Wednesday, May 9, 2007



Think art auctions are only for the rich and famous? Think Again.

Through a great tip we received from a friend, we found out about this amazing exhibition of paintings that has been going on at Sotheby's, the world renown auction house just a couple blocks from where we live. Sunday after church as we were on a walk around our neighborhood we decided to go check it out and it was amazing!

Apparently one of the biggest auctions of the yearfocused on Impressionist art and Contemporary art since 1940 is goign on this weel. The lots of this auction encompass an impressive collection of paintings, was scheduled for this week, and often Sotheby's has an open exhibition prior to upcoing auctions for both potential buyers and the general public to come check out goods. Many of these paintings are being submitted from private collections which means these are works of art that in many cases have not been on public display for many years, and may not be again for quite some time. The roster of artists was amazing, Monet, Pisarro, Picasso, Miro, Dali, Renoir, Degas, Morisot, Sargent, Warhol, Pollock, Sherman, Giacometti, Rodin, and others. It was amazing and one of the funnest parts was to see the estimated prices they were listed for. Although apart from notoriety we are still a bit confused as to how exactly the price of a piece of art is determined, we were impressed to see works from famous artists ranging from $30,000 to 30,000,000 . I have listed here a couple of my favorite paitings that were included in the exhibition in case any of you want to buy one of them for me! I wish!

This definitely tops the charts of one of the coolest things to do in NY, and the best part, It is FREE and there are constantly exhibitions going on dependent on the auction schedules, coming up next month is antique golf clubs, which Dan thought sounded really cool!

This Jackson Pollock Painting, titled #16 was estimated at $ 25,000,000
Dan wasn't that impressed because he thought he could make the same thing himself!

1 comment:

Jill said...

we'll have to check this out! amazing.