Category: Art
25 Posts
POSTED ON October 31, 2013 BY Kate Bellringer

One of the perks of being an art appraiser in Vancouver is getting access to some of the most expensive homes in the country; but if there is one thing I have learned as an appraiser, it is that money and good taste do not go hand in hand. I’ve lost count of the number… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 27, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

Rolling Stone reports that musician Lou Reed passed away earlier today in New York City at the age of 71 after receiving a liver transplant earlier this year. Introduced to us several years ago by our brother Adam Humphreys, Mr. Reed has been one of our most appreciated artists ever since. Here are some of… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 05, 2013 BY Joseph Staples

I was forwarded an interesting read on a different way to look at art buying, focused on the younger generation of contemporary artists rather than the Old Master painters and “blue chip artists” like Richter or Picasso. Chad Loweth doesn’t suggest spending $300,000 to $3,000,000 on a few high valued (or often “overvalued” according to… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 10, 2013 BY CEOEditor

In one of the most significant gifts in the history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the philanthropist and cosmetics tycoon Leonard A. Lauder has promised the institution his collection of 78 Cubist paintings, drawings and sculptures. A Billion-Dollar Gift Gives the Met a New Perspective (Cubist) | New York Times

POSTED ON March 12, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

Check out this incredible 3D Tour of the Sistine Chapel. Turn up your speakers for the full experience… Source: Vatican

POSTED ON March 11, 2013 BY Brandon Gorrell

In the film Amedeus (1984), protagonist Austrian court composer Antonio Salieri describes the antagonist of the film — Mozart — as having both the voice of God and an unseemly, juvenile temperament. What Salieri means by “the voice of God” is Mozart’s totally integrated ability to produce innovative, beautiful music that somehow makes sense on… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 08, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

A new post by my brother Adam Humphreys at Thought Catalog. How To Get Scalped — Thought Catalog (@ThoughtCatalog) March 6, 2013   Reminds me of this:

POSTED ON March 07, 2013 BY Brandon Gorrell

Born in 1928 in Pittsburgh to a pair of Slovakian immigrants, Andy Warhol was a controversial artist who became a leader in the pop art movement. Known for his painting, printmaking, photography, persona, film, and music, Warhol introduced a new paradigm to art culture. He pioneered in something like experimental artistic entrepreneurialism, which, among others,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 04, 2013 BY Reid McKay

Remembering one of Canada’s greats who died nineteen years ago today. It was nineteen years ago today that John Candy passed away in his sleep from a heart attack while filming a movie in Durango, Mexico. Appearing in over 40 films, John led an illustrious career, becoming one of Canada’s most successful entertainers. Born in… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 01, 2013 BY Joseph Staples

For most of us, the auction house doesn’t really inspire excitement. I think of old dead work and old people. Kate Bellringer, who runs the contemporary art section of Maynard’s Fine Art department, is the exact kind of person to change that image. Young, enthusiastic, intelligent and honest, she made me want to start paying… Continue Reading

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