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Tuesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 18 Jan 2011 8:00 AM

Today in the roundup: One-spacers vs. two-spacers, art as collaboration and Heritage gets into pin-ups.


ONE SPACE OR TWO?: Every once in a while, it’s fun to examine the minutia of everyday living. That’s just what a writer at Slate is doing in an extensive piece taking to task those who would dare to use two spaces after the end of a sentence. We here at Art&Seek are dedicated one-spacers. (All of us have served time at newspapers, where that is the M.O.) But I know that at least I was taught in school that two spaces was the way to go. So it’s easy to see why the discrepancy is out there. If this sounds like a minor subject to argue about, it most certainly is. But there must be some reason why the Slate post has sparked nearly 1,900 comments.

COLLECTIVE ART: These days, more and more art projects are collaborative in nature. Someone has an idea and then that person seeks helpers to pull it off. The Christian Science Monitor explores the idea of crowd-sourced art and asks art professionals how the meaning of a piece changes when it has multiple creators.

PIN-UPS FOR SALE: Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries is launching a new auction series in which it will sell pin-up art from some of the biggest names in the field. The series, called the Signature Illustration Art Auction, will be held Feb. 11-12 and feature work by Alberto Vargas and Haddon Sundblom, among others. If that sounds like your kinda thing, there is one catch – you’ll have to head out to Heritage’s Beverly Hills office to take a look.

  • Jerome Weeks

    But for those of us nitpicking minutia-lovers, I think you probably should have used the plural there, “minutiae.”

  • Gracie

    Fun article! I’ll admit to being a two-spacer; it’s what I learned in my junior high keyboarding class and trying to change the habit now would put a crimp in my already lackluster typing skills.