Posts Tagged ‘art auction’

365 Days of Art: December 21 – Donors Raise $68M to Keep Painting in Philly

December 21, 2014

December 21, 2006 A group of Philadelphia donors raises $68,000,000 to keep the painting The Gross Clinic by favorite son Thomas Eakins in Philadelphia. A month earlier, the painting breaks auction records (highest price for an Eakins painting, and highest price for an American portrait) when it sells jointly to the National Gallery of Art […]

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Francis Bacon, Three Studies of Lucian Freud, 1969

365 Days of Art: November 12 – Art Forger Convicted, Replica of David Installed on Roof as Originally Intended, Bacon Sets Auction Record

November 14, 2014

November 12, 1947 Han van Meegeren, one of the most famous art forgers ever, is convicted of fraud and sentenced to a just one year in prison. He never serves any time, since he dies of a heart attack on December 30, before going to prison. November 12, 2010 A fiberglass replica of David is […]

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Jackson Pollock, Blue Poles (Number 11, 1952), 1952

365 Days of Art: September 21 – Pollock Painting Sells for $2M

October 8, 2014

September 21, 1973 Jackson Pollock’s painting Blue Poles sells for $2,000,000.

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Paul Gauguin, Forest Interior (Sous-Bois), 1884

365 Days of Art: June 2 – Gauguin Painting Sells for 76 Francs

June 2, 2014

June 2, 1894 The Gauguin painting, Forest Interior (Sous-Bois), is bought by one Ambroise Vollard in Paris, for 76 francs; the money goes to benefit the widow of Gauguin’s dealer. After Gauguin went to Tahiti in 1891, he consigned a few paintings to a collector and dealer named Julien-François Tanguy, who died three years later. […]

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Michelangelo, Christ and the Woman of Samaria

365 Days of Art: January 28 – Michelangelo Drawing Sells at Auction for $7.4 Million

January 28, 2014

January 28, 1998 Christ & the Woman of Samaria, a drawing by Michelangelo, sold for $7.4 million at Sotheby’s. Christ and the Woman of Samaria was made when he was about 65. It’s drawn, not on paper, but on a poplar panel that has warped and curved over time. In order to be able to […]

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Pierre August Renoir, On the Shore of the Seine

The Renoir Girl Scandal

December 16, 2013

The art world is full of scandals. Here’s one that’s playing out in federal court right now. A woman who identified herself as the “Renoir Girl” said she’d bought a box of junk at a flea market in West Virginia in 2009 for $7. Though originally drawn to the box at the sight of a […]

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New Bedford Waterfront, Digitally manipulated photographs, 5 x 7

New Artwork: New Bedford Waterfront

August 11, 2011

Here is the piece which I donated to the fundraiser/auction for the New Bedford Art Museum this year. I have a special place in my heart for the Art Museum (not to mention New Bedford), since I lived a mere three blocks away during grad school. This year’s theme was New Bedford/Southcoast Through the Lens. […]

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Garden Party to Support New Bedford Art Museum

October 2, 2010

The New Bedford Art Museum is pleased to announce the Garden Party On the Bay on Friday evening, July 23, 2010 hosted by Phoebe and Chip Perry at their Marion home. From 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. guests will enjoy live jazz, strolling on the lawn, sailboat gazing, an open bar and hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds […]

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Maura, at the Garden Party, with Feathered Nest artwork

Anatomy of an Artwork, Epilogue

July 29, 2010

In case anyone is wondering how the silent auction went, my little bird was bid on, and went to a nice home at the end of the night! The Garden Party was a success and will be remembered for the gale-force winds that didn’t bring the tents down!  A storm was raging, but all was […]

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Building the nest

Anatomy of an Artwork, Part Two

July 23, 2010

So here’s how my little donation for the New Bedford Art Museum evolved: I prepared my wood panel with paint and roughed up the surface a little. Then I broke out the Sculpey–a material I’d never used before (even mixed-media artists can be provincial)…it comes in different colors which I loved, and it doesn’t shrink […]

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Swallow's Nest in Sicily

Anatomy of an Artwork

July 11, 2010

I’ve been working on a painting which will be a donation for the New Bedford Art Museum, and I’ve enjoyed the project so much that I wanted to share some thoughts on its evolution. This project is in support of the New Bedford Art Museum and their mission (read more about it here) and is […]

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Donations of Artwork for a Good Cause

July 10, 2010

I have a special place in my heart for donations of artwork for a good cause. If you as an artist ever get the chance to support a cause you like in this way, you should jump at the chance. The first time I did this was in 2005, just after Hurricane Katrina devastated New […]

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