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Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) – Julien Dupre’s “Femme et la vache de l’eau”
Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) – Julien Dupre’s “Femme et la vache de l’eau”

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) – Julien Dupre’s “Femme et la vache de l’eau”

Femme et la vache de l’eau.   This incredible 19th century European painting, which dates from 1884, is among Dupre’s earliest works to include an animal and really shows him at the top of his artistic game.  Over the years we … More…

Getty Acquires Canaletto, Rembrandt
Getty Acquires Canaletto, Rembrandt

Getty Acquires Canaletto, Rembrandt

Getty Acquires Canaletto, Rembrandt – the Getty recently added a Rembrandt and a Canaletto to its already amazing art collection.  

Pictures – Amazing 3D sidewalk art
Pictures – Amazing 3D sidewalk art

Pictures – Amazing 3D sidewalk art

Pictures – Amazing 3D sidewalk art – these artists do create an amazing effect.  

Painting of the Day (hitting the SOLD archives this week) – Henry Lesur’s “Marchands des Fleurs”
Painting of the Day (hitting the SOLD archives this week) – Henry Lesur’s “Marchands des Fleurs”

Painting of the Day (hitting the SOLD archives this week) – Henry Lesur’s “Marchands des Fleurs”

Marchands des Fleurs.  Here is another 19th century European painting that was sold this past week — Henry V. Lesur’s Marchands des Fleurs.  

Here’s That Peter Doig Lawsuit Painting
Here’s That Peter Doig Lawsuit Painting

Here’s That Peter Doig Lawsuit Painting

Here’s That Peter Doig Lawsuit Painting – here is an image of the painting at the center of the Peter Doig lawsuit.  

Walter Sickert and the Three Graces
Walter Sickert and the Three Graces

Walter Sickert and the Three Graces

Walter Sickert and the Three Graces, at V&A – a short review of the current Walter Sickert show that runs through January 5th at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.  

The Past Two Weeks
The Past Two Weeks

The Past Two Weeks

The Impressionist/Modern and Post War/Contemporary auctions are finally over and the results were nothing short of spectacular.  I will go into more detail in my upcoming Comments on the Art Market (out at the end of the month), but overall … More…

Let It Bleed: The Frightening Scene on the Met’s Roof
Let It Bleed: The Frightening Scene on the Met’s Roof

Let It Bleed: The Frightening Scene on the Met’s Roof

This summer you will be able to see the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s newest roof garden artwork. The “landscape” painted by Imran Qureshi, who is from Pakistan, is the first work to be painted directly on the rooftop. The work … More…

Paintings of the Day (AVAILABLE) Gregory Frank Harris’s “Sunlight, Wind and Sea”
Paintings of the Day (AVAILABLE) Gregory Frank Harris’s “Sunlight, Wind and Sea”

Paintings of the Day (AVAILABLE) Gregory Frank Harris’s “Sunlight, Wind and Sea”

A beautiful new Harris available, Sunlight, Wind and Sea.  

Interpol targets Qaddafi family treasures
Interpol targets Qaddafi family treasures

Interpol targets Qaddafi family treasures

The United Kingdom has begun efforts to recover from the billions of dollars lost during the dictatorship of the Qaddafi family in Libya.  It is believed that the family has invested around $165 billion in art from around the world,  $100 million from … More…

Painting of the Day (hitting the SOLD archives yesterday) – Henry Lesur’s “La Porte Neuve, Paris”
Painting of the Day (hitting the SOLD archives yesterday) – Henry Lesur’s “La Porte Neuve, Paris”

Painting of the Day (hitting the SOLD archives yesterday) – Henry Lesur’s “La Porte Neuve, Paris”

La Porte Neuve, Paris.  We are pleased to inform you that this lovely painting by Henry V. Lesur, titled La Porte Neuve, Paris, is making its way to a new home today.  

Contemporary Art Frenzy
Contemporary Art Frenzy

Contemporary Art Frenzy

Contemporary Art Frenzy – here is Souren Melikian’s take on the Christie’s blockbuster evening sale.   In case you are wondering, when you add up all the works sold at the two main salerooms the total reaches $977.2M … then tack … More…

Warhol ‘Marilyns’ Lead Muted $79 Million Phillips Sale
Warhol ‘Marilyns’ Lead Muted $79 Million Phillips Sale

Warhol ‘Marilyns’ Lead Muted $79 Million Phillips Sale

Warhol ‘Marilyns’ Lead Muted $79 Million Phillips Sale – the last of this weeks contemporary sales in NYC … this one squeezed past its low estimate only with the help of the buyer’s premium (presale est. $77.5-$105.5).  Warhol’s Four Marilyns (a 29 … More…

Painting of the Day (NEW & AVAILABLE) Erika Baez’s “Jax”
Painting of the Day (NEW & AVAILABLE) Erika Baez’s “Jax”

Painting of the Day (NEW & AVAILABLE) Erika Baez’s “Jax”

A new piece by Erika Baez hitting the market, Jax.  

Only in America, or maybe not? By Howard Rehs
Only in America, or maybe not? By Howard Rehs

Only in America, or maybe not? By Howard Rehs

Only in America, or maybe not? By Howard Rehs – I was recently asked if I would contribute to the Art, Antiques and Luxury Design Blog … so here is my first post: some of my favorite questions and comments we … More…

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Herbert W. Weekes’ “Backyard Gossip”
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Herbert W. Weekes’ “Backyard Gossip”

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Herbert W. Weekes’ “Backyard Gossip”

Backyard Gossip.  Here is a cute little British Victorian painting by Herbert W. Weekes that the gallery sold back in the 1980s.  

Swatch’s Harry Winston Buys Diamond for $26.7 Million
Swatch’s Harry Winston Buys Diamond for $26.7 Million

Swatch’s Harry Winston Buys Diamond for $26.7 Million

Swatch’s Harry Winston Buys Diamond for $26.7 Million -and it isn’t just art that is attracting ‘the money’.  

Basquiat, Pollock Lead Christie’s $495 Million Record
Basquiat, Pollock Lead Christie’s $495 Million Record

Basquiat, Pollock Lead Christie’s $495 Million Record

Basquiat, Pollock Lead Christie’s $495 Million Record – here is a little more on last night’s record breaking auction … the results were off the charts.  

More on Tonight’s Sale – Holy Moly!
More on Tonight’s Sale – Holy Moly!

More on Tonight’s Sale – Holy Moly!

It was an amazing display of people spending money — and a lot different from last night’s session at Sotheby’s.  Here, Christie’s blew the doors off the competition.  By lot 50 they were up to $377M  — and I will … More…

AND Tonight’s Contemporary Sale
AND Tonight’s Contemporary Sale

AND Tonight’s Contemporary Sale

The madness continues .. Basquiat makes $43.5M ($25-$35M); Pollock make $52M (est. $25-$35M); Guston make $23M (est. $8-$12M); de Kooning hits $17M (est. $12-$16M); Lichtenstein hits $50M (est. on request).  Of the first 39 lots 2 were bought in and … More…

Why Can’t We Take Pictures in Art Museums?
Why Can’t We Take Pictures in Art Museums?

Why Can’t We Take Pictures in Art Museums?

Everyone, smile on 3…1 ,2… “Uhh, excuse me, no pictures please.” I think we are all sick of hearing that when we want to document our adventures through the most epic collections of art as we visit world renowned museums. … More…

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) John Stobart’s “San Francisco, The Gold Rush Harbor by Moonlight in 1851”
Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) John Stobart’s “San Francisco, The Gold Rush Harbor by Moonlight in 1851”

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) John Stobart’s “San Francisco, The Gold Rush Harbor by Moonlight in 1851”

A very impressive work by the incredibly talented John Stobart entitled “San Francisco, The Gold Rush Harbor by Moonlight in 1851.”  

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Leon Perrault’s “Fairy Tales”
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Leon Perrault’s “Fairy Tales”

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Leon Perrault’s “Fairy Tales”

Fairy Tales.  And one more gem by Leon Perrault that the gallery sold many years ago.  This one, titled Fairy Tales, we painted in 1866.  

When Buyers Lack Perspective – Last Weeks Impressionist Sales
When Buyers Lack Perspective – Last Weeks Impressionist Sales

When Buyers Lack Perspective – Last Weeks Impressionist Sales

When Buyers Lack Perspective – great article by Souren Melikian about the offerings in last weeks Impressionist sales and the prices paid.