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Kim Tolbert

11.14-Carat-Yellow-Diamond

Paul Sormani La Belle Epoque

Paul Sormani, born in Venice in 1817, was trained as a cabinetmaker and moved to Paris opening his first shop in 1847. Under the patronage of Empress Eugenie, wife of Emperor Napoleon III, Sormani created superior works in the Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI styles, copying the originals and surpassing their quality. Known […]

January 11, 2019

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