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Sotheby’s, London – Vic Pics
Tissot - Room Overlooking the Harbour

Sotheby’s, London – Vic Pics

In the afternoon of July 11, Sotheby’s presented their group of Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art, and it was a bumpy ride (w/p – with premium). Taking the top spot was a tiny J.J.J. Tissot (10 x 13 inches) … More…

Christie’s, London – Vic Pics
Burne-Jones’ Astrologia

Christie’s, London – Vic Pics

July 11th was a busy day for the London salerooms; between Sotheby’s and Christie’s there was a total of three 19th-century sales.  At 10:30 am, Christie’s presented their British Art: Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art, and the results were … More…

Legal Decision – A Step In The Right Direction For Authentication
Tales from the dark side

Legal Decision – A Step In The Right Direction For Authentication

In 2016, London art dealer James Mayor brought suit against Pace Gallery, Arne Glimcher, and member of the Agnes Martin catalogue raisonné committee for not including 13 works by the artist that he had sold for a total of $7.2M.  In … More…

The Fresher, The Better – 19th-century Sale At Sotheby’s London
Akseli Gallen-Kallela's View over a Lake at Sunset

The Fresher, The Better – 19th-century Sale At Sotheby’s London

On July 9th, Sotheby’s presented their summer selection of 19th-century European paintings.  Even though the sale did ok, I still think that presenting this period of art during the summer month’s is not the best idea.  We all know that … More…

Edouard Léon Cortès At The Martin Museum Of Art
Edouard Cortes

Edouard Léon Cortès At The Martin Museum Of Art

Sorry for not bringing this to your attention earlier, but we only learned about the exhibition late last week.  Back in 1981, Bill Mead (who according to reports, studied painting with Cortès in France) donated his collection of 36 works … More…

Two Rare Cortes’s Come And Go!
Edouard Cortes - Moulin Rouge

Two Rare Cortes’s Come And Go!

The gallery recently acquired a wonderful pair of paintings by the 20th century French artist Edouard Cortès (1882-1969). The two were originally purchased in the late 1950s from the Johnson Galleries in Chicago, and remained in the same collection since … More…

Kapoor’s “The Bean” Gets Tagged
Tales from the dark side

Kapoor’s “The Bean” Gets Tagged

Sad to see one “artist” defacing another artist’s work. Last night, Sir Anish Kapoor’s The Bean, in Millennium Park, Chicago, was tagged. Source: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot outraged over vandalism at The Bean, Millennium Park: ‘There are some things that … More…

SALE! Our First Ever
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SALE! Our First Ever

A once in a lifetime event — Howard’s 60th Birthday Sale!  You heard us right, for the first time in our firm’s history we have selected over 160 works of art and discounted them 20 – 40%.  Included are a … More…

How to Safely Navigate The Art Market: Conservation vs Restoration
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How to Safely Navigate The Art Market: Conservation vs Restoration

This month I thought I would continue my thoughts on a painting’s condition with a short article on restoration and conservation.  Please keep in mind that this is a very brief discussion and I am only referring to oil paintings … More…

A Solid Performance Was Pretty Much Guaranteed – Sotheby’s Contemporary, London
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A Solid Performance Was Pretty Much Guaranteed – Sotheby’s Contemporary, London

June 26th saw Sotheby’s evening sale’s offerings of contemporary art in London and overall the results were pretty solid (all prices shown are with the buyer’s premium added in).  I should note, it was reported that 17 of the works … More…