In 1960s Los Angeles, Sister Corita Kent gained national fame and stirred up the Catholic authorities with vividly coloured prints that conveyed a message of hope and protest. Jonathan Bastable tells her remarkable story.
If you haven’t heard about Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s (the Carters) latest video for their album, Everything is Love, you must. It riffs on everything American popular culture and music is about, and it’s filmed at the Louvre. That alone makes it worth a viewing.
Lance Armstrong isn't a thing anymore. He disgraced himself and lost his honour. But Annie Leibovitz is an American icon for her contributions to photography. Would I recommend this acquisition? Yes. It tells a powerful story of how the mighty can fall. And it addresses value.
Washington, DC – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a new rule governing how cash and noncash charitable contributions should be valued. The new rule specifically cites the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) of The Appraisal Foundation.
The lost value of the male gaze. Taste is changing. When private collectors and public museums acquire works of art, the considerations for acquiring art has shifted to include women and people of color.
Internet entrepreneur Ivo Wessel has three main obsessions—computing, literature, and art. Although he likes to combine them he decided early on that he had no interest in making money from art—just in collecting it. FAM takes a tour of Wessel’s collection and discovers his attraction for all that’s provocative!
Over lunch today, I was asked whether anyone is still collecting art. I replied that when art became a bona fide member of the asset class during the recent downturn, the act of collecting art became a thing that was initiated and developed.