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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
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

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 […]