An Explosion of Thought

Several museums in the United States have an example of Rodin’s The Thinker. There’s the Nelson-Atkins in Kansas City, The Rodin Museum in Philadelphia, as well as examples in Louisville, Baltimore and California. More than 20 monumental-sized bronze casts of the sculpture are in museums around the world. In addition, there are sculptures of different […]

Picasso’s Guernica Tapestry on loan from Rockefeller Jr. at San Antonio Museum of Art

Nelson A. Rockefeller Jr. has loaned the San Antonio Museum of Art a tapestry of Picasso’s Guernica from his family’s private collection. The tapestry is now hanging in the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Latin American Art at the museum. Rockefeller traveled to San Antonio this week for the formal unveiling. Seventy-five years ago, Picasso […]

At 23rd Street Armory Show, Dealers Shed Light on What’s Hot in Americana

Patina Mania is not enough for describing the dominant theme in the 23rd Street Armory Show. The obsession with surface and paint has already stirred up interest and prices in many folk art areas, such as dower chests or weathervanes; now dealers must prove that collect-ability and bargains can still co-exist, in an antique show. At the […]

Something to Scream About

Move over Picasso, with a pre-sale estimate of $80 million, Edvard Munch’s The Scream, became the highest-priced artwork to ever sell at auction during Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale. This version of the iconic masterpiece achieved $119,922,500 million. Painted between 1893 and 1910, the works show an agonized figure against a red sky.  The National Gallery, Oslo holds one of two […]