Shows and Markets

Objects of Art Santa Fe

Objects of Art, A Refreshing and Engaging Show in Santa Fe

You can visit Santa Fe for days and not have enough time to go through all of the galleries and shops. Yet that doesn’t seem to keep anyone away from the many shows featuring some spectacular objects. Objects of Art was my first, and for now only, show in Santa Fe. If you expect an

Antiques Business

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Antiquing in Buenos Aires

The guide book published in 2006 we expected would lead us to some antiques shops was looking like it might be a guide to things that weren’t there anymore. While the first two antiques shops were gone, we did manage to locate a healthy antiques district. I expect antiques to be more popular in a

Texas Art

Opening of Strangers and Privileged Ignorance at Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Privileged Ignorance: An Opening at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Allison Proulx discovered a kinship with Dallas artist Maryanne Meltzer, who died in April. While they never met, their work hangs side-by-side in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Meltzer’s Strangers explore alienation and the concept of the stranger, while work by Proulx explores the luxury of being a consumer among an unseen and ignored

Books

Damien Hirst, Shark

The Mental Impossibility of Depreciation in the Mind of Someone Buying

Book Review: The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art by Don Thompson. If you are one of the many out there with the impression that contemporary art is a good investment, you may come away with a different impression after reading the $12 Million Stuffed Shark. This book has been out for

Museums

Rufino Tamayo at MOMA (1941)

On the Idea of a Modern Art Museum

I’ve often thought that history should be taught backwards. Start with our own place in time and trace the steps back. Of course that would be hard to do with museums. We don’t know quite what from our own time deserves collecting. We also don’t know quite where we are in the particular paradigm of

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