The recent International Perfume Bottle Association (IPBA) auction featuring Nicholas Dawes of the Antiques Roadshow saw one lot soar to $38,400. That hammer fell on a 1917 Baccarat Egyptian bottle. Other top lots included a rare 1922 Rosine bottle, Antinea ou au Fond e la Mer or bottom of the sea, which sold for $18,000. […]
My favorite of all is “School Bus Line”. It is, as the title suggests, pure yellow. The structure is airy and dynamic. It tells just as much about the space it does not occupy as about the space it does. Hanging on the wall, its kinetic rhythm captures more negative space than the sculpture itself physically occupies.
The Baby Boomer generation had a huge impact on the antiques industry, and the similarly-sized millennial generation has the potential to do the same, if they ever start buying houses. Warren Buffet has been waiting for it for quite a while, and two headlines caught our eye this week. First CNNMoney reports that a millennial-driven […]
Sad news from New York, the Antiques Garage is closing. Reports indicate this is the final weekend for the neighborhood fine flea fixture held in a parking structure on West 25th. Known far beyond the big apple, the Antique Garage was some of the inspiration for the popular Vintage Garage Chicago in that city’s Uptown area. […]
The recent Wall Street Journal article on the prices brown furniture is bringing provided mostly reasons I was already aware of. Until now I have thought of the sea change mostly as a demographics problem. This certainty allowed me to gloss over other important information. Besides too many people selling, the article offered three X […]
The first regional juried exhibition at Artspace 111 opened on June 20. It limits its geographical scope to artists residing in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Louisiana. Although including neighboring states opens the door to more talent, majority of the participants are local. Dr. Ron Tyler, former director at the Amon Carter Museum of American […]
Shabby Chic searches are more common in Los Angeles. If you’re looking for used furniture, you are most likely in Tampa.
The top ebay state? Kentucky. Top for etsy? Tennessee.
“I want to cultivate a contemporary attitude toward art in general — to make this a contemporary museum of art, not a museum of contemporary art.” — Douglas MacAgy in 1960 With the death of President Kennedy in 1963, America changed. As hard as it is to minimize that sentiment, the effect of Dallas was […]
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