Author Archives: Alyssa Rehs

Earlier this year, Ezra Chowaiki pleaded guilty to defrauding collectors and dealers to the tune of $16 million between 2015 and 2017.  Chowaiki now faces up to 20 years in prison. On August 15th, The Art Collection Inc. filed a … More…

And just when we thought the Berkshire saga was over, we learn that one lawsuit is still trying.  Last October, James and Kristin Hatt along with Elizabeth Weinberg sued the Berkshire Museum in an attempt to stop the sale of … More…

We are pleased to announce that Volume 212 of our Comments on the Art Market was just released.  This month we cover our upcoming Nantucket and Baltimore shows, Stocks & Crypto, The Dark Side of the Art World, Really (other … More…

Jackpot or Bust?

July 24, 2018

In case you missed it, news broke this week about a New York dealer who bought the contents of a storage locker in New Jersey for $15,000.  What did he get/find?  Supposedly 200 works of art, including six painting by … More…

Scott Reyburn’s article in The New York Times touches on how new technologies like blockchain’s decentralized record-keeping can change the art market.  I, for one, have a difficult time believing that the art world will truly embrace it.  The art world … More…

On July 5th Christie’s presented their group of Old Master works of art … and from the results, it appears they were not as successful as their main competitor. Taking the top slot here was Carracci’s Portrait of Carlo Alberto Rati … More…

On July 4th, while we were celebrating our Independence, a group of dealers and collectors were enjoying a fairly successful evening at Sotheby’s Old Master sale in London.  Taking the top position was Rubens’ Portrait of a Venetian Nobleman at … More…