Turtleneck by Andrew Wyeth

American realist painter Andrew Wyeth died today at age 91. He was considered to be one of the greatest contemporary painters in the US. In memory of Wyeth, see below his painting titled “Turtleneck”, which sold in 2007 for $1,105,000 Turtleneck – Andrew Wyeth – sold at Sotheby’s […]

By | 2009-01-16T19:54:29-06:00 January 16th, 2009|Arts|0 Comments

Portrait of Arturo Lopez-Willshaw

Alexander Evgenievich Yakovlev's painting titled "Portrait of Arturo Lopez-Willshaw" was bought for 713,250 GBP ($1,097,049) during the Russian Art Evening auction at Sotheby's. More about Yakovlev on Wikipedia

By | 2008-11-30T22:54:07-06:00 November 30th, 2008|Arts|1 Comment

“Vendedora de flores” by Alfredo Ramos Martinez sold for $937,000

$937,000 was paid at Christie's Latin American Sale event on May 29 for Alfredo Ramos Martinez's painting, the "Vendedora de flores"From the auction's lot notes:"Recurring in Alfredo Ramos Martínez's California period paintings(1930-1946), the images of woman as flower bearer, flower vendor andparticipant in ritual offerings, or woman as a classical andmythological entity, seem to define the shift in his Californiapaintings to Mexican themes. Yet, these images of woman as metaphor hadalready appeared in his [...]

By | 2008-06-01T19:21:29-06:00 June 1st, 2008|Arts|0 Comments

Tres Personajes by Rufino Tamayo ($1,049,000)

According to, Rufino Tamayo's painting, the "Tres Pesonajes" was sold for $1,049,000. The painting was stolen some 20 years ago and found dumped on the street in Manhattan. For more information on the background story, see these sources: Brooklyn Days New York Times

By | 2008-04-30T11:44:45-06:00 April 30th, 2008|Arts|12 Comments
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