category archives: art

pietrasanta, italy is an art and an artisan center.  a place to experience art.  and, a place to learn about the process of making art. the town center not only is filled with art galleries, but also is an international contemporary sculpture park (parco internazionale della scultura contemporanea).  about 40 sculptures are either permanently installed […]

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sold for US$37.7 million. a northern song dynasty (960-1127) ru guanyao brush washer. the most expensive piece of chinese ceramics ever sold at auction. a highly important and extremely rare ru guanyao brush washer | northern song dynasty (960-1127) sold for 294,287,500 HKD (US$37.7 million) | song-important chinese ceramics from the le cong tang collection […]

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ai weiwei: good fences make good neighbors 12 october 2017-11 february 2018 new york, NY   ai weiwei, the chinese artist, dissident, and activist, is building fences. all over new york. the city wide public art installation is so large that the sponsor, the non-profit public art fund, initiated a kickstarter campaign to help finance […]

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howard street entrance | san francisco museum of modern art (sfmoma) photo credit lisa walsh | innerspace matisse/diebenkorn, an art exhibition at the san francisco museum of modern art (sfmoma) from 11 march-29 may 2017, juxtaposes 40 works by french artist henri matisse (1869-1954) with 60 works by american artist richard diebenkorn (1922-1993) to suggest […]

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‘arguably the greatest example of early ming blue and white porcelain in private hands.’ sold for US$29.5 million. the second-highest price paid at auction for ming dynasty (1368-1644) porcelain. an exceptionally large, fine, and important blue and white lobed ‘fish pond’ bowl | mark and period of xuande (r. 1425-1435) sold to an asian private […]

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