel Ventura and Zeitgeist founder, Peter Joseph."

Monday, October 14, 2013

Art Galleries, Massive Exhibition Spaces (video)

Galleries are Converting Roller Rinks and Airplane Hangers Into Massive Exhibition Spaces - "....Mr. Marlow said his White Cube gallery doesn't regret for a moment going big. After opening that football-field-size space in London last year, 130,000 people stopped by—more than the gallery got at its two other, smaller London galleries combined. Some artists are ready to take a contrarian view. Next week, around the same time Mr. Jackson opens his race car show, the artist aims to open a nonprofit gallery of his own called Bunker 259. It will be housed in the same Brooklyn building as his studio, and the idea, he said, is to showcase a single piece by a single artist at a time, with coffee and snacks for guests. His space is about 160 square feet, or roughly "the size of a living room," he said."

Monday, October 7, 2013

Collecting, Art Galleries, Negotiate Prices

Negotiate Prices in Art Galleries - "..."Galleries never have sales, it's considered bad taste," says Manhattan contemporary art gallery owner Renato Danese. Still most art sold by him, and other dealers, he says, goes for something less than the stated price. There is a certain etiquette to the conversation. "A client comes in and says, 'I'm interested in this painting,' " Mr. Denato says, "and I say, 'I'm glad that you respond to it positively.' The client asks, 'What is the price?' I tell him the price. He says, 'Can you help me out with that?' and I may offer 10%." Debra Force, a New York City-based dealer in American art, agrees. "Every work is discounted," she says. "I can't think of an instance in a long time where someone paid the asking price."..." (read more at link above)

NYTimes: Art & Design