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The Exotic Worlds of Artist Hunt Slonem

Sep 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

A massive new monograph on American neo-expressionist Hunt Slonem is a must for any true art lover. The Worlds of Hunt Slonem by Dominique Nahas from Vendome Press is an in-depth, lavishly illustrated look at the oeuvre of the renowned painter, whose work can be found in the collections of over 100 museums worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim in New York.... Read More

Scarlett Johansson Naked on Los Angeles Street Corners

Sep 27, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If your mother ever asked you “is this where you want to be when Jesus comes back?”, then this is the situation she was referring to. Nude photos of an alleged Scarlett Johansson were recently leaked on the Internet, and now those same photos are popping up all over Hollywood... Read More

Corinne Day's Iconic Kate Moss Portrait to be Sold at Bonhams London

Sep 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Just over a year after the untimely death of British fashion photographer Corinne Day, who discovered Kate Moss in 1990, one of her most iconic images of the supermodel will be offered for sale at Bonhams in London as part of its Photographs Sale on November 17. The photo was taken for the February 1991 issue of The Face magazine, where Day’s first pictures of Moss appeared, for a feature called “Heaven is Real.” The photograph on offer is a rare vintage print and has attracted a pre-sale estimate of up to about $2,300... Read More

Assia Ahhatt Making U.S. Debut with Grammy Award Winner Chris Botti

Sep 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka

Exotic Assia Ahhatt of Ukraine is set to make her music debut here in the U.S. next month with much anticipation from her international fans as well as with Assia herself. "I am absolutely delighted that I'll be performing with the true world star Chris Botti," Assia tells me.... Read More

1836 Colt Revolver Sets World Record for American-Made Gun at $977,500

Sep 23, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Heritage Auctions announced that a new world record for the sale of an American firearm occurred on Sunday, September 18, in Dallas, Texas, at its Dallas Signature Arms & Armor Auction.... Read More

Phillips de Pury Photo Auction to Include Rare Avedon Portrait & More

Sep 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

A rare Richard Avedon portfolio of Beatles portraits taken in 1967 is expected to fetch up to $450,000 at Phillips de Pury & Company’s Photographs auction on October 4 in New York.... Read More

Dior and Artist Daniel Arsham Collaborate on Special Window Display

Sep 16, 2011  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

The argument can be made that the work of a fashion designer should be considered works of art. They are a form of self expression that evokes emotions in those that view them, much like a painting hanging in a gallery would.... Read More

Beatles 1965 Contract Reveals The Band's Activist Side

Sep 16, 2011  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

Many websites feature musician contracts. Often contract riders reveal a musician's specific tastes or diva behaviors, but a 1965 Beatles contract being auctioned off by Santa Monica auction house Nate D. Sanders reveals an activist side to a legendary band.... Read More

Street Art Exhibition 'Stars of Istanbul' Launches to Benefit UNICEF Turkey

Sep 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Rana Babac

‘Stars of Istanbul’ is the biggest multi-purpose outdoor arts event to be held in Istanbul for the benefit of UNICEF Turkey. The three-dimensional graphic- and artistic- renderings, inspired by the culture and the history of the city dating back thousands of years, will be displayed on top of giant star-shaped sculptures throughout this autumn. Bringing together the international business world and creative industry, the project draws attention to the ‘Brighter Future for Children’ movement.... Read More

Trusting the Dealers at Art Shows | Advice From an Insider

Sep 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Howard L. Rehs

I was asked to comment on this topic almost two years ago and have been thinking about it ever since. Bob, the individual who posed the topic, is a very good friend and client of ours.... Read More

CreateMyArt.com Plays Matchmaker for the Art World

Sep 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

When Jo Gourley moved home and struggled to find the perfect piece of art to decorate her new house, she decided to fix the problem by setting up her own business: CreateMyArt.com. It acts as a matchmaker of sorts, connecting talented artists online with those wanting custom-made pieces of art.... Read More

Custom Fender Guitar by Damien Hirst in Christie's Sale

Sep 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

An exclusive, one-of-a-kind Fender Stratocaster guitar customized by British superstar artist Damien Hirst, created especially for pop legends Squeeze, will be auctioned off at Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Art sale in London on September 14.... Read More

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