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Art Basel Miami Beach: America’s Best Art Show

Dec 8, 2009  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart

Arts & Culture: The eighth edition of America’s most prestigious art show, Art Basel Miami Beach, has proved successful yet again.... Read More

New York Artist Jonathan Levy’s Work Reflects a Natural Process

Nov 18, 2009  |   Contributor: Ruth Mitchell

Arts & Culture: Jonathan Levy was raised and educated in New York, where he received a degree in Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn.... Read More

Buying Art – The Basics: Part X – A Work’s Period

Nov 18, 2009  |   Contributor: Howard L. Rehs  |  1 Comment

Arts & Culture: Another important piece of the art buying puzzle is to know when a particular work was created ... and no matter what anyone says, this it is an important piece –- especially if you want to be sure you are paying the right price.... Read More

$12 Million Basquiat on Offer at Christie's

Nov 4, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

Arts & Culture: An epic masterpiece by Jean-Michel Basquiat, the highlight of the season's major art auctions, is estimated to fetch up to $12 million stars in Christie's highly anticipated Post-War and Contemporary Art sale in New York on November... Read More

Archetype Music - Your Personal 'Note'

Oct 29, 2009  |   Contributor: Ronald Subkus

News & Trends: In times gone by, there existed a lively tradition of commissioned musical composition. Wealthy nobles ordered music exclusively written for them.... Read More

Into the Earth: A Wine Cave Renaissance

Oct 17, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Arts & Culture: Whether you are a oenophile or just like coffee table books, you're going to want to Into the Earth: A Wine Cave Renaissance, a hardcover book written and photographed by Daniel D'Agostini with Molly Chappellet.... Read More

1800 Tequila Essential Artists Create Collector's Bottles

Oct 13, 2009  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  3 Comments

Arts & Culture: The 1800 Tequila Essential Artists series celebrates a dynamic range of original artwork on a unique and unexpected medium - bottles of 100% Agave Silver Tequila.... Read More

Breguet Hosts Two Exclusive Showcases of the Marie-Antoinette in LA & NY

Oct 8, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Event: Named one of the five most complicated watches ever made, Breguet's Marie-Antoinette is a sight to behold for anyone that considers themselves a fan of complex timepiece movements.... Read More

Art Collector & Gap Founder, Donald Fisher, Dies at 81

Oct 8, 2009  |   Contributor: Ruth Mitchell

Arts & Culture: Just as the dust was settling on the relocation of Gap founder Donald Fisher's contemporary art collection to a new wing at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Fisher died from of cancer at his San Francisco home. He was... Read More

Ismail Merchant Collection to be Sold at Christie's

Sep 9, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The collection of late filmmaker Ismail Merchant of Merchant Ivory fame will be sold at Christie's in London on October 7th.... Read More

Tracking Provenance of Historical Art

Aug 20, 2009  |   Contributor: Howard L. Rehs

As I have stated before: Every work has a provenance, but the full provenance of every work is not necessarily known. Now before you begin to panic about the provenance of a work you own please keep in mind that frequently a work's complete provenance cannot be established and usually there is no need to worry.... Read More

Sale of Andy Warhol's Portrait of Michael Jackson on Hold

Jul 24, 2009  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Vered Gallery in East Hampton, New York, has taken an Andy Warhol portrait of Michael Jackson off the auction block. The 30-by-26-inch portrait was originally slated to sell via a silent auction by July 12.... Read More

Sensational Santa Fe

Jul 13, 2009  |   Contributor: Ruth Mitchell

Shopping and art viewing in Santa Fe are just primo, with more than 200 galleries and more than a dozen museums.... Read More

Buying Art - The Basics: Part IX - Provenance

Jul 13, 2009  |   Contributor: Howard L. Rehs  |  1 Comment

This is an interesting topic to think about since every work has a provenance (history of ownership), but the provenance of every work is not necessarily known.... Read More

Luxe Bookmarks: World's Leader in Art Market Information

Jun 16, 2009  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Arts & Culture: What do the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, CNN, BusinessWeek, and the Economists all have in common? Each of these popular highly regarded sources of news and information receives updates regarding the art market... Read More

Reflecting on the Art Market

Jun 3, 2009  |   Contributor: Howard L. Rehs

Once again this past month's sales results have shown that fresh works, with a high degree of quality and reasonable estimates, are still selling for exceptional prices.... Read More

Gauguin's Most Intriguing Work

Jun 3, 2009  |   Contributor: Ruth Mitchell

I've always loved the work of Eug?ne Henri Paul Gauguin. As a post-impressionist artist he sought to distinguish his work from the popular art movement of his predecessors, but an examination of his life experiences also reveals much about the direction h... Read More

Thoughts on Art Market Funds

May 21, 2009  |   Contributor: Howard L. Rehs

There have been a number of recent articles on art market hedge funds.... Read More

Cole Sternberg in Los Angeles

May 1, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Young and on the rise, artist Cole Sternberg is heading to southern California for his next show. And if you know what's good for you, you'll get there if you can.... Read More

19th Century Sale Falls Flat

Apr 26, 2009  |   Contributor: Howard L. Rehs

The catalog for this sale arrived in the gallery and I wondered if something had gone wrong...it was so thin.... Read More

Exclusive and Rare Art at The Few Gallery

Apr 17, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Arts & Culture: Art lovers will appreciate the concept behind The Few Gallery, which offers only a select number of an artist's work. As artists of the moment come and go, The Few Gallery offers super rare, exclusive, limited... Read More

Buying Art - The Basics: Part VIII - Signature Image/Style

Apr 3, 2009  |   Contributor: Howard L. Rehs  |  1 Comment

Once you have an understanding of what the artist's actual signature looks like, then it is important to know what subject matter or style an artist is, or has... Read More

Chanel Mobile Art Virtual Walkthrough Exhibit

Mar 20, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Arts & Culture: Chanel's quilted bag has become legendary. To celebrate, Chanel created a traveling exhibition showcasing 20 international designers take on the famous bag in a traveling exhibition in countries all over the world, including... Read More

Set Your Sail for Taliesin West

Mar 4, 2009  |   Contributor: Ruth Mitchell

The extreme contrast from the crisp poetic lines of the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan to Taliesin West located in Arizona's Sonoran desert is not surprising considering the architect for both...... Read More

$1.2 Million Piano Designed by Jon Kuhn

Mar 3, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Arts & Culture: Glass artist Jon Kuhn has created a luxurious $1.2 million Kuhn-Bosendorfer grand piano, the first in a limited edition series. The piano has been a year and half collaboration between the world's foremost cold... Read More

Buying Art - The Basics: Part VII - Signed vs. Unsigned

Feb 28, 2009  |   Contributor: Howard L. Rehs  |  1 Comment

So now you might want to know - what is the difference in value between a signed and unsigned painting by an artist?... Read More

Artist Denette Schweikert Brings Flowers to Life

Feb 13, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Arts & Culture: Nature and art lovers alike will love the realistic paintings by artist Denette Schweikert. A Florida native, Denette captures all the beauty and reality of her natural surroundings, as she says, "The prime focus... Read More

Rare Celebrity Prints at Celebrity Vault

Feb 12, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Celebrity Art: The Celebrity Vault is the premiere source of artwork for all things celebrity. Located in the exclusive neighborhood of Beverly Hills, the Celebrity Vault has become a favorite source with both collectors and... Read More

Interview with Aaron Chang

Feb 9, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

World traveler and award-winning photographer Aaron Chang is getting ready to open his first gallery in Solana Beach, California. As part of his dedication to t... Read More

Buying Art - The Basics: Part VI - An Artist's Signature

Jan 29, 2009  |   Contributor: Howard L. Rehs

An Artist's Signature: Remember, that just because a work has a signature on it, does not mean that it is by that artist. I see hundreds of "fake" paintings each year and many of them are constantly being bought and sold. Some of these... Read More

Sotheby's to Auction Contents of Versace Villa

Jan 21, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Arts & Culture: On March 12 Sotheby's in London will auction off 550 lots of paintings, furniture and works of art from late designer Gianni Versaces fabulous Villa Fontanelle on Lake Como, Italy, which was sold to a Russian Oligarch for $52... Read More

Luxury Pet Industry a Patron of the Arts

Jan 20, 2009  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

Fine Art Pet Portraits: It is always a pleasure to introduce an emerging artist to our readers. Samantha Norwood is an animal lover and an artist whose intricately detailed portraits of people's pets - in acrylics or watercolors - are vividly... Read More

Buying Art - The Basics: Part V - Authenticity

Jan 2, 2009  |   Contributor: Howard L. Rehs

Arts & Culture: Authenticity Most people are concerned about a work's authenticity, and they should be. Every day many works of art are sold that were never created by artist they are purported to be by. So, how can... Read More

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