Painting

Restaurant owners traded grilled cheeses for painting that later fetched $272,548

Placeholder while article actions load Like clockwork, John Kinnear and his wife, Audrey, would go to the same restaurant each afternoon and sit at the table by the circular window. Kinnear would order only one thing: a grilled cheese sandwich. “I could not convince Mr. Kinnear to have anything else,” said Irene Demas, 69, who …

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Decades after a mysterious heist, a badly damaged de Kooning painting is finally restored

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN Nearly four decades after a Willem de Kooning painting was violently cut from its frame at a museum and kept in a couple’s bedroom, the newly restored work, likely worth well above $100 million, will go on view publicly for the first time. “Woman-Ochre” was famously missing from 1985 until …

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Bill Perkins Wins Bidding War Over Ernie Barnes Painting With $15.3M Bid

Bill Perkins wrote a book titled Die with Zero, and the energy trader and high-stakes poker player may be able to do just that if he continues buying art. Last week, Perkins made a splash in the art community when he made a record-breaking purchase of The Sugar Shack, a 1976 painting by former professional …

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The Making of Anna Weyant, Art’s Hot New Superstar

On Thursday evening, a flurry of glamorous spectators clutching programs and flutes of champagne settled into their seats on the seventh floor of Sotheby’s, waiting for the show to begin. With five international flags affixed above the main entrance, the auction house’s New York headquarters looks rather like an embassy, but busts rather than bureaucrats …

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Celia Pacquola tried Hirameki and this is how it’s helping her anxiety – ABC Everyday

Sometimes it can be hard to find the right words to express how you’re feeling — especially after the last two years of bushfires and what feels like a never-ending pandemic. Research shows 1 in 5 of us will experience a mental health condition at some point in our life and while that sounds pretty grim, what if there were an uplifting and …

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London eatery owners cash in on painting swapped for grilled cheese

Breadcrumb Trail Links Local News Local Business That’s some mad cheddar. Former London restaurant owners Irene and Tony Demas hold a Maud Lewis painting they received decades ago from a regular customer in exchange for steady supply of grilled cheese sandwiches. The painted fetched $350,000 in an auction Saturday. (Contributed/Miller and Miller Auctions) Article content …

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Andy Warhol 1964 painting sells for $195 million, breaking auction record

A painting by Andy Warhol sold for a final price of $195 million last week, breaking the auction record for an American artist and for any 20th century art work. At a sale for charity at Christie’s in New York, four bidders competed for Shot Sage Blue Marilyn (1964). After less than four minutes of bidding, the painting …

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When I experience psychosis, painting pictures of animals helps me through

In doing art therapy, I was able to work through and process some of the complex emotions (Picture: Danielle Beck) I battle with demons each night and it feels so real that I wake myself up panting and struggling to breathe. It’s a phenomenon known as sleep hallucinations – they can be like nightmares, but …

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The Art World ‘Mystery Buyers’ Who Spend Big and Stay Secret

The contemporary art market has kicked into overdrive over the last couple of decades, with fresh innovations warping the playing field every five minutes. But since the art market as we know it first came to be, one phenomenon has endured as common practice: buyer anonymity. This week, Christie’s made headlines when the auction house …

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Ernie Barnes’s ‘Sugar Shack’ Painting Brings Big Price at Auction

Ernie Barnes’s most famous painting, “The Sugar Shack,” an exultant dancing scene that was featured on the cover of Marvin Gaye’s album “I Want You” and during the closing credits of the TV sitcom “Good Times,” sold for a whopping $15.3 million at Christie’s 20th Century auction on Thursday evening to the energy trader Bill …

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