SOTHEBYS GATHER GREAT EUROPEAN ART FOR SALE IN LONDON

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19TH CENTURY ART ON 13TH DECEMBER IN LONDON

 

THERE IS ART FROM ALL OVER EUROPE STARTING FROM FINLAND AND SWEDEN TO FRANCE, FROM SPAIN TO ITALY AND GREECE. THE COLLECTION OF 19TH CENTURY ART IS GREAT AND IN SOME CASES PRICES ARE REALLY ATTRACTIVE AND  INVITE INVESTORS. UNFORTUNATELY THIS PERIOD OF ART IS NOT POPULAR RIGHT NOW AND PERHAPS IT IS THE TIME TO INVEST IN IT.

WE SELECT THE TOP LOT OF THE SALE BY WILHELM HAMMERSHOI

 

 PETER CONSTANT

 

BEING PATIENT IS A BLESSING IN ALL SPHERES OF LIFE!!

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ART INVESTMENTS REQUIRE PATIENCE AND LONG WAIT!!

 

HOW MUCH IS THIS WORTH TODAY??

HANS FOFFMAN

THE ISSUE WITH MOST OF US IS TIME AND MONEY. WE HAVE NO MONEY AND SO TIME PRESSES US TO DO THE THINGS WE KNOW ARE WRONG AND WONT BE THE RIGHT ONES. 

IN MY ART DEALING YEARS AND THEY ARE OVER THIRTY YEARS, I WAS ALWAYS PRESSED BY TIME AND MONEY MATTERS. I MANAGED MY MONEY BADLY AND AS A CONSEQUENCE THAT PRESSED ME TO MAKE DECISIONS THAT WERE WRONG AND FINANCIALLY DISASTROUS. HAVING SAID THAT, I RUSH TO ADD, THAT SOME OF MY EARLY SALES WERE ALSO CORRECT AS THE MARKETS LATER TOOK NEGATIVE TURNS AND WOULD HAVE BEEN PROVEN WRONG INVESTMENTS HAD I NOT SOLD IMMEDIATELY!!

HOWEVER, OVERALL.......

MY BLOG TODAY TELLS YOU MORE .......

PETER CONSTANT

ATHENS DURING 2004 OLYMPICS

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EIGHTEEN DAYS OF CREATING ART HISTORY OF GREECE

 

THE PAINTINGS THAT HAVE HISTORICAL VALUE FOR ANY NATION, STAND THE TIME AND DESERVE THEIR PLACE IN HISTORY. VASILIS ZENETZIS WAS A GREAT GREEK PATRIOT AND HIS WORK OF THE LAST FIFTY YEARS OF HIS LIFE AND ESPECIALLY THE YEARS BETWEEN 1992-2004 MARK HIM OUT AS A SIGNIFICANT IMPRESSIONIST ARTIST WHO FOUND RECOGNITION ALL OVER THE WORLD AND AT THE MAJOR AUCTIONS OF THE WORLD, SOTHEBYS, CHRITIES AND BONHAMS.

DURING THE ATHENS OLYMPICS OF 2004 HE PRODUCES SEVEN PAINTINGS OF ATHENS ANTIQUITIES THAT ARE DESTINED TO BE A LANDMARK IN HIS ART AND GREEK ART, AS HE WAS THE ONLY ARTIST WHO DEVOTED HIS TIME AND EFFORT TO PAINT THE ATHENS OF 2004 AND PARTICULARLY ATHENS OF 2004 AND THE OLYMPICS.

HERE IS HIS  SIXTH PAINTING OF THE SERIES OF THE MAGNIFICENT

SEVEN WITH ZENETZIS AT WORK ON LOCATION!!

 

THE FINISHED PAINTING

APART FROM BEING VERY HOT AND THE WIND STOPPING VASILIS FROM TIME TO TIME ALL WENT SMOOTHLY AND THE PAINTING WAS FINISHED IN TWO DAYS.

ANOTHER MAGNIFICENT PAINTING WAS PAINTED FOR POSTERITY ON THE 15TH AND 16TH OF AUGUST 2004 AND THE ARTIST WAS SO HAPPY WITH THE RESULT. I WAS MORE THAN HAPPY AND THE THOUSANDS OF TOURISTS WITHIN THE OLYMPIAN ZEUS RUINS WERE IMPRESSED AND HAPPY TO WATCH AN ARTIST AT WORK AMONG THE ANCIENT GROUNDS OF OLYMPIAN ZEUS RUINS, WHICH STAND ABOUT 500 METRES AWAY FROM THE ACROPOLIS.

 

PETER CONSTANT

WHO BOUGHT LEONARDO'S 450 MILLION MASTERPIECE?

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RUMOURS WERE APLENTY!!

 

IT IS NOW ASSUMED THAT THE INVESTOR IN THE LEONARDO WAS A PROMINENT SAUDI ARABIAN ROYAL AND APPARENTLY NONE OTHER THAN THE RULER OF SAUDI ARABIA, MOHAMMED SALMAN.

THIS IS AN INTERESTING DEVELOPMENT THAT WILL ALSO HAVE REPERCUSSIONS NOT ONLY ON THE ART MARKET BUT ALSO ON POLITICS AND RELIGIOUS MATTERS.

LET US WAIT FOR MORE NEWS ABOUT THE PURCHASER OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE PAINTING EVER SOLD AT AUCTION!!

 

PETER CONSTANT

VASILIS ZENETZIS AND UNIQUE ART

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ARTISTS PAINT BECAUSE THEY LOVE PAINTING

 

"I LIVE TO PAINT, NOT PAINT TO LIVE"" THAT WAS ZENETZIS SAYING AND MOTTO ALL ALONG HIS 81 YEARS.

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN SERIES COMPRISED SEVEN PAINTINGS PAINTED DURING ATHENS OLYMPICS 2004. FROM DAY ONE OF THE OLYMPICS, ZENETZIS MAGNETISED THE MILLIONS WHO VISITED ATHENS AND THE ACROPOLIS BY PAINTING ROUND THE ACROPOLIS AS WAS THE CASE WITH ALL THE SEVEN OIL PAINTINGS HE PAINTED DURING THE EIGHTEEN DAYS OF ATHENS OLYMPICS 2004.

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN ARE ALREADY PART OF GREEK HISTORY, PART OF ATHENS CULTURAL HERITAGE AND AN ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT THAT NO OTHER ARTIST, GREEK OR FOREIGN UNDERTOOK AT THE TIME. ZENETZIS WAS THE ONLY ARTIST ON THE ANCIENT LOCATIONS OF ATHENS PAINTING CEASELESSLY TO DEPICT THE HISTORICAL MOMENTS WAS LIVING THROUGH. THAT ATTRACTED SO THOUSANDS OF VISITORS TO ADMIRE ZENETZIS PAINTING AND PHOTOGRAPH HIM WORKING ON LOCATION AND PRODUCING THE SEVEN PAINTINGS OF THE SERIES.

PAINTING NUMBER TWO

 

VASILIS PAINTED FROM NEARLY THE SAME SPOT PAINTING NUMBER ONE OVER THE FIRST TWO DAYS BUT HE WANTED SOMETHING MORE VIBRANT, SOMETHING BETTER AND FROM NEARLY THE SPOT WHERE SO MANY TOURISTS COULD SEE HIM AND ADMIRE THE WAY HE CONSTRUCTED HIS PAINTINGS. HIS DESIRE WAS INFECTOUS, HIS PAINTING NON-STOP AND THE RESULT COULD NOT HAVE BEEN BETTER!! IT WAS SO INCREDIBLE AND I WAS HONOURED TO BE PRESENT ALL THE TIME WATCHING AND ENJOYING THE EFFORT OF AN IMPRESSIONIST WHO IMMORTALISED ATHENS AND ITS ANCIENT WORLD DURING THE OLYMPICS OF 2004!!

PETER CONSTANT