Judith Dobrzynski has launched a new blog about the arts called Real Clear Arts. As she’s one of the most clear-eyed journalists in the field, I expect great things. Her first post, on the Yves St. Laurent auction last week in Paris, finds her off to a great start. I do wish someone would tell us who the buyers of YSL’s bounty were, however — beyond that Chinese bidder who is reneging on his purchase of two Chinese antiquities as a political protest against looting. Even as the auction showed that there is life left in the art market, his action shows that not even worldwide economic distress will put the issue of cultural property to rest.