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how to buy and sell artwork… and use ‘search’ commands.

someone asked me recently about investing in artwork..
i said “investing? what… just buy what you like and sell what you thought you liked”

Dali established three major artistic themes, which would form the core of his work for the rest of his career: enigmas, Gala, and melted clocks. The images were produced using what he called the “paranoiac critical” method, which Dali explained as a “spontaneous method of irrational knowledge based on critical and systematic objectivation of delirious associations and interpretations.”
The paranoiac-critical method was simple. The artist tricks himself into going insane, while somewhere deep within remembering that the reason for the insanity is to create a great work of art. Dali chose to do it the hard way — by actually going mad, rather than simulating madness through chemical means. “I don’t take drugs. I am drugs,” he once explained.
A theologian could have a field day wondering about God’s paranoiac-critical approach to creating the world. The psychiatrist may wonder what might be the difference between pretending to be completely insane while secretly knowing you aren’t, and actually being completely insane and secretly holding the delusional belief that you aren’t. (Dali himself once explained this by writing, “There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.”)
The cultural observer simply contents himself with noting that this “method” provided Dali with a good excuse to do whatever he felt like, all in the name of art.


and to search Google..

cache:Show the cached snapshot of a page
link:List pages which link to a page
related:List pages which Google consider to be related to another
info: Find one specific URL in the search database
define: Show Google’s glossary definition for a term
stocks:Show American stockmarket information for a given ticker symbol
site:Restrict a search to a single site
allintitle:Restrict a search so that all the keywords must appear in the title
intitle:Restrict a search so that some of the keywords must appear in the title
allintext: Restrict a search so that all of the keywords must appear in the body text
allinurl: Restrict a search so that all of the keywords must appear in the page address
inurl:Restrict a search so that some keywords must appear in the page address
OR List pages which have at least some of the keywords
+ Insist that the search engine includes a given keyword in the search results
– Insist that the search engine omits pages which match a given keyword in the search results
~ Enhance a search to include synonyms for a given keyword
* Include a wildcard match in your search results
[#]…[#] Search a range of numbers as a keyword
daterange: Restrict a search to any timeframe
“” Restrict a search so that the keywords must appear consecutively in a phrase
date: Restrict a search to a recent timeframe
safesearch: Restrict a search to exclude adult-content
filetype: Restrict a search to a given type of file

http://www.google.com/help/basics.html