Skip to comments.Picasso, Giacometti poised to set records at NYC auctions
Posted on 05/01/2015 10:19:03 AM PDT by C19fan
New York City's spring art auctions get underway Tuesday with exceptional pieces by Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Vincent Van Gogh and others whose work continues to fuel a robust market for impressionist, modern and contemporary art.
Picasso's "Women of Algiers (Version O)," estimated to bring over $140 million, is poised to become the most expensive artwork sold at auction, while Giacometti's "Pointing Man" could set an auction record for a sculpture if bidding soars to an expected $130 million.
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She said impressionist and modern artworks continue to corner the market because "they are beautiful, accessible and a proven value ... the works epitomize the conservative, moneyed establishment."
From subversive to establishment.
There are online sites that claim they will do hand painted faithful reproductions of works or art. Anybody used one of those sites?
Wow! I didn’t think Pablo and Giaco were still around, never mind about poised.
“When I am alone with myself, I have not the courage to think of myself as an artist in the great and ancient sense of the term. Giotto, Titan, Rembrandt and Goya were great painters.
I am only a PUBLIC ENTERTAINER who has understood his times and has exhausted, as best he could, the imbecility, the vanity, the cupidity of his contemporaries. Mine is a bitter confession, and more painful than it may appear, but it has the merit of being sincere.”-Pablo Picasso
“And Der Fuehrer, What an painter! He could do a whole apartment in one afternoon! TWO COATS!”-From THE PRODUCERS
The collectors, the art dealers and the egg-head liberal art schools/departments are ones proclaiming that Picasso's later modern works have artistic merit. They are trying to uphold the value of their collections, livelihoods and reputations as art "experts" in order to keep the gravy train alive. After all, there is still a lot more Picasso modern art junk pieces to sell.
I know Francoise Gilot, the mother of two of Picasso's sons (and widow of Jonas Salk) and I can tell you that the Picasso family is extremely business oriented with his art. They have been managing his legacy very aggressively, with a team of lawyers who will fight anything that hurts the image. They have done very well for the heirs.
My comment was poking fun at the headline grammar.
I figured as much... just putting in my 2 cents on how well the Picasso family manages the legacy. Many families of artists blow it in this regard.
Did you ever see the documentary film F FOR FAKE narrated by Orson Wells? Well worth watching, but watch out! A part of that documentary is also a FAKE, just to show how easy it is.
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