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Jeffrey Epstein’s Art World Connections: A Guide
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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…

Jeffrey Epstein, My Very, Very Sick Pal – Mother Jones
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Jeffrey Epstein, My Very, Very Sick Pal – Mother Jones

Seems like Mr. Epstein had many friends and connections in the art world.  Mother Jones posted an interview they did with Stuart Pivar (we recently posted another story about Stuart and his Brancusi – Make Sure You Read Before You … More…

How To Safely Navigate The Art Market: Cracks in the Paint
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How To Safely Navigate The Art Market: Cracks in the Paint

After I wrote my initial article on water and humidity (many years ago), one of our readers followed up with the following question: If I see a painting and there are cracks in the paint, can I then assume that … More…

The ‘Mind’s Eye’ Opens In Sublime Landscapes Of Ben Bauer, Elegantly Capturing Light Playing In Darkness
Ben Bauer

The ‘Mind’s Eye’ Opens In Sublime Landscapes Of Ben Bauer, Elegantly Capturing Light Playing In Darkness

We have been a big fan of Ben Bauer’s work for many years.  This past week, Natasha Gural published a wonderful article about Ben and his work on Forbes.com. Source: The ‘Mind’s Eye’ Opens In Sublime Landscapes Of Ben Bauer, … More…

Top Heavy Brancusi
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Top Heavy Brancusi

According to a recent report, French art collector Marc Baradel is suing Asher Edelman (Artemus), and two insurances companies (HUB and Lloyd’s of London), over damages sustained to Constantin Brancusi‘s sculpture Le Poisson that fell off a pedestal in Edelman’s … More…

To The Moon And Back
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To The Moon And Back

To commemorate the golden anniversary of the Apollo 11 space mission, Heritage (Dallas), Sotheby’s (NY), and Christie’s (NY) held auctions which offered thousands of space exploration items…some brought prices that were sky high and others never left the launch pad.  … More…

Comment on the Art Market – Volume 224
Comments on the Art Market

Comment on the Art Market – Volume 224

This month we review the recent 19th century sales in London, a few Tales from the Dark Side of the art world, Why Water and High Levels of Humidity are a Painting’s Worst Enemy, Really incredible prices for a chess … More…

Make Sure You Read Before You Sign
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Make Sure You Read Before You Sign

Stuart Pivar, 88, a prominent Manhattan art collector is suing his attorney, John McFadden, over a bronze sculpture by the Romanian artist Constantin Brancusi. Pivar states that McFadden tricked him into signing an agreement to sell McFadden the sculpture for … More…

Those Sneakers Made A Run For The Moon
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Those Sneakers Made A Run For The Moon

We recently covered Sotheby’s sneaker sale and the fact that before it ended, Miles Nadal made a private offer and bought all but one pair for about $850K (seems the seller of the Nike Waffle Racing Flat, Moon Shoe, wanted … More…