Josh Spero on Helly Nahmad’s booth at Frieze Masters

I had the real pleasure and honour of writing for Hyperallergic, the American Contemporary art blog, during Frieze Week about a rather elaborate booth at Frieze Masters. LONDON — While one Helly Nahmad sits in a bare concrete prison cell in upstate New York, another Helly Nahmad strides around his lavish Frieze Masters booth in London’s … More Josh Spero on Helly Nahmad’s booth at Frieze Masters

Josh Spero on Second-Hand Stories in the Jewish Chronicle

I had the pleasure of writing for the Jewish Chronicle this week about Second-Hand Stories, my book about the previous owners of my second-hand books. You can pledge towards Second-Hand Stories here. The piece begins: The second-hand bookshop in Edgware where I used to spend my weekends was just around the corner from the salt-beef bar. I … More Josh Spero on Second-Hand Stories in the Jewish Chronicle

Josh Spero on Georgia O’Keeffe and women, money and art

Recently I was asked to write a piece for ES Magazine about why female artists make less money at auction than men; you can read the piece here. When a painting by Georgia O’Keeffe fetched $44 million at auction a few weeks later, Newshour on the World Service asked me on to talk about women, … More Josh Spero on Georgia O’Keeffe and women, money and art