Modern work in spilled paint (and possibly blood) earns $22,320 at fine art auction

Litchfield County Auctions’ auction exhibition and tag sale opened April 29, and continued early into the next week. In all, the sale grossed more than $730,000, including the tag sale and buyer’s premium. Buyers hailed from 33 different US States 12 European and Asian countries. The top selling lot was "Red" by Hermann Nitsch, a unique work executed in spilled red paint and possibly blood on canvas, a medium that Nitsch is famous for using. With a pre-sale estimate of $12,000-18,000, it sold for $22,320.
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From ‘Mad Men’ to ‘Chicago,’ antiques dealers find new money in film and TV prop rentals

A legend in the movie prop business is Newel LLC in Manhattan. Owner Lewis J. Baer runs the company his grandfather Meyer Newman founded in 1939 as a “prop house” for Broadway shows. The company’s six-story building at 425 E. 53rd St. is stacked with furnishings, from 17th-century European Renaissance through mid-20th century designs. Keeping track of it all allowed little consideration for selling. Read More +

Q & A with Cari Cucksey, star of HGTV’s ‘Cash & Cari’

Having met and worked with Cari and the cast on the show Cash & Cari, I can attest to the fact that there is a familial atmosphere built upon long-standing relationships. And like many families, they seem to work extraordinarily well together in a sort of charmingly dysfunctional way. Cari recently held a Q&A session with fans and the media, touching on the show, her business and her personal collections.

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