Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The 6th Most Expensive Painting in the World

It’s a Picasso, again! But, at the halfway point on our list of the World’s Top 10 Most Expensive Paintings, van Gogh still leads, 3-2.

6. “Garçon à la Pipe” by Pablo Picasso, sold in 2004 for $104.2 million. Inflation-adjusted price $118.9 million.
“Garçon à la Pipe” (Boy with a Pipe) was painted in 1905 when Picasso was 24 years old, during his “rose period.“ Picasso started this picture, then gave it a rest period. About a month later he finish it off by placing a garland of flowers on the model’s head. The decorative background reminds us of van Gogh, and there is a contrast between feminine and masculinity in the picture.

The record auction price at the time on May 4, 2004 in Sotheby's was a bit of a surprise to the core art buyers, because it was painted in the style not usually associated with the pioneering Cubist artist.

Many art critics felt the painting's high price had more to do with the artist's name than with its merit or historical importance. A Picasso expert said, "This just shows how much the marketplace is split from the true values of art.” Stay tuned, we’ll keep you posted.

Previous Top-10 Listings:
7. “Irises” by Vincent van Gogh. Read more>
8. “Dora Maar au Chat” by Pablo Picasso. Read more>
9. “Portrait of Joseph Roulin” by Vincent van Gogh. Read more>
10. “Portrait de l’Artiste sans Barbe” by Vincent van Gogh. Read more>

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Monday, May 25, 2009

This Week @ BINDERS: May 25-31


Recycle and Donate your used art materials to local charities at BINDERS! You’ll receive 50% OFF one item as our thank you! Offer ends May 31, 2009.

Enter to Win BINDERS “Artists Organization Stimulus Package” - Over $900 in Prizes for you and your art group. Contest ends May 31, 2009.

50% OFF Custom Framing. Act now to take advantage of this opportunity to save big on framing at BINDERS. Offer ends May 31, 2009.


Monday, May 25:
Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
Every Monday • 10:30am-2pm or 6:30-8:30pm Fee: $15/session. No sign up needed. Please pay the instructor.

Tuesday, May 26:
Painting - Design and Technique with Charles Y. Walls
Tuesdays, 6 sessions, May 26-June 30 • 1-4pm or 6-8:30pm
Fee: $140 per 6 session series • Sign up now!

Bookmaking with Anne Elser
Tuesdays, 6 sessions, May 26-June 30 • 6-8:30pm • Fee: $140 • Sign up now!

Wednesday, May 27:
Children’s Clay, Painting and Drawing with Rebecca Nagel
Every Wednesday • 4-5:30pm • Fee: $25/session • Sign up now!

Visual Liberation with Pastels with Ryan Doss
Every Wednesday • 6-8:30pm • Fee: $20/session • Sign up now!

Thursday, May 28:
No events planned.

Friday, May 29:
No events planned.

Saturday & Sunday, May 30-31:
Let Go!! Spontaneous Combustion Painting with Cindy Davis
Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday 12-5pm • Fee: $165 • Sign up now!

Please note: Classes on this schedule are in our Atlanta store unless otherwise indicated. For more information please contact: Kristina Breneman at 404.237.6331 ext. 203.


Monday to Saturday, May 25-30:
Visions of Greece Featuring recent paintings and photography created by local Atlanta residents inspired by the legendary seaport of Nafplion and island of Poros in the Peloponnese of Greece. Final days - showing ends Saturday, May 30.

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