Archives for November 2012

Buying and Selling Art – NOT Rational

One time an art gallery owner, Nick, told me: “My WIFE makes EMOTIONAL decisions. Like when she buys a vacuum sweeper. But I make LOGICAL decisions.” I asked, “You only make logical decisions, Nick? All your cars and investments and business purchases are completely rational. Is that right?” “That’s absolutely right.” (Just the week before […]

Secrets of New York City Art Galleries – DUMBO Area of Brooklyn

One of the most vibrant arts districts in New York City is in the DUMBO area of Brooklyn. DUMBO is an acronym which stands for: Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.  It’s the part of Brooklyn that is in the shadow of the Manhattan bridge as it comes over the East River from Manhattan into […]

The Whitney Museum of American Art – An American Icon

The Whitney Museum of American Art is one of my favorite art museums in Manhattan.  It’s located at Madison Avenue and 75th street on the Upper East Side.  It’s just a short walk from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim on 5th Avenue. The reason I like the Whitney so much is that […]

Are You Foolishly Consistent?

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”  — Ralph Waldo Emerson Are you foolishly consistent? This quote comes from Emerson’s essay “Self Reliance.”  And it reveals the essence of what is wrong with modern culture. The pull of culture is toward conformity at the expense of the individual.  The individual gets lost in […]

‘Boy, Do I Feel Crabby!’

In one episode of the Peanuts comic strip, Lucy announces, “Boy, do I feel crabby!” Her little brother, Linus, is quick to try to rescue his sister.  “Maybe, I can be of help.  Why don’t you just take my place here in front of the TV while I go and fix you a nice snack? […]

Have You Seen the World’s Oldest Art?

Have you ever thought about the world’s oldest art and when it was first made? Have you ever wondered who were the first artists and what kind of art did they make? I recently took my video camera to the Museum of Natural History in New York City.  I went to the part of the […]

The Big Picture: Your Online Art Marketing Strategy

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Is Your QWERTY Holding You Back?

Do you know what QWERTY is?  Unsure? Then just glance down at your computer keyboard.  The first six letters at the top left spell it out—QWERTY. Do you know that these letters were arranged that way to make the job of typing more difficult? The first commercial typewriter, developed by Christopher Latham Sholes in 1873, […]

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