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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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A Short Biography of Charles Saatchi
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05 June 2010

A Short Biography of Charles SaatchiAlong with his brother Maurice, Charles Saatchi was part of the world’s largest advertising agency for much of the late 1980s and early 90s. After the brothers were forced out of their business - Saatchi & Saatchi - in 1995, the duo formed a new agency called M&C Saatchi. To date, M&C is one of the top advertising agencies in Europe.

Maurice Saatchi is famous in his own right, but his brother Charles is a world recognized celebrity figure. Charles was born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1947. Like many Iraqi families of the era, the Saatchi’s were wealthy and thus ripe for persecution. They fled to London to avoid maltreatment, and Charles received a good education from Christ’s College.

Charles’ tastes were quite varied as a young man, taking a liking to U.S. pop culture, cards and comic collecting, and even art after seeing a painting by Jackson Pollock. With these interests in mind, Saatchi wanted a career that would make him rich and famous. He attended the London College of Communication and set out to form his own advertising agency after graduating.

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