Poet Jupiter Hammon, an ex-slave living in New York, publishes his first poem, “An Evening Thought: Salvation by Christ with Penetential [sic] Cries”
First major African American author and poet Phyllis Wheatley publishes her collection Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral
African Grove Company, the first all–African American acting troupe, Read more
With its bold images and strong shapes, tribal art from Africa and the Pacific has soared in popularity in recent years. But as prices have risen sharply and demand has outstripped supply, the number of fake pieces has grown steeply too. Fakes produced for the tourist market can be Read more
One of the most important historical events of the Medieval era is the Bayeux Tapestry which celebrated the history and the story of William the Conqueror, the Norman invasion of England and the Battle of Hastings. What were the key dates of this famous historical event? The Bayeux Tapestry Read more
Antiques Roadshow’s Highest Valuation Ever – BBC One 5 Read more
This screen printer poster shows Rudolph Valentino in his 1926 film ‘The Eagle’.
It was won by the owner’s grandmother in a newspaper competition that year. It likely to be the original artwork for the film poster and would therefore be unique. It would appeal to collectors of film memorabilia.
Did Read more
Birth name Vincent Willem van Gogh
Born 30 March 1853
Died 29 July 1890 (aged 37)
Field Painting, drawing
Training Anton Mauve
Works Starry Night, Sunflowers, Bedroom in Arles, Portrait of Dr. Gachet, Sorrow
Influenced by Jean-François Millet, Rembrandt van Rijn, Eugène Delacroix, Impressionism, Ukiyo-e
Influenced Émile Bernard, Henri Matisse, Oskar Kokoschka, Read more
The Sotheby’s auction house sold one of the Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington for $8.1 million. The portrait was among 16 paintings and four sculptures that were displayed by the New York Public Library to raise money for its endowment. The portrait depicted a seated Washington with a Read more
Forty-two years after his death, Marc Rothko sets records at a Christie’s auction, which, again, has its own reasons to walk down the pages of history. A brilliant camaraderie of three colors, “Orange, Red, Yellow”- Rothko’s timeless creation from 1961, shattered all records for post-war and contemporary art by Read more
A detailed and and frequently updated list of the most expensive paintings ever
by G. Fernández – theartwolf.com
There are a lot of websites displaying “the 10 most expensive paintings ever sold” or similar lists. But unfortunately, most of these lists are incorrect, often being obsoletes, often ignoring the private sales Read more
What makes the £58m walking man so special?
But what was so special about it?
While prices for the Swiss sculptor rose strongly during the decade-long art market boom which finally crashed in October 2008, this bronze was different from anything that had been offered before.
L’Homme qui Marche is considered Giacometti’s Read more