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Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Pierre E. Frere’s “The Call to Arms”
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Pierre E. Frere’s “The Call to Arms”

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Pierre E. Frere’s “The Call to Arms”

The Call to Arms. Here is a rather large painting by the 19th century French artist Pierre Edouard Frere (1819-1886), titled The Call to Arms, that the gallery sold about 5 or 6 years ago.  The work was originally painted … More…

Harlan Wines, Aston Martin Lead $16.9 Million Napa Sale
Harlan Wines, Aston Martin Lead $16.9 Million Napa Sale

Harlan Wines, Aston Martin Lead $16.9 Million Napa Sale

Harlan Wines, Aston Martin Lead $16.9 Million Napa Sale – it is truly amazing to read these stories — cars, trips and wine bringing over-the-top prices.  

Disputed Banksy Mural Sells for More Than $1.1 Million
Disputed Banksy Mural Sells for More Than $1.1 Million

Disputed Banksy Mural Sells for More Than $1.1 Million

Disputed Banksy Mural Sells for More Than $1.1 Million – the Banksy mural that caused such a stir after it was removed from the wall (it was originally scheduled to sell in Miami) was sold last night in a silent auction … More…

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – William Mark Fisher’s “In the Garden”
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – William Mark Fisher’s “In the Garden”

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – William Mark Fisher’s “In the Garden”

In the Garden.  One of the finest William Mark Fisher (1841-1923) paintings to have ever surfaced on the market.  It was originally exhibited at the Royal Academy, London, in 1912 and we sold this beauty back in the 1980s.  

Sicily’s Proud Past – Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome at the J. Paul Getty Museum
Sicily’s Proud Past – Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome at the J. Paul Getty Museum

Sicily’s Proud Past – Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome at the J. Paul Getty Museum

Sicily’s Proud Past | Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome – a nice show at the Getty whose goal is to raise the status of Sicily in the eyes of the art world.  The exhibition runs through August 19th … More…

Art With Altitude – ‘Views from Above’ at Centre Pompidou-Metz
Art With Altitude – ‘Views from Above’ at Centre Pompidou-Metz

Art With Altitude – ‘Views from Above’ at Centre Pompidou-Metz

Review: Art With Altitude | ‘Views from Above’ at Centre Pompidou-Metz – a nice little review of this show which explores how aerial photography influenced Modern and Contemporary art.  The exhibit features more than 500 works by 152 artists and photographers. … More…

My Take on the Contemporary Market (From our Comments on the Art Market – Vol 150)
My Take on the Contemporary Market (From our Comments on the Art Market – Vol 150)

My Take on the Contemporary Market (From our Comments on the Art Market – Vol 150)

I think the best way to describe the contemporary art market now, was best said by the infamous, quirky, and unpredictable painter, Pablo Picasso:   “The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?”   … More…

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Jean Paul Haag’s “The Young Critic”
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Jean Paul Haag’s “The Young Critic”

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Jean Paul Haag’s “The Young Critic”

The Young Critic. a delightful 19th century French genre painting by Jean Paul Haag (fl.1865-1885) that we sold a number of years ago.    

TS Eliot’s widow’s art collection to be auctioned for charity
TS Eliot’s widow’s art collection to be auctioned for charity

TS Eliot’s widow’s art collection to be auctioned for charity

TS Eliot’s widow’s art collection to be auctioned for charity – Valerie Eliot passed away last year all her belongings will be sold the fall. The sale is expected to raise more than £5m and includes works by Constable, Freud, Spencer, Churchill, … More…

Venice Biennale 2013: National pavilions round-up
Venice Biennale 2013: National pavilions round-up

Venice Biennale 2013: National pavilions round-up

Venice Biennale 2013: National pavilions round-up – here is Alastair Sooke’s take on the Venice Biennale which runs through November 24.