An impressive selection of fine art prints from the likes of Toulouse-Lautrec, Warhol and Lichtenstein’s are schedule to cross the block at Bonham’s April 30. Read More +
The Winter Antiques Show, slated for Jan. 25-Feb. 3, 2013, celebrates its 59th year as America’s most distinguished antiques show, featuring exceptional objects exhibited by 73 specialists in American, English, European and Asian fine and decorative arts from antiquity through the 1960s. All net proceeds from the show benefit East Side House Settlement and contribute substantially to its work in the South Bronx. Read More +
Bonhams New York auction of European Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture will feature 158 lots comprising a broad range of works by Old Master and 19th century artists from Europe, Eastern Europe and the UK. Read More +
Brian Roughton has joined Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas as Director American and European Art. Read More +
A Carrara marble grouping known variously as ‘Paetus et Aria,’ ‘Gaul Killing Himself and His Wife,’ and ‘The Galatian Suicide’ will be sold during New Years weekend antiques auction. Read More +
The carved jade bear is the expected top earner of the nearly 400 lots that will change hands in the Elite Decorative Arts showroom in the Quantum Town Center in Boynton Beach, Fla., during the multi-estate auction. Read More +
>Show reports, auction results and research >>Get it all delivered for just a $1 an issue! Lucian Freud’s etching, Woman With an Arm Tattoo, (1996), sold at Sotheby’s Australia Aug. 23, 2011, one month after the artist’s death. Numbered 12/40 … Read More +
Former FBI agent and author Robert Wittman’s first-ever seminar June 13, 2011 on how the art business can protect itself against the growing threat of art crime attracted 13 attendees, including Antique Trader columnist Caroline Ashleigh. The week, consisting of five days of instruction and discussion with field experts, was a one-of-a-kind seminar in which each participant personally interacted with the material and presenters. The result was a seminar described by participants as unmatched in quality of topics, expert presentations, and atmosphere.
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The Paris discovered by Marc Chagall (1887-1985) when he arrived by train in 1910 was still the city of the art world’s dreams. It was a metropolis of broad boulevards and crooked cobbled alleys lined with ateliers and cafes where Picasso might be found sitting with Braque. Chagall was able to subsist in a city where credit was extended to artists as a matter of course, where meals could sometimes be paid for in sketches and intellectuals could occupy a corner table for an entire afternoon of animated discussion for the price of a cup of coffee.
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For the first half of the 20th century, images of industry were synonymous with progress. As assembly lines increasingly supplied the needs and wants of the world’s growing urban population, factory scenes became shorthand for the brave new world of modernity. Industrial art became an international genre, crossing political borders and economic systems alike. The scenes of laborers working within the shadows of enormous machines assumed similar form whether in the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany or the United States.
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