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Buying a Picasso at Costco May Be Risky
A joke in favor of art galleries has always been whether you would buy fine art out of someone’s trunk. Now a debate continues over whether two Picassos sold by Costco.com are fakes.
Victorian Artist: Sarah Wyman Whitman
A talented pastel painter from the Post Civil War era became a prominent woman stained glass artist.
Architecture: Hagia Sophia Museum, Turkey
As one of the architectural wonders of the world, the Hagia Sophia faces structural damage and neglect. Why is it important to save this former mosque?
Francis Bacon’s Pope Exhibit - Tate Britain
Francis Bacon may be one of the greatest 20th century painters from the UK. A major retrospective was at Tate Britain and ran until January 4, 2009.
A - Painting - A - Day – In 19th Century France?
What began in 2004 with Virginia artist Duane Keiser, the ‘A-Painting-A-Day’ craze has surged in popularity, offering affordable paintings by talented artists. What would artists from 19th Century France have thought?
Saving Wyland’s Famous Whaling Wall Mural
The marine artist known simply as Wyland completed his 100th in a series of Whaling Wall murals in Beijing, China for the 2008 Olympics. Now some of his sea life murals in the U.S. are endangered.
Artist Lawson Paints Presidential Christmas Card
President and Mrs. Bush chose T. Allen Lawson, an artist born in Wyoming to paint a view from the White House for the yearly holiday card.
Actor From 1950’s TV Show To Exhibit at Louvre
Tony Dow, best known as Beaver’s older brother in the 1950’s hit TV series "Leave It To Beaver" is about to exhibit a bronze sculpture at the Louvre in Paris.
The Guennol Lioness Statue Has Record Sale
A 5000 year old Mesopotamian stone lioness measuring a mere 3 1/4 inches high brings record sales for any type of sculpture.
Film as Art: Paul Newman in ‘The Verdict’
On September 27,2009 Paul Newman, an American movie icon passed away. I will best remember him for his performance in "The Verdict" because I met him personally on location in Boston.
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