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Buying Art - The Basics: Part IV

Dec 25, 2008  |   Contributor: Howard L. Rehs

Arts & Culture: Should You Buy a Work of Art Just Because a Certain Artist Painted It? My answer has been, and always will be, the same - No! Never buy a work of art just for the artist's name. If the artist in question is one whose... Read More

A Word on Art and the Economy

Dec 23, 2008  |   Contributor: Howard L. Rehs

By December 23, 2008, the day I finished this article, the stock market was down 279 points for the month (with a 3277.30 total closing point swing); and just for the record, my personal portfolio was teetering at the 36% loss level for the year!... Read More

The Luxe List: The Art of Possibility

Dec 22, 2008  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Shopping:Ground-breaking artwork representation agency Art of Possibility Studios, the only for-profit art brand exclusively dedicated to helping physically disabled artists become financially self-reliant, is changing the world for the better - one piece of licensed artwork at a time.... Read More

Danger Dogs of Nepal: Heavy Metal Artwork

Dec 22, 2008  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Original Animal Art: With five-star quality luxury pet-care centers cropping up at about the same pace as new-rage health spas, it is no secret that folks love their pets like family members. Here is an original way to capture their dog most... Read More

Buying Art- The Basics: Part III

Dec 19, 2008  |   Contributor: Howard L. Rehs

Arts & Culture: You Have Found a Period/Style of Art You Like - Now What? Now for the hard, but fun, part --- learning more about the specific period or style you have chosen. To begin with, you need to determine which artists... Read More

Buying Art - The Basics: Part II

Dec 17, 2008  |   Contributor: Howard L. Rehs

Arts & Culture: Buy What You Like! The first thing to realize is that whatever you decide to buy is something you will probably own for a very long time - so buy what you like. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to worry... Read More

Buying Art - The Basics: Part I

Dec 12, 2008  |   Contributor: Howard L. Rehs

Art & Culture: So you have decided that it is time to buy a work of art. Now what? Your first step is to visit as many galleries as possible and explore the many different types of art one can acquire. Today, the Internet has made most... Read More

MacDougall Arts: Russian Art Experts

Dec 2, 2008  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Russian Art: MacDougall Arts Ltd., the only art auction house that solely sells works by Russian artists, recently held three-day auction presented 120 lots with sales of more than $12.4 million. The auctioned art included the works of... Read More

Hugh Jackman to Play Houdini on Broadway

Dec 1, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Arts & Culture: If you enjoy indulging in some of the world's best theatres, then rejoice. Fresh from being nominated as People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, Australian actor Hugh Jackman may be the next Houdini. Hugh has already... Read More

BMW Art Cars

Oct 27, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Arts & Culture: Cars are a symbol of individuality. They are a represent the feelings and personality of the driver. After all, a car buyer has hundreds, if not thousands, of options to choose from, so why do they choose the one they do?... Read More

Cirque du Soleil in Hawaii

Oct 3, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Arts & Culture: For the first time, the world famous Cirque du Soleil will take the stage on the island of Hawaii. Cirque du Soleil is performing Saltimbanco, Cirque's longest-running show, which has been redesigned for an arena... Read More

Damien Hirst's Auction Is Sale of Century!

Sep 25, 2008  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Arts & Culture: It is the oddity that is a commodity! What else could be said after an art auction made up of pieces consisting animal carcasses and assorted garbage mixed with precious metals and gemstones sells for more than $200 million?... Read More

Fabulous Fabergé

Sep 23, 2008  |   Contributor: Ruth Mitchell

It is said the Fabergé Trans-Siberian Railway egg, gifted by Tsar Nicholas II as an Easter gift to his wife, the Tsaritsa Alexandra Fyodorovna in 1900, is one of the finest of the 69 jeweled eggs made by Peter Carl Fabergé and his assistants between 1885 and 1917.... Read More

Prado Museum on Display

Jul 11, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Arts & Culture: Whether you are an art connoisseur or just looking for a breezy way to take in as much as possible at Madrid's Prado Museum, it is likely going to take more than one trip to see all the wonderful exhibits throughout the... Read More

A Review of Profiles in History

Jul 1, 2008  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Collectibles and Artifacts: Our original attraction to this firm, Profiles in History, stemmed from an article published in the L.A. Times regarding a special collection of Hollywood memorabilia to be sold at auction in the future, and the... Read More

Three Stooges Cards Sell for $75,000

Jun 23, 2008  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  15 Comments

Trading Cards: Three trading cards of the Three Stooges, America's three most beloved knuckleheads of any era, recently sold for more than $75,000 on eBay. While many card collectors place emphasis on sports collectibles, it is somewhat of... Read More

Elite Music Tours: Bringing You to the Music

May 19, 2008  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver  |  2 Comments

Luxury Travel Services: If you love travel and have a passion for music, Elite Music Tours was developed with just you in mind. A newly founded company, EMT provides its clients with top-notch service and accommodations while traveling around the... Read More

SeaFair's Grand Luxe: Fine Art Yacht

Apr 1, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Arts & Culture: The SeaFair's Grand Luxe is the world's first luxury-exposition megayacht. This soon-to-set-sail 228-foot vessel will display art, jewelry, and antiques from prestigious U.S. and European museums, art galleries, and... Read More

The Hollander Collection: Todos en la Familia

Apr 1, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Arts Galleries: The Hollander family is a five-pronged creative outlet with electrifying talent in painting, sculpting, writing and photography. Gino, the father, is an abstract-impressionist painter with numerous paintings of surrealistic... Read More

The Road Less Traveled

Mar 30, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Despite his subjects having journeyed from one end of the country to the other on major freeways, historic highways and back country roads, artist Aaron Foster has definitely taken the road less traveled. His artwork, fashioned out of vintage... Read More

Yves Saint Laurent's Private Collection to Auction in '09

Mar 29, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Arts & Culture: To the detriment of the world of fashion Yves Saint Laurent passed away earlier this year at the age of 71. However, his luxurious tastes and contributions will live on in his art collection, which is to be sold off early next... Read More

Timken Museum of Art: A Sisterly Act

Mar 19, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Arts & Culture: The Timken Museum of Art, which is located in beautiful downtown San Diego, Calif., is the permanent home of the acclaimed Putman Foundation Collection. The collection consists of paintings of European, American, and Russian... Read More

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