category archives: art

you might think of art basel as an art, party, or fashion scene, but at art basel miami beach 2011, the satellite exhibitions and the public spaces were interactive and happening. if you were hungry, you could visit incubation, the annual breakfast installation at the rubell family collection.  incubation continued new york artist jennifer rubell’s exploration of […]

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is chinese porcelain as valuable as impressionist art? sold for US$21.6 million, the world record auction price for ming dynasty porcelain. a blue and white meiping vase with fruit sprays | yongle period | ming dynasty the meiyintang collection, part II | lot 11 | sotheby’s hong kong | 5 october 2011 photo credit sotheby’s […]

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over memorial day weekend, we saw the steins collect | matisse, picasso, and the parisian avant-garde, an art exhibit at the san francisco museum of modern art (sfmoma).  followed by midnight in paris, the new woody allen film.  (a rare occurrence for my husband, bob, who prefers live entertainment.) surprisingly, the film and the art exhibit […]

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circle of animals/zodiac heads, a public outdoor sculpture exhibition by chinese artist/activist, ai weiwei, recently debuted in new york and london, following a september-december 2010 appearance at the biennale in são paolo, brazil. ai weiwei | circle of animals/zodiac heads 2 may-15 july 2011 pulitzer fountain, grand army plaza, new york, NY photo credit arrested […]

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found in the attic of their family home near london. and, sold for US$69.5 million, the highest price ever paid for any chinese work of art at auction. a superb and very rare yang cai reticulated double-walled vase with six character mark in underglaze blue of qianlong and of the period bainbridges | west ruslip, […]

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