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The 2021 LACMA gala will honour Kehinde Wiley, Amy Sherald and Steven Spielberg

Harpers Bazaar 27 Jul 2021
Best-known for his canvases rendering Black figures in the form of Old Master paintings, Wiley depicts Barack Obama seated against a vibrant backdrop of meaningful flowers, from jasmine (referencing the President’s childhood state of Hawaii) to African blue lilies (signifying Obama’s Kenyan patrimony).
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THOMPSON: Art collecting by wealthy rarely a pretty sight

Info News 19 Jul 2021
While most of my painting has involved two coats on a bedroom wall, I’ve studied and appreciated fine art for decades ... painting for $700,000 ... Museums used to be the primary purchasers of paintings by old masters…leading artists of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
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Gallery says ‘yes’ to help artful suitor propose

The Times/The Sunday Times 16 Jul 2021
A Spaniard proposed by replacing the description card under an old master painting in Edinburgh with a heartfelt message to his girlfriend.
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Tiny Leonardo da Vinci sketch fetches $12m

Shenzhen Daily 13 Jul 2021
The international head of Christie’s Old Master drawings department, Stijn Alsteens, described the work as “small but magnificent.” ... Rider,” which sold for over US$11.2 million in 2001 — though the price tag fell well short of the current auction record for an Old Master drawing.
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'The Blue Boy' for 'A Bird': The Joseph Wright painting at the center of a ...

Finger Lakes Times 13 Jul 2021
Wright painted it in 1768, when he was 34 ... A who's who of nine international conservators of European Old Master paintings, meeting at the Huntington in 2018, warned against letting the iconic Gainsborough travel, asserting the risk of potential structural damage to the fragile, 250-year-old canvas.
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‘The Blue Boy’ for ‘A Bird’: The Joseph Wright painting at the center of a ...

The Los Angeles Times 13 Jul 2021
Wright painted it in 1768, when he was 34 ... A who’s who of nine international conservators of European Old Master paintings, meeting at the Huntington in 2018, warned against letting the iconic Gainsborough travel, asserting the risk of potential structural damage to the fragile, 250-year-old canvas.
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Like Goya, a ‘renegade’: exploring Bob Thompson’s high-octane challenges to Western art

The Art Newspaper 12 Jul 2021
As a Black artist creating at the height of the civil rights movement, Thompson had wrestled early on with expectations that he chronicle the daily African-American experience in his paintings ...Don't ever look for your solutions from contemporaries—look at Old Masters.” ... “It feels like a manifesto painting of sorts.
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Art collection of late bookmaker Barney Eastwood fetches over £14m

Belfast Telegraph 12 Jul 2021
The collection went for a total of £14,187,750 for 30 pieces collected over 50 years, showing the late businessman’s great love of equestrian painting and Irish art ... The deputy chairman of Old Master and British Paintings John Stainton and the head of Modern British and Irish Art Nicholas Orchard said the works rightly generated plenty of interest.
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Painter Julia Bright’s seascapes bring the wonder of coastal living to Loveland Public Library

Daily Camera 09 Jul 2021
Boulder-based artist Julia Bright switched from painting primarily still lifes and started creating ocean scenes during the pandemic ... So, I decided to paint it ... I painted and sketched on the beach ... I use old master painting methods and materials, painting with hand-ground oil paints and mediums on hand-made archival birch panels.
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Feedback: Let ‘The Blue Boy’ have his safe sojourn to London

The Los Angeles Times 09 Jul 2021
The 2018 panel of conservators he cites met to study the painting’s condition and to recommend a course of conservation treatment for it ... These were individuals from pre-eminent North American museums, all having similar collections and extensive experience with Old Master paintings.
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England may be through to the Euro finals, but Sotheby's Old Master paintings sale scores ...

The Art Newspaper 08 Jul 2021
Alex Bell, co-chairman worldwide of Sotheby’s Old Master paintings department, agreed with this sentiment when reflecting on the sale (and dragged away from the football) ... Edoardo Roberti, senior director of Old Master paintings, added ... But the Old Master market is not one where people think, oh that artist is hot right now, so I’ll sell my painting.
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Head of a bear sets new record for a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, selling ...

The Art Newspaper 08 Jul 2021
... solely dedicated to Old Master Drawings, notably Raphael’s Head of a muse, included in the Old Master Paintings Evening Sale of December 2009, and six sheets from Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo’s Punchinello series, included in the Old Master Paintings Evening Sale of December 2019.".
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Bellotto's view of Verona sells for record £10.5m at Christie's Old Master sale in London

The Art Newspaper 08 Jul 2021
Tonight's evening auction at Christie's in London has probably renewed some faith in the Old Master paintings market after a fairly dire sale at Sotheby's last night ... for a record €3.6m (€4.3m with fees)—the most expensive Old Master painting ever sold at a German auction house.
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When the US was accused of ‘plundering’ Berlin’s museums

The Art Newspaper 07 Jul 2021
Paintings, Politics and the Monuments Men ... Eisenhower’s decision to bring 202 Old Masters paintings from Berlin’s state museums to the US, allegedly for safekeeping ... The operation was largely successful for a huge number of works, but Berlin’s finest Old Masters had a different fate.
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