Barnett Newman Leads Sotheby’s NYC $294 Million Auction
Barnett Newman Leads Sotheby’s NYC $294 Million Auction – more on last night’s sale. The sale was not as strong as they expected since they only exceeded the lower end of the presale estimate ($284 – $383M) with the buyer’s premium … More…
Contemporary Evening Sale
The results tonight were rather interesting and uneven. Some works did well and others found it very hard to find buyers – selling on the reserves – and others found no takers. Jeff Koons was hit hard when his New … More…
Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) Jay Davenport’s “Chow Hound”
An incredible new painting by Jay Davenport entitled “Chow Hound.”
Cakes for Celebrities, Coveted by Collectors
Everyone loves cake… well, most of us do at least. And when it is a few days old, it’s still pretty good. But what about when it’s a few decades old? I guess we could say it is an antique. … More…
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Leon Perrault’s “A Beautiful Reflection”
A Beautiful Reflection. Here is another fabulous 19th century French Academic painting by Leon Perrault, from 1886, that we sold many years ago.
Rolex Sets $1.16 Million Record, Lollobrigida’s Gem Sale
Rolex Sets $1.16 Million Record, Lollobrigida’s Gem Sale – a 1942 split-second Rolex chronograph made a record price at a sale in Geneva. Tomorrow the largest D flawless diamond will be offered — 101.73 carats! Will let you know how that … More…
DiCaprio’s Movie Pals Aid Tiger in $39 Million Auction
DiCaprio’s Movie Pals Aid Tiger in $39 Million Auction – the craziness has begun (though this round was for a good cause). The contemporary sales began last night with a charity sale that brought in $33.3M (presale estimate range was $13-$18M). … More…
Lost paintings by Britain’s first female artist on show at Tate Britain after being found in Parisian antiques shop
An incredible discovery was made was made at an antique shop in Paris as an art historian uncovered 2 works by Mary Beale (1633-1699), who is revered as the first professional British female artist. These compositions are done in oil … More…
Happy Birthday Dante Gabriel Rossetti!
Rossetti, the English poet, illustrator, painter and translator would have turned 185 yesterday! Happy Birthday Dante Gabriel Rossetti! Founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 alongside William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais, these men still have an immense influence … More…
Happy Birthday Salvador Dali!
Infamous surrealist painter, Salvador Dali would have turned 109 on May 11th! Happy Birthday Salvador Dali! Check out a brief biography and slideshow of Dali’s best works below. Happy Birthday Salvador Dali Birthday!
Painting of the Day (SOLD) Guy Combes’s “Rothchild’s Reprise”
Rothchild’s Reprise SOLD!!
Art Proves Attractive Refuge for Money Launderers
The checks and balances of the art market make it challenging to determine the difference between a trustworthy buyer and a laundering fraud. Unlike real estate titles and deeds which require names and mortgage brokers, stockbrokers, casinos, and banks which … More…
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Charles Perugini’s “The Green Lizard”
The Green Lizard. Here is one of Perugini’s important paintings that the gallery sold back in the 1980s; The Green Lizard was originally exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1902.
Parisian Apartment Untouched For 70 Years
Revealed: Eerie new images show forgotten French apartment that was abandoned at the outbreak of World War II and left untouched for 70 years – an amazing story and the discovery of a 19th century European painting by Giovanni Boldini that … More…
Frieze Fair Has John Thain, Speyer Pondering $35,000 Pea
Frieze Fair Has John Thain, Speyer Pondering $35,000 Pea – it really amazes me what some people will buy in the name of ‘art’.
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Arthur J. Elsley’s “Good Night”
Good Night. Here is one for Mother’s Day – Arthur John Elsley’s Good Night. This is one of the artist’s more important works and was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1914. The gallery first sold the painting in 1980 … More…
Balloon Beasts, Rubber Tongues, Metal Men Abound
Balloon Beasts, Rubber Tongues, Metal Men Abound on Tom Eccles’s VIP Sculpture Park Tour – More on the art at Frieze New York.
Great artists of the 20th century: their best quotes
Great artists of the 20th century: their best quotes – Great Artists In Their Own Words – a BBC Four’s special that takes 60 years worth of art coverage and condenses it into a three part series in which the artists themselves give you … More…
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Leon Perrault’s “Away From Home”
Away From Home. We sold this amazing painting by Leon Perrault a number of years ago. Those of you who are fans of the 19th century French Academic artists will enjoy this 1879 work.
Frieze New York turns two with a giant balloon dog and a VIP-free speakeasy
Frieze New York turns two with a giant balloon dog and a VIP-free speakeasy – This is the second year for the Frieze New York fair. After looking at some of the works you just have to say … are you … More…
The Federal Reserve’s art collection: Canvas-backed securities
The Federal Reserve’s art collection: Canvas-backed securities – here is a nice article about the Federal Reserve’s art collection which currently contains more than 1400 works.
Louis Aston Knight at the Musee d’Evreux
The shippers just left with our 4 Louis Aston Knight paintings which will be featured in the museum’s Louis Aston Knight show opening on June 22.
Painting (Gouache) of the Day (AVAILABLE) Ugo Omleto Giannini’s “Contrasting Forms III”
A wonderful piece by Giannini, Contrasting Forms III.
Sixth Suit Filed by Client Against Former Knoedler Gallery
Knoedler Gallery is back in the news as another former client has filed a lawsuit against the once prestigious gallery. Knoedler, which was one of the oldest galleries in the country, has been closed for a year and a half … More…