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Other Insights | 6 July 2017

The America Issue

Art and the USA 

By Charlotte Burns, editor of In Other Words

We have invited several people we admire to engage with the idea of America and…


Other Insights | 6 July 2017

Who Has Power

Patronage and Politics

By Laila Pedro, journalist

The relationship between art and power, and consequently between art and politics and artists and…


Other Insights | 6 July 2017

We the People

Building Bridges From Bentonville, Arkansas

By Rod Bigelow, executive director & chief diversity and inclusion officer, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Building Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, Arkansas—a small town in the middle of the United States—brought…


Market Analysis | 6 July 2017

The American Market

American Modernism Is Undervalued

By Liz Sterling, chairman, Sotheby's Fine Arts Division

American Modernism is, in general, undervalued by the market compared with its European counterparts. With…


Other Insights | 6 July 2017

Put Out the Flags

The Use and Abuse of the Star Spangled Banner

By Antwaun Sargent, freelance journalist

“One night I dreamed that I painted a large American flag,” said the artist Jasper…


Other Insights | 6 July 2017

What It Means To Be American

Betting the House on an Ideal

By Naima Keith, deputy director of exhibitions and programs, California African American Museum

As we celebrate the Fourth of July and the anniversary of American independence, I find…


Other Insights | 6 July 2017

Artists Lead the Way

We’re Coming to America, Today

By Eric Shiner, senior vice president of contemporary art at Sotheby’s

A nation, a place, a concept, an ideal: all of these are possible takes on…