Sotheby’s to Sell $60 Million Bacon Painting in Virtual AuctionThe art market will get its first big test since the pandemic began when Sotheby’s holds its evening sales of Impressionist, modern and contemporary art next month, headlined by a Francis Bacon triptych estimated at $60 million.
Pretty Picture“Everything you can imagine is real.” That quote from Pablo Picasso helps explain how a 58-year-old Italian woman stumbled into owning one of his works. With an estimated value of $1.1 million, Nature Morte, a 1921 oil painting of a glass of absinthe and a newspaper, was the top prize in a raffle to benefit
Finger PaintingIn the last decade Iris Scott has completed nearly 500 canvases, mostly in oils, using her fingers rather than brushes. “When I see an artwork that makes me gasp — a painting by Artemisia Gentileschi, Klimt, or Picasso, for example — my head exits time, space melts, and the moment stretches into a new dimension of hyper-reality,” she writes. “That is a very important sensation: it is the awe of understanding that a human did this, and it empowers you to believe you can do something profound, too.” More at her website.17