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
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 | 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 – the wealthy businessman opens up about his passion for collecting contemporary art.
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”
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”
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
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. – 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).
Russian Roulette in the Contemporary Art Auction World… ?
Russian Roulette in the Contemporary Art Auction World…? My second article for the Art, Antiques and Luxury Design Blog. Looking forward to your thoughts and comments.
Painting of the Day (SOLD) Timothy Jahn’s “News from the Front”
A nice piece by Tim Jahn, which recently hit the sold archives, News from the Front.
Glafira Rosales Is Named in Government Suit
On Tuesday, federal authorities declared a group of works sold through Knoedler & Co. to be fake and charged dealer, Glafira Rosales, with tax fraud. Rosales failed to disclose $12.5 million that she earned from the sales and hid much … More…
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Jules Worms’ “The Harlequin”
The Harlequin. Another interesting 19th cnetury European painting that the gallery handled many years ago. This one is by the French artist Jules Worms.
Agnes Gund’s Studio Inspires Future Rembrandts, Koons
Agnes Gund’s Studio Inspires Future Rembrandts, Koons – a nice, short, article about Agnes Gund, philanthropy and art.
Fluid, Evanescent Images – John Singer Sargent Watercolors at the Brooklyn Museum
Fluid, Evanescent Images | John Singer Sargent Watercolors | Brooklyn Museum – a nice little review of the John Singer Sargent show that is on view at the Brooklyn Museum through July 28.
Happy Birthday Albrecht Durer!
Happy 542nd Birthday to the German painter, engraver, print-maker, mathematician and theorists, Albrecht Durer! His woodcut with letterpress text from 1515, The Rhinoceros, sold earlier this year at auction for $866,500!
Girl With Arthrogryposis Learns To Paint
Leeanne is an amazing girl who suffers from a debilitating disease called Arthrogryposis. She has found a way to accomplish many every day tasks, but what I find so unbelievable is how she has found a way to create incredible … More…
Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE – NEW!!) Ben Bauer’s “Subtle at Baileys Harbor”
NEW!! A gorgeous work by Ben Bauer, Subtle at Baileys Harbor.
Happy Birthday Henri Rousseau!
Happy Birthday Henri Rousseau! The impressionist and primitives painter turns 169!! Happy Birthday Henri Rousseau!!