Francis Bacon Painting Sale

Did you read CBC News today? Things like this just makes me sad. A painting by Francis Bacon or any other artist of $40 million is only worth $40 million if someone is willing to pay $40 million. Such is the nature of an art auction. It would seem reasonable for Christie to offer to […]

Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair in April: Sweet Spot in New York to Visit

The 12th edition of the Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair (SOFA) in New York City is poised to present a great range of arts and design of value in today’s international markets. The show is scheduled for April 16-19, 2009 with an Opening Preview Gala on Wednesday, April 15 at the historic Park Avenue […]

Contemporary Art (Graffiti on Canvas) by Jean Michel Basquiat

I thought to feast the eye and nourish the soul with some paintings by Jean Michel Basquiat today. It’s Friday after all. I know that Basquiat’s work is not everybody’s cup of tea, but I personally love his work because it is vibrant, articulate, offers social commentary and is overall interesting: there’s stuff to see […]

Modern Art of Jim Dine Goes Beyond Hearts and Bathrobes – 4

This concludes the four part biography of Jim Dine. Jim Dine as Artist Today To conclude this article, here is a video of his show in New York City December 2008-February 2009. This show was the first New York show in 4 years at Pace. Jim Dine’s work is shown around the world, however, he […]

Armory Art Show 2008 Flashbacks – Contemporary Art videos

Armory Arts Week | The Armory Arts Show | Videos Video I of the 2008 Armory Arts Show This event kicked off a weekend of frantic art viewing. Though not as large as Basil Miami, but with over 160 international galleries represented, this is New York’s premier fair. Highlights of the 2008 show as seen […]

Modern Art of Jim Dine Goes Beyond Hearts and Bathrobes – 2

This is part 2 of the biography of Jim Dine. Jim Dine as Masterful Artist of Many Trades As an artist, Jim Dine has explored a wide range of media for their expressive capabilities. He moved from happenings to paintings, drawings, printmaking, poetry, and later expanded into sculptures, photography and the production of book series. […]

Armory Show Brings Art World To New York This Week

If Richter in Europe, or even LA is a bit far away for you, than surely you can take advantage of this week’s art happenings in New York City. It is that time of the year again: The Armory Show – The International Fair of New Art, will be held March 5-8, 2009, and take […]

Contemporary Art Dealer’s Gift to the British

Jackie Wullschlager at FT.com, in its section on art collecting, offers a landmark article ‘An Art Dealer’s Gift to the British’: “At a rowdy Gilbert and George opening in the mid-1970s, the two artists known as the “living sculptures” dared Anthony d’Offay, a shy, fusty dealer in English art, to kiss Anne Seymour, then one […]

‘Works on Paper’ Shows New Art This Weekend in New York

Perhaps because works on paper have traditionally been called ‘minor works’, the 21st rendering of the ‘Works on Paper’ art show in New York City might make a major mark. The reference of ‘minor works’ refers to a comparison to oils on canvas which usually steal the limelight and the wall space in galleries, mostly […]

Iconic Degas Sculpture ‘Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans’ On the Market

The important & iconic sculpture Petite danseuse de quatorze ans by impressionist artist Edgar Degas will be offered for sale in Sotheby’s next Art Evening Auction of Impressionist and Modern Art in London on the 3rd of February 2009. Article Update February 3, 2009: The Degas sculpture was sold for £13,257,250, far exceeding pre-auction estimates […]