On my desktop this week… ‘The Golden Hours’ by Saddo

'Golden hours' by Saddo
‘Golden hours’ by Saddo

‘The Golden Hours’ is a show about two different visions on time, memories and death by artists Aitch and Saddo.

This is a piece (or a group of pieces) from that show. I love the mish-mash mythological styles, especially the colouring, in Saddo’s work.

Check out the rest of the pieces from the show on Saddo’s Flickr page.¬†And here’s a write up.

On my desktop this week… ‘Ceci n’est pas une pipe’* by Kevin Van Aelst

Ceci nest pas une pipe* by Kevin Van Aelst
'Ceci n'est pas une pipe'* by Kevin Van Aelst

Spotted this on the NYT site and it made me chuckle.

It’s a great example of the photographic art of Kevin Van Aelst.

Go check out his site; he’s got great vision.

* I gave it this title; I don’t know what Kevin actually titled it.

Are we all art collectors and dealers now because of the web?

I occasionally enjoy ‘Imagine‘ – the BBC 1 arts programme presented by culture-jockey, Alan Yentob. This week was a sort of lite-touch expose of the world of art collecting. We found out that art collecting is a boom-to-bust affair, and that some people are worried about the bottom falling out of it, while others fear the saturation of the art world. Of course, the internet was fingered (particularly on the latter point).

And the end of the show, Alan invited viewers to get onto the website to download an exclusive limited-edition set of banknotes defaced by twisted art-bruvs, Jake and Dinos Chapman. They offer up two different designs, each available with 600kb and a 16mb versions. The downloads stop on November 22nd; I’ve attached one if you need it afterwards.

By offering a copy as an attachment does it mean that I am an art dealer now? Continue reading “Are we all art collectors and dealers now because of the web?”