Does Monet Beat the Dow? How Artworks Perform as an Investment
Nov08

Does Monet Beat the Dow? How Artworks Perform as an Investment

In an October article, James Tarmy comes to the conclusion on investing in fine art that many have before his analysis:  Whatever the ultimate price, the work of fine art adds value simply because one can enjoy it.  Beyond that, the Bloomberg journalist has correctly shown how purchasing a work in a specific point of time can beat or lag traditional investor indexes.   Source: Does Monet Beat the Dow? How Artworks Perform as an...

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NETFLIX ICARUS – A Doping Documentary Gone Right
Aug22

NETFLIX ICARUS – A Doping Documentary Gone Right

A review of Netflix Icarus – how Russian athletes beat anti-doping rules

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Japan’s New Billionaire Doesn’t Suck at all.
May28

Japan’s New Billionaire Doesn’t Suck at all.

The significance of fine art and the value society places on iconic artists came to a head this week.  Basquiat’s Untitled, 1982 set the artist record at auction to date, $110.5 million.   The new owner Yusaku Maezawa (@yousuck2020) is being courted in the media as the go-to trendsetter.  The auction purchase is just one of many to date that detail how he understands the significance of the work and the artist.  Here is the...

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The Photographic Essay – Journalism or Hobby
Jan10

The Photographic Essay – Journalism or Hobby

The professional photographer today can be found in many varieties – anyone who is paid to shoot is considered a professional.   Earning a living solely from the art form is not for the faint of heart.   Doctors are notoriously known to be weekend hobbyists.  Yet only a few really earn a place among those capable of influencing photography as a medium. When a new perspective appears, one that takes the common and visually tells...

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