Toulouse-Lautrec’s Spectacles of Paris in the Queen City

For the first time, the Cincinnati Art Museum will display its entire collection of forty-three prints and eight posters by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, including the poster Cyclist Michael, which went through extensive conservation in order to be included in Toulouse-Lautrec and the Spectacles of Paris. Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) came to artistic maturity as color lithography was gaining acceptance and posters were transforming the streets […]

The Photographic Intersection of Science and Art Explored at Nelson-Atkins

A new photography exhibit opening soon at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art features works that date from the 1850s to the present day and explores the many ways photography has expanded our centuries-old fascination with the marvelous, unusual, unexpected, exotic, extraordinary or rare. Opening in September, Cabinet of Curiosities: Photography & Specimens presents items as […]

Prints by Major Contemporary American Artists Featured in New Exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

The exhibition “Multiplicity” features contemporary prints from the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum that embrace many styles, techniques and approaches with which artists have worked over the past several decades. “Multiplicity” is on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum from Nov. 11 throughMarch 11, 2012. The exhibition is organized by Joann Moser, senior […]

The Haight-Ashbury Collection of original hand-crafted psychedelic art at Heritage Auctions

The Haight-Ashbury Collection of original hand-crafted psychedelic art, original 1960s rock posters, including original work by the biggest names in the genre – artists Rick Griffin, Alton Kelley, Stanley Mouse, David Singer and Victor Moscoso, among the many – will be offered as part of Heritage Auctions’ July 29 Signature Music & Entertainment Memorabilia Auction […]

Gil Elvgren’s ‘Gay Nymph’ sets World’s Record $286,000 in $3.4 million Heritage Auctions

The power and depth of the Charles Martignette Collection of Illustration Art continued to exert its influence on May 4 in the form of Gil Elvgren’s Gay Nymph, 1947, which brought $286,800 – a World’s Record price for the artist – against a $60,000+ pre-auction estimate–in Heritage Auctions’ $3.409+ million Signature New York Illustration Art […]

Map Collecting is Affordable, But for Who?

Map dealer Graham Arader of Arader Galleries tells Tom Keene on Bloomberg News today there’s no middle class left in the U.S. that’s collecting.  Moreover, “there’s no upper middle class left, it’s only the wealthy collectors that are moving this market.” The appearance was promoted with the question of whether it’s a good time to […]