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Jamie is a thirty something Mom, fitness buff, and art enthusiast. When she's not keeping the house intact, she enjoys a good cup of coffee while she shares her thoughts on art and interior design on this website.

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Best Guitar Art

Down in my man cave, beyond just having the usual accessories like a big screen tv, comfy seats, a bar, and pool table, I also have my collection of guitars on my wall. Now I don’t consider myself a master of the strings by any means (I’ve been taking lessons online at https://trustyguitar.com/best-way-to-learn-guitar/), but I’ve been playing for many years and enjoy the creative outlet.

Outside of the sports memorabilia that I have adorning the walls, I also have a couple pieces featuring my musical influences like Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix. That got me to thinking about what the best guitar art there is out there, and what I could add to my walls to improve my man cave even more.

Best Art With Guitars for Your Music Room

Here are a few of the pieces that I have my eye on to add a little more flare to the walls.

Jimi Hendrix

guitar art with Jimi Hendrix

This piece is awesome! I love the psychedelic colors, as it will really add some color to my walls that lack that kind of brightness. Jimi is one of my favorites and is hands-down one of the best guitarists of all time, if not THE best ever. There’s a saying that you could hand him an empty milk carton and some string and he could play a tune better than anything that you could ever produce. I like that it is on a large canvas and the paint has texture to it. This would really make it an eye-catcher down in my basement man cave. I imagine the colors would look pretty sweet while downstairs having a hit off my vape pen as well.

Chuck Berry

guitar art with Chuck Berry

As you can tell by my choices already, I am not of this era, despite my age. I love all the old guitarists that paved the way for the generations to follow. Chuck Berry pretty much invented rock and roll. I love that seen in Back to the Future where Michael J. Fox is back in the 1950’s and plays Johnny B. Goode at the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance and leaves the crowd of teenagers speechless. “I guess you guys aren’t ready for that, yet. But your kids are gonna love it.” My list of guitarists on my wall wouldn’t be complete without Chuck Berry.

B.B. King

guitar art with BB King

A lot of the stuff that I learned to play guitar on, especially in the beginning, was scales and blues riffs. I was encouraged to listen to a lot of B.B. King when I first started playing as there is absolutely nobody that did it better than him. Listening to him go through the scales and improvise really trained my ear and gave me creative inspiration. While I’m more of an upbeat, faster-paced person musically, I have to give homage to one of the greats. This image is just classic B.B. King and would look great on the wall of any music enthusiast.

What’s Your Favorite?

Who are your musical influences? Who would you call your Mount Rushmore of guitarists that you would want on the wall in your music room? Feel free to leave a comment!

Will Vaping Ruin The Art On My Wall

Vaping has taken the world by storm. The world has gone so electronic that even cigarettes have also joined the train. For those new to the concept of vaping, here is a brief introduction. Vaping is a technology that uses a cigarette-shaped device that releases nicotine through the heating up of a combination of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. Sorry about the chemistry jargons, in simple terms, a vape is an electronic cigarette.

Why has vaping been this popular all of a sudden? This is because research shows that smoking a vape can reduce addiction to the traditional harmful cigarettes, reduces the risk of liver damage and it is 95% less harmful than traditional cigarettes. Don’t take my word as an authority; this was contained in a report by Public Health England (PHE). What’s more? You get to enjoy different flavors of this e-cig as it comes in.

Let’s get back to the topic in view. Many vapers are worried whether or not vaping can stain the art on their walls and by extension, their walls. Normal cigarettes can pose a threat to the walls of your house and the art in it. Apart from leaving the smell at every point of your room, traditional cigarettes can leave dark spots called nicotine residue on the arts on your wall. The good news is vaping does not affect the art on the walls of your house. Let’s take a deeper view of this.

The combination of nicotine and several chemicals is what causes tobacco discoloration in the form of dark nicotine residues. We can see the effect of this on the teeth and fingernails of tobacco smokers. This nicotine residue also forms on the walls and arts on the walls of the house when tobacco is smoked in a closed door. It settles on not just the arts on the walls but also on the curtains and some utensils.

Nicotine is present in e-cigs no doubt, but they are present in very minute quantities. Also, the vaping technology takes its root form from vaporization. The vapor from the vape evaporates easily and quickly into the air. There is little or no time for it to settle on the art or the walls of your house. Another good reason to prove that vaping will not affect the art on the wall of your house is that vapes have no tars in them and so do not leave dark residues on your walls.

Therefore, e-cigarettes must be one of the best things to happen to the “smoking industry”. Vaping is not harmful to health, not destructive to the walls and not even harmful to the art on the walls of your house. To add to this advantages, your room will also smell good due to the various flavors it has.

Does vaping affect art on the walls of your house? The article has done a good job in answering that. I believe you are now convinced beyond reasonable doubt that it doesn’t. Thanks for reading.

The Best Places To Travel For Art

If you’re passionate about art, you might not want to limit yourself to the museums and galleries that are close to home. Instead, you might want to keep art in mind when you plan your vacations. Here’s how you can find some of the best places to travel for art. If you do not find enough information in this article or if you want to learn more travel tips check out this website https://traveltmi.net.

Find Out Where The Top Museums Are

The most famous art in the world is usually housed at the world’s finest museums. Whether you’re in Paris or Rome, taking a trip to one of these museums will allow you to see art that will truly impress you.

If there’s a particular museum you’d really like to see, such as The Louvre, you should plan a trip to the city that museum is based in. If you’d simply like to see fine art, you should start researching some of the world’s most famous museums. Make a list of museums you’d like to visit in the future.

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Learn More About Private Collections

A lot of people have extensive private collections of artwork. While these collections aren’t as large as the collections you’ll find at museums, you can find many beautiful works of art here. In some cases, these collections can be viewed by the general public.

Whether you’re able to see an art collection during a house tour or have the chance to view art when it’s being lent to a gallery, you should try to find out everything you can about private collections. Being able to see some of the pieces in these collections can be a real treat.

Focus On Finding Art That’s In Line With Your Tastes

Not everyone is drawn to the same types of art. If you’re going to be traveling for art, you’ll want to make sure you have the chance to see pieces that you will truly appreciate. If you love sculpture, you should look for places with beautiful statues. If you’re drawn to modern art, you’ll want to find some of the world’s finest contemporary art galleries.

You can’t just focus on the art that other people love. You need to think about the things that you want. Make a point of finding art that truly appeals to you.

Look For Places Where Many Artists Are Producing Work

If you’re interested in purchasing art, you’re not going to want to focus your attention on museum collections. Instead, you’re going to want to look at places where artists are creating new work.

There are artist collectives in many parts of the world. If you visit these areas, you’ll have the chance to buy original works of art from highly talented artists. You might also be able to watch artists as they work. Look at travel locations where you’ll be able to connect with talented artists.

If you’re looking for the best places to travel for art, you’ll find that you have a lot of options. Whether you’re planning a domestic vacation or are looking into international travel, you’ll be able to find all kinds of artwork that’s worth admiring. These tips will help you to seek out new sources for art.

Also make sure to check out the top art fair’s in America.

Top Art Fairs in America 2018 List

If you are like me, an art fair junkie and logo designer, who loves to visit the best craft fairs here is your travel schedule for 2018 as voted by Art Fair Calendar readers.  Over 57,000 patrons were surveyed and 230 different events were nominated in 42 states!

This is a great site where you can search your state and find a full calendar of upcoming art fairs. In addition to the calendar there are sections with calls for artists, blogs, featured creations and even artists discussions.

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These are the top 50 shows that were voted America’s best art shows in 2018:

Las Olas Art Festival – Part 1, Fort Lauderdale, FL – Jan. 6-7, 2018

Beaux Arts Festival of Art, Coral Gables, FL – Jan. 13-14, 2018

Artfest Fort Myers, Fort Myers, FL – Feb. 3 & 4, 2018

Mount Dora Art Festival, Mount Dora, FL – Feb. 3 & 4, 2018

Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Miami, FL – Feb. 17-19, 2018

American Craft Show, Baltimore, MD – Feb. 23-25, 2018

La Quinta Arts Festival, La Quinta, CA – March 1-4, 2018

Arts and Crafts Festival, Fairhope, AL – March 16-18, 2018

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, Winter Park, FL – March 16 – 18, 2018

Old Florida Celebration of the Arts, Cedar Key, FL – March 24 & 25, 2018

Indian Wells Arts Festival, Indian Wells, CA – March 30-April 1, 2018

Main Street Arts Fest, Fort Worth, TX – April 19-22, 2018

Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC – April 26-29, 2018

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA – April 27-May 6, 2018

Artisphere, Greenville, SC- May 11-13, 2018

Art on the Square, Belleville, IL – May 18-20, 2018

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, Reston, VA – May 18-20, 2018

East Lansing Art Festival, East Lansing, MI – May 19 & 20, 2018

Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show, Philadelphia, PA – June 1-3, 2018

Columbus Arts Festival, Columbus, OH – June 8-10 2018

Old Town Art Fair, Chicago, IL – June 9 & 10, 2018

Lakefront Festival of the Arts, Milwaukee, WI – June 15-17, 2018

Gold Coast Art Fair, Chicago, IL – June 20-21, 2018

Des Moines Art Festival, Des Moines, IA – June 22-24, 2018

Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, CA – July 5-Sept. 1, 2018

Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO – July 6-8, 2018

Krasl Art Fair, St. Joseph, MI – July 14-15, 2018

Art Fair on the Square, Madison, WI – July 14 & 15, 2018

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, State College, PA – July 12-15, 2018

The Ann Arbor Art Fairs, Michigan – July 19-22, 2018:

Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Asheville, NC July 20-22, 2018

Geneva Arts Fair, Geneva, IL – July 28-29, 2018

Crested Butte Arts Festival, Crested Butte, CO – Aug. 3-5, 2018

Kimball Arts Festival, Park City, UT – August 3-5, 2018

Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis, MN – Aug. 3-5, 2018

Waterfront Art Festival, Charlevoix, MI – Aug. 11, 2018

Art in the High Desert, Bend, OR – Aug. 24-26, 2018

Port Clinton Art Festival, Highland Park, IL – Aug. 25 & 26, 2018

Long’s Park Art Festival, Lancaster, PA – Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2018

Sausalito Arts Festival, Sausalito, CA – Sept. 1-3, 2018

Art in the Pearl, Portland, OR – Sept. 1-3, 2018

St. Louis Art Fair, Clayton, MO – Sept. 7-9, 2018

Art & Apples, Rochester, MI – Sept. 7-9, 2018

American Craft Exposition, Glencoe, IL – Sept. 21-23, 2018

Riverwalk Art Fair, Naperville, IL – Sept. 15 & 16, 2018

ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI – Sept. 19-Oct. 7, 2018

Funky Ferndale Art Fair, Ferndale, MI – Sept. 21-23, 2018

Plaza Art Fair, Kansas City, MO – Sept. 21-23, 2018

St. James Court Art Show, Louisville, KY – Oct. 5-7, 2018

Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Asheville, NC-  Oct. 19-21, 2018

One of a Kind Show and Sale, Chicago, IL – Dec. 6-9, 2018

This is an ultimate list for all you VIP’s in the art industry.

Street Art Running Tours

As a runner and lover of nature, I enjoy making my fitness sessions happen in areas where I can get a solid view of exciting backdrops throughout the world.  I’ve taken tips allowing me to run barefoot on the beaches of Costa Rica.  I’ve enjoyed the interesting early morning trek down the Las Vegas Strip, dodging late night party crowd returning to their hotels, with the magnificent Las Vegas Hotels in plain view.  I’ve even ran in the middle of nowhere in Iceland in complete solace.  Running can be artistic in a way, and for me, very therapeutic.

Today I’m going to recap an article I read on Runners World about the best running tours to see street art.

Running Tours to View Street Art

New York City

When you think of famous graffiti, New York City has to come to mind.

If you want to bypass all of the tourist crap out there that they sell you in the Big Apple, check out runstreet tours, which is led by running coach Marnie Kunz.  Covering up to four miles of the city at a pace of a 10 minute mile, you’ll be able to take in the most awesome murals and street art from famous artists like Hektad, Queen Andrea, and Chen Dongfan.

Los Angeles

BlacklisLA was founded by a man named Erik Valiente, who started the initiative to push his running game to the max.  Each and every Monday at 10 p.m., over 300 people meet up for an art run that covers multiple works of art across Los Angeles.

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London

This may not be a City that comes to mind right away, but there is a lot of vibrant art to be found in the streets of London.  Of course, you have Banksy, whose artwork I explain here.  You’ll also find some famous graffiti art by Invaders, Dreph, Stik, and Ben Eine.  A full narration is provided, and you can also opt to choose the pace of your choice while doing this run.

Berlin

If you make your way to Germany, check out this German running tour.

The Berlin Wall has been tagged by street artists dating back to 1961, and it’s obviously a huge tourist attraction, making it a place you’ll definitely want to check out.  In addition to that, you’ll find more street art in the trending districts of Kreuzberg, as well as Friedrichshain.  You’ll see famous graffiti artists hailing from Berlin named Alias, Mein Lieber Prost, and Xooox.  Many of the pieces have messages that make political statements.

Of course, this is a very short list of where you can see street art while doing a running tour.  I’m sure Google will yield many more results and of course, niche down your search to the City or State you live in, so give that a shot if you find yourself not able to visit any of these destinations.

New York City Art Dealer Scores Big on Storage Locker

As a big fan of the show “Storage Wars,” I just had to tell you about something I read about today involving a New York City Art Dealer.

Man Buys Locker for $15,000 and Wins

In a story I read about on this website, a New Jersey storage locker that was bought for $15,000 (sounds like a lot, right?) ended up being a total bargain.  When David Killen, a dealer who bought the contents of the locker, he found six paintings that are believed to be the work of artist Willem de Kooning.  In the past, de Kooning has sold art for millions upon millions of dollars in various auctions.  The paintings found were originally part of an art studio owned by a conservator named Orrin Riley, who passed away way back in 1986.  He also had a partner, Susanne Schnitzer, who passed away in 2009.

Photo of David Killen

Pictured: David Killen, art dealer.

While the art paintings are not signed, experts have gone on record saying that they were done by de Kooning, who was from the Netherlands but eventually moved to the USA, where he passed away back in 1997.  He was known as an abstract experessionalist.

So here I am perusing sites like this one, where I’m a frequent buyer, and this man takes a stab on an abandoned storage locker and potentially makes millions of dollars?

Well, I guess I am going to have to take some risks some day and maybe follow his lead.  For now, however, I’ll be here showcasing every cool art story that I come across.

Have any of my followers purchased a storage locker?

 

 

Best Art Documentaries for Art Lovers to Watch

For art lovers everywhere, it sometimes feels impossible to not constantly yearn to fill the art gap within your heart. Constantly looking for things to do or participate in to bring content to your art addiction. Down below, we will address several documentaries that are focused on artwork in detail.

Some documentaries to consider.

  1. Marina Abramovic in Brazil: The Space in Between (2016) – Addressing art in personal healing and spiritual guidance, the artist within this documentary travels to Brazil to congregate with several supposed “faith healers”. She then explores rituals and sites, tests the limits of art, immateriality and consciousness while also exploring further methods to experience “healing”.
  2. The Art of the Steal (2009) – Encompassing the struggle during the journey to take control of the Barnes Foundation (one of the world’s most intriguing collections of impressionist and modern art, valued at $25 million), the documentary covers the politicians controversial move of the collection from Merion, Pennsylvania to downtown Philadelphia.
  3. AS IS by Nick Cave (2016) – Artist Nick Cave and director Evan Falbaum met up for a year of visual artexploration in Shreveport, Louisiana. In this narrative, Cave enrolls the help of the group to enable him to make “As May be,” a one-time multi-media performance that changed one smallcommunity.
  4. Le mystère Picasso (1956) – This incredible film records Pablo Picasso’s imaginative procedure. Utilizing extraordinarily composed straightforward canvas, the camera follows the ace’s each and every move, giving watchers a deeper understanding insidethe process of artthat is utilized amongst the most famous artist of the twentieth century.
  5. Art and Craft (2014) – What happens when somebody utilizes their gifts for the detestable? All things considered, on account of Mark Landis, you wind up one of the world’s most productive artist falsifiers. In this hour and a half narrative, one registrar clashes with the degenerate in a round of feline and mouse. In the middle of the scenes of exposition, get an extraordinary take and gander at Landis’ training, which has helped him in tricking historical centers of the nation for a long time—up to this point.
  6. The Cool School (2008) – Described by Jeff spans, the film inspects the ascent of the Los Angeles art scene which was created as a counterculture defying the Abstract Expressionist art development championed in New York. It profiles the persuasive Ferus Gallery and its proprietors Walter Hopps and Irving Blum and recounts the account of how a little gathering of specialists, for example, Ed Kienholz, Larry Bell, Ed Ruscha, John Altoon, and Billy Al Bengston changed American art.
  7. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry – The Chinese protester, activist and universal artist Ai Weiwei is profiled in this film by American movie producer Alison Klayman. This mixing narrative uncovers a more individual side to the big-name identity through his fine art and his social activism.
  8. Gerhard Richter: Painting (2012) – Giving an off-camera perspective of the studio of one of the world’s best (- selling) living painters, this film archives Gerhard Richter’s innovative procedure, demonstrating the artist at work. A progression of meetings with Richter, and in addition a portion of his pundits and peers adds setting to the artist’s oeuvre.

Jim Carrey Art

Yes, it is true, Ace Ventura creates art. Just like the famous Terry Crews, many Hollywood celebrities are into art.

Half of you may have been wondering, or none of you have been wondering (if you have a life) where Jim Carrey has been all this time. Suspecting that he has found a new cave to crawl into and grow a caveman-beard is not such a far-fetched thought considering what we know about the guy. Not-so-surprisingly, he has found an unexpected hobby, or passion as he likes to refer to it. Jim Carrey has recently released an interview/documentary that can answer most of your questions about his whereabouts. Splashing paint at a blank canvas in some corner within his mansion, he has grown fond of the abstract arts and spirituality. It is an intriguing and exciting thought to wonder what kind of abstract art can come out of his mind.

A Closer Look at Jim Carrey Art

Mostly politically motivated with metaphorical depictions of politicians, he spends his time on a floor doodling colors together to create a new sense of what he thought he always was meant to be, an artist. When looking at the pieces, there is definitely a sense of pleasantness given the amount of bright and vibrant colors used within them. During an interview, Jim Carrey has stated that the inspiration behind his artwork was motivated simply by “needing more color” in his life. He has explained his frustrations with the current aspects of our society and describes a sense of enlightenment after a long time spent alone to ponder within his own thoughts. This is of course what he would say, given how out of touch most celebrities may become from the realities of the everyday life as an average Joe.

His paintings are very familiar to Alec Monopoly’s cartoonist and satirical portrayals, and reminiscent of Andy Warhol’s focus on celebrities and popular figures. Understandably, this is a very fitting method of illustration for whom most would consider, a very abstract, goofy and eccentric actor. Pictures of Jim Carrey in the act show him in a very free-like state of mind and demeanor, with simple clothes and the cliché art-guru oil coloring paint on his beard.

Jim Carrey has been drawing and painting since he was a child. Also, for quite a long while now, Carrey has been making artwork that is as expressive and emotive as his work as an on-screen character. When he isn’t working on new film content,he spends most of his time in his New York art studio cooking up a color storm.

A portion of his work has been shared on Twitter, however much has never been seen; which isn’t much of a surprise as he has been known to be very secretive about his private affairs. Not much is known about the quirky, strange and lively actor, but he has continued to be an icon of nostalgia within America.

Jim Carrey’s artwork can be seen at Wyland Galleries Beachwalk – Waikiki, Hawaii and Wyland Galleries Lake Tahoe, California where he is a permanent artist.

Pizzagate Art

With the current and prior media-buzz about the conspiracies and allegations surrounding Pizzagate, it is not uncommon for those within the art community to become curious upon what it’s all about if they do not already.

The History of PizzaGate

Pizzagate is in reference to the alleged conspiracy in connection to the original restaurant (that ignited it all) Comet Ping Pong. A pizzeria and concert venue located at 5037 Connecticut Avenue NW in Wachington, D.C’s Chevy Chase neighborhood. The restaurant was founded in 2006 by Alefantis and Carole Greenwood, and consists of artwork along the inside of the walls and the exterior of the restaurant.

At first, Comet Ping Pong confronted challenges: supporters whined that the pizzas were excessively costly and that its serving of mixed greens selection was too small. The eatery changed its menu and would discover a specialty in the gourmet pizza marketwithin the D.C. territory. Greenwood filled in as the gourmet pizza chef of the two restaurants; she left her position as official cook and co-proprietor in 2009 referring to critical family matters and other individual interests. The Washington City Paper’s Tim Carman in 2009 felt that both Comet and Buck’s Fishing and Camping had figured out how to prevail without Greenwood.

The Art

The artwork affiliated with Pizzagate can be at times very explicit, including depictions of naked people in a colorful and juvenile way. The artwork presented in mural form around the exterior and interior of Comet Ping Pong is considered by the masses to be a “haven for weirdos” and often depicts what some would consider to be disturbing portrayal of infantile figures.

The Conspiracy

The conspiracy theory had arisen during the firefight between the two candidacies in the 2016 United States Presidential election. On October 30, 2016, a Twitter account included a claim in display of the New York City Police Department discovering the existence of a pedophilia ring linked to members of the Democratic Party. Not long after, the allegations spread around the entire internet after a post on Reddit several days before the 2016 US presidential election.

In Turkey, the conspiracy was reported by pro-government newspapers. Some of the Pizzagate’s proponents have evolved the conspiracy into a much broader government spectrum called “Pedogate”.

Since early November, many people associated with Comet Ping Pong, and also the proprietors and staff of close-by organizations, have gotten endless passing dangers and a torrent of online provocation, all propelled by the Pizzagate conspiracy. Beginning from 4chan, asserting that Hillary Clinton and her previous crusade seat, John Podesta, run a tyke trafficking ring based at the eatery. (In a related claim, a similar message asserted that Clinton and Podesta took an interest in Satanic ceremonies with Marina Abramović.)

On December 4, 2016, Edgar Maddison Welch of Salisbury, North Carolina, strolled into the eatery with a self-loading rifle, and discharged three rounds inside the building before being captured; nobody was harmed. Notwithstanding the AR-15 style rifle, police grabbed a Colt .38-gauge handgun, a shotgun, and a collapsing blade from Welch’s automobile and person. Welch advised police that he wanted to “self-examine” the paranoid notion, and was accused of assault with an unlawful weapon, conveying a gun without a permit, unlawful discharge of a gun, and carrying a rifle or shotgun outside the home or business. On June 22, 2017, he was condemned to four years in jail.

Steve Wynn’s Art Collection

Worth over $2.4 billion and ranked as the 279th wealthiest American, Steve Wynn has more than enough money to spend on essentially whatever he pleases. One commodity that he loves to throw his green at, is none other than fine art including notable pieces from Picasso and Claude Monet. Most of the pieces within his extensive art collection can be seen at his current and former resorts.  While he’s not the type to purchase art online, you’ll find him obtaining these pieces at the most luxurious auction houses.

Notable Purchases by Steve Wynn

  1. Le Reve – Purchased for an undisclosed price in a private sale in 2001, this work of art by Picasso was placed in his resort immediately after purchase; in 2006, Steve then attempted to sell the piece to Steven A. Cohen for an incredible $139 million, which at the time of the sale, would have been the highest price that any piece of art sold for. Of course, Steven’s own clumsiness caused disaster as he popped his elbow through the canvas while showing it to a group of guests. Inevitably, the sale of the piece had been canceled and required a $90,000 repair fee to fix the work of art. After which, the painting was an estimated $85 million. Wynn then sued his insurance company over the $54 million difference from the original price. After the case had been settled in April of 2007, Wynn sold Le Reve to Steven A. Cohen for $155 million.
  2. Fiori Di Como –Rumored to cost over $40 million, this sculpture (created by Seattle artist Dale Chihuly) consists of 2000 pieces of handblown glass flowers. The sculpture can be seen attached to the ceiling of The Bellagio resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  3. “Peasant Woman Against a Background of Wheat” – Painted by Vincent Van Goh in June 1890, the painting depicts a young woman in a yellow bonnet, sitting in front of wheat stalks that Van Gogh later shot himself in, weeks after the painting release. After Wynn acquired the painting in a 1997 auction for a suspected relatively low price, he then sold it in 2004 to Kenneth Griffin.
  4. M.W. Turner’s “Giudecca, La Donna Della Salute and San Giorgio” – Wynn had purchased this piece via a telephone bid for $35 million.
  5. “Dancer Taking her Bow” – Acquired by Mirage Resorts in 1997, Wynn purchased the painting from them in 1998 for a sum of $12 million.
  6. Ming Dynasty vase – During May of 2006, Wynn set a world record for Ming porcelain when he bought a very rare underglaze-copper-red Ming Dynasty Vase for $10 million. The vase had been dated all the way back to 1368-1644 and had been displayed in the VIP section during the opening of Wynn Macau; he later donated the piece to the Macau government.
  7. “Young Woman Seated at a Virginal” – Wynn had purchased this piece (by Johannes Vermeer) for $30 million at a Sotheby’s auction in 2004. It had been the very first Vermeer painting to come into the market for more than 80 years. Later, Wynn sold the painting to a private buyer for the same price that he had purchased it for.

If you are into art done by celebrities, check this link to view Terry Crews Art.