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When Will This “Leonardo” Go Away? Probably Never!
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When Will This “Leonardo” Go Away? Probably Never!

Salvator Mundi is back in the news.  The big Leonardo exhibition is about to open at the Louvre and the curators are still waiting to see if the owner of “Salvator Mundi” will loan it. Controversy about the authorship of … More…

Banksy’s Chimps Climb to New Heights – Sotheby’s London Contemporary Evening Sale
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Banksy’s Chimps Climb to New Heights – Sotheby’s London Contemporary Evening Sale

Sotheby’s hosted their Contemporary Art sale in London the first week of October… typically, this is broken into two parts with Italian Art being offered in a specialized sale – they stopped that last year. Speculation is that the Italian … More…

Discovery Of Rare Early Work By Influential Parisian Painter Paul Aizpiri ‘Wows’ Art Dealer
Paul Aizpiri

Discovery Of Rare Early Work By Influential Parisian Painter Paul Aizpiri ‘Wows’ Art Dealer

Published this week on Forbes.com, an article by Natasha Gural on the gallery’s discovery of an early and important work by the 20th-century French artist Paul Aizpiri. Source: Discovery Of Rare Early Work By Influential Parisian Painter Paul Aizpiri ‘Wows’ … More…

Another Da Vinci? Give Me A Break
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Another Da Vinci? Give Me A Break

It has been announced that another ‘da Vinci’ work is going to hit the market this month … really?  According to reports, a bronze titled Horse and Rider will be offered at a New York auction with an estimate of … More…

Comments on the Art Market – Volume 226
Mitsuru Watanabe

Comments on the Art Market – Volume 226

We are pleased to announce the release of Volume 226 of our Comments on the Art Market.  In this issue we cover our upcoming shows, In the News: Paul Aizpiri, the work of Mitsuru Watanabe, Stocks, Tales from the Dark … More…

There is Always More to a Story – The Upside Down Plane
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There is Always More to a Story – The Upside Down Plane

Sometimes, there is more to a story … which is the case for a recent sale of a block of Inverted Jenny stamps. Between 1912 and 1913, the United States post office decided to experiment with a new service – … More…

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…