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Tax Investigators Raid Home Of German Artist Georg Baselitz
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Tax Investigators Raid Home Of German Artist Georg Baselitz

Famous German artist Georg Baselitz’s home was raided after his name came up on a CD bought last summer by North Rhine-Westphalia, containing a list of secret bank account data.  It is believed that he was given a prior warning … More…

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Edouard Cortes’s “Porte St. Denis”
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Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Edouard Cortes’s “Porte St. Denis”

Here is one that never made it to our web site. A beautiful example of Edouard Leon Cortes’s work from the 1950s. It sold at the Chicago show. Edouard Leon Cortes’s – Porte St. Denis.

Heirs Outraged As Dutch Panel Rejects Nazi-Era Art Claim
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Heirs Outraged As Dutch Panel Rejects Nazi-Era Art Claim

Heirs Outraged as Dutch Panel Rejects Nazi-Era Art Claim – here is an very interesting decision by the Dutch Restitutions Committee.  They rejected the heir’s claim for 3 of the four paintings because the museum’s interest carried more ‘weight’.

Cezanne ‘Les Pommes’ Leads Sotheby’s $230 Million Tally
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Cezanne ‘Les Pommes’ Leads Sotheby’s $230 Million Tally

Here is more information on last night’s sale of Impressionist and Modern paintings. Top lot of the sale was Paul Cezanne’s Les Pommes. Source: Cezanne ‘Les Pommes’ Leads Sotheby’s $230 Million Tally

Final For The Sotheby’s Evening Sale
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Final For The Sotheby’s Evening Sale

During the Sotheby’s evening sale, 71 works were offered, 11 unsold (84.5% sell-through rate), and the total take was $230M (the lower end of the estimate range was $162.45M). Nice sale!  

More On The Sotheby’s Evening Sale
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More On The Sotheby’s Evening Sale

Tiny Van Gogh – Eglogue en Provence – un couple d’amoureux – (13 x 9 inches) makes $7.1M (est. $5-$7M)         Picasso’s Buste d’Homme makes $9.7M ($5-$7M est.)         This Gauguin – La maison du pan-du – … More…

The Sotheby’s Impressionist Evening Sale
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The Sotheby’s Impressionist Evening Sale

The sale is underway and prices are pretty strong.  Cezanne brought over $41M ($25-$35M est.); Modigliani made $25.9M ($20-$30M est.); Braque $15.8M ($10-$15M est.); Picasso sculpture $13.6M ($12-$18M); Madonna’s Leger brought $7.2M (est. $5-$7M); Rodin sculpture over $15M ($8-$12M est.) … More…

Tino Sehgal: Invisible Art Worth £100k
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Tino Sehgal: Invisible Art Worth £100k

British-born artist (and I am using the title artist loosely), Tino Seghal, produces art however there is no physical creation. Yet, amazingly his works are for sale and can fetch anywhere from £50,000 to £100,000. So, what is a Sehgal … More…

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”
A man in an interior examining a painting.

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

JUST SOLD at the Spring Show NYC!!

Renoir Girl Mystery Continues
Picture of a Renoir and a hand with a magnifying glass

Renoir Girl Mystery Continues

Marcia Fuqua shocked the public when news came out that her small $7 purchase at the flea 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.