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See you in 2009

Post #1268 • December 17, 2008, 5:39 PM • 6 Comments

The second half of December always slows down for the blogosphere, and Artblog.net could use a bit of a break. It needed a server migration eighteen months ago - much better hardware awaits it. It needs a redesign, as the current one is a couple of years old and black-on-white designs in general, given the amount of time I spend on the Internet, are frying my eyes out of my head. (I also foresee tighter integration with einspruch.com.) The new studio beckons. Oh how it beckons.

Artblog.net resumes January 5. Have a solstitialicious holiday season.

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Bunny Smedley

December 18, 2008, 4:24 AM

Enjoy the break, Franklin! And I hope that your time in that much-beckonning studio is every bit as engaging, and as productive, as you could possibly wish.

2.

Nantucket Art

December 18, 2008, 8:57 AM

We've enjoyed following you this year - have a great holiday and see you in 2009!!

3.

eageageag

December 19, 2008, 8:16 AM

I look forward to reading your blog in 2009.

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Jack

December 20, 2008, 9:22 PM

Last minute gift idea:

Great Collectors of Our Time: Art Collecting Since 1945, by James Stourton, published by Scala.

It's not cheap, but it's available online at around 50% off retail. An excellent, fascinating read, which can be easily managed in bite-sized chunks (one per collector). Yes, Saatchi is in it, but so are many who are far less known and far more admirable. And nobody from Miami made the cut, which was a welcome relief. And no, everybody in it does NOT collect the same predictable trendy tripe.

Very well illustrated with mouth-watering photos of the treasures these people live/d with, and very well written.

While you're at it, you can even learn more about me. Basically, I'm the budget version of Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza, and I look just like the Prince of Liechtenstein. Please try to keep that in mind before adddressing me in future.

But seriously, the book is a treat.

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1

December 21, 2008, 2:55 PM

thanks jack

i will have to wait and see if yves saint laurent's collection is included. it is coming up for auction next month and is amazing. Picasso, leger, matisse , cezanne, goya (not for sale- louvre), unbelievable deorative arts and furniture which includes an eileen gray chair which is est at 5 mil and will probably go higher. the catalogue is very expensive but really a must have stocking stuffer.

here is a taste:

http://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/2009/01/ysl_outtakes200901?slide=3#globalNav

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Jack

December 21, 2008, 4:34 PM

Yes, 1, YSL is in the book.

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