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Brooke Friedman

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Chinese Seals

When you look at a painting or piece of calligraphy made in China you of course find the red seal markings on them, it may be only one or even a dozen. But little is truly known about the Chinese seals to the common art historian or collector. In an art history course one might […]

July 7, 2015

The Current Palette: November Art Auction Highlights

Much Ado about Dali… This month we are highlighting one of my personal favorites, Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989).  He is arguably the most famous of the Surrealist artists easily recognized by his melting clocks and handlebar mustache. He was highly imaginative and prone to wild, eccentric behavior.  The biographer, Saladyga, in “The Mindset of Salvador […]

November 7, 2017