It didn’t take long for Leo Castelli to establish himself as one of America’s premiere art dealers. In 1957, he opened the Leo Castelli Gallery on East 77th Street in Manhattan, and less than a year later, in January 1958, he took center stage with an exhibition of Jasper Johns.
When Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) switched his focus from paintbrush to camera, the essence of photography was still the subject of fierce debate. Should photographers aspire to art or remain as mere documenters of reality?
There are numerous tax issues related to the ownership and transfer of art that, with proper tax planning, collectors can enhance the financial benefits of their collection.
How has the Internet affected the world of art, antiques and jewelry? The real question is how has it not?
When the empires of Europe went to war in August of 1914, almost everyone involved dreamed of a swift campaign of glory for their side, and of returning home covered in victory laurels by Christmas.
Although Andy Warhol became the celebrity of Pop Art in the 1960s, he wasn’t the movement’s only leading light. Pop was in the air in New York City by 1960 and one of Warhol’s peers, Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997), probably defined its aesthetic as precisely as anyone.
In 2009, art museums and historians observed the 90th anniversary of the last century’s most influential art and design school. The Bauhaus, established in 1919 in Weimar, Germany, was the subject of major exhibitions in New York and Chicago and reappraisals the world over.
Well, the time is finally here. Since 1957, Antique Trader has undergone considerable changes for its readers and its advertisers. Since founder Ed Babka first started the magazine as the first nation-wide method to trade antiques, we have been innovating year after year. For the last few months we’ve been hard...
Since 1957, Antique Trader has undergone considerable changes for its readers and its advertisers. Since founder Ed Babka first started the magazine as the first nation-wide method to trade antiques, we have been innovating year after year.