Wednesday, December 26, 2012

OCMA's 50th anniversary celebration, “OC Collects“

OCMA Exhibition Review; OC Collects

OC Collects (as in THE OC)

OC Collects

Presented by Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) at Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA)

October 7-December 30, 2012

As part of the museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations, OC Collects presents curated selections from more than a dozen of the most important private collections in our community. Since the museum’s founding in 1962, collectors in Orange County have been among the most supportive and adventurous champions of modern and contemporary art, although this is little known or acknowledged within the broader artworld. The exhibition will include major paintings, sculptures, photographs and videos ranging from classic modern works to emerging artists of the present moment. OC Collects is organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and curated by Director Dennis Szakacs and Chief Curator Dan Cameron.

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A burning artistic passion


Jay McCafferty, who creates work by burning paper with a magnifying glass, is among artists featured in 'OC Collects.'

A burning artistic passion at the OCMA

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christie’s sets record for most expensive item sold online

Christie’s sets record for most expensive item sold online 

Laguna Beach Art Museum to receive donation and grants

Laguna Beach Art Museum to receive donation and grants

Artist Profile: Gerhard Richter

 Gerhard Richter, the 80-year-old German artist, currently holds the title of the most expensive living artist at auction, after a painting belonging to Eric Clapton sold at Sotheby’s in London last month for $34.2 million.

Artist Profile: Gerhard Richter

Monet, Kandinsky paintings sell for millions at Christie's auction

Monet and Kandinsky paintings sell at auction

Sotheby's and Christie's Break Auction Records

Sotheby's and Christie's Break Auction Records

Art Car: The Movie by Carlton Ahrens & Ford Gunter



Art Car Movie trailer

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Art market news: Auction sales fall 10 per cent in 2012

Figures on the Sotheby’s website suggest auction sales of art and antiques have fallen by 10 per cent this year, writes Colin Gleadell.

Pop! Goes the Art Bubble

Pop!!! Goes the art bubble.

A 'society of robots'

Antony Gormley warns arts cuts Britain is in danger of becoming a 'society of robots'

As the Battle for the Online Art World Sharpens, How the Players Are Adapting

As the Battle for the Online Art World Sharpens, How the Players Are Adapting

Sports Art: The Underdog Art Story

Sports Art: The Underdog Art Story

City Art: Selling the big picture

Selling the big picture

Art and Food: Does it get any better?

New restaurant combines fine art with fine dining