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Confused Branding?

Confused Branding?

What are you trying to sell me?

Art (E)valuation

Art (E)valuation

I’m an art lover, and two articles from my perusing of the NY Times this past week made me really think about the meaning of the true ‘value’ of art (or evaluating the value of art):

From the NY Times article ‘Big Sales and Blue-Chip Sales at Art Basel Miami:’

“‘The art market is back!’ was the chorus this week among most of the major dealers at the fair…”

Read the full article here.

And, from ‘Nazis’ ‘Degenerate Art’ Resurfaces in Berlin:’

‘The past still thrusts itself back into the headlines here… [n]ow it has reappeared as art… the 11 sculptures [found] proved to be survivors of Hitler’s campaign against what the Nazis notoriously called “degenerate art.” Several works, records showed, were seized from German museums in the 1930s, paraded in the fateful “Degenerate Art” show, and in a couple of cases also exploited for a 1941 Nazi film, an anti-Semitic comedy lambasting modern art.’

Read the full article here.

First thoughts: Where exactly did the art market go? Did all the artists stop creating? Did all the art lovers disappear? And ‘Degenerate’ Art? How can these pieces’ worth be culturally marked as ‘degenerate?’ And their ‘value’ now?

Just my luck…

So as luck would have it, the day after I decide to take the plunge and start this little blog, my powercord caught on fire.

Now I’ll admit- I have the flair for the dramatic, but my powercord really was flaming and smoking. How in the world does that happen? Well let’s start at the beginning…