STREET now open! Chicago | Los Angeles | Miami | New York | San Francisco | Santa Fe
Amsterdam | Berlin | Brussels | London | Paris | São Paulo | Toronto | China | India | Worldwide
 
New York

Reed V. Horth

www.robinrile.com/blog
HISTORY’S WEALTHIEST PEOPLE AND MOST EXPENSIVE ART  
Posted 2/21/14

By Reed V. Horth, for CBPMag.com and Robin Rile Fine Art The New Yorker’s award-winning columnist Malcolm Gladwell posits in his 2008 book “Outliers: The Story of Success” that, today’s world’s wealthiest man, Mr. Carlos Slim Helú, ranks only as #31 on the all-time scale of wealthiest human in recorded history. Only. As of 2008, Mexico’s Carlos Slim Helú had $72.4B USD (2014 rank #1 at $73B). A significant sum to be sure. However this tota... [more]

What is it with “Artists” destroying other Artist’s Work these days?  
Posted 2/21/14

By Reed V. Horth, for Robin Rile Fine Art On February 16, 2014, Miami Artist Maximo Caminero casually walked into the brand-new Pérez Art Museum Miami, picked up a $1M vase by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, and smashed it to the ground in an apparent protest. What is it with artists destroying other people’s work these days? "Colored Vases", Ai Weiwei, 2006-2012 Courtesy of Craig O'Neil via Miami New Times Mr. Caminero told Michael E. Miller, of The Miami New Times, “I did i... [more]

“Infants of the Same Species”: Washington National Cathedral and Frederick E. Hart  
Posted 1/31/14

By Reed V. Horth, for CBPMag.com and Robin Rile Fine Art Michelangelo was 24 years old when he completed his “Pietà” in 1499. Oh, if only I were so accomplished by the same age. Michelangelo (Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, 6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564) installed his most perfect sculpture within the Vatican walls in the dead of night, helped by laborers who refused payment as they felt blessed to place such a masterpiece. Unsigned, Michelangelo late... [more]

THE MONUMENTS MEN AND OUR TREK TO SEE MADONNA  
Posted 1/31/14

By Reed V. Horth, for CBPMag.com and Robin Rile Fine Art “It used to be called plundering. But today things have become more humane. In spite of that, I intend to plunder, and to do it thoroughly” ~Reichmarshall Hermann Goering, August 6, 1942 Call us Bohemian, if you will. When my wife and I travel, we like to rent apartments in small-local communities, as opposed to luxurious hotels in heavily trafficked areas. This allows us to interact with locals and get to know what it i... [more]

The New York St. Regis and A Merry Old Soul  
Posted 1/31/14

By Reed V. Horth, for CBPMag.com and Robin Rile Fine Art When I was growing up, my parents were not “artsy” in the sense that we had a piano in the corner, took weekly trips to the local museum and collected Picassos. However, both were art-oriented in that they enjoyed art, stressed it in our family education and leaned to art as a vehicle to both educate my sister and I. I like to think that they saw value in broadening our cultural horizons beyond the small upstate New York... [more]

ART INVESTMENT LESSONS: THE FINAL WORD IS GUTS  
Posted 1/31/14

An actual letter sent to a client by Reed V. Horth, for Robin Rile Fine Art Dear B, Thank you for your email about “investment-level” artworks. Now, I will start by saying that art should not necessarily be bought solely for investment. While everyone’s motivations are different, as a collector myself, I feel there should be some element of passion (Call it pride, love, history or some other motivator) which triggers your purchase. The reason behind an element of pragmatism is... [more]

Peeling Back the Campbell's Soup Label: The Warhol I Never Knew  
Posted 10/10/13

By Reed V. Horth, for CBPMag.com and Robin Rile Fine Art “I have a fantasy about money: I’m walking down the street and I hear somebody say in a whisper ‘there goes the richest person in the world’” ~Andy Warhol The building is not at all what I expected. Perhaps I did not know precisely what to expect. One side of my brain expected a multi- colored eyesore that city commissions would have surely been bribed to accept. The other side of my brain had not actually formula... [more]

FREDERICK HART AND AUGUSTE RODIN: “MARTYRS OF MODERNDOM” (Part 1)  
Posted 9/10/13

TEXT © 2012 Reed V. Horth, for ROBIN RILE FINE ART Three sets of eyes drink in the sight of a veritable ocean of names. 58,195 names inscribed in inch tall letters typeset over the expanse of a wall that, while it starts minutely on one edge, expands to over 10 feet tall (3 m) at its apex. Its length is overwhelming, stretching for 246 feet (75 m) and it envelops the viewer as if it could drown us. Three sets of eyes keep vigil morning, noon and night, through winter’s harsh sno... [more]

The Unspoken Word: Vermeer’s “Girl with the Pearl Earring”  
Posted 8/22/13

By Reed V. Horth, Editor of Art for CBPMag.com reed@cbpmag.com She is small, demure and worth a fortune. Unblinking and thoughtful…. Serene, yet appearing as if she is prepared to speak. Her dewy skin glows palely beneath minute fissures which her age has gifted to her surface. Ever-young and ever-perfect is the vibrant innocence of the “Mona Lisa of the North”, better known as “The Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Dutch master Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675). Wha... [more]

PICASSO and JAY-Z: KINDRED SPIRITS?  
Posted 7/22/13

By Reed V. Horth, for CBP Magazine “I’m the modern day Pablo Picasso, baby” ~Jay-Z Spanish master Pablo Picasso died on 5 April, 1973, a little more than five months before I was born. Although over 92 years old when he passed, his vivaciousness and influence had not subsided and the world was still weeping for him when I was introduced to it. More than 40 years after his passing, his influence spans the lexicon of modern popular culture, including art, architecture, writing,... [more]

So You Want to be an Art Dealer? It's not as easy as you think.  
Posted 6/27/13

The Dandy and the Pilfered Picasso Article by Reed V. Horth, for CBP Magazine Washington, DC- June 24, 2013- The Department of Justice today restrained the 1909 Pablo Picasso painting “Compotier et tasse” – estimated to be worth $11.5 million – on behalf of the Italian government. This action follows an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The restraining order was obtained in response to an official request by the government o... [more]

PASSION and PRUDENCE in FINE ART BUYING  
Posted 6/18/13

Passion and Prudence in Fine Art Buying By Reed V. Horth, for CBP Magazine http://www.cbpmag.com/passion-and-prudence-in-fine-art-buying/ The Art of buying high-end Art combines equal parts pragmatism and lunacy. Meaning,  for someone to spend over $1M on something they ostensibly do not need, both the right and left sides of the brain must be functioning in tandem. Buyers must be pragmatic, as no one wishes to spend this type of money without some form of guarantee that what they are getti... [more]

How I embraced social media to build an international art business  
Posted 6/3/13

  Reed V. Horth tell how he uses social media to build business. From SOUTH FLORIDA BUSINESS JOURNAL. JUNE 1, 2013. http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2013/06/01/how-i-embraced-social-media-to-build.html?ana=twt&page=all Editor’s Note: “How I” are first-person accounts of how someone has met a business challenge. Art galleries have a traditional model of clients walking in, seeing a piece of art and making a purchase. In 1996, my f... [more]

Mercado de Imóveis e de Arte em alta em Miami  
Posted 11/19/12

From: http://passportmiami.com/customers/detail/1058 evento especial Mercado de Imóveis e de Arte em alta em Miami by Reed Horth posted November 16, 2012   De 6 a 9 de dezembro de 2012, a Exposição Art Basel de Miami Beach, o maior evento da temporada, aterrissará no sul da Flórida. A décima primeira edição da Art Basel de Miami Beach atrairá os colecionadores de arte mais importantes de todo o mundo. A chegada da Art Basel de Miami Beach é um bom momento para comparar o potenci... [more]

Frederick Hart and Auguste Rodin, “Adam”  
Posted 11/9/12

From: http://robinrile.com/blog/?p=1872 TEXT © 2012 Reed V. Horth, for ROBIN RILE FINE ART French master Auguste Rodin’s path to notoriety came at a time when his counterparts and classmates were already conducting retrospectives of their work. He was, in the classical sense, a “late bloomer”. After continued rejection from the Academie des Beaux-Arts (Salon) in Paris, Rodin became despondent that his career would be as anything other than a craftsperson and stone-cutter to his better-known master Alb... [more]

Frederick Hart and the legacy of Rodin (part of a series)  
Posted 10/24/12

From: http://robinrile.com/blog/?p=1795 (L to R) Frederick Hart (American 1943-1999) Torsos: Male (1994) Bronze, Edition of 12, Dimensions: 39” x 16” x 9”, Torsos: Female (1991) Bronze, Edition of 12, Dimensions: 41” x 14” x 12”. By Reed V. Horth, for ROBIN RILE FINE ART   “One senses the figures as passing by the tree line and, caught in the presence of the wall, turning to gaze upon it almost as a vision.”~ Frederick Hart.   While examining new interpretations of classical themes, Freder... [more]

Frederick Hart and Auguste Rodin, “Marytrs of Moderndom” (Part 1)  
Posted 10/12/12

From: http://robinrile.com/blog/?p=1817 TEXT © 2012 Reed V. Horth, for ROBIN RILE FINE ART Three sets of eyes drink in the sight of a veritable ocean of names. 58,195 names inscribed in inch tall letters typeset over the expanse of a wall that, while it starts minutely on one edge, expands to over 10 feet tall (3 m) at its apex. Its length is overwhelming, stretching for 246 feet (75 m) and it envelops the viewer as if it could drown us. Three sets of eyes keep vigil morning, noon and nigh... [more]

Salvador Dali, Crime & Time  
Posted 10/12/12

From http://robinrile.com/blog/?p=1767 Blog by Reed V. Horth for robinrile.com A good story…. A few years ago, we were approached by a family in the UK who had consigned seven Salvador Dali sculptures to a gallery owner in Sarasota. The owner was a 90 year old veteran who had invested a great deal of money in these works as a sort of retirement savings. His hopes were to sell the sculptures and live out his twilight years in a measure of comfort with the proceeds. After months of not receivi... [more]

Curatorial Interior Design  
Posted 8/10/12

By Reed V. Horth for Robin Rile Fine Art www.robinrile.com I have often been asked over the past many years, “What is a private curator?” What they mean is, curating is most often associated with museums and galleries. Very little concentration is often paid to the curation of our own private residences although these are the museums we most often see. As homeowners, we pay a great deal of attention to the finishes, furniture, wall and fabric textures, flooring and lighting, but artwork is s... [more]

POP Art and the Enduring Nature of HOPE  
Posted 4/10/12

From: http://robinrile.com/blog By Reed V. Horth, for ROBIN RILE FINE ART POP Art was a movement which was borne out of the angst of the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. The world was changing before our eyes and POP was the anti-establishment and is eminently opposed to the “elitism” which permeated much of academic art in prior years. It was purposefully juxtaposed to what was conformist or fit neatly into the box of what “Art” is. Utilizing aspects of mass culture (i.e. advertisements, comic... [more]

The Fine Art of Art Speculation and Investing  
Posted 4/3/12

From: http://robinrile.com/blog/?p=1349 An excerpt from an actual email to a family I consult with… By Reed V. Horth for www.robinrile.com Dear M & J, First, thank you so much for your kind note about the 60 Minutes special about the present state of the art market, specifically contemporary art. I watched the clip online and I too found it fantastically intriguing. In fact, I have spent the past several years researching art as investment and have worked very hard to locate works as undervalued... [more]

DALIMiami 2012  
Posted 1/10/12

DaliMiami 2012 (March 7-11, 2012) Dalí Miami is a celebration of perhaps the most extraordinary contributor to the art world of the 20th Century, Spanish Master Salvador Dalí. (1904-1989) This first-of-its-kind exhibit will take place March 7th -11th in Miami’s own architectural gem, The Moore Building in our Design District. The museum-level collection will feature over 200 originals, prints, object d’art and editioned sculptures spanning the broad gamut of Dalí‘s prolific career. Salvador Dalí is considered... [more]

Newde, Nude, Nood… The works of E. Jones  
Posted 1/5/12

From http://robinrile.com/blog/?p=1121 By Reed V. Horth, for Robin Rile Fine Art While visiting a restaurant in Western Florida several years ago, we were enraptured by some of the art shown on the walls. Curious as we always are about original art, we inquired to the waitress about who the artist was and how to get in touch with him.  She said he was a raving drunk, and would never call us back even if we had cash to spend, which we did. Understanding that we may be barking up the wrong tree w... [more]

Pop Artist in Miami Cries (Well, that’s part of the story)  
Posted 12/12/11

By Reed V. Horth for Robin Rile Fine Art (www.robinrile.com) It is usually not good when you see your friends cry. However, there are exceptions in all things. This past weekend, I happened to have seen a wonderful example of this fact illustrated in living color. In summer 2011, my wife Kat and I had the pleasure of getting to know a Pop artist in Madrid (Spain) named dEmo (Eladio de Mora). While walking from our neighborhood in Retiro to our favorite restaurant in Chueca, Kat noticed a s... [more]

Pop Artist in Miami Cries (Well, that’s part of the story)  
Posted 12/12/11

By Reed V. Horth for Robin Rile Fine Art (www.robinrile.com) It is usually not good when you see your friends cry. However, there are exceptions in all things. This past weekend, I happened to have seen a wonderful example of this fact illustrated in living color. In summer 2011, my wife Kat and I had the pleasure of getting to know a Pop artist in Madrid (Spain) named dEmo (Eladio de Mora). While walking from our neighborhood in Retiro to our favorite restaurant in Chueca, Kat noticed a s... [more]

Cuban Master Sergio Ruiz (1922-2010)  
Posted 9/21/11

From: http://robinrile.com/blog/?p=733 For Robin Rile Fine Art Sergio Ruiz was born in Las Villas, Cuba in 1922.  He participated in more than 50 exhibitions worldwide, both individually and collectively in: Cuba, Spain, Venezuela, the United States and Japan.  As a young man he dedicated four years to the study of art at ‘La Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, San Alejandro’, La Habana, Cuba.  Sergio left Cuba in 1963, and relocated to Madrid, Spain, where he spent four years of his life.  Thi... [more]

Venice and other Exhibitionist Tendencies  
Posted 9/7/11

From: http://robinrile.com/blog/?p=714 by Reed V. Horth, for ROBIN RILE FINE ART “Don’t you guys have any other jackets?” I asked of my friends and crew members Ike and Sam as they lifted a six foot bronze reproduction of Auguste Rodin’s “Eve” into our rented U-Haul. It was around 11pm and a nippy 18 degrees, as we stood in the streets next to the Jacob Javits Center (New York), waiting for help from the Teamsters in moving a group of 12 bronzes from Auguste Rodin and Salvador Dali. While still... [more]

Pop Artist dEmo and the Serendipidy of Shiny Things  
Posted 9/7/11

From: http://robinrile.com/blog/?p=694 By Reed V. Horth, for ROBIN RILE FINE ART My wife Kat and I were walking along the street in central Madrid when she completely fell in love some hand-crafted jewelry in a joyeria in the Chueca district. If any of you know Kat, you know that she cannot resist anything shiny, so a jewelry store is a dangerous place for me to get sucked into. But, of course we ended up inside. While she oohhed and ahhed over the finery, I made small-talk (in broken Spanish... [more]

Worth Avenue to Mallorca: Beltran Bofill paints life of sun and light  
Posted 9/7/11

From: http://robinrile.com/blog/?p=675 by Reed V. Horth, for ROBIN RILE FINE ART Back in the early 2000′s, I began working on the design and curation of a new gallery on Worth Avenue in beautiful Palm Beach, Florida. It was the third in the gallery chain I was working with at the time and it was quite beautiful, within eyesight of the Atlantic Ocean and across from the historic Esplanade, where the likes of Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Saks Fifth Avenue all kept residence. As I was working there... [more]

The Continuum of MacDonald and Cirque du Soleil  
Posted 4/28/11

From http://robinrile.com/blog/?p=575 By Reed V. Horth Weightless and sprightly, American master sculptor Richard MacDonald has long captured our collective imaginations with his caught-in-time sculptural glimpses of ballerinas, dancers, athletes and mimes. Each figure is typified by a lightness and fluidity which is unequaled in today’s sculptural world. This fascination with motion makes it understandable why MacDonald became enamored with the famed French Canadian troupe Cirque du Sole... [more]

Main-addtags-924c433b10d7fa1e798f459a6c516fec add to mylistEmail email this artistWarn16_1-acea3e816f6ab6f7c1ff67db4fe34a36 report abuseMain-help-83f1644dca34c1af4fed1d49d175d955 contact us for help

Copyright © 2006-2012 by ArtSlant, Inc. All images and content remain the © of their rightful owners.