Having moved from Spring to Summer, we here in the USA are about to celebrate our 240th Independence Day. Our latest Art Channel show commemorates and celebrates July 4, 1776.

Fourth of July Number 1 by Florine Stettheimer

Fourth of July Number 1 by Florine Stettheimer

Frames make beautiful art even more beautiful. Indeed, framing is itself an art form.

We here at Art Authority have been working with renowned framing authority Eli Wilner & Company to adapt their frames for use throughout the Art Authority museum.

Eli Wilner & Co. have designed a specific frame for each of our museum’s eight period rooms, and these frames are now available in the latest upgrade to Art Authority for iPad, version 4.10.2.

From the basic beauty of Early art, to the elegance of the Baroque, to the desire of Romanticism and the statements of Modern and Contemporary, we think Wilner frames are the perfect finishing touch to the paintings by over 1500 of the world’s greatest artists.

We look forward to additional work with Eli Wilner & Co. in the months ahead.

As the seasons move from spring to summer, so too with Art Channel for Apple TV. Our newest show, for the upcoming summer solstice, is “Sunrise, Sunset.” It joins our “Spring Landscapes,” “May Day” and “Mother’s Day Cassatts” seasonal shows.

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Happy Solstice!

Following Landscapes for Spring in April, the month of May brings three new shows to our Art Channel on Apple TV.

First, a short show celebrating May Day, the first of May.

Second, an in-depth homage to mothers and Mother’s Day through the work of Impressionist Mary Cassatt. Few, if any, have portrayed the bond between mother and child better.

Third, a show focusing on the work of Sandro Botticelli, whose classic work “Primavera (Allegory of Spring)” brings us back full circle.

We’re pleased to announce our newest show on the Art Channel for Apple TV: “Landscapes for Spring.” Landscapes fit particularly well on HD TV’s and we’ve got over 50 of the best of them. Shining particularly brightly are the beauty and power of Frederic Church’s Heart of the Andes and Twilight in the Wilderness.

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Happy Spring, and Happy Easter!

We’re happy to announce the next show on our Apple TV Art Channel. “Easter Story” joins our recently announced “Valentine’s Day Inspirations” and “Highest Priced” shows, along with older favorites like “All-time Highlights” and a great selection of period shows. “Easter Story” includes almost 700 years worth of paintings from Botticelli, Fra Angelico and of course Da Vinci’s Last Supper. Plus much more.

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We’re also pleased to announce that monthly subscriptions are now available to the Art Channel, which give you access to art well beyond what’s in the free and preview shows available for everyone. And videos. Even better, subscriptions are only 99 cents per month, and there’s a 7-day free trial. So we’re hoping you’ll sign up today.

We are pleased to announce Art Authority for iPad version 4.10.1. Here’s what’s new:

  • Increased resolution for iPad Pro. If you have an iPad Pro, check out in particular the thumbnail arrays.
  • Spotlight search now includes titles of previously-viewed works. Once you’ve viewed a work in the app, any Spotlight search you do (from the iPad’s home screen) will include that work’s title in the list, letting you jump directly to that work in the app. You can also search by artist, location and period.
  • Many additional works (now 100,000+), artists (1500+), and locations (900+). Thanks especially to our interns here. New artists have been added based on our ongoing study of the Western world’s most significant ones.
  • New subject: Shakespeare. Being based in Ashland, Oregon, home of the world-renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival, it was about time we did this!

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Art Authority for iPad 4.10.1 is a free update, available from the App Store today.

As previously announced, one of the new Art Channel shows for Valentine’s Day, “Highest Priced,” includes paintings which have sold for over $2 billion. Quite the Valentine’s Day gift. Not only are these paintings literally worth a fortune, but they make great backdrops on your living room wall as you and your Valentine open your other presents. Or just chill. Only on the Art Channel and Apple TV.

In case you’re curious what’s in the “Highest Priced” show, here’s the full list:

Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?) Gauguin, Paul $300 million in 2015
The Card Players Cézanne, Paul $259 million in 2011
Reclining Nude (Nu Couché) Modigliani, Amedeo $170.4 million in 2015
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I Klimt, Gustav $135 million in 2006
Salvator Mundi Leonardo da Vinci $127.5 million in 2013
The Scream Munch, Edvard $119.9 million in 2012
Reclining Nude on Blue Cushion (Nu Couché au coussin Bleu) Modigliani, Amedeo $118 million in 2012
Boy with a Pipe (Garçon à la Pipe) Picasso, Pablo $104.2 million in 2004
La Montagne Sainte-Victoire vue du bosquet du Château Noir Cézanne, Paul $100 million in 2013
Portrait of Oopjen Coppit Rembrandt $90 million in 2015
Portrait of Marten Soolmans Rembrandt $90 million in 2015
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II Klimt, Gustav $87.9 million in 2006
Portrait of Dr. Gachet Gogh, Vincent van $82.5 million in 1990
Water Lily Pond (Le bassin aux nymphéas) Monet, Claude $80.5 million in 2008
Ball at the Moulin de la Galette (Bal du moulin de la Galette) Renoir, Pierre-Auguste $78.1 million in 1990
The Massacre of the Innocents Rubens, Peter Paul $76.7 million in 2012
Darmstadt Madonna Holbein, Hans the Younger $75 million in 2011
Diana and Callisto Titian $71.7 million in 2012
Self-portrait without beard (Portrait de l’artiste sans barbe) Gogh, Vincent van $71.5 million in 1998
Diana and Actaeon Titian $70.6 million in 2009
Portrait of Alfonso d’Avalos, Marchese del Vasto, in Armor with a Page Titian $70 million in 2003
Nude Sitting on a Divan (The Beautiful Roman Woman) Modigliani, Amedeo $69 million in 2010
The Gross Clinic (The Clinic of Dr. Gross) Eakins, Thomas $68 million in 2007
La Gommeuse Picasso, Pablo $67.45 million in 2015
Les Alyscamps Gogh, Vincent van $66.3 million in 2015
Jeanne (Spring) Manet, Edouard $65.1 million in 2014
Curtain, Jug and Fruit (Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier) Cézanne, Paul $60.5 million in 1999
Suprematist Composition (blue rectangle over the red beam) Malevich, Kazimir $60 million in 2008
Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin Gogh, Vincent van $58 million in 1989
Wheat Field with Cypresses at the Haude Galline near Eygalieres Gogh, Vincent van $57 million in 1993
Woman with Folded Arms (Femme aux Bras Croisés) Picasso, Pablo $55 million in 2000
Irises Gogh, Vincent van $53.9 million in 1987
Young Peasant Girl in a Straw Hat sitting in front of a wheatfield Gogh, Vincent van $47.5 million in 1997
Sunflowers Gogh, Vincent van $39.7 million in 1987
Portrait of a Halberdier (Francesco Guardi?) Pontormo, Jacopo $35.2 million in 1989

A few of the high-priced works by modern and contemporary artists, such as Picasso, Rothko, Pollock and Warhol are not included because the originals are still under copyright. You’ll just have to go out and try to buy these for yourself :)

We’re pleased to announce a couple new Art Channel shows, “Valentine’s Day Inspirations” and “Highest Priced.”

“Valentine’s Day Inspirations” includes many of the all-time favorites, like Klimt’s Kiss, but also a number of other works you may be less familiar with. We think you’ll love it :) Hopefully you have an Apple TV and can tune in. If not, here are a few of the highlights:

If you’re looking for inspirations as far as Valentine’s Day gifts, you’ll want to check out Art Channel’s new “Highest Priced” show, which lets you hang over $2 billion in the world’s most expensive art on your wall! More details on that shortly.

We’ve been working on some new holiday shows for our new Art Channel on Apple TV (more on that shortly). One of the new shows is turning out so well that we decided to spin it off into its own app.

Our “Christmas Art” app is now available in the Apple TV App Store, with over 700 years worth of yuletide paintings from master artists like Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Brueghel, Rembrandt and Gauguin. The app includes features on the Annunciation, the Nativity, and Madonna & Child, plus the Complete Christmas. It’s a great selection of HD-quality images from the Art Authority collection of over 100,000 works.

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We hope you like it as much as we do. Just search for “Christmas Art” on the Apple TV App Store. Merry Christmas to all!