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Steven Brooks Sues Sotheby’s Claiming They Sold Him Nazi Art

Steven Brooks Sues Sotheby’s Claiming They Sold Him Nazi Art

Courthouse News Service – Steven Brooks is suing the auction room over a painting by Louis-Michel van Loo titled Allegorical Portrait of a Lady as Diana Wounded by Cupid that he bought back in 2004.  Turns out that the painting was … More…

Femmes Fatales, Vampires Haunt Gothic Paris Exhibition

Femmes Fatales, Vampires Haunt Gothic Paris Exhibition

Femmes Fatales, Vampires Haunt Gothic Paris Exhibition – “The Angel of the Odd: Dark Romanticism from Goya to Max Ernst” at the Musee d’Orsay features 180 paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture.  Included are Henry Fuseli’s The Nightmare,  William Blakes’  Grand Dragon, … More…

More Works Delivered For The Big Gamble

More Works Delivered For The Big Gamble

We had a great visit today from Omar Rodriguez Jr, Joe Dillon , Chelsea Herron and a new member of the Ani crew.  They delivered 7 pieces for our upcoming show … these are some very talented artists.  Hope to … More…

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) – Ben Bauer’s “White Bear Lake at Dawn”

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) – Ben Bauer’s “White Bear Lake at Dawn”

An incredible sunset over White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Ben Bauer’s “White Bear Lake at Dawn.”  

UPDATE: MOCA fundraising effort aims high

UPDATE: MOCA fundraising effort aims high

Last week L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art announced that they would be rejecting LACMA’s acquisition offer and remain independent. Well… it looks like MOCA is doing some serious fundraising and may be able to save itself after all. MOCA has … More…

Painting of the Day (hitting the SOLD archives this week) – Edouard Cortes’s “Breton Interior”

Painting of the Day (hitting the SOLD archives this week) – Edouard Cortes’s “Breton Interior”

Breton Interior.  This early interior scene by Cortes, done in 1928 and exhibited at the Salon des Independants that year, has quickly made its way to a new home.  

Cohen Buys Picasso’s ‘Le Reve’ From Wynn for $155 Million

Cohen Buys Picasso’s ‘Le Reve’ From Wynn for $155 Million

Cohen Buys Picasso’s ‘Le Reve’ From Wynn for $155 Million -This is the same painting Cohen planned on buying back in 2006 for $139M; but then Wynn put a hole in the canvas and the sale was canceled.  In my opinion … More…

Sotheby’s CEO Earned $6.3 Million in 2012 as Profit Fell

Sotheby’s CEO Earned $6.3 Million in 2012 as Profit Fell

Sotheby’s CEO Earned $6.3 Million in 2012 as Profit Fell  – his salary was down 10% while sales dropped 10% and profit fell 37%.  

The Big Gamble – Show Catalog

The Big Gamble – Show Catalog

They arrived today — 3500 copies of The Big Gamble catalog.  Now we need to get them in the mail … the mail department will be working overtime!  

Brooklyn Brewery: Tapping Local Talent

Brooklyn Brewery: Tapping Local Talent

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Brooklyn Brewery, and what better way to celebrate the local tastes of Brooklyn than getting some locals to design a few special edition labels. Brooklyn Brewery will be releasing a new 750-ml bottle … More…