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ARCO Corporate Artwork Collection: Yet Another Auction

The Gazette once again seems to be a clearinghouse of sorts for news regarding the massive collection of artwork assembled by Atlantic Richfield Company (“ARCO”). I recently received an email from a representative of Jeff Martin Auctioneers Inc. announcing an online auction of a number of pieces formerly owned by ARCO. Hi Eric, I found… Continue reading ARCO Corporate Artwork Collection: Yet Another Auction

Atlantic Richfield’s Corporate Art Collection – Upcoming Auction

I’m continually amazed at the responses stimulated by some of the things I post on the Gazette, and nothing has surprised me more than the number of folks interested in the Atlantic Richfield Company’s (ARCO) Corporate artwork collection. Two decades after ARCO was assimilated by and subsumed into BP (affectionately known as The Borg by… Continue reading Atlantic Richfield’s Corporate Art Collection – Upcoming Auction

Atlantic Richfield’s Corporate Art Collection – The Saga Continues

One of the gratifying aspects of blogging is hearing from people who want to know more about something I’ve written. And nothing has generated more such contacts than the posts I’ve made about Atlantic Richfield Company’s corporate art collection. It’s been twenty years since ARCO was swallowed up by BP Amoco (now just BP), and… Continue reading Atlantic Richfield’s Corporate Art Collection – The Saga Continues

Atlantic Richfield’s Corporate Art Collection – An Insider Look[back]

Update [9/23/20]: Thanks to a reader’s comment on this post, I’ve been able to add a new chapter to the ARCO artwork saga. This time, it’s focused on corporate art from ARCO’s presence in the Chicago area. Read about it here. Alert Gazette readers may recall that last year I wrote about ARCO’s corporate artwork collection… Continue reading Atlantic Richfield’s Corporate Art Collection – An Insider Look[back]

Acquiring Culture in the Hill Country

During a recent stay at Horseshoe Bay we made a day trip to Fredericksburg, primarily to eat lunch at the Peach Tree Restaurant, but also to browse through the approximately 800 stores crammed into the three-block downtown shopping area. We didn’t anticipate that we would leave far more cultured than we arrived…not that that would… Continue reading Acquiring Culture in the Hill Country