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Hey Dutch Restitution Committee – Are You Serious?
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Hey Dutch Restitution Committee – Are You Serious?

Anne Webber, from the Commission for Looted Art in Europe, and Wesley Fisher, of the Jewish Claims Conference, are calling out the Dutch Restitution Committee (DRC) for establishing a “hierarchy” for dealing with art that was looted by the Nazis. … More…

Sotheby’s London – Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist
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Sotheby’s London – Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist

On the afternoon of December 13th, Sotheby’s offered up a sale of 19th & 20th-century British art — guys and gals, come on … it is time to scale back.  I understand that the auction rooms want to grab as … More…

How To Safely Navigate The Art Market – Expertise
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How To Safely Navigate The Art Market – Expertise

The word ‘expert’ is used (and at times abused) by many people in the art world – “Is he an expert?”, “Who is the expert?”, “Did you show it to the expert?”, “I am an expert!” The real question is … More…

Christie’s, London – Small Works Steal The Show
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Christie’s, London – Small Works Steal The Show

On December 11th, Christie’s presented their offering of British and European Art in London… it’s become the norm for these low-mid level sales to yield high BI-rates along with many works selling for under the estimate… this time around was … More…

Sotheby’s: Art of Travel and Exploration – A Really Hard Lesson
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Sotheby’s: Art of Travel and Exploration – A Really Hard Lesson

The market’s flood continued with Sotheby’s, London, presenting two sales on the 13th of December.  First up was a small one they call Art of Travel and Exploration.  Why they needed to break these out into a standalone sale is … More…

Sometimes They Go Too Quickly
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Sometimes They Go Too Quickly

Here is a nice story, in Forbes, about an important painting by Adrien Moreau (1843 – 1906) that our gallery recently sold.  We know that “La Réception au Château” was originally sold by Boussod, Valadon & Cie in 1888, and … More…

19th Century European – Thank Goodness for Caspar!
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19th Century European – Thank Goodness for Caspar!

On December 12th, Sotheby’s (London) offered a group of 19th Century European Paintings and the results, in keeping with the works being offered, were less than stellar.  I will start by saying that they did have a few interesting works, … More…

Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist – Christie’s London
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Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist – Christie’s London

On the afternoon of December 11th, Christie’s presented their Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art sale.  That covers a long span of time considering the earliest work dated from the 1820s and there was at least one artist in the … More…

National Gallery of Canada Acquires 19th Century French ‘Masterpiece’ by Tissot
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National Gallery of Canada Acquires 19th Century French ‘Masterpiece’ by Tissot

News broke today that the National Gallery of Canada acquired James Jacques Joseph Tissot’s 1870 masterpiece The Partie Carée (The Foursome) from the estate of David R. Graham, for an undisclosed amount. Tissot was a 19th-century French academic artist specializing in highlife genre paintings … More…

From RETNA, Without Love – Graffiti Artist Gone Wild
From RETNA, Without Love – Graffiti Artist Gone Wild

From RETNA, Without Love – Graffiti Artist Gone Wild

Los Angeles based graffiti artist RETNA took his artistic styling off the canvas and onto his gallery’s walls….windows…doors….etc.  According to a report posted on TMZ, RETNA became enraged when he noticed that his gallery (Maddox Gallery, who opened a new … More…