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Julian Spalding was director of art galleries for the cities of Sheffield, Manchester and Glasgow. He established the award winning Ruskin Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art (Glasgow), the St Mungo Museum of Religious Art and Life, the Open Museum and the Campaign for Drawing. His books include: The Poetic Museum - reviving historic collections: The Eclipse of Art - tackling the crisis in art today; The Art of Wonder, a history of seeing (which won the Bannister Fletcher Prize as the best art book of 2006) and The Best Art You've Never Seen - 101 hidden treasures from around the world (a Rough Guide). His satirical novel about the contemporary art scene, called Nothing On, is also available on Amazon Kindle.
Frothy, opinionated, and spot on. The author, with years of experience in the art world, boldly exposes how the deluded minions throw their money at a naked emperor. Read morePublished 1 month ago by anglobiblio
a must read to understand the cornering of the art market by the cultural institutions such as museums working in concert with curators and art dealers. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Gil Bruvel
Mr. Spalding comes off like an evangelical preacher, and is (possibly) even more heavy handed. There are some interesting points in this book, but the are overshadowed by the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ted McIntyre
I was shocked and pleased by this book. It dares to question authority, and makes you stop, step back, and take a strong look at the bare facts of what is true in the world of... Read morePublished 22 months ago by William Craig
A very good view on art!
Julian Spalding is the perfect person to write a booklet on this matter. I hope many agree his opinion.! Read more