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Art Resale Law Debated in Court Again

Artists trying to get a piece of the action when their work is resold had another day in a California court recently. Artists used a 1976 law as a basis for a lawsuit in 2011 to try to get auction houses and ebay to collect a five percent royalty when a work is resold, but

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Works at Freer and Sacker Galleries To Go Online

In January the entire collections of Asian art in the Freer and Sackler galleries will be accessible online. The vast majority of the 40,000 artworks have never before been seen by the public, and more than 90 percent of the images will be in high resolution and without copyright restrictions for noncommercial use. Freer and

Conner • Rosenkranz, LLC. This marble bust Proserpine by American sculptor Hiram Powers depicts the ancient Roman goddess whose cult, myths, and mysteries were based on those of the Greek godesss Persephone and her mother Demeter, the deity of grain and agriculture.

New Exhibitors at the 2015 Winter Antiques Show

Apter-Fredericks: Apter-Fredericks has been acquiring some of the finest pieces of 18th century English antique furniture since 1946. From Queen Anne to Regency, through the designs of Thomas Chippendale, George Hepplewhite, Robert Adam and Thomas Sheraton, they span the period when English furniture design and craftsmanship was at its height. Using the archival wealth of London’s

Winter Antiques Show Announces New Exhibitors

The venerable Winter Antiques Show is adding to its roster of exhibitors. Nine new exhibitors will be displaying at the January, 2015 show including six from England, two from New York and one from New Oxford, Pennsylvania. Apter-Fredericks, Thomas Coulborn & Sons Ltd., Ronald Phillips LTD, H. Blairman & Sons, Bowman Sculpture, Daniel Crouch Rare Books, Conner Rosenkranz, LLC, Bernard &

Amazon Launches “Make an Offer” Feature

Amazon.com is going head-to-head with ebay with its new “make an offer” feature. The flexible pricing model for third-party sellers of art and collectibles allows users to click on the “Make an Offer” button and enter a bid. The seller has 72 hours to accept, reject, or give a counter offer, followed by 72 hours to respond to

'Rome, from Mount Aventine' by J.M.W. Turner, 1835, brought an artist auction record of $47.4 million at Sotheby's London on Dec. 3, 2014.

Record Set for J.M.W. Turner Painting

J. M. W. Turner now ranks as the most expensive of any pre-20th century British artist. That’s after one of the last great Turner masterpieces remaining in private hands set a world auction record for the artist, selling for $47.4 million at Sotheby’s London recently. Four bidders competed for Rome, from Mount Aventine, driving the

Art Basel Miami

Art Basel Reports One of Strongest Shows to Date

Art Basel’s 13th edition in Miami Beach closed Sunday, and promoters say that wrapped up one of the strongest events to date. Solid sales were reported across all levels of the market and throughout the run of the show. Art Basel Miami featured 267 international galleries and an attendance of 73,000 over five days. The

Art Basel in Miami Beach 2013

Art Basel Miami Opens, Strong Sales Expected

m4s0n501 Record auction records are the backdrop as the country’s largest contemporary art fair, Art Basel Miami, opens this week. Art collectors are expected to continue the spending spree at the 13th edition of the event. Represented are 267 galleries from 31 countries showcasing thousands of artists.  More than 75,000 are expected to attend the event

Miami Plans Contemporary Art Museum

Miami could soon have a museum dedicated to contemporary art. Plans are underway for a 37,500-square-foot, three-story contemporary art museum with a 15,000-square-foot sculpture garden to be known as ICA Miami. Designed by Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos of Madrid, the Design District museum could be open in time for Art Basel 2016.

Auction Record Set for Wharton Esherick Work

A record has been set for a work by Pennsylvania artist Wharton Esherick. The sculpture titled “Essie”/”Rebecca” from 1933 brought more than $123,000 at Freeman’s in Philadelphia.  Esherick is best known for his sculptural furniture and furnishings. Image: Freemans Auctions

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