Art News Round Up

I haven’t been posting as much as I should lately, but there has been quite a bit happening around the world..

  • I completely missed the passing of R.B. Kitaj. He died on October 21, 2007. Jed Perl remembers Kitaj over at The New Republic.
  • BBC reports that a Banksy auction sold ten works and a print by the graffiti artist for £546,000, which is quite a bit more than the £300,000 expected for the sale.
  • Charlie Finch attacks some big name art blogs over at ArtNet. In Internet marketing circles, that article would be called Link Bait.
  • Kirsty Hall comes up with some great reasons why all artists should have a blog.
  • Jafabrit explores her dark side and creates a discussion about light and dark.
  • USA Today mentions the Rembrandt-ish looking work that is believed to be by someone other than the Dutch master. It was expected to sell for about $3,000 but sold for about $4.5 million. I guess someone thought it was by Rembrandt!
  • NY Times slideshow of images from “The Arts of Kashmir” exhibition.
  • The Art Newspaper looks into the world of Aboriginal art in Australia and how the artists are treated by gallery owners.
  • PERFORMA 07 is happening in New York.


About Dion

Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Thx for info

  2. I read the news about the way aboriginal artists are treated. Yikes!!!!!

  3. here’s an interesting piece of art news: “Berlin student finds baroque painting inside old sofa”
    (Reuters News)– the painting sold for over $27,000!

  4. Yeah, greed isn’t a pretty thing Jafabrit.

    Also, as much as I love Aboriginal art, I wouldn’t buy any unless I sat there and watched the artist paint it. I have heard plenty of stories of fakes.

    I love that it is empowering artists and communities in remote areas of Australia, that would otherwise be living in poverty.

  5. well the finch article was rather brutal ah hem!!!!!!!!!!

  6. ah, yes, right, link bait ;)

  7. Anything controversial attracts attention. I wonder if the blogs that he attacked linked to him?

    I find that people are just lacking attention or affection when they lash out like that. Not enough hugs as a child or something like that.

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