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East Bound And Down
Trans Am Owned by Burt Reynolds

East Bound And Down

Anybody in the mood for a little road trip to Texarkana?  Well, you could have done that in record time if you were lucky enough to be the proud new owner of a customized 1979 Pontiac Trans Am that was … More…

Really? For A Few Pair Of Sneakers?
jeter-sothebys

Really? For A Few Pair Of Sneakers?

Sotheby’s has been vigorously promoting an unusual online auction that was running from July 11- 23rd titled Stadium Goods: the Ultimate Sneaker Collection, comprised of over 100 rare pairs of sneakers made by Nike, Air Jordan, Adidas, and several other brands. … More…

A (big) Check, Mate
Lewis chessman

A (big) Check, Mate

The Lewis chessmen are a distinctive group of 12th-century chess pieces that were made from walrus ivory and whale’s teeth.  Since their discovery in 1831, buried within a sand dune on the Isle of Lewis (the northern part of the largest island … More…

Christie’s, London – European Art
Julio Romero de Torres’s The Slave

Christie’s, London – European Art

The final sale on July 11th was Christie’s European art offerings, which were not as robust as their Victorian Sale that morning (all prices include the buyer’s premium). Coming in first was Julio Romero de Torres’s The Slave that crushed its … More…

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…