Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Bargains Can Be Found Among Santa Fe's Galleries.(Arts)

Byline: About Art TOM COLLINS For the Journal

* Tour of Canyon Road comes across genuine deals among ubiquitous overpriced works

'Twas the weekend before ChristmasAnd all through the galleries, St. Nick looked for stuff

That didn't cost two salaries.

OK, so it doesn't quite scan. But it's close enough for doggerel and journalism. In case you haven't noticed, this ain't art.

Two weeks ago I tripped through Taos looking for some good holiday art deals and found some. I promised to browse a few Santa Fe art emporia for more of the same, and I did so and here's my report. (And no more doggerel, promise.)

First, before we get to that, a couple of items that I find absolutely essential for my work music and writing instruments. I love to have a decent writing implement always at hand, namely a good fountain pen. I like the silky feel of fluid being dispensed, like blood out of a syringe, which is really what they are: syringes with a nib. …

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