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Bonhams’ 19th Century – Bey Makes the Day
Osman Hamdi Bey’s Young Girl Reading

Bonhams’ 19th Century – Bey Makes the Day

On September 26th, Bonhams offered their selection of 19th Century European, Victorian & British Impressionist Art.  As you might surmise from the sale’s title, there was a wide variety of works … both in subject matter and quality (w/p = … More…

Fabergé Sedan Chair
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Fabergé Sedan Chair

The House of Fabergé is best known for the elaborate jewel-encrusted eggs that were designed for Russian Tsars, but they also created an amazing line of jewelry and other objects. Recently, a model of a sedan chair, made of gold, … More…

Another Little Chinese Vase
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Another Little Chinese Vase

Wow, it happened again! Another Chinese vase made its way to auction with a low estimate and soared beyond the consignor’s dreams as wealthy Asian collectors battled it out.  A 15-inch tall blue, red and white ‘lotus’ vase from the … More…

Difficulties On The American Side – Sotheby’s New York
Daniel Garber’s Environs of Milford

Difficulties On The American Side – Sotheby’s New York

On September 17th, Sotheby’s presented a selection of mid and lower-level American paintings and the results were a bit disappointing (unless otherwise noted, all sold prices include the buyer’s premium) Taking the top spot was a beautiful Daniel Garber’s Environs … More…

A Banjo vs. The Charging Bull
Tales from the dark side

A Banjo vs. The Charging Bull

Wall Street’s iconic Charging Bull took a hit earlier this month… literally. According to reports, Tevon Varlack, 42, of Dallas, Texas, attacked the bronze sculpture resulting in some serious damages. The creator of the sculpture, Arturo Di Modica, assessed the … More…

Pompidou Centre Theft And Destruction
Tales from the dark side

Pompidou Centre Theft And Destruction

The Pompidou Centre in France has been the epicenter of theft and destruction this month. A Banksy mural, which appeared on a sign for the museum’s parking lot in 2018, was retrofitted with Plexiglas to prevent it from being stolen.  … More…

Comments on the Art Market – Volume 225
Bart Walter - War Dance

Comments on the Art Market – Volume 225

This month we cover the upcoming Jackson Hole show (where we will be featuring the work of Bart Walter), In the News – Ben Bauer, Stocks, How to Safely Navigate the Art Market: Cracks in the Paint, The Dark Side … More…

A Little Chinese Vase
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A Little Chinese Vase

The sale of a beautiful Chinese vase stunned the crowd (and the auctioneer) at a small auction room in Suffolk, England. An elderly gentleman, who was selling the contents of his home, was the consignor of numerous items; among them, … More…

Jeffrey Epstein’s Art World Connections: A Guide
Tales from the dark side

Jeffrey Epstein’s Art World Connections: A Guide

Here is an article by Claire Selvin (ArtNews) that dives a little deeper into Mr. Epstein’s art and financial world connections.  I am sure that over time, more information will surface about other Epstein art world connections.  I guess there … More…

Coleman Takes On HBO
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Coleman Takes On HBO

Back in 2016, the art news outlets were constantly populated with stories of artists suing big brand companies over copyright infringement. The stories seemed to die down (hopefully because companies started to put effort into obtaining the imagery legally) until … More…