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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Appeared in

Apr 1989

Charming Quiddities

In their New York gallery, Andrew Solomon meets Haim Manishevitz and his wife Audrey Friedman, untiring collectors of art deco, and inveterate anecdotalists.

Mar 1989

The Deb’s Fig-Leaf

The purity of a pure stone is something unknown in the fine arts; there is no such thing as a pure and perfect watercolour.

Jan 1989

Hung, Drawn & Corporate

Andrew Solomon meets the people who advise corporations what to buy.

Dec 1988

Splitting Headaches

Two of the world's great antique shows have become riddled with dissent. Andrew Solomon tells tales of rivalry and rift in Paris and New York.

Dec 1988

The Winter Palettes

The Moscow artistic community had no room for the passive observer; it was made up of people whose commitment was enormous.

Nov 1988

Frozen in Time

The human face is, to humans, the most fascinating sight on earth.

Oct 1988

The Paramount Lot

The sale of art by many important contemporary painters at an auction to which they have donated their works is the newest phenomenon of all.

Jun 1988


Your stressed mahogany and Perspex dressing-table may seem less special if it is a 10,000-off instead of a one-off, but it can still be a collector's item.

Jun 1988

Simultaneous Evasions

Despite this fantasy of involvement, the audience members have no ability to change the action of the play at all.

May 1988

Folk-Art Racing

The difficulty of assigning value to works of folk art is enormous, because the rigorous articulation of the locus of value is only beginning.