Current and Upcoming Art Fairs

April 24th, 2018

Current

We are in the midst of Art Cologne, Germany’s oldest and (some say) most important, art fair: 

http://www.artcologne.com/ART-COLOGNE/index-2.php

This fair includes 200 galleries, comprising of works from the 20th and 21st century by over 2,000 artists.

 

Art Brussels is also going on at the moment (up til April 22nd).  This fair is celebrating their 50th anniversary.

http://www.artbrussels.com/en

The fair will exhibit works from 146 galleries, spread about 33 countries.

 

Upcoming

Art Market San Francisco is right around the corner, launching April 26th at Fort Mason Center:

http://artmarketsf.com/galleries/

This Art Fair is going into its 8th year showcasing some of the finest Contemporary and Modern Art galleries in the world.  

 

Across the globe, you can catch Gallery Weekend Berlin, opening on Friday April 27th:

http://www.gallery-weekend-berlin.de/

Berlin welcomes its collection of artists and galleries here for the 14th year. 

Lucas Museum Breaks Ground in Los Angeles

April 19th, 2018

Not only does this spark the childhood adoration I have for Star Wars, it also presents an exciting opportunity to see a great collection fine art and illustrations. 

George Lucas has a significant collection, including works by Renoir, Edgar Degas, George Bellows Thomas Hart Benton and Maynard Dixon.  He also has many beautiful works by Normal Rockwell.

The museum began construction last Month in Exposition Park and I can’t wait to visit.

http://lucasmuseum.org/collection/narrative-art

 

Amazing Year for da Vinci and Other Notable Greats

April 17th, 2018

It’s still exciting to see the amount of money auction houses can garner for important pieces of art.  2017 represented a stellar year for many artists but specifically these masters commanded record breaking figures.

Leonardo da Vinci – $450.3 million 
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/15/arts/design/leonardo-da-vinci-salvator-mundi-christies-auction.html

Qi Baishi – $140.8
https://news.artnet.com/market/qi-baishi-record-140m-beijing-1182881

Basquiat – $110.5 million
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/19/basquiatpainting-fetches-record-1105-million-new-york-auction/

Van Gogh – $81.3 million
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-14/van-gogh-s-insane-asylum-view-sells-for-81-3-million-at-auction

L├ęger – $70.1 million
https://usaartnews.com/auctions/christies-will-present-november-sale-of-art-amount-479-3-million/attachment/fernand-leger-contraste-de-forms-1913-oil-on-burlap-sold-for-70-1-million

Beautiful collection of works above.  Looking forward to what this year has in store.