Shows and Markets

Objects of Art Santa Fe

Objects of Art, A Refreshing and Engaging Show in Santa Fe

You can visit Santa Fe for days and not have enough time to go through all of the galleries and shops. Yet that doesn’t seem to keep anyone away from the many shows featuring some spectacular objects. Objects of Art was my first, and for now only, show in Santa Fe. If you expect an

Antiques Business

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Antiquing in Buenos Aires

The guide book published in 2006 we expected would lead us to some antiques shops was looking like it might be a guide to things that weren’t there anymore. While the first two antiques shops were gone, we did manage to locate a healthy antiques district. I expect antiques to be more popular in a

Texas Art

Belo Collection Auction

Curator Recalls Assembling the Belo Collection- Auction Saturday

A staggering amount of contemporary Texas art currently lines the walls of Heritage Auctions in the Design District. And many works were unable to be displayed. They are from the collection of the Belo Corporation, and going up for auction Saturday. The Belo Corporation amassed the art during its media heyday. Belo owned broadcast and cable

Books

Damien Hirst, Shark

The Mental Impossibility of Depreciation in the Mind of Someone Buying

Book Review: The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art by Don Thompson. If you are one of the many out there with the impression that contemporary art is a good investment, you may come away with a different impression after reading the $12 Million Stuffed Shark. This book has been out for

Museums

Man Reading Rembrandt Clarke

Yes, It’s a Rembrandt, Probably

A painting at the Clark Art Institute titled Man Reading is indeed by the Dutch Master Rembrandt, at least if the assessment of a leading scholar is correct. Ernst van de Wetering, long-time head of the Netherlands-based Rembrandt Research Project, unequivocally attributed it in a recent publication. However even the affirmation won’t end the debate over this

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