Art Squared, Tour This Weekend

This Friday and Saturday explore the Design Zone and Penn Avenue during Art Squared , a weekend of art featuring new art exhibits and studio tours on August 3 and 4. The weekend of art kicks off on Friday evening, August 3, with Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn. Various galleries in the Penn Avenue Arts […]


In the upcoming auction by Barridoff, one of Gastave Courbet’s landscape works is estimated between $30,000 to $50,000. Thus another painting offered on ebay which is attributed to him draws my attention. It does bear a signature, which looks like Courbet. Unfortunately, that’s all it appears to share with other Courbet works. The seller copied […]

The Story Behind the Plum Painting

The antique shopping trip to Canonsburg was on a warm winter Sunday afternoon. We’ve stopped at almost every antique store there and decided to finish the last one which was in the same block with the other two we’d just visited. The scale of antique stores in Canonsburg outweighs the size of the town because […]

Top 200 Art Collectors

The top 200 art collectors can be found here. If you count how many are pursuing contemporary and modern art, you won’t be surprised to see new records in the upcoming corresponding auctions.

Figure Drawing at Watercolors Gallery

Artists of all skill levels are Welcome to draw or paint from a live model. Beginning on Thursday, August 2nd 2007, we will meet at Watercolors Gallery (downtown Pittsburgh – Cultural District) on most Thursday evenings plus one Tuesday evening per month. The session is 3 hours (6:30pm to 9:30pm) and a minimum donation of […]

Why Dont’ Antiques Sell?

Antique dealers come and go. Under normal conditions, it is not surprising to see big red “For Sale” sign in front of some small antique shops. But recently, the antique business, at least at the low end, has seen a quick downfall as some big antique malls have been shuttered locally and elsewhere. Why has […]

The Museum Talk: Masters of American Drawings and Watercolors: Foundations of the Collection, 1904–1922 at Carnegie Museum of Art

The current special exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art provides a rare opportunity to view 75 American drawing and watercolors collected by the first director of Carnegie Institute of Art (John Beatty) during the first two decades of the 20th century. Based on a museum conservator’s comment, ideally paper works should not be exposed under […]