Eiland, William U.
September 1988
Art Papers;Sep/Oct88, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p16
An interview with former U.S. Postmaster General Winton M. Blount is presented. He said he was motivated to start the collection of American art from colonial to contemporary times in celebration of the U.S. bicentennial in 1976. He reveals visiting galleries and auction houses to look for potential art acquisitions. He mentions acquiring paintings by regional artists including the works of Alabama artists.


Related Articles

  • African-American art steps out of the shadows. Pollock, Lindsay // Art Newspaper;Nov2009, Vol. 17 Issue 196, p71 

    The article discusses the results of the auction of African American art, held at New York's Swan Galleries, last October 7, 2008. The auction brought total sales of $1.4 million. Institutional buying dominated the auction, with seven of the top eleven lots going to museums. Among museums that...

  • originals.  // Art Business News;May2006, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p46 

    The article presents paintings released from artists, publishers and galleries in the U.S. It include the Golden Evening by artist Ho Doc Hiep from 10th Parallel, Bait & Tackle from Rhoda Gordon, Barstock from Eric Lee, The River at Pouldou by Felix DeTrolio from Lion Rampant Arts, and Tropical...

  • Artistic Expression. Drakes, Sean // Black Enterprise;Sep2008, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p96 

    The article offers tips on collecting African-American art. When looking to make an investment, seasoned collectors look for emerging talent in such places as Kenkeleba Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Diasporan Arts in New York City. A well-rounded collection gives a sense of various...

  • Patience Rewarded.  // Time;7/27/1953, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p74 

    The article reports that the Institute of Arts in Detroit, Michigan acquired its third painting by Italian Renaissance master Stefano di Giovanni Sassetta from an auction held in England for only 25,000 U.S. dollars because big art dealers withheld their bids to give way to the Detroit museum....

  • Patron's Party & Auction.  // Southwest Art;May2007, Vol. 36 Issue 12, p66 

    The article offers information on the semi-annual Patron's Party & Auction to be held at the Texas Art Gallery from May 11-12, 2007. The event will offer opportunity for art collectors to bid on original paintings and sculptures by noted western and European artists, both living and deceased,...

  • HOT&COLD.  // Art & Antiques;Oct2005, Vol. 28 Issue 10, p51 

    The article presents information about the art objects which were sold in various art auctions. "Piegans," a 1918 oil painting by Charles M. Russell, was sold for $5.6 million at the 19th Annual Coeur d'Alene Art Auction, held on July 31, 2005. After an opening bid of $9.99 on eBav, a rare 1930...

  • Restituted Dutch old master makes record $8.1m. Jeromack, Paul // Art Newspaper;May2008, Vol. 17 Issue 191, p66 

    The article reports on the sale of the painting "Hercules and Achelous" by Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem for $8.1 million by the auction house Christie's in New York on April 15, 2008. The painting was confiscated by the stasi police in 1984 as its owner was allegedly not paying his taxes and...

  • Kreis u. Fleck (Circle and Spot).  // Blouin Art + Auction;Nov2016, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p79 

    The article offers information on the painting "Kreis u. Fleck," by Wassily Kandinsky. Topics covered include the purchase of the painting from the Sidney Janis Gallery, the extensive exhibition history of the art work and the importance of the piece within Kandinsky's body of work. Also...

  • Icy Weather Fails to Chill Bidding. Sisco, Mark // Maine Antique Digest;Apr2009, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p1 

    The article reports on the sales of American art auctioned at Cyr Auction Co. on January 7-8, 2009 in Gray, Maine. The oil portraits of young brothers made by an unknown primitive artist were sold for $24,150 and $4,600. The Washington Scale arcade machine was purchased by a Maryland collector...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics