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Art of War and Peace

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.24.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Los Angeles' art scene continues to burst with high profile museum and gallery exhibitions. But today, I want to share with you a few intriguing and delightful discoveries I made somewhat off the beaten path.

Your Definitive Guide To Reading A Piece Of Nude Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts

Artists have been depicting the naked body for quite some time. As the Metropolitan Museum of Art puts it, this is perfectly natural, given the fact ...

Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 11.16.2015 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Sotheby’s contemporary art evening sale, the sixth auction in seven days, brought in $294.85 million and sold 81.5 percent of the works. Record...

Modigliani the High Point to Otherwise Tepid Auction Season in New York 2015

MutualArt | Posted 11.13.2015 | Arts

There's been some whispering lately about an inevitable leveling off of the art market, and it seems that day has come.

The Story Behind One Of Salvador Dalí's Strangest Portraits

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.05.2015 | Arts

Salvador Dalí, the Surrealist painter known for his melting clocks, is one of the world's most recognizable artists. Though he died in 1989 at...

Behold! Some Of The Greatest Cat Art Ever, In Honor Of National Cat Day

Susan Michals | Posted 10.29.2015 | Arts
Susan Michals

("Cat on a Clothes Line," by Jeff Koons. Courtesy of Fondation Beyeler) People are finally coming around to what we -- the cat afficionado -- alr...

7 Contemporary Artists Who Are Engaging With Technology In New Ways

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.29.2015 | Arts

Painting and sculpture have their roots in ancient cultures, practiced by prehistoric artists across the globe. Photography, an infant compared to th...

There's Art From Every Continent at Frieze London (Except Antarctica of Course)

MutualArt | Posted 10.15.2015 | Arts

With global communication enabled as never before, in the digital age collectors, curators, and artists have unprecedented reach, but there's nothing like seeing the work in person. So, in October, it converges in London: the world's art in one city.

Janis Joplin's Psychedelic Porsche Could Soon Be Yours

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.18.2015 | Entertainment

Guys, look at this car. Janis Joplin drove this car. It's a 1965 Porsche 356C 1600 Cabriolet. That's cool. But not as cool as the paint job.  Th...

10 Historic Women Photographers You Should Know

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.14.2015 | Arts

Next month, Sotheby's will bring a broad array of photography to the auction block, illuminating the impressive range of the medium through a survey ...

'Simpsons' Co-Creator's Sweet Memorabilia Up For Auction

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts

The art and artifacts collection of Sam Simon,"The Simpsons" co-creator who died this year, will be auctioned by Sotheby's this fall. As you might exp...

7 Forgotten Women Surrealists Who Deserve To Be Remembered

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts

"I believe in the future resolution of these two states, dream and reality, which are seemingly so contradictory, into a kind of absolute reality, a s...

Andy Warhol's Painting Of A Dollar Bill Could Sell For $28 Million

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 07.01.2015 | Arts

Andy Warhol has managed a feat of inflation that would shock even the Venezuelan government: raising the value of a single dollar to $28 million. ...

The Man Behind Park West Gallery, the Largest Art Dealer in the World

Nova Lorraine | Posted 06.19.2015 | Arts
Nova Lorraine

I continue on my journey to share with you some of the world's creative geniuses. These individuals turn their imaginations into reality. They all share a common mission to make the world a better place, may it be through innovation, creativity or both.

8 Pages Of The Gutenberg Bible Could Sell For Half A Million Dollars At Auction

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.17.2015 | Religion

There may only be eight pages of it, but it could be worth more than half a million dollars. A fragment of the Gutenberg Bible could fetch between ...

39 Contemporary Artists Standing Up For Planned Parenthood Today

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.15.2015 | Arts

"I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely," Simone de Beauvoir once said. "No one ...

Drake Collaborates With Sotheby's On Black Art Exhibit

Melissa Henderson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Style
Melissa Henderson

Last week, the S|2, Sotheby's Contemporary Art Gallery debuted its selling exhibition I Like It Like This, which features work from African American artists, along with a curated playlist by Grammy-Award winning rap artist Drake.

Top 5 Auctions This May in New York

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts

After a record year for sales in 2014 -- artnet reported that the global fine art auction reached $16.1 billion -- expectations are high for the upcoming modern and contemporary sales in New York. This May, the auctions will bring an influx of art buyers from around the world to the city.

Art and e-Commerce; Sales Are Booming

Richard Finger | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Richard Finger

The online auction arena is rapidly growing. For Christie's it offers opportunity to be a more full-service well-rounded company. The numbers of players competing in this space seemingly expands, like our universe.

Want To Buy A Van Gogh? You'll Need About $40 Million

AP | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) -- A painting Vincent van Gogh created while briefly working side-by-side with his friend Paul Gauguin in the south of France could sell...

Another Georgia O'Keeffe Flower Heads To Auction

AP | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A Georgia O'Keeffe flower painting that the artist kept for herself is among the highlights of an upcoming auction of American art. ...

A Van Gogh And A Rothko Head To Auction With $40 Million Price Tags

AP | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A late Vincent van Gogh painting and a 1954 work by Mark Rothko from the collection of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon are going on the auctio...

Art, War, Gold

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.31.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's been exactly nine years since the glorious day when Michael Govan, the newly appointed Director of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, greeted a larger than usual crowd at a press opening in March of 2006.

This Is What A $50 Million Artwork Looks Like Today

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.24.2015 | Arts

If you've been pondering what $50 million could snag you in the contemporary art world today, Sotheby's has an answer, and it looks like this: ...

A Valentine Homage To O'Keeffe And Stieglitz

Jack Meyer | Posted 04.15.2015 | Arts
Jack Meyer

Georgia O'Keeffe was a 28 year old Wisconsin farm girl; Alfred Stieglitz was a 52 year old New York bon vivant. Stieglitz intimately photographed his muse throughout their tumultuous, erotically charged marriage.