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This week, inequality in the art market, is Tokyo provincial, Gerhard Richter, the new George W. Bush portrait, are online curators kidding themselves and more.
“Many economists say that art can’t be in a bubble because, frankly, it’s not much of an investment in the first place. Unlike stocks, an artwork’s price reflects numerous nonfinancial intangibles, like the pleasure of owning a painting or, perhaps more important, its ability to signal the owner’s vast wealth and erudition.”
“Hardly a month goes by without a court being asked to settle a dispute over the nature of artistic meaning, expression or authenticity.”
“If you were a former president of the United States and the time came to have yourself recorded for posterity in an official oil portrait, would you choose to be portrayed next to a smooth-talking horse thief fleeing a lynch mob? How about pillaging bandits? Or maybe the minions of rapacious timber barons?
Probably not. Unless, that is, you are George W. Bush.”
“Anyway, replace ‘curator’ with ‘people who are really picky with what they share on Facebook’ and maybe Joe Hill will be right on the money!”
Toilet paper when used with toilet roll holder with a horizontal axle parallel to the wall has two possible orientations: the toilet paper may hang over (in front) or under (behind) the roll … In surveys of American consumers and of bath and kitchen specialists, 60–70% of respondents prefer over.
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