Month: September 2011

Jennifer Aniston spends $450,000 on painting

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Jennifer Aniston

The actress and her beau, Justin Theroux, are the highest bidders at a celeb auction.

Jennifer Aniston was the winning buyer at Christie’s glitzy “Artists for Haiti” auction in NYC on Thursday — where beau Justin Theroux did the bidding on her behalf.

Actor-screenwriter Theroux, 40, helped his love, 42, snag American artist Glenn Ligon’s “Stranger #44,” an abstract 2011 work of oil, charcoal and graphite on canvas that seems to match his downtown hipster tastes.

At the auction, “Stranger #44″ (pictured with artist Glenn Ligon and Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem) was estimated at $150,000 to $200,000.

But Aniston helped shatter the record for sales of Ligon’s work, spending a whopping $450,000 on the 72″ by 60” painting, an Artists for Haiti rep confirms to Us.

Reports Artinfo.com: “Aniston, who was in the room, clapped enthusiastically after [Theroux’s] winning bid.”

Benefiting health and education initiatives for Haiti, The “Artists for Haiti” auction — artists donated their works for the cause — was co-organized by Ben Stiller, and raised $13,662,000.

After the auction, Stiller, 40, and his wife Christine Taylor hung out with Theroux and Aniston for a late dinner at Il Cantinori. “They seemed to be having a lot of fun with Ben and his wife, like old friends,” a witness said. “Ben paid for everyone,” the witness adds.

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Limited Editions: Automat by Edward Hopper

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THE PHYSICAL FACE of America, seen with complete candor, is the material of Edward Hopper’s art. But with all his objectivity he is essentially a poet-one who finds his poetry less often in nature than in man’s creations, in the structures and cities man has built and among which his life is spent. Hopper’s work is an intense expression of that poetry of places which has been a theme of artists through the centuries, from Guardi to Meryon.

Born in 1882 at Nyack, N.Y., studying art in New York, Hopper made three trips to Europe before 1910 which had little effect on his art. As early as 1908 he began painting the American scene, but it was not until the 1920’s that he achieved recognition.

Hopper has discovered for art those man-made features which we now see as most characteristic of the American landscape, but which had been shunned by his more tender-minded predecessors. He likes American architecture in its most frankly native phases, especially the bare white wooden houses and churches of New England. He likes stark, structural things: factories, bridges, the simple immaculate forms of lighthouses. He likes railroads, highways, gasoline stations.

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New York: Pop Art Blue New York City Night Poster

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New York: Broadway and the Road

Visitors in New York must have often made this particular mistake, and occasionally a native, too. Strolling across town in the middle forties between Sixth Avenue and Eighth Avenue in the daylight hours (visitors), or hasten across town on business (natives), they will stop suddenly in front of a large poster on the doors or walls of a theater announcing one of the hits of the season. The visitor in town will see the placard for the first time. The native whose business lies in the neighborhood may have passed that bill fifty times. On this occasion visitor or native stops, looks and decides to go in and buy a couple of seats.

He tries for the nearest door and finds it locked. This does not surprise him because of a familiar practice in all theaters. Out of hours they lock all but one of their many front doors and put in a small sign saying “Please Use Other Door”; which sign the customer usually overlooks, and is much tossed about from pillar to post before he finds an open door near the box office.

This time our potential customer finds all the doors locked. The hour is not too early for box-office trade and he is puzzled. Finally he looks at the poster again, and after some time he has the answer. He finds that he is standing in front of the Saratoga Theater but the smash hit advertised on the poster is running at the Pequot Theater three blocks away. The Saratoga Theater itself is closed twenty-four hours a day; and if the frustrated customer is one who has passed by that way often he may recall that the theater has been closed for months and even for years.

Among the most depressing sights in town are the locked and shuttered theaters, of which there have been so many on the side streets of Broadway ever since the glad mad days of the twenties when we overbuilt everything from eighty-story office buildings and forty-story hotels to palatial high schools and city jails and theaters. A deserted theater is a drearier sight than an abandoned and shuttered tenement house for obvious reasons. It was built for merriment, and tenements are not. The derelict tenement house may any day be torn down and in its place a block of model housing will arisei but no one will tear down a deserted theater to build a new theater.

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Les Cigares du Pharaon Art Print Vintage Tintin Adventures

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Abstract Art: Olympia by Laurie Fields

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The Story of French Cabaret, Le Chat Noir

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Lollipop by Renato Casaro

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Lollipop by Renato Casaro

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Photography: New York City Skyline Art Print

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Jaguar – Black Panther Wrapped Canvas – 3 Canvases

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Modern Abstract Paint Wrapped Canvas Stacked Sets

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