Eric Clapton Auctions Gerhard Richter Abstract Painting for Record $34 Million

Oct 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Musician Eric Clapton recently made $34 million on the sale of an abstract painting he owned by German artist Gerhard Richter. If you don't know who Clapton is, you're really showing your young age. The legendary songwriter and guitarist is a three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, once for his solo work and the other two for his work with The Yardbirds and Cream. Now, does Clapton actually need all this new money he raked in for the painting? Not really, but he and Richter definitely made history with the Sotheby's auction because it’s a new record amount for work by an artist still among the living.... Read More

Monet and Picasso Head Up Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art Auction

Oct 10, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Art by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso will be presented at Christie’s Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on November 7, 2012. The featured lot of the evening will be Claude Monet’s oil-on-canvas painting, Nymphéas. It has a pre-auction estimated sales price between $30 and $50 million.... Read More

Christie's New York Asian Art Week Rakes in $44.7 Million

Sep 19, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Sales figures for Christie’s Fall Asian Art Week totaled $44,735,075 over a four-day sales period from September 11-14, 2012. The announcement on sales results was made by the world’s number-one auction house on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. ... Read More

Artist Salvatore Pecoraro Visits His Past in New Series

Sep 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

Many artists like to visit their past work, sometimes reevaluating them to create something bigger and better. Salvatore Pecoraro is one such artist, breathing new life into his old pieces.... Read More

Mixed-Media Art Layers Old Hollywood | Leah Devora

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

As a contemporary mixed media pop artist, Leah Devora is inspired by her surroundings, whether it's her southern roots or the big city of New York. These days, Devora's inspiration comes from the City of Angels and its celebrity-driven culture.... Read More

8 Celebrities With Dual Talents | From James Franco to Zooey Deschanel

Aug 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

So many celebrities nowadays lead separate lives dabbling in artistic areas they may not be known for. Sometimes they completely miss the mark with their added venture (such as...Madonna trying to write books for kids) but other times they're so good that we have a hard time remembering which career came first (Zooey Deschanel, anyone?).... Read More

Jackson Pollack's "Mural" Ready For Restoration at Getty Museum

Aug 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It's amazing what can be done to preserve priceless works of art, with the process sometimes taking years to complete. Most recently Jackson Pollock's incredibly important painting "Mural" has arrived at the J. Paul Getty Museum to be brought back to display condition.... Read More

Established and Emerging Artists at Christie's Summer 2012 Staff Exhibition

Jul 23, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Art produced by talented employees of the world’s premier auction house will be presented at Christie’s 13th Insider Art Exhibit. The yearly event shines a spotlight on emerging artists who also work in the various departments at Christie’s.... Read More

Japanese Artist Yayoi Kusama Exhibited at Whitney Museum of American Art

Jul 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

World renowned artist Yayoi Kusama has a long career of painting, sculpture, collage, performance art, environmental installations, and collaborations with luxury fashion brands, all working to present her thematic use of psychedelic colors and repetition.... Read More

Russia's State Hermitage Museum Exhibits Contemporary Architect Santiago Calatrava

Jun 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

If you plan on being in Russia any time soon, you should definitely check out the iconic State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. If the beautiful museum itself isn't enough of a draw, maybe its first exhibit to honor a contemporary artist is. Born in Spain, Santiago Calatrava is considered by many to be one of the world's elite designers with titles that include architect, sculptor, and structural engineer. From June 27, 2012 to September 30, 2012, Calatrava will have his very own show at the famous Hermitage Museum, entitled "Santiago Calatrava: The Quest for Movement".... Read More

National Gallery of Canada Exhibits Up Close Look At Van Gogh Works

Jun 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

The works of one of the world’s most recognized artists, Vincent van Gogh, will be showcased for the first time in 25 years at Canada’s National Gallery with the support of Sun Life Financial and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Van Gogh: Up Close exhibit will feature 47 paintings from the Dutch artist... Read More

Artist Candice Tripp's Dark Fairy Tales in Oil and Ink

Mar 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

South African born artist Candice Tripp creates oil and ink visions of eerie fairy tales in her imaginative representations. After moving to London in 2004 in hopes of pursuing a fashion career, Candice Tripp has since become "a full time painter lady." In a magical land of twisted tales, Tripp's drawings are put on the page in oil and ink, with realistic, almost cartoonlike, intensity. The viewer is instantly reminded of illustrations in children's books but simultaneously slightly repelled by the macabre spin she puts into the images.... 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

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

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

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