Five paintings

In my office, there are five paintings. Not originals, of course. If they were, I’d wear far more gold top hats than I currently do. But as I sit here – slightly frazzled having just been working on my new book – I’ve been looking at them and thought it would be interesting to share […]

Picasso vs Matisse: Why you should embrace your competition

It’s the early 1900s. You’re in Paris. Specifically, you’re in Gertrude Stein’s home at 27 Rue de Fleurus. On the walls surrounding you are hung what will become some of the most important works of art ever to have existed. But that’s all to come. Right now, the talk around you concerns two specific artists. Both […]