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Hello everybody and welcome back to My Weekly Flickr.

I went to Sotheby’s for their Impressionist and Contemporary art auction previews this week. More auctions coming next week. There was a veritable sea of art the bulk of which was Contemporary. Although contemporary art is not my favorite there were many very nice things and I will list the highlights below.

Edward Hopper - TWO COMEDIANS – This is actually part of their American art auction which is upcoming. Hopper is a favorite and this is a painting I had never seen at any of the exhibitions of his art that I’ve attended and I will probably link to it again when I visit for the American. I see on the website exhibitions of the painting are noted and the last time it was shown in the United States was in 1993 which is before I started attending museums and galleries. As with most of the items in the auction there is a lengthy essay discussing the artist and the painting. It begins by stating that this is his last painting and the images are of he and his wife Jo, taking their final bow on the stage. I think we can agree he ended on a high note.

Georgia O'Keeffe - CALLA LILIES ON RED – This is one of the finest  of her paintings I’ve seen which is not surprising as it’s being sold by the O’Keeffe museum to raise funds for other artwork. There are three other paintings by her but I consider this the star although her painting below of a street has the higher estimate. I like that one as well but the colors on this one are just overwhelmingly beautiful.  She clearly loved the painting as it was painted and shown in 1929 but she acquired it in 1965 and kept it until her death.

Georgia O'Keeffe - A STREET

Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian artist born in the 19th Century who lived and painted to the mid-20th Century. He more or less invented abstract art so he’s never been someone I’ve followed closely but like Mondrian I’ve seen compositions by him that I found pleasing especially when he uses vivid colors. There are six of his paintings in this auction and three of them are really brilliant due to their color. They’re being auctioned under the term, The Triumph of Color and with these three paintings it’s certainly apt. The first one was my favorite although like the O’Keeffe’s it has the lowest estimate of the three.


Wassily Kandinsky - LE ROND ROUGE


This video discusses the painting and the theme.

There were six pieces by Degas in this auction, 2 oil paintings, 2 pastels, a drawing and a sculpture. I’ll link to two below.

Edgar Degas – ITALIENNE – This is the watercolor and I’m including it as I don’t come across that many watercolors by him at the auctions and it’s a nice change from his dancers.

Edgar Degas - L'ECOLIÈRE (OR FEMME MARCHANT DANS LA RUE) – Degas created his sculptures mostly for himself and when he died 150 of them were found in his studio. The second link is to a long essay from the Met which discusses these sculptures. The Met has a nice selection of them on view.

Renoir was prolific and there are always multiple items up for auction, there are 13 in this auction. I love his work and I’ll just include a few below.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir – GABRIELLE – Gabrielle was governess to his children and an early model for him before she left his employ, possibly due to the jealousy of Madame Renoir. He painted many pictures of her alone, clothed and nude, and with his children,.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir - PORTRAIT DE MADAME ADELA OCAMPO DE HEIMENDHAL – Another of his portraits and I found it evocative of Goya’s portraits which is not surprising as the Madame is from Buenos Aires and it appears the painting was commissioned by her.

Édouard Manet - JEUNE FEMME DECOLLETTÉ – This is one of his 89 pastels. Pastel is a very unforgiving medium, once you’ve committed to the paper it’s difficult to change. This portrait is very light and delicate.

Camille Pissarro -  PRAIRIE AVEC VACHES, BRUME, SOLEIL COUCHANT À ÉRAGNY – There were a number of his works available any of which I could have linked to as they are all beautiful. I chose this one for its layered composition going from top to bottom as well what really are just hints of cows on the prairie.

August Macke - STILLEBEN MIT STRAUSS UND DREI ÄPFELN (STILL LIFE WITH FLOWERS AND THREE APPLES) – This is another painting that is being sold under the Triumph of Color label. I recently wrote about an exhibition of Macke’s at the Neue and I liked this bright still life.

Pablo Picasso - IRIS JAUNES- This too comes up under Triumph of Color. Picasso is not a favorite but he was so long lived and prolific that there are always going to be things I can find of his to admire. And there will always be multiple items available at these auctions. He went through so many different stages in his career and I enjoyed this early Impressionist work of his, he was only 19 or 20 years old.

I could keep going on but I think this will give you a good idea of what a pleasant morning I spent at Sotheby’s.

I’m appalled at this but I also have to question how the wall was secured if someone was able to just push it over. What museum would have a free standing wall that wasn’t solidly anchored to the floor.

Selfie-taking museum visitors ‘damage valuable works of art’ after wall collapses

Let’s visit the Flickrs now.

Andy G.

June 2018 - Leeds

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« Last post by andyg0404 on November 09, 2018, 05:44:46 PM »

This is an 8 minute excerpt from Just Charlie, a movie from 2017. This is the synopsis from IMDB.

Football star Charlie has the world at his feet. With a top club desperate to sign him, his future is seemingly mapped out. But the teenager only sees a nightmare. Trapped in the body of a boy, Charlie is torn between wanting to live up to her father's expectations and shedding this ill fitting skin. Charlie's next move will tear the family apart and threaten everything they hold dear.

Boys plays as girls in Musical School

We were brothers now we're sisters; Irish transgender siblings helping each other to living as women

My mom turns me into a girl for Halloween!!!

Andy G.
/ Re: Pretty Clothes & Dresses (gallery)
« Last post by jeangurl on November 09, 2018, 05:17:38 AM »
I would love to try some of these lovely dresses on :-[ Jeangurl
/ Television Alert
« Last post by francene on November 08, 2018, 07:02:18 AM »
Dr. Phil
Today November 8th, check your local listings.
A mother is grooming her 6 year old son to become a girl.
Hello everybody and welcome back to My Weekly Flickr.

I visited Christie’s this week for their Old Masters auction preview. It was also their European preview as well. There were some nice things among the Old Masters but the absolute stars of the preview were a few paintings that will be auctioned in London on December 6th and 7th.  They are from the Eric Albada Jelgersma Collection of Dutch art and 400 items will go on the block. This link to Art Daily describes the collection and some of the items which will be among the lots. It has an illustration of Frans Hals, Portrait of a lady, aged 36 which was in the New York preview along with its pendant painting, Portrait of a Gentleman, Aged 37. You just don’t see paintings by Frans Hals up for auction these days.

Since the auction won’t be held until December Christie’s website doesn’t have the individual items up yet. But they have an essay posted with illustrations and a five minute video.  Of the few items that made the trip to New York you can see the two Hals side by side as well as in place in Jelgersma’s home. Additionally you can see, Jan Brueghel the Elder, An Extensive Wooded Landscape and Judith Leyster, Merry Company along with two other paintings that unfortunately didn’t make the trip, Sir Anthony van Dyck, Venus and Adonis and Frans Snyders, Larder.

The first of the two other paintings from the collection in New York were Pieter Brueghel the Younger’s Netherlandish Proverbs. The original which I’ve linked to below is by his father and is hung at the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin, Germany. The link is to Wikipedia and you can read the essay about the painting which explains how the copy came about:  “His son, Pieter Brueghel the Younger, specialised in making copies of his father's work and painted at least 16 copies of Netherlandish Proverbs. Not all versions of the painting, by father or son, show exactly the same proverbs and they also differ in other minor details.”

The second of the other two paintings is Gerard ter Borch’s The Glass of Lemonade. In searching the web for an image I came across some conflicting information indicating that this too may be a painting with more than one version as the Hermitage in Russia is noted as owning it. This link is to a site that tracks auctions and may be from when Jelgersma acquired it but I can’t be certain as there is no mention of the winning bidder nor of the date of the auction. But it was really a treat to see it as ter Borch is another favorite of mine. I’m sure I’ve mentioned the brilliant exhibition of his I saw at the National Gallery in Washington many times.

Also hung in the same room was another brilliant painting that will be auctioned at the December sale, Anthony van Dyck’s Portrait of Princess Mary, Daughter of King Charles I of England. You can see that here in another essay on the Christie’s website.

I’m hoping that the New York museums are paying attention to these auctions and are considering acquiring some of the items for their collections. I wish the whole collection had come to New York but that would have been unrealistic.

Rounding out the room were two other paintings,

Thomas Lawrence, Portrait of Lady Selina Caroline Meade, later Countess Clam-Martinic

And a small landscape by Jan van der Heyden, View of Arnhem, which unfortunately I can’t find an image of. A number of years ago I saw a wonderful exhibit of his work at the Bruce Museum in Ct.

There were four paintings from the regular Old Masters preview that I though worthy of noting and they are below. All of these are from the Christie’s website and have essays along with the image. As with all the paintings be sure to enlarge them for a better view.

Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun - Portrait of Jean Charles Sapey - Vigée Le Brun is another artist to whom I keep harking back to the magnificent exhibit at the Met that introduced me to her. Occasionally I’m pleased to find one of her paintings up for auction.

Claude Lorrain - A landscape with Apollo guarding the herds of Admetus and Mercury stealing them – You have to look carefully to see Mercury off in the background behind Apollo’s back. This is a subject from mythology. Apollo is doing his duty as punishment for killing the Cyclopes.

Thomas Gainsborough - Portrait of a lady, half-length, in a painted oval – It’s not as evident on the web but when I stood in front of this painting I found it to be not in the best condition. In looking through past auctions on the Christie’s website it seems that Gainsborough’s paintings appear with some regularity.

Nicolaes Maes - Portrait of a woman seated at a table holding a garland of flowers, three-quarter-length, a view into a landscape beyond – Maes was a pupil of Rembrandt and many of his paintings hang in museums. This lovely portrait has a very reasonable estimate of $6-$8K. Reasonable I guess if you have $8K to spend on art.

And I’ll close with just a few from the European auctions.

Josef Theodor Hansen - The Sala delle Quattro Porte, Doge's Palace, Venice – Hansen is a Danish artist of the late 19th Century and someone I’m unfamiliar with and even Wikipedia doesn’t have any information on his background. But I was attracted to this painting by its ornateness and attention to detail as well as the paintings on the ceiling and walls and on the enlargement you can also see a building he painted in the distance through the windows.

John Atkinson Grimshaw - Under the Beeches – Grimshaw was a 19th Century English artist who painted in a realistic style. You can’t see it on the web but standing in front of it in the gallery it had a golden shining glow. He’s someone else you find frequently at the auctions, there are three of his paintings in this one.  I’m pretty sure I’ve linked to him before.  This link is to a previous auction as it is no longer shown on the site for the current one.

Jules Scalbert - Le bord de la Marne – Scalbert was a 19th Century French realist and I was taken by this painting due to its similarity in theme although certainly not in style  to Renoir’s masterpiece, Luncheon of the Boating Party. That link is below the Scalbert just to allow a comparison.

Vilhelm Hammershøi - Interior with an Easel, Bredgade 25 – Hammershøi is another 19th Century Dutch artist who I came to appreciate a few years ago when I went to an exhibit of his art at the Scandinavia House. The long essay explains that he painted Interiors but only four of them included an easel. One of those was in the show I saw and you can see it at the second link.

Jan Breughel II - A wicker basket of roses, peonies, tulips and other flowers with a silver gilt tazza and flowers and a butterfly and other insects on a stone ledge strewn with carnations – Above you saw a painting by the elder Brueghel and this is one by the son, a dazzling still life of flowers in a basket that extends off the canvas in a little trompe l’oie.  Love the little bug at the bottom.

There were certainly other interesting and worthwhile things I saw but this will give you an idea of the pleasant morning I spent at Christie’s.

Now it’s on to the Flickrs.

Andy G.



sitting pretty

Heading for the hot tub

White 5

wedding self


Hey, not to close with that camera, showing me wrinkles to everyone. He said I,ll marry you, nip in there and get a ring (cheap bugger) they didnt have anything under a fiver.

I love this look and outfit! Feeling great. Happy weekend and take care of you! ❤️

Waiting for someone 😉
/ Re: Village of the Damned
« Last post by andyg0404 on November 02, 2018, 05:25:41 PM »
Hi Angela,

It was Eddie Izzard. He also played the father on the series The Riches which had a son who dressed as a girl. It was a good show with a good cast and was unfortunately cancelled. I'm going to watch The Children of the Damned tonight which like its predecessor also got good reviews.

Andy G.
/ Re: New Rosanne revival
« Last post by Angela M... on November 01, 2018, 11:43:38 PM »
I like young Ames McNamara, he appears so natural on the show so he must be comfortable dressing the part. Glad they were able to make a come back.
/ Re: Village of the Damned
« Last post by Angela M... on November 01, 2018, 11:38:19 PM »
Hey andyg and Betty,
like you I didn't know the boy played two parts either. Interesting fact and good pics andyg. I have a few old DVD's and VHS of movies like the Day of the Triffids and I remember that they did a remake of that one also. I think it was with the British comedian who also dresses en-fem sometimes. My memories going and I can see his face but his name escapes me. 
/ Re: Village of the Damned
« Last post by Betty on November 01, 2018, 04:35:45 PM »
Cool. I never knew the boy played the girl role too. We were running it & sequels in our movie section, but they got removed long ago to make space for more stuff.
/ Re: Village of the Damned
« Last post by andyg0404 on November 01, 2018, 10:06:19 AM »
Hi Angela,

Wyndham was very prolific and a good writer. I read his book Chocky about a little boy who has someone living in his head and very much enjoyed it. He also wrote The Day of the Triffids which I have a vague recollection of seeing but I looked through all the different versions that have been filled and none of them look familiar.

Andy G.
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