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A Brief and Incomplete History of Stolen, Lost, and Destroyed Works of Art   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/28/13

A work of art that’s been stolen attains a tantalizing aura of mystery, a legendary status that grows with each hour of absence. A destroyed or a lost work of art can sometimes attain that level of mythos, as long as we are aware of its significance before it’s disappeared. But most art, in fact, most of the art that has ever been made throughout history, is simply lost and forgotten, and we don’t even realize it. Ancient art that was intended to last for eternity is slowly eroding, and contempo... [more]

An Artist's Hard Lesson Learned  
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10/29/09 Posted 10/29/09

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to sign a consignment agreement with a local frame shop here in Albuquerque. This shop had a beautiful frame that complemented my acrylic paintings on canvas. The owners, a husband and wife team, offered to frame my work, using this as my signature frame and display my work for sale, taking a 50% commission. We had a very positive working relationship for a couple of years. Then, suddenly, the couple separated and the wife was forced to sell the frame shop.... [more]


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