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Pop Artist James Rosenquist Dies at 83

James Rosenquist, known for his role in defining Pop Art during the 1960’s died at his home in New York City on Friday. Born in 1933 in North Dakota, Rosenquist studied at the University of Minnesota before moving to New York City in the 1950’s. Rosenquist’s mother was an amateur artist, and very encouraging to […]

Art New York

Art New York May 3rd – 7th

Join Masterworks Fine Art at Art New York from May 3rd – 7th. Kicking off the fair with an opening night VIP preview party, Art New York continues throughout the weekend with a large number of international galleries exhibiting their many works, special exhibitions, and events. This year’s show will take place at Pier 94, […]

Print Annotations: Artist Proofs? What does this all mean? article by Masterworks Fine Art Gallery

Print Annotations: Artist Proofs- What do they mean?

Prints often have annotations in the margins, and you might be wondering what they mean. In general, prints are signed and numbered with their edition. In addition to these markings, you might also see the following abbreviations: A.P. stands for Artist’s Proof. This annotation stems from the past when artists would be hired by patrons […]

Henri Matisse Joy of Life (Bonheur de Vivre), 1905 article by Masterworks Fine Art Gallery

Matisse’s Paintings: Most Famous Works and Periods from his Life

Henri Matisse created a large number of well-known paintings during his lifetime, and to this day has the reputation of being one of the most important artists of the 20th century right along next to Pablo Picasso. If you think about Henri Matisse, perhaps the first association is the Fauve movement. Fauvism was born in […]

Roy Lichtenstein Crying Girl, 1963

A Closer Look: Roy Lichtenstein Crying Girl, 1963

Roy Lichtenstein, a famous pop artist, was highly influenced by comic book style from 1961-1965. Lichtenstein drew on the dark, thick lines and limited color palate of comics for his own art. He also heavily employed ben-day dots. Ben-day dots were the technique that was used at the time to print comics. Rather than printing […]

Victor Vasarely Zebra, 1937 artwork offered for Sale by Masterworks Fine Art Gallery

Victor Vasarely Zebra, 1937 – Setting the Course of Optical Art in the 20th Century

Victor Vasarely  Zebra, 1937 is a highly contrasting somewhat-abstracted work that set the course for Optical Art in the 20th century. Two zebras intertwine on a black background, limbs overlapping. The zebras are defined only by the alternating black and white lines that make up their stripes. There is no outline that defines the boundary of […]

Rodin Henri Becque, 1883-1887 shown for Sale by Masterworks Fine Art Gallery

Printmaking Techniques

Collograph A collograph is print made from a collage. This printing method is usually used in combination with other printing methods. It was most likely invented in the 19th century.   Intaglio Prints Intaglio coming from the Italian word meaning “to cut into” is a broad category of printmaking created by incising lines and depressions […]

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Pablo Picasso Linocuts Still High in Value

Pablo Picasso linocuts have consistently been some of his highest grossing works of art at auction. Three works in particular remain in the top for auctions in the past 10 years. Picasso began an intense period of linoleum cuts from 1958-1963. Part of this change in medium from lithography and etching was circumstantial. It was […]

Alexander Calder Mobiles in the Spotlight article by Masterworks Fine Art gallery specializing in Calder art for Sale

Calder Mobiles in the Spotlight

A stunning show of Alexander Calder’s mobile works currently on display at the Dominique Lévy Gallery has the art world talking, as it is intimate and encompassing. A small retrospective, the exhibition is a selection of nearly 50 small Calder mobiles and stabiles, a few less than two inches tall, that the American sculptor executed […]

Rodin young girl with serpent, 1886 showing by Masterworks Fine Art Gallery

What the “Young Girl with Serpent” by Rodin Teaches Us

Young Girl with Serpent (1886) by Auguste Rodin was stolen from a Beverly Hills home in 1991, in addition to over $1 million  worth of property including an additional Rodin sculpture, The Eternal Spring . The case had gone unsolved for over 20 years until 2011, when the statue estimated to be worth around $100,000 was […]

Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter: How Living Artists Impact Their Legacy

Gerhard Richter is an artist well known for his visual abstract style of painting. A sought after and highly public artist, he has been very involved in his own press, the representation and holdings of his artworks, and most notably the creation of his catalogue raisonné. A project that has been in the making for […]

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Picasso, Braque, and the Development of the Cubist Style

Cubism was developed relatively rapidly between 1907 and 1914 as a return to realism in painting. At first, it was a uniquely Parisian phenomenon, lasting until around 1912. The style was originally developed in conjunction by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. The pair was introduced in 1907 by Apollinaire, French poet, and they started working […]

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Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso: Competitive Dialogue

Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso were introduced in 1906 by Gertrude Stein. Thus began a long and artistically bountiful competitive dialogue between the two great artists. Though Matisse once said about the pair that they were “as different as the north pole is from the south pole,” their careers ran largely parallel partly due to […]

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Picasso’s Flowers and Bouquets: Tracing His Ever-Evolving Style

Pablo Picasso Flowers and Bouquets: Pablo Picasso was a very prolific artist, creating an immense oeuvre in multiple mediums including graphic (with a large printed body), sculptural, ceramic, and some glasswork. Throughout his long artistic career, Picasso explored many diverse themes and much subject matter in his work. One of the artistic designs that we […]

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Pablo Picasso Linocuts: A Master of the Medium

Pablo Picasso was an innovator in every art form that he worked in, from painting, to ceramic, to printmaking. He frequently pushed the bounds of the possible, and made the medium his own. Picasso was talented in etching from the beginning of his artistic career. It was not until 1939, however, that Picasso tried at […]

Pablo Picasso Rose Period Painting The Artist Subject of Lawsuit

Picasso Rose Period Painting The Artist Subject of Lawsuit

Pablo Picasso Rose Period Painting :The Artist” Subject of Lawsuit The Metropolitan Museum was sued in 2011 by Laurel Zuckerman, great grand-niece of Paul Friedrich Leffmann, a German Jewish businessman. The lawsuit claims ownership over the Pablo Picasso Rose Period painting The Artist, 1904-1905. Zuckerman and her lawyers claim that The Artist was sold by the […]

Marc Chagall and Jerusalem

Windows of Jerusalem: Art – Ancient, Modern, Chagall?

Jerusalem has been back in the news with fervor lately, due to the new administration’s desire to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Jerusalem is a cultural rich city, full of history, art, and artifacts from many different cultures. Not only does the city hold ancient art, but work from modern day […]

Alexander Calder Mobile of Modern Art Sculpture

The Mobiles of Alexander Calder

The Mobiles of Alexander Calder: The mobiles of Alexander Calder take a magnificent place in the history of Modern Art. What we now see hanging above the beds of toddlers, entrancing young children everywhere, started as an avant-garde art undertaking. Calder was raised by a sculptor father and painter mother. He attended school for Mechanical […]

Pablo Picasso's Mougins Estate

Sale of Pablo Picasso’s Mougins Estate

Pablo Picasso’s Mougins estate in the south of France has been sold to financier Rayo Withanage, the Founder and Executive Chairman of Scepter Partners. The property, nicknamed L’Antre du Minotaure or ‘The Den of the Minotaur’ was the house in which Picasso lived with his last wife Jacqueline Roque from 1961 until the time of his […]

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Pablo Picasso and Saltimbanques

Pablo Picasso and Saltimbanques After exiting his Blue Period, Pablo Picasso entered his Rose Period. A notable thematic change was the move to saltimbanques or harlequins – transient circus performers. He portrayed them in daily life, with their families, as opposed to performing. In many of the etchings and paintings, the characters are very still, […]

Pablo Picasso The Old Guitarist 1903 painting in the Blue Period

Analysis: The Old Guitarist (1903), by Pablo Picasso

The Old Guitarist was created by Pablo Picasso in 1903 while he was living in Spain during what would be later referred to as his Blue Period. This period was hallmarked by almost universal use of a monochromatic blue palette, somber and dismal subjects and an overall impoverished tone. Picasso’s Blue Period is said to have begun […]

Marc Chagall's stained glass windows in Chichester Cathedral, England

Marc Chagall’s Stained Glass Windows

Known for his exquisite palate and control of color in his graphic oeuvre, Marc Chagall’s stained glass windows are no exception. This incredible talent permeates his later work with the stained glass medium as well. It was not until Chagall was in his 70’s that he began to create artwork of stained glass. The quality […]

Picasso Ceramic Collection

Lord Richard Attenborough’s Picasso Ceramic Collection on Sale at Sotheby’s

Sir Richard Attenborough and his family used to summer in the Côte d’Azur, in the South of France. It was on one of these vacations that he came across the Madoura Pottery Studio situated in the lovely town of Vallauris. Attenborough immediately fell in love with the playful and unique quality of Picasso’s ceramics that […]

Palm Beach Modern

Palm Beach Modern Contemporary Art Fair

Join us at the Palm Beach Modern and Contemporary Art Fair from Thursday January 12th to Sunday January 15th. With an opening night premier party and a variety of international artists and exhibitors including Masterworks Fine Art Gallery, the Palm Beach Modern and Contemporary Art Fair offers a full weekend of activities and exploration. This […]

LA Art Show

LA Art Show 2017

Join us at the LA Art Show from Wednesday January 11th to Sunday January 15th. With fine art lectures, artist performances, an opening night premiere party, and various art exhibits including Masterwork’s, the show offers a full weekend of activities and exploration. The LA Art show is held at the Los Angeles Convention Center across […]

Luxury Real Estate

The Intersection of Fine Art and Luxury Real Estate

Real estate and art have been linked for some time, but recently the two have been linked in new ways. Real estate agencies are now beginning to partner with art galleries to include fine art in the staging process. There are a few reasons why this is beneficial to both. The art adds a certain […]

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Happy Birthday Pablo Picasso!

Happy Birthday Pablo Picasso! Yesterday, October 25th, was the birthday of modern master Pablo Picasso, the man renowned as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Born in 1881, Picasso was surrounded by art from an early age. He would have been 135 years old. In his teens, his family moved from Málaga […]

Matisse Gouache

MoMA Hung Matisse Gouache Upside Down for 47 Days

Oops! On October 18th, 55 years ago, an exhibit “The Last Works of Henri Matisse” opened at the New York Museum of Modern Art. It consisted of large cut gouaches – including Matisse Le Bateau (The Boat). Le Bateau is an image of a boat and its reflection executed in very simple lines and shapes. […]

Picasso Retrospective

1966 Picasso Retrospective at the Grand Palais

On the eve of Pablo Picasso’s 85 birthday in 1966, a large retrospective Hommage à Picasso was put on at the Grand Palais in Paris, France.  The show contained around 800 works, above and away the largest Picasso retrospective up until that time. The next closest was at the Tate in London, England and featured […]

Shchukin Collection

Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection, Hermitage Museum – Pushkin Museum

Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection, Hermitage Museum – Pushkin Museum on exhibit at Foundation Louis Vuitton from October 20th, 2016 – February 20th, 2017. After almost 100 years, the great collection consisting mainly of French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists will be on display in France. The collection was created by Russian textile merchant Sergei […]

Original Pablo Picasso Ceramic terracotta plaque

Understanding Pablo Picasso Ceramic Plaques

Understanding Pablo Picasso Ceramic Plaques Pablo Picasso ventured head first into the ceramic medium in 1946 when, while he was vacationing with then-lover Françoise Gilot, he encountered the Madoura Pottery Studio. The pottery studio was run by Georges and Suzanne Ramié, a married couple who Picasso would have a long-lasting professional career with. Pablo Picasso […]

Pablo Picasso Ceramic Oval Plates Visage dans un ovale (Face in an Oval), 1955

Collecting Pablo Picasso Ceramic Oval Plates

Collecting Pablo Picasso Ceramic Oval Plates During his time in Vallauris, Pablo Picasso created a vast oeuvre of ceramic works with the help of Georges and Suzanne Ramié at the Madoura pottery studio. Picasso ceramics, also called Picasso Madoura ceramics and Picasso pottery, were created in all varieties of forms – a favorite of which […]

Pablo Picasso Ceramic Plaque

Collecting Pablo Picasso Ceramic Plaques

Collecting Pablo Picasso Ceramic Plaques A few different narratives exist for how Pablo Picasso first became enthralled with the field of ceramic art. It is agreed that in the summer of 1946, Picasso and then lover Françoise Gilot were vacationing in the south of France in a small town called Vallauris. Picasso and Gilot attended […]

Pablo Picasso Ceramic Plates

Collecting Pablo Picasso Ceramic Plates

Collecting Pablo Picasso Ceramic Plates In the summer of 1946, Pablo Picasso met Georges and Suzanne Ramié, owners of the Madoura pottery studio in the small French town of Vallauris. Picasso was almost immediately enchanted with the medium, and quickly became prolific in the field of ceramic art, creating a wealth of Picasso ceramics (also […]

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Our Guide to Collecting Picasso Ceramics

Collecting Picasso Ceramics Our Guide to Collecting Picasso Ceramics In 1947, shortly after the war, Picasso began collaborating with the Madoura studio in making his much loved ceramic works. He painted approximately 4,000 pieces in this period, most of which are in the private collection of friends and family. During this immensely productive period, the […]

Pablo Picasso Ceramic Markings and Stamps

Picasso Ceramics Markings and Stamps

A Simple Guide to Picasso Ceramic Markings and Stamps   In 1946, Picasso first set foot into the Madoura Pottery studio, and later began a prolific partnership between himself and Georges and Suzanne Ramie, owners of the studio. He approached this ceramic medium with the same inventiveness and imagination he brought to his previous paintings and […]

Frank Stella and Moby Dick Artwork from Moby Dick Series: Examining Stella's Journey

Frank Stella and Moby Dick: A Whale of an Imagination

Stella Before Moby Dick Frank Stella is well known for his minimalist style. In his early years as an artist, his austere Black Paintings transformed the way viewers experienced color, form and the environment. Yet, later in his career, Stella’ style drastically evolved into abstraction and three dimensional forms. Between the years 1985 and 1993, […]

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Pablo Picasso: A Family Affair

When Pablo Picasso passed away without a will, he left behind more than 45,000 works which have become the center of personal and financial struggle between his heirs. The artist was survived by 4 children from 3 different women. They are as follows: Paulo (with Olga Khokhlova), Maya (with Marie-Thérèse Walter), and Claude and Paloma […]

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Stella Retrospective at The Whitney Museum

Frank Stella: A Retrospective was on view at the Whitney Museum in New York  from October 30, 2015 to February 7, 2016. The exhibition displayed approximately 100 works, showcasing Stella’s prolific career from the 1958 to the present moment. The exhibition was the first retrospective to be held in the museum’s new building in Chelsea and […]

A Happy Birthday to Mary Cassatt, May 25 | Masterworks Fine Art

American Artist Series: Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt was born in Pennsylvania, but lived much of her adult life in France where she befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists. Her fame comes from creating images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children. As a woman who […]

Portrait of Gertrud Loew

Rare Repatriated Klimt “Portrait of Gertrud Loew” to Come to Auction

The repatriation of art that was abandoned, stolen, or sold during World War II is a popular topic. One in particular that has been in the news lately is Gustav Klimt’s 1902 oil on canvas, Portrait of Gertrud Loew. Gertrud Loew, portrayed in the work, along with her late husband Elemer Baruch von Felsöványi inherited […]

The Man, The Myth, Picasso

The Man, The Myth, Picasso

The Man, The Myth, Picasso Few artists compare to Picasso’s oeuvre, artistic talent and personality. A man of many loves and secrets, he lived an exciting life that was full of passion and adventure, so it is no wonder that many misconceptions surround him. Some are fanciful, some are horrible and some are unbelievable. However […]

Spain’s Only Michelangelo Lives Once More | Museo del Prado

Spain’s Only Michelangelo Lives Once More

Young Saint John the Baptist (1495-96) by Michelangelo sat on view in the Chapel of the Savior of Úbeda, in Andalusia, since it was first put on display in the 16th century. Then came the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939, in which the sculpture was hammered to pieces and burnt. Thought to be unfixable, the […]

America's Artist: Norman Rockwell Happy Birthday!

America’s Artist: Norman Rockwell Happy Birthday!

Norman Rockwell was  born on February 3rd 1894. Known as America’s illustrator and painter in the 20th century, no one captured the hearts and minds of everyday Americans quite like Norman Rockwell. Hired as an art director for Boys’ Life magazine at age nineteen, Rockwell was motivated and talented from an early age with his […]

Musee Matisse

Celebrating Henri Matisse and his Beloved Sculpture

Matisse is one of the greatest artists of the 20th century and every year on his birthday he is celebrated around the world. A visionary, his use of expressive language in color and form is renowned throughout his paintings, printmaking, drawings, collages, and sculpture. His sculpture in particular, is perhaps his most fascinating to view […]

“Une seconde vie”: Henri Matisse's Cut-Outs | Masterworks

“Une seconde vie”: Henri Matisse’s Cut-Outs

The Museum of Modern Art is currently hosting an exhibition titled “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” which explores Matisse’s artistic turn in the 1940’s to cut paper as his primary medium. This radical new creation came to be known as a cut-out, and how it works is Matisse would cut painted sheets into forms of varying […]

Packing Tips

Helpful Tips for Packing Two Dimensional Framed Art

Helpful Packing Tips for Two Dimensional Framed Art There could be many reasons you need to pack your own art. You are moving into a new home, shipping the work out as a gift, or simply putting the work in storage. Whatever the reason, there are a number of disasters that can occur from the […]

Post-Impressionism and Modernism

Post-Impressionism and Modernism Explained

Post-impressionism and modernism are two categories of art that are constantly under discussion in the art world as they are loosely defined. Artists seem to be interchangeable in the classifications depending on the auction house or gallery which makes it confusing to understand where they fit in the broader context of art history. All of […]

I and the Village

“I and the Village” (1911), Chagall’s Unique Take on Cubism

Painted the year after Marc Chagall came to Paris, I and the Village (1911) is one of Chagall’s earliest surviving works. A reflection of his dreams and memories from his childhood growing up Hasidic in Vitebsk, Russia, the work is a reflection of his longing for home and an attempt to fit in artistically with […]

The Background of Picasso’s " Guernica " (1937)

The Background of Picasso’s “Guernica” (1937)

One of Pablo Picasso’s most famous political works, Guernica (1937) was Picasso’s reaction to the bombing of the Basque town Guernica by German and Italian warplanes during the Spanish Civil War in 1937 which was a fight for power between the Republicans, who were loyal to the democratically elected Spanish Republic, and the Nationalists, a […]

Plate Signature, An Explanation

Plate Signature, An Explanation

Printmaking is a vast form of art that encompasses lithography such as collotype, offset lithography, cliché-verre, and chine collé; intaglio printing such as engraving, drypoint, etching, soft-ground etching, aquatint, carborundum, mezzotint, and photogravure; relief printing such as woodcut, wood engraving, linoleum cut, and monotype; and screenprinting. Each technique differs in plates, materials, and methods used […]

andy warhol diamond dust

Diamond Dust: Shining Bright with Artists

Diamond dust is a glittering material that can be applied to paper and ink in the silkscreen printing process to create a textured and luminous finish. Many artists such as Andy Warhol and Russell Young use the famed diamond dust cover in their works to give them an added sense of significance and depth respectively. […]

Andy Warhol: Into the Future | Warhol's Forgotten Digital Artworks

Andy Warhol: Into the Future

Andy Warhol was a pioneer by many standards due to his love of experimentation. This past week Warhol’s experimentation took an interesting turn as it was revealed he created digital artworks, which were released for the first time in over 25 years. Among the rediscovered artworks are Campbell’s Soup cans, self portraits, bananas, Marilyn Monroe, […]

Pablo Picasso's Ceramic Owls

Pablo Picasso’s Ceramic Owls

It is no secret that Picasso had a fondness for owls. They make appearances in every medium that the artist touched. Just as the artist surrounded himself with his most infamous inspiration, women, he did so with his feathered friends, even adopting a small injured owl that he kept in his studio. A favorite theme […]

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Magritte, this is Not….

A man of deception and form, Magritte excelled at depicting his subconscious. His art is witty, thought provoking, and risqué but perhaps most are not aware of his time spent away from Surrealism for which he is most well-known. Magritte described his own works as “visible images which conceal nothing; they evoke mystery and, indeed, […]

Picasso’s Lithographs

Beyond the Canvas: Pablo Picasso’s Lithographs

Lithographs are a special medium all their own in the art world. Referenced as many different names depending on the specialist, there is no denying the pull they had on major 20th century artists such as Chagall, Matisse, Monet, Miró and Picasso. Seen as a new form of experimentation and expression, the lithograph played an […]

De Chirico Authentication Board

The De Chirico Authentication Board, Starting to Crack?

Much along the lines of the Andy Warhol Foundation, which used to authenticate works by Warhol until legal troubles became an issue, the Giorgio and Isa de Chirico Foundation which currently authenticates works by De Chirico is finding itself in the same hot water although under different, very interesting circumstances. As is discussed in the […]

Agnes Gund

Studio in a School: Filling the Artistic Void in New York Public Schools

Thanks to New York philanthropist, art patron, and art collector Agnes Gund,  art now plays a prominent role in the education of New York’s youth. After reading an article on the lack of art programs in NYC public schools due to drastic budget cuts, Gund decided to fill this artistic void by founding an arts […]

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