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Autumn is in the Air

Autumn is in art everywhere you turn. . . from gallery exhibitions, art shows, festivals and online listings you can find wonderful autumn paintings.

The Hills are Alive with Color, Wanda Pepin, 24x30 gallery wrap canvas

If you love autumn landscapes, now is the time to find original paintings to add to your collection.

Aspen Leaves by Elaine Frenett, 14x21 Limited Edition Lithograph

Jewel in the Crown by Christina Madden, 22x28 Oil

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Salvador Dali’s London Exhibition

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Salvador Dalí, Buste de Femme Retrospectif. ©I.A.R Art Resources ltd.

The Modern Masters Gallery announced the opening of a major new exhibition dedicated to the master of Surrealism, Salvador Dalí, ‘Vision of a Genius’. This new exhibition running until February 28th, 2011, is to be held at the gallery which is located on Cork Street, in the heart of Mayfair, London’s famous fine art quarter.

The exhibition consists of a grouping of Dalí artworks in three-dimensions and a rare, never seen before in the UK, collection of paintings, drawings and watercolours. Amongst the three -dimensional artworks on show are three iconographic sculptures from the 1960s. These are, ‘The Shoe, Surrealist object with a Symbolic Function’, and the striking ‘Buste de Femme Retrospectif’ (originally dating from 1933), including bread, ants, inkwells, and corn, all decorating a milliners bust. The first Buste de Femme was exhibited in Paris alongside artworks by Paul Eluard, Breton and Duchamp, at the Pierre Colle Gallery in the 1930s.

London’s Modern Masters Gallery is delighted to host this exhibition; indeed this is a rare opportunity for visitors, collectors and art afficionados alike to view a unique collection of Dalí artworks, which serve to highlight his genius in both two and three-dimensional form.

Vision of a Genius is a sales exhibition with original works by the Master of Surrealism available at prices between £10,000 and £1 million. Salvador Dali- themed evening talks and events will be hosted at the Modern Masters Gallery to compliment this exhibition to be announced.

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Jerry Hall Selling Her Art Investment

From:  The Belfast Telegraph

A collection of artwork owned by supermodel Jerry Hall fetched more than £2.4 million at auction in London, Sotheby’s said.

The 14 works, by artists including Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Frank Auerbach, reflect Hall’s career and family life.

The piece which attracted the most attention was Lucian Freud’s oil on canvas Eight Months Gone.

It depicts a naked Jerry reclining while eight months’ pregnant with Gabriel – her fourth child with Rolling Stones frontman and former husband Mick Jagger. It was painted after Freud met her at a dinner party. It sold for £601,250, nearly twice its estimate of £300,000 to £400,000.

Jerry said: “When I was eight months pregnant with Gabriel, I sat next to Lucian Freud at dinner. He asked if he could paint me and wanted me to start the next day.

“I was flattered to be asked in my condition to model for such a great artist. I accepted and posed three times a week until I went into labour.

“It was so exhilarating to be appreciated for being natural and hugely pregnant. That was a great gift that Lucian gave me.”

The collection “exceeded expectations” when it was auctioned at Sotheby’s in London. The works were estimated to sell for £1.5 million but made £2,489,775 over two Contemporary Arts sales at the auctioneers.

Jerry said the sale was about “letting go of the past”. “At a certain age you just want to get rid of things,” she said.

“It’s good to be in the moment and change, I’m not afraid of change.”

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Picasso Show on the Move

With the Musée National Picasso in Paris closed until 2012 for renovations, more than 150 paintings and sculptures by the artist have been on the road. First U.S. stop: Washington state. The trove is virtually all from Picasso’s personal collection of his own works, which reflect how he hoped to shape his own legacy. One example: “Two Women Running on the Beach” (1922).

2 Women Running on the Beach, Picasso, 1922

Seattle Art Museum director Derrick Cartwright says this is the first Picasso show of this scale ever in Seattle, Oct. 8-Jan 17, Seattle Art Museum. The exhibit later will travel to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

From: Wall Street Journal, Arts and Entertainment, by Candace Jackson


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