Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Interview on Red Transmissions Podcast

Thanks to Elizabeth Torres, aka Madam Neverstop, for a great interview on the Red Transmissions Podcast. Our conversation includes today’s typewriter movement, typewriter art and music, books on typewriters, where to find machines, and which models to begin with. Find it at https://reddoormagazine.com/podcast/ or on other podcast platforms.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

“Large Typewriters" sets a record

The William Kentridge artwork that I posted about recently went for well over the estimate of £350,000 - £550,000. It sold for £682,750 ($935,000)—a record for Kentridge's work. Here's the story. The photo gives us a sense of the dimensions of the aptly titled Large Typewriters (misspelled as Large Typerwriters in the story). The story also says that the piece was created using charcoal and pastel. Sounds fragile!

Does this mean that I can get half that much for my real, functional Blick Ninety that Robert Messenger kindly gave me?