The Catalogued and The Referenced — Visiting Bonhams Preview and Spanierman Gallery

It has become a tradition for us to combine the trips to Bonhams and Spanierman Gallery together. During Americana week, Bonhams had an American and English Furniture & Decorative Arts sale and Maritime Painting & Decorative Arts sale. The best, in our mind, were displayed in the lobby of the lower level. A grand Steinway […]

Auction to Liquidate Famed Orange County Antique Furniture Company to the Stars

I guess this may mean the stars are over antiques. Over the weekend of Feb. 5-6, Don Presley Auctions will liquidate the remaining inventory of southern California’s renowned Steven-Thomas Antiques and Interiors, which is closing its doors. Founded in 1979 by brothers-in-law Steven Shedd and Thomas Silk, the prestigious Orange County antiques and restoration firm […]

Getty Exhibits Explore Photography in China, Past and Present

On view at the J. Paul Getty Museum, at the Getty Center, December 7, 2010 —April 24, 2011, Photography from the New China displays a selection of Chinese photographs produced since the 1990s, when People’s Republic leader Deng Xiaoping introduced the current period of Opening and Reform. Photography from the New China is shown concurrently with Felice Beato: […]

Vitality of the Arts Industry Hits 12-Year Low, According to Americans for the Arts’ National Arts Index

Number of Arts Organizations Continues to Increase Despite Poor Economic Climate Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts, announced the first update to its National Arts Index today, the annual measure of the health and vitality of the arts industries in the United States. The 2010 Index offers the […]

Cornwall Museum Revives Forgotten British Modern Master Artist

The Royal Museum of Cornwall will hold a major retrospective of the work of the forgotten British Post-Impressionist painter Sir Claude Francis Barry (1883-1970) from the 5th of February to the 4th of June 2011. ‘A Master Revealed: A retrospective of the work of Sir Claude Francis Barry’ brings together an exciting and intriguing range […]