Category Archives: Art

Chasing Myanmar

By Michael McCullough The Global Art Market in 2012 I suppose I started to notice it about eight years ago, when art fairs became the major source of income for most new galleries. Before that, collectors were content to visit … Continue reading

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A Crisis of Confidence?

By Michael McCullough The Economics of Authenticating Art In April of last year, I attended a gathering where Michael Straus of the Andy Warhol Foundation spoke about the foundation’s then recent decision to stop authenticating works by Andy Warhol. It … Continue reading

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Our Greatness and Our Goods

A Letter from Deep in the Heart By Michael McCullough Most budget debates in the US Congress are conducted on an astonishingly low cultural and intellectual level, marked by both parties claiming clairvoyance over what is required to “make the … Continue reading

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Ownership Cui bono

American  Law and Claims to Cultural Property By Michael McCullough There are so many important questions that people who write about cultural property issues never get around to asking. Fascinated as we all are to know the curious circumstance of … Continue reading

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Writing a Wrong

New York Changes its Laws to Protect Artists By Michael McCullough In an interview in 1976 with Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel , the great dealer Leo Castelli said, “[t]he function of an art dealer, well, can be various; certainly, a good art … Continue reading

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