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Strike Out Across the Pond – Christie’s London – Impressionist & Modern Evening
Picasso

Strike Out Across the Pond – Christie’s London – Impressionist & Modern Evening

Last week over in London, Christie’s went in on the Impressionist & Modern market… before I get into the results, I’m just going to take a moment to bash Christie’s deceptive practice of removing unsold lots from their website after … More…

Rock Star’s Guitars Hit A Really High Note!
David Gilmour's Black Fender

Rock Star’s Guitars Hit A Really High Note!

Last week an auction featuring guitars and objects owned by David Gilmour, the lead singer and guitarist for Pink Floyd, had an incredible 100% sell-through rate and is going down in the books as the most valuable contemporary musical instrument … More…

Sotheby’s Modern & Post-War British Art
L.S. Lowry

Sotheby’s Modern & Post-War British Art

On the evening of June 18th, Sotheby’s presented their Modern & Post-War British Art sale in London.  This was a rather small sale and overall, they did ok. Taking the top spot was L.S. Lowry’s A Cricket Match which brought … More…

The Supposed Gun Used By Van Gogh Sells
Van Gogh

The Supposed Gun Used By Van Gogh Sells

Vincent van Gogh died on July 29, 1890 from, what many believe, was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  In 2011, authors Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith wrote a book challenging that account of van Gogh’s death, claiming he could not … More…

Babe Ruth Hits It Out Of The Park
Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth Hits It Out Of The Park

This past weekend an auction (hosted by Hunt Auctions) took place at Yankee Stadium featuring over 400 sports memorabilia items, including many items from the collection of Babe Ruth’s family. There were some very strong prices and in the end, … More…

Mary Max Takes Her Own Life.
Tales from the dark side

Mary Max Takes Her Own Life.

Unfortunate news broke this week that Mary Max, wife of psychedelic pop artist, Peter Max, took her life Tuesday evening.  Her ultimate choice to end her life stems from a long and vicious legal dispute over the care for her … More…

‘Like Painting A Speeding Bullet,’ Landscape Master Ken Salaz Depicts Tactile Feeling Of Nature, Sun
Ken Salaz

‘Like Painting A Speeding Bullet,’ Landscape Master Ken Salaz Depicts Tactile Feeling Of Nature, Sun

A Noble Pursuit: The Majestic Landscapes of Ken Salaz opened at the gallery on June 8th and continues through June 28th.  We’re incredibly excited to be presenting this new body of Ken’s work while we celebrate the release of his new … More…

Like The Energizer Bunny, The da Vinci Saga Keeps Going And Going
Leonardo_da_Vinci_or_Boltraffio_(attrib)_Salvator_Mundi_circa_1500

Like The Energizer Bunny, The da Vinci Saga Keeps Going And Going

Here is a bit more on the – is it or isn’t it a Leonardo debate.  Over the weekend, Dalya Alberge wrote an article that was published in The Guardian stating that Dr. Carmen Bambach (a curator at the Metropolitan … More…

Nashville – The Show That Never Showed
Nashville - Bust!

Nashville – The Show That Never Showed

Eileen Kinsella (Artnet News) writes a story of the proposed Nashville show and its quick crash.  Many of the dealers who signed up are out thousands of dollars and sadly, we are part of this mess. Source: Dealers Who Invested … More…

Comments On The Art Market – Volume 222
Ken Salaz - Clear Morning Passage

Comments On The Art Market – Volume 222

In this issue we cover the upcoming Ken Salaz exhibition A Noble Pursuit: The Majestic Landscapes of Ken Salaz, In The News (Julie Bell), Stocks, How To Safely Navigate The Art Market – Condition, Tales From The Dark Side, Really!, and The … More…