March, 2024

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Work of the Week: Katsushika Hokusai’s ‘Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji’

Artnet News

Christie's has set a record for the Japanese artist three times in a row. The post Work of the Week: Katsushika Hokusai’s ‘Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji’ appeared first on Artnet News.

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Reseller Tim Stewart Spotlights WorthPoint as Worthy Tool

WorthPoint

WorthPoint’s “ Collectors Like You ” series spotlights fascinating collectors, resellers, dealers (just like you!), and more in the antiques and collectibles world. Read their stories to discover the who, what, when, where, and why behind what they do. Meet Tim Stewart—a full-time reseller, content creator, and social media enthusiast. Photo courtesy: Tim Stewart Tim Stewart, a reseller, content creator, and social media enthusiast, recently posted a comprehensive video on one of his YouTube cha

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Nectar of the Gods: Unveiling the Top 5 Most Expensively Appraised Wines

International Society of Appraisers

3/26/2024 12:00:00 AM The world of fine wines is a realm where craftsmanship, terroir, and history converge to create liquid masterpieces. Wine, often referred to as the nectar of the gods, has long been revered for its complexity, flavor profiles, and the unique stories encapsulated in each bottle. Some wines, however, transcend the ordinary, commanding astronomical prices at auctions and appraisals.

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Going Ape

Reagan Upshaw Fine Art

It was the spring of 1985, and seven women artists were still pissed. The previous summer, the Museum of Modern Art in New York had held an exhibition entitled, “An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture” to inaugurate the museum’s newly renovated building. The exhibition had included the works of 165 artists, supposedly the best of the best.

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What Does An Appraiser Do, Anyway?

Penrose Appraisals

Can you tell me what it's worth? I just want to know what it's worth. How much can I get for this? How much does this go for? These are examples of the questions that appraisers are faced with just about every day. Someone has something in their possession and they have a hope or a suspicion that it might be worth a lot of money. Maybe they've been watching a lot of Antiques Roadshow or Pawn Stars or Storage Wars or some such programming and they have dollar signs floating in thei

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AbEx Pioneer Kikuo Saito Achieves a New Record in Artnet’s Post-War Abstraction Sale

Artnet Auctions

The painting 'Sugar Moon' reach a new record in last month's GEMS: Collecting Post-War Abstraction sale. The post AbEx Pioneer Kikuo Saito Achieves a New Record in Artnet’s Post-War Abstraction Sale appeared first on Artnet News.

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‘It Was Her Life’: Major Miami Collection Heads to Auction, Following Founder’s Death

Artnet News

The private museum of Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz has closed. Its prized holdings will be sold by Christie's. The post ‘It Was Her Life’: Major Miami Collection Heads to Auction, Following Founder’s Death appeared first on Artnet News.

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2024 ISA Education Foundation Scholarship Applications Open

International Society of Appraisers

3/18/2024 12:00:00 AM Each year the ISA Education Foundation awards scholarships to qualifying applicants to support their growth professionally and academically. The application will be available March 15, 2024. The deadline is May 15th, 2024, and scholarship awards will be announced on June 1st, 2024. If you are interested in a scholarship to advance your skillset and career, please read below and apply today!

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Judy Garland and Mae West screen-worn gowns turned heads at Freeman’s Hindman Spring Fashion sale

Auction Central News

CHICAGO — Two Hollywood dresses last sold at auction in 2017 met contrasting fortunes when they returned to the block as part of the Freeman’s Hindman Spring Fashion and Accessories sale on March 12. Judy Garland’s dress from In The Good Old Summertime made a handsome return, but Mae West’s Elsa Schiaparelli gown from Every […] The post Judy Garland and Mae West screen-worn gowns turned heads at Freeman’s Hindman Spring Fashion sale appeared first on Auction Central News.

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Navigating the Slow-Down

The Appraiser Coach

In a recent reflection on my appraisal business, I want to share an inspiring story about a fellow appraiser who defied market challenges and achieved remarkable success. This individual, relatively new to running their own appraisal business, exemplifies the power of dedication and strategic learning. Amidst a general market slowdown, this appraiser not only weathered the storm but thrived.

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Auction Prices Realized, April 2024

Maine Antique Digest

Here are a few notable prices of antiques sold recently at auction, as provided by press releases. All prices include the buyer’s premium when charged. We’re always looking for news of prices realized at auctions, particularly unusual or top lots. Send pictures, complete descriptions, and information to A.P.R.

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Art Bites: Dalí’s Most Famous Design Is at a Drugstore Near You

Artnet News

The lollipop wrapper design was just one of the artist's many commercial collabs. The post Art Bites: Dalí’s Most Famous Design Is at a Drugstore Near You appeared first on Artnet News.

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Author Finds Beauty in Guarding Art

Michael Rose Fine Art

Even for those who frequent art museums, the daily routines of museum guards can be enigmatic. In uniform in the corner of galleries, guards are responsible for the difficult task of keeping priceless artworks safe from hoards of curious onlookers. In his celebrated 2023 memoir All the Beauty in the World , author Patrick Bringley shares insights about art and life from the perspective of a museum guard.

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Hog Wild Appraisal Problems

International Society of Appraisers

3/2/2024 12:00:00 AM Yesterday I received the following voicemail message: “Potential Client calling from Nashville Suburb. I have a hundred-thousand-dollar hog I need appraised for insurance purposes. That’s what I paid for it so I would expect that it would appraise for that. I have all of the paperwork to show what I paid for it. What would you charge to come out and appraise the hog?

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Purvis Young’s ‘Angels Free Us’ leads our five lots to watch

Auction Central News

Purvis Young, ‘Angels Free Us’ DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Just months after achieving a massive new auction record for Purvis Young (1943-2010), Akiba Galleries is offering another large-scale work by the African American Outsider artist. The monumental mixed media on plywood painting from the 1990s is estimated at $10,000-$30,000 on Tuesday, April 2. Young, who […] The post Purvis Young’s ‘Angels Free Us’ leads our five lots to watch appeared first on Auction Central News.

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The Undercover Appraiser

The Appraiser Coach

As a real estate investor, I have the opportunity to rub shoulders with all kinds of people, even other appraisers on occasion. With a recent house purchase in another state, I got a call from the appraiser of this property as he was planning a visit out there. We talked about what was still needed and how to go about the property moving forward. I never mentioned that I was in his same line of work, but it was a breath of fresh air when I got off the phone and I was reminded of a principle I te

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Artnet’s Head of Photographs on the Iconic Career of Irving Penn

Artnet Auctions

Marking Artnet's Important Photographs sale, Susanna Wenniger digs into the life and work of the legendary photographer. The post Artnet’s Head of Photographs on the Iconic Career of Irving Penn appeared first on Artnet News.

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‘It’s Not a Soft Landing’: Contemporary Art Prices Come Crashing Down. Is This the End?

Artnet News

Current market conditions challenge the popular belief that art always goes up. The post ‘It’s Not a Soft Landing’: Contemporary Art Prices Come Crashing Down. Is This the End? appeared first on Artnet News.

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Top Five Gemstone Investments for 2024

Gem Society

What are the top gemstone investments for 2024? Learn why these five gems, some well-known and some less so, are poised to increase in value.

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How Japonisme Shaped Modern Art

Invaluable

Coined in the late 19th century to describe the Western craze for Japanese art and design, the influence of Japonisme blossomed after Japanese ports reopened to Western trade in 1854 after being closed to the West for over 200 years, and in doing so helped to lay the foundations for Modern Art. “All my work is based to some extent on Japanese art” Vincent van Gogh Known as Sakoku, Japan’s long period of isolation changed with the arrival of the Meiji Restoration in 1868, and with it welcom

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Polenov work from his ‘The Life of Christ’ series achieves $1.7 million at Bonhams

Auction Central News

LONDON – An important oil on canvas by Vasilii Dmitrievich Polenov (1844-1927), part of a series of paintings titled The Life of Christ, achieved £1,379,000 ($1,738,013 with buyer’s premium) at Bonhams’ 19th Century and British Impressionist Art Sale on March 20. The work, bearing the title And she went and told them that she had […] The post Polenov work from his ‘The Life of Christ’ series achieves $1.7 million at Bonhams appeared first on Auction Central News.

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Time Is Money – So Use It Wisely

The Appraiser Coach

I want to talk today about something with which we are all familiar. I believe that we need to keep this in the forefront of our minds as business owners. This term is “opportunity cost.” The idea of opportunity cost is, “what are you missing out on when you do x ,” the idea here being that when you do activity x , you cannot also do activity y, m, z, q, etc.

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These 5 Lots From Artnet’s 20th Century Art Sale Trace the Lasting Influence of Expressionism

Artnet Auctions

From Francis Bacon to Richard Diebenkorn, each artist had a unique take on the emotional expression of the world around them. The post These 5 Lots From Artnet’s 20th Century Art Sale Trace the Lasting Influence of Expressionism appeared first on Artnet News.

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From Raucous to Revelatory: The Unflinching Eye of Frans Hals

Artnet News

A Rijksmuseum retrospective proves the Dutch Golden Age painter captured the scope of 17th century Amsterdam, from its nocturnal joys to its harsh realties. The post From Raucous to Revelatory: The Unflinching Eye of Frans Hals appeared first on Artnet News.

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Firsts London 2024 dates announced

Antique Collecting

Firsts London 2024, the rare book fair at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London, will run from May 16-19. This The post Firsts London 2024 dates announced appeared first on Antique Collecting.

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Where to Get Antique Jewelry Appraisals Online?

Sarasota Antique Buyers

Whether you’re a fan of Antique Roadshow and started digging around in those boxes in the basement or you bought some jewelry at a garage sale and think you’ve hit the jackpot, you want to find out if that gem-studded bangle can be sold for money that reflects its true worth. What would you do now? Certified Antique Jewelry Appraiser Near Me When choosing an online antique jewelry appraisal service, it’s important to do your research and select a reputable provider with experience in antiq

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Moran to feature Spink collection of Indian art April 9-10

Auction Central News

LOS ANGELES — John Moran Auctioneers will present The Traditional Collector: Featuring The Collection of Walter and Nesta Spink, taking place Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10. The sale features 440 lots, including fine and decorative art, furnishings, tableware, lighting, and clocks. The catalogs are now available for viewing and bidding at LiveAuctioneers.

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Change: Threat, or Opportunity?

The Appraiser Coach

I talk a lot on this blog about change. That’s partly because so much change has happened just during my time as an appraiser. I’ve seen the advent of laser measuring, electronic forms, and most recently, remote appraisals. This industry is seemingly in an almost constant state of change! Change seems to be one of the only things we can expect to truly stick around.

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Democracy in America

Maine Antique Digest

Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, presented by the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street in cooperation with the Museum Association of New York (MANY), examines the nearly 250-year-old American experiment of a government “of, by and for the people” and how each generation continues to question how to form “a

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A $300 Watercolor Turns Out to Be a JMW Turner That Could Be Worth $38,000

Artnet News

The painter's rendering of a cathedral is heading to auction. The post A $300 Watercolor Turns Out to Be a JMW Turner That Could Be Worth $38,000 appeared first on Artnet News.

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Architectural staffage on view at Sir John Soane’s Museum

Antique Collecting

London’s Sir John Soane’s Museum will present an exhibition entitled Fanciful Figures, which explores the history of the figures used The post Architectural staffage on view at Sir John Soane’s Museum appeared first on Antique Collecting.

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Looking to sell your most valuable antique? Best website for selling collectibles online

Antique Appraisers Auctioneers

Speculating on the value of a rare antique passed down in your family for a long time can be exciting. It might have a lot of sentimental value because you associate it with beloved grandparents. It becomes part of the fabric of your family, but is it valuable? How rare is it? That will probably be a question that you ask regardless of whether you feel sentimental value towards a particular Chinese antique that has been handed down in your family or not.

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Harry Houdini artifacts take the stage at Potter & Potter April 13

Auction Central News

CHICAGO — Props, advertising, and hand-signed items from the life and times of famed illusionist and escape artist Harry Houdini (Erik Weisz, 1874-1926) take the stage at Potter & Potter on Saturday, April 13. Its Houdiniana & Magic Memorabilia catalog is now available for review and bidding at LiveAuctioneers. A 1908 first edition presentation copy […] The post Harry Houdini artifacts take the stage at Potter & Potter April 13 appeared first on Auction Central News.

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Finley’s Art World Spotlight: The Myrna and Sheldon Palley Glass Artist Lecture

Anubis Appraisal and Estate Services

March 27, 2024: The Myrna and Sheldon Palley Glass Artist Lecture, at the Lowe Art Museum This great lecture highlighted the glass artist Michael Janis, the Co-Director of the Washington Glass School. After attending the lecture I revisited some of my favorite pieces in the Palley Pavilion. The Lowe Art Museum has one of the best art glass collections in the United States.

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Guide to Selling Pre-Owned Jewelry for Maximizing Returns

La Jolla Gem Appraisal

Are you considering selling your pre-owned jewelry but unsure where to start? Look no further! In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the various options available to sell your pre-loved pieces and help you make informed decisions. Let's dive in! Do You Need Jewelry Appraisal for Resale? Firstly, whether you need a jewelry appraisal depends on the item's value.

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Spring Forward With These 5 Artists From Artnet’s Gallery Network

Artnet News

Check out our roundup of fresh-picked artists to follow. The post Spring Forward With These 5 Artists From Artnet’s Gallery Network appeared first on Artnet News.

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Count Manfredi della Gherardesca sale in London

Antique Collecting

The private collection of celebrated Italian interior designer, collector, art dealer and curator, Count Manfredi della Gherardesca (1961-2022) will go under The post Count Manfredi della Gherardesca sale in London appeared first on Antique Collecting.

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