William Eggleston has decided to make his tiny photographs big, but only for an auction at Christie’s, to be held on March 12th. Ethics aside, this makes clear a sorry fact, that artworks are still valued in accordance to size. It’s a throwback to the days when connoisseurship was still something all budding art world types needed to learn. It has nothing to with quality or that lodestone of economics – scarcity.
Here’s a back rub to 2011’s best, aka some of my favorite links of 2011, as compiled from my massive Twitter feed.
2011 wasn’t too bad.
When I die, I hope my obits never mention that time I met a celebrity on the dance floor.
It’s time for a video art handbook.
Collage is an old thing that was a new thing and is now an old thing again. Daniel Gordon’s collages are old, new, and just damn good.