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The Fascism of Recent Art History: A Conspiracy of Hysterical Importance

by DARREN JONES
History, it is said, is written by the victors. But consider who they were and the probability that the annals of human experience have been accurately recorded becomes mired in doubt. Maniacal emperors, murderous zealots, and despotic psychopaths have connived their way to power for millennia. Even those rulers who were moderate or beloved were not immune to vaingloriously tilting the scales of perpetuity in favor of their accomplishments, or those of their favorites, for that is human... [more]
Posted by DARREN JONES on 5/16/16
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Is the Internet Living Up to Its Promise as Democratic Equalizer of the Art Market?

by Edo Dijksterhuis
On June 20, the Berlin-based online auction house Auctionata sold an 18th century Chinese clock. Created by a Guangzhou workshop, the musical and automaton clock is ivory-mounted and adorned with figurines and pagodas set in a mountain scene. The bidding started with 300,000 euro. A mere ten minutes later the final bid of 3.37 million euro was made, setting a new online auction record. The buyer is an art world fixture: businessman Liu Yiqian, owner of the Long Museum in Shanghai. More... [more]
Posted by Edo Dijksterhuis on 7/15/15
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