“Spray,” a five-foot tall steel and brass sculpture is among the pieces of the Robert Kidd Gallery of Birmingham, Mich. generating much pre-sale interest ahead of two modern design and fine art auctions, April 23 and May 31, being offered by Heritage Auctions. Read More +
Kaminski Auctions is expanding its 20th Century Decorative Arts & Modern Design Department with the addition of Kathryn Wilkins to its appraisal team. Read More +
An exceptional modern vase, circa 1957, earned the top lot spot in a double-header auction May 17 at Cowan’s, which focused on modern and contemporary pieces. Read More +
European paintings brought the auction much success and helped it generate $272,448 in gross sales. The top lot was “The Adoration of the Magi,” an After Sir Peter Paul Rubens oil on canvas, which sold for $6,875. Read More +
More than 3,500 people attended the inaugural New York 20th Century Art and Design Fair (NYC20), which featured 36 top-tier 1stdibs.com dealers and was produced by Dolphin Promotions in association with 1stdibs. Read More +
Keeping your antiques shop clean and inviting really will perk up sales I just received my Jan. 4, 2012, Antique Trader and loved the cover story by Zac Bissonnette: “What dealers can do to sell items faster for more money.” … Read More +
A decade or two ago, auction houses, antiques dealers and show promoters could get away with non-salesmanship. Anyone with Internet access has access to more antiques inventory than any dealer could ever hope to show — and dealers have to step up their game.
There’s more art than science behind staging and merchandising: Those who do it, do it well. Those who don’t can still learn a few rules and tricks to help the right customers discover collectibles they didn’t know they wanted. Read More +