New York City is overstockArt.com largest market, and the Starry Night has become the flagship painting for the city of New York, as it is the centerpiece of the famous Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in the heart of New York City
Wichita, Kansas (PRWEB) January 30, 2015
overstockArt.com, the popular online art gallery, has collaborated with the Wall Street Journal to publish what are the top oil paintings in each of the following top five most influential art cities in the United States.
According to overstockArt.com's statistics the following cities are the top five art cities in the United States: New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, San Francisco and Chicago.
Amitai Sasson, VP of Marketing and Development at overstockArt.com, surmises why the below masterpieces were the biggest sellers last year in these U.S. cities:
1. New York: Vincent van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night’
"New York City is overstockArt.com largest market, and the Starry Night has become the flagship painting for the city of New York, as it is the centerpiece of the famous Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in th heart of New York City," says Mr. Sasson, "Tourist flock by the thousands each week to the MoMA and many come just so they can gaze at Van Gogh's famous star-filled sky scene in person," he says.
2. Los Angeles: Gustav Klimt ’s ‘The Kiss’
"Klimt adored the use of gold foil in his art has which has made this Austrian painter a crowd favorite among LA residents," says Mr. Sasson. The most famous of Klimt's works, The Kiss, shows two figures a man and a woman intertwined, "the harmony and erotic vibe goes well with the city's magnetic and sexy star-studded appeal," he says.
3. Washington, D.C.: Claude Monet’s ‘Garden Path at Giverny’
"The Impressionist style and lush garden scenes have always been a crowd favorite in the nation's capitol," says Mr. Sasson. "No wonder each year Washington DC museums cater almost exclusively to the Impressionist art movement bringing in collections from all over the world of Renoirs, Pissaro and off course, the father of impressionism, Claude Monet," he says.
4. San Francisco: Frederic Leighton’s ‘Flaming June’
"San Francisco's eternal Spring, youthful mood and architecture is very much associated with Flaming June, a masterpiece by Sir. Frederic Leighton, who's considered one of the dominant figures of late Victorian Art," says Mr. Sasson.
5. Chicago: Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Café Terrace at Night’
"Just like their deep-dish pizza, Chicagonians love their art with extra chunky brushstrokes," says Mr. Sasson, no wonder Van Gogh takes up top spot in this city year over year. "The crowd favorite here is 'Cafe Terrace at Night', probably due to the growing café culture of the city," he says.
To read about the entire story please visit the article that was published on the Wall Street Journal: http://www.wsj.com/articles/what-art-reproductions-sell-best-in-which-cities-1422465836
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