An artwork a day ...

... keeps the doctor away.

Miranda July (American, 1974), Tap each dot…, 2010. Children activity series for apartamento magazine (#6, 11/2010). View high resolution

Miranda July (American, 1974), Tap each dot…, 2010. Children activity series for apartamento magazine (#6, 11/2010).

Ilya Repin (Russian, Realism, 1844-1930). A Summer Landscape (Vera Repina on a Bridge in Abramtsevo), 1879. Oil on canvas, 38x61cm. Museum of Private Collections in A. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia. View high resolution

Ilya Repin (Russian, Realism, 1844-1930). A Summer Landscape (Vera Repina on a Bridge in Abramtsevo), 1879. Oil on canvas, 38x61cm. Museum of Private Collections in A. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia.

Aleksandr Deyneka (Soviet Russian, Social Realism, 1899-1969). At Study, 1961. View high resolution

Aleksandr Deyneka (Soviet Russian, Social Realism, 1899-1969). At Study, 1961.

Emile Friant (French, Realism, 1863-1932). The Lovers (Autumn Evening), 1888. Oil on canvas, 111 x 145 cm (43.7” x 57.09”). Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nancy, France. View high resolution

Emile Friant (French, Realism, 1863-1932). The Lovers (Autumn Evening), 1888. Oil on canvas, 111 x 145 cm (43.7” x 57.09”). Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nancy, France.

Edouard Manet (French, Impressionism, 1832-1883), Monet in his floating Studio, 1874. Oil on canvas, 82.5 x 100.5 cm. Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany. View high resolution

Edouard Manet (French, Impressionism, 1832-1883), Monet in his floating Studio, 1874. Oil on canvas, 82.5 x 100.5 cm. Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany.

Claude Monet (French, Impressionism, 1840-1926), Antibes in the Morning, 1888. Oil on canvas, 65,5x92,4cm. Courtauld Gallery, London, UK. View high resolution

Claude Monet (French, Impressionism, 1840-1926), Antibes in the Morning, 1888. Oil on canvas, 65,5x92,4cm. Courtauld Gallery, London, UK.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, Impressionism, 1841-1919), Monet painting in his garden at Argenteuil, 1873. Oil on canvas, 61 x 50 cm. Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, US. View high resolution

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, Impressionism, 1841-1919), Monet painting in his garden at Argenteuil, 1873. Oil on canvas, 61 x 50 cm. Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, US.

Jan Vermeer (Dutch, Baroque, 1632-1675), Girl with as Pearl Earring, c. 1665. Oil on canvas, 44.5x39cm (17.5x15 in). Mauritshuis, The Hague, currently in the Frick Collection, NYC. View high resolution

Jan Vermeer (Dutch, Baroque, 1632-1675), Girl with as Pearl Earring, c. 1665. Oil on canvas, 44.5x39cm (17.5x15 in). Mauritshuis, The Hague, currently in the Frick Collection, NYC.

Gottfried Helnwein (Austrian, *1948, Hyperrealism), The Song I, 1981. Watercolour on cardboard, 160 cm x 116 cm, 45”x62”. Private Collection.

Gottfried Helnwein (Austrian, *1948, Hyperrealism), The Song I, 1981. Watercolour on cardboard, 160 cm x 116 cm, 45”x62”. Private Collection.

Bernhard Heisig (German, Leipzig School, 1925-2011), What’s New from the Tower, 1977. Oil on canvas, 148x118cm. Moritzburg, Halle/Saale, Germany. View high resolution

Bernhard Heisig (German, Leipzig School, 1925-2011), What’s New from the Tower, 1977. Oil on canvas, 148x118cm. Moritzburg, Halle/Saale, Germany.

Francis Bacon (Irish, neo-expressionism, 1909-1992), Three Studies of Lucian Freud, 1969. Oil on canvas,  triptych, each 198 x 147,5 cm. Private collection.
The painting has just been sold at Christie’s in New York for $142.4 million and therefore became the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. The painting shows Lucian Freud, a close friend and fellow artist of the painter, and is considered one of his greatest masterpieces. It was sold after six minutes of bidding to an anonymous buyer. The price eclipsed the $119.9m paid for Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” last year.

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Francis Bacon (Irish, neo-expressionism, 1909-1992), Three Studies of Lucian Freud, 1969. Oil on canvas,  triptych, each 198 x 147,5 cm. Private collection.

The painting has just been sold at Christie’s in New York for $142.4 million and therefore became the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. The painting shows Lucian Freud, a close friend and fellow artist of the painter, and is considered one of his greatest masterpieces. It was sold after six minutes of bidding to an anonymous buyer. The price eclipsed the $119.9m paid for Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” last year.

Gustave Courbet (French, Realism, 1819-1877), The Origin of the World (L’origin du monde), 1866. Oil on canvas, 46 x 55 cm. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France. View high resolution

Gustave Courbet (French, Realism, 1819-1877), The Origin of the World (L’origin du monde), 1866. Oil on canvas, 46 x 55 cm. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France.

Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro (Portuguese, Realism,  1857-1929), A Chávena de Chá, 1898. View high resolution

Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro (Portuguese, Realism, 1857-1929), A Chávena de Chá, 1898.

Ai Weiwei (Chinese, Conceptual Artist, *1957), Han Dynasty Urn with Coca-Cola Logo, 1994. Paint on Han Dynasty urn, 10” by 11” by 11”. View high resolution

Ai Weiwei (Chinese, Conceptual Artist, *1957), Han Dynasty Urn with Coca-Cola Logo, 1994. Paint on Han Dynasty urn, 10” by 11” by 11”.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Italian, Baroque, 1571-1610). Basket of Fruit, c.1599. Oil on canvas, 31 cm × 47 cm (12 in × 19 in). Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan. View high resolution

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Italian, Baroque, 1571-1610). Basket of Fruit, c.1599. Oil on canvas, 31 cm × 47 cm (12 in × 19 in). Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan.

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