Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Announces Acquisition of 3,000 Works by Paul Strand

The Philadelphia Museum of Art today announced that it has acquired, through several gifts and a purchase agreement with the Aperture Foundation, the core collection of photographs by Paul Strand, one of the pre-eminent photographers of the 20th century. Through the generosity of philanthropists Lynne and Harold Honickman, Marjorie and Jeffrey Honickman, and H.F. “Gerry”

Season of Antique and Art Shows Approaching

The last months of the year, and then the first few months of the new year are the season for antique shows and art events. I thought I would take the opportunity to highlight some favorites, and introduce a new feature on Urban Art and Antiques, our calendar. The Theta Antiques Show in Houston is

Can Betty White and the AARP Save the Antiques Biz?

If Betty White told you to buy antiques, would you? More verification that the antiques trade is in disarray and more idea on what to do about it came in my mailbox today  in the November/December The Magazine Antiques. Skimming the letter you may end up with a not entirely accurate take-away that Betty White

Breathe In, We May Not Be Here Again

“Eden was; it will not be again. We must work our way to Paradise.” George Inness The first painting collected by the Fort Worth Public Library and Art Gallery, which later became the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth was Approaching Storm by George Inness. The painting was merely a quarter century old at the

Ohhh…Alright Brings More Than $42 Million at Christie’s Sale

Christie’s made history on November 10 selling a Pop Art masterpiece from Roy Lichtenstein at its major Evening Sale of Post-War & Contemporary. The highly-anticipated masterpiece Ohhh…Alright… 1964 by Roy Lichtenstein realized $42,642,500, establishing a new world auction record for the artist. The work sold to an anonymous bidder on the phone. The previous record

Some Results From Sales at Heritage Auctions

Since moving to Dallas it’s been great fun to attend the events in the preview galleries including barbeques for Western Art and the Tuesday’s at Slocum lecture series. Last night was no exception for a talk from David Michaels on Empires of Mystery: Afghanistan and India. The few coins on display, however might not be

Bronxville by George Smille

George Henry Smillie, N.A., (1840-1921) Bronxville 9 x 12 3/4 / 15.5 x 19.5 in Frame with Burliuk Label, Oil on Masonite Provenance: Nicolas Burliuk Art Gallery, Hampton Bays, NY George Henry Smillie was a significant figure among American Landscapists of the last century. His career began before the Civil War and ended after the

Two Princes by Herbert Blande Sparks

Oil on Canvas, signed by Initial (H. B. S.) at lower left. We’ve attributed this work to Herbert Blande Sparks. Oil on Canvas Sparks was one of the U.K.’s Victorian artists. He painted in oils and apparently had the habit of putting his paint brushes in his mouth …. this caused his early death by poisoning