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The Supposed Gun Used By Van Gogh Sells
Van Gogh

The Supposed Gun Used By Van Gogh Sells

Vincent van Gogh died on July 29, 1890 from, what many believe, was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  In 2011, authors Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith wrote a book challenging that account of van Gogh’s death, claiming he could not … More…

Babe Ruth Hits It Out Of The Park
Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth Hits It Out Of The Park

This past weekend an auction (hosted by Hunt Auctions) took place at Yankee Stadium featuring over 400 sports memorabilia items, including many items from the collection of Babe Ruth’s family. There were some very strong prices and in the end, … More…

Mary Max Takes Her Own Life.
Tales from the dark side

Mary Max Takes Her Own Life.

Unfortunate news broke this week that Mary Max, wife of psychedelic pop artist, Peter Max, took her life Tuesday evening.  Her ultimate choice to end her life stems from a long and vicious legal dispute over the care for her … More…

‘Like Painting A Speeding Bullet,’ Landscape Master Ken Salaz Depicts Tactile Feeling Of Nature, Sun
Ken Salaz

‘Like Painting A Speeding Bullet,’ Landscape Master Ken Salaz Depicts Tactile Feeling Of Nature, Sun

A Noble Pursuit: The Majestic Landscapes of Ken Salaz opened at the gallery on June 8th and continues through June 28th.  We’re incredibly excited to be presenting this new body of Ken’s work while we celebrate the release of his new … More…

Like The Energizer Bunny, The da Vinci Saga Keeps Going And Going
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Like The Energizer Bunny, The da Vinci Saga Keeps Going And Going

Here is a bit more on the – is it or isn’t it a Leonardo debate.  Over the weekend, Dalya Alberge wrote an article that was published in The Guardian stating that Dr. Carmen Bambach (a curator at the Metropolitan … More…

Nashville – The Show That Never Showed
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Nashville – The Show That Never Showed

Eileen Kinsella (Artnet News) writes a story of the proposed Nashville show and its quick crash.  Many of the dealers who signed up are out thousands of dollars and sadly, we are part of this mess. Source: Dealers Who Invested … More…

Comments On The Art Market – Volume 222
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Comments On The Art Market – Volume 222

In this issue we cover the upcoming Ken Salaz exhibition A Noble Pursuit: The Majestic Landscapes of Ken Salaz, In The News (Julie Bell), Stocks, How To Safely Navigate The Art Market – Condition, Tales From The Dark Side, Really!, and The … More…

Peter Max & Stan Lee – Stories Of Abuse
Tales from the dark side

Peter Max & Stan Lee – Stories Of Abuse

We hear, read, and write a great deal about the dark side of the art world; however, this story might bring tears to one’s eyes. Peter Max is a name that will be very familiar to many of you.  Max … More…

How To Safely Navigate The Art Market – Condition
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How To Safely Navigate The Art Market – Condition

While we would all like to only own works that are in perfect condition, often this is just not possible. Works created years, decades, or centuries ago may have been bought and sold numerous times, and each time they reappeared … More…

Appeal For Looted Works Denied By US Supreme Court
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Appeal For Looted Works Denied By US Supreme Court

A case we have been covering since 2014 has finally ended with the US Supreme Court denying any further appeals. During World War II, the Nazi’s seized two life-size portraits of Adam and Eve by Lucas Cranach the Elder from … More…