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My Take on the Contemporary Market (From our Comments on the Art Market – Vol 150)
My Take on the Contemporary Market (From our Comments on the Art Market – Vol 150)

My Take on the Contemporary Market (From our Comments on the Art Market – Vol 150)

I think the best way to describe the contemporary art market now, was best said by the infamous, quirky, and unpredictable painter, Pablo Picasso:   “The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?”   … More…

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Jean Paul Haag’s “The Young Critic”
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Jean Paul Haag’s “The Young Critic”

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Jean Paul Haag’s “The Young Critic”

The Young Critic. a delightful 19th century French genre painting by Jean Paul Haag (fl.1865-1885) that we sold a number of years ago.    

TS Eliot’s widow’s art collection to be auctioned for charity
TS Eliot’s widow’s art collection to be auctioned for charity

TS Eliot’s widow’s art collection to be auctioned for charity

TS Eliot’s widow’s art collection to be auctioned for charity – Valerie Eliot passed away last year all her belongings will be sold the fall. The sale is expected to raise more than £5m and includes works by Constable, Freud, Spencer, Churchill, … More…

Venice Biennale 2013: National pavilions round-up
Venice Biennale 2013: National pavilions round-up

Venice Biennale 2013: National pavilions round-up

Venice Biennale 2013: National pavilions round-up – here is Alastair Sooke’s take on the Venice Biennale which runs through November 24.  

American Art Sales 2013
American Art Sales 2013

American Art Sales 2013

As promised, here is the follow-up to our June 2013 Newsletter with a review of the American Art Sales from this past month. Enjoy! American Art Sales 2013   Edward Hopper’s “Blackwell’s Island”  

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) Gregory Frank Harris’s “A Cornwall Cottage”
Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) Gregory Frank Harris’s “A Cornwall Cottage”

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) Gregory Frank Harris’s “A Cornwall Cottage”

Gregory Frank Harris’s, A Cornwall Cottage, available at the gallery.  

“Failure” at Marine Contemporary
“Failure” at Marine Contemporary

“Failure” at Marine Contemporary

Okay contemporary “art”….you did it again… Review: Odds and ends from littlewhitehead at Marine Contemporary 

Painting of the Day (hitting the SOLD archives this week): Montague Dawson’s “The U.S. Frigate Constellation”
Painting of the Day (hitting the SOLD archives this week): Montague Dawson’s “The U.S. Frigate Constellation”

Painting of the Day (hitting the SOLD archives this week): Montague Dawson’s “The U.S. Frigate Constellation”

The U.S. Frigate Constellation.  Here is an amazing example of Montague Dawson’s work that we sold this week.  I first saw The U.S. Frigate Constellation back in the 1980s while visiting Dr. John J. McMullen’s offices in lower Manhattan … … More…

Donald Judd’s SoHo Loft Opens After $23 Million Makeover
Donald Judd’s SoHo Loft Opens After $23 Million Makeover

Donald Judd’s SoHo Loft Opens After $23 Million Makeover

Donald Judd’s SoHo Loft Opens After $23 Million Makeover – originally purchased by Judd in 1968 for $68,000 (nice investment), the 1870 building at 101 Spring Street, which houses works by Judd and some of the artists he collected (Oldenburg, Reinhardt, … More…

CNET Founder Minor Files for Bankruptcy After Selling Art
CNET Founder Minor Files for Bankruptcy After Selling Art

CNET Founder Minor Files for Bankruptcy After Selling Art

CNET Founder Minor Files for Bankruptcy After Selling Art – it always amazes me to see how people, even rich ones, can spend more than they have.  Guess ML Private Finance was lucky he had some artwork to help satisfy part … More…