The show coincides with an election stirred by a rhetoric promoting nationalism, in the phrase of “America First”. Apolitical as it may seem, Talavera pottery states that cultural identities are sediments of innovation and development, through generations of both indigenous and foreign minds, all becoming possible when the world revolves into one global community. Sure, Chinese, Muslim, and Europeans all have left their marks on this pottery, so what? In the end, it is uniquely and truly Mexican.
With the fast pace of broken auction records for Chinese antiques and the wallets of rich Chinese fattening even faster, the whole nation is looking back at its culture with unsurpassed passion. This is reflected in popular culture. China has its own antiques roadshow now, yet with a twist of entertaining more or less reflecting […]
Nearly 70 lots were sold in the last weekend’s auction at Brunk. Most of them were appraised as medium-range items, from couple hundreds to a few thousand dollars and were sold within the estimates, however, fierce competition possibly between an on-site bidder and an internet bidder fired up the prices of a few items to […]