Why We Fixate on the Time Artists Spend on Their Work

Collectors, viewers and members of the press have long been fascinated with how long artists spend on each piece they create. Whether related to our obsession with the myth of the artist’s struggle, how we put a monetary value on a piece, or beyond, “it’s easier to value intensive physical labor over conceptual rigor when an artist’s thought process can feel so intangible and impossible to …

Lynne Golob Gelfman on Process and Her New Show at the Pérez Art Museum Miami

Often on the back on canvases, art manifests in mysterious ways for the painter

The Pérez Art Museum Miami unveiled the most comprehensive showing ever of Lynne Golob Gelfman‘s work this past weekend. The show, Grids, features 20 of Gelfman’s paintings—spanning various series, inspirations and methods since she began painting in 1971. Gelfman is a self-described trickster; when she begins on a piece, she says “the trickster enters.” The traditionally trained artist has forged a longstanding career built on rule-bending …

Buy Shares in Masterpieces For $20

For those of us who could never afford a Warhol or Monet for ourselves, there is another option: purchasing a stake in newly acquired, soon-to-be-resold art. On Masterworks, a new platform aimed at opening art up to a broader investing audience, shares begin at $20, with a number of investors entering in with investments in the thousands. Investment value could jump well beyond the initially …