BLOG OF TODAY, 5TH NOVEMBER 2017

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I KNEW NOT WHO THON WAS!!

BUYING ART IS AT TIMES INSTINCTIVE, AT TIMES KNOWLEDGE AND MOST OF THE TIMES BECAUSE WE LIKE WHAT WE SEE AND IT SPEAKS TO US IN SOME WAY. THIS IS THE CASE OF INVESTING IN THON IN EARLY 2000'S AND WHY I INVESTED A SMALL SUM ON A PAINTING I DO NOT KNOW THE ARTIST BUT I LIKE THE WORK AND ITS SUBJECT!!

THIS PAINTER DOES NOT SEEM TO BE WILLIAM THON BUT WHO KNOWS WHAT I MIGHT DISCOVER TOMORROW?

BUYING A WORK OF ART YOU DO NOT KNOW THE ARTIST OF IS NOT A WASTE OF MONEY!!

 

LEON KALOGEROPOULOS, THE MAN-GENTLEMAN

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A MARINE ARTIST OF MENTION

 

 

 

I MET LEON IN 1999 IN HIS STUDIO IN ATHENS. I SAW HIS WORK EARLIER AND I WAS IMPRESSED BY HIS SKILLS AS A MARINE ARTIST AND WANTED NOT ONLY TO MEET HIM BUT ALSO TO COMMISSION HIM WITH A FEW MARINE PAINTINGS. THUS STARTED OUR ASSOCIATION IN 1999 AND UNTIL HIS EARLY PASSING AWAY IN 2002.

THE STUDIO WAS SPACIOUS, MARINE PAINTING EVERYWHERE AND THE MAN WAS A GENTLEMAN. WE TALKED, WE WENT FROM SUBJECT TO SUBJECT AND FINALLY WE MADE AN AGREEMENT ON PAINT FOR GREEKSINART A GROUP OF MARINE PAINTINGS.

THE MAN WAS CULTURED, THE MAN WAS A GENTLEMAN AND ON MY WAY OUT HE STOPPED ME:

HE PICKED A SMALL PAINTING AND SAID TO ME:

THIS IS A SMALL PRESENT TO YOUR WIFE FROM ME!!!

IT WAS AN UNEXPECTED GESTURE AND I GESTURE THAT STILL SITS IN MY HEART AND MIND. A KIND MAN, A GENTLE MAN AND A PAINTER I ALWAYS MISS BUT, NEVER FORGET AND ESPECIALLY WHEN I LOOK AT HIS ART AND HIS SKILL ON CANVASES OF GREAT VALUE FOR ME. THE SEA AND THE WAVES, THE SKY AND THE CLOUDS, THE WIND AND THE SHIPS TRAVELLING FAST. THE SHIP AND AND SAILS AND THE MAN ON THE SHIPS STRUGGLING WITH NATURE.

THAT WAS LEON KALOGEROPOULOS, A GREEK ARTIST WHO IMMORTALISED THE SEA AND GREEK HISTORY FOR THE GREEK NATION AND ITS HISTORY OF ART. THE RECOGNITION CAME LATE IN HIS LIFE BUT HIS ART LIVES IN BIG MUSEUMS, BIG COLLECTIONS AND IN THE COLLECTION OF GREEKSINART.

LEON KALOGEROPOULOS' ART CAN BE SEEN IN THE CURRENT  MARINE EXHIBITION IN NORTH LONDON ALONGSIDE SEVEN OTHER ARTISTS AND UNTIL THE 17TH OF NOVEMBER 2017 AND ON LINE AT WWW.GREEKSINART.COM

 

PETER CONSTANT

SEAGO SELLS VERY WELL AT BONHAMS, LONDON

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SEAGO THE DARLING OF COLLECTORS

WHEN AN AUCTION OFFERS TOO MANY WORKS BY THE SAME ARTIST, THE FEAR IS THAT THE MARKET WILL BE VERY SELECTIVE AND CASUALTIES WILL OCCUR. NO SUCH A THING WITH ONE OF BRITAIN'S POPULAR ARTISTS, EDWARD SEAGO.

LOT AFTER LOT SOLD WELL AT BONHMAS YESTERDAY WITH THE BEST RESULT OF 33,000 POUNDS PAID FOR THE OIL PAINTING BELOW!!

 

 

PETER CONSTANT

BRITISH MODERN AT BONHAMS, LONDON

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MODERN BRITISH ART IS IMPORTANT FOR BRITAIN

 

THE HEART AND SOUL OF NATIONS ARE IN THEIR CULTURE AND THEIR ARTS. BRITISH ART HAS BEEN PLAYING ITS ROLE VERY WELL AND THE SALE AT BONHAMS TOMORROW, 31ST OCTOBER 2017 IS ANOTHER EVENT CELEBRATING THE ABOVE.

PLENTY TO LIKE IN THE SALE AND PARTICULARLY THE SEAGO WORK OF EAST ANGLIA. WE SELECT A COLOURFUL PAINTING BY MCINTYRE, AN ARTIST WE BELIEVE PROMISES PLENTY AND IS AFFORDABLE FOR MANY OF US!!

 

LOT 56 DONALD MCINTYRE 800-1200 POUNDS

 

SOLD FOR 3,125 POUNDS

 

SOTHEBYS 19TH CENTURY ART AND...

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TOP ART TOP ESTIMATES BUT THEY ARE LOOKING PALE COMPARED ...

 

THE 19TH CENTURY SALE AT SOTHEBYS NY ON 31ST  OCTOBER LOOKS GOOD AND PROMISING BUT NOTHING REALLY CATCHES THE EYE AND IGNITES THE IMAGINATION OF SELLING FOR SEVERAL MILLION.

THE MUNNINGS PAINTING OF PONIES AND SHRIMP IS GOOD BUT WILL IT REACH IS LOFTY ESTIMATE OF ONE MILLION DOLLARS. HOPEFULLY IT WILL REACH ITS RESERVE.

 

MUNNINGS AT ONE MILLION DOLLARS!!