📖• #Storyoftheday • Portrait de Dora Maar by P. Picasso • 'This ring, containing Picasso’s portrait of Dora Maar, was a gift from the artist to his lover in the 1930s. Dora and Picasso one day were strolling on the Pont Neuf, they had a bitter altercation, whereupon Dora took the ring from her finger and threw it into the Seine, silencing her lover. It was lost for good. And through Picasso’s fault […] she kept at him until he created a ring of his own design for her’ (J. Lord, Picasso and Dora: A Personal Memoir, New York, 1993, p. 215).
Standing next to Larry Bell's canvas at his pop up 10th street gallery on May 20th is Parisian/Londoner Lawrence Van Hagen. The 3 story Gallery houses 'What's Up New York' where the rather amazing collection occupies the space until Thursday. Combing the super famous with the super as yet undiscovered, van Hagen has combined an exhibition that draws crowds even in an overcrowded Chelsea art scene. Definitely check it out because it leaves for London and maybe Beijing.
Hot off the press! Follow the link in the bio for the latest installment of #CFAConversations . Read along as I speak with David Nash. David Nash is an owner, along with his wife, Lucy Mitchell-Innes, of Mitchell-Innes & Nash, an art gallery established in 1996 with locations in New York on Madison Avenue and Chelsea. The gallery specializes in high-end sales, appraisals and advisory work in the field of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary masters. Mr. Nash began his career in 1961 at Sotheby’s London joining the newly formed Impressionist Painting Department and moved to New York two years later to represent Sotheby’s in the United States. In 1965 Sotheby’s acquired Parke-Bernet Galleries and Mr. Nash became head of the Impressionist & Modern Art Department. Over the span of a 35-year career at Sotheby’s he became Executive Vice-President and a member of the Board of Directors. He was in charge of all Fine Arts departments in New York and was appointed Director of the International Impressionist & Modern Art Department responsible for all worldwide sales at Sotheby’s in the area of 19th and 20th Century painting, drawing and sculpture. From 1984 until 2001 David Nash sat on the IRS Art Advisory Panel. In 2004 he was invited to join the board of the International Foundation for Art Research. He has undertaken appraisals for the Federal Indemnity program for numerous museum exhibitions. David is the co-author of the online catalogue raisonné of the paintings by Paul Cézanne which was launched in 2014 and he is currently working on adding the watercolors and drawings. He is also a member of the authentication committee for the Hans Arp Stiftung. Mitchell-Innes & Nash are long-standing members of the Art Dealers Association of America. #DavidNash#CFAConversationSeries#mitchellinnesandnash#artdealersassociationofamerica#Boston#TheFlaneur#Art#artadvisory#christiesinc#sothebys#ArtConsultant#PaulCezanne#Fineart#ArtAppraisal#Auction#CottinghamFineArt
Reading about artists who have paved the way for us is so great! Just finished this book about Toulouse-Lautrec->
Did you know the angles and viewpoints of his sketches and paintings were caused by him living with dwarfism?
He only lived 37 years..
He painted performers, cabarets, singers, clowns and spent a lot of time painting in brothels..
He painted what excited him and never stayed too long on one subject in fear of getting bored
Thanks Lautrec, your short life was used fully!
Commissioned gallery artist Billy Hoblic original 30"x40" artwork and wine labels custom framed in a 3" x 3" floater frame with a 1/2 frame space. Cream and contemporary custom framing! #artexpo#wineart#frame
I started the Core Appraisal Program with the International Society of Appraisers! Fine Art Appraising here I come! I have been waiting for this! Here is to reading, studying, testing and reading more art history books!
I'm an observer of the current times, a journalist that assumes interpretations of my environments and others. "Black Pearl" is my newest painting that offers a reflection to the #oil#drilling that will have a negative impact on Earth's biosphere, damaging ecosystems through events such as oil #spills and releasing a range of #pollutants into the #air . Upcoming solo exhibition at #northwesternuniversity May 2nd - June 5
"The basic project of art is always to make the world whole and comprehensible, to restore it to us in all its glory and its occasional nastiness, not through argument but through feeling, and then to close the gap between you and everything that is not you, and in this way pass from feeling to meaning. It's not something that committees can do. It's not a task achieved by groups or by movements. It's done by individuals, each person mediating in some way between a sense of history and an experience of the world."~ Robert Hughes
Robert Hughes has been called the "most popular art critic in the country," and to have given Time magazine its "only consistently good writing". As an art critic whose heyday has been in the so-called Postmodern era, Hughes has admittedly struggled with living in a new global world where there is no longer a definitive hotbed of artists living in one city, making one great thing after another. Hughes' views on modern art were fairly traditional: he valued an artist's formal training more than his instinctual gifts, and he has been highly critical of art that he perceives as ostentatious or self-serving. Overall, Hughes' greatest contribution as a theorist has been to challenge the supposed hubris of Modern artists whose work lacks some greater purpose and exists solely for itself.