Shows and Markets

Five Parrots Carved Piece from Francis Crespo

The Land of Uncatalogued – Scenes from Antiques Shows in Nashville

At both the Tailgate-Music Valley Antique Show and the Heart of Country Antiques Show, dealers were finding ways to discount the effect of information explosion. In many cases, the items were so unique that you can hardly describe them in a few words, not to mention to find catalogues for comp. The term “one of the kinds” has gone to a new degree of dimension.

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

Opening of Strangers and Privileged Ignorance at Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Privileged Ignorance: An Opening at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Allison Proulx discovered a kinship with Dallas artist Maryanne Meltzer, who died in April. While they never met, their work hangs side-by-side in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Meltzer’s Strangers explore alienation and the concept of the stranger, while work by Proulx explores the luxury of being a consumer among an unseen and ignored

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

Joaquin Sorolla Portrait of President Taft

Sorolla at Meadows Museum of Art

Visitors will later encounter a dozen or so luminous beach scene paintings in one room. In them, the extraordinary light from Valencia, San Sebastián or Biarritz fills canvases with magic and joys as if the brilliance of the Mediterranean sun not only has dazzled our eyes but also induced our senses of sound, smell and touch (of ocean breeze), like in a daydream.

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