Artist as Con Man

Art Appreciation 101 for realtors and those seeking sale of own property.

Fellowship of the Minds

Sold at Auction for $44 Million

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—Newman overwhelms and seduces the viewer with the totality of its sensual, cascading washes of vibrant blue coexisting with Newman’s vertical “Sign” of the human presence, his iconic and revolutionary “zip.” – Sotheby’s description

from twentytwowords.com

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Barnett Newman (January 29, 1905 – July 4, 1970) was an American artist. He is seen as one of the major figures in abstract expressionism and one of the foremost of the color field painters. His paintings are existential in tone and content, explicitly composed with the intention of communicating a sense of locality, presence, and contingency.[1] – Wikipedia

“I hope that my painting has the impact of giving someone, as it did me, the feeling of his own totality, of his own separateness, of his own individuality.”
– Barnett Newman

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“Any art worthy of its name should address ‘life’, ‘man’, ‘nature’, ‘death’ and ‘tragedy’.”
– Barnett Newman

"Onement VI" by Barnett Newman is on display during a preview of Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art sales in New York on May 3, 2013. Sotheby's is scheduled to hold its Impressionist & Modern Art sales May 7. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel DunandEMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

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