Finding Treasure in the Attic
A drawing recently sold for $30 at a Concord, Massachusetts estate sale. It is believed to be an original Dürer worth $50 million
Remembering California Pop Artist Wayne Thiebaud
We're saddened by the passing of Wayne Thiebaud this past weekend at the age of 101. An icon of Californian Pop Art, Thiebaud came to painting from an early career as an animator and commercial artist. By the early 1960s, he began creating deft and richly colored landscapes and cityscapes, as well as everyday items that became his signature subjects. Far from the flat surfaces of many of his contemporaries, however, Thiebaud rendered this familiar fare with thick, lushly pain
Art by the Incarcerated
Inmates at Maine's state prisons, many of whom are facing decades behind bars without a chance of parole, are finding new purpose through creative expression, making artwork and crafts for sale outside of prison walls An artfully rendered prison art purse circa 1960 made from 1,500 Pall Mall cigarette packages. An art form using a meticulous technique taught in some prisons as rehabilitation or a way to make money through the prison commissary in the early to mid 20th century
"How Heels Went From The Battlefield To The Runway | Rise And Fall"
The pandemic seemed to have killed heels with sales falling by more than 60% But now, designers are bringing back five-inch heels. Will you be wearing heels or sneakers?
Enticing New Clues About the Largest Unsolved Art Theft in History
Recently my colleague Anne Igelbrink shared the following enticing new information that has come to light regarding the largest unsolved art heist in history: "I vividly remember waking up as a Wellesley undergraduate in 1990 to hear of the staggering theft of paintings and objects from the Isabella Steward Gardner museum in Boston. It included this seascape by Rembrandt--the only one he is known to have painted--along with two other works as well as those by Vermeer, Degas a