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Art Preferences

I agree with the old saying that art is in the eye of the beholder. In fact, most of the power of the work lies with the viewer. The artist has a concept and uses the materials to express it, but the viewer brings his or her temperament, experience, mood, and expectations to the reading […]

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Money and Quality

Money is an easy way to determine the value an artwork because it is quantitative. If someone pays more, the work must be better. On Friday, May 4th  Edvard Munch’s pastel painting “The Scream” sold in an auction at Sotheby’s for almost $120 million. The piece has become an icon since it was executed in […]

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