Category Archives: Art & Artists

Bob Capa, You Fake, 1936

Bob Capa was hardly the first war photographer to fake his “front-line battle pictures,” only the most famous. The Boer War produced a whole series of fake battle photos by photographers who didn’t want to risk getting shot taking the real … Continue reading

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Desecration of Canadian Public Buildings, 2010

The biggest blight, by far, that is attacking the public buildings in Canada, in the 21st century, is the brazen bill-boarding of their own names by the rich and the super-rich. Two of the worst offenders, by far, are the Westons, … Continue reading

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Faked Out – Again – by a Repro, Bateman “Print”

If you’ve recently bought a Bateman “print,” for up to $1,000, you don’t want to read further… What you bought, when you look at it through a loupe – which you should do, absolutely, on any art you buy – is the picture … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria’s Eyes Don’t Lie – 1897

The Eyes have it… If you can’t tell the difference between Queen Victoria’s two eyes, of exactly the same photo, but issued in two different ways, you have no business buying photographs of any kind.  Let alone Robert Bateman “prints.”  If you can … Continue reading

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Mystery Boer War Quilt, 1900

A fabulous mystery quilt surfaces… It was hand stitched, with the names of over 200 names, mostly women and girls, and a few dozen men, over 100 years ago, by a group of women in a small Ontario town. Wonder why? Wonder … Continue reading

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