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The Getty Collection Volume 1 At Christie’s New York
Young Lady in a Loge Gazing to Right by Mary Cassatt, sold at Christie's New York as part of the collection of Ann and Gordon Getty

The Getty Collection Volume 1 At Christie’s New York

Between Thursday, October 20th, and Tuesday, October 25th, Christie’s location at New York’s Rockefeller Center auctioned off over 1,300 items as part of the collection of Ann and Gordon Getty. On previous trips to Christie’s, their exhibition galleries look like… … More…

Sotheby’s “Get Rid Of The Stuff” Sale
portrait of a woman standing at a table - Gustav A. Mossa’s La Légende de Judith

Sotheby’s “Get Rid Of The Stuff” Sale

On October 16th, we decided to take a trip to Manhattan to view Sotheby’s 19th-Century Works of Art sale. Looking at the online photos, it appeared the works would be disappointing, but I needed to be sure. Well, it did … More…

Architecture in Art: Johann Berthelsen’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 5th Avenue
Johann Berthelsen's St. Patrick's Cathedral, 5th Avenue in the snow

Architecture in Art: Johann Berthelsen’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 5th Avenue

This week’s Architecture in Art features St. Patrick’s Cathedral in the heart of midtown – this view is from the corner of 49th street & 5th Ave. It sits directly across from Rockefeller Center, and is said to be one … More…

Levi’s – Old School And Cool
vintage blue levi's jeans with back pocket and gold buckle

Levi’s – Old School And Cool

Are you in the market for a new pair of jeans? Well, I have just the pair for you if your style is old school and cool. A pair of Levi Strauss jeans were found in an abandoned mine shaft … More…

Christie’s London Modern British & Irish Sale
Going to the Match by Laurence Stephen Lowry, sold at Christie's London

Christie’s London Modern British & Irish Sale

On Wednesday, October 19th, Christie’s London hosted their Modern British and Irish evening sale. It was a relatively short affair, with only twenty-nine available lots in about an hour. The house specialists were more or less in the right area … More…

Theft or Misunderstanding?: How One Man Got His Edward Hopper Collection
Edward Hopper with a drawing pad in Paris

Theft or Misunderstanding?: How One Man Got His Edward Hopper Collection

Although his most famous work, Nighthawks, sits in the Art Institute of Chicago, Edward Hopper was a distinctly New York artist. He spent much of his life on the Hudson, having been born and raised in Nyack, before living most … More…

Architecture in Art: Mark Daly’s Flags Along the Avenue at 52nd Street
Flags Along the Avenue at 52nd Street

Architecture in Art: Mark Daly’s Flags Along the Avenue at 52nd Street

This one might not be so obvious at first, but Mark Daly’s Flags Along the Avenue at 52nd Street prominently depicts the iconic flags outside Cartier on Fifth Avenue. While it is now known as The Cartier Building, which serves … More…

Debate or Destruction: A New Show About Problematic Artists
photo of Jimmy Carr by Albin Olsson

Debate or Destruction: A New Show About Problematic Artists

Jimmy Carr is a British comedian who has become incredibly well-known outside the UK over the past few years. Many people know him from his comedy specials, but I think much of his work nowadays involves hosting television shows. He’s … More…

Sotheby’s London Contemporary Evening Sale
Three Studies for Portrait of Henrietta Moraes by Francis Bacon

Sotheby’s London Contemporary Evening Sale

On Friday, October 14th, Sotheby’s London held their much-anticipated Contemporary Evening sale, anticipated because it featured the first of several works from the collection of former CBS President William Paley, which I discussed earlier last month. Three Studies for Portrait of Henrietta … More…

Architecture in Art – Johann Berthelsen’s 42nd Street Looking East Past Grand Central Station
Johann Berthelsen's 42nd Street Looking East Past Grand Central Station

Architecture in Art – Johann Berthelsen’s 42nd Street Looking East Past Grand Central Station

This week’s Architecture in Art features a National Landmark and one of the most visited spaces in the world – Grand Central Station. It also happened to be a favorite of Johann Berthelsen, as he repeatedly painted the structure throughout … More…