Following recent executive orders that left multiple green card holders, citizens, and refugees enjoying the hospitality of the Department of Homeland Security at various International Airports around the country, numerous concerned citizens gathered together to help the DHS show its guests a good time. I don’t know if they appreciated our help much at all, to be honest… After just two days, various administration officials backpedaled a bit on the order, and the majordomo and obvious anagram came in and sent most of the guests home before the party even really got started.

I guess we need to work on our hospitality skills.

Not to fear, I expect we’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice in the coming weeks, months, years, and we need to remain vigilant: it’s looking like this administration is going to need a great deal of help. Continue reading “#ShutDownDFW”

Sometimes, life just isn’t fair…

Lawsuit Describes ‘Blacklist’ for Collectors of Marlene Dumas – NYTimes.com.

This seems to me to be a case of simple betterthanyouism. The artists (and gallerists) see themselves as preserving the public good, encouraging collectors to hold onto artworks and eventually donate them to Museums. The collectors see themselves as, well, collectors. And like any other collector they claim they should be able to buy what they want and sell it when they want. Ok. Good.

This is true-ish in both cases. But the counter-claims (of pure and simple profiteering) are also true, and seem, to my mind, far more reasonable explanations.

But I’m not a multi-millionaire. I’m not a gallerist.

I’m merely a jilted art lover.