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My 2 Cents On Museum Deaccessions

The decisions by the Berkshire Museum and La Salle University to sell off most of their major works of art for financial reasons has caused a real uproar. While I am a firm believer that museums should not sell their … More…

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A Yacht For a Painting … The $450M Deal

We all knew two rich people were battling it out for Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ … what we did not know is that the two people (Mohammed Bin Zayed and Mohammed Bin Salman) are friends and each mistakenly thought … More…

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A Collector’s Passion For The 19th Century

American Fine Art Magazine recently featured one of our client’s collections.  Here is an opportunity to see one of the many collections of 19th & 20th century art we helped build and how it is now displayed. Among the artists … More…

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A Possible 1,400,000% Return — A Buy And Hold Story

People are always asking which of the works they are considering will bring the greatest return.  Our reply is always the same: nobody has a crystal ball, but if you buy great quality works, in great condition, from the right … More…

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Pennsylvania’s AGO Reviewing La Salle’s Planned Sale Of Art

We previously reported on La Salle University’s decision to sell off most of their important works of art (46 in all) for ‘financial reasons’ … these stories are becoming all too familiar. According to Stephan Salisbury’s article in The Inquirer … More…

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German Based Russian Avant-Garde Dealer Exonorated

In 2013, Itzhak Zarug (an Israeli born art dealer living in Germany who specializes in Russian avant-garde paintings) was arrested by German police on suspicions of running an international fraud ring.  By 2016, authorities began to realize that the case … More…

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The Berkshire Saga Continues – April 6th Deadline Is Looming

The end is almost here … or is it?  Both sides in the Berkshire Museum case were heard today by Justice David Lowy.  The museum and AGO are claiming that without an infusion of $55M, the museum will not survive … More…

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Your Door-Way to Someone Famous

Just when you thought things couldn’t get more ridiculous in the auction arena … soon, they will be offering doors from rooms in the Chelsea Hotel.  Now, these aren’t just any doors … they are doors to rooms where someone … More…

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Still Trying To Save The Art

Donald A. MacGillis, a member of the Berkshire Museum and a coplaintiff in one of the local groups opposed to the sale, gives his thoughts on the Berkshire Museum’s proposed sale of 40 important works of art.  Well said Mr. … More…

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Picasso, Matisse & Bradford: Phillips 20th Century & Contemporary (London)

There was one last sale in the Contemporary series in London… the Evening sale at Phillips, and while we do not always cover Phillips Auction this one was deserving… In fact, their 20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening sale set … More…

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