Crush, Pop, Bomb, Fall: All Used to Describe Results from Sotheby’s Hong Kong Art Auction

Credit Crunch Crushes Art AuctionBBC Pop Goes the Bubble in Chinese & Indian ArtBusinessweek Masriadi Breaks Post-Lehman Stupor at Hong Kong Art AuctionBloomberg Sotheby’s Chinese, Indian Art Sale Bombs in Wake of Wall Street CrisisBusinessweekSotheby’s Shares Fall Amid Concern About Art MarketBloomberg Copyright Leanne Goebel. May not be used without permission.

Damien Hirst at Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

Opening Friday, October 10! Above: Damien Hirst, Saint Sebastian, Exquisite Pain, 2007 (detail), glass, steel, bullock, arrows, crossbow bolts and formaldehyde solution, 126 3/4 x 61 1/4 x 61 1/4 inches. Courtesy of the Goss-Michael Foundation.Photo by Prudence Cuming Associates. © Damien Hirst. MCA DENVER presents Damien Hirst’s signature works, including Saint Sebastian, Exquisite Pain,…

Being an artist is not an easy life

A great article in the London Times here, explores how leading British artists got started. Grayson PerryGrayson’s tip Hone your personal skills. You can have all the technique and all the originality in the world, but if you’re not much fun to be around, nobody will want to work with you. Go to openings if…

PBS’ Art 21 too risky for public school?

“The foolish insistence of Dallas Independent School District to allow its teachers to teach this pornographic material and leftist drivel is a textbook example of a school district out of control, and an administration that should NO LONGER be funded by taxpayers.” So quotes a writer from Dallas in response to an article Sept. 22,…

Exhibit Showcases Female Memories, Durango Herald, Sept. 19, 2008

“The Insistence of Memory,” an exhibit at the Durango Arts Center’s Local Expressions gallery, is a show featuring “five women, five forms, five perspectives not to be forgotten,” according to the news release, also suggesting the show was “fresh.” “Fresh” and “memorable” for Durango, or the greater art world? “The Insistence of Memory” is a…