Art Lessons

Teaching Drawing and Painting Skills Drawing and painting are comprised of skills that can be taught, and anyone willing to work hard can learn to do both well. I concentrate on teaching the principles behind excellent drawing, color and painting, instead of...

Fair Has Nothing To Do With It

A book trailer for Fair Has Nothing To Do with It, by Cynthia Cotten. Every year, twelve-year-old Michael looks forward to his summer visit to his grandparent’s farm, to the sights and sounds of the country that always make him feel so alive, and especially to...

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...