News from the world of art.
'Paint by Number',‘Paint Bar’,‘Beer & Crayons’
If you are a baby boomer, you may recall one of the hottest phenomena of the 1950s – 'Paint by Number' kits. Today, it is vogue to attend a 'Paint and Drink' party. I’ll explain how you (and a country music singer) can express 'the artist within'.
‘Art For Dummies’ book by Thomas Hoving
The former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY writes a comprehensive book for a broad overview of art collections and museums.
I will recommend an abbreviated list of art from the book, and my viewpoint.
Art Signed Posthumously – Rodin & Lennon
A debate has raged for years as to whether signed reproductions by Rodin & more recently John Lennon should be called 'originals'. I’ll discuss the pros and cons of this controversy.
Controversy Over Ownership of Warhol Painting
In 2013 a court battle ensued between actor Ryan O’Neil and lawyers for Farrah Fawcett over an Andy Warhol silkscreen portrait of the popular 'Charlie's Angels' star.
Modern Art Sales – Hofman,Guston & a Chimpanzee
On June 20,2005 a Hans Hofman oil painting and a tempura on paper by a chimpanzee sold in lots 28 and 29 respectively at the Modern and Contemporary Art sale at Bonhams, New Bond Street, London.
Should this be seen as a direct insult to the art world?
Sale of Munch’s 'The Scream' Breaks Records
In May 2012 the only version of this iconic painting in a private collection went on Sotheby’s auction block with results above estimates.
The Voting is in - Art Everywhere US Picks
The voting is in for the top fifty picks for artwork that the public wants displayed in America during August 2014. I will discuss some of the 100 works of American art that were the finalists.
Van Dyck – Saving a UK National Treasure
A splendid self portrait by the 17th century Flemish artist Sir Anthony van Dyck may be sold to a foreign source unless a UK buyer can raise £12.5m by 2014, thanks to a temporary export ban.
Venetian Carnival Masks as Art Art Appreciation Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Art Appreciation Site Map
The annual Venetian Carnival or 'mardi gras' begins two weeks before Ash Wednesday. I will discuss the history 'behind' the illustrious masks worn by partygoers in Venice.
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