Friday, October 31, 2008
Steve Gompf, the Executive Director of the Television Museum International (the man responsible for the show) says of this medium "The cathode ray tube has become a glass-faced altar." Perhaps that is why each antique "televisor" is placed upon its own pedestal- so that the viewing public can worship and appreciate their idols as individual givers of entertainment.
The exhibit will be on display through November 15, 2008 in the Schneider Hall Galleries on the University of Louisville's Campus. Admission is free.
Friday, October 24, 2008
In the early 1990s Eileen Doman began to paint. Until this time, the only predilection she had toward the artistic world was doing hair and painting fingernails in a salon. But once she started to paint, Ms. Doman found an outlet. In 1992 her work was shown at the Outsider Art Fair in New York and just two short years later she was given a solo show at Ricco-Maresca Gallery. By 2001 she had been the focus on "Face to Face with Connie Chung" and soon after the Whitney Museum of American Art acquired one of her paintings.
The people depicted in Eileen Doman's works are predominantly family and friends and the images are often taken from old photographs. Her Kentucky connections lie with her grandmother, Ida Bell who was from a rural part of the state. As a result, many of the scenes the artist paints, depict Kentucky during the depression.
Up for auction is the painting shown above measuring 20" X 24" and estimated at $800-$1200. It will be auctioned at Slotin Self-Taught Artist auction in Gainesville, Georgia on November 8 at 7:00 p.m. You may also bid online by clicking here.
Friday, October 17, 2008
The New York Times reported this week that Sotheby's and Christie's brought $500 million worth of art work to Russia so that wealthy potential buyers could preview the works. The pieces include those by Kandinsky, Picasso, and Francis Bacon and will be auctioned later this month in London and in early November in New York. This was a smart move by the two giant auction houses who are doing everything they can to keep prices up during the economic crisis.
In other art news, three dozen pages of original Mad Magazine artwork are being offered for sale at Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas. The complete sale is expected to fetch between $250,000-$400,000. Bidding will begin on November 14. An October 29 preview will be held at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in New York from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.