When you have a friend call you on a Sunday night, asking you to write a new post because, “Frankly Lauren, I’m bored” you realize it’s time to get over the PTSD from selling 450 Shepard Fairey prints (more on that subject) and blog about something.
My apologies, here is what has happened in the last 2 weeks:
1. Rich people are still rich. If you click on the link, that IS a Degas image Art Daily used to lead the story – ?
KAZIMIR MALEVICH (1879-1935) SUPREMATIST COMPOSITION sold $60,002,500
2. I really don’t have ptsd from selling the Rose Girl print and was happy to help out people that could not make it in to the gallery from Australia, the Philippines, California… to acquire one. What I wasn’t happy about was the presumptuous flippers that POSTED THE PRINT ON EBAY BEFORE I EVEN SENT IT TO THEM.
Listen, I’ve been doing this for 10 years and I’m not some bimbo (and once you read the next line, also obviously crazy). I went under an assumed Ebay name “Rosa Grrl” (creative right?) and found out what edition numbers were being sold, checked my records, and pulled them before they were shipped.
So if you didn’t get your print yet, this is why, I have already sold it to someone else and please don’t waste any more of my time by contacting me. AND to the young man in NJ whose “girlfriend” flipped the print (right after she bought it) I hope you broke up with her like I asked you to.
3. The art market has not crashed, everything is going to be okay, just keep a close eye on the European banks because if something big and bad happens over there before Miami… I don’t need to finish that sentence, but you will be able to find me crying in booth 180 at SCOPE. What I am also keeping a close eye on are the winter auction catalogues, will there be works from the former AIG and Lehman Brother’s collections? I bet so
4. In regards to my promised review of The International Art Markets: The essential guide for collectors and investors, I kinda left the book on a Croatian Airlines flight and just got it back this weekend… so Kogan Page, Limited, it’s coming soon – I promise!
5. If you live in DC, there are some important dates to mark on your calendar.
November 14 – Fixation
November 15 – Transformer Auction
November 15 – 22 – FotoWeek
December 3 – 7 – Miami
December 13 – Aspect:Ratio Opening
6. Update on a post I made a while back about an MFA at the Corcoran – The MFA program is still being worked on and the estimated launch date is for 2012.
7. I hope that is enough for now (Mike, still bored?). Off to the election night parties with my stuffed donkey!