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10 Things to Know About Tamara De Lempicka

She’s been called “the Madonna of the 1920s,” “the Grande Dame of Deco,” and “the steely-eyed goddess of the machine age.” But until the 1960s, Polish-born Tamara De Lempicka (1898–1980) was all but airbrushed from art history. (Pictured above: Autoportrait (Tamara in a Green Bugatti) by Tamara De Lempicka, 1925) It’s not that she lacked talent, admirers or buyers—she had plenty. The problem was with the Roaring Twenties’ art critics. She didn’t fit the mold and,…

Gift Ideas: 7 Masterpieces That Crushed It at Auction

Salvator Mundi, that unassuming Christ figure attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, just shattered the price ceiling for art sold at auction. The final sales price tag? A whopping $450.3 million—and to one very privileged “unknown” buyer. The good news for us average people is that you can purchase a beautifully framed print of this High Renaissance jewel today. In fact, it’s already topping the art aficionado gift-giving charts. But not every art lover on your…

5 Special Museum Exhibits to Catch This Fall

Autumn is an amazing time of year to visit an art museum, mainly because there tend to be fewer tourists. But it’s also just an easy, peaceful activity to do before the hustle and bustle of the holidays turn you into the subject of an Edvard Munch painting. And you’ll learn some fun tidbits you an use to impress your family at the big holiday feast. So, we’ve rounded up five standout limited engagements around…

How to Create a Chic Space for Boozy Happenings

By Bobby Berk I love a good cocktail. I’m a gin guy, but you’d probably only know that if you saw me stewing up my complicated vermouth, fennel and rhubarb drink recipe on designer Sabrina Soto’s live show. And if you saw that, you know that I don’t plan on quitting my day job as an interior designer (and owner of Bobby Berk Home) to pursue a career in mixology, any time soon. What I…

Hygge for the Holidays

Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is the Danish lifestyle concept that’s taken the world by storm. An untold number of on-trend home decorators have endeavored to replicate this nod to Nordic culture in their own homes—especially around the holidays as more people tuck in for the winter. Wait, how do you say it again? We won’t confuse you with all the wrong ways people are pronouncing this popular lifestyle aesthetic. Instead, here’s an easy way to get…

Our Roots Run Deep

The recent fires in Northern California have devastated some of the most beautiful land in the country, threatening the California wine industry as we know it. However, as the worst of the fires die down, it’s time to focus on the future. At Art.com, these fires have hit close to home. So we’re doing what we can to help. Introducing a fundraiser that benefits everyone: you with a beautiful piece of artwork, and the affected…

Bringing to Sherwin-Williams 2018 Color of the Year Into Your Home

The color experts at Sherwin-Williams have spoken, declaring the bold “Oceanside” as the official color of the year for 2018. According to Sherwin-Williams, this stunning, rich blue with jewel-toned green is both accessible and elusive, offering “a sense of the familiar with a hint of the unknown, bridging between old and new, light and dark.” “People today have a growing sense of adventure, and it is making its way into even the coziest corners of…

5 Questions With… Annette Lott

“5 Questions With…” is our ongoing feature where we ask Art.com team members to discuss some VERY important topics. Today we have Annette Lott. Who is your favorite artist and why? I would have to say I like Ursula Abresch, her abstracts are mostly illusion pieces which reminds me of floating and feeling free! Blue Lagoon is what I like! What is your “guilty pleasure” (junk food, TV show, etc.)? My guilty pleasure would…

We See You, Vincent Van Gogh

What do we know about Vincent van Gogh? He’s rumored to have sliced off his earlobe with a razor in a manic frenzy. That’s the first thing that comes to mind for many. It’s dramatic, unfathomable and obviously quite memorable. But there’s speculation as to whether that’s how things really played out that night with Paul Gauguin inside that yellow house in the South of France. There’s even mystery shrouding Vincent’s untimely death at the…

Artful Ways to Stage Your Home (And What We Learned from HGTV’s Property Brothers)

We’ve spent countless hours binge watching one of our favorite home decor duos — the Property Brothers. Here are some things we learned from Drew and Jonathan Scott about getting your house ready for the open market. And when you’re watching “Property Brothers: Buying + Selling”, keep an eye out for the Art.com wall art in some of the featured homes. THREE EASY PIECES If nothing else, when getting your house ready for sale,…

Looking Back at the Iconic Art of Vogue

New York Fashion Week is in full swing, and while the event doesn’t necessarily make us all want to sport the latest trends, it does let us reflect on the world – and evolution – of fashion. Enduring through that evolution over the last 124 years is Vogue Magazine, whose covers and photos transcend the newsstand, gracing our walls and coffee tables alongside all the art we love. Now quick: name a Vogue artist. If your…

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