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Spurs Crafted By Edward Bohlin Gallop To A Record Price
slver, gold and leather cowboy spurs

Spurs Crafted By Edward Bohlin Gallop To A Record Price

Edward Bohlin was born in Sweden in 1895 and heard stories of the American West at a young age. He dreamed of coming to America and making a name for himself in the Wild Wild West. At the age of … More…

Spider-Man Spins His Way To An Auction Record
a black and white page from the 1984 comic book Spiderman

Spider-Man Spins His Way To An Auction Record

Spider-man spins his way to a new auction record as an original artwork by Mike Zeck recently sold at auction. He created the piece in 1984 for the comic book Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars No. 8 (page 25); it set a … More…

Locking Up The Golden Coach
image of the Golden Coach with royalty inside - By Toni - originally posted to Flickr as the dutch royal family loves me!, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6512699

Locking Up The Golden Coach

Earlier this week, the Dutch Royal Family announced that they would stop using their official state carriage, known as the Golden Coach. I first heard about the Golden Coach last summer when it was displayed at the Amsterdam Museum. The … More…

American Art Auction – Christie’s, New York
a landscape with water and mountains - Albert Bierstadt’s In the Yosemite

American Art Auction – Christie’s, New York

It was nice to have a break from the major auction action in New York. But we are now in a new year, and the sales are starting to ramp up. On January 19, Christie’s offered a selection of 19th … More…

Will the Spice Flow?
image of the Dune book

Will the Spice Flow?

I closed out 2021 with a piece about NFTs, mainly about how they would be a good idea if they had the proper regulation and oversight. And yet again, this issue reared its ugly head in the form of a … More…

Behind Every Great Man (Literally in This Case)
image of Christ with a halo of angels - Sandro Botticelli - The Man of Sorrows

Behind Every Great Man (Literally in This Case)

Sandro Botticelli’s Christ portrait known as The Man of Sorrows is set to appear on the Sotheby’s auction block at the end of the month. It last came up on the market in 1963, when it sold in London for … More…

A Masterpiece Right Under Your Nose
portrait of a woman by van Dyck

A Masterpiece Right Under Your Nose

Christopher Wright, a British art historian, just got some news that may lead him to reconsider how good he is at his job. The portrait that he thought was just a copy of an Anthony van Dyck painting that he … More…

Spain’s Next Great Archaeologist: A Badger
a badger laying on the ground

Spain’s Next Great Archaeologist: A Badger

Last year’s winter was unusual for those living in Spain. In early January 2021, the winter storm Filomena raced across the Mediterranean before hitting the Iberian Peninsula, resulting in the heaviest snowfall that the region has experienced in fifty years. … More…

Artist’s In-Sights: Rendezvous In Honolulu
two maps. one showing Connecticut to New York and the other showing Connecticut to Hawaii

Artist’s In-Sights: Rendezvous In Honolulu

By: Todd M. Casey I recently had the honor of painting a commission for Rehs Contemporary. Commissions are always fun because I work directly with clients to help work out their ideas. Once the painting is completed, it is varnished … More…

The Pillar of Shame Taken Down
Pillar of Shame sculpture

The Pillar of Shame Taken Down

Another one about statue-removal, though this one isn’t exactly good news. The Pillar of Shame is the name given to a haunting 26-foot-tall column of screaming faces, made primarily of copper and bronze. It is meant to commemorate the lives … More…