Sixty years is a long time for success in any field. Since the 1950s, LeRoy Neiman has been a popular oil painter whose successes are measured less through the accolades of critics and academics than by commissions and auction results.
Annie Leibovitz was a “service brat,” spending her childhood on the go from base to base with her father, an officer in the U. S. Air Force. The camera bug bit her in the Philippines, where her father was stationed during the Vietnam War.
When he moved to the Big Apple in 1949, Andy Warhol was in tune with the sentiment of the song “New York, New York” and the line, “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere.”
Recently, as I was examining a collection of framed artwork for a quick verbal appraisal, I was reminded of an important but often overlooked piece of valuable information: a gallery label on the verso or backside.
In Russia, modernism at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century often meant an embrace of all things ancient. In music, Igor Stravinsky shocked Western audiences with the violent rhythms of “The Rite of Spring” (1913), which derived from Russian folk music.
The famous Armory Show of 1913 exposed American tastemakers to the latest developments in European modernism through exhibiting paintings by Picasso, Braque, Matisse, Kandinsky, Duchamp and others.
MILWAUKEE – The staff of Wisconsin’s oldest art restoration gallery didn’t clown around piecing together brittle sections of an elephantine, 60-year-old circus poster discovered in a long-forgotten estate.
Britain’s long reigning and beloved Queen Victoria had barely been laid to rest before the backlash began. With her randy son Edward VII on the throne and setting an example on both sides of the Atlantic, mores began to loosen, and by the end of World War I the Western world was in full...
When freelance photographer Mannie Garcia photographed Barack Obama at the National Press Club in April 2006, he couldn’t have guessed that Obama would be elected president two and a half years later.
In the 19th century, barbers filled their own bottles with hair tonic and oil, bay rum, shampoo and rosewater. The bottles came in distinctive colors/shapes so the barber could identify what was in each one of them.