Monthly Archives: November 2012

Damien Hirst Goes Down

Christ Driving the Traders from the Temple, El Greco, circa 1600, oil on canvas, National Gallery, London An article from yesterday’s Independent of London on the great sell off of Damien Hirst’s work. Interestingly the collapsing ¬†Ponzi scheme signaled by … Continue reading

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The Success and Failure of Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh, Red Vineyard, 1888–the single painting that van Gogh sold during his lifetime From Solar Dance by Modris Eksteins: The problem was that Vincent both craved and despised success. Indicative was his response to his last exhibition with … Continue reading

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