This is the photograph of the decade according to one of my favorite art historians–Simon Schama. His analysis of this image is poetic. Read about it at The Guardian.
Archive for the ‘Art Current Events’ Category
This 1869 photo by British photographer Julia Margaret Cameron is now on display at the Frick in Pittsburgh–admission is free! It is called ‘The Kiss of Peace.’ Isn’t it breathtaking?
ArtReview magazine compiles a list of who it considers the most powerful people in the international art world. Here is this year’s top 10: 1. Larry Gagosian/United States/gallerist 2. Hans Ulrich Obrist/Switzerland/curator 3. Iwan Wirth/Switzerland/gallerist 4. David Zwirner/Germany/gallerist 5. Glenn D. Lowry/United States/museum director 6. Bice Curiger/Switzerland/curator 7. Nicholas Serota/Britain/museum director 8. Eli Broad/United States/collector [...]
Posterboard + thumbtacks + a guy with a little too much time on his hands = Michigan artist Eric Daigh’s innovative portraits. Daigh uses blue, red, yellow and black plastic pushpins to create his office supply mosaics. It’s quite amazing. As an appraiser, I am giddy about the possibility that one day I could complete [...]
A few days ago English painter Kieron Williamson sold 33 paintings in 30 minutes for a total of nearly $250,000 USD. People worldwide want his work; in fact, there is a list 700 people long waiting to buy his original paintings. Kieron is seven years old. Here is Kieron’s official website.