Author Archives: Howard L. Rehs

Earlier this month, Christie’s held their Old Masters sale in New York and though the sale as a whole had a decent showing and there were a few bright spots, by most standards the sale under-performed… in the lead-up, much was … More…

I am blown away by this one.  According to recent reports, more than half of the paintings in the Terrus Museum, a state-owned French museum in Elne, are fake. Now, maybe I could understand if one or two forgeries slipped … More…

This week Sotheby’s presented a small selection of 19th century Orientalist works, and the results were impressive.  Taking the top spot was Edwin Lord Weeks’s Rabat (The Red Gate) which brought £573K ($799K – est. £200-300K). In second was Paul … More…

The auction action in New York started this week with the 19th century sale at Christie’s … so let’s jump in. Taking the top two spots were works by William Bouguereau.  His Admiration maternelle – le bain carried an $800-$1.2M … More…

There have been many recent articles about the Berkshire’s and La Salle University’s decision to sell works for the wrong reasons.  Well, the Baltimore Museum of Art’s recent press release highlights one of the right reasons … to strengthen a … More…

While this is not really an ‘art related’ story, it is something that still plagues our society … racism … and in this instance, it does have an ‘art’ connection.  It appears (I say appears because all I have read … More…

A number of years ago, close friends called and ask if Amy & I could come over and help them hang the “original” painting they just purchased while on their holiday cruise.  We hung up the phone and all I … More…