RKS Literature: Passage of the Day: The High-Class Nature of Art Theft!

“That was the real problem with art crime. It was considered high class. At the top level of the caste system, art crime was socially acceptable, even thought of as prestigious and intriguing. It was the only serious crime for which the public tended to root for the criminals. But then, the public was notContinue reading “RKS Literature: Passage of the Day: The High-Class Nature of Art Theft!”

RKS Literature: Passage of the Day: The Selling Price of Art

“The selling price has nothing whatsoever to do with the work of art being good or not. It has to do with what people are willing to pay for it at any given time. The auction house sets much of the value when they put an estimate on the price. They set the estimates basedContinue reading “RKS Literature: Passage of the Day: The Selling Price of Art”

RKS Literature: Passage of the Day: Prostitution and Art Theft

“Beautiful art, like beautiful women, provokes desire. A desire to possess and be possessed, a yearning to have created, a sense of peace and majesty, to hold this sublime proof of the existence of God, who must be great indeed to have created a thing of such beauty. In this manner, if you’ll forgive theContinue reading “RKS Literature: Passage of the Day: Prostitution and Art Theft”

RKS Literature: Passage of the Day: Museums and the Big Box Office Draw

“Museums want the real deal, but they also want the flash of the celebrity name. They are better off with a small handful of renowned pieces, rather than rooms full of excellent examples of little-known artists. Your average public would flock to an exhibition that consisted solely of Whistler’s Mother before they would grudgingly attendContinue reading “RKS Literature: Passage of the Day: Museums and the Big Box Office Draw”