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Note, the format of my Short and Sweet reviews differs in that they simply comprise the book blurb and a short response (hence, the short and sweet). 470 more words

Book Reviews

Eating Lunch With Dinosaurs...

After a long park visit, a quick stop to see Otto at Duplex Gallery

and check the new show…including this piece by Shiloh Castello…

and this piece reminding me of my childhood…now don’t get me wrong readers, I had loving parents who made my brothers and me into creative people BUT…or should I say BUTT…they both smoked…the story of my childhood (except the cigarettes would have been Pall Mall)…(the smell of a full ashtray is with me still) 41 more words

Experiencing a Work of Art

Art History has a slightly misleading title that makes people assume they’re artists, however, the real art historian has a much less public face. We’ll emerge every so often when a painting has sold at a record price at Christie’s or when a forgery is revealed or a painting stolen or vandalised to provide a little background, but then we shrink back into our libraries and universities, our public role over. 469 more words


The Art World Is Crazy

I have been mildly obsessed with freeports—the secretive, treasure-crammed warehouses where Picassos are stashed alongside stacked bars of gold, tax-free—since David Segal’s 2012 New York Time… 242 more words