Modernism

$104M sculpture becomes most expensive work ever sold at auction

Sotheby’s today sold a life-size bronze sculpture by Alberto Giacometti for £65M, ($104M USD) setting the bar as the most expensive work ever sold at auction. The piece is titled “L’Homme Qui Marche” and now ranks among Vincent van Gogh‘s esteemed “Portrait of Dr. Gachet,” which sold for $83.5 million in 1990, and Pablo...

‘Lost’ Georgia O’Keefe painting brings $225,150

Skinner, Inc., one of our favorite auction houses for the depth and breadth of their sales, yet again earned its reputation for being a savvy player in the fine art market. Its Jan. 29 American & European Paintings & Prints auction featured a number of important works and more than its share of curiosities....

Antiques news you won’t want to miss

Click on the links below to read the articles: Red Baron’s three-day fall auction a success Dealers from 12 states to attend Antiques in Charlottesville Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ folio brings $272,000 Art Deco and Modernism light up San Francisco Worthpoint, Heritage Auctions announce mobile phone applications Original Frederick Remington plaster model will be...

How America lost its $50B furniture industry

Check out this fascinating report on the future, or lack thereof, of the American furniture industry. The report asks, “do American furniture companies have a leg to stand on?”  The release on the report reads as follows: Baby Boomers don’t care about owning fine furniture. Department stores aren’t interested in stocking furniture. Design piracy...

Win a free copy of Woodstock 40th anniversary book

A big thank you goes out to all our readers who found interest in this week’s cover story: Collecting Woodstock. Comments are pouring in about the spread and our excerpted price guide to collectibles relating to the iconic 1969 Woodstock concert weekend. We debated here in the Antique Trader offices whether Woodstock as a...

January Pier show added to Stella 2010 antiques show calendar

After a two-year hiatus, Americana & Antiques at the Piers has recently returned to the calendar of events produced by Stella Show Mgmt. Co.  designed to coincide with Antiques Week in New York, the 2010 show is scheduled for Jan. 23-24, 2010. “We are very pleased to have this show again,” said Dorothy Stella,...