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Sold a Basquiat Art Bought an Apartment

Art Collectors Mary-Ann Monforton and Morris Shuman in their Stuyvesant Heights brownstone.

Mary-Ann Monforton and Morris Shuman bought a new home and renovated it with the money from the sale of one of the several Jean-Michel Basquiat paintings she bought directly from the artist at the beginning of his career.

This is a story on what it means to live with art and the benefits of having a great interest in painting.

"This is the house that art built," Mr. Shuman said.

“God bless Jean-Michel,” said Ms. Monforton, who became a friend of the artist when, at about age 17, he used to sit on her stoop in the East Village, across the street from a “Flat’s Fixed” sign. The motif later appeared in many of his paintings.

“We thank him all the time,” Mr. Shuman said.

The couple still buy art, often at charity auctions. Last year, Ms. Monforton bought a work by Kara Walker at a Bomb magazine benefit.

“This is my I.R.A. — Individual Retirement Art,” she said.
[from NYTimes]


Six Months Working with Seth Godin

Six Months Working with Seth Godin will Change your Life.   

SETH GODIN is a bestselling author, entrepreneur and agent of change. Godin is author of ten books that have been bestsellers around the world.

If you could change your life.
Godin is offering an apprenticeship opportunity. It's an MBA-like experience in 6 months.
You still have time, the deadline for applications is December 14.
You’re automatically disqualified if you’re late.
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Art Collector Donald Fisher Restores San Francisco Presidio Museum Plans

Donald Fisher, the billionaire Gap Inc. founder who wants to build a museum for his contemporary-art collection in San Francisco’s Presidio national park, agreed to revamp his project and move it to a less prominent site.

The Fishers started collecting modern and contemporary art more than 30 years ago.

Doris and Donald, who together founded Gap, Inc., in 1969, have cultivated a life-long passion for modern and contemporary art. The family privately displays much of their collection at the Gap headquarters in San Francisco.

Occasionally some of the art is displayed at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where Mr. Fisher serves as an officer on the board of trustees.

Fisher and his wife, Doris, own an important collection of more than 1,000 works of contemporary art. [from bloomberg]

Want to be like the Vogels?

You don't have to be a Rockefeller to collect art... ...have a passion and go directly with the artists.

Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, a postal worker and a librarian, respectively, who amassed one of the most important contemporary art collections to date on a modest budget.
The Moment NY Times blog has a wonderful interview with Dorothy Vogel. Here and a video.

Rumor has it the gallerist Leo Castelli sold you a lot of your work.
We bought our Donald Judd from him. He was a wonderful man and very supportive. We did not buy a lot through him though because he always gave us artists’s phone numbers and told us to call them directly.


Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev Named Documenta 13 Art Show Director

The preparations for documenta 13 have already begun.

Documenta, the contemporary art show that takes place every five years in the German city of Kassel, named Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev as director of the 2012 event.

Christov-Bakargiev is currently chief curator at the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art in Turin and was artistic director of the 2008 Sydney Biennale.
[from bloomberg]

documenta 13 will take place from 09. 06. until 16. 09. 2012 in Kassel.


One Question to Miami Art Collector Rosa de la Cruz

Regia Marinho abstract painting
Rosa talk ... how we need to stop partying and start looking at the art.

How do you and Carlos buy art? Do you make all the decisions together?

We’ve been married for 45 years, and we always consult each other. We look at the collection, and we buy works that we think will enhance it. We don’t buy on impulse. We are not buying just to accumulate. Our collection has a strong spiritual side.

[from artinfo]

One more question.
Do you like to see and buy art over the Internet ?

Unconventional guide to buy art over the Internet

When begin to art collect?
Art collectors start by buying artworks they could afford during a recession.

RegiaArt presents:

Unconventional guide to buy art over the Internet
It's a 20 pages ebook by Regia Marinho.


You look at art at your own time.
You can have a fast unpretentious access to the art market
You can contact artists worldwide.
Find your style
Buy art in the primary market

Who should buy this guide?
If you're an art lover willing to take advantage of the Internet.
Most of the artists all over the world now have some kind of presence online (pictures, website, blogs).
You can research artists works online and find something you love.

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One question to New York Art Dealer Marian Goodman

The New York gallerist Marian Goodman, a 41-year veteran of the trade, is known the art world over for her impeccable taste.

One Question:
What qualities do you look for in an artist?

For me, the work has to have the power or the poetry to move—through the quality of its content and its relevance to life, through its originality, its metaphysical force or through the magnificence of its physical presence.

[from artinfo]

28th Bienal de São Paulo - "in living contact"... with Nothing

“By its on definition, the Bienal should fulfill two major tasks: place Brazil’s modern art not merely in confrontation with, but also in living contact with the art of the world, while simultaneously seeking a position for São Paulo as a world art center.”
(Lourival Gomes Machado. “Apresentação”.IN: I Bienal do Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, 1951, p. 14).

but what you see? it's an empty space.
As an artist born in Brazil, it makes me very sad...

No more words... I mean No Art at Sao Paulo Biennale 2008.
_______________________ presents,

Art for you, because I know you love art... 
regia : )

Flying Bike to New York Art Painting to Get You There Fast

Flying Bike to New York
mixed media on canvas

because I want to keep my dreams alive of flying a bike...
so I can be at your door in a minute.

Lars Ulrich from Metallica and His Passion for Art Collecting

Let's talk about art for a bit. How did you become an art collector? We had art all over the house when I was growing up. It’s been a passion of mine for 20-25 years. It’s one area where I can go and be myself. It’s not about being in Metallica or being the drummer in a rock band. I’m accepted for who I am in the art circles. I love going into artist spaces and galleries and auction houses. It’s great because it has absolutely nothing to do with Metallica. It’s my place of sanctuary.
Regia Marinho abstract painting. How many Basquiats did you have? I’ve had four, but I just sold my last one.
Do you feel any nostalgia for the paintings? Yes, but it’s also an exercise that I force myself to go through because you don’t own art. The artists own art. You just hold on to it to enjoy it for a while. It becomes a revolving door, and I have to continue to put those paintings out there. There is very little art that I hoard. I’ve had 10-15 great years with some of these paintings and now it’s…


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Sotheby's Latin American Art Evening Sale - Nov. 18, 2008 Results

The highlight of the sale was Rufino Tamayo’s mural, entitled America, brings $6,802,500


Regia Art Kaleidoscopio of Paintings

Regia Art kaleidoscopio of paintings

Find a regiaart painting you love and ask me for your recession price?
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Clouds and Noises Over My Head Original Art Portrait

Regia Marinho
24 x 36 inches
Original painting
mixed media on canvas

Damien Hirst at Phillips de Pury Nov 13 New York Art Auction

Damien Hirst
Beautiful Artemis Thor Neptune Odin Delusional Sapphic Inspirational Hypnosis Painting, 2007
Gloss household paint on canvas. 96 x 240 in. (243.8 x 609.6 cm).
ESTIMATE $3,000,000-4,000,000
PROVENANCE Gagosian Gallery, New York

The painting found no takers at $1.8 million.

At Phillips de Pury Nov 13 auction, buyers passed both on brand names like Andy Warhol and Jean- Michel Basquiat and on emerging artists like Mark Grotjahn and Anselm Reyle.

Collectors such as Mera and Don Rubell, Adam Lindemann, Stavros Merjos and Maria Baibakova looked on as 21 lots found no buyers. [from bloomberg]


Francis Bacon No Buyers Christie’s Sale

Francis Bacon
Study for Self-Portrait
(est. $40 million)
Christie’s New York
Nov. 12, 2008
The sale at Christie's came in at about half of its total presale low estimate of $227 million.
Don’t rely on auction estimates to determine the value of a work of art. ___________________________

Christie's New York Sale Nov12

The sale at Christie's New York on Wednesday night in which close to one third of the 75 lots found no buyers.
More than half, a full 52 percent of the lots sold below the low estimate
and Christie's guaranteed the sale of 39 lots, 12 of which didn't sell, 
which had a combined low estimate of $48 million.

The Bacon and a big Richter didn’t sell and number of works that couldn’t find buyers.

"Untitled (Boxer)" by Jean-Michel Basquiat. An acrylic and oil paintstick on linen painting from 1982. Lars Ulrich, the drummer for the heavy metal band Metallica, sold the nearly eight-foot wide painting for $13.5 million, above the $12 million estimate.
Source: Christie's Images Ltd.

And that collection of 16 drawings sold by Lehman Brothers Chief Executive Richard S. Fuld Jr. and his wife, Kathy, brought in $13.5 million a bit below the low estimate of $15 million for the collection.
"Woman" by Willem de Kooning, a graphite, charcoal, pastel and oil on paper wo…

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Regia Marinho 24" x 30" mixed media on canvas

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale New York

[from artmarketmonitor]

Contemporary Art Evening Sale
11 Nov 08 New York

The contemporary art evening sale realized $125,131,500 against the pre-sale estimate of $202.4–280.4 million.

New York art collector Aby Rosen bought Jean-Michel Basquiat's huge painting on paper Ribs Ribs from 1982 for $626,500 (est. $1-1.5 million).

Los Angeles art collector Eli Broad, bought at least three works, including Ed Ruscha’s Desire from 1969 for $2,434,500 (est. $4–6 million). [more at bloomberg]


Next Year the Right Time to Begin an Art Collection?

- troubling economic times are bad times to sell art.
- troubling economic times are good times to buy it.
- they are good time to visit artists studios.
- they are good time to freelancer.
- times to brainstorm over a coffee.
- they might be just the time to begin an art collection.
- troubling economic times a good time to incubate new ideas.
- troubling economic times create the right conditions for new movements to develop.

New movements like regianism "the line expressionism began by artist Regia Marinho".

more regiaart videos on youtube.

Peggy Guggenheim bought a lot of hers artworks just as Germany was poised to invade France in 1940. Everybody, including the artists, wanted to get out of Paris -- except Peggy, who toured the studios, picking up bargains.
Post inspired by Commentary by Martin Gayford at bloomberg.
more regiaart here.

New York Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Sale

“There’s still a great deal of money left in the art market,” said Christopher Burge, Christie’s honorary chairman in America and the evening’s auctioneer. [nytimes]


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Fewer American Art Collectors this Year at FIAC?

Cosmic Galerie directors Claudia Cargnel and Frédéric Bugada.
Commenting on the crowds, Cosmic Galerie director Claudia Cargnel noted that there were far fewer American collectors this year.

But according to Berlin dealer Jan Wentrup, fewer outside collectors might not really be a problem: “London is play money, and Paris is serious money, serious collectors.” [read more at artforum]

Regia Marinho abstract painting

Is It a Very Chastened Art Market?

"I think we’re going to find that this is a very chastened market," said former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan in testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Oct. 23, 2008.

The truth is that today's art market is a very global one, said Jussi Pylkkänen
President, Christie's Europe.

Top Five after the jump.

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Artists Will Be Able to Experiment as Much as They Want

Jerry Saltz
(artists)...They’ll be able to experiment as much as they want. 
Why? because artists love to create something new, but read more of the Jerry article at the New York magazine..

(...) Recessions are hard on people, but they are not hard on art. The forties, seventies, and the nineties, when money was scarce, were great periods, when the art world retracted but it was also reborn. New generations took the stage; new communities spawned energy; things opened up; deadwood washed away. With luck, New Museum curator Laura Hoptman’s wish will come true: “Art will flower and triumph not as a hobby, an investment, or a career, but as what it is and was—a life.”   by Jerry Saltz. read more [] drawing over Jerry photo.

At Contemporary Art Sales on Auction

The auction market just delivered an unexpected message. Money remains available for art, lots of it, but the buyers are now calling the shots, not the sellers. Particularly not the auctionhouses, which have been playing a risky game for years in encouraging an artificial inflationary drive.

In just 10 days, auction houses thus received splendid news - money for art miraculously remains abundant - and a severe warning. Stop the old game of relentlessly hiking estimates in the hope that bullish buyers will meekly go along.

[from ...buyers are now running the show by Souren Melikian]

Souren Melikian is the art editor of the International Herald Tribune. He is based in Paris.

Regia Marinho large abstract painting.

Art Sales at FIAC are Strong Especially Under €100,000.

art advisers Thea Westreich

Sales at FIAC are strong, especially under €100,000.
Artworks mostly priced at less than 100,000 euros ($128,000) were being snapped up at the opening of a fair in Paris.
Among the VIPs spotted at FIAC’s opening were the Miami collectors Donald and Mera Rubell, San Francisco collectors Themis and Dare Michos, New York-based art advisers Thea Westreich and Todd Levin, Roxana Marcoci, a curator at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and French collector Marcel Brient.

Frieze Art Fair Still Exceeded Expectations

The Frieze fair in London showed that the interest in contemporary art remains strong.
Art is very tangible, it’s not stocks.

R. Marinho painting

Roger Tatley from the Houser and Wirth gallery, based in Zurich and London, told CNN: “We were a little anxious, but this fair turned out to be the best we’ve had.” Houser and Wirth sold almost all its works in the booth including a Henry Moore piece for $2.7 million. Whilst Moore’s art represents the higher end of prices at Frieze; most works at the fair are cheaper than at auction houses, therefore reflecting a wider art-buying audience.[from cnn]
regiaart above, an original by Regia Marinho.

The Importance of Art for Wealth Management Firms

The importance of art for banks and wealth management firms:
Art has a social dimension, explains Schweizer. Collectors want to represent their wealth..
I definitely believe the art advisory service belongs to the overall wealth management offer.
I don’t think it will be cut back, said Karl Schweizer.
He’s the managing director of UBS’ Art Banking, a service formed in 1997 out of UBS Wealth Management and based in Basel, Switzerland.

Italian Collectors Buying Art

Regia Marinho
20th Century Italian Art.
The Italian sale at Sotheby’s London today brought in £13,583,725 ($23,668,282) with 46 of the 52 lots (or 88.5%) sold.
Although the sale total is at the low end of the estimate, the strength of the Italian market in the midst of the uncertainty of the rest of the sales has to be a tonic. [sothebys]