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John Singer Sargent Painting Children
Brooklyn Museum of
October 8, 2004—January 16,
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia:
February 25 - May 22,
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon:
June 18 - September 11,
Auction Sets Record Price
hammer fell on December 2nd in the halls of Sotheby's what had stood
for eight years and seemingly unreachable, lay shattered in a million
pieces. The former high water mark set by Cashmere in 1996, when
it sold for $11,112,500 to Bill Gates, was more than doubled by
Sargent's painting of Group with Parasols
which realized a price of $23,528,000 USD including buyer's premium --
far exceeding the estimated price between 9,000,000 -- 12,000,000 USD.
Five bidders competed for the painting and eventually ended up with an
anonymous buyer according to a recent BBC News story.
that were sold, which came from the collection of Rita and Daniel
Fraad, were A Spanish Barracks, c.1903 realizing $142,400 USD; and a drawing called Studies for Venetian Street Scene, c.
1880-1882 which brought $36,000
street, so to speak at Christies, a sketch of Carolus Duran
done after Sargent's oil of him brought a hefty price of $724,300.00
USD, the painting Corfu
sold for $95,600.00 USD which was, surprisingly, less than it sold the
previous year; and a portrait of Sir Charles Macpherson Dobell, went for
50,190. British Pounds.
It has been red letter
days at the Bailey Building and Loan. So much has gone on since I have
made any updates to the Co-maniacs and as much as it might seem I might
have fallen off the earth, or that I might have sold out to Mr. Potter.
I can assure you that the doors are still open to this little
shoestring of an effort I call the Co-Maniacs. What has kept me from
making any updates has been my life outside of the JSS Gallery which
has been pretty busy as well.
This doesn't mean,
however, that little has been going on at JSS Central. I have been
learning new programs which, hopefully, will make my life easier and I
have been trying to get some really neat things online which have been
sitting in the wings for weeks. This will show up here shortly in this
issue of the paper.
What's on my Christmas
list? More Lists
In November Andy Holzopfel (a Friend
of the JSS Gallery) wrote to the Brooklyn Museum regarding a
listing of work for the Exhibition currently underway. Meg Holscher,
Dept. Assistant, of American Art, was kind enough to respond wherein
she wrote "Please see the following list of paintings that are on view.
I have included the corresponding plate numbers from the catalogue." (Go to)
Basin with Sailor, Villa Vizcaya, Miami, Florida,
Breithorn, Murren, 1870; Studies of a Dead Bird; 1878; Antonio
Mancini, c.1898; The
Model: Interior with Standing Figure, 1876; Katherine Chase Pratt,
c. 1901; Rio
dell'Angelo, 1902; Mrs. Gardiner Green Hammond (Esther
Fiske Hammond), 1903; Rio dei Mendicanti, 1903; Rio di San Salvatore,
Venice, 1903-04; Bedouin Mother, 1905; Black Tent,
Stable,1905-06; Falconieri Gardens, Frascati,
c.1907; All' Ave
Maria, c.1907; In the Simplon Pass, 1910;
Andy Holzopfel went to the Brooklyn
Museum of Art and a new listing is added (Go to)
you Want to Build a Virtual Gallery
of Virtual Galleries, thoughts by David Hyde (Go to)
Thoughts by Natasha Wallace