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Curated Connections: Beachy Keen
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Curated Connections: Beachy Keen

It is day 82 (it is actually day 90 now, but I wrote this just before I moved into a new apartment) and weird things are happening… I thought it was the television or the possibility that quarantining for almost … More…

Bonhams’ 19th-century Sale, London
John Emms - The Bitch Pak of the Meath Foxhounds

Bonhams’ 19th-century Sale, London

On June 3rd, Bonhams presented their mid-market 19th-century sale in London (it was initially scheduled to take place on April 8th).  With all that is currently going on in the world, 15 works (or about 15% of the lots) were … More…

No Sports, No Problem…Buy Something to Remember the 2020 Season
Robert Kraft 2016 Super Bowl Ring

No Sports, No Problem…Buy Something to Remember the 2020 Season

So what’s a sports fan supposed to do when there are no basketball, baseball, hockey or football games for the foreseeable future, or at least none with fans in the stands?  Of course you can re-watch games from years ago, … More…

Safely Navigating The Art Market – Hanging Your Artwork
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Safely Navigating The Art Market – Hanging Your Artwork

  Since many of us are quarantining these days (and some may be having a few too many quarantinis), many collectors have decided to add works to their collection, while others have been rearranging the works they already own … … More…

Alaskan Antiques Dealer Charged
Tales from the dark side

Alaskan Antiques Dealer Charged

It seems that Walter Earl, owner of The Antique Gallery in Alaska, did not want to abide by the law, and will now pay the price.  Not only was Earl illegally buying and selling walrus ivory, but he was doing … More…

Online Part 2 – Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Online Day Sale
GIORGIO MORANDI - NATURA MORTA

Online Part 2 – Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Online Day Sale

The Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Online Day sale was reasonably successful given the circumstance… that said, this sale was a mere 102 lots whereas last year’s day sale in May offered more than 300 works! Additionally, last year saw multiple … More…

Video: Serene Chill, Tonalist Landscapes by Ben Bauer
Moonrise in Lowry, MN<br />
Oil on aluminum<br />
24 x 30 inches<br />
Signed<br />
$8,900.00

Video: Serene Chill, Tonalist Landscapes by Ben Bauer

“I am drawn to gray days, dusk and dawn and the dark…. it gives a sense that something new is coming, whether it’s night or day – something new awaits.”     Enjoy a short video of new and available … More…

Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale Goes Digital
Christopher Wool - Untitled (P70)

Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale Goes Digital

Each year, the June newsletter typically features a review on the major auctions in New York – the Contemporary and the Impressionist at Sotheby’s and Christie’s… as I am sure you know or would expect, those auctions did not take … More…

Hobby Lobby Sues Christie’s
Gilgamesh Dream Tablet

Hobby Lobby Sues Christie’s

Just after we made our post about the smuggled Gilgamesh Dream Tablet that Hobby Lobby purchased from Christie’s for over $1.6M, another article appeared.  This one, in the Daily Beast, is about the lawsuit Hobby Lobby has now brought against … More…

More Looted Artifacts At Hobby Lobby
Gilgamesh Dream Tablet

More Looted Artifacts At Hobby Lobby

Back in 2017, Hobby Lobby agreed to return thousands of smuggled clay artifacts they bought in 2010 and pay a fine of $3 million.  Well, now it has come to light that another piece in their collection – Gilgamesh Dream … More…