April showers bring May flowers unless you are in Portland, where rain showers accompany flowers in a forever spring. That pouring rain, however, did not dampen the enthusiasm in the First Thursday Art Openings in the Pearl District. At Blue Sky Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, a big crowd came to see the 59 … Continue reading Art Around Portland, April 2023
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Biennial
Driving to Central Pennsylvania after spending a few hours visiting the 58th Carnegie International, we were debating if this was the best Carnegie International we have experienced so far or perhaps one of the worst. It was certainly heavy-handed with curatorial visions and discourse of worldly views. On the way to Hollidaysburg, we had just … Continue reading Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Biennial
Frolic in the Forest at Sidestreet Arts Gallery
Not much can beat having a gallery in the neighborhood. It's a few blocks away and we walk by it frequently. In a way it feels like another room of our house. So when we learned that Sidestreet Arts gallery has an opening reception on the first Friday of each month, we circled our calendar. … Continue reading Frolic in the Forest at Sidestreet Arts Gallery
Gallery Crawl (this Friday)
Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District Friday, January 25th 5:30 - 9:00 pm More can be found at http://www.pgharts.org/education/gallerycrawl.aspx
Live Auction, live from where?
GoAntiques caught my eyes once because of a painting attributed to Gainsborough. I had seen that painting before from some seller on ebay auction and dismissed such a stretch of an attribution. But when it reappeared in GoAntiques, at one time I thought I was wrong. After all, big auction houses have experts and appraisers … Continue reading Live Auction, live from where?
The sound of aristocrat, the price for well-heeled
Collecting is about acquiring things valuable, or should I say invaluable? From toy trains to vinyl records, what matters is personal experiences and feelings. It does not surprise me that some vinyl record cost so much that you probably will never listen to them in your lifetime in order to maintain prestine considition.One example is … Continue reading The sound of aristocrat, the price for well-heeled
Follow up eBay Talk (6) SENSATIONAL ATTRIBUTION!
eBay Title: STUNNING FOREST VIEW, SENSATIONAL ATTRIBUTION! 1870'sWinning Bid: US $5,900.00 Number of Bids: 25eBay number: 190134710763This seller sometimes relists items that have been sold, the amount of which is high enough to wonder what's behind those "unsuccessful" transactions. From my memory, some of the paintings have been relisted more than twice. Each time there … Continue reading Follow up eBay Talk (6) SENSATIONAL ATTRIBUTION!
Top 200 Art Collectors
The top 200 art collectors can be found here.If you count how many are pursuing contemporary and modern art, you won't be surprised to see new records in the upcoming corresponding auctions.
Follow-up eBay Talk (5) Corot in primitive style
eBay Title: OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS sign.C.J.B. COROT 1796-1875Winning Bid: US $1,275.00 Number of Bids: 13eBay number: 230152653078For a painting of 12" x 8" with unknown painter, $1,275 is not a bargin.
Follow-up eBay Talk (4) – Eakins on eBay
The seller withrew the painting at the last moment. It is not known whether it has been sold under agreement.Really eBay is not a place for selling 5-digit art work. The risk of buying unsatisfying items because of lack of examination and authentication is too high.