Is Conceptual Art Dying?

For many years I have heard that painting is dead. A position which to me seems incredulous, especially when the date,  time and place of the  funeral has never been been advertised.

Therefore the patient must is still be on the table and the news of the demise has been a somewhat premature gesture.

On reading a recent article by Alastair Smart ( The Telegraph) I was more than pleased to read how the art market appears to be at another pivotal point in what it considers to be good art. In talking to James Sevier, director specialist in contemporary art at Sotheby’s he states:

“The top lots in our recent sale were abstract paintings by Gerhard Richter, for instance. I wouldn’t say Damien Hirst  has brought about a seismic shift in what we’re selling.”… Evidence that things are looking up for lovers of traditional painting?

And of the Fine art dealer Jonathan Clarke:

“The most influential dealers are increasingly turning away from conceptual or craft-less art,” he says, “largely because they can’t be sure long-term there’s financial security in it. Paintings are a much surer bet.

Damien Hirst :as shock art lost its bite?  (By Alastair Smart 04 Mar 2012)

Painting Resuscitated

“Henry Moore’s paintings are selling for three times the amount they were expected to just a couple of years ago. So the fact that Hirst is selling less – which he is – is not just down to the economy, but to the shift in the market.”

My Latest MoE painting

Molecules of Emotion painting by Gregory titled Spring dawn,2012 acrylic mix media painting by the artist Gregory,acrylic fibre in paint by the modern artist Gregory,

Gregory MoE No.6 Musilanguage series

spring dawn a painting by contemporary artist Gregory,fine art for those in the know,abstract emotional art by the artist Gregory,modern abstract painting,

Gregory, 2012. MoE No6. Musilanguage series

Musilanguage 6  forms part of the musilanguage series, molecules of emotion is the umbrella of the art work of the modern artist Gregory,

Gregory, 2012. MoE No6. Musilanguage series

Molecules of Emotion painting by Gregory titled Spring dawn,2012 acrylic mix media painting by the artist Gregory,acrylic fibre in paint by the modern artist Gregory,

Gregory, 2012. MoE No6. Musilanguage series

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