Sunday, February 26, 2012

Are you buying phony art and pottery?

The Art Media Agency reports that Italian authorities have broken up an art counterfeiting gang. They were making replicas of Greek and Etruscan antiquities and selling them to collectors at "real" prices.

The authenticity "credentials" were being altered by a hospital employee with access to x-ray machines to falsify dating results. Hundreds of thousands of Euros were involved, along with victims who should have known better. They say, in fact, that it was one collector's suspicions about the surge of previously undiscovered work being offered that triggered an investigation.

The moral is to question everything. And remember your best defense and assurance of authenticity is a reputable dealer who will stand behind what you buy from him.

Just for laughs.

A friend sent this to me. Actually, several friends sent it to me. In fact, if you've seen it before, I can only say that didn't know you were going to be there. So few people go there. To avoid being in consistent, I have added a few places I have been too.
I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone.

I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there.

I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family and work. I live close so it's a short drive.

I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I'm not too much on physical activity anymore.

I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often.

I was in Jury. There were six of us there at the time.

I've been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.

Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there more often as I'm getting older.

One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenaline flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!

And, sometimes I think I am in Vincible but life shows me I am not.

I have been in Discreet, but you are the only one I am telling that to.

I believe I also have been in Definite. I'm a little vague about it.

People keep telling me I'm in Denial but I'm positive I've never been there before!

I have been in Deeps**t many times; the older I get, the easier it is to get there. I actually kind of enjoy it there.

So far, I haven't been in Continent; but my travel agent (the doctor) says I'll be going soon.

If you have found this an "in" joyable read, why not leave a comment?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The State of Santa Fe art

Mixed reviews on the state of the art market in Santa Fe, from the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper. Link

Bloom or Bust?
Jury's out on state of Santa Fe art market
by Tom Sharpe

"While some gallery owners have seen signs of life in the art market, others say City Different scene is getting stale."

Our comment -
The overall art market in Santa Fe includes Native American art as a component.
But that component is not covered in the article.

So, dealers in
Native American art and other tribal art. What say you?

You may remain anonymous. But your opinion is valued.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

If you are in the

Bay Area, here's

nice way to

catch up on tribal art.

Why not comment with

a review if you attend?

The San Francisco

Tribal & Textile Arts Show

Fine Art of




Fort Mason Center – Festival Pavilion
Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA


February 10th - 12th, 2012

FRIDAY, February 10th, 2012
11am - 7pm

SATURDAY, February 11th
11am - 7pm

SUNDAY, February 12th
11am - 5pm
No Admittance after 4:30pm

Public parking within
Fort Mason complex

$15 Includes illustrated colour catalogue

Hat tip to:



Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Where did the time go?

It's been more than a month since my last posting. Shameful. I don't blame anyone who has given up on Tribal Artery. But I promise to get back into writing it.

The moral of the tale is "don't let the time slip away when something important needs to be done." A case in point. Valentine's Day is a week away. If you have not gotten something special for your beloved, you will regret it. Trust me.

There still is time. Not much. But if we get your order by tomorrow, we can ship in time for arrival before the big day.

We have some beautiful heart pendants, in particular. They are fairly priced and we will take 20% off the low price.

Love make the world go around. And it also makes the woman happy.

PS: If you have a minute, and you use facebook, we would appreciate a like on our facebook page.