The Internet is making collecting and even investing in art much more accessible. As part of his adventures in investing, NPR’s Uri Berliner pays US$450 for an Abstract flower study that he’s only seen online.Is it an investment or a painting he’s just happy to have hang on his wall?
Beautiful: Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Baigneuse, debout, en pied, in which the young woman coyly conceals herself from the viewer, clasping a white cloth to chest, her cheeks and lips delicately flushed.
Lanterns in China
Acclaimed humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine specializes in images of remote indigenous peoples. Kristine’s art is her personal statement about the connection of humanity, and about the diversity, beauty, and hardship of our world. She has documented life in over 80 countries on six continents, using a 19th-century 4×5” field view camera for the majority of her work.
Pictured is her 2008 work, Lanterns (China).
Ice Cream Time
An idyllic moment: British photographer Martin Parr captured these two children eating ice cream on the seafront in New Brighton, England.
“Instead of calling on some scholar, I paid many a visit to particular trees…”
-Henry David Thoreau
Eliot Porter was a Harvard-educated physician, who gave up his medical career to practice photography after Alfred Stieglitz gave him a one-person show in Stieglitz’s New York gallery in 1939. Porter went on to become a very important and early proponent of color photography as art.
Pictured is his wistful Trees Portfolio, which was created in 1960.
Ink & Blood
Created with ink and blood, Peter Beard explores his ongoing fascination with Africa by focusing his lens on one of the continent’s most regal indigenous species: the lion.
Sebastião Salgado’s breathtaking photograph of an iceberg between Paulet Islands & the Shetland Islands, Antarctica.
Brazilian-born Sebastião Salgado is a documentary photographer and photojournalist, known for his collaborations with humanitarian organizations.
Point of Departure
Discover the frontiers of our planet, near and far, from the well-traveled to the pristine and the exotic, in our latest online auction, Points Of Departure.
We’re featuring sublime landscapes by Edward Burtynsky, Richard Misrach, and Michael Reisch, works of global photojournalism by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Martin Parr, and stunning portraits of animals by Peter Beard and Sebastião Salgado.
Approach to Life
Yue Minjun and the art of taking nothing seriously, as photographed by Anais Martane.
Nature, especially images of the open sky, is a of favorite theme of Japanese Contemporary photographer Nobuyoshi Araki.
Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara typically portrays doll-like children commenting on the unease and uncertainty of modern living, often with very adult messages, as in the above work!
Japanese Art, with its intricate, long history, covers a wide range of art styles and media. This includes ink painting, calligraphy, prints, and, more recently, manga, or modern Japanese cartoons.
This week, we’re featuring a beautiful small selection of Japanese Art on artnet Auctions. Pictured are works by famed artists Nobuyoshi Araki, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Yayoi Kusama.
Happy Butterfly Day
Andy Warhol created this print in 1955, and it would later be used on commercial folders as a promotion for Vanity Fair Lingerie!
Father’s Day is this weekend! From Signac to Cartier-Bresson, Warhol, or Richter, find the perfect gift of art for him this year.
Pictured: Op Art artist Richard Anuszkiewicz gifted this work to friends for Christmas one year.
Contemporary Graffiti artist and art theorist Rammellzee was known for his East Village wild style of tag work.
Click through to place your bid online for this perfect example of the artist’s gothic futurism aesthetic!