Art Proves Attractive Refuge for Money Launderers
The checks and balances of the art market make it challenging to determine the difference between a trustworthy buyer and a laundering fraud. Unlike real estate titles and deeds which require names and mortgage brokers, stockbrokers, casinos, and banks which … More…
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Charles Perugini’s “The Green Lizard”
The Green Lizard. Here is one of Perugini’s important paintings that the gallery sold back in the 1980s; The Green Lizard was originally exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1902.
Parisian Apartment Untouched For 70 Years
Revealed: Eerie new images show forgotten French apartment that was abandoned at the outbreak of World War II and left untouched for 70 years – an amazing story and the discovery of a 19th century European painting by Giovanni Boldini that … More…
Frieze Fair Has John Thain, Speyer Pondering $35,000 Pea
Frieze Fair Has John Thain, Speyer Pondering $35,000 Pea – it really amazes me what some people will buy in the name of ‘art’.
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Arthur J. Elsley’s “Good Night”
Good Night. Here is one for Mother’s Day – Arthur John Elsley’s Good Night. This is one of the artist’s more important works and was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1914. The gallery first sold the painting in 1980 … More…
Balloon Beasts, Rubber Tongues, Metal Men Abound
Balloon Beasts, Rubber Tongues, Metal Men Abound on Tom Eccles’s VIP Sculpture Park Tour – More on the art at Frieze New York.
Great artists of the 20th century: their best quotes
Great artists of the 20th century: their best quotes – Great Artists In Their Own Words – a BBC Four’s special that takes 60 years worth of art coverage and condenses it into a three part series in which the artists themselves give you … More…
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Leon Perrault’s “Away From Home”
Away From Home. We sold this amazing painting by Leon Perrault a number of years ago. Those of you who are fans of the 19th century French Academic artists will enjoy this 1879 work.
Frieze New York turns two with a giant balloon dog and a VIP-free speakeasy
Frieze New York turns two with a giant balloon dog and a VIP-free speakeasy – This is the second year for the Frieze New York fair. After looking at some of the works you just have to say … are you … More…
The Federal Reserve’s art collection: Canvas-backed securities
The Federal Reserve’s art collection: Canvas-backed securities – here is a nice article about the Federal Reserve’s art collection which currently contains more than 1400 works.