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The Problem of Art's Morality   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 2/24/16

Should art have a morality? This is a question that has plagued me the past few months, egged on by a resurgence in the use of “politically correct” or PC as a pejorative in American culture. The term PC first came to political prominence in a speech given by George H.W. Bush during a commencement speech at the University of Michigan in 1991. In it, he was quick to align “political correctness” with intolerance, claiming it to be a force for the abuse of individuals based on t... [more]

Reed V. Horth on Why He Became an Art Dealer  
7/16/15 Posted 7/16/15

artnet News, Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Reed V. Horth, owner and founder of Robin Rile Fine Art. Reed V. Horth, owner and founder of Robin Rile Fine Art, has found many avenues to channel his passion for modern, postwar, and contemporary art. As an art dealer, he is responsible for placing countless priceless works by modern masters, such as Salvador Dalí and Richard MacDonald, into museums and private collections around the world. His accomplishments extend into other areas of th... [more]

Is the Internet Living Up to Its Promise as Democratic Equalizer of the Art Market?   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 7/15/15

On June 20, the Berlin-based online auction house Auctionata sold an 18th century Chinese clock. Created by a Guangzhou workshop, the musical and automaton clock is ivory-mounted and adorned with figurines and pagodas set in a mountain scene. The bidding started with 300,000 euro. A mere ten minutes later the final bid of 3.37 million euro was made, setting a new online auction record. The buyer is an art world fixture: businessman Liu Yiqian, owner of the Long Museum in Shanghai. More remarkab... [more]

Blockbuster Picasso  
5/13/15 Posted 5/13/15

The record-breaking Picasso entitled ‘Les Femmes d’Alger’ on display after the auction. Photograph: UPI /Landov / Barcroft Media/UPI /Landov / Barcroft Media via The Guardian A work by Pablo Picasso, the artist played by Anthony Hopkins in the 1996 film Surviving Picasso, has set a new world record as the most expensive artwork to be sold at auction in New York. Women Of Algiers (Version 0) is part of a range of works the painter created to look great in the foyers of big b... [more]

The $140 Million Dollar Eulogy  
3/30/15 Posted 3/30/15

By Reed V. Horth for Robin Rile Fine Art 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS),New York A few days ago, my wife’s Linkedin Profile boasted this photo of Pablo Picasso’s 1955 masterpiece “Les Femmes d’Algers, Version O“, which is estimated to fetch over $140m at the upcoming Christie’s New York auction on 11 May. For me, it was like seeing an old friend. Her face had been drunk in and every nuance studied when I was a young art historian holed up in... [more]

The Rockefeller Family Estate's Idiosyncratic Picasso Tapestries   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 11/3/14

Sleepy Hollow, a small Hudson Valley town best known for its place in Washington Irving’s 1820 tale of the headless horseman, is also home to another lesser-known oddity: 15 incredibly detailed large-scale, hand-woven tapestries that painstakingly imitate Picasso paintings. Commissioned by Nelson Rockefeller in 1955 for his family’s Kykuit Estate, the tapestries are the work of atelier Madame J. de la Baume Dürrbach, though they are often attributed to Picasso himself, who worked in collaboration wit... [more]

Seagram Building Picasso Safely Removed After 55 years  
9/9/14 Posted 9/9/14

Pablo Picasso's 1919 Le Tricorne was removed from the Four Seasons in New York on Sunday The Picasso is safe, but it’s gone. Following lawsuits, restraining orders, and some good all around public outrage, Picasso's 1919 Le Tricorne was removed Sunday from the Four Seasons in the Park Avenue Seagram Building, where it had hung for over five decades. Using a 23-foot-long tube custom built for the project, a 20-person team from the New-York Historical Society successfully removed the mas... [more]

The Best of "100 Best"  
4/5/14 Posted 4/5/14

Posted by Omo Misha on 4/5 | View the full blog list HERE 100 Best Paintings in New York is a nifty museum companion - just the perfect size to stuff in your purse for an outing. The book includes descriptions of paintings from nine local museums including The Met, MoMA, Guggenheim, The Whitney, Brooklyn, The Frick Collection, The Cloisters, The Neue Galerie and The Hispanic Society of America. In the event you wish to visit these institutions, the book devotes an entire spread to each, listin... [more]

What Do We Owe Picasso?   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Pablo Picasso at The Art Institute of Chicago February 20th, 2013 - May 12th, 2013
Posted 3/7/13

There is no shortage of Pablo Picasso exhibitions in our world right now – a good half-dozen major shows have opened and closed across the U.S. in the past three years, exploring everything from Picasso’s relationship with women to his relationship with other artists. Now, the Art Institute of Chicago has opened their own exhibition, “Picasso and Chicago,” adding Picasso’s relationships with cities to that list. The premise of the exhibition is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first exhibitio... [more]

50 Shades of Gray   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Pablo Picasso at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum October 5th, 2012 - January 23rd, 2013
Posted 11/12/12

Claiming once that color weakened his work, being merely an addition to an already finished canvas, Picasso eliminated it from his palette during many phases of his well-documented career. If one wanted to make the case that the haunting blue period and the sugary rose one were the painterly equivalents of tinted photos, then there might be a case to be made for it being a lifelong practice with which Picasso demonstrated the supremacy of drawing above all else in his work. Clearly the Guggenheim, in... [more]

My Favorite Paintings from Musée Picasso, Paris  
5/20/12 Posted 5/31/12

On the busiest day of my first trip to Paris, I "raided" five museums and was only able to visit four of them, since the fifth was closed for renovation.  One of those five museums was Musée national Picasso Paris, inside the Hotel Salé, located in the Marais, one of the historic districts of Paris. There were works from many periods of Picasso's long career in the museum.  Being partial to his more figurative works, my top choices went to his portrait and his figurative paintings.  My top choic... [more]

Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris - De Young Museum, San Francisco  
8/16/11 Posted 8/16/11

Originally posted on Musée national Picasso Last weekend, I visited the De Young Museum, San Francisco for its special exhibition of more than 100 masterpieces by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) from the permanent collection of Paris’s world-renowned Musée national Picasso (left). The exhibit was a very intelligently curated and many works were grouped together to demonstrate the development of the master, the contrast of his styles of different period, esp... [more]

"The Steins Collect" Exhibit in San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)  
5/31/11 Posted 6/1/11

originally posted on Last weekend, I visited San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) for the special exhibition - The Steins Collect.  The exhibit focused on "four American expatriates in bohemian Paris when the 20th century was young, the Steins — writer Gertrude, her brothers Leo and Michael, and Michael's wife, Sarah — were among the first to recognize the talents of avant-garde painters like Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. Through their friendship and patronag... [more]

Interview with an Artist, Nancy Jaffee, by Paul Shampine  
3/19/11 Posted 3/19/11

Nancy Jaffee, Weston CT When did you first discover your creative talents? I didn't really know I had any artistic talents until I was an adult. But my mother was artistic. She worked as a clothing designer and a decorator and I always appreciated the way she put colors together in her work. My sister used me as a guinea pig in grad school for her PHD in Psychology. And after taking all her tests, she said I should pursue a career in the arts but I never really did anything about it.  It wasn’t until I was in my 3... [more]

Agni Zotis and the Agni Gallery, Interview with an Artist, by Paul Shampine  
2/13/11 Posted 2/13/11

As most know, the Northeast has experienced below average temperatures and above average snowfall.  Normally not really an issue for me, but this year I’m heating my domicile with a wood stove.  Yes, it’s as nice as it sounds, but it has its challenges. Through waist-deep snow, I trek to my studio, dig out the door that has been unopened since the Winter Solstice to fetch chains to strap to the wheels of a snow-locked 4WD sculpture/recycling/loan-to-friend/move-that-stuff/wood truck. Mixed emotions... [more]

Greil and the Deal Gone Down Dylan as Picasso  
12/30/10 Posted 12/30/10

I am not a writer. Greil Marcus is a writer, and I even sat near him at the preview of a play he wrote 15 years ago just so I could shake his hand after and tell him how much his writing has meant to me. (The play "Lipstick Traces" was way too deep to understand, him being the man I think of when I think of the word "erudite" after all... but I thanked him anyway) I had seen a Mamet play the same week with no trouble at all, so let's say Lipstick Traces is a better book than it is a pl... [more]

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