Parisian Apartment Untouched For 70 Years
An amazing story and the discovery of a 19th century European painting by Giovanni Boldini that ended up selling for £1.8M. Source: Revealed: Eerie new images show forgotten French apartment that was abandoned at the outbreak of World War II … More…
Frieze Fair Has John Thain, Speyer Pondering $35,000 Pea
It really amazes me what some people will buy in the name of ‘art’. Below is a link to Katya Kazakina’s article about Frieze. Source: Frieze Fair Has John Thain, Speyer Pondering $35,000 Pea
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Arthur J. Elsley’s “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 and then … More…
Balloon Beasts, Rubber Tongues, Metal Men Abound
Here is a bit more information on the current Frieze New York exhibition from Zoe Lescaze. Source: Balloon Beasts, Rubber Tongues, Metal Men Abound on Tom Eccles’s VIP Sculpture Park Tour
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 a history of 20th century Western art. Source: Great … More…
Painting of the Day (SOLD) – Leon Perrault’s “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. Learn more: Leon Perrault’s – Away From Home.
Frieze New York Turns Two
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 kidding me? Or maybe I just do not know what good/real art is! Source: … More…
The Federal Reserve’s Art Collection: Canvas-backed securities
Here is a link to a nice article about the Federal Reserve’s art collection, which currently contains more than 1400 works. Source: The Federal Reserve’s art collection: Canvas-backed securities
Louis Aston Knight At The Musee d’Evreux
The shippers just left with four of our Louis Aston Knight paintings. They are heading for France and will be featured in the Musée d’art d’Evreux’s exhibition titled Louis Aston Knight et Alain Fleischer which opens 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…
Getty Museum’s New Acquisitions
The Getty Museum has announced today that they have introduced two new and rare European works to their collection. A self-portrait, by Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, titled Rembrandt Laughing c. 1628. This work portrays a youthful Rembrandt (probably around the … More…
Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) – Leon Richet’s “A Quiet Afternoon, Fontainebleau”
Here is a beautiful Barbizon landscape by Leon Richet, painted in 1888, that we added to the site yesterday afternoon. For more information: A Quiet Afternoon, Fontainebleau
Sotheby’s Loss Doubles As Margins Fall, Expenses Rise
Amazing to think that with all the BIG prices they get, the firm still loses money. Guess that is why they continue to increase the buyer’s premium and are now going into the ‘retail gallery’ business. Source: Sotheby’s Loss Doubles … More…
Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) Justin Wood’s “Still Life of Candle and Books”
New piece just in by Justin Wood, Still Life of Candle and Books.
Rare Renaissance Bust Acquired By Minneapolis Institute of Arts
The 1505 terracotta bust of Saint John the Baptist, by Benedetto da Rovezzano has found a new home! Creating art during the same time as Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael, Rovezzano’s biblical sculpture has been added to the collection of the … More…