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Jeff Koons
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Jeff Koons

Writer, Carl Swanson, had an amazing opportunity that allowed him to visit Jeff Koons West Chelsea studio.  In his article, he tells stories of the Koons family and the work spaces concealed in the quarter-city-block studio. Workers meticulously sculpting statues … More…

Painting of the Day (SOLD Friday) – Ridgway Knight’s “Après un dejeuner, bords de la Seine”
4 women seated by a river having a snack.

Painting of the Day (SOLD Friday) – Ridgway Knight’s “Après un dejeuner, bords de la Seine”

Après un dejeuner, bords de la Seine.  This fabulous 19th century European painting by Daniel Ridgway Knight (exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1881) has found a new home … it is one of the most important paintings by the … More…

Publisher Taschen Bets On Big Collectible Books
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Publisher Taschen Bets On Big Collectible Books

The German publisher Taschen will release Genesis, a 704 page, two volume, collection of photographs depicting Sebastiao Salgado’s travels to remote areas of the world untouched by the modern world.  The book weights in at 130 pounds and will retail … More…

Madonna, DiCaprio, Allen Boost $1.3 Billion May Auctions
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Madonna, DiCaprio, Allen Boost $1.3 Billion May Auctions

The auction action will begin this evening … should be an interesting month.  We will keep you updated on the results. Source: Madonna, DiCaprio, Allen Boost $1.3 Billion May Auctions 

Painting of the Day (SOLD) Tim Jahn’s “The Assessment”
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Painting of the Day (SOLD) Tim Jahn’s “The Assessment”

JUST SOLD at the Spring Show NYC!!

Renoir Girl Mystery Continues
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Renoir Girl Mystery Continues

Marcia Fuqua shocked the public when news came out that her small $7 purchase at the flee market was an authentic Renoir, that could fetch $75,000 at auction.  The small painting was  stolen 60 years ago from the Baltimore Museum … More…

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Charles O. de Penne’s “Hounds Before the Hunt”
A hunter with dogs in a landscape

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Charles O. de Penne’s “Hounds Before the Hunt”

  Hounds Before the Hunt.  Here is a pretty, little, French sporting painting by Charles Olivier de Penne that the gallery sold many years ago.  

Duchamp’s Motor, Kapoor Mirror, Fog Art in Paris
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Duchamp’s Motor, Kapoor Mirror, Fog Art in Paris

Duchamp’s Motor, Kapoor Mirror, Fog Art in Paris – “Dynamo: A Century of Light and Motion in Art 1913-2013” at the Grand Palais — through July 22.

‘Burst of Light – Caravaggio and His Legacy,’ Is At The Wadsworth Atheneum
“Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy” by Caravaggio

‘Burst of Light – Caravaggio and His Legacy,’ Is At The Wadsworth Atheneum

‘Burst of Light – Caravaggio and His Legacy,’ Is at the Wadsworth Atheneum – the exhibition features 34 masterworks … four by Caravaggio, and the rest by artists influenced and inspired by the Old Master.  The exhibition is on view … More…

Steven Brooks Sues Sotheby’s Claiming They Sold Him Nazi Art
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Steven Brooks Sues Sotheby’s Claiming They Sold Him Nazi Art

Courthouse News Service – Steven Brooks is suing the auction room over a painting by Louis-Michel van Loo titled Allegorical Portrait of a Lady as Diana Wounded by Cupid that he bought back in 2004.  Turns out that the painting was … More…

Billionaire Jeweller Pays £1 million For Chinese Girl Painting
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Billionaire Jeweller Pays £1 million For Chinese Girl Painting

Billionaire jeweller pays £1 million for Chinese Girl painting – Laurence Graff just bought  Vladimir Tretchikoff’s “Chinese Girl” for about $1.5M.  “Chinese Girl” is thought to be one of the most widely reproduced paintings from the 1950s and 60s.