Tag Archives: shopping for art

decorex london – discoveries in art and lighting

Decorex International, the grand dame of the events that form the London Design Festival, predates the festival by a quarter-century and it’s the must-do for anybody in the interior design trade.  Thanks to MODENUS BlogTour London, I was able to … Continue reading

messerschmidt, a sculptor a(head) of his time

  Franz Xaver Messerschmidt is not some cool “up and coming” contemporary artist churning out these fantastically expressive sculptures somewhere in a studio in the former East Berlin.  But you’re forgiven for thinking that.  His portrait busts are so wild … Continue reading

engaging with sorolla at sotheby’s new york

Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923) is a Spanish artist well known for his paintings depicting the people of his native Spain.  I recently included his monumental series –  “The Provinces of Spain” at the Hispanic Society in New York – … Continue reading

repurposing found objects in the artwork of Jac Leirner

  Conceptual Brazilian artist Jac Leirner (b. 1961) has been showing internationally since the 1990s but I have a feeling she is about to explode into the realm of the mega artist.  In the next 10 years, I see her … Continue reading

one of today’s most collectible artists

Imran Qureshi (b. 1972) has exploded onto the world stage this year – he was named Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year for 2013, he was commissioned by the MET Museum in New York for their annual roof garden display, … Continue reading

curiosities designed for modern home decor

Art of the Curious, a collaboration between storied London Old Master paintings dealer Colnaghi and Munich’s Kunstkammer Georg Laue aims to help modern collectors recreate a version of the fabled Renaissance Kunstkammers – rooms chuck full of priceless art, treasures … Continue reading

the last photos of Marilyn Monroe to cause collector feeding frenzy

Photography is one of the hottest trends in collecting today, and it’s not hard to see why.  Freeman’s auction house in Philadelphia is getting the fall season off to a great start with their sale on September 10th.  Here, just … Continue reading