African Americans: Seeing and Seen, 1766 – 1916

Bitter brutality and cruel caricature alternate with respectful revelations and positive portrayals of the status of African Americans. It may be said that all portrayals become betrayals in revealing the motivations and prejudices of their creator, and the images in this exhibition offer telling insights into the prevailing notions of the period. Each work in […]

Christies Interiors Day Two

A snowstorm in New York doesn’t seem to have kept bidders away from Christies Interiors sale.  Today the sale moved from paintings to furniture and decorative arts. I wondered if many items would sell below estimates. While results are mixed, some items are performing well–especially the hurricane shades. Some furniture also proved to have significant […]