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I’m usually pretty good at “finding” things but I’m striking out (or at least striking out to find any that aren’t stupid money). Does anyone have a line, or know where to look for a 670&671 Eames Lounge and Ottoman? Looking for a pre-1990 rosewood (and Ideally pre-1980 oil finished) in black or green. It’s my 40th this year and I’m looking to get something to keep to the end of my days.
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Mangiare's house? Roll Eyes


I couldn't get him drunk enough while staying sober enough myself to transact that deal.


Big Grin

Compared to only a decade ago they ( and other classic mid-century) have before more difficult for sure. I bought mine over 25 years ago. I also spent well over a year seeking out a couple of Barcelona chairs a couple of years ago.

This style continues to be sought after and I’m guessing becomes even more in demand as much of Mies design will be celebrating its 100th anniversary before we know it.

Good luck!
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I am curious just what they will purchase with the proceeds. I’m thinking it will be a serious downgrade.


Probably almost anything would be a downgrade, no? But as the National Gallery of Canada they are obliged to ensure that they hold as much important Canadian art as possible. So perhaps a Riopelle or Group of Seven?
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I am curious just what they will purchase with the proceeds. I’m thinking it will be a serious downgrade.


Probably almost anything would be a downgrade, no? But as the National Gallery of Canada they are obliged to ensure that they hold as much important Canadian art as possible. So perhaps a Riopelle or Group of Seven?


Riopelle certainly and is also in that price range. Maybe Agnes Martin?
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I am curious just what they will purchase with the proceeds. I’m thinking it will be a serious downgrade.

Probably almost anything would be a downgrade, no? But as the National Gallery of Canada they are obliged to ensure that they hold as much important Canadian art as possible. So perhaps a Riopelle or Group of Seven?

Riopelle certainly and is also in that price range. Maybe Agnes Martin?

Not that it makes any difference to anyone anywhere, but I've never been a fan of Chagall. Just leaves me cold.
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I am curious just what they will purchase with the proceeds. I’m thinking it will be a serious downgrade.


Probably almost anything would be a downgrade, no? But as the National Gallery of Canada they are obliged to ensure that they hold as much important Canadian art as possible. So perhaps a Riopelle or Group of Seven?


Maybe Agnes Martin?


She is revered in New Mexico and to this day her influences are still present.
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Not that it makes any difference to anyone anywhere, but I've never been a fan of Chagall. Just leaves me cold.


I’m surprised a little. When I think of Chagall I think of his understanding and use of color. I would place him second only to Matisse concerning color.

I also think of two Chagall’s. The brilliant stained glass work plus his corporate style such as the Paris Opera, then his works so obviously influenced from his Hasidic Jewish upbringing and living through two world wars in Europe the first half of his very long life.

I know you know art and I respect your opinion.
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I am curious just what they will purchase with the proceeds. I’m thinking it will be a serious downgrade.

Probably almost anything would be a downgrade, no? But as the National Gallery of Canada they are obliged to ensure that they hold as much important Canadian art as possible. So perhaps a Riopelle or Group of Seven?

Riopelle certainly and is also in that price range. Maybe Agnes Martin?

Not that it makes any difference to anyone anywhere, but I've never been a fan of Chagall. Just leaves me cold.


Agreed, I can appreciate it but I don't enjoy it.
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The Baltimore Museum of Art is going to sell a few works to raise some money to purchase others.
Article in today's Baltimore Sun. You can pick up an Andy Warhol for only a few million bucks.


Irwin, I was at an art auction last night. Two friends in the biz said that Lewis Hamilton was going to have someone inquire about the Warhol.

I think there is a 50/50 shot in ends up in a personal collection.
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Which one would you want? I would like to have Excavation by de Kooning or Joy of Life my Matisse. Keep in mind that these are pieces that are in the USA only. Would Guernica be more than Les Demoiselles d'Avignon? Here is a link to the article.

https://www.artsy.net/article/...rial&utm_content=st-

IW


Of these, I'd be all over the Seurat and the Pollock. And IMHO Guernica would sell for multiples of Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. Les Demoiselles is a spectacularly important piece of art, it could easily be argued that Guernica is the MOST important piece of art.
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Will Dedo’s masterpiece Nu Couche break the $200M mark at auction?

I say, yes. Cool


The last reclining nude sold for $170m a couple of years ago so I"d have to think probably yes. Then again that one was the red reclining and it went to a Chinese collector so there might have been a premium for the colour. But this one is his largest so...
Widespread forgeries at French Museum...

A French museum discovered half its collection is forged.
A museum in Elne, France, devoted to the painter Étienne Terrus said that 82 works from the institution’s collection purportedly by the artist are actually fakes, NPR reported. The forgiers were discovered by an outside curator who noticed that several works attributed to Terrus portrayed buildings that were built decades after the artist’s death in 1922. Further investigation found that other works had clearly been made by imposters rather than Terrus, a well-known landscape painter who was friends with Henri Matisse. “There are several types of fakes in the collection,” the outside curator, Eric Forcada, told NPR in a translated statement. “There are some that were taken and just signed posteriorly with Terrus’ name, and others that were made expressly to look like Terrus’ work.”

The remaining 52 works attributed Terrus in the collection have been authenticated, and the town has pledged to track down the forgers. And the museum’s shocking discovery could prompt similar investigations at other regional institutions, the collections of which are largely comprised of locally known artists whose work is low hanging fruit for forgers.

Nate Freeman

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