"The past year has seen collectors and auction houses creating their own art market. They’re essentially bypassing dealers, galleries, and critics, identifying artists on their own, buying works by those artists cheaply in great numbers, then flipping them at vastly higher prices to a network of other like-minded speculator-collectors. Thus, we’ve seen the rise of artists in their early 20s, male painters mainly, about whom the sole topic of conversation and interest is profit margins."
"Gentleman of Letters: A Dublin Sign-painting Film"
This is lovely.
Rachel Kushner shares images that inspired The Flamethrowers. (Paris Review)
"When children have nothing to do now, they immediately switch on the TV, the computer, the phone or some kind of screen. The time they spend on these things has increased. But children need to have stand-and-stare time, time imagining and pursuing their own thinking processes or assimilating their experiences through play or just observing the world around them… It’s very freeing being creative for no other reason other than you freewheel and fill time."
Beth Orton – Thinking About Tomorrow (11 plays)