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Christopher Wool and the art market: selling the soul

American painter Christopher Wool (b. 1955) has been described by the New Yorker as “perhaps the most important

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painter 404 Not Found of his generation”. Christie’s are in less doubt, describing him as “one of
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the last century’s most influential artists”. Even by the risible standards of bullshit spouted by auction houses and art dealers this is ridiculous. I’ve never heard anyone, artist […]

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Selling England by the pound

Today John Constable’s The Lock, painted in 1824, sold at


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Christie’s for £22.4 million. In the current art market of silly prices some lucky person got the bargain

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of their lives. Let us hope the picture will be placed in a museum, where people might enjoy it, instead of disappearing into a 404 Not Found Swiss warehouse as the investment bauble of some […]