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Happy Birthday Salvador Dali!
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Happy Birthday Salvador Dali!

Infamous surrealist painter, Salvador Dali would have turned 109 on May 11th! Happy Birthday Salvador Dali! Check out a brief biography and slideshow of Dali’s best works below. Source: Happy Birthday Salvador Dali Birthday!  

Painting of the Day (SOLD) Guy Combes’s “Rothchild’s Reprise”
A group of giraffes

Painting of the Day (SOLD) Guy Combes’s “Rothchild’s Reprise”

We are pleased to announce the sale of Guy Combes’s Rothchild’s Reprise. A work featuring four giraffes in a landscape. Learn More: Guy Combes’s Rothchild’s Reprise    

Art Proves Attractive Refuge For Money Launderers
An abstract painting by Basquiat

Art Proves Attractive Refuge For Money Launderers

The checks and balances of the art market make it challenging to determine the difference between a trustworthy buyer and a laundering fraud.  Unlike real estate titles and deeds which require names and mortgage brokers, stockbrokers, casinos, and banks which … More…

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Charles Perugini’s “The Green Lizard”
Three Neo-classical figures with a lizard

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Charles Perugini’s “The Green Lizard”

Here is one of Charles Edward Perugini’s more important paintings that the gallery sold back in the 1980s. The Green Lizard was originally exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1902. Learn More: Charles Edward Perugini’s The Green Lizard

Parisian Apartment Untouched For 70 Years
photograph of an old apartment

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
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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”
a mother putting a baby in a crib with her other children standing nearby

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
a sculpture of a dog made from balloons

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
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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”
a young girl standing in a winter street with a violin

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
a sculpture of a dog made from balloons

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
art hanging at the Federal Reserve

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
Aston Knight painting outside Diane's cottage

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”
an abstract work with yellow, blue, orange and green

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
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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
portrait of a man laughing

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…