Discussions about oil paint materials and techniques.
The sad news about the recent conviction of Odd Nerdrum for tax evasion made me think about the merchantability of paintings.
The 67 year old Norwegian-born artist was accused of failing to pay taxes on €1.8 million of taxable income from sales between 1998–2002, just before he became an Icelandic citizen.
The court defined the crime as aggravated fiscal fraud because the artist “put significant work into hiding his assets, especially by placing a large quantity of money
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