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3D Laser Scanners Reveal 'lost' Roman roads

AAD REPORTS 13/02/2016Archaeologists are using Environment Agency laser mapping data to rediscover hundreds of kilometres of 'lost' Roman roads. Since 1998 the Environment Agency has used lasers to scan and map the English landscape from above to help with work such as flood...[Read More]
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Mallett On Death Watch

AAD REPORTS 13/02/2016Mallett shows us how fast the burn money from a pricey London building sale disappears. You can read all about it on the so-dead-antiquestradegazette.com[Read More]
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Art Museum Road Trip, Princeton, Stop One

Robert Alexander Boyle 07/02/2016Doug and Mike Starn, "(Any) Body Oddly Propped," Stained glass framed in metal, made possible by the generosity of Shelly Belfer Malkin, Class of 1986, and Anthony Malkin, and by the John B. Putnam Jr. Memorial Fund. Buoyed by the price of cheap gas,...[Read More]
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Michigan Art Dealer Arrested And Charged With...

AAD REPORTS 04/02/2016Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Diego Rodriguez, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced the arrest of ERIC IAN...[Read More]
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‘Time Waterfall’ to be unveiled at ICC Hong Kong...

AAD REPORTS 04/02/2016Internationally acclaimed Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima will present a new large-scale public light installation during Art Basel’s show in Hong Kong in March. Each night from March 21 to 26 ‘Time Waterfall’ will be shown across the...[Read More]
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Is It Too Soon To be a Pundit?

Laura Stewart 03/02/2016I look back at interviews I did with artists, and art professionals a mere three years ago, and I am startled that their optimistic prognostications for a flourishing contemporary art market IN the region, rather than of FROM the region, already seems...[Read More]
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The Largest Jheronimus Bosch Retrospective Ever...

AAD REPORTS 02/02/2016From 13 February – 8 May 2016, Het Noordbrabants Museum presents the Jheronimus Bosch exhibition ‘Visions of a Genius’. An unprecedented festivity displaying his masterpieces. Het Noordbrabants Museum is expecting around twenty...[Read More]
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January Old Master Sales at Sothebys

Robert Alexander Boyle 01/02/2016   Did you ever contemplate the Catholic Church’s bankruptcy sale? That’s what it felt like previewing Sotheby’s Masters sale on January 26-28. There were more Madonnas and Child than you could shake a bishop's crozier at, most...[Read More]
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Movers & Shakers

Maura Haverly 30/01/2016There’s a new partner at Mnuchin Gallery– none other than Michael McGinnis, the former president of Phillips auction house. McGinnis had been with Phillips for 16 years, and its president from July until 30 November 2015. Edward Dolman, who...[Read More]
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London Calling: Part 2

Elliot Lee 29/01/2016In the second of a series of publications on London galleries, with the remit being to shed some light on current and future exhibitions, and to take some thoughts on how a cross section of gallerists think that the business of art in London -  and...[Read More]
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Gilbert & George c1795

AAD REPORTS 29/01/2016 Estimate: $150,000-250,000This rare Portrait of George Washington being offered by Keno Auctions in the USA, is one of Gilbert Stuart's "Vaughan" examples, named after the Philadelphia merchant who purchased the 1795 painting of Washington - the first...[Read More]
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Art Loss Register Vs Art Recovery Group

AAD REPORTS 28/01/2016Outlining a developing spat between Chris Marinello of ARG (above left), and Julian Radcliffe (above right) of ALR, The Art Newspaper in a recent publication on their website, said the following: “James Radcliffe, ALR’s director of...[Read More]
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NYC Winter Antiques Show 2016

AAD REPORTS 26/01/2016All photos by Derita Coleman Williams, Memphis TN, unless otherwise indicated. Front entrance showing the Wadsworth installaition Nautilus Snail, German, Nuremburg, 1630, Jeremius Ritter (1582-1646), nautilus shell and silver gilt, gift of J....[Read More]
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Shed No Tears For Christie's

AAD REPORTS 26/01/2016Sotheby's are due to report earnings towards the end of February. The below is taken from the Christie's press release, sent out to media this morning. These are simply raw sale numbers which give us good insight into the macroeconomic swings of each...[Read More]
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London Calling: Part 1

Elliot Lee 21/01/2016In the first of a series of publications on London galleries, with the remit being to shed some light on current and future exhibitions, and to take some thoughts on how a cross section of Gallerists think that the business of art in London might pan out...[Read More]
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The Battersea Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair,...

AAD REPORTS 19/01/2016Always an interesting and eye-catching event, the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair begins today at Battersea Evolution, a permanent marquee situated in Battersea park, London SW11. From period shop signs and advertising accessories, to taxidermy,...[Read More]
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All Roads Lead To Brooklyn

Laura Stewart 19/01/2016I have come to understand that if the world is flat - then the art world is ... Flatbush. In 2012, soon after decamping to Bahrain, the small island Kingdom off the coast of Saudi Arabia - to work for the talented contemporary painter, Rashid bin...[Read More]
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Gainsborough and a Fake Van Dyck in Sotheby’s New York...

Dr Susan Grundy 15/01/2016Gainsborough and a fake Van Dyck in Sotheby’s New York January sale Is this the most bizarre sleeper ever? Could a painting on auction at Sotheby’s New York January 28 Evening Sale, attributed to Van Dyck, actually be a much later copy...[Read More]
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To Arab Spring, or not to Arab Spring? That is the...

Laura Stewart 07/01/2016To Arab Spring, or not to Arab Spring? That is the question   A conundrum faces artists in the Middle East. I have come to think of it as the: “To Arab Spring or not to Arab Spring?” question. I do not mean to be flip. This shorthand...[Read More]
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Botallack O’Clock by Eddie Elks

AAD REPORTS 06/01/2016Botallack O'Clock is a funny, moving and thought-provoking journey into the creative mind of Roger Hilton CBE, one of the most unique voices in post-war British art. In 1965, after representing Britain at the Venice Biennale, Hilton moved to the Cornish...[Read More]
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Long Lost Bierstadt Masterpiece Depicting the American...

Robert Alexander Boyle 06/01/2016 “Sequoia Garden, Cathedral Forest, Calaveras County” by Albert Bierstadt (1840-1902) is remarkable for a number of reasons, its' monumental size (over sixty inches tall), it's subject (the old growth Sequoia trees) and its story, the fact...[Read More]
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Copyright, Tool and Fool

Lawrence Klepper 01/01/2016“Copyrights exist in order to encourage more artists, writers, and musicians to create new work by making sure they can earn money off of their labor….” I read the quote and then reread it again. I know somewhere inside the sentence...[Read More]
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Happy New Year!

AAD REPORTS 01/01/2016 HAPPY NEW YEAR !   AAD was established in 2011 to give industry insiders a voice and a communication tool. News and views are updated regularly by professional journalists, as well as industry members, and retail experts. AAD’s audience...[Read More]
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Stolen Maufra Painting Recovered in Connecticut

AAD REPORTS 31/12/2015In the summer of 2015, Le Sacré Coeur au Printemps by Maxime Emile Louis Maufra was stolen from a home in Salisbury, Connecticut. Within months, the painting was discovered being offered for sale at Fairfield Auction, just 65 miles away. Whilst...[Read More]
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Ellsworth Kelly Dies at Age 92

AAD REPORTS 28/12/2015Ellsworth Kelly, known as one of America’s greatest 20th century abstract artists died on Sunday at the age of 92. His death was announced by Matthew Marks of the Matthew Marks Gallery in Manhattan. Winner of America’s National Medal of the...[Read More]
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On Artnet

Elliot Lee 24/12/2015Nothing personal. There is just no business to their model. Publishing auction records are contrary to dealers making a sale. Resales being made much more difficult by making those auction records being public. The fundamental premise of their model,...[Read More]
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6 Examples of How Portraits of Women Were Manipulated...

The Epoch Times 24/12/2015 Christine Lin @ Epoch Times Throughout history, portrayals of women have been used to further political, social, and commercial ends. In the Renaissance, women’s faces, bodies, and dress were carefully designed, sometimes fictionalized, to suit...[Read More]
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Putin's Techno Pop

Robert Alexander Boyle 23/12/2015Russian Spetsnaz robot-dance at military expo 'Army-2015', which kicked off near Moscow on Tuesday, June, 2015...   Editor's Note: Lead Image, a veneer of facepaint.[Read More]
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The Best Bits from Burning Man 2015

AAD REPORTS 23/12/2015Burning Man is an annual Arts festival that takes place at Black Rock City in the Nevada desert. 65,000 people gather annually for this experiment in community and art. Here’s some of what we think are the best bits, collated from various social...[Read More]
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Statement from Zaha Hadid on New National Stadium,...

AAD REPORTS 22/12/2015Image Courtesy Mary McCartney @ Architectural Digest “We were honoured to be selected to design a stadium that would enable Japan to welcome the world for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and bring the 2020 Olympic Games to Tokyo, before becoming a new...[Read More]
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Merry Christmas

AAD REPORTS 22/12/2015AAD was established in 2011 to give industry insiders a voice and a communication tool. News and views are updated regularly by professional journalists, as well as industry members, and retail experts. AAD’s audience crosses traditional market...[Read More]
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Star Wars - Tunisia

Elliot Lee 18/12/2015STAR WARS - TUNISIA   When Tunisia can get their act together and have the border with Libya firmly secured, they have a prime opportunity to profit and open up a vastly undersold part of their modern history, the original Star Wars film was shot...[Read More]
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Frisky with the Medicis

Maura Haverly 14/12/2015You want to come to Paris, you know you do, for the holiday season. So much to do, so much to drink, um, see…but what exhibition to visit, that won’t leave you feeling tired and grumpy, jammed in queues snapping away at the Mona Lisa? I...[Read More]
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Hold it. Hold it. ... Now.

Lawrence Klepper 14/12/2015The European art market is at it again. Or should I say the European art dealers holding stakes and stocks in various ‘named’ and moderately known artists’ are at it again. Modern and Contemporary art sales have revolved around a clever...[Read More]
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Art | Basel Miami, The Wrap Report

AAD REPORTS 09/12/2015  The 14th edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach closed amid reports of strong sales and an enthusiastic reception from collectors, institutions, gallerists and critics from across the Americas and the world Pairing curated installations of Modern...[Read More]
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Arab Women Of The Year Awards

Elliot Lee 05/12/2015Arab Women Of The Year Awards 2015   An iPhone isn’t the best option for images taken under the lights of an awards ceremony, however, we do hope that the photographs below give a real sense of the magical atmosphere at the inaugural Arab...[Read More]
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Miami Lost, the Seminole Photographs of Eugene F....

Robert Alexander Boyle 02/12/2015Miami Lost, the Seminole Photographs of Eugene F. Savage   In 1935 buoyed by the success of the sale of his Hall of State Centennial Murals to the state of Texas, deep in the Great Depression the artist Eugene Francis Savage drove from his home in...[Read More]
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Happy Thanksgiving

Elliot Lee 26/11/2015On arrival to the shores of Cape Cod, members of the native American Wampanoag Nation taught the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony how to cultivate crops, such as corn. So successful was the first harvest of 1621, that Governor William Bradford ordered a...[Read More]
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Thoroughbreds Win in the Long Run

Lawrence Klepper 23/11/2015In practical terms that the art market understands ~ auction prices have become divorced from every day reality. When the market announces a major sale of over $100 million dollars, the average Joe cannot accept nor understand the drive and desire to...[Read More]
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Biennale des Antiquaires Merges With Paris Tableau

Maura Haverly 23/11/2015Paris Tableau has announced that they will be joining with Biennale des Antiquaires as of 2016, in a widely praised decision. Paris Tableau, the successful Old Masters picture fair, which was held in Paris 15 -19 November, brings with it distinguished...[Read More]
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Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection

Elliot Lee 20/11/2015 BejewelLed Treasures: The Al Thani Collection   Tiger Finial from the Throne of Tippoo Sultan (1750-1799), Mysore India, Circa 1790 Gold inlaid with Diamonds, Rubies and Emeralds -  Image Courtsey | Alex Boyle, AAD  “The...[Read More]
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Old Venice in Motion and Color

Robert Alexander Boyle 17/11/2015 Queen City of the Adriatic and an artist haunt for centuries. Venice, Italy is one of the preeminent tourist destinations of the world with an estimate 18 million visitors a year based upon 50,000 per day.  Its' discovery as artistic subject...[Read More]
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Inspired in Miami – Anselm Kiefer Exhibition at...

Margie FitzSimons 17/11/2015Image: Sprache der Vogel (Language of the Bird), 1989 Entering the Anselm Kiefer exhibition at the Margulies Collection in Miami, the visitor is confronted with a dramatically powerful sculpture. Sprache der Vogel is a 3 ton stack of mammoth books bound...[Read More]
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Lost London found in Motion Pictures

Elliot Lee 15/11/2015Early footage of London, and paintings of London as it was during visits by some of the most famous impressionist painters of the day. Atmospheric and enchanting, these paintings and footage serve as glorious visions of the London of yesteryear. Today's...[Read More]
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Lost New York in Motion Pictures, 1890-1920

Robert Alexander Boyle 15/11/2015Leviathan of the western hemisphere, New York City is constantly knocking itself over and rebuilding itself with even taller buildings, sometimes we forget how old the place really happens to be. The video at the below shows long lost footage of familiar...[Read More]
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Paris, Motion Pictures and the Age of...

AAD REPORTS 14/11/2015Prior to recents, this series of reuniting long lost motion pictures from the 19th century with the great paintings of the leadings had been planned. New York and London have already been completed here at AAD, so here is Paris as it was in the era of...[Read More]
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Public: 26 International Artists Will Transform...

AAD REPORTS 13/11/2015  For the 2015 edition of Art Basel's show in Miami Beach, Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund, returns for his third year curating the show’s Public sector. Under the theme ‘Metaforms’, 27 large-scale...[Read More]
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Performance Art or Suicide by Cop?

Elliot Lee 12/11/2015Pyotr Pavlensky has, in his latest publicity stunt, set fire to the front door of the headquarters of the FSB, the Russian secret service formerly known as the KGB. He could face up to five years in Jail, and is looking at charges of arson. Undoubtedly...[Read More]
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Frisky @ Paris Tableau 2015

Maura Haverly 11/11/2015German School, early 18th Century 'The World Turn’d Upside Down' - Oil on canvas: 75 x 45 in. (190.5 x 114.3 cm.) Painted early 1700s - The Weiss Gallery, London -  Price 120,000 Euros The 5th edition of Paris Tableau is currently being held...[Read More]
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Sotheby's Reports Third Quarter 2015 Financial...

AAD REPORTS 11/11/2015NEW YORK, 9 November 2015 – Sotheby’s (NYSE: BID) today reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended 30 September 2015. President and Chief Executive Officer Tad Smith said, “We are proud of our auction sale...[Read More]
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Christies Auction, Next Big Two Sales

Robert Alexander Boyle 10/11/2015Next up at Christies. Post War and Contemporary and The Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale   After a warm up sale where Christies blew away Sothebys yet again with $491 million sold, next up is the Tuesday Post War and Contemporary...[Read More]
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When I’m Wrong I Admit I’m Wrong

Lawrence Klepper 10/11/2015 In a case of pure bravado, I had the audacity recently to write an AAD article in which I stated that when Amedeo Modigliani’s Sleeping Nude with Arms Open (Red Nude) 1917, o/c came to auction it would sell for at least $98.7 million...[Read More]
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