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Met Curator Killed in Train Crash

A commuter train crash last night outside of Manhattan took the life of the curator of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and five others. Walter Liedtke, an expert in Dutch and Flemish Paintings, joined the Met in 1980. He was author Vermeer: The Complete Paintings and other books. Walter Liedtke was 69.

March Chicago International Poster and Print Fair Postponed

Chicago International Poster Fair Postponed

Promoter Flamingo Events sent out a notice today indicated the Chicago International Vintage Poster & Print Fair scheduled for March has been postponed. The notice reads as follows: “We’re very sorry to inform you that the International Vintage Poster & Print Fair in Chicago (March 27th through the 29th) has been postponed. We are working

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Freeman’s Reschedules Sale Due to Storm

Due to the severe winter storm on the East Coast of the U.S., Freeman’s is rescheduling its upcoming sales. According to a bulletin sent out by Freeman’s,  European Art & Old Masters auction has been postponed until Thursday, January 29 at 10 a.m. The sale initially was scheduled for January 27. While the business office will be

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Make 2015 A Year for Restoration

The new year is a time for resolutions, and “out with the old, in with the new.” But the new soon gets old, and one company is encouraging a resolution that gives new life to old treasures. Trefler’s of Boston, the oldest comprehensive restoration company in the United States wants the repair and restoration of

Newark Museum. Pomegranate shaped vessel. Egypt, 12th century BCE. Core-formed glass. 3 ¾ in. x 3 ¾ in.

Newark’s Collection Spotlighted at Winter Antiques Show

From traditional to contemporary, from ancient to modern, the Newark Museum’s collections showcase a broad range of works that explore the past, inspire the present and provide a glimpse into the future. Selected as the Winter Antiques Show’s annual loan exhibition, Ahead of the Curve: The Newark Museum, 1909-2015, will feature pieces from the Museum’s

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

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

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