Following or opposing tradition?

“Observing a tradition implies following, but does it mean following and nothing more? One can follow the rules and models, when doing so is really following; and one can oppose them, when doing so is really following. Is opposing really following? When one...

Dealing direct: do artists really need galleries? (Yes…)

Successful artists, as well as some smart youngsters, are in no rush to secure big-league representation The Art Newspaper When Haunch of Venison closed in March 2013, the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos was left without a gallery in London or New York—the two...

Can an Economist’s Theory Apply to Art?

New York Times Thomas Piketty is a name on a lot of people’s lips at the moment. The French economist’s new book, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” is a historic survey of wealth concentration that has quickly become a go-to text for the gathering debate on...

INTERNATIONAL ARTS: The Great Divide in the Art Market

New York Times | LONDON — The art market tends to be written and talked about as a singular thing. The headline-grabbing millions spent on postwar and contemporary trophies dominate perceptions of how art is bought and sold, leaving more earth-bound collecting short...