Happy Birthday Michelangelo!
Going along with my last post – A brief background on Michelangelo and a few interesting facts that most people do not know about him. Check it out! Michelangelo Birthday: 10 Things You Didnt Know About The Artist Behind The Sistine Chapel PHOTOS.
Marilyn Monroe’s lips by Andy Warhol sell for 40 times their estimate at auction
Marilyn Monroe’s lips by Andy Warhol sell for 40 times their estimate at auction – expected to sell for as much as $5,000, this litho made $112,500. Sale had 124 works and brought in $1.84M.
Ai Weiwei to release heavy metal album
Ai Weiwei to release heavy metal album – dissident Chines artist will express his opinions through music — his album is titled “Divina Commedia”. He is already working on a follow-up album.
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Henry John Yeend King’s “Feeding Time in the Garden”
Feeding Time in the Garden. Here is one of the finest paintings by Yeend King (a British Victorian artist) that the gallery has sold. This one passed through our hands in 1982.
Pastor Indicted For Attempting to Sell Fake Damien Hirst Painting at Sotheby’s
Pastor Indicted For Attempting to Sell Fake Damien Hirst Painting at Sotheby’s – another case of GREED!
Much-loved Picasso to leave UK for ever
Much-loved Picasso to leave UK for ever – “Child with a Dove”, which has been in the UK since the 1920s, was sold last year for about £50M and will soon be heading to a new home (outside the UK).
The Big Gamble Postcards
They arrived yesterday – 5000 postcards for our upcoming show The Big Gamble! Will spend the weekend addressing and stamping … look for one in your mailbox very soon. Remember, the show opens on Saturday, April 6, at 11 am.
Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) – Edouard Cortes’s “Notre Dame au Crepuscule”
Notre Dame au Crepuscule. – here is a superb example of Cortes’s work from the 1930s; while the image looks good, the painting is much nicer in person.
Frederic Church, National Gallery of Art Through April 28
Frederic Church, National Gallery – ‘Frederic Church and the Landscape Oil Sketch’ – only a short time left to see this one.