Ackerman's Fine Art Blog | Art of the 19th - 21st Centuries

Kenny Ackerman

Ackerman's Fine Art

Owner Kenny Ackerman specializes in acquiring and offering important American and European paintings from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries (no lithographs, prints or reproductions). Unlike most fine art galleries, we do not limit our offerings to a specific style, genre or period. We use our experience and connoisseurship to bring you quality paintings by top artists, representing a multitude of genres.

The Ackerman's Fine Art blog offers advice and insight into the art world and important artists from American and Europe. Our blog offers information about how to collect and care for your art and provides tips on how to spot quality examples by various artists.

Blog entries from Ackerman's Fine Art Blog | Art of the 19th - 21st Centuries


Posted: July 22, 2015 10:28

When first looking at a painting, it might seem like it’s in perfect condition. However, appearances are deceiving. The canvas may have been stripped of its’ varnish, completely repainted, or any number of other restoration techniques could have been applied – none of which are obvious to the casual observer. To protect yourself and your investment, look at a condition report. A condition report is a complete statement of any cleaning, retouching, or damage that has been done to the piece. Restoration is a natural part of caring for older paintings. However, it can also decrease a...

Selling Artwork with an Auction House or Art Gallery

Posted: March 18, 2015 12:25

When selling art, you must choose a venue. The two most popular methods are through art dealers or through an auction house. Both have advantages and disadvantages that should be weighed carefully. Auction houses open up many opportunities. Auctions expose your art to many different people at once and can make for a thrilling sell. There is high risk and high reward. Looking at the gavel price of record sales make this the more tempting option for sellers. However, there are some caveats and few works by an artist consistently realize those record breaking prices. The cost of sending...

How Art Stimulates Your Well-Being

Posted: November 10, 2014 08:27

Art has always been an important part of humanity. Every culture around the world is rich in artistic history and presents its own unique style. Before technology, art had a stronger focus in our lives. Today, with so many distractions, art plays an even more important role and has many mental, physical and emotional benefits.  Improves Cultural Awareness One great benefit to incorporating art in your life is the richness of cultural diversity it provides. Visual media allows for a greater exchange of different cultures and each culture has its own unique art perspective...

Ed Ruscha: Understanding His Words

Posted: August 01, 2014 10:29

Pop Art was one of the defining modern movements of the 1950s and 1960s. The driving force is that anything can be art. There is no right and wrong, no high and low culture. In fact, modern culture and advertisements were embraced. Some of the most recognizable features of Pop Art is the isolation of common objects and images. Warhol’s paintings of soup cans and Lichtenstein lifting comic panels out of context came to define this movement. In the late 50s, Artist Ed Ruscha took another approach.  He examined words. Ruscha once commented that he had appreciation for misspellings...

George Grosz

The Uncensored and Unflinching George Grosz

Posted: March 25, 2014 11:56

In times of turbulence and upheaval, art is used as a vehicle to expose unrest or the gruesome underbelly of the events. George Grosz was a German artist caught in the between war and the rise of the Nazi party. By using satire, Grosz expressed his politics and general pessimism towards modern society. Characters are twisted exaggerations and each scene is rich in iniquity. While he is known now for his deeply political works, Grosz was not always political. Born to a lower middle class family in a small town in Pomerania, Grosz could often be found reading trashy novels, satire...

5 Guidelines for Investing In Fine Art Paintings.

Posted: March 06, 2014 07:43

A poor economy often serves as a wake-up call to the need to be better informed about your investments.  To help experienced and new collectors navigate the art market, Ackerman's Fine Art is offering the eBook: A Practical Guide to Buying Fine Art: 5 Guidelines for Investing in Fine Art Paintings. It's a 25-page illustrated guide, with expert advice gained from millions of dollars in transactions and years of professional experience in evaluating fine artworks. Five simple guidelines help new and seasoned collectors develop a sense of how to evaluate artists and...


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