The Temple of Jupiter Panellenius (photo courtesy of Sotheby’s)
BIG BUCKS FOR A TURNER: If you attended the J.M.W. Turner retrospective at the Dallas Museum of Art last year, you likely recognize the above painting, The Temple of Jupiter Panellenius. It had been held in the collection of a private collector for more than 25 years, but that all changed yesterday when the painting fetched $12.9 million at a Sotheby’s Auction. It’s the second highest price ever paid at auction for a Turner painting but falls on the low end of the $12 million to $16 million estimate. You can read more about how it all went down here.
NEWS FOR YOUR EARS: If you haven’t checked out Justin Flowers’ This Week in the Arts podcast, now would be a good time to start. In the past few weeks, Justin has interviewed Fort Worth Symphony associate conductor Thomas Hong and local stage director Rene Moreno. This week he turns the mic on our own Anne Bothwell for a look at what we’re trying to accomplish over here at Art&Seek. The podcast is about 15 minutes long, and you can listen to them directly from the site or subscribe via iTunes. Justin’s been a good friend to Art&Seek, so I hope you’ll give him a listen when you have a chance.