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Museums Seek Federal Bailout Amid Prolonged Closure
The Met

Museums Seek Federal Bailout Amid Prolonged Closure

As our government still tries to get a grip on the health crisis our country (and the world) is facing, cultural institutions are pleading with Congress to include them in the impending bailout package expected to be passed. Today, the … More…

Thieves Target Notre-Dame Amid Lockdown
Notre Dame

Thieves Target Notre-Dame Amid Lockdown

Ok, first things first – I hope you and your families are all safe, but please STAY HOME! And if you have to go out for any reason, remember social distancing! Do your part, in these difficult times, by doing … More…

Fordjour vs. Blumenthal
Tales from the dark side

Fordjour vs. Blumenthal

A lawsuit between artist Derek Fordjour and Robert Blumenthal Gallery is making its way through the courts.  According to an article in Artnews, the gallery originally paid the artist $20K for 20 works and only received 13.  Now they want … More…

More Art Thefts – Why?
Van Dyck’s A Soldier on Horseback

More Art Thefts – Why?

It was recently reported that thieves broke into the Christ Church Picture Gallery in Oxford, England, and stole paintings by Van Dyck,  Annibale Caracci, and Salvator Rosa.  An article in the Daily Mail state that the theft included …the irreplaceable … More…

Knowing Righter from Wrong….
Tales from the dark side

Knowing Righter from Wrong….

Philip Bennet Righter, of Los Angeles, is facing up to 25 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to federal charges of art fraud.  The US Attorney’s Office of Central District of California has been investigating Righter since 2016. It … More…

A $360,000 Gaming System – Really?
Nintendo-Sony PlayStation

A $360,000 Gaming System – Really?

In the late 1980s, Nintendo and Sony formed a partnership to create the Nintendo PlayStation.  The idea was to incorporate a CD-ROM into the popular Super Nintendo entertainment/gaming system, but the partnership dissolved and the prototypes of the gaming system … More…

Comments on the Art Market – Volume 231
john bentham_dinsdale_e1223_the_flag_the_flag_the_precious_flag_BLACK_AND_WHITE

Comments on the Art Market – Volume 231

We are pleased to announce that Volume 231 of our Comments on the Art Market was just released.  In this issue we cover our current gallery exhibitions, the Charleston show, Todd Casey’s new book, In the News (article on Forbes.com … More…

London’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Sales
Hockney - The Splash

London’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Sales

Following up rather weak Impressionist and Modern Sales, Sotheby’s and Christie’s offered their Post-War and Contemporary Art selections with modest expectations… going in, Sotheby’s had projected a nearly identical pre-sale estimate to last year while Christie’s pre-sale numbers were way … More…

Shotgun Shoots By Estimate
Wyatt Earp Shotgun

Shotgun Shoots By Estimate

Wyatt Earp (1848 – 1929) was a lawman of the Old West and best known for his involvement in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.  This shoot-out is regarded as the most famous gunfight in American Wild … More…

Jane Austen – Always A Hit!
Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice first edition

Jane Austen – Always A Hit!

Does anyone buy books anymore?  Apparently so, as six first editions by Jane Austen made history at a recent sale.  It is always noteworthy when any of her first edition books hit the auction block, but to have all six … More…