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  • Some serious money was spent at Christie’s Impressionist and Modern sale last night. The high spot for the evening was van Gogh’s Labourer dans un champ which hammered down at $72M ($81.3M with commission) and Leger’s Contraste de formes only (ha ha) … More…

    The Massachusetts Appeals Court has blocked the sale of the of works from the Berkshire Museum … at least for the time being.  A number of the paintings were to be offered in both the American and 19th Century sales … More…

    Blurring The Lines – So Sad!

    November 13, 2017

    It’s going to be an action packed week.  Sotheby’s will be offering their American, Impressionist/Modern and Post-War/Contemporary works of art.  Christie’s has settled on offering just Impressionist/Modern and Post-War/Contemporary (their American selection will be offered next week). What makes these … More…

    And just when we thought it was over, the AGO files a motion for an injunction pending its appeal of the Superior Court decision to allow Berkshire Museum’s sale this Monday.  We are really getting down to the wire now. … More…

    A conservator at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art made an interesting discovery.  While examining van Gogh’s Olive Trees under magnification, Mary Schafer discovered the partial remains of a grasshopper. Guess it does confirm that the artist painted outdoors!  Wonder what … More…

    Release the Hostages!

    November 10, 2017

    A New York judge has ordered Mana Fine Art to release the Mugrabi collection of about 1400 works. Of course, Mana is going to appeal the judge’s decision, so the matter is still not over. Mana was holding the collection … More…

      These stories are popping up everywhere today.  Now we learn that Benjamin Genocchio, the director of the Armory Show, has been accused of “inappropriate” behavior.  A New York Time article also reports that similar claims arose at Artnet and … More…

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