November 15, 2017

Apple of My Eye

Ushering in the fall season with the North East’s favorite fruit: the apple.  An emblem of the season, its colors and crispness perfectly analogous to fall.  The apple is also integral within the history of American Art. [...] More...

October 30, 2017

Into the Woods

Ross Eugene Braught, Forest Interior, Ink on paper, David Cook Galleries.  Click to inquire.    In anticipation of Halloween’s hoopla, this post looks beyond the costumes-covered in o [...] More...

October 29, 2017

FADA at the Fair: Boston In...

FADA Members exhibited at 2017's Boston International Fine Art Show at the Cyclorama. As a significant locus for American Art, FADA Members share Bostonian art destinations along with art fair tips. H [...] More...

October 29, 2017

FADA Art Destinations: Boze...

    In this edition of FADA Art Destinations, FADA Member and namesake owner of Thomas Nygard Gallery in Bozeman, MT revealed the places and faces of the city's art scene.  With a [...] More...

October 15, 2017

Windswept

  Birger Sandzen, Kansas Farm, Watercolor, David Cook Galleries.  Click to inquire.     The unsung hero in artworks tends to be those invisible forces-aka the wind-ener [...] More...

October 10, 2017

FADA Art Destinations: Indi...

With gallery spaces in cities throughout the country-and abroad-FADA Members are experts in unique regional schools of art and offer invaluable insight into the art communities their galleries work in [...] More...

October 1, 2017

The Grazers

    Willem Vester, Summer Landscape, 1871, Oil on canvas laid on panel, Guarisco Gallery.  Click to inquire.     Pastoral settings, glorified in the Baroque can [...] More...

September 15, 2017

Gone Fishing

  Barton S. Hays, Fishing, Oil on canvas, Eckert & Ross Fine Art. Click to inquire.   The depiction of fishing in art history-though a seemingly odd subject to focus on-deno [...] More...

September 1, 2017

Lost in the Study

Bin Feng, The American Dream-Scriptorium, Archival pigment print, Eckert Fine Art.  Click to inquire.  Back to school and September calls for the retreat inside.  With a wardrobe ove [...] More...

August 15, 2017

The Bikini

    Samuel S. Carr, By the Seaside, Oil on canvas, Godel & Co. Fine Art.  Click to inquire. In this ode to the last days of summer, this post captures the visual history of [...] More...

August 7, 2017

FADA at the Fair: Seattle A...

  FADA Members Jerald Melberg Gallery and Rosenbaum Contemporary exhibited their Modern and Contemporary programs at 2017’s Seattle Art Fair. In its third edition, the fair has drawn attent [...] More...

August 1, 2017

How Medieval!

    Philip Hermogenes Calderon, At the Stream, Oil on canvas, Guarisco Gallery.  Click to inquire.   With the eccentricities and curiosities of Alessandro Michel’s Instagr [...] More...

July 18, 2017

FADA’s Summer of Love

Andy Warhol, Mao, Screenprint, Leslie Sacks Gallery.  Click to inquire. Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire queues this blog’s theme: Summer of Love, a FADA profile of art from the 60 [...] More...

July 17, 2017

FADA Gallery Profile: BEA a...

Photo: Aaron Davidson / Getty Meet Beatriz Esguerra, owner and founder of FADA’s newest Member, Beatriz Esguerra Art. With a gallery location in Bogota since 2000 and another in Miami since 201 [...] More...

July 1, 2017

The Art of Urban Planning

Louis Robert Carrier-Belleuse, Elegant Figures in a Flower Garden, Oil on canvas, Schiller & Bodo European Paintings. Click to inquire. “In the Backyard” profiled the private enclosures of [...] More...

June 22, 2017

FINE ART DEALERS ASSOCIATIO...

(June 22, 2017—Los Angeles, CA) The Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA) has named Steve Hartman, from Cleveland-based Contessa Gallery, as the new President of the Board of Directors. He will be foc [...] More...

June 16, 2017

In the Studio

   Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier, Connoisseur at the Artist’s Studio, Oil on panel, Schiller & Bodo European Paintings.  Click to inquire. Blogs inventorying the body scrubs and [...] More...

June 6, 2017

Contessa Gallery’s Ch...

Cleveland, Ohio - June 5, 2017 - Commemorating the University of Michigan’s 2017 Bicentennial, Victors for Art: Michigan’s Alumni Collectors celebrates the deep impact of Michigan alumni on the [...] More...

June 1, 2017

In the Backyard

David Hockney, View of Hotel Well, 1985, Lithograph, Timothy Yarger Fine Art.  Click to inquire. It’s backyard season.  The preferred venue for summer weekends and holiday celebrations, the ba [...] More...

May 15, 2017

Low Rider

Z.Z. Wei, Coast Highway, Oil on canvas, William A. Karges Fine Art.  Click to inquire. A symbol of modern mobility-the car- with video game and movie franchises dedicated to the mechanism, is po [...] More...

May 1, 2017

FADA at the Fair: Member Ga...

Art Fairs are seemingly the extension of a global, contemporary Art World.  With an indirect lineage to 18th century Artist Salons of Louis XV’s court bridged with the 20th century [...] More...

April 15, 2017

As The Italians Do

Easter, the ultimate religious season, often confronts individuals to reassess their spiritual inclinations.  An artist’s grappling of art historical religious traditions proves similar to the laym [...] More...

April 1, 2017

Fool Me Once

Edouard Quitton, Finches on a Blue Ribbon, Oil on panel, Godel & Co. Fine Art.  Click to inquire. To celebrate April Fool’s Day, this post reflects on art historical staple, Trompe L’oei [...] More...

March 15, 2017

The Bestseller List

Yet, when did book covers become art? Browsing through online marketplaces-by no means providing a concise history-17th century vellum book covers adorned with decorative bindings oddly pave the way f [...] More...

February 27, 2017

FADA DOES DESERT X: A weeke...

FADA began its Desert X journey in January at 2017’s LA Art Show.  In a collaboration with Desert X, which FADA supports as a Founding Member, LA Art Show patrons were brought into a booth evocati [...] More...

February 15, 2017

Best Picture

ARRIVAL  Although categorized under the Sci-Fi genre, Arrival is a movie about communication.  In deciphering the language of Earth’s new visitors, one is kindly reminded of interpreting an abstr [...] More...

February 1, 2017

In the Valley of FADA

In anticipation of the upcoming, FADA-supported Desert X, curated, site-specific art installations throughout the Palm Springs Desert area, this post sources FADA inventory evocative of the desert env [...] More...

January 26, 2017

FADA at the Fair!

Within Los Angeles’s bustling cultural scene, participating galleries were able to share their gallery programs with an enthused public. Enjoy Installation Shots and select works by artists presente [...] More...

January 15, 2017

FADA in the Desert: LA Art ...

OPENING NIGHT: Lois Esformes, FADA Executive Director Jane Glassman and Artist Fred Eversley LA Art Show visitors browse the inventory of FADA Galleries In anticipation of the inaugu [...] More...

January 1, 2017

A Year in Review, 2017

FADA is already looking forward to 2017 with a presentation of Desert X, a contemporary art biennial, at the FADA-founded LA Art Show, January 11th-15th. Booth #1004 introduces participating artists [...] More...

December 15, 2016

The Nude, Part II

Malcolm Liepke, Torso, Oil on panel, Arcadia Contemporary.  Click to inquire. Fernando Botero, Hombre a Caballo Mirando de Lado (Man on Horse Looking Sideways), Bronze, Rosenbaum Contemporar [...] More...

December 1, 2016

The Nude, Part 1

Louis Michel Eilshemius, Nude Women on the Beach, 1907, Oil on board, Questroyal Fine Art, LLC.  Click to inquire. Edgar Degas, Après le Bain, Pastel Counterproof, Galerie Michael.  Click [...] More...

November 15, 2016

Sitter’s Choice

 John Van der Banck, King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, a Portrait, Ink on paper, Denenberg Fine Art. Click to inquire.    The idea of artists being trained defeats contemporary n [...] More...

November 1, 2016

Clowning Around

 Edgar Britton, Clowns’ Dressing Room, Oil on linen, David Cook Fine Art.  Click to inquire.  Carrying over from last night’s mischievous festivities, this post is an homage to an inst [...] More...

October 31, 2016

Everyday FADA

 David Gilhooly, Strawberries and Cream and Frogs, Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art.  Click to inquire.   Contemporary art historical scholarship often reflects upon the functionality [...] More...

October 29, 2016

Moonlit Landscapes From a ...

   Moonlit Landscapes From a Tormented Painter’s Lucid MomentsAntiques By EVE M. KAHN OCTOBER 27, 2016  Ralph Albert Blakelock’s “Rising Moon.” Credit Ralph Blakelock, Que [...] More...

October 24, 2016

A Museum’s Seal of Approv...

A Museum’s Seal of Approval Can Add to Art’s ValueBy PAUL SULLIVANOCTOBER 14, 2016 “In general, it enhances value...there is a direct relationship between value and exhibition — museums being [...] More...

October 6, 2016

The Architecture of FADA

  Jim McHugh, The Orpheum Theater, Archival pigment print, Timothy Yarger Fine Art.  Click to inquire.   This post combines many of the thematic elements discussed in previous po [...] More...

September 16, 2016

Fifty Shades of FADA

Terri Kelly Moyers, Black Bird, Oil, Nedra Matteucci Galleries.  Click to inquire.   As the world is abuzz with intel from the Fifty Shades of Grey movie set, it seems appropriate to examine t [...] More...

September 16, 2016

From New York to Barcelona:...

“Instead of being painted on the canvas, the figure began to emerge from the canvas. I never dreamed I would experience work like Sandorfi’s during my lifetime.  More to the point I never dreamed [...] More...

September 16, 2016

FADA at the Museum

As the summer season descends upon the art world, museum destinations often increase in popularity as the close of Art Basel and other fairs incite a slight gallery slump.  Nevertheless, FADA galleri [...] More...

September 2, 2016

The Academics

   Kitagawa Utamaro, Calligraphy Lesson, from the series: 12 types of Women’s Handicrafts, Woodblock, Douglas Frazer Fine Art.  Click to inquire.    Although our goodbyes to summer were cut [...] More...

August 17, 2016

Going for Gold

 Fletcher Martin, The Set Up, c.1937-38, Lithograph, David Cook Fine Art.  Click to inquire.     The Olympics are upon us: a constant reminder as we frantically check to see who won gold for t [...] More...

July 1, 2016

Calling Major Tom

Swooning over Rihanna’s latest “Sledgehammer” video for StarTrek (although her makeup seemingly borrows from fashion icon Michele Lamy), one senses that current trends favor an aesthetic cultiva [...] More...

June 15, 2016

Un Café S’il vous pl...

A model patron orders at Brasserie Gabrielle Source Karl Lagerfeld’s Brasserie Gabrielle, staged within the magnificent beaux-arts structure of the Grand Palais (seasonally decorated for each colle [...] More...

June 1, 2016

Countryside Escape

Gustave Baumann, The Country Circus, Color Woodblock Print, Eckert & Ross Fine Art. Click to inquire.As last month’s post was an ode to the more quieter tones of city life, today’s post sho [...] More...

May 15, 2016

The Still Urban-Scape

Edward S. Goldman, Alley, Acrylic on canvas, David Cook Fine Art.  Click to inquire. While most engage in and seek out urban lifestyles for the activity of the hustle and bustle, representations o [...] More...

May 1, 2016

Costume Queens

Simon Procter, Valentino Eight Haute Couture 2010, Paris, C-print, Rosenbaum Contemporary Gallery.  Click to inquire.We’re all living vicariously through Instagram for updates on this year’s Me [...] More...

April 15, 2016

FADA and Gertrude

FADA goes international: Salon de Fleurus signage at Muzeum Sztuki in PolandMuseum visitors conversing in the Salon de Fleurus at Muzeum SztukiWhile FADA members are exhibiting an exciting array of [...] More...

April 1, 2016

4 Reasons Why Historic Art ...

FOUR REASONS WHY HISTORIC ART REMAINS IMPORTANT TO THE CALIFORNIA MARKETBy William A. Karges Fine Art Editorial StaffWhat is it that has always attracted people to Early California painting? Works cre [...] More...

March 15, 2016

The Hills Are Alive…w...

Elizabeth Peyton, Julian, 2006, Ukiyo-e woodcut, Leslie Sacks Gallery.  Click to inquire.Daniel F. Gerhartz, Inheritance, Oil on linen, Eckert & Ross Fine Art.  Click to inquire. Feeling a bit [...] More...

March 1, 2016

It Takes Two

Mary Jane Ansell, Hope and the Reckoning, Oil on aluminum, Arcadia Contemporary.  Click to inquire.Two heads are better than one. It takes two to make a thing go right. Just ask Rob Base and DJ EZ R [...] More...

February 15, 2016

From FADA with LOVE

While Valentine’s Day is over and done with, many of those lovable feelings, leftover chocolates, and some-what fresh flowers carry over to today and into FADA’s latest blog post.  While Valenti [...] More...

February 1, 2016

Monkeying Around

Tony South, Still Smokin, Oil on canvas, Rehs Galleries Inc. Click to inquire.The Monkey: Quick-witted, charming, lucky, adaptable, bright, versatile, lively, smart. Chinese New Year is celebrated t [...] More...

January 15, 2016

And the best picture goes t...

With Oscar Nominatations abuzz, this post connects FADA's inventory to the diverse range of Oscar Best Picture nominations. From the snow-filled wilderness scenery of the Revenant to the bustling cos [...] More...

January 1, 2016

FADA, A Year in Review

To start off FADA/blog in 2016, this post reflects upon 2015 (FADA's 25th year) and the exciting 2015 gallery highlights shared by fantastic FADA members.  From acquiring important art historical wor [...] More...

December 15, 2015

The Sounds of Art

Viewing a painting can be a very thoughtful and still activity.  Although many evocative paintings can stir viewer’s senses, FADA is getting multidisciplinary with this post’s exploration of ling [...] More...

December 1, 2015

Fabrics, Patterns, & P...

Ramon Dilley, La Swann, l'ete, du Cote des Cures Marines, Oil on canvas, Vallejo Maritime Gallery. Click to inquire Sumptuous textiles often anchor a work of art. Although they are often placed in the [...] More...

November 15, 2015

In Protest of Color

Andreas Feininger, The Photojournalist, Silver gelatin print, Contessa Gallery. Click to inquireFADA/blog has been devoted to highlighting monochromatic works of color in its collection, with vibrant [...] More...

November 1, 2015

The P(ART)y

Michael Carson, The Lush Life, Oil on panel, Arcadia Contemporary.Halloween revelries (or seances) probably transpired on your Saturday night, allowing those who really partook in the festivities to s [...] More...

October 15, 2015

A Rough Sketch

Winslow Homer, Sailboats, Gouache and pencil on paper, Questroyal Fine Art. Click to inquireSometimes, there is a beauty to something that appears unfinished. Artists will often sketch their prelimin [...] More...