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We’re often asked how we select the art that hangs in our gallery.  The simple answer is we select what we think will sell.  How do we know that?  Experience. That’s not to say we haven’t made a few boo-boos over the years.  (There was that piece with the monkey sitting on a piano that stuck around for a few years, but that ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 08 July 2013 | Hits: 11915
... a 2012 investigation over tax evasion, nearly 1,400 valuable pieces of art by Matisse, Chagall, Picasso and others were discovered in his Munich apartment.   He claimed his father, Hildebrand, acquired the works legally, but the elder Gurlitt, an art dealer, had a reputation of collaborating with the Nazis. Gurlitt later said his father opposed ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Hits: 7296
The Art Shop’s Inc. owner and president, Lenny Dolin, is an avid cyclist, tennis player and art lover, but unlike a lot of people who are either left brain or right brain, Lenny is also adept at debits and credits and anything to do with accounting.  What makes many people’s eyes glaze over comes easily to Lenny.  "I just know enough ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Monday, 14 May 2012 | Hits: 5848
... bedrooms, area of town, etc. Every day, we got an email update with new listings, price changes and open houses for homes meeting our specifications. Also on the website is a list of “Preferred Providers” – movers, carpet dealers, painters, insurance agents, home inspection services – the agent has vetted. You name it - if it’s something you need ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Thursday, 07 August 2014 | Hits: 7339
Hi! Davis here! I’ve taken over the blog from Arlene this week. I wanted to write about something that is an extremely important part of being an art collector and owner: insuring your art. Every week we get numerous questions from collectors and owners about art including: how to sell art, what to look for when framing your art, and the best way ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Tuesday, 04 November 2014 | Hits: 7168
At the recent wedding of a friend, the bride & groom read letters to each other during the ceremony.  It reminded me that over 35 years ago, I had written a letter to Lenny the night before we got married (in 1975).  Since he had no memory of it (of course),  I was determined to find it.  I was sure it had to be in an old trunk ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 13 July 2012 | Hits: 5682
Did you hear about the woman from Concord who, while shopping for a blanket at a local Goodwill store, found two large canvases selling for $9.99 each?  She thought the pieces were ugly and dated, but bought them to paint over since she was an artist herself and canvas that size is expensive.  Her friends noticed a sticker on the back of ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 28 September 2012 | Hits: 5168
... offices, my desk was next to the men’s room, which was most unpleasant, but I digress.) In keeping with last week’s blog about New Year’s resolutions, I vowed to clean up my desk and files and get organized.  Step one of that process was cleaning out the space in the shelf above my desk.  In doing so, I uncovered some interesting old treasures: An ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 11 January 2013 | Hits: 4097
... form “gicler” which means “to spray.” Giclées have several advantages over lithographs: Artists can produce their work as needed as opposed to having to produce a mass edition. Once an image is digitized, it can be saved and printed on demand. This eliminates the often prohibitive up front costs of printing a full edition. (Giclée’s editions are still ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 03 February 2014 | Hits: 10330
One of the questions we get asked very often is, "How do you select the art you hang in your gallery?" Other artists who would like us to hang theirs most often ask this. Generally speaking, to hang on our walls or to be featured on our website, the artist needs to be a known entity people are searching for over the Internet.  ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 23 January 2012 | Hits: 5066
... he created at night for his own enjoyment – he was an “illustrator by day and a surrealist by night.”  . This collection, created over a period of more than 60 years, still depicts outlandish creatures in otherworldly settings and still has the Seuss humor and the often deeper meaning his characters portrayed.  It breaks new ground, using ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 24 March 2014 | Hits: 6867
... Artists - Michael & Inessa Garmash  Michael and Inessa Garmash, The Art Shop’s Russian painting duo, paint together on the same canvas and have done so beautifully and successfully for many years.  On their first visit to Greensboro, we had dinner with them and asked if they ever argued over a painting.  They laughed and said (through ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 10 January 2014 | Hits: 6396
... After two years of mega-baking, I didn’t have it in me to do it the next year, so we turned it over to our trusty caterer, Stacey, at Savory Street Catering. Baking for a crowd is her "raison d’etre" – not mine. This will be our third year for the painting contest.  We set up easels in the atrium and give people 15 minutes to repaint ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 30 November 2012 | Hits: 4356
... market the work. Two recent examples of this are Arthur Pinajian and Dave Pearson. Pinajian created thousands of abstract expressionist paintings in his small home in Bellport, NY. After his death at 85, his home was sold to investors for $300,000 and his entire collection for $2500.  An appraiser has valued the collection at well over $30 ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 21 June 2013 | Hits: 6373
On Christmas afternoon Lenny and I always like to go to a movie and eat Chinese food.  This year, we ate Chinese (at Full Kee in High Point – delicious), but postponed seeing a movie. One movie I’m anxious to see though is   BIG EYES – the story of Walter Keane and his wife.  If you’re over 55 or so, you might remember those ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 05 January 2015 | Hits: 6657
 
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