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Art Collectors' Conversation

This is a paraphrased summary of an event hosted by the Fort Collins Lincoln Center in conjunction with the Artist Studio Tour and Sale, held June 25-28, 2015… 806 more words


Heads up: Masterpieces from the Hermitage, NGV 31 July-8 November, 2015

More than 500 works from the collection of Russian Empress Catherine the Great will travel to Australia in July. Collected during her reign (1762-1796) the exhibition includes works from artists such as Rembrandt, Velasquez, Rubens and Titian and examples of Van Dyck, Snyders, Teniers and Hals. 150 more words

National Gallery Of Victoria

New and Continuing Must-See Art Exhibitions in Fairfax, Virginia

I am thrilled to see and be a part of so much local art happening in Northern Virginia. Suburbia is fast becoming the place to see and experience a fascinating variety of thoughtful, innovative, edgy, and avant-garde art. 574 more words


Art collecting began as a flirtation and became a passion

In 1993, I was dating one of Rush Limbaugh’s bodyguards. He was visiting from Manhattan and we toured Hearst Castle one afternoon.  We drove into the artist’s colony of Cambria to find a place to eat. 305 more words


What you'll find here.

Thoughts, musings, and quotes about bipolar disorder, Alzheimer’s, tobacco addiction, art and collecting, and life’s daily travails. As Duncan Phillips wrote about his book, The Artist Sees Differently, so too about my blog, “With those who cherish independence for themselves and who recognize it as the right of all, who love people not collectively and in the abstract nor because they belong to a chosen group but individually and with decided preferences, yet none the less who try to be tolerant and who passionately believe that art is of profound importance precisely because it reveals different purposes and qualities, different boundaries and directions of the human mind which we should know and enjoy knowing, with all my friends of this old-fashioned, never-failing philosophy I can count upon indulgence and even approval for my book. 8 more words


Kid Lit Zooms at Auction: Do You Have a Masterpiece on the Nursery Bookshelf?

All aboard the Hogwarts Express!

Tomorrow, June 4, Sotheby’s will feature a unique sale that includes a wide selection of children’s books and illustrated works. Among the highlights — check your bookshelf — is a  878 more words