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Once again, you can find art everywhere you go. Yesterday I was at The World Golf Hall of Fame in St Augustine, Florida, and yes, there was art!  Every class that is inducted features a painting with the inductees.  This is the first one…the class of 1974.  The art was really nice.

Each painting is displayed in a gallery that lead to another display of bronze plaques of each inductee. 20181227_181051.jpgThe museum was well done with lots of interactive displays.

Well done.

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Hopper Chop SueyEdward Hopper’s 1929 painting, Chop Suey, sold for a record $91.9 million yesterday.  WOW!  Known for his paintings of 20th Century life his previous high went for $40 million.  Read about the sale and see more here.

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Hockney Pool record sale A record may be broken this week as one of British artist David Hockney’s Pool paintings goes up for auction. The estimate is that it will go for about $80 million ! Take a look here for more details.  And you can read and see more about an exhibit of Hockney’s work I saw in NYC at the Metropolitian last year by clicking here  and  here.

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On the recent trip to North Carolina we saw many, many barns with lovely Barn Quilts gracing them.  I love the look of a  pop of color attached above the door or to the side of a barn or shed.  They are wonderful pieces of Folk Art.  I think we should make some soon for our barns and sheds.  Start thinking about where you can put yours.

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Frida 1Today was Frida Kahlo’s birthday.  An interesting Mexican artist working in a Folk style.  Learn more about her here.

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Picasso_Fillette-a-la-corbeille-fleurie-1-146x350 Pablo Picasso’s Fillette à la corbeille fleurie (1905) sold for $115.1 million at a large auction this week.  Take a look at this interesting article about some famous and beautiful pieces that sold for record prices.

 

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While at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts last week I got to see the “Steinlen Cats”.  Beautiful!

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