In these days of budget cuts and limited resources, it’s often the case that fine arts classes are the first to be cut. These auction houses run by their own rules, generating what sometimes seems like a “wild, wild East” atmosphere. It is, for example, fairly common for a house to get consignments directly from artists, who then use the sales to establish prices for their works on the primary market. More often, now that China has hundreds of galleries, dealers come to a sale with buyers in tow, publicly bidding up works to establish “record prices” and advertise their artists. This kind of bidding ring would be considered illegal in the United States, but in China it is viewed as a savvy business practice. There is little regulation of auction houses and few developed legal norms in the field, so that even when buyers have grievances-with fakes and forgeries, for example-they do not feel they can resort to the law. Bidding is a social as well as a business activity, and buyers are happy to flaunt their status by paying record prices or quickly flipping artworks, not only for profit but so they can boast of their short-term gains. Moss, H. (2008). Reflections on music therapy and arts in health.Â British Journal of Music Therapy, 22(2), 83-87. Aldridge, D. (2000). Overture: It’s Not What You Do but the Way that You Do It. In D. Aldridge (Ed.),Â Music Therapy in Dementia CareÂ (pp. 9-32). London: Jessica Kingsley. Scotland’s largest private art gallery has re-opened with a show of top-flight paint and print by various renowned artists. Closely related to constructivism, de Stijl developed in Holland, where artists fled to avoid involvement in World War I. De Stijl flourished during the 1920s in Europe and strongly influenced the Bauhaus work. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art. 10 January – 18 February 1940. Catalogue. Symphony is a musical composition or musical score that is written by composers for an orchestra that has many musicians playing different instruments together and at different times. d’Orgeval, Martin. Ellsworth Kelly face Ã Jean Arp et Sophie Taeuber 1949-1963.â€ Les Cahiers du MusÃ©e National d’Art Moderne 79 (Spring 2002): 54-81. Tyler, Parker. Ellsworth Kelly Parsons; to June 9.â€ Artnews (Summer, 1956). Rubin, William.Â A Curator’s Quest: Building the Collection of Painting and Sculpture of The Museum of Modern Art, 1967-1988. New York: Overlook Duckworth, 2011. Rosenthal, Nan. Ellsworth Kelly: On the Roof. Exh. brochure. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998. Thank you for this beautiful article. I hope to learn more about the great Australian artists and painters. Mike’s live caricatures are more than just fun drawings as a memento for your event but an experience. Mike can entertain your guests while drawing them with his charisma, extraverted ‘Å“life of the party demeanor’Â and witty banter, and make the gentleman look funny or tough and studly and flatter the ladies with glamorous drawings at the same time. Drawing with permanent ink and colored with unique pastel chalk, applied with a glove, this is an experience that really makes your event memorable. And Mike can even draw up to 6 faces on one customized background. Whether it be couples at your party, co-workers or groups it really is unique that a caricaturist can draw so many people all together.