This weekend has been quite a whirlwind. I had suggested driving to Houston for the Still Life show at the Museum of Fine Arts, but that would have meant missing an opening at Talley Dunn for Vernon Fisher and Erick Swenson. It wouldn’t have been a good day to be in Houston anyway, or it […]
American sculptor Charles Umlauf created the Spirit of Flight at Dallas Love Field. A Michigan native, Umlauf spent 40 years at the University of Texas at Austin, retiring in 1981.
American Pickers star Danielle Colby is launching an antiques show. The first edition will take place October 25-26 at the River Center in Davenport, Iowa. She has teamed up with Vintage Promotions, which currently produces Grand Rapids Antiques Market, Vintage Garage Chicago, the Dallas Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show and other events. “It was a […]
Little can be found for an overarching or coordinated curatorial effort within participants. To maximize the likelihood of sale, galleries boost the variety in the spirit of “there is something for everyone”. The result was like a holiday bazaar with pricier tags. The art, in consequence, feels and looks, more like commodity than any other time.
When Antiques Roadshow started, recalled auctioneer Kathleen Guzman during a lecture at Heritage Auctions last night, there might have been 500 people for a show taping. It wasn’t until the taping for the first show of the second season, this time in Pittsburgh when things started to catch on. When they opened the door, they […]
The movie The Monuments Men tells the story of those assigned to protect the art treasures of Europe during World War II. Hitler is amassing the treasures of civilization all destined for a De Führer Museum. Modern works are of course not included in the treasure hunt. Works by Picasso and others are destroyed. While […]
If proponents of legislation get their way, some living artists may be able to get paid more than once for their work. I first became familiar with the effort through Clayton Pennington’s editorial in the February Maine Antiques Digest. Living visual artists could also financially when a work is sold, and when it’s resold. I […]