They reflected the superlative power of the artist to synthesize geographic and flora information; yet still there seemed to lack a kind of immediacy and emotional attachment. In a tightly controlled process for public picture making, by reigning subconscious and psychological state, Anne achieved a stunning degree of intellectual revelation of nature observed.
The catalog for the Earl Townsend, Jr. Collection of Birdstones, Bannerstones and Flints, at Dan Ripley’s Antique Helper in Indianapolis, just crossed my desk. I’d heard about this sale earlier, but the images on the Internet didn’t inspire me. The full color photos of the little stone bird effigies virtually pulsate with life. The carvings themselves are pristine, making […]
Synopses: The antiques industry’s biggest crisis is not the shrinking patrons or a depressed economy, it is the industry’s own resistance to any change, in particular, the business is turning down the next generation while lamenting they don’t grow up fast enough. Perhaps, it is time to look at how the classic music industry that […]
The first day of the Asia art sales dawned spring-like, an auspicious sign for the dealers and auction houses looking towards the coming as one of the most significant sales season’s of the entire year. The only chilling part was that the “New York Times” had that day acknowledged the elephant in the room […]
Trying to drum up interest in an empire game table these days may be a little like trying to sell a tree after Christmas. The country is just not in the mood for empire. A table coming up at Christie’s January 21 seems to have several things going for it beyond a stately and adorned […]
The three days Francis D “Skeeter” McNairy Estate sale at Charlton Hall culminated last Sunday. The result is clear: There is no absolute “in” and “out” style in decorative art. The buyers are there, trying hard for the best. Sorry for the struggling middle market. A month ago, Geo spotted an empire sofa sold at […]
26 Photos of Different Types from Austin Auction Gallery In this series, the UAA team will list some of the interesting items that we have found in auctions, antique shops or eBay. We neither own the items or have the capability of examining the items in person in most cases. It mainly serves as […]
On the morning of Dec 2, 2009, three generations of Wyeth paintings were auctioned in the Christie’s Important American Painting and Sculpture Sale. A large egg-tempera on panel by Andrew Wyeth Above the Narrow was the top lot of the sale. When the auctioneer hammered down the price of 6.1 million dollars given by a […]
It is amazing to see such a great number of Paul Manship displayed in Smithsonian American Art Museum. A lot of reduction works are also exhibited in Luce Center on the third floor. Here are photos fresh from our visit yesterday.
In this series, UAA team will list some of the interesting items that we have found in auctions, antique shops or eBay. Neither do we own the items nor we have the capability of examining the items in person in most cases. It mainly serves as an inventory record of what interests us (not necessarily […]