Paintings of Paris, scenes from the Left Bank – the City of Light with the Eiffel Tower hovering in the background. It was an old Hollywood movie cliché, the painter with his easel near the sidewalk café, peddling his work to tourists. The number of Paris street scenes produced and sold...
Piet Mondrian was among the early visionaries of abstract art and an artist whose work and name received a black mark by the Nazi regime during the reign of the Third Reich. Seventy-four years after his death, his name is in the news again as his work is at the center...
When it comes to Works Progress Administration art a best practice is to confirm authenticity before attempting to sell.
Mary Manion, Arts Market columnist for Antique Trader, examines the subject of fine art prints, including definition of types of prints and current state of the market. A market that some say is driven by collectors.
Original works by J.M.W. Turner fetch high sums at auction, but etchings of Turner’s works, engraved by other artists, are readily available and affordable.
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...
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.