Van Gogh’s Destroyed Sunflower Painting


A print of the destroyed sunflower painting by Vincent van Gogh has recently been discovered. The Six Sunflowers work was painted in 1888 and destroyed by the American war machine in Japan in 1945. Let’s hope all the art has already been looted and smuggled out of Syria as that psychopathic war machine has an itchy trigger finger again. Continue Reading

Anthony Lister at Olsen Irwin in Sydney

anthony lister exhibition in sydney

The last time I mentioned Anthony Lister on Art News Blog I stopped posting for 3 years. I’m hoping that doesn’t happen again as I’m enjoying being back, it’s good therapy. Anyway, he’s showing at Olsen Irwin in Sydney at the moment.Continue Reading

Joan Mitchell Sunflower Paintings

One of my favorite female painters is showing at the Hauser & Wirth Z├╝rich gallery in Switzerland. “Joan Mitchell – Sunflowers” runs from June 6 through to July 25.

I like paintings that look like they were fun to paint. Art doesn’t have to be any more complicated than that for me. Concepts and theories come a distant second. If I can’t relate to the painting of a picture, I move on to the next one.Continue Reading

Record Brett Whiteley Price

One of my favorite artists recently broke his own sales record at a recent Sotheby’s auction in Australia. The four meter wide painting by Brett Whiteley sold for $2.04 million in Sydney lastnight.

It might be big and it might have the Brett Whiteley signature on it, but I think it’s a very poor painting by the man. “Frangipani and Hummingbird” has all the elements of a Whiteley, with the ultramarine blue, the flowers, and the bird, yet it still falls way short of his good stuff.Continue Reading