Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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Rembrandt van Rijn, Christ Healing the Sick (The Hundred Guilder Print), circa 1643-49. Estimate: $150,000 to $200,000.

This week's best things to do in London, from Freeze Festival to Fright Nights.

Frieze Masters Report: Serious Sales Have Dealers Drawing Comparisons to TEFAF

Stolen Dutch works wildly overvalued

Thieves with an arty eye: Heists over the years

Pablo Picasso: Greatest artist or gifted charlatan? Lover or womanizer?

Physicists and X-ray help solve Picasso mystery

Peter Max- A Versatile Artist with Vivid Colors

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Pierre Bonnard: The Graphic Art - Met Publications

The Top 15 Fine Art Prints at Auction: From Rembrandt’s Crucifixions to Warhol’s Maos

Index of Honoré Daumier on our site

Price Study: Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) 7

Price Study: Peter Max - 10

Frieze Masters Report: Serious Sales Have Dealers Drawing Comparisons to TEFAF

Henri Matisse's, 1919 "Reading Girl in White and Yellow", Pablo Picasso's 1971 "Harlequin Head"; and Bonnard, Pierre among works stolen from Dutch museum.  (See all 7 stolen works)

Christie's auction house in Dubai

How Capitalism Can Save Art

Art on the internet

How to buy art at auction

Weeping Woman - by Pablo Picasso (1937)

Everything You Need to Know About the Booming Market for Fine Art Prints

International Fair of Contemporary Art, FIAC

Art Fair brings splash of neon to Rome October 30, 2012

Putting a Fresh Spin on the Familiar

Italy’s biggest retail bank has turned its historic headquarters in Milan’s central La Scala Square

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Fine 20th Century Design at Sotheby's London, Sale L10673, November 9, 2010

Price Study: Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) 7

Artists' Price Study (Page 13), Marc Chagall

Price Study: Peter Max - 9

New Videos added:

Réviere Debussy (Pierre Auguste Renoir)

Added to our Price Index Guide:

Bonnard, Pierre - Cheval couché,

Chiparus, Demetre - A figure of a female water carrier, Dourga, Kamorna, Carnival, Hindu Dancer, Russian Dancers,

Marc Chagall - Psaumes De David (Etching #4 Psalm #5) 1979, Psaumes De David (Etching #15 Psalm #39) 1979, Romeo and Juliet Poster (Hand Signed) 1964, Paysage au coq, Chloe is carried off by the Methymneans, Le grand bouquet,

Daumier, Honoré - Et ils veulent ratrapper le train!!!, Renouvelé les petites Danaïdes, Hi! Hi! .... Il m’a léché le beurre de ma tartine, Difficile à faire paraître svelte, En Espagne les grenouilles qui demandent un roi, Venant annoncer à son gracieux souverain le résultat de la bataille de Magenta, Un nouveau converti, Abus de l’article 214 du code civil,

Erté - Romain de Tirtoff - Flowered Cape, Bubbles, Paris Days and Nights 1, Paris Days and Nights 2,

Max, Peter -  Angel with Heart, Better World III, Delta, Flag with Heart Version I #18, Flag with Heart, Heart, N.Y. Flower Show, Statue of Liberty, Umbrella Man XIV Purple/Green,

Theo Tobiasse - L'homme qui fait danser ses souvenirs, Agon et Ismael chassés par Abraham, L'acrobate, Quand tu danses Je ne suis plus seul,



Exhibitions

International Fair of Contemporary Art, FIAC October 18, 2012 to October 21, 2012

ROME: Art Fair brings splash of neon to Rome October 30, 2012. Heaving with marble and masterpieces, Italy’s capital may not appear to be wanting for art. But Rome’s first “Affordable Art Fair,” which opened last week with a splash of neon, successfully tapped into a hunger for fresh, contemporary works. dailystar

Picasso and Matisse: The DIA's Prints and Drawings - This exhibition features almost all the works by Picasso and Matisse in the museum's prints and drawings collections, showcasing their revolutionary achievements that defined much of 20th-century art. Through January 6, 2013.

Dallas - Posters of Paris: Toulouse-Lautrec and His Contemporaries. Beginning with the early designs of Jules Chéret—the “father of the poster”—then with a new generation of artists including Toulouse Lautrec ,  Pierre Bonnard,, and Edouard Vuillard, artists who brought the poster to new heights in the 1890s. October 14, 2012–January 20, 2013

New York - Putting a Fresh Spin on the Familiar. This season, several museums are grappling with precisely that task as exhibitions on iconic events or figures like Picasso and Matisse in New York and around the country. In resolving this problem, the Historical Society ... New York Times

MILAN: Italy’s biggest retail bank has turned its historic headquarters in Milan’s central La Scala Square into a majestic modern art museum displaying Italian postwar works from the likes of Lucio Fontana and Renato Guttuso. By Lisa Jucca - The Daily Star













Exhibitions Cont.

Fort Worth - Violent Motion: Frederic Remington’s Artistry In Bronze; at Sid Richardson Museum, Fort Worth, TX

This special exhibition pairs rarely seen bronze sculptures by Frederic Remington with his paintings to reveal action in a two-dimensional versus a three-dimensional medium. November 8, 2012 through June 2, 2013

London - This week's best things to do in London, from Freeze Festival to Fright Nights. The best lifestyle, culture and free events taking place in London this week, as chosen By John O' Ceallaigh ... Telegraph Media Group

LONDON — Frieze Masters Report: Serious Sales Have Dealers Drawing Comparisons to TEFAF - Words of praise continue to roll in as Frieze Masters draws serious visitors, resembling London’s very own miniature version of TEFAF Maastricht,

DALLAS, TX.- The Dallas Museum of Art presents Posters of Paris: Toulouse Lautrec  and His Contemporaries, an exhibition exploring the earliest days of the affiche artistique (artistic poster) and its flowering in Paris, first under Jules Chéret then with a new generation of artists including Henri de Toulouse Lautrec and Pierre Bonnard... October 14, 2012, through January 20, 2013 ArtDaily

Art Crime

Houston - Frieze Masters Report: Serious Sales Have Dealers Drawing Comparisons to TEFAF



An oil painting by French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir  stolen from a Houston home last year—and estimated to be worth $1 million—is the newest addition to the FBI’s Top Ten Art Crimes list.







Follow-Up - John Elderfield, emeritus chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York will testify on November 5 in the case concerning the Henri Matisse's painting "Odalisque in Red Pants," stolen from a museum in Caracas, Venezuela in 2002. The accused plead not guilty.

Paintings by Pablo Picasso have been stolen more than twice as much as works by any other artist. According to LiveScience, the Art Loss Register shows Picasso is the most stolen artist of all time. The register shows 1,147 of Picasso's paintings have been swindled as of the beginning of this year. By Jordan Chittley
Daily Buzz

AMSTERDAM - Henri Matisse's, 1919 "Reading Girl in White and Yellow", Pablo Picasso's 1971 "Harlequin Head"; and Bonnard, Pierre among works stolen from Dutch museum.  (See all 7 stolen works) Police in the Netherlands said the works were taken from the Kunsthal Museum early on Tuesday morning. The museum is showing works from the Triton Foundation as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations. BBC

Thieves with an arty eye: Heists over the years - A Rotterdam museum art heist this week netted paintings by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse and others - but it's not the first time that money-conscious thieves with an eye for beauty have targeted famous multimillion-dollar canvasses. Here's a look at some top art heists over the decades

Stolen Dutch works wildly overvalued

The works taken from Rotterdam's Kunsthal last week have been valued at over $100 million, but Colin Gleadell believes this is a wild overestimate.

 Does Crime Pay? - Studio will spotlight work of fugitive in Menil vandalism. Texas Gallery Exhibits Picasso Vandal’s Art: A Houston art space is hosting an exhibition of 12 paintings by Uriel Landeros, the young man who tagged a Picasso painting at the de Menil Collection earlier this year. James Perez, who runs Cueto James Art Gallery in Sawyer Heights, will be hosting a Landeros look-alike contest at the opening.) Perez says he mounted the show simply because he likes Landeros’s artwork — but his decision is rubbing some locals the wrong way. [Chronicle]

Art News



Dubai - Christie's auction house in Dubai concluded its 13th sales season late Wednesday, with its auction of modern and contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish art raking in a combined total of $5,900,350 and establishing 29 new world auction records for Middle Eastern artists.

How Capitalism Can Save Art - Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and dance are thriving all over the world, but the visual arts have been in slow decline for nearly 40 years. No major figure of profound influence has emerged in painting or sculpture since the waning of Pop Art and the birth of Minimalism in the early 1970s. by CAMILLE PAGLIA Wall Street Journal

Art on the internet - [This information comes from the ADAA website. You may read the entire unedited information by clicking here.] edited by CINOA

How to buy art at auction by Christie's Orlando Rock - A definitive beginner's guide to buying art at auction, with expert advice from Christie's deputy chairman Orlando Rock. Interview by John O' Ceallaigh...

Weeping Woman - by Pablo Picasso (1937)

This is a study of how much pain can be communicated by a human face. It has the features of a specific person, Dora Maar, whom Picasso described as "always weeping". She was in fact his close collaborator in the time of his life when he was most involved with politics... by Jonathan Jones, May 13, 2000, The Guardian

Everything You Need to Know About the Booming Market for Fine Art Prints by Judith H. Dobrzynski, Art+Auction Published on Artinfo (http://www.artinfo.com)

Pablo Picasso: Greatest artist or gifted charlatan? Lover or womanizer? "Love is the greatest refreshment of life," he once said. And, true to his words, had a string of mistresses besides his two wives. The other famous quote attributed to him is: "There are only two types of women — goddesses and doormats." A look at the eight women who inspired him. www.economictimes.com

Physicists and X-ray help solve Picasso mystery October 10, 2012
By Ted Gregory, Chicago Tribune reporter

Pablo Picasso was the first artist to use common house paint in his work and spread that practice widely

Peter Max- A Versatile Artist with Vivid Colors. His subject matter and message have changed many times, but his work always remains uniquely Peter Max. By jordanclark on October 15, 2012 Zimbio

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Pierre Bonnard: The Graphic Art - MetPublications This title is out of print, but available used at Amazon

The Top 15 Fine Art Prints at Auction: From Rembrandt’s Crucifixions to Warhol’s Maos. To accompany Art+Auction’s crash-course on the ever-growing market for fine art prints, the magazine has tabulated the top auction results for Old Masters, Impressionist and Modern, and contemporary prints, categories predictably dominated by Rembrandt, Picasso, and Warhol, respectively.

Auctions

Bonnard, Pierre - Cheval couché, Modern Autumn Sale, Agon et Ismael chassés par Abraham, sold at Modern Autumn Sale, Bukowskis, Stockholm, Sale 569

Marc Chagall - Le grand bouquet, Chloe is carried off by the Methymneans, Paysage au coq, old at Modern Autumn Sale, Bukowskis, Stockholm, Sale 569

Theo Tobiasse - Quand tu danses Je ne suis plus seul, L'acrobate, L'homme qui fait danser ses souvenirs, Agon et Ismael chassés par Abraham, sold at Modern Autumn Sale, Bukowskis, Stockholm, Sale 569