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Record Diamond, Qianlong Vases Lift $410 Million Auction
Record Diamond, Qianlong Vases Lift $410 Million Auction

Record Diamond, Qianlong Vases Lift $410 Million Auction

Record Diamond, Qianlong Vases Lift $410 Million Auction The Chinese market for art, antiques and jewelry is still going strong.  The most recent 5 day event racked up HK$3.19B ($410M).  

Ai Weiwei’s Cell, Sherman Giantess Boost Venice Biennale
Ai Weiwei’s Cell, Sherman Giantess Boost Venice Biennale

Ai Weiwei’s Cell, Sherman Giantess Boost Venice Biennale

Ai Weiwei’s Cell, Sherman Giantess Boost Venice Biennale – a short review of this year’s Venice Biennale.  Included are 6 dioramas by Ai WeiWei.  

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) Brian O’Neill’s “The Weight of Beauty”
Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) Brian O’Neill’s “The Weight of Beauty”

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) Brian O’Neill’s “The Weight of Beauty”

Brian O’Neill’s, The Weight of Beauty, available at Rehs Contemporary Galleries.  

Tate Museum Purchases Constable
Tate Museum Purchases Constable

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”
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) Henriette Browne’s “Le ducat”

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

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…

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
Jackson Pollock’s ‘One – Number 31, 1950’ Restored by MoMA

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”
Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) Justin Wood’s “Still Life with American Flag Flask and Pewter Cup”

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
The Zervos Picasso Catalog Is Resurrected

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”
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Charles B. d’Entraygues’s “The Parade”

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
“Keith Haring: The Political Line” runs through Aug. 18 Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

“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 Max Liebermann Painting

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”
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Andre Dargelas’s “Feeding Time”

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

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

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.