Bill Henson Nude Teen Controversy

An exhibition by the Australian photographer Bill Henson was recently raided by police in Sydney, Australia. The Henson exhibition included images of a naked 13 year old girl. Photographs were taken and police are now investigating the matter.Continue Reading

Adolf Hitler and the Chapman Brothers

Brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman have added some psychodelic rainbows and and hearts to their Adolf Hitler paintings that they bought at auction for £115,000 and are now selling them for £685,000. The paintings which will be sold as one work is called “If Hitler had been a Hippy How Happy Would We Be”Continue Reading

Travel Photos

Posting has been a little light lately as I have been doing some travel. I’m in a place called Byron Bay, which I went to a couple of years ago.

Here’s a few holiday snaps..

A possum looking for something to eat. He also keeps me awake at night by jumping on my roof!Continue Reading

More on Lucian Freud’s Big Sue Painting

The Freakonomics Blog has interviewed the arts writer Olav Velthuis and the University of Chicago professor David Galenson about the price paid for Lucian Freud’s “Benefits Supervisor Sleeping“. I found it interesting that the $33.6 million paid for the painting would keep the United States in gasoline for 20 minutes.Continue Reading

Most Expensive Living Artist – Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud has become the most expensive living artist at auction with his “Big Sue” painting. The large naked woman painted on a couch is called “Benefits Supervisor Sleeping” and sold for $33.6m or £17.2m at Christies last week. The sitter is Sue Tilley and she sat for Freud over a four year period.Continue Reading

List of Artist Scammers and Fraudsters

I know I keep mentioning art scams and the emails that artists receive, but they continue to help artists that are new to the internet. So, I thought I would create a post with the art scammer’s name and email. I’ll update this post with new names, aliases and emails of the scummy excuses for human beings and hopefully it will prevent a lot of artists from being ripped off.

Please leave a comment on this post with the name and email of any art scam emails that you receive and I will add it to the list. If artists are suspicious and do a Google search for the person (poor excuse for one), I hope they find this post! Please link to this post and/or tell your artist friends about it.

The way they work is to send you a check/cheque that is much larger than the amount you agreed on for your art. They ask you to send the extra money back to them, just before you find out that their check is fake. Insist on using payment methods like or and they will leave you alone.


(scammers are arranged alphabetically by their first name)

Bikram Shrestha –
Claire –
Claire Pink –
Crewford –
Dave Frank –
Francis Morgan for Expressmover
Garritt Miller –
George Craige –
Henry Matt –
James Carter
Jane Francis –
Janet Brand -
Janet Rumsey –
Janet Vida –
Jeff Carter for
Jeff Moll
Jessica –
Johnson Mark –
Kim Bauer -
Lisa Benson –, and
Nicole Roane –
Precious –
Raymond Hyslop – and
Robert Cole –
Sandra Haddock -
Sandra Williams –
Steven Pallin -
Susan Cutter -
Swane Mackerel –
Tina Brown –

Robert Rauschenberg Dead at 82

The NY Times has just reported that the American artist Robert Rauschenberg has died at the age of 82. Rauschenberg passed away on Monday night in his home. Recently the artist was hospitalized with pneumonia.Continue Reading

Tobias Meyer – Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Auction

Here’s an interesting link to a video of Tobias Meyer of Sotheby’s talking about some important works from their upcoming contemporary art auction on Wednesday. He talks about a large triptych by Francis Bacon which is expected to sell for a figure with lots of zeros on the end of it. You can also browse the catalogue online (I think you still have to register to view them, but it’s free).Continue Reading

Spencer Tunick in Vienna, Austria

New York photographer and flesh architect Spencer Tunick is rallying the troops again. Tunick is planning a shoot in Vienna, Austria, at the Ernst-Happel-Stadium. He is hoping to get more than 3000 participants to the Vienna football stadium on Sunday, May 11.Continue Reading

Jeff Koons Interview

ArtInfo has interviewed the king of kitsch and holder of the “Most expensive artist at auction” title, Jeff Koons. Quite often I find what he has to say more interesting than what he does.. or what his studio does for him.Continue Reading