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Discovered Spanish Master J.R. Lopez (b. 1925)

The Storm is Coming, $12,500, 40 inches x 32 inches, Oil on Linen

Hats in the Wind, $12,500, 40 inches x 32 inches, Oil on Linen

Strength, $12,500, 40 inches x 32 inches, Oil on linen

J. R. LOPEZ was born in Yecla (Murcia)-Spain in 1925. He started his artistic career in 1953 attending the Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Jorge in Barcelona and the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Valencia. He was a disciple of Valencian Artist Manuel Siguenza.

J. R. LOPEZ has been a guest of honor at The International Exhibition of the “Salon des Nations a Paris” and has held one-man exhibitions in Paris, London, Chicago, Miami, Puerto Rico, Madrid, Murcia, Barcelona, Valencia, Palma de Mallorca and many other cities.

He belongs to the International Painting Group in London. He has been the ” Featured artist” in “The Finest in the Midwest Shows ’99″ in Chicago, Madison and Milwaukee. He has received a honorable tribute in the “Egypt Embassy” in Madrid, Spain.

His work is held in public and private collections all over the world.

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Invest in Art NOW: Philips de Pury sets new record for Basquiat!

Invest in Art NOW: Philips de Pury sets new record for Basquiat!

Phillips Nets $86.9 M. at Contemporary Art Sale, Buoyed by Record $16.3 M. Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1981
$16.3 million on an estimate of $8 million to $12 million

A work on wood by Jean-Michel Basquiat set a new record for the artist at auction, selling for $16.3 million with premium at an otherwise by-the-numbers sale on Thursday evening at Phillips de Pury & Company, where auctioneer Simon de Pury hammered down a total of $75.9 million ($86.9 with premium), squeaking by at exactly the low estimate on a sale that was estimated to go as high as $110.7 million.

The Basquiat, a moderate-sized, colorful painting of a man, Untitled, from 1981, slowly climbed to its hammer price of $14.5 million, mostly through bids from the phones. That number already put it over the previous record set by an untitled piece from 1982 that sold for $13.5 million with premium at Christie’s New York in 2008. (All prices include buyer’s premium, unless noted.)

Gerhard Richter, Abstraktes Bild 638-4, 1987
Passed on an estimate of $3 million to $5 million

Andy Warhol, Gun, 1981-82
$7 million on an estimate of $5 million to $7 million

Andy Warhol, Mao, 1973
$10.4 million on an estimate of $9 million to $12 million

Sources: Gallerist NY /Philips de Pury



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Notice anything new at the restaurant “Dolores, But you can call me Lolita” in Miami? Look really hard. Yup, it’s Pop artist dEmo’s “GATO” in Red. dEmo available from Weeee!

Notice anything new at the restaurant “Dolores, But you can call me Lolita” in Miami? Look really hard. Yup, it’s Pop artist dEmo’s “GATO” in Red. dEmo available from Weeee!

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WORLD RED EYE: Dali Miami 2012 Photos

Dali Miami

posted on March 14th, 2012 in Arts, Boutiques & Galleries by seth. Credits: Seth Browarnik

Miami, FL – March 10, 2012 - Dali Miami, an exhibit of over 250 sculptures, painting, lithographs and more from various personal collectors, brought close to 20,000 visitor’s to the Moore building in the Miami Design District.

Among socialites, media types and other personalities, including Oscar winner of set design in the movie Hugo, Francesca Lo Schiavo, Princess Thi-Nga of Vietnam, Adriana Sassoon, Miami Housewive’s Lea Black, Alexia Echevarria, Adriana de Moura, and Ana Quincoces and Dali inspired h’orderves by TV chef Adrienne Calvo.

The brainchild of the show and producer was Michael Rosen along with co-producer Manny Hernandez and Curator Reed Horth. They plan to continue bringing these type of art show to mass audiences and our city. “Dali was a showman” explains curator Reed Horth, “Everyone loves Dali.”

Michael Rosen & Manny Hernandez

Michael Rosen & Manny Hernandez

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Miami Herald: Miami Herald: Dali Miami Exhibit Highlights Surrealist Sculpture


From Miami Herald:

‘Dalí Miami’ exhibit highlights surrealist artist’s sculpture

70 sculptures by the Spanish surrealist are part of ‘Dalí Miami’


Venus de Milo with Drawers, by Dali

By Howard Cohen

When people think of famed surrealist Salvador Dalí, more often than not it’s one of his 1,500 paintings that comes to mind. Maybe even Destino, the Disney-animated short the Spanish artist produced in 1945.

Often overlooked, but as significant in understanding Dalí, are the hundreds of sculptures he created before he died in 1989 at age 84 in his birthplace, Figueres, Spain.

“Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality,” Dalí once said. Still, with raised Dalíesque eyebrows, people exclaim, “I did not know Dalí did sculpture.”

With the Wednesday opening of Dalí Miami at the Design District’s Moore Building, perhaps they will.

Along with his glass masterpiece Montre Molle (Melting Clock, 1971) the gouache Spring Rain (1949) and the rare intaglio The Grasshopper Child (1934), the 200 works on view will include 70 sculptures, among them Dalí’s 1964 bronze Venus de Milo with Drawers and the 1972 bronze, Winged Triton.

By comparison, St. Petersburg’s renowned Dalí Museum has just two of his sculptures on exhibit.

“Dalí is one of those artists who is somewhat misunderstood,” said Reed Horth, president of Robin Rile Fine Art, a Miami art concierge. Horth, who is curating Dalí Miami, delights in sharing stories he has heard from his friend Robert Descharnes, a secretary to Dalí who is a leading authenticator of his art.

Like the one about the way the artist would sit in the nude by the pool of his home on Spain’s Mediterranean coast, holding a glass of muscatel in one hand and manipulating a piece of wax with the other. As he gazed at the beach below, simple objects or passing strangers would catch his attention and become something grander in sculpture form. The wax shape would soon emerge as a finished work, or, as Horth says, a subconscious vision of the scene he had observed. A ship’s anchor, for example, became his Winged Triton Bronze.

“He was inspired by the world around him,” Horth said. Sometimes that inspiration would be of a more, well, physical nature.

“He would see a beautiful girl below and would say, ‘Robert, bring me that girl, she must meet The Dalí.’ He had a bit of an ego,” Horth said, laughing. “It’s a great thing to think of him in a very human sense, we sort of think of the mythology around him as opposed to a guy who had an unquenchable appetite for creation and art.”

For Dalí Miami, producer Michael Rosen, president of the gallery consulting firm Colored Thumb, arranged for a continuous screening of the 1929 film Un Chien Andalou, a 17-minute French surrealist collaboration with director Luis Buñuel. He also asked Miami chef Adrianne Calvo to recreate some of Dalí’s favorite recipes for the opening night reception.

The biggest challenge was to gather the 200 pieces from collectors in Spain, Dubai, London, New York and Los Angeles among many other places and install them in the Moore Building’s 30,000-square-foot space.

“A lot of collectors wanted to know the other names of the pieces in the show to put their pieces in with,” Rosen said. “A lot has to do with trust.”

Though they say institutions in Toronto, Houston and Chicago expressed interest in exhibiting Dalí’s sculptures, Horth and Rosen opted to launch the show in Miami.

“The art scene in Miami is ever growing and there’s a large Spanish population in Miami and he’s a big name,” Rosen said. “A lot of shows are a mix of artists, but we’re taking over the Moore Building.”

The artist, who was known as much for his flamboyant self-promotion as his undeniable genius, would no doubt have approved.

“Dalí was a showman,” Horth said, “so we’re going to give him a show.”

Follow @HowardCohen on Twitter.

If you go

What: ‘Dalí Miami’ featuring 200 works by Salvador Dalí

Where: The Moore Building, 4040 NE Second Ave., Miami

When: 7-10:30 p.m. Wednesday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. March 10, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. March 11

Cost: $25; Wednesday opening reception $80

Contact: 720-771-0600,

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