Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Big bucks for Bacon

Ever wondered why Francis Bacon's work has become so exceptionally highly priced? The Art Newspaper explains. The Bacon exhibition at the Tate opened last week.

Bedtime reading

On the reading list: a new book by James Goodwin on international art markets. The chapters on The Netherlands and Belgium are written by Rachel Campbell and Victor Ginsburgh respectively. No surprises there.

Damn, Damien (2)

The Guardian reports on the Hirst sale: "Hirst is unlikely to feel disappointed - he has made more money in two days than all the artists in the National Gallery earned in a lifetime."

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Damn, Damien

Despite a financial market crisis, the Damien Hirst auction at Sotheby's London did surprisingly well. (Last week, The Economist published this article on Hirst and the sale.)

Friday, 5 September 2008

Fall Forecast looks forward to the fall. According to one painter the big trend will be "more of the same, only less money". We'll see.

On my schedule for the fall: Francis Bacon and Mark Rothko.