Tianshou Painting More than Triples Estimate, Calif. Paintings Fall Short at Dallas Auction

Dallas is a long way from the Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts where artist and collector Pan Tianshou began to write The History of Chinese Painting. Though he died in 1971, a future printing of his book may record that one of his own watercolors sold for $170,000 at the far-away Dallas Auction Gallery. Estimated … Continue reading Tianshou Painting More than Triples Estimate, Calif. Paintings Fall Short at Dallas Auction

A Tour Through the Palace of Fine Arts

http://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/bin/slideshow.swf I spent the evening last scanning some snapshots taken at the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exhibition. Several of these are photos of the Palace of Fine Arts, a building, now reconstructed, that houses a science-oriented museum called the Exploratorium. So I set out to uncover just what was in each gallery. Reading the following passage, it’s … Continue reading A Tour Through the Palace of Fine Arts