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Miami Says ART at the JW Marriott

Dec 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

As art lovers get ready to head to Miami for the city's world famous Art Basel event, the JW Marriott Hotel Miami is getting in on the action with “Miami Says ART: the Martin Kreloff Retrospective,” and launch of "Miami Says ART-2" December 3 – 9. The now respected Miami artist brought together some of Miami's artists in 1976, many of whom are now known around the country. The new retrospective is a look back at the original installation and how it predicted Miami's future art scene. The artist Martin Kreloff says: “It was clear to me back in 1976 that I could capture Miami’s cultural leaders each saying “ART” and turn it into the ultimate group show. Today I am thrilled to present this tribute to Miami’s cultural spirit that has blossomed into a world-class art destination. I am so proud... Read More

Latin American Art Auction in NYC Breaks Records and Nets $17.9 Million

Nov 28, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

A new world record for 28 Latin American artists was the net result of the recent Latin American Art Auction by Christie's last week in New York. The two-day sale raked in $17,966,450. Eight of the top 10 valued lots went to private collectors. 192 of the 292 lots offered sold. Sixty-eight percent of the pieces sold by lot; 82 percent by value.... Read More

Exclusive Interview with Afghan-American Documentary Filmmaker Ariana Delawari

Nov 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Ariana Delawari is a woman of many talents: musician, actress, photographer, and with her new documentary "We Came Home", she's now an inspiring filmmaker. The world may already know her name due to her psychedelic folk debut album, “Lion of Panjshir”, which garnered a lot of positive press for its combination of classical Afghan music and American rock & roll. Her new documentary "We Came Home" shows the making of the record (in Afghanistan and Los Angeles) and lends a completely new understanding to Delawari's music.... Read More

Opera Gallery London Features Most Popular Urban Street Artists in New Exhibit

Nov 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Street and urban artists are the newest, coolest phenomenon sweeping London. With themes stretching across the political, historical and often unspeakable, these artists strive to make their mark, in a bid to stretch their message far and wide. For the first time, Opera Gallery London will be showcasing the work of the 33 most important street artists of our time, from November 9-18.... Read More

Corinthia Hotel London Names Look Left Look Right their 2013 Artist in Residence

Nov 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Corinthia Hotel London’s arts program has named theater company Look Left Look Right the winner of the luxury hotel's arts program. Matthew Dixon, General Manager, Corinthia Hotel London says, “We are once again pleased to support British artistic talent for the second Corinthia Artist in Residence program. We are delighted with Look Left Look Right’s proposal and look forward to seeing how it evolves during their stay with us.”... Read More

Relive Your Childhood With Your Favorite Book Illustrations

Oct 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

According to Art Daily, Sotheby's is gearing up to sell a single-owner collection of original book illustrations that is apparently the most impressive array to ever be auctioned. The auction will take place December 12, 2012 and will feature more than 100 ink and watercolor drawings from all of your most beloved books, including "Winnie-the-Pooh" and "The Tale of Peter Rabbit". From the private collection of film director Michael Winner, the sale is expected to bring in a total of ?1 million (around $1,607,600).... Read More

Edvard Munch's "The Scream" Arrives At MoMA

Oct 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Edvard Munch's "The Scream" 1895 is one of the world's most infamous works of art, picturing a man's pained reaction to witnessing a scream resonate throughout nature, his friends carrying on oblivious to his cries. The pastel work is one of four versions that Munch created, the other three painted, and was sold at a Sotheby's auction back in May for $119.9 million. Whoever bought the drawing knows how badly the public would like to see it in person for themselves so it is now on view at New York's Museum of Modern Art.... Read More

Ever Wanted to Own Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe?

Oct 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Phillips de Pury & Company is putting on an auction at their 450 Park Ave headquarters. The luxury art auction will feature important works by many prominent contemporary artists. The viewing will take place October 20-29 and the auction will take place on the 29th from 11am to 6pm.... Read More

330 Pounds Worth of YSL Lipstick on Display in Paris

Oct 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Do you ever think of your luxury makeup as a work of art? Love it so much that you want to frame it on a wall or put it behind glass in a museum? While most people would take these ideas in the figurative sense, Fabric Hyber took it to a literal level. The artist put his love for luxury beauty on display by crafting a sculpture made of 330 pounds of Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture number one lipstick.... Read More

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

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