Couture

Thomas Worthington Whittredge river landscape brings $18,000 at American and European Continental antiques auction

There was strong interest across the board during Litchfield County Auction's July 20, 2011 American and English Continential auction and much activity was received in all categories of the sale. Paintings, American and Continental furniture, decorations, Americana, folk art, and silver stood at the top of the list. Selling close to 85 percent of...

Lady Gaga hooked on British ‘Antiques Roadshow’

The Sun Newspaper reports that the 25-year-old singer – who is well known for her eccentric tastes – is obsessed with the British TV show where people bring in their valuables to find out their value, and friends have now bought her a DVD box set of classic episodes so she can watch them...

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Drama, Suspense, Intrigue: Art Crime 101

On June 13 a dozen participants and I arrived in Philadelphia for the first ever Art Crime Investigation Seminar, conducted by former FBI Special Agent, and real Indiana Jones, Robert Wittman. The week, consisting of five days of instruction and discussion with field experts and industry leaders, was a one-of-a-kind seminar in which each...

Brazen Picasso theft highlights art crime’s prominence

Pablo Picasso’s Tete de Femme pencil drawing was snatched from Weinstein art gallery in San Francisco. A video camera snapshot shows a man who appears to walk with a painting in his arms (right) Art crime is a $6-billion-a-year business. It ranks fourth in crime, after drugs, money laundering, and illegal arms. Ten percent ...