We’ll take the Lichtenstein over the Warhol

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At least, that is what the bidders said. Roy Lichtenstein topped Warhol at the Christie’s auction last night with a big sell to a bidder who has more money than that guy we saw this morning scrambling for change to get some M&M’s for breakfast. At least, we assume.

According to the Times, “Lichtenstein’s 1964 painting “Ohhh … Alright …,” a comic book image of a forlorn woman clutching a telephone, brought $38 million, or $42.6 million including Christie’s fees, a record for the artist at auction.”

Warhol’s “Big Campbell’s Soup Can With Can Opener (Vegetable),” a 1962 painting, went for just $23.8m.

Wa-wah-wah-waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

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Ricky Allman: I had no defense, so I lied

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Apparently, Ricky Allman ‘had no defense, so he lied.’ Or, that may just be the title of his new solo exhibition at David B. Smith Gallery, featuring new paintings and an installation that builds on the artist’s interest in the collision of nature and architecture, space and light, horizontal and vertical.

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A Friendly Invasion with Mike Stilkey: Exclusive Interview

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There are times when you look at an artist’s work and think, ‘why didn’t I think of that?’ Mike Stilkey is an incredibly imaginative man who paints on stacks of books whose work is simply so beautiful and makes such sense that we can’t help but wonder this. Richard Scarry and Chippy Coates talk to the artist while at The Bristol Museum of Art.

 

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Conor Harrington x Know Hope Paint The Middle East

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We wanted to tell you directly after our studio visit with Conor Harrington the other week (but we’re good at keeping secrets, at the artist’s request) that Conor recently arrived in The Middle East, met up with Know Hope and Zero Cents, and already started to paint in both Israel and Palestine.

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