George Inness At Auction

This past weekend saw two paintings by George Inness at auction, one with a Pittsburgh connection. The first was offered by Fontain’s Auctions in Massachusetts and sold for $10,000, exceeding the estimate of $5,000-$6,000. The price would seem very reasonable. We wrote to ask for a condition report and found that there was much inpainting […]

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things

As I was walking through a painting gallery over the weekend, a friend asked me if I had a favorite artist. It’s not a question that brings an easy answer. It would be almost as hard for me to tell you my favorite color, though I may come up with one. I don’t generally see […]

Cropsey Red

Fall is a good time to go out and look for “Cropsey Red.” Not just any red leaves, but the red that clings to the trunk resulting from vines that turn red and result in red structural center in a fall tree. Fall was also a good time for a drive to the National Gallery […]

The Warhol Economy, by Elizabeth Currid

Book review by Eric Miller At the time he turned forty the painter Martin Johnson Heade had yet to produce a distinguished painting. In 1859 he rented a studio in New York ‘s Tenth Street Studio building and changed his fate. His contact with other members of the Hudson River School radically improved his work. […]

Two Gallery Walks, One Weekend

Sewickley Gallery WalkWhere: SewickleyWhen: Sept 14, Friday, 6-9 PMWebsite: Shadyside Art FestivalWhere: ShadysideWhen: Sept 14-16Website:

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 […]