An Eye on Art

a blog about beautiful things

The Amazing World of Modern Art (Fraud)

Big story in the media this week involving Spanish dealer Jose Carlos Bergantiños Diaz, arrested a few days ago in nearby Seville. The NYT says he led “collectors to spend more than $80 million on … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

A Once in a Lifetime Exhibition: The Matisse Cut-Outs at the Tate Modern

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs Tate Modern: Exhibition 17 April – 7 September 2014 Adult £18 (without donation £16.30)Concession £16 (without donation £14.50)Help Tate by including the voluntary donation to enable Gift AidAdditional … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Bronfam Collection to be sold by Christie’s NY

Highlights include Picasso ceramics and Henri Matisse’s (1869-1954) Femme auprès de la fenêtre which is estimated to make between three and five million dollars.

April 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Ideal Wedding Gift: Combining Style & Practicality

In the old days everything was very straightforward. Most people followed the same formula. They met in their early twenties, got engaged, then married and moved into a new home … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

An Extraordinary Commode Made for Louis XV of France

Finally, at the end of last month, it made its way back to France after a very long time in exile. The commode was made by ébéniste Antoine-Robert Gaudreaus for King Louis … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 5 Comments