Friday, August 10, 2012

Picasso - Day Dreaming Picasso by k Madison Moore

Day Dreaming Picasso / Lee


Painting with The Masters

Art within Art Series

Sold Commission.

14 x 18 Oil Painting on Canvas

This is an example of repainting a similar painting to paintings
that are sold. So many collectors like painting that have already
been sold but really would like to have an original. My paintings
sell very quickly so my solution is to offer similar to sold paintings
but with subtle changes to make each one an original for that collector.
Many times I use the same title but / the collectors name on the end.

It is amazing how different they can look with some changes. In this 
one I changed the back ground colors and many of the colors in the 
furniture and flooring, added a new floral arrangement as well as
two different paintings on the wall and gave our lady a new face
and clothing and painted the piano black instead of red. This painting
is also larger format than the first.
What a big difference! 

If you see paintings that are already sold and would like a 
similar painted please contact me with your ideas. I can also add
colors and elements that you would like to have or I can design
a specific painting for you.


Day Dreaming Picasso

Art within Art Series
11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas

Picasso was exceptionally prolific throughout his long lifetime. The total number of artworks he produced has been estimated at 50,000, comprising 1,885 paintings; 1,228 sculptures; 2,880 ceramics, roughly 12,000 drawings, many thousands of prints, and numerous tapestries and rugs. At the time of his death many of his paintings were in his possession, as he had kept off the art market what he did not need to sell. In addition, Picasso had a considerable collection of the work of other famous artists, some his contemporaries, such as Henri Matisse, with whom he had exchanged works. Since Picasso left no will, his death duties (estate tax) to the French state were paid in the form of his works and others from his collection. These works form the core of the immense and representative collection of the Musée Picasso in Paris. In 2003, relatives of Picasso inaugurated a museum dedicated to him in his birthplace, Málaga, Spain, the  Museo Picasso MalagaThe Museu Picasso in Barcelona features many of his early works, created while he was living in Spain, including many rarely seen works which reveal his firm grounding in classical techniques. The museum also holds many precise and detailed figure studies done in his youth under his father’s tutelage, as well as the extensive collection of Jaime Sabartés, his close friend and personal secretary.

Several paintings by Picasso rank among the most expensive paintings in the world. Garçon à la pipe sold for US$104 million at  Sotheby's on 4 May 2004, establishing a new price record. Dora Mar au Chat  sold for US$95.2 million at Sotheby’s on 3 May 2006. On 4 May 2010,  Nudw, Green Leaves and Bust was sold at Christie's for $106.5 million. The 1932 work, which depicts Picasso's mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter reclining and as a bust, was in the personal collection of Los Angeles philanthropist Frances Lasker Brody, who died in November 2009. Christie's won the rights to auction the collection against London-based  Sotheby's. The collection as a whole was valued at over $150 million, while the work was originally expected to earn $80 million at auction. There were more than half a dozen bidders, while the winning bid was taken via telephone. The previous auction record ($104.3 million) was set in February 2010, by Alberto Giacometti's  Walking Man.

As of 2004, Picasso remains the top ranked artist (based on sales of his works at auctions) according to the Art Market Trends report.More of his paintings have been stolen than those by any other artist;  the Art Loss Register has 550 of his works listed as missing.


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