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US Medical Giant Finds Forgeries in their Collection
Maine Flowers or Roses from Hispania (1936-37) by Marsden Hartley

US Medical Giant Finds Forgeries in their Collection

A recent court case has exposed a sneaky “bait-and-switch” scandal, bringing to light the risks of conservation. According to the case, Abbott Laboratories, the US medical giant, came to learn that at least two, and probably many more, works from … More…

One Report Claims The Art Market Is Growing And Millennials Are Active
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One Report Claims The Art Market Is Growing And Millennials Are Active

Natasha Gural (Forbes.com) gives a nice summary of the lengthy Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report.  The report claims that the worldwide art market rose by 6% last year to an estimated $67.4 billion — that is an impressive number!  … More…

Comments on the Art Market – Volume 219
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Comments on the Art Market – Volume 219

In this issue we cover our upcoming exhibition I Observe (opens on March 9th at the gallery), Natasha Gural’s article on our recent sale of an important woke by Bakhuyzen, the Charleston Show, Stocks, How To Safely Navigate The Art … More…

How To Safely Navigate The Art Market: A Painting’s Title
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How To Safely Navigate The Art Market: A Painting’s Title

In November, I discussed Title as it relates to legal ownership. Now I will delve into the name of a work or its Title. While artists are often very creative, some are not always fastidious about creating interesting and unique … More…

Boring Old Bouguereau Makes for a Surprising New MAM Exhibition
William Bouguereau "Battle of the Centaurs and the Lapiths"

Boring Old Bouguereau Makes for a Surprising New MAM Exhibition

William A. Bouguereau is loved by all who enjoy 19th-century French Academic art, and hated by many who don’t.  I have always been impressed by his ability to capture the human form so perfectly, and have had the pleasure of … More…

Authenticity Doubts Still Linger Over The Most Expensive Painting Ever Sold At Auction
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Authenticity Doubts Still Linger Over The Most Expensive Painting Ever Sold At Auction

There are still many who doubt the authenticity of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi.  Matthew Landrus, a research fellow at Oxford University’s Wolfson College, believes it was painted by Bernardino Luini, one of da Vinci’s studio assistants.  Now we have conflicting … More…

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Looks For New President
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), "Shuffleton's Barbershop," 1950

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Looks For New President

Don Bacigalupi is stepping down as president of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.  While the museum searches for his replacement, John W. McCarter, Jr. will assume the role.  Lucas’s museum, a $1 billion project, is scheduled to open in … More…

Don’t Mess With The IRS
Tales from the dark side

Don’t Mess With The IRS

New York art dealer Mary Boone was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for filing false tax returns.  According to The NY Times article, “…Ms. Boone had reported false business losses, used business funds to pay for more than … More…

Rare 19th Century Landscape By Van Gogh Relative, Hague School Founder Bakhuyzen Enchants Collector
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Rare 19th Century Landscape By Van Gogh Relative, Hague School Founder Bakhuyzen Enchants Collector

Natasha Gural’s coverage, on Forbes.com, of our discovery of a rare winter skating scene by the 19th-century Dutch artist Hendrik van de Sande Bakhuyzen (1795 – 1860).  Included is a brief biography of the artist that discusses the Bakhyzen and Van … More…

The 19th Century at Sotheby’s – A Winning Hand
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The 19th Century at Sotheby’s – A Winning Hand

Sotheby’s bet big on their recent 19th-century sale and they came up with a winning hand.  While viewing the sale, I was a little concerned since they more than doubled the amount of work offered in recent sales, broke it … More…