The Lack of Hoof Beats–UPDATE

The Daily Beast is reporting that the city council of bankrupt Detroit is planning on giving 45 million dollars to billionaire (2.7 billion net worth) Michael Ilitch so he can build his Detroit Red Wings a new super duper stadium.  Never mind that the city is flat broke, Mr. Ilitch must have a new stadiumContinue reading “The Lack of Hoof Beats–UPDATE”

A Lack of Hoof Beats

“Politicians don’t bring people together. Artists do.” Richard Daley, Former Mayor of Chicago (from When news of the financial demise of the city of Detroit began leaking out, the fate of the magnificent collection of the Detroit Institute of Art came into question. Many were hoping for a knight in shining armor atop aContinue reading “A Lack of Hoof Beats”

The Case of the Destitute Granddaughter

“They always say time changes things, but you always have to change them yourself.” Andy Warhol (from Artpromotivate) One of the most famous paintings by Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875) is The Angelus, originally titled Prayer for the Potato Crop. The painting was commissioned in 1857 by American collector, Thomas Gold Appleton. When Appleton failed to takeContinue reading “The Case of the Destitute Granddaughter”

Visual Residual!!!

Musicians, writers, and actors are all paid residuals or royalties when their work is resold in another format or another venue.  Visual artists are not.  The starving artist mime continues to be true of visual artists.  Not to say all musicians, writers and actors are receiving residuals but they all have the potential to workContinue reading “Visual Residual!!!”