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Why Has Counterfeit Calder Sculpture Sold 75 Times At Auction?

by Joseph K. Levene Art fraud affects art collectors at all levels, from buyers who spend a few thousand dollars to art collectors and investors who buy multi-million dollar art. Unfortunately, many... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by The Fine Art Blog on Apr 6, 2015

Why Have Auctions Sold Counterfeit Calder Sculpture Over 75 Times?

by Joseph K. Levene Art fraud affects art collectors at all levels, from buyers who spend a few thousand dollars to art collectors and investors who buy multi-million dollar art. Unfortunately, many... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by The Fine Art Blog on Apr 5, 2015

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Il Giorgione

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 16th Century artist, Il Giorgione [Venetian, 1478-1511] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Giorgione_Il Italian painter, one of the main a... Continue reading →...
by Fine Arts Presentations bLog on Apr 5, 2015

Weekly Street Photos #30

This week's theme: HOLY WEEK Aside from Christmas, Holy Week is the most important period in this country's yearly Religious Calendar.  Being the third largest Catholic country in the world (after Brazil and Mexico), with more than 80% of the popu...
by Atomic Vision on Apr 4, 2015

Three Questions to Ask about Modern-Day Apostles

We humans are always looking for the next rock-star, or celebrity actor, or anybody with an aura about them that makes us want to join the fan club. Quite unfortunately, it differs little in contemporary Christian circles, and while too many …...
by Middle Aged Plague on Apr 3, 2015

Artist Spotlight: Stephanie Wheeler

Would you believe it snowed AGAIN in New York this past weekend? Nothing is blooming except some brave little crocus. Without nature providing the color yet, I am drawn to art that blooms with color. Atlanta fine artist, Stephanie Wheeler has a way...
by Pretty Pink Tulips on Mar 30, 2015

Cindy Sherman radically changed Contemporary Art

by Joseph K. Levene      Cindy Sherman Retrospective The Museum of Modern Art, New YorkCindy Sherman is one of the most influential Artists of our time, said MOMA's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by The Fine Art Blog on Mar 29, 2015

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Mel Ramos

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist, Mel Ramos [American, 1935-] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Ramos_Mel Born in 1935 at Sacramento, California. Between 1954 and 1958 he studied at t...
by Fine Arts Presentations bLog on Mar 29, 2015

Was $18 million Chinese Vase Correctly Documented?

by Joseph K. Levene Chinese Vase sold for $18 million by Sotheby'sA Chinese Vase expected to sell for only $800. to $1,200., was sold by Sotheby's NY for an astonishing $18 million on March 22, 2011.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by The Fine Art Blog on Mar 28, 2015

4 Lithographs Not Created by Calder You Should Never Buy

by Joseph K. Levene 4 Lithographs Calder Did Not Create and are Counterfeit The Alexander Calder Foundation presents Color Lithographs misattributed to Alexander Calder often sold by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full l...
by The Fine Art Blog on Mar 27, 2015

Weekly Street Photos #29

This week's theme: STORE MANNEQUINS I find mannequins to be wonderful objects to juxtapose in photographs. They give a surrealistic touch to what would otherwise be everyday scenes. Here are some examples.  (Click on Photos for better viewing...
by Atomic Vision on Mar 27, 2015

Other Humans Are Not Our Servants

It is a universal truth that people who like the Jane Austen book, Pride and Prejudice, frequently go beyond mere “like” to excessive admiration. One of my own daughters is just such a fan, revisiting the story in book, movie, … Con...
by Middle Aged Plague on Mar 27, 2015

Metropolitan Museum buys Jacques-Louis David Masterpiece For $840

by Joseph K. Levene $840 Jacques-Louis David Bought by The Metropolitan Museum of ArtLot 228 As Described in Swann Galleries Auction Catalogue January 29, 2013 A post in the Swann Galleries... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by The Fine Art Blog on Mar 25, 2015

What Brave Looks Like

We live in a world that worships movies. And while many Christians would swear up and down that they worship nothing but God and have no idols, honest people stop and admit that popular mass media affects, generally in a … Continue reading U...
by Middle Aged Plague on Mar 25, 2015

The Simple and Ordinary as Art

"Closet and Red Scarf" just finished.  Am I totally crazy for liking this?  What do you think?
by Porch Days on Mar 24, 2015

Skate's Online Art Market Analysis Narrow, Lacks Substantiation

by Joseph K. Levene Actual 2014 Online Art Market Estimate by Joseph K. Levene, The Fine Art BlogSkates overlooks at least $1 billion Online Art volume at eBay and Christie'sBased on recent data... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...
by The Fine Art Blog on Mar 23, 2015

Sally Bartos fine art

Beautiful and brilliantly colored art by Sally Bartos, an artist from New Mexico. Her work is inspired by her joy in her family, her animals, and the wonderful area that she lives in. The post Sally Bartos fine art appeared first on Worthwhile smil...
by Worthwhilesmile on Mar 22, 2015

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Berthe Morisot

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 19th Century artist of the Impressionist movement, Berthe Morisot [French, 1841-1895] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Morisot_Berthe The... Continue reading →...
by Fine Arts Presentations bLog on Mar 22, 2015

Summer Flower

This peach colored iris was new in my yard last summer. I hope it survived the winter and will appear again. Don't you love that color? It is planted near the front door so we can see it every time we go out. And it is visible from the kitchen sink w...
by Porch Days on Mar 22, 2015

Weekly Street Photos #28

This week's theme: COMMUTER BLUES Commuting by public transportation in Metro-Manila has its own distinct flavor. Aside from the locally customized vehicles you will only find in this country, like the Jeepney and the Tricycle, we also have the...
by Atomic Vision on Mar 21, 2015


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