The Art of Big Family Weddings

The Art of Big Family Weddings

You’ve finally set the date. Getting busy, getting things ready for the big day. Your mom will be there. Your dad will be there. Why, even your cousin’s brother’s aunt’s twice removed will be there. And you are stressing. Then again, who wouldn’t? Even if you come...

Art & the Law

Lawyers have had a relationship with the arts dating back centuries. In this new technological age, what are the finer points of art and law in the 21C? Social media and the internet pose new challenges for artists in defence of their copyright and artist attribution....

Protecting the Great Art in Our World

The recent destruction of ancient historical and cultural heritage sites by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria motivates me to ponder upon how we are protecting the great art in our world. That these morons are loose in parts of the world is a great shame to those of us...

Surveillance Art

Are you into surveillance art? Do you like to watch? Like Chauncy Gardener, in the film Being There by Hal Ashby and starring the late Peter Sellers? Many people prefer to watch unobtrusively. The voyeur is a very 21C role. Surveillance is big business these days, as...

Is the Art World Healthy?

The overwhelming majority of people live and work outside of the art world. Art is a foreign place. Artists inhabit a largely alien environment that ordinary people occasionally hear about in the media. The art world is peopled by artists driven to create, investors...