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Art Galleries Go Viral: World's First Online Art Fair Debuts in January

Dec 9, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Arts & Culture: VIP Art Fair announced that it will launch the world's first online art fair in January. The debut of the first edition of the online event is January 22. The creative portal will present art from 139 art galleries in 30 countries over an eight-day period.... Read More

11 "Inept" Museum Officials Jailed in Egypt's $50-Million Museum Robbery

Oct 12, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Arts & Culture: The theft of the $50-million-plus Van Gogh painting, "Poppy Flowers," from the Mahmoud Khalil Museum in Cairo, has resulted in 11 museum officials receiving three-year jail sentences. The staffers have been convicted of negligence for apparent security blunders, which led to the aforementioned work of the Dutch artist being stolen in "broad daylight." None of the sentenced museum officials have been charged with the theft of the painting, which is valued at more than $50 million.... Read More

A Legacy of Art - La Posada de Santa Fe

Oct 4, 2010  |   Contributor: Ruth Mitchell

Arts & Culture: For some people becoming the art curator of a fabulous historic hotel in Santa Fe is a dream come true. Just so, for artist Sara Eyestone formerly of San Antonio who has returned to her native New Mexico to light the walls of the historic and beautiful La Posada Hotel with amazing painted images... Read More

Buying Art - The Basics: Part XIII - More Show NOTS!

Oct 4, 2010  |   Contributor: Howard L. Rehs

Arts & Culture: In two of my previous articles I covered many things one should not do, or say, to a dealer when visiting a show — and to be honest, I thought I had actually covered them all.... Read More

$150 Million Leonardo da Vinci Painting Not Real?

Sep 17, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  4 Comments

Arts & Culture: Leonardo da Vinci's "La Bella Principessa" may not be the work of the renowned 15th century renaissance man. The painting, which is valued at $150 million, instead may be the work of 19th century German artist Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, according to Fred R. Klein, president of Klein Art Research Associates in Santa Fe, NM.... Read More

Kieron Williamson: 8-Year-Old Artist Is a Global Sensation

Aug 23, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Arts & Culture: Kieron Williamson is not your typical eight year old. He is Britain's most talked-about young artist. His paintings are selling as fast as the works are released. Dubbed Mini Monet by the British press, the child artist recently sold 33 pieces at an exhibition in 30 minutes for a total of $235,000.... Read More

Christie's & Sotheby's Report 2010 Sales Up

Aug 11, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Arts & Culture: Art auctioneers at Christie's and Sotheby's have announced a significant increase in their sales figures for the first half of 2010.... Read More

General Thoughts on the Art Market

Aug 3, 2010  |   Contributor: Howard L. Rehs

Arts & Culture: Since the beginning of 2010 there has been a continuous increase in the number of people looking to acquire works of art — a very good sign.... Read More

Azzurri Art Scores Well With Collectors

Jul 13, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Arts & Culture: The Italian National Football team, the Azzurri, has been competitive in world-cup level championships since its inception in 1930. The 2009 FIFA World Cup champion is among the most popular teams worldwide and has a legion of dedicated fans globally.... Read More

Prive Boutique Presents Precious Rebels Guitars

Jul 13, 2010  |   Contributor: Cyprian Lerch

Arts & Culture: Privé Boutique's latest additions will truly glamorize anyone's art collection or jam session, and without a doubt make quite a statement. Members now have access to several original guitars, each adorned with approximately 6,000 Austrian Swarovski crystals. ... Read More

Buying Art - The Basics: Part XII - Additional Comments Better Left Unsaid

Jul 12, 2010  |   Contributor: Howard L. Rehs

Arts & Culture: My previous article, concerning comments art dealers would rather not hear while doing shows, got a laugh from many of our readers so I thought I would follow-up with more of our favorites. What you need to remember is that dealers, while participating at shows, can see thousands of people every day and while you think your comment /question is unique, odds are it is not and they have probably heard it more times than they want to remember. ... Read More

Nevica Project: Online Fine Art Gallery

Jul 9, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Arts & Culture: The Nevica Project enables art lovers and collectors to buy fine art pieces conveniently. The majority of the legwork occurs online and is handled by Nevica on behalf of its clients. The company is an online gallery and consulting service.... Read More

$53 Million Dollar "Tete" Sale Sets French Record in Art

Jun 30, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Arts & Culture The art market is popping ever so effervescently these days, as Christie's International announced the $53-million sales price of a limestone head by sculptor Amedeo Modigliani. The amount sets a new record for art sold at a French auction. According to Christie's own pre-auction projections, it was a surprise to all as the price paid for Modigliani's "Tete" was 10 times more than the auctioneer's its low-end projection. ... Read More

Chor Boogie Brings Aerosol Art to Iconic Instrument

Jun 23, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Arts & Culture: Every vibrant piece has a story attached to it. Chor Boogie's colorful paintings are attracting A-list celebrities, art galleries and museums. His work has been exhibited in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Mexico, the UAE (Dubai), and the U.S. ... Read More

Andrew Lloyd Webber to Sell Popular Blue Period Picasso

May 21, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Arts & Cultures On behalf of the philanthropic Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Christie's is going to auction a Pablo Picasso, the Portrait of Angel Fernandez de Soto, with the hopes of raising more than $60 million for charity... Read More

Picasso Painting Sells for Over $106 Million --Highest Sold Art at Auction

May 10, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Arts & Culture: An anonymous bidder made Pablo Picasso's Nude, Green Leaves and Bust the most expensive painting ever sold at auction.... Read More

Picasso’s Works & Romances on Display

Apr 16, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Arts & Culture: Talk about your tiger in the woods, indeed! If Pablo Picasso were among us today, tabloid journalists would make careers out of following his off-canvas romantic antics... Read More

Buying Art – The Basics: Part XI — A Few of My Favorite Comments ...NOT!

Apr 8, 2010  |   Contributor: Howard L. Rehs

Arts & Culture: We started participating in art & antique shows some 25 years ago. In the beginning I found some of the comments people made quite amusing, but 25 years later I am still hearing the same ones — so I decided to list, in no particula... Read More

Car Art: Exclusive Collections by Alfa Romeo

Apr 5, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Arts & Culture: The Centenary Collection by Alfa Romeo is an anthology of fine artwork that would rev up any area with its stylish pieces that embody the 100-year history of the venerable Italy-based automaker.... Read More

Contemporary Artist Hunt Slonem on Tour

Mar 31, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Arts & Culture: The vibrant and colorful artwork of Hunt Slonem has a way of lighting up walls and making people smile in galleries worldwide.... Read More

TEFAF: World’s Largest Art Show Returns

Mar 17, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Arts & Culture: The world’s largest art show is back and bigger than ever in Maastricht, Netherlands.... Read More

Art Monaco ‘10: 4-day Contemporary Art Festival

Mar 16, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Arts & Culture: If you are in the market for a tour of some of the world’s finest contemporary art or simply looking for something new to do in Monaco this spring, Art Monaco ‘10 is the principality’s premier contemporary art festival.... Read More

‘Walking Man’ is World’s Highest Selling Artwork at $104 Million

Feb 10, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Arts & Culture: Alberto Giacometti’s life-size bronze cast, L’Homme Qui Marche I, was sold by Sotheby’s Auctions the other day for $104,327,006, according to ArtInfo.... Read More

Planned Giving --The 25 year Solution to a Permanent Problem

Jan 27, 2010  |   Contributor: David Gordon Ulmer

If I told you there was a permanent solution to your organization’s financial challenges and that this solution would take 25 years to implement, would you want to know more? What if a previous leader in your organization had chosen to start on the... Read More

William Anastasi: Fine Art Topper at Christie’s Auction

Jan 19, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Arts and Culture: We may not know much about art, but with calculators in hand, we found a story of potential value on pioneering mixed-media artist William Anastasi.... Read More

FADA's 15th Annual Los Angeles Art Show

Jan 12, 2010  |   Contributor: Howard L. Rehs

Arts & Culture: The 15th Annual Los Angeles Art Show returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center January 20-24, 2010. Presented by the Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA) and KR Martindale Show Management this encyclopedic art event will feature m... Read More

 
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