European fine art

John Bennett, ceramic vases, circa. 1880. (Photo courtesy The Preservation Society of Newport County)

Winter Antiques Show benefitting South Bronx

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...

Lucian Freud’s anti-abstract realism fascinate high-end collectors

>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 and initialed ìL.F.î, the hammer price recorded was $72,940. Abstraction was the prevailing trend...

Former FBI agent turned author Robert Wittman’s first-ever art crime seminar a ‘hit’ with attendees

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...