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Take a peek inside my home. I love moving art around. Living with art is much more fun than simply experiencing it on a gallery or museum wall.
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Come visit Bellus’s booth at The 23rd Annual Hunt Country Winter Antiques Show in Middleburg, Virginia. The show will be held January 24th and 25th at the Hill School and features many fine art and antiques dealers.

 

The Hill School is located at 130 South Madison St. in Middleburg, VA.

Hours: Saturday 10-5; Sunday 11-4.

Bellus Fine Art Stages Prominent Georgetown Estate

We had such fun working with nationally known designer, Kelley Proxmire, to stage for sale the historically significant Williams-Addison House. It is one of the few remaining intact 19th-century estates situated on nearly an acre in the heart of Georgetown, across the street from Tudor Place. Yours for $17 million! Here are some shots from the interior. The house was getting the final touches when I took the pictures (and I’m no photographer!), but hopefully you get the idea.  Ashby and I think our art combined with Kelley’s decor really make the house feel like a home, a very gracious one at that. For an appointment, contact Capital City Real Estate.

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See this 2012 film about the end of Renoir's life. A truly compelling period piece featuring war, love and genius.

Run out and find this 2012 romantic film about the end of Renoir’s life. A truly compelling period piece featuring war, love and artistic genius.Watch the trailer!

Destination: Venice

Created as a souvenir painting, or perhaps a study for another work, this light-filled painting by Luigi Loir puts Venice at the top of my travel list. Look at those gondolas sitting idle, just waiting for me! Who doesn’t love a gondola ride? One such experience takes you right back to a day when Venice was a stage for velvet clad Doges and pagentry, not to mention the center of style, music and trade. But here’s another reason to start planning your trip…. Read More

Bellus Featured on Award-Winning Design Blog

  

Ashby and I are thrilled that Jennifer Sergent of DC by Design blog featured Bellus Fine Art. She writes about Bellus in terms of our accessibility, expertise and quality offering.

Read the blog piece here.

One Woman’s Trash is Another’s Renoir

A flea market find in West Virginia fuels the rest of us to continue to search for the elusive treasure.  Read more

Nov. 15, 2012 update: Update! Now the Renoir is in custody of the FBI having been allegedly stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art in the 1960s. Read more

Three Once-in-a-Lifetime Summer Shows in DC

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Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series at the Corcoran Gallery of Art from June 30 through September 23. The only east coast venue, this exhibition brings together 80 works from the artist’s most celebrated period. (Image: A view of “Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series,” at the Orange County Museum of Art. Photo: Colin Young-Wolff)

Bellows

George Bellows at the National Gallery of Art from June 10 through October 8. The first major retrospective of this quintessential modern artist in three decades. Art, politics, and urban grit combine to make quite a compelling show. (Image: George Bellows, Both Members of This Club, 1909, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Chester Dale Collection)

 

Jasper Johns: Variations on a Theme at the Phillips Collection from June 2 through September 9. Experience the American modernist’s innovative approach to printmaking 1960-2011. (Image: Jasper Johns, Savarin, 1977. John and Maxine Belger Foundation © Jasper Johns and ULAE / Licensed by VAGA, New York)

Attention: History Buffs

Shadows of History: Photographs of the Civil War from the Collection of Julia J. Norrell

On view at the Corcoran Gallery of Art from February 4, 2012 to May 20, 2012

Ashby Anderson, a partner at Bellus Fine Art and teacher recently led ten high school students on a tour of  the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC to see this special exhibition of Civil War photography.  It is a fantastic exhibit in an intimate setting that gives a vivid picture of the daily lives of soldiers sacrificing for their country.  Here is Ashby’s account. Read More

Book — An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin

Steve Martin (actor, comedian, writer AND art collector) wrote a page turner about a young woman’s ascent in the art world, An Object of Beauty (Grand Central Publishing, 2010). Set in New York in the 1990s, the reader follows the woman’s escapades from lowly Sotheby’s mailroom girl to high stakes art dealing. Martin peppers the plot with real events and people like the infamous and flamboyant art dealer who is nearly convicted of murder and other luminaries of the 1990s art world.

This book is humorous, irreverent and revealing. You do not need to be an art world insider to enjoy it, but if you are you’ll like it all the more. Read More