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Salerno Maritime Terminal Inaugurated 25 April 2016;...

AAD REPORTS 25/04/2016The new maritime terminal is composed of three primary interlocking components: administration offices for national border controls and shipping lines; the terminal for international ferries and cruise ships from around the world; and the terminal for...[Read More]
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THE WESTIES: Randalls Island and Inside the Hells...

AAD REPORTS 25/04/2016This is about as grim a gangster story as one can find in or out of print, in many places requiring a strong stomach. ''The Westies'' chronicles the last incarnation of the Hell's Kitchen gang, a force on Manhattan's West Side long predating the popular...[Read More]
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Missing Florida Teens Boat Found

AAD REPORTS 25/04/2016According to a report in the Palm Beach Post, Havard Melvaer, Captain of the Edda Fjord, a huge shipping vessel on route from port Fourchon, L.A., said it was a "stroke of luck" that he spotted a 19 foot long boat whilst on deck for fresh air. The long...[Read More]
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REHS Contemporary Hits Musical Note, Kah-ching!

Elliot Lee 22/04/2016Music mixed with imagery properly done can take us elsewhere, be it imagination or a vivid memory; it immediately puts us in another place or time. Those potent sounds can make us feel; it tugs at our deepest emotions, joy or sorrow, perhaps a sense of...[Read More]
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Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth II

AAD REPORTS 21/04/2016Today marks the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, so we're going to go out and get drunk and celebrate. Below are a few public domain Images which we think are really special.    [Read More]
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Prosecution for Satire

Lawrence Klepper 20/04/2016Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been widely accused of cracking down on freedom of the press and political dissent in Turkey, wants the German government to shackle its guaranteed free-speech traditions in order to safeguard its...[Read More]
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[Im]penetrable Strangeness: Sitting Down with Miles...

Alessandra Massameno 12/04/2016Miles Aldridge is perhaps best known to AAD’s readers around the world for his unsettling images of glamorous but disconcerted women that combine vibrant colour, cinematic narrative, and meticulous attention to detail. His photographs have appeared...[Read More]
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Hulbert on Key West

AAD REPORTS 07/04/2016 While Panama has exploded in the news, like 007 recreating nearby in a convenient location, our travel reporter Chris Hulbert checked in from Florida where his stays included historic Key West and a lecture at Hillsborough College loomed large on his...[Read More]
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Americans Implicated in Panama Papers

AAD REPORTS 07/04/2016Americans Implicated in Panama Papers, Justice Department Considers Next Steps..... http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/clinton-campaign-chief-linked-to-russian-bank-listed-in-panama-papers/article/2587741[Read More]
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Artsy Post Panama

AAD REPORTS 05/04/2016A better spin for Artsy post Panama would be "20 Most influential money launderers in Europe contemplating witness protection programmes." Maybe Swiss Art Fairs should start worrying...[Read More]
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Panama Canal and Jonas Lie

Robert Alexander Boyle 04/04/2016 A Panama financial scandal with money laundering implications around the world emerged over the weekend as the leading story in the news. A complete contrast to most of the time where it is a sleepy backwater canal area frequented by tourists...[Read More]
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What's Driving Wall Street to the Hamptons? Fear

AAD REPORTS 03/04/2016As the United Kingdom ponders the Brexit vote, Art Tourism to Europe may drop because of perceived incompetence, that's the conclusion of CNBC on the Hamptons Real Estate Market. What's driving Wall Street to the...[Read More]
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John F. Kensett founder of the Metropolitan Museum of...

Robert Alexander Boyle 01/04/2016 John Kensett (1816-1872), Hudson River Scene, 1857. Actually a View from West Point, an example of a minor discipline such as gender studies overtook American history in museums these days as a priority set by curatorial commisars One of the foremost...[Read More]
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Dame Zaha Hadid DBE dies suddenly in Miami

AAD REPORTS 31/03/2016Photography © Mary Mccartney It is with great sadness that Zaha Hadid Architects have confirmed that Dame Zaha Hadid DBE died suddenly in Miami in the early hours of this morning. She had contracted bronchitis earlier this week and...[Read More]
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The Lost Third Imperial Easter Egg By Carl...

AAD REPORTS 26/03/2016Editor's note: Being Easter weekend, we thought it apt to re-publish the most incredible egg story of the past few years, if not the past decade. THE LOST THIRD IMPERIAL FABERGÉ EASTER EGG EXHIBITION One of the missing Imperial...[Read More]
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Bad Guys Bedevil The Art Market

Robert Alexander Boyle 25/03/2016Ken Perenyi, art forger and predator has not, as many hoped, disappeared. He has merely decamped. Perenyi who is just as much a two-bit crook as any ambulance chasing attorney or sketchy stock broker, has fled the "heat" in New York to re-heat his idiots...[Read More]
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A Very Serious Problem For The Stock-Buying Picture...

Nicholas Bagshawe 25/03/2016THE PROBLEM : Over the last decade or so a number of art-auction orientated search-engines have come on line producing what can be a very useful record of pictures sold at auction. There is no doubt that this kind of universal recording can be...[Read More]
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Asia Week NYC, Full of Surprises

AAD REPORTS 24/03/2016ASIA WEEK NYC, FULL OF SURPRISES   Fresh on the heels of Art Asia Week (which is really 10 days) in NY, the questions started coming…how did the slowdown in China and other Asian countries affect the market for Asian Objects in New York?...[Read More]
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Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 2016 (Part Two)

Robert Alexander Boyle 21/03/2016 Held on the days of March 10th through March 13 at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island in Florida, the 21st Concours d'Elegance has evolved into  the premier antique and classic car show on the east coast of the United States. Situated thirty miles...[Read More]
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The Vanishing Middle Market for Art

Lawrence Klepper 19/03/2016What has happened to the Vanishing Middle Market and what does that have to do with the old and proven processes of “intellectual legitimation” that once defined experiencing and purchasing fine art. Where has the so-called middle market been...[Read More]
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Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, 2016 (Part One)

Robert Alexander Boyle 19/03/2016 Held on the days of March 10th through March 13 at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island in Florida, the 21st Concours d'Elegance has evolved into  the premier antique and classic car show on the east coast of the United States. Situated thirty miles...[Read More]
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MURALS AND FRESCOS: A Potted History of Public Art...

Laura Stewart 11/03/2016Murals and frescos have been the artistic choice for Populists, Revolutionaries, Propagandists and Proselytizers since the beginning of time. Or, at least since the moment 17,300 years ago, when the first famous muralist. (O.K. he was a Paleolithic...[Read More]
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Buyer’s Premium Redux, the 1stdibs Approach

Lewis Baer 10/03/2016No one is more thankful than me as to how 1stdibs single handily took on the industry’s challenge and hijacking by the Sotheby’s/Christie’s auction methods. The duopoly’s goal was to take away the dealer market by imposing a...[Read More]
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Long time 1st Dibs Vendor Cites New Policies as...

Lewis Baer 10/03/2016No one is more thankful than me as to how 1stdibs single handily took on the industry’s challenge and hijacking by the Sotheby’s/Christie’s auction methods. The duopoly’s goal was to take away the dealer market by imposing a...[Read More]
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Salem, Massachusetts, Embracing the Dark Arts

Robert Alexander Boyle 04/03/2016 Salem Massachusetts, first settled in the 1630's by religious outsiders from England, Hawthornes, Buffums, Soutwicks and Peabodys. It quickly developed its own character outside of Boston. By 1658 Quakers were declared persona non grata and thirty four...[Read More]
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Peabody Essex Exhibition: Asia in Amsterdam: The...

Robert Alexander Boyle 04/03/2016 1. Gerrit Adriaensz. Berckheyde. The ”Golden Bend” in the Herengracht, Amsterdam, 1671-1672. Oil on panel. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Purchased upon the recommendation of the Vereniging Rembrandt with the support of the Stichting Nationaal...[Read More]
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Tidbits - $1689.00 Every Day

Lawrence Klepper 25/02/2016February 17th, 2016, It was reported that a major painting by Willem de Kooning and an equally important Jackson Pollock painting, both from an established West Coast collection, sold for $500 million to a Midwest hedge fund manager. The de Kooning...[Read More]
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While we wait for the Picasso yet to be revealed,...

AAD REPORTS 22/02/2016It’s safe to say that there are going to be further arrests at the forthcoming conference at FIFA this week, since at every other meeting they’ve had, the F.B.I. showed up as uninvited guests. In the meantime, a reminder of a previous...[Read More]
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Art and Wealth Inequality

Lawrence Klepper 22/02/2016The _ _ _ News commentator said the world isn’t fair and the economic world is even less fair. That comment got me to thinking, so I took the idea to task and ask the question: How does wealth inequality influence and effect artists and the art...[Read More]
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Inconvenient Anti-Doping Head Dies of a Heart...

AAD REPORTS 15/02/2016The former head of Russia's anti-doping agency Rusada has died, the organisation says. Nikita Kamaev's death comes two months after he resigned his post following a doping scandal in Russian athletics. Rusada said the cause of death was "a massive...[Read More]
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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 You may also like to read: * Vlad The Shoplifter * Design Matters, How Cost Over Runs On New...[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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