Be it downsizing, debt or some other factor that may prompt one to consider donating art or antiques, Art Markets columnist Mary Manion offers a friendly reminder of the importance of appraisals in meeting tax requirements of donations.
Bessie Pease Gutmann's work is unmistakeable. Be it familiar depictions of charming children, or masterful illustrations that have become an integral part of literary history, her contributions also represent a life well lived, as explained by Mary Manion in her latest Art Markets column.
In the Feb. 4, 2015 issue of Antique Trader, Mary Manion explores the work, inspiration and influence of modern art master Alberto Giacometti in her Arts Markets column. While Giacometti's name may not be as recognizable as his contemporaries, the sculptor’s masterpieces helped redefine modern art and are fetching record-setting amounts at auction.
Although it is often mistakenly linked with the Fascist political movement, the Futurist art movement is steeped in movement, speed and striking imagery.
You may know the name Anthony Quinn best for his Academy Award nominated performance in "Zorba the Greek," but did you know he enjoyed a career as a revered artist and sculptor? In her latest Art Markets column Mary Manion explores Quinn's artistic expressionism which continues to inspire.
Noted 20th century artist Johann Berthelsen captured the essence of city landscapes with subtle use of light and dark, and as Mary Manion points out in her latest Art Markets column, his work resonates with many collectors today.
Sometimes overlooked for their cultural offerings to society, German immigrant artists like Max Schroeder infused the spirit and pride of the German homeland in the majestic works they created.
Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Patti Smith is well known for her offerings as poet and punk rocker, and now a visual artist with a photography focus.
Mary Manion explores the micro-movement of artists tapping into the darkest regions of imagination, bringing nightmares to life in Dark Art creations.
Learn the story behind the little known printmaker being credited for influencing urban crime drama popularized by 1930s film noir, with his sobering etchings.