Tate Museum Purchases Constable
For the past three decades, John Constable’s Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, 1831, has been located at the National Gallery of Art, in London. With the current owners (Heirs of Lord Ashton of Hyde) eager to sell the work, the … More…
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) Henriette Browne’s “Le ducat”
Le ducat. a wonderful 19th century genre painting by Henriette Browne, titled Le ducat, that we sold back in the 1980s.
Purloined Picassos Chased by FBI Art Sleuths for Wealthy
Purloined Picassos Chased by FBI Art Sleuths for Wealthy a nice article on the FBI’s art theft squad. It is amazing how much art is stolen each year … an estimated $6 billion!
Is The Art Market A Bubble That’s About To Burst? Maybe Not…
Is The Art Market A Bubble That’s About To Burst? Maybe Not… Interesting little article on the amount of money that is potentially available to buy art.
Jackson Pollock’s ‘One – Number 31, 1950’ Restored by MoMA
Recently, the MoMA took on the monumental task of cleaning and restoring “One: Number 31, 1950.” Jackson Pollock’s work is incredibly complex so it is no surprise that the MoMA has let this project sit on the “to-do” list since … More…
Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) Justin Wood’s “Still Life with American Flag Flask and Pewter Cup”
A NEW work by Justin Wood, Still Life with American Flag Flask and Pewter Cup.
The Zervos Picasso Catalog Is Resurrected
After a brief exchanging of words with the current owner, Staffan Ahrenberg bought Cahiers d’Art, the Paris art gallery and publisher. Now, the gallery is reissuing the most prominent catalogue raisonné of Picasso’s paintings and drawings. Comprised of 33 volumes … More…
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Charles B. d’Entraygues’s “The Parade”
The Parade. An amazing little work that we sold a number of years ago by the 19th century French genre artist Charles Bertrand d’Entraygues titled The Parade.
“Keith Haring: The Political Line” runs through Aug. 18 Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Evil Animals Face Headless Nude in Haring Graffiti Show – a short review of the Keith Haring exhibition that is currently on view at the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
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”
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 – more on the Detroit mess.
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
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 – 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”
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 – 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 – 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”
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: 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
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. 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”
William A. Suys beautiful NYC scene, Salut a Trois Couleurs.
New European Paintings Galleries at the Met
New look for the MET’s European Painting Galleries! New European Paintings Galleries at the Met