Above politics 

Some people say that art is above politics. How convenient. Then explain to me Picasso’s Guernica and Manet’s Execution of Emperor Maximilian. Trying to absolve oneself from the pangs of worldly concerns leaves ones imagination placid. Art is not complete with skill alone. Imagination and feeling is just as crucial. And one can’t feel without being affected.

Age of Entrepreneurship

There are artists and there are those who tried to be artists. There are artists whom at 70 years old are still waiting to be discovered and there are those tried to be artists who became well known not for their art but for their controversiality. In every line, what sells is the ability to sell yourself and your ideas. And to be a smooth hand with the art of the deal. That is what that won the hearts of many a curator. There you go! I have explained it. And it has got nothing to do with how ridiculous contemporary can get. It’s called the age of entrepreneurship.

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unsubstantiated estimates

Unlike shares or stocks that are fungible, individual works of art are both distinctive and unique in medium, size, composition, quality and salability . The application of an across the board opinion to works of art by nature ignores the uniqueness of works of art, and is therefore inappropriate. At best, opinions should be tiered and salability alone by hotly demanded artist would have ruled out the fair market value compounded by unsubstantiated estimates set by irresponsible auction houses.

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