Art and Artifice
Last updated May 10, 2022
Jan Davidsz de Heem – Bouquet of Flowers 1674 [detail]
Andy Warhol’s, “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn” just broke the 20th C art sale record at Christie’s ~ $195 Million. Warhol and Marilyn Monroe really were a match made in pop Heaven. pic.twitter.com/wcEi8rpt6C
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Detail of Flowers and Leaves Diamond, Gold and Platinum. Collection Mrs Paul mellon at the VMFA Museum.
Canova sculpture found in garden
A marble statue that sat in a British garden for decades has been identified as a long-lost work of Italian sculptor Antonio Canova... It is expected to sell for between $6.5 million to $10.5 million, said the auction house Christie's.
Story at Yahoo News
Bored security guard draws on top of Anna Leporskaya’s Three Figures
"The guard allegedly took out a ballpoint pen and drew eyes on two of the three faceless figures in the piece of art because he was “bored”. His desire to do something other than defend the gallery’s artworks from similar mischief cost him his job."
"....Anna Leporskaya’s Three Figures was painted between 1932 and 1934, and had been insured for 75m roubles (A$1.3m, £740,000). It was on display as part of an abstract art exhibition at the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center in Ekaterinburg..."
I was at the Delaware Museum of Fine Art, late 1990s, saw that someone (probably a student from a field trip group) had drawn pencil figures on top of a Dante Gabriel Rossetti painting in the museum's Pre-Raphaelite Gallery.
Detail: Rembrandt Lucretia 1664
Detail of pearl jewelry on Lucretia, painting by Rembrandt, 1664
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