The Curious Case of the DMV and Art Fairs

By F. Lennox Campello The Curious Case of the DMV and Art Fairs By the time that you read this column, an international art fair will have come and gone to the DMV. This is important and a key arts event for our area, as art fairs in cities across the world continue to remain […]

Who the #$%& Is Jackson Pollock?”

By F Lennox Campello “Who the #$%& Is Jackson Pollock?” Has anyone seen the documentary about the lady truck driver who has found an alleged Jackson Pollock painting in a thrift shop? It is titled “Who The #$&% Is Jackson Pollock”, and was made about a decade ago. If you haven’t seen it – look […]

Art Legends and Newcomers

By F. Lennox Campello Sometimes an exhibition is so cool and important, and captures a slice of art that no one else thought of capturing before, that one must just cut and paste what the creator describes… word for word. Here we go, with some of my words sprinkled into the storyline. For many artists, […]

Curators vs. Artists

By F. Lennox Campello Those of you who are regular visitors to this column, know that one of my constant concerns is the poor relationship between Greater DC area museum area curators and DC area artists, and the rarity of interest by most DC area museum professionals in their own city’s art scene and artists. […]

Where is the DC Museum of Art?

Where is the DC Museum of Art? By F. Lennox Campello Those of you who are regular readers of this column know that one of my constant concerns is the poor relationship between most capital area museum area curators and VA/DC/MD area artists, and the rarity of interest by most DC area museum professionals in […]

Art Gallery People Watching

By F. Lennox Campello I’m always harping in this column about how 21st century artists and galleries must go to art fairs. And one of the more eye-opening things in attending an art fair is seeing the dynamics that go onto the decision to buy a piece of art.  Put together a few thousand people, […]

The Quilts of Gee’s Bend Syndrome

By F. Lennox Campello The Quilts of Gee’s Bend Syndrome In the rarefied artmosphere (not a misspelled word – I’m using the word “art” and thus instead of “atmosphere” … get it?) of the art world, there is a curious case of the PC review that many years ago I dubbed the “Quilts of Gee’s […]

Erik Thor Sandberg at the Katzen!

Erik Thor Sandberg at the Katzen! By F. Lennox Campello I should start this column by writing: “If you see only one art show this year…” but then, I suspect and hope that most of you who read this column see more than one art show a year. Do not miss the fantastic show by […]

Dateline Miami: Urban Jungle of Art

Dateline Miami: Urban Jungle of Art By F Lennox Campello How many times have you heard me preach: If you are an artist or a gallery in the 21st century, you have to do art fairs? Here we go again: over a decade ago, the founders and organizers of an European fine arts fair called […]

The Stars of the DMV!

The Stars of the DMV! By F. Lennox Campello For about 1% of the fabled top 1% rich people of planet Earth, art is often bought as an “investment.” I sometimes feel sorry about those people, because the rest of the planet buys artwork simply because they like it, and it will give them nothing […]