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Zoey Frank:  Connections and Changes

Zoey Frank: Connections and Changes

For the gallery owner, agreeing to represent a young artist must be a decision filled with anxiety.  Young artists, after all, are not yet established – neither in terms of routine sales, nor in terms of aesthetic style.  If the gallery ... Read More »

Artistacon: A Convention for Aspiring Artists

Artistacon: A Convention for Aspiring Artists

While artists Chris Kotsakis and Enrico Botta were hanging out in the artist alleys of various Comic Conventions around the country, they noticed something:  most of the people visiting the alley were lost.  They were not lost in a physical sense, ... Read More »

At Auction: Bonhams – 19th Century European, Victorian and British Impressionist Art

At Auction: Bonhams – 19th Century European, Victorian and British Impressionist Art

It is almost Autumn, which means the biannual sales of 19th Century European Art will soon be coming to the major auction houses around the globe.  The first to open is the Christie’s sale in London on September 8th, which is ... Read More »

Illustration Magazine #53

Illustration Magazine #53

I have recommended to everyone before to subscribe to Illustration Magazine.  For anyone who loves illustration, this is the periodical to get.  Sure, at $15 an issue, it is expensive, but it is of top quality with each issue featuring ... Read More »

At Auction:  The 2016 James D. Julia End of Summer Sale

At Auction: The 2016 James D. Julia End of Summer Sale

The James D. Julia Auction House of Fairfield, Maine, has been in business for nearly 50 years, and this year’s end of season auction is, they claim, their best ever.  Having looked through the nearly 1,900 lots up for bid, ... Read More »

At Auction:  Sotheby’s Irish Art

At Auction: Sotheby’s Irish Art

Sotheby’s London will be offering a sale this September dedicated fully to Ireland and her artists.  With works ranging in date from the early 19th century, right up until 2016, a wide variety of styles can be seen among the ... Read More »

ABCs of Art:  “G” is for “Gray,” or is it “Grey?”

ABCs of Art: “G” is for “Gray,” or is it “Grey?”

For many of us, the difference between “gray” and “grey” is roughly 4,250 miles – or the distance between the United States, where “gray” is the preferred spelling, and the United Kingdom, where “grey” predominates.  It is not a matter of semantics, but ... Read More »

At Auction:  Sports, Comics, Comic Art, Animation, Illustration Art

At Auction: Sports, Comics, Comic Art, Animation, Illustration Art

Amidst the 672 lots coming up for bid at Philip Weiss Auctions’ next sale, there can be found quite a variety of items.  There are baseball cards, movie posters, golf clubs, autographed football helmets, photographs, baseball bats, footballs, bobbleheads, jerseys, pennants, ... Read More »

Gabriel Weisberg Lecture and Book:  The New 19th Century

Gabriel Weisberg Lecture and Book: The New 19th Century

Dr. Gabriel P. Weisberg is one of my favorites when it comes to authors and curators of 19th Century Academic Art.  I own a copy of every book (as well as copies of most articles) he has written, and one book in particular, ... Read More »

At Auction:  Christie’s 19th Century European Art, London

At Auction: Christie’s 19th Century European Art, London

I suppose I suffer under my own delusions of what purpose art auctions serve.  Sure, I understand that they are for the buying and selling of artworks, but as I am not one who can afford to collect these works ... Read More »