EVEN AT THESE PRICES, A BARGAIN

Latest art auction scrum “a blast” to watch.  Artnet.com
     AND: LATEST AUCTION CONFIRMS BOOM: Wednesday’s contemporary sale “felt more solid” than the night before.  New York Times 11/18/99 

PREVIOUSLY: “LIKE SPOILED CHILDREN”: Bids at the Christie auction of contemporary art Tuesday night set record prices for 18 artists from Jeff Koons to Damien Hirst. Prices were so high and so reckless they were “unhealthy.” New York Times 11/17/99
     AND: Click here for AJ’s fall auction stories archives

Source: Artnet

GLITTER MEETS LITER-

-ature at Wednesday night’s National Book Awards. The winners: Ha Jin in fiction for “Waiting,” John W. Dower in nonfiction for “Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II,” Ai in poetry for “Vice: New and Selected Poems” and Kimberly Willis Holt in young people’s literature for “When Zachary Beaver Came to Town.” Winners aside, it was a star-studded evening. – Washington Post
     
AND: New York Times account (one-time registration required)
     AND: Publisher’s Weekly account

Source: Washington Post