Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Housekeeping Update

I've been writing this blog for a little over a year now, and also have been slowly acquiring art for the past few years, which I document here. Now this means that by this time, there are an increasing number of cases where I will review an exhibit or an artist whose work I own. While I don't think my reviews actually have any affect on the value of the art reviewed, there could be at the very least, the perception of a conflict of interest. I',m not going to stop writing about work I like or collecting, so my new policy is, when I discuss art by an artist, and I own a piece or pieces by that artist, I will acknowledge the fact in the post. This doesn't remove the perceived conflict of interest, but it does bring transparency to my writing--and given this, the reader can decide for herself how to interpret my praise (or censure) or artist X.

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