Blog Post 830: Hello!

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14 affordable ways to start your own art collection

Would you like to have an art collection, without breaking the bank? Jump in!  If we wait until we have a fortune to buy original masterworks at Christie’s, then we might never get around to it.  There’s an energy about beginning to engage, not just standing back. Here are 14 ways to begin.  There are 7 summary tips (fuller details here) from the staff who bring … Continue reading 14 affordable ways to start your own art collection

Film Review: “The Gospel according to Andre”

Andre Leon Talley is a 20th century fashion icon: former creative director at Vogue, friend of many designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Diane Fustenberg and fashion editors Anna Wintour and Diana Vreeland….. I’m just back from viewing the documentary on him at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.  Here’s the trailer:

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Film Review: “Paterson” – a mood poem

I’ve just watched “Paterson” – a Jim Jarmusch film about a bus driver who secretly writes poetry and delights in overheard conversation.  It’s a really gentle, observant film with not much action, but a lot of listening.  Here’s a really good summary of it by reviewer Mark Kermode, who sums it up as a ‘mood poem”

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