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Israel Museum Settles With Heir on Nazi-Looted Max Liebermann Painting
Israel Museum Settles With Heir on Nazi-Looted Max Liebermann Painting

Israel Museum Settles With Heir on Nazi-Looted Max Liebermann Painting

Israel Museum Settles With Heir on Nazi-Looted Liebermann – Max Cassirer’s Max Liebermann painting was looted by the Nazis over 7o years ago and was recently purchased by the museum from his heirs.  

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Andre Dargelas’s “Feeding Time”
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Andre Dargelas’s “Feeding Time”

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Andre Dargelas’s “Feeding Time”

Feeding Time. a very nice painting by the 19th century French artist Andre Dargelas that we sold about 6 or 7 years ago.  

Met Director Decries Detroit Bid to Pillage Own Museum
Met Director Decries Detroit Bid to Pillage Own Museum

Met Director Decries Detroit Bid to Pillage Own Museum

Met Director Decries Detroit Bid to Pillage Own Museum – more on the Detroit mess.

Vietnamese Painting Fetches Record $390,000 in Hong Kong
Vietnamese Painting Fetches Record $390,000 in Hong Kong

Vietnamese Painting Fetches Record $390,000 in Hong Kong

Vietnamese Painting Fetches Record $390,000 in Hong Kong – Asian art is still going strong with 45 of the 50 works offered in this sale selling and a total take of HK$415M.  

Get Your Offers In Early! Search for Art — The Detroit Institute of Arts
Get Your Offers In Early! Search for Art — The Detroit Institute of Arts

Get Your Offers In Early! Search for Art — The Detroit Institute of Arts

Search for Art, Artists in the DIA Collection — The Detroit Institute of Arts. Take a look at just the 380 European paintings they illustrate on their web site … Bonheur, Boudin, Bouguereau, Constable, Corot, Courbet, Diaz de la Pena, … More…

Bankrupt Detroit May Force Museum to Sell Van Gogh and Degas Paintings
Bankrupt Detroit May Force Museum to Sell Van Gogh and Degas Paintings

Bankrupt Detroit May Force Museum to Sell Van Gogh and Degas Paintings

Bankrupt Detroit May Force Museum to Sell Van Gogh and Degas Paintings – I really do not know what to say about this, other than NO!    

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – David Dalby’s “Portrait of Matilda, Winner of the St. Leger, 1827”
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – David Dalby’s “Portrait of Matilda, Winner of the St. Leger, 1827”

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – David Dalby’s “Portrait of Matilda, Winner of the St. Leger, 1827”

Portrait of Matilda, Winner of the St. Leger, 1827.  Since I am on the topic of racehorses, why not feature a really great one – Matilda.  This early 19th century British Sporting painting by one of England’s top artists, David … More…

Retired racehorse finds calling as abstract painter
Retired racehorse finds calling as abstract painter

Retired racehorse finds calling as abstract painter

Retired racehorse finds calling as abstract painter – I really think this one says it all about the contemporary art market!  There is even a gallery selling the works (which can run up to $850) and claims to have a waiting … More…

In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion, Queen’s Gallery
In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion, Queen’s Gallery

In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion, Queen’s Gallery

In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion, Queen’s Gallery – a nice review of the current show at the Queen’s Gallery Buckingham Palace – Fine Style: the Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion – which runs through October … More…

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) Arthur von Ferraris’ “Prayer Time”
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) Arthur von Ferraris’ “Prayer Time”

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) Arthur von Ferraris’ “Prayer Time”

Prayer Time.  a wonderful Orientalist painting by the 19th century Hungarian artist Arthur von Ferraris that we sold many years ago.  

Charles Darwent on visual Houghton Revisited
Charles Darwent on visual Houghton Revisited

Charles Darwent on visual Houghton Revisited

Charles Darwent on visual Houghton Revisited: There’s much to learn by taking a dim view of art – some nice background information on the exhibition Houghton Revisited (runs through September 29).  In 1779 Robert Walpole’s, Houghton’s builder, descendant, George, 3rd Earl … More…

Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life set to open at the Tate Britain in June
Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life set to open at the Tate Britain in June

Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life set to open at the Tate Britain in June

LS Lowry and his legacy: The matchstick man is back in vogue at last as Tate Britain showcases first retrospective of Manchester’s controversial painter – a nice article about a very interesting artist from Manchester whose retrospective exhibition will, more than … More…

Brandon Kralik: Todays New Old Masters Outshine the Avante-Garde
Brandon Kralik: Todays New Old Masters Outshine the Avante-Garde

Brandon Kralik: Todays New Old Masters Outshine the Avante-Garde

Brandon Kralik: Todays New Old Masters Outshine the Avante-Garde.  A very good article on contemporary representational art … dovetails with the post I recently added to the AAD Blog.  Like I have always said, there is a much brighter side … More…

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) William A. Suys’s “Salut a Trois Couleurs”
Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) William A. Suys’s “Salut a Trois Couleurs”

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) William A. Suys’s “Salut a Trois Couleurs”

William A. Suys beautiful NYC scene, Salut a Trois Couleurs.

New European Paintings Galleries at the Met
New European Paintings Galleries at the Met

New European Paintings Galleries at the Met

New look for the MET’s European Painting Galleries!   New European Paintings Galleries at the Met

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Louis Valtat’s “Sous-bois & Personnages”
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Louis Valtat’s “Sous-bois & Personnages”

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Louis Valtat’s “Sous-bois & Personnages”

Sous-bois & Personnages.  here is a little gem by Louis Valtat, painted c. 1920-25, that we sold back in 2009.  

They Seek a City: Chicago and the Art of Migration, 1910–1950 at the Art Institute
They Seek a City: Chicago and the Art of Migration, 1910–1950 at the Art Institute

They Seek a City: Chicago and the Art of Migration, 1910–1950 at the Art Institute

They Seek a City: Chicago and the Art of Migration, 1910–1950 | The Art Institute of Chicago. An interesting exhibition running through June 2nd which explores the art created by the diverse communities that came together in Chicago during the … More…

Collecting Art With François Pinault
Collecting Art With François Pinault

Collecting Art With François Pinault

Collecting Art With François Pinault – the wealthy businessman opens up about his passion for collecting contemporary art.  

Art Basel Hong Kong Opens on Thursday
Art Basel Hong Kong Opens on Thursday

Art Basel Hong Kong Opens on Thursday

The inaugural Art Basel Hong Kong opened to the public today and has drawn huge crowds of collectors and dealers from around the world. Art Basel has taken over ART HK, a local fair which began in 2008 with just … More…

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) Sally Swatland’s “Luxembourg Gardens”
Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) Sally Swatland’s “Luxembourg Gardens”

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) Sally Swatland’s “Luxembourg Gardens”

Luxembourg Gardens.  

On the Run With Hans-Ulrich Obrist
On the Run With Hans-Ulrich Obrist

On the Run With Hans-Ulrich Obrist

““I think the art fair is very much a form of urbanism,” Mr. Obrist said. “I think something really happens to the cities when such a fair happens. The city becomes an exhibition, it’s amazing.”” Who is Mr. Obrist and … More…

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) – Jean B.C. Corot’s “Marecages boisee avec trois vaches”
Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) – Jean B.C. Corot’s “Marecages boisee avec trois vaches”

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) – Jean B.C. Corot’s “Marecages boisee avec trois vaches”

Marecages boisee avec trois vaches.  A lovely lyrical landscape by Corot that we currently have for sale. Marecages boisee avec trois vaches was painted c.1871-2 and had been in the collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. for many … More…

Your Stuff is Ours Now, N.J. Auctioneer Tells Kobe Bryant
Your Stuff is Ours Now, N.J. Auctioneer Tells Kobe Bryant

Your Stuff is Ours Now, N.J. Auctioneer Tells Kobe Bryant

Courthouse News Service Entertainment Law.  Here is an interesting case regarding who is the rightful owner of a collection of sports memorabilia …. Kobe Bryant, his mother or the auction room who gave a $450,000 advance.  Guess we will find … More…

Tate Shows $60 Million Constable Painting Bought for U.K.
Tate Shows $60 Million Constable Painting Bought for U.K.

Tate Shows $60 Million Constable Painting Bought for U.K.

Tate Shows $60 Million Constable Painting Bought for U.K.  – a group of museums have pooled their resources and acquired John Constable’s Salisbury Cathedral From the Meadows (exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1831).