Author Archives: Howard L. Rehs

An Inside Job

February 14, 2018

Back in 2016 (after a long running battle), the Austrian Supreme Court ordered the city of Linz to pay €8.24 million ($8.96 million) plus interest to the heirs of a local collector for losing a drawing by Gustav Klimt and three … More…

Well, the saga is over and it appears the Berkshire Museum will get the chance to sell off most of the 40 paintings.  This is real sad.  According to reports: The agreement states that the key work in the proposed sale, … More…

I always thought ‘ambulance chasing’ was reserved for the legal profession?  Now it seems that the auction houses are getting in on the action.  Brian Allen, in his article for The Art Newspaper, points out that the auction houses are … More…

We Are In A Holding Pattern

February 5, 2018

The Berkshire Eagle reported today that there was a dramatic shift away from litigation, [as] the Attorney General’s Office is now working alongside the Berkshire Museum to resolve whether the storied Pittsfield institution has the right to sell the most … More…

All of this political correctness is getting out of hand.  The National Gallery in Washington cancelled a Chuck Close exhibition because the artist has been accused of sexual misconduct. Seattle University removed Close’s “Self-Portrait 2000” from display citing concerns over … More…

A Stupid Publicity Stunt!

February 4, 2018

It was recently reported in The Guardian that the curator of contemporary art at the Manchester Art Gallery removed a true masterpiece of Victorian art – John William Waterhouse’s Hylas and the Nymphs – from the wall in order “to prompt … More…

We are pleased to announce that Volume 206 of our Comments on the Art Market was just released.  This month we cover our Upcoming Shows (Palm Beach & Naples), the ever gyrating Stock & Crypto Markets, The Dark Side of … More…