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The Middle of the Road is No Place For an Evening Sale – Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern
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The Middle of the Road is No Place For an Evening Sale – Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern

Following up Christie’s modest showing on Monday, Sotheby’s had the floor and they were in a good position to be the more favorable sale given the offerings and estimates but as you’ll soon see, things didn’t go so smoothly… and … More…

Really Rare Pokémon Pikachu
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Really Rare Pokémon Pikachu

In the late 1990s, the biggest craze in our house were Pokémon cards — Lance had to have them all and we probably bought hundreds of packs of cards to find the treasured Pikachu and Charizard cards; unfortunately, when Superstorm … More…

An Evening With a Moon But No Stars – Christie’s Impressionist Modern – November 2019
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An Evening With a Moon But No Stars – Christie’s Impressionist Modern – November 2019

This week we saw the big boys host their major semi-annual offerings in New York… that is, Sotheby’s and Christie’s Impressionist & Modern and Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sales. The presale buzz put a bit of a damper on expectations … More…

Comments on the Art Market – Volume 227
Hiroshi Furuyoshi - Amelie

Comments on the Art Market – Volume 227

This is a good one!  We cover all the regular topics: Upcoming Shows, Stocks, The Dark Side of the Art World, How to Safely Navigate The Art Market: Those Bare Spots, Really!, and coverage of some of the recent sale … More…

Will A Contemporary Japanese Painter Save The Market for Traditional European Art?
Hiroshi Furuyoshi - Amelie

Will A Contemporary Japanese Painter Save The Market for Traditional European Art?

Last year, at this time, we received our first work by Hiroshi Furuyoshi, and it sold before it even arrived at the gallery.  Since then, we have received four additional paintings … three of which sold the day they arrived … More…

Immerse Yourself In Childlike Wonder And Earthly Delight In The Real-Surreal World Of Mitsuru Watanabe
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Immerse Yourself In Childlike Wonder And Earthly Delight In The Real-Surreal World Of Mitsuru Watanabe

Rehs Contemporary Galleries is honored to present the intriguing work of Mitsuru Watanabe to collectors in American and throughout the world. Janet Whitmore, in her biography of the artist (which will be posted on our site very soon) notes that: … More…

Really Big Bucks Paid For Grungy Green Sweater
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Really Big Bucks Paid For Grungy Green Sweater

So how much would you pay for an old, dirty, cigarette burnt, used cardigan? I bet a lot less than someone (who wishes to remain anonymous) just paid for Kurt Cobain’s old cardigan that he wore during a performance on … More…

19th Century Part 2: More Tough Lessons For Christie’s
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19th Century Part 2: More Tough Lessons For Christie’s

Since I gave my critique of their actions in part 1 of this sale, I am just going to jump in on this one – as Led Zeppelin once wrote: The Song Remains the Same (I actually played the music … More…

Christie’s European Art: Part 1 – A Lesson In What Not To Do
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Christie’s European Art: Part 1 – A Lesson In What Not To Do

On October 28th, Christie’s presented their 19th Century works of art in New York.  Now I was a bit surprised when I received 2 catalogs in the mail – one for the morning session and another for the afternoon.  Since … More…

How To Safely Navigate The Art Market: Those Bare Spots On The Canvas
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How To Safely Navigate The Art Market: Those Bare Spots On The Canvas

This month I am going to touch on something I consider a pretty serious condition issue — those bare spots on the canvas, or what is commonly referred to as ‘skinning’, ‘over cleaning’, or ‘abrasion’. To begin, we need to … More…