Modernism

Event group agrees to promote new Madison Bouckville Antiques Show

During an organizational meeting Nov. 17 of the Madison Bouckville Antique Dealers Association it was announced The Results Group, a Syracuse, NY based event marketing firm, has signed a multi-year agreement to lease the site of the former Madison Bouckville Antique Show. The Results Group will be promoting an antique festival as part of...

Madison-Bouckville Antiques Show Ending After 39 Years

MADISON, N.Y. – Jock Hengst, owner of the Madison-Bouckville Antiques Show, announced today he is ending the event’s 39-year run by selling the land to a farmer after a failed, five-year attempt to sell the business. Hengst told television station WSYR he finalized the sale of 90 acres of land to White Eagle Farms...

Worthpoint marks 10,000 subscribers

This week, Worthpoint announced the number of paid subscribers has topped 10,000, a major milestone in the company’s newly relaunched business plan. The site was started in 2007 by collector/dealer/business guru Will Seippel. In 2008, the company purchased GoAntiques.com, one of the first antiques and collectibles buy/sell sites on the web. “It’s quite a...

Record set for Lalanne sculptures

VAN NUYS, Calif. – Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) announces Francois-Xavier Lalanne Singes Attentifs SI & SII, sold for a record price of $199,062 (estimate $100,000-$125,000) and was the top lot in the May 23 Modern Art & Design Auction. The artist’s daughter, Marie, was on hand to witness the sale and posed for...

Picasso breaks all art records at $106.5M

NEW YORK – Art market history was made at Christie’s May 4 when the Pablo Picasso painting, titled “Nude Green Leaves, and Bust” sold for $106,482,500 to an unidentified telephone bidder, setting a new world record for any work of art sold at auction. Silence fell over the packed saleroom as Christopher Burge conducted...

Caskey-Lees cancels New York International Tribal & Textile Arts Show

Show promoters Caskey & Lees are citing rising rents and a lack of dealers as the reason behind canceling the New York International Tribal & Textile Arts Show which was scheduled for late May. The show is held in conjunction with major tribal and ethnographic auctions held every spring. Founded in 1995, the New...

McCoy art pottery keeps Cabin Fever at bay

Every so often a line from Pixar’s Ratatouille pops in my head: “The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations … the new needs friends.” So whenever a new shop opens up I try to be the first in line. Such was the case with a local shop that specializes in Art...