"Red, red, freckled." The most famous redheads in art history
People with natural red hair color always attracted attention with their "unconventionality" - real or far-fetched. And throughout the history of art, artists from Sandro Botticelli to Dante Gabriel Rossetti…

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BUY PAINTINGS FOR HOME AND OFFICE
If You are thinking about buying a painting for home or office, then the interior is ready after time-consuming repairs and finishes, furniture took its place and lacks only the…

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Impressionism and Spain, or what happened in Spanish art after Goya and before Picasso
If you don't Google, how many Spanish artists of the XIX century will you name? And the Spanish Impressionists? Even sophisticated art lovers will remember is that of Joaquin Sorolla.…

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THE MOST HIGH-PROFILE SALES OF PAINTINGS IN THE WORLD IN 2014

1. Barnett Newman “Black fire I” 1961 g-84 160 000 USD
The masterpiece was sold under the hammer on may 13, 2014 at Christie’s evening auction and set a price record for the works of this artist . For comparison, the previous sale of the painting “Onement VI” earned 43 800 000 USD.
2. Andy Warhol-two silkscreens of the famous American artist were exhibited in November 2014 at the togas of Christie’s auction house and were successfully sold
“Triple Elvis” 1963-81 900 000 USD, “Four Marlon” 1966-69 600 000 USD
Both works from the corporate collection of the casino chain Westspiel, Germany have not been exhibited before, than fueled additional interest of the public.
3. Francis bacon’s ” Three sketches for a portrait of John Edwards “, 1984 – 80 000 000 USD
The auction was held in new York, at Christie’s auction on may 13, 2014. it is Noteworthy that a year earlier, the same auction house was able to sell a picture of Bacon “Three sketches to the portrait of Lucien Freud” for 142 000 000 USD, setting an absolute price record for works of art ever sold in the world, surpassing the cost of the world-famous “Scream” by Edvard Munch.
4. The two abstract mark Rothko paintings of “untitled” 76 000 000 USD
Both works from the collection of Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, the widow of billionaire philanthropist Paul Mellon, were sold at Auction at Sotheby’s auction house in new York, exceeding the upper limit of pre-sale estimates.
5. Eduard Manet “Spring” 1881 – 65 100 000 USD, Christie’s, 5.11.2014
This portrait of a woman exceeded almost 2 times the previous maximum price for paintings Manet.
6. Andy Warhol “Race Riot” (Racial insurgency) 1964. Silkscreen devoted to the ethnic riots that occurred in Birmingham (Alabama) in the spring of 1963, went under the hammer for 62 800 000 USD, Christie’s auction house, 13.05.2014
7. Mark Rothko ” № 21 (Red, brown, black and orange)” canvas in the style of abstract expressionist. The painting went for 44 900 000 USD, 11.11.2014 at Sotheby’s auction
8. Georgia O’keeffe’s “Jimson weed” 1932 – 44 400 000 USD
Painting ” White flower “or” Datura ” has become the most expensive picture painted by a woman. Sotheby’s auction house, new York.
9. Jasper Jones “Flag” 1983 – 36 000 000 USD
One of the iconic flags of the modern American representative of pop art was sold at Sotheby’s on November 11, 2014 at a record price for this artist, exceeding the expected result almost twice.
10. Andy Warhol ” Liz № 3 – – 31 500 000 USD, 11.11.2014 Portrait of actress Elizabeth Taylor in the style of pop art is according to the organizers of Sotheby’s and one of the earliest portraits of the actress.

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