Tag Archives: visual arts

Who Benefits?

Last week, a triptych by Francis Bacon, “Three Studies of Lucian Freud,” sold at auction for $142.4 million, a record auction price.  The seller, an unnamed collector in Rome, gains significantly from the transaction as does the auction house and … Continue reading

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I Met a Guy at a Bar

I met a guy at a bar.  No, this isn’t one of those stories.  It was a sushi bar, and he was getting takeout while I was getting something to eat on the way home.  A few minutes of chatting … Continue reading

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Experiencing Cuts to Arts Education

[Six days after writing this piece about cuts in my school district, the New York Times reported on the use of digital technology there: “even as technology spending has grown, the rest of the district’s budget has shrunk, leading to … Continue reading

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Prague, Vienna, and artistic production

In the car today, my son asked, “how much art does an artist usually make?”  We had returned less than 48 hours previously from a ten-day trip to Prague and Vienna, during which my children were exposed to more creative … Continue reading

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An Object of Value

Tissot “La Mondaine” I flew across country and back last week for a conference, which afforded me the time to read a novel, something I don’t often get to do in the middle of a semester. I chose Steve Martin’s … Continue reading

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