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Comments on the Art Market – Volume 220
Comments on the Art Market

Comments on the Art Market – Volume 220

This month we cover the upcoming Julie Bell Solo Exhibition; In the News (stories about the gallery, or quotes from our staff); Stocks & Crypto; Tales from the Dark Side; Really!; How To Safely Navigate The Art Market: Quality; Is … More…

Is It Important To Have Certain Works Authenticated? You Tell Me!
Julien Dupre

Is It Important To Have Certain Works Authenticated? You Tell Me!

We hear a great deal about authenticity, expertise, and certificates of authenticity.  All are important things to consider when looking at a work of art … especially if you plan on buying it.  One troubling aspect of the art world … More…

Heir’s Recover the 7th of 160+ Artworks Looted by the Nazis
View of a Dutch square Jan van der Heyden 1637-1712

Heir’s Recover the 7th of 160+ Artworks Looted by the Nazis

Escaping the Nazi regime in 1938, Gottlieb and Mathilde Kraus fled Vienna, leaving behind their prized art collection of over 160 works.  Now, after eight years of negotiations, their 17th-century painting attributed to Jan van der Heyden, View of a Dutch Square, is … More…

The 19th-Century Sale – Bonhams London
Ludwig Deutsch - "At the Mosque"

The 19th-Century Sale – Bonhams London

Towards the end of February, Bonhams London, presented their 19th-century European, Victorian and British Impressionist Art sale.  Taking the top two spots were Orientalist works by Ludwig Deutsch that were bought by the seller almost 50 years ago – so … More…

How To Safely Navigate The Art Market: Quality
john bentham_dinsdale_e1223_the_flag_the_flag_the_precious_flag_BLACK_AND_WHITE

How To Safely Navigate The Art Market: Quality

Another key component to consider when buying art is quality – or, where on a scale of 1 – 10 does any specific work stand in relation to their oeuvre.  During your art world journey, at any given time, there … More…

UPCOMING EXHIBITION: Julie Bell’s First Solo Show; Lush.
Julie Bell "Glory's Arrival"

UPCOMING EXHIBITION: Julie Bell’s First Solo Show; Lush.

This May, Rehs Contemporary will unveil a series of new works from Julie Bell at her first solo exhibition, Lush. The body of work put forth is a culmination of more than a year’s work… and a lifetime of examining … More…

Review: I Observe @ Rehs Contemporary Galleries by David Molesky — PoetsArtists
Daniela Werneck's Dreamer

Review: I Observe @ Rehs Contemporary Galleries by David Molesky — PoetsArtists

A very nice review in PoetsArtists, by David Molesky, of our current exhibition – I Observe.  David attended the opening and talked with a number of the artists whose works are on display. The exhibit will continue through March 29th … More…

Bigger isn’t always better – Christie’s Impressionist & Modern – London
Signac

Bigger isn’t always better – Christie’s Impressionist & Modern – London

On February 27th, Christie’s hosted a trio of evening sales in succession… they then decided to turn around and give the results as if it was a single sale… I genuinely cannot explain the warped minds behind their press department – for … More…

Get ’em while they’re fresh – Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern (and Surrealist) – London
Claude Monet’s Venice scene, Le Palais Ducal

Get ’em while they’re fresh – Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern (and Surrealist) – London

On February 26th, Sotheby’s hosted a pair of back-to-back evening sales featuring Impressionist & Modern works as well as a selection Surrealist works. While the top three lots all came from the Impressionist & Modern offerings, I’ll give the overall … More…

US Medical Giant Finds Forgeries in their Collection
Maine Flowers or Roses from Hispania (1936-37) by Marsden Hartley

US Medical Giant Finds Forgeries in their Collection

A recent court case has exposed a sneaky “bait-and-switch” scandal, bringing to light the risks of conservation. According to the case, Abbott Laboratories, the US medical giant, came to learn that at least two, and probably many more, works from … More…