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More on Tonight’s Sale – Holy Moly!
More on Tonight’s Sale – Holy Moly!

More on Tonight’s Sale – Holy Moly!

It was an amazing display of people spending money — and a lot different from last night’s session at Sotheby’s.  Here, Christie’s blew the doors off the competition.  By lot 50 they were up to $377M  — and I will … More…

AND Tonight’s Contemporary Sale
AND Tonight’s Contemporary Sale

AND Tonight’s Contemporary Sale

The madness continues .. Basquiat makes $43.5M ($25-$35M); Pollock make $52M (est. $25-$35M); Guston make $23M (est. $8-$12M); de Kooning hits $17M (est. $12-$16M); Lichtenstein hits $50M (est. on request).  Of the first 39 lots 2 were bought in and … More…

Why Can’t We Take Pictures in Art Museums?
Why Can’t We Take Pictures in Art Museums?

Why Can’t We Take Pictures in Art Museums?

Everyone, smile on 3…1 ,2… “Uhh, excuse me, no pictures please.” I think we are all sick of hearing that when we want to document our adventures through the most epic collections of art as we visit world renowned museums. … More…

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) John Stobart’s “San Francisco, The Gold Rush Harbor by Moonlight in 1851”
Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) John Stobart’s “San Francisco, The Gold Rush Harbor by Moonlight in 1851”

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) John Stobart’s “San Francisco, The Gold Rush Harbor by Moonlight in 1851”

A very impressive work by the incredibly talented John Stobart entitled “San Francisco, The Gold Rush Harbor by Moonlight in 1851.”  

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Leon Perrault’s “Fairy Tales”
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Leon Perrault’s “Fairy Tales”

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Leon Perrault’s “Fairy Tales”

Fairy Tales.  And one more gem by Leon Perrault that the gallery sold many years ago.  This one, titled Fairy Tales, we painted in 1866.  

When Buyers Lack Perspective – Last Weeks Impressionist Sales
When Buyers Lack Perspective – Last Weeks Impressionist Sales

When Buyers Lack Perspective – Last Weeks Impressionist Sales

When Buyers Lack Perspective – great article by Souren Melikian about the offerings in last weeks Impressionist sales and the prices paid.    

Barnett Newman Leads Sotheby’s NYC $294 Million Auction
Barnett Newman Leads Sotheby’s NYC $294 Million Auction

Barnett Newman Leads Sotheby’s NYC $294 Million Auction

Barnett Newman Leads Sotheby’s NYC $294 Million Auction – more on last night’s sale.  The sale was not as strong as they expected since they only exceeded the lower end of the presale estimate ($284 – $383M) with the buyer’s premium … More…

Contemporary Evening Sale
Contemporary Evening Sale

Contemporary Evening Sale

The results tonight were rather interesting and uneven.  Some works did well and others found it very hard to find buyers – selling on the reserves – and others found no takers.  Jeff Koons was hit hard when his New … More…

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) Jay Davenport’s “Chow Hound”
Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) Jay Davenport’s “Chow Hound”

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) Jay Davenport’s “Chow Hound”

An incredible new painting by Jay Davenport entitled “Chow Hound.”  

Cakes for Celebrities, Coveted by Collectors
Cakes for Celebrities, Coveted by Collectors

Cakes for Celebrities, Coveted by Collectors

Everyone loves cake… well, most of us do at least. And when it is a few days old, it’s still pretty good. But what about when it’s a few decades old? I guess we could say it is an antique. … More…