The Dallas International Art, Antiques and Jewelry Show is back again. The show opened with a private preview party that was not packed, but had a constant flow of people. The show made a first go of it in 2009 at the Dallas Convention Center, but skipped a year to return at a new location, … Continue reading Dallas International Returns, Open Thru Sunday
There are a great many art and antique shows in New York. The number can easily overwhelm the newcomer or the seasoned veteran. You must pick and choose which shows to attend if you plan to survive. If you have the opportunity, choose the American Art Fair at the National Academy Museum. This year the … Continue reading The American Art Fair at the National Academy Museum
On the morning of Dec 2, 2009, three generations of Wyeth paintings were auctioned in the Christie's Important American Painting and Sculpture Sale. A large egg-tempera on panel by Andrew Wyeth Above the Narrow was the top lot of the sale. When the auctioneer hammered down the price of 6.1 million dollars given by a … Continue reading Different Wyeth, Different Ending
The world of Wyeth is small, spare, restrained but melancholy. One can challenge its pertinence to the 21th century, but no one will not be convinced by his seriousness and unsurpassed faculty that he encompassed in his works. In an era that abstract, minimalism and other super modern styles dominate the contemporary market, by speaking differently on the paper and canvas, he complemented and enriched the notion of what art is and how it connects to us. And that's how I will remember him as a master.