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Happy Birthday Dante Gabriel Rossetti!
Happy Birthday Dante Gabriel Rossetti!

Happy Birthday Dante Gabriel Rossetti!

Rossetti, the English poet, illustrator, painter and translator would have turned 185 yesterday! Happy Birthday Dante Gabriel Rossetti!  Founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 alongside William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais, these men still have an immense influence … More…

Happy Birthday Salvador Dali!
Happy Birthday Salvador Dali!

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.   Happy Birthday Salvador Dali Birthday!

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

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

Rothchild’s Reprise SOLD!!  

Art Proves Attractive Refuge for Money Launderers
Art Proves Attractive Refuge for Money Launderers

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

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

The Green Lizard.  Here is one of Perugini’s important paintings that the gallery sold back in the 1980s; The Green Lizard was originally exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1902.  

Parisian Apartment Untouched For 70 Years
Parisian Apartment Untouched For 70 Years

Parisian Apartment Untouched For 70 Years

Revealed: Eerie new images show forgotten French apartment that was abandoned at the outbreak of World War II and left untouched for 70 years – an amazing story and the discovery of a 19th century European painting by Giovanni Boldini that … More…

Frieze Fair Has John Thain, Speyer Pondering $35,000 Pea
Frieze Fair Has John Thain, Speyer Pondering $35,000 Pea

Frieze Fair Has John Thain, Speyer Pondering $35,000 Pea

Frieze Fair Has John Thain, Speyer Pondering $35,000 Pea  – it really amazes me what some people will buy in the name of ‘art’.  

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Arthur J. Elsley’s “Good Night”
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Arthur J. Elsley’s “Good Night”

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Arthur J. Elsley’s “Good Night”

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 … More…

Balloon Beasts, Rubber Tongues, Metal Men Abound
Balloon Beasts, Rubber Tongues, Metal Men Abound

Balloon Beasts, Rubber Tongues, Metal Men Abound

Balloon Beasts, Rubber Tongues, Metal Men Abound on Tom Eccles’s VIP Sculpture Park Tour – More on the art at Frieze New York.

Great artists of the 20th century: their best quotes
Great artists of the 20th century: their best quotes

Great artists of the 20th century: their best quotes

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 … More…