Sotheby’s and Christie’s, the Goldman Sachs of the Art World by Martin Sosnoff.

May 10th, 2012 | By

Munch The Scream lithography (Photo credit: Wikipedia) (This thoughtful article by Martin Sosnoff on the current enormous prices recently seen at the art auctions came out in Forbes). I relish evening contemporary art auctions in the Big Apple.  It gives me a feel for the breadth and intensity of bidding on specific pieces of interest. 
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Framing of Old Master paintings by Paul Mitchell

Feb 3rd, 2010 | By

Introduction In contemplating an Old Master painting, the frame is generally taken for granted. It is a fait accompli, and most of us may be unaware of how powerfully the frame can influence our perception and enjoyment of the picture within. The marriage of the two may be harmonious or discordant, enhancing or depressing, or
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An Introduction to Collecting by Ivan Lindsay

Feb 2nd, 2010 | By

Collecting art dates back to classical antiquity. The Romans collected Greek sculpture and, when no original was available, commissioned copies of famous works. Paintings, too, were collected but none have survived except for Egyptian Mummy portraits and Roman wall decoration. In the Dark Ages the concept of the individual artist was lost, but not the
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Scientific examination of Old Master paintings by Dr. Nicholas Eastaugh

Feb 2nd, 2010 | By

In a letter to a young friend, the artist Burne Jones once drew a cartoon of himself “attempting to join the world of art” by climbing into a picture – the effort ends up disastrously, of course, when he falls right through the canvas! Spending much of my time struggling to get ‘inside’ of paintings
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Picture Hanging by Christopher Wright.

Jan 31st, 2010 | By

Christopher Wright, MA. FRSA Art Historian The hanging of pictures is an art with multiple choices and it is often assumed, therefore, that it is entirely a matter of opinion. In fact, there are numerous rules and guidelines which cannot be broken without a negative affect on the appearance of the painting. The setting Most
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Introduction to the Russian Art Market by Ivan Lindsay.

Dec 23rd, 2009 | By

The aim of this essay is to give an introduction to the Russian Art Market as of writing, summer 2006. With the exception of a few areas that have attracted Western collectors, such as the early 20th century painters like the Cubists and the Supremacists, interest in Russian art lay dormant for most of the
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