Art News

1939 Batman Comic Fetches $1.075 Million ~ A New Comic Book Record

A 1939 copy of Detective Comics #27, with the first appearance of Batman. The comic book was sold by the auctioneer for a record price of $1,075,500, at auction conducted online Feb. 25, 2010. AP Photo/Heritage Auction Galleries.

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS).- Superman and Batman’s first appearances
in comic books have each set auction sales records and broken the $1 million
barrier, in an age when traditional investments have fared badly and superheroes
look attractive. A 1939 comic with the first ever appearance of masked crime
fighter Batman sold at auction in Dallas on Thursday for a record $1.075
million, said Heritage Auction Galleries.
Three days earlier, a buyer
paid $1 million for Superman’s world debut in Action Comics #1, more than
tripling the previous comic book sales record set last year.

Art News

The Art Gallery of Alberta creates a Museum of National Significance

The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA), in downtown Edmonton, opened to the public on January 31, 2010. Randall Stout Architects, Inc. (RSA) was selected from 25 international submissions during the spring of 2005. Photo: Robert Lemermeyer.

EDMONTON, AB.- The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA),
in downtown Edmonton, opened to the public on January 31, 2010. The remodeled
85,000 square foot gallery, designed by Los Angeles architect Randall
, features three floors of exhibition space that showcases
historical and contemporary Canadian and international art.
The opening
marks a major milestone in the AGA’s New Vision project and fulfills its goal of
creating an art gallery of national significance for the Province of Alberta.

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Museo Picasso Málaga Exhibits ‘Muses and Models’

Pablo Picasso Lying Woman With A Gigantic Hand

Málaga, Spain – Over the course of his life, Pablo Picasso produced an extensive number of works featuring women – his favorite subject.  Whether delicately sensual or profoundly carnal, temperamental or serene, these women did not merely pose; rather, through the master’s gaze, they played an active role in the creative process, becoming muses and sources of inspiration for the man who loved them and immortalized them in his work.

Art Invitations

Call for artists-Featured Artists

Modern Art Community and Mediaplan publishing invite you to participate in a collectible book of art.
Featured Artists is a daring attempt to feature several contemporary artists in an overview, a book which will be a resource for galleries, museums, artists, art collectors and dealers who constantly seek for new talents and trends in the art community.

Art Invitations

Gallery show‏-downtownsf gallery

Hello, Introduction In Brief ; The 4000 sq feet gallery “The Artists Alley” is one of the largest galleries of Californian and international artists in SF, currently showing over 450 works of over 50 artists.We accept submissions on an ongoing basis and are interviewing artists for current and future shows. There is a nominal participation…