It may be a gimick, but I always love art that acts as a tribute to another famous piece. Like this work by Dubossarsky & Vinogradov- someone is photoshopping Las Meninas....
Ordinateur (série Dans l'Atelier de l'Artiste)
Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000
This oil by Signac was advertised to death during the run up to the Impressionist and Modern Evening sale.
Bateaux à Collioure
Estimate: £18,000 - 25,000
Sold for: £31,200
Now who can honestley tell me that they don't instantly think of suntan products when they see this:
An English Statuary Marble group of a boy and dog
Estimate £20,000 - 30,000
The following painting is another example of over-advertising. This lovely lady was everywhere for the couple months running up to a 19th European Art sale. We even had a large than life reproductiong hanging in a street window and that's when it hit me- She looks a lot like a famous starlet... can you guess which one? You may not agree... maybe you had to see it in the flesh...
Speaking of flesh....
Scarlett Johanson- barely contained.
Do you see the resemblence? Or am I just crazy?