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Cincinnati-based artist Cedric Michael Cox’s bright, lively, and often playful paintings offer abstract twists on traditional painting subjects. For this exhibition, Cox will present a new series of paintings inspired by works in the Taft collection. Working under a broad range of influences, including mythology, music, film, architecture, nature, and the urban environment, Cox encourages viewers to re-examine the world around them. His abstractions range from the geometric to the curvilinear, and look back to the fragmented forms of Cubism, the biomorphic shapes of Surrealism, and even the atmospheric colors of Tonalism.
Owning unique, hard-to-value items and not insuring them is like passing up the curtain at a game show. You know something of value may be behind it, but you choose to take your chances on another shiny object. There’s always tomorrow for curtain number two.
Andrea Bowers is an Ohio-born, Los Angeles-based artist who works at the provocative, often disruptive intersection of art-making, social justice and political activism. Raised in Wilmington, Ohio in what she calls, "an apolitical Republican family," Bowers looks to (and participates in) civil disobedience as a lens to explore contemporary causes including women’s, gay & trans rights, immigration, environmental protection and labor relations.
Noel Anderson is a Louisville, KY-born artist and a professor at the University of Cincinnati, presently working in New York City. He is known for complex investigations into the evolving make-up of black male identity translated through a variety of textiles – from old rugs to digitally produced tapestries.
Conceptually, Circle of Animals evokes a complicated history of cultural exchange, war, looting, and commerce. In 1860 Yuanming Yuan was destroyed by invading English and French armies during the Second Opium War. Many of its treasures, including its zodiac heads, were looted and sold. In the late 1980s, five of these heads were auctioned at Sotheby’s, and have since been repatriated to China. Two heads appeared in a controversial 2009 auction at Christie’s. The whereabouts of the remaining five heads remains unknown. Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals, a re-creation of these heads in bronze, calls to mind ongoing debates surrounding Chinese nationalism and repatriation.
Don't miss this exhibit that opens Feb 4, 2017 at Wexner Center for the Arts - the only stop outside of New York for this show!
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Mindblow: The latest Claude Monet painting to hit the market sets a new price record for the impressionist.
How am I supposed to settle this estate? What do I do with all this stuff?
In the midst of the grief and chaos that surrounds someone's passing, the logistical challenges of estate sales can seem like even more of a burden. To be sure, selling the estate of a recently deceased family member or friend brings up some difficult memories – but the process doesn't have to be such a nightmare. These ten tips will help you with your legal and moral responsibilities, ensuring efficient administration, accurate appraisals and quick, profitable sales of any valuable personal property in the estate that you are managing.
ARTnews just released their annual list of 200 top collectors worldwide. This heatmap illustrates the global distribution of the most active art buyers.
From still banks to oil paintings, militaria to Barbie Dolls, nearly every type of collectible personal property can suffer from degradation, corrosion, or deterioration caused by these five environmental factors.
How do you know which appraiser will provide you with the report that will be acceptable to your insurance company, your attorney, or your financial advisor? If you are an educated consumer, you will hire a USPAP-compliant appraiser and look to the report they produce and see if it complies with the Elements of a Correctly Prepared Appraisal.
Craquelure is the term we use to describe the visible network of cracks on the surface of a painting or object. This cracking is caused by the shrinking of paint or canvas. Appraisers of fine art recognize the pattern of craquelure on the surface of a painting or object is one of many factors analyzed in the determination of age and authenticity.
By Joey Thomas
Paddles ON!, a collaborative auction spawned by Phillips and Tumblr, will close today, marking a legitimately integrating step for digital art in the contemporary market. While niche markets have evolved gradually, Paddles On! is the first dedicated digital art auction to be initiated by a major contemporary art auction house.
The marriage of visual interest and historical depth is abundant within the works on paper collection at the Cincinnati Art Museum. With some inspiration from their collection and careful curation, you can add to your private collection the works of masters that are beautiful, intellectual, and historically significant.