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Review of Luxury Gift Frederick E. Hart Liberty & Sacrifice Sculpture
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09 October 2010

American art might be a little less popular in the world art mainstream than art from other countries. This is undoubtedly due to American art being thought of as more modern. Even with the likes of Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Normal Rockwell, there’s still not a very big market for the art.

Another great American artist that probably doesn’t make everyone’s top list outside of the United States if Frederick E. Hart. Frederick was a famous and greatly talented sculptor, responsible for works of art that anyone who’s been to America’s war memorials has seen and admired.

Art is sought after by collectors for many reasons, none the least of which is often its rarity. Some paintings will sell for millions, and some are so rare and sought after that money simply isn’t enough for collectors to part with them. Sculptures, on the other hand, are usually in lesser demand due to the resizing and replication that goes on to scale them down for the private market.

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Damien Hirst - the richest artist alive today
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09 December 2009

Damien Hirst - the richest artist alive todayWhen most people think of artists, they think of Picasso or Michelangelo - classic artists, long gone and forever famous. However, art has never stopped being created, and one of today’s most popular artists is Damien Hirst.

Unlike the paintings of a bygone era, Damien’s art is much more modern, consisting of textural and visual stimulation, risqué “sculptures,” and a unique flair for understated drama that warps and bends the overactive imagination. Hirst is reported to be the richest artist alive, and is famously known for selling his entire show at a Sotheby’s auction for an estimated $198 million (USD).

There’s a continuous theme throughout Hirst’s work, one that makes him an extremely controversial figure to purists and traditionalists, but also a risk-taking godsend to the enthusiasts of all things modern and taboo. Damien deals in death, simply put.

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