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Spike in Fake Prints
Tales from the dark side

Spike in Fake Prints

It was recently reported that authorities in Basil, Switzerland, are prosecuting a local art expert who they say sold hundreds of fake prints that he passed off online as the work of Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso … More…

Royal Family Drama
King Edward VIII Sovereign

Royal Family Drama

Recently, we have been bombarded with news of the British Royal Family and a little matter called Megxit; well 84 years ago, Harry’s great-uncle “Eddie” had to make some big choices too about his family and the throne. In January … More…

Childhood Passion Pays Off
Matchbox

Childhood Passion Pays Off

A childhood passion turns into a big score for Simon Hope, founder of H & H Classics, a British auction house that specializes in classic cars and motorcycles. His love of cars began at an early age when he would … More…

Dentist’s Get Rich Scheme Backfires!
Tales from the dark side

Dentist’s Get Rich Scheme Backfires!

Back in 2017, an unnamed dentist from Neuss, Germany, presented 20 works by Picasso to a number of auction rooms.  The only issue, they were all fakes (with falsified certificates of authenticity), and he was caught.  On January 28, 2020, … More…

Doesn’t The MTA Have Better Things To Do?
MTA vs Jake Berman

Doesn’t The MTA Have Better Things To Do?

Here is an interesting legal matter regarding copyright.  An artist, by the name of  Jake Berman, decided to create his own map of the New York Subway System. Well, the MTA discovered that the artist was selling copies of it … More…

Comments on the Art Market – Volume 229
Le Pho Still Life

Comments on the Art Market – Volume 229

We are pleased to present Volume 229 of our Comments on the Art Market (19 years and still going strong).  This month we cover the upcoming gallery exhibitions and fairs, In the News (links to all the great articles that … More…

The Dark Side’s Top Stories of 2019
Tales from the dark side

The Dark Side’s Top Stories of 2019

The art world is filled with characters who love to travel on its dark side.  During 2019, we posted so many articles about crime and punishment that I lost count; but I can say that of all our blog posts, … More…

The 19th Century Market – 2019 Wrap Up
William Bouguereau’s Le Livre de Prix

The 19th Century Market – 2019 Wrap Up

Most reports base their assessment of a specific market’s strength or weakness on the number of works sold and totals generated.  As I am sure you can guess, the biggest issue with this is that each year different works are … More…

Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary – Year End Wrap Up
Claude Monet – Meules

Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary – Year End Wrap Up

This year saw some pretty mixed results in the auction arena. The categories that typically bring in the big bucks are the Contemporary & Post-War sales as well as the Impressionist & Modern sales… with 2019 coming to a close, … More…

2019 – A Really Impressive Year For Collectibles
olymic_game_manifesto

2019 – A Really Impressive Year For Collectibles

As 2019 has come to an end, I am looking forward to watching the trends in the collectible markets for 2020. Paraphrasing Jim McKay, as he said every week on ABC’s Wide World of Sports, we will continue to span … More…