Posts tagged Paintings
Outsider art: what students can learn from self-taught artists

In 1939, former slave Bill Traylor was sitting on a box at the side of the road drawing when the artist Charles Shannon rode by on his horse. Touched by the pictures, Shannon supported Traylor and helped him exhibit his work. After his death, Traylor would become a significant figure of American folk and modern art – without a formal artistic education.

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Is this Painting an Investment?

When it comes to auction on 13th November, this Monet will have been sold seven times since it was painted in 1880. We track whether its owners have made a significant return.

When it is offered at Christie’s New York on 13 November, Claude Monet’s Coucher de soleil à Lavacourt will have been sold seven times since it was painted in 1880 from a spot looking West across the Seine, just beyond the artist’s garden gate.

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