Sixth Suit Filed by Client Against Former Knoedler Gallery
Knoedler Gallery is back in the news as another former client has filed a lawsuit against the once prestigious gallery. Knoedler, which was one of the oldest galleries in the country, has been closed for a year and a half … More…
Getty Museum’s New Acquisitions
The Getty Museum has announced today that they have introduced two new and rare European works to their collection. A self-portrait, by Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, titled Rembrandt Laughing c. 1628. This work portrays a youthful Rembrandt (probably around the … More…
Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) – Leon Richet’s “A Quiet Afternoon, Fontainebleau”
A Quiet Afternoon, Fontainebleau. Here is a beautiful Barbizon landscape by Leon Richet, painted in 1888, that we added to the site yesterday afternoon.
Sotheby’s Loss Doubles as Margins Fall, Expenses Rise
Sotheby’s Loss Doubles as Margins Fall, Expenses Rise – amazing to think that with all the BIG prices they get, the firm still loses money. Guess that is why they continue to increase the buyer’s premium and are now going into … More…
Up and Down at Christie’s
Up and Down at Christie’s – here is Souren Melikian’s take on the evening sale of Impressionist and Modern works at Christie’s.
Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) Justin Wood’s “Still Life of Candle and Books”
New piece just in by Justin Wood, Still Life of Candle and Books.
Rare Renaissance bust acquired by Minneapolis Institute of Arts
The 1505 terracotta bust of Saint John the Baptist, by Benedetto da Rovezzano has found a new home! Creating art during the same time as Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael, Rovezzano’s biblical sculpture has been added to the collection of the … More…
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Theophile Mayan’s “Fin de Journee, en Provence”
Fin de Journee, en Provence. Here is a fabulous painting by the French 19th century Realist artist Theophile Henri Mayan that we sold many years ago. It was exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1890 and now resides in California. … More…
An Impressionist Bonanza
An Impressionist Bonanza – Souren Melikian’s take on the Tuesday night sale at Sotheby’s. They had the goods and got the results.
Soutine $18 Million Pastry Chef Leads Christie’s Auction
Soutine $18 Million Pastry Chef Leads Christie’s Auction – more on the Christie’s sale … as I said last night there were a few good results; but overall, the sale was rather lackluster. Top lot was the Soutine which sold for … More…