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Thursday, 07 April 2011

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Is this a good rule of thumb?
If you want to have an income and at least modest public reach while you are alive, make as many prints as people want. If you want your grandchildren and your friends to sell them for huge sums after you don't need the money or are already dead, make and sign very few.

The best resource for keeping tabs on the international photograph scene - auctions (previews and results), exhibits, gallery transitions,market conditions, etc - is 'The Photograph Collector' (http://www.photoreview.org/collect.htm

This newsletter recently converted from hard copy to online distribution. It is, however, a bit pricier than TOP. :)

I think in this case I'd personally place a higher value on the Nikon over the Man Ray. $410K? Would I ever take it out of the safe?

Warm breezes up North? Gonna chain yank you on this one Mike. Here in Austin it's still 73 degrees here at 9:30 PM. Did you hit 50 today?

(you can get revenge when I'm totally sick of 98 degrees day after day after day)

Interesting the comments from Sotheby's on "collectors". I feel that serious collectors actually fall into 2 camps: those who look for uniqueness (and thus pay the big bucks) and those whole look for completeness (ever watch Antiques Roadshow?).

The latter group, I reckon, are more modest in their expenditure and quite a lot less interested in the edition sizes.

Then there's the rest of us who just like to pick a few nice examples and don't care either way.

I am curious... no not yellow. Why, if this is one of the first Nikons ever made, does it carry a serial number of 60924 and not 3...?

"I am curious... no not yellow. Why, if this is one of the first Nikons ever made, does it carry a serial number of 60924 and not 3...?"

Nikon's very special serial numbering system was concocted for paranoid schizophrenics to find hidden clues and even messages from God.

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