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January 19, 2017 | Posted by | No Comments

Art Fit For A President

“I Think I’ll …”, Ed Ruscha, 1983 Ruscha is famous for his series of witty word paintings, like this one about decision and indecision. On loan during Obama’s White House

Tomorrow is moving day for the Presidents. How much control does a President have over art in the White House you ask? According to “For both public and private spaces, the president’s family can sort through first-rate spoils instead of relying on shopping trips. There’s a White House storage house with old furniture (like four-poster beds) and an art collection with about 500 sculptures, drawings, and paintings (including works by Norman Rockwell and Georgia O’Keeffe) obtained as gifts or by previous first families and the White House curator. Traditionally, presidents select portraits of their favorite predecessors to line the walls.” There is also a tradition of commissioning portraits of the presidents and first ladies.

Watusi (Hard Edge), Alma Thomas, 1963 An African American, Thomas was a longtime resident of Washington. A work inspired by one of the cut-paper collages of Henri Matisse, Watusi previously hung in the East Wing office of Michelle Obama.

According to The Wall Street Journal, “the Obamas borrowed art from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and The National Gallery of Art including “Sky Light” and “Watusi (Hard Edge),” a pair of blue and yellow abstracts by lesser-known African-American abstract artist Alma Thomas, acclaimed for her post-war paintings of geometric shapes in cheery colors. The National Gallery of Art loaned the family at least five works, including “Numerals, 0 through 9,” a lead relief sculpture by Jasper Johns, “Berkeley No. 52,” a splashy large-scale painting by Richard Diebenkorn, and a blood-red Edward Ruscha. The Jasper Johns sculpture was installed in the residence on Inauguration Day, along with modern works by Robert Rauschenberg and Louise Nevelson, also on loan from the National Gallery.”

Berkeley No. 52, Richard Diebenkorn, 1955 One of the best-known West Coast abstractionists, Diebenkorn made paintings that evoked the light and landscape of the Pacific coast.

We’ll have to keep our eyes and ears open to find out what artwork will be on loan during the new administration. Collectors say the art selected by presidents for installation in the White House likely affect the artists’ market values — or at least raise their profiles.

January 17, 2017 | Posted by | No Comments

Melt Your Heart With Pet Art

My New Pet by Sharon France $1,190

We hear all the time that “pets are family too!” From the Grandma who takes her dog everywhere, to the house down the street with six cats crowded in the bay window, pets are cherished companions in the homes of many.

Boxer by Michel Keck $900

For the one(s) who hold a special place in your life, why not display some art in your home that represents their significance to you?

A New Pet by Gabriela DeLamater $200

It’s always fun when you first bring home a new pet. For kids, they gather round and swoon over “how cute” it is! “A New Pet” by Gabriela DeLamater captures that exciting moment.

Edward. Commission your pet portrait! by Brian Nash $315

“Edward” is a fun painting by Brian Nash of a sweet pup. Did you know that you can also commission your pet portrait? He will paint your pet’s portrait from your own photos!

Solid Gold Cat by Dwayne Wolff $80

Philip and Friends by Stephanie Berry $775

Do you have a dog, cat, fish, or some kind of exotic animal that is family to you? Find them their own special piece of art to hang in your home, only at!

January 12, 2017 | Posted by | No Comments

2017 Pantone Color Of The Year

GREENERY PANTONE 15-0343 – A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.

Views of Nature 28 by Hilary Winfield $100

Strange New World by Laura Spring $2,050

Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

‘Bois-des-esprits’ by Mike Grandmaison by Mike Grandmaison $1,629

Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront – it is an omnipresent hue around the world. A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.

Dreamscape In Wonderland by Leah Devora $1,120

What is the PANTONE Color of the Year? A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.

Translucent Landscape – Signed + Framed by Nestor Toro $380

Browse through our on-line gallery to find original artwork that shows off the Pantone Color of the Year. Our gallery is just a click away!

January 10, 2017 | Posted by | No Comments

Orange Art

Paper Cranes by Megan Buccere SOLD

Sure, it’s the color of fall leaves, pumpkins, and harvest. It’s also the color of sunshine and fresh squeezed OJ in the morning, the color of a warm fire in the cool of winter. The color orange is bright and inviting, less aggressive than the color red, and adds the perfect pop of color to any room.

Orange Grouping by Linda Yurgensen $592

Decorating with orange has been known to bring joy to lonely rooms. It combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow for a vibrant, wholesome mix of the two. For the artist, orange is also a great color to inspire creativity and success.

Orange by Michael Filonow $140

Every color represents something or can inspire certain moods. Aside from creativity and success, orange also represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, determination, attraction, and stimulation.

Orange Abstract – II by Cristina Stefan $493

What do you think of when you think of the color orange? The tropics, sunshine, or beautiful fall foliage? Whatever is orange and gives you inspiration, you’re sure to find it at!

January 5, 2017 | Posted by | No Comments

5 Best at Art Basel 2016

Artworks reframed Collins Park into a site for transformational experiences with contemporary art. “Public”, produced in collaboration with The Bass and supported by MGM Resorts Art & Culture. Miami 2016

According to, these were the 5 best things at Art Basel Miami Beach in December, 2016:

“Tide by Side” parade Photo: Jorge Miño / Courtesy of Faena

1. Faena Art’s “Tide by Side” parade, Claire Tancons artistic director

Building upon parades, carnivals, and other public ceremonials from across the Americas and the Caribbean, Tide by Side inaugurated the Faena District Miami Beach with new commissions and American premieres of works by an international cast of artists and performers. The outcome of a two-year collaboration on an unprecedented district- and city-wide scale, with more than 30 South Florida cultural institutions and hundreds of participants, Tide by Side took the form of a processional performance that provided a framework for a collective celebration of, and reflection on community and creation.

Lady Bunny at Collins Park Photo: Getty Images

2. “Public”, curated by Nicholas Baume in Collins Park

Lady Bunny | Lady Bunny’s Intergalactic Disco (2016) – Legendary New York City drag performer, DJ and founder of Wigstock creates a disco inside the Rotunda [at Collins Park]. In the home stretch of 2016, having made it through election season, Lady Bunny felt it was time to work out our collective anxieties on the dance floor. Conceived in part as tribute to David Bowie, this space age-themed disco uses theatrical design elements and effects to create an interior from another galaxy, with Bowie-in ected dance music, dancing aliens, drag queens and other strange forms of life.

Image: EDWARD RUSCHA Desire, 2013 Acrylic on canvas / 50 x 80 inches / 127 x 203.2 cm (unframed) ©Ed Ruscha. Courtesy Gagosian. Photography by Benjamin Lee Ritchie Handler.

3. “Desire”, Presented by Jeffrey Deitch & Larry Gagosian, curated by Diana Widmaier Picasso

Featuring the work of about fifty artists from modern masters like Picasso and Balthus to emerging talents, plus a number of artists specially commissioned for the show focusing on modern and contemporary approaches to eroticism in art. The Erotic is one of the earliest and most essential artistic themes. Eros in art dates back to ancient times and has continued to be a subject of artistic expression throughout history, reflecting the social mores and cultural climate of the time. The representation of eroticism in art has evolved with society, pushing the boundaries of what is acceptable subject matter, bringing to life artistic fantasies and unexpected imagery. Eroticism in art reinvents itself every generation. Today, the presence and overexposure of nude bodies on the Internet and television have also influenced and changed the definition and very notion of erotic representation.

“The Happy Room” designed by Cristina Celestino Photo: James Harris

4. “The Happy Room”, designed by Cristina Celestino and curated by Maria Cristina Didero

From – at design miami/ 2016, FENDI presents ‘the happy room’ — a traveling VIP lounge that hosts a collection of furnishings newly designed by milan-based architect cristina celestino, and curated by maria cristina diderofemininity and sophistication are at the heart of this intimate and private space, carefully outfitted in pieces that allude to the rounded silhouettes and pastel color palettes of the glamorous 1950s era. an unexpected juxtaposition of materials is adopted throughout the collection of twelve design objects: tables, desks, lighting, and interior accessories are treated with a mix of brass, fur and glass, creating a novel approach to the archetype of ‘elegant design’.

Image: Hernan Bas artwork via

5. “Chambres à Part: Life is Beautiful”, curated by Laurence Dreyfus

After more than 10 successful years in Paris, Laurence Dreyfus is delighted to announce the first edition of Chambres à Part in the United States. For this edition, the art advisor and curator has selected artists that come from different backgrounds and who work with a variety of materials. For example, the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone who chose rough stone blocks as tools to create his large-scale sculptures. Other artists include young Argentinian artist, Tomas Saraceno, whose work is based on his ongoing research into the worlds of art, architecture, natural science and engineering, and British painter Cecily Brown, whose work is defined by its balance between the abstract and the figure. Visitors will also be able to discover works by Mathew Day Jackson, Olafur Eliasson, Mark Hagen, Hernan Bass, Yohei Nishimura, Simone Pheulpin, Hélène de Saint Lager, and many more.