Auctions at Showplace returns with a new amazing edition of New York City Estate Auction. Among the 307 lots of fine and decorative arts are works by renowned modern and contemporary artists, luxury designer furniture, exquisite antiques, lighting, jewelry, and more. Here are the highlights of the upcoming estate sale.
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The interest in representation of the human body and experience is growing exponentially, and this tendency is especially apparent in works by artists from marginalized backgrounds, for example, the queer community and people of color. But why are people who have historically experienced ostracization turning toward this seemingly traditionalist art form?
A new act of art crime was committed in Los Angeles on an early Monday morning. A surprisingly smooth criminal stole a Buddha statue from one of the Barakat Gallery locations in LA. The massive piece was around 4 feet tall and weighed about 250 pounds, which makes the fact that it was stolen by one person especially puzzling. The antique sculpture was estimated at around $1.5 million worth.
If you are a Westerner, two things usually come to mind when Japanese visual art is mentioned: it is either the highly graphical traditional painting style or Japanese animation and comics. But you do not have to be an expert in contemporary Japanese art to have an idea of who Takashi Murakami is. Here are five fascinating facts about the artist who has forever changed the definition of art.
What can you as a collector learn from art institutions, and how can you apply this knowledge when organizing your own storage space? The secrets of impeccable artwork storage are not as difficult to master as they may seem. Here are the things that all collectors should keep in mind.
Fernando Botero, an icon of Colombian contemporary art, passed away at 91. His public sculptures adorn parks and squares in many cities across the world, and his paintings can be found in the collections of some of the most prominent museums. Botero’s legacy will forever live on in the creations of those who have been inspired by his work. Today, let’s take a closer look at Botero’s art and his signature style known as “Boterismo.”
The Armory Show, New York’s oldest and most important art fair, returned with its 2023 edition. During the three days it was open to the public (four, if you count the VIP Preview Day), the visitors of the event had the chance to see the crème de la crème of the contemporary art world in person. Take a look at the compilation of The Armory Show 2023 highlights to learn more about the current art trends and, possibly, find a new favorite artist.
For over 30 years, the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain, had a ban on taking photographs of Guernica (1937), an anti-war painting by the famous artist Pablo Picasso. In September 2023, the new director of the museum decided to lift the ban.