If proponents of legislation get their way, some living artists may be able to get paid more than once for their work. I first became familiar with the effort through Clayton Pennington’s editorial in the February Maine Antiques Digest. Living visual artists could also financially when a work is sold, and when it’s resold. I […]
More than 250 works will be auctioned on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 through David Dike Fine Art. As always, it is an event in which a phenomenal Texas art sale of the year attracts one of the biggest crowd of Texas Art collectors, sometimes from as far as Bayou city and San Antonio. On Saturday, […]
When the first modern art gallery in Texas opened in 1950, Betty Blake, the owner of Betty Maclean Gallery, struggled. “I worked like a dog but I still didn’t sell much,” she told the Dallas Morning News (March 28, 2012) “People in Dallas then would rather buy Cadillacs!” Yet she considered the art scenes in […]
Dan Sutherland’s current solo show “SEEM” at Moody Gallery consists of mostly small oil paintings and graphite drawings. They echo our experience in which the extraordinary visual cognition bound to our fragmented memory. From afar, they possess the dynamics and elasticity of a sculpture. (In particular, the tightly controlled spatial relationship reminds me of papier-mâché […]
The next generation of buyers, living in a virtual world, is more conversant with Instagram or Twitter than TV programs. It is true that there will always be buyers for antiques, high or low; but without a solid base of general interests, dealers will fight an uphill battle of selling slow-moving merchandise on top of incremental show cost
William Gerdts, in his book For Beauty and For Truth, told the story of how he amassed his extraordinary collection of American still life paintings. One of his sub-specialization is to collect still lifes by artists who normally did not paint them. In the 1960’s, he was offered two still life paintings by David Johnson […]
On the night of January 11 when dozens of Dallas galleries (most in the Design District) had their openings, the crowds were excited to see what was offered from the new exhibitions of the new year, likely only to discover the same mixed-bag feeling as I had. I was momentarily confused when I made my […]
Visitors will later encounter a dozen or so luminous beach scene paintings in one room. In them, the extraordinary light from Valencia, San Sebastián or Biarritz fills canvases with magic and joys as if the brilliance of the Mediterranean sun not only has dazzled our eyes but also induced our senses of sound, smell and touch (of ocean breeze), like in a daydream.