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Legends of the Past, When Led Zeppelin Met Elvis

AAD REPORTS 23/03/2017 The passing of music legend Chuck Berry at the age of ninety this past week has prompted much music nostalgia. Berry, who was wild in his ways, at least lived to a ripe old age. Not so was the case of his contemporary Elvis Presley who died some forty...[Read More]
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Civil War Erupts in Guggenheim Family (again)

AAD REPORTS 22/03/2017Gore Vidal once described Peggy Guggenheim “as the last of Henry James’s transatlantic heroines, Daisy Miller with rather more balls.” Guggenheim, who died in 1979 at the age of 81, has also been called everything from...[Read More]
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Marsden Hartley's Maine, Met-Breuer

Robert Alexander Boyle 22/03/2017 This past week saw the opening of an excellent exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art / Breuer annex on 75th and Madison. At a time when the museum had been under severe criticism and even saw the resignation of its director Thomas Campbell, a...[Read More]
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David Rockefeller, Philanthropist and Head of Chase...

AAD REPORTS 20/03/2017Banker, financial diplomat and patron of the arts, David Rockefeller passes on at the age of 101. Leaves behind an art collection of upwards of 15,000 objects. David Rockefeller, the banker and philanthropist with the fabled family name who controlled...[Read More]
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Resigns from his Post at...

AAD REPORTS 18/03/2017New York Times bestselling author Jerry Oppenheimer has written two books about the Kennedys, including a 2015 biography of Robert Kennedy Jr. His most recent book, The Kardashians: An American Drama, will be published in September. After three decades...[Read More]
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Marsden Hartley, In His Own Words and Records

Robert Alexander Boyle 17/03/2017The Fake News Blizzard was large enough to cause a premature cancellation of the press preview of the forthcoming Marsden Hartley Show at the Met Breuer on 75th and madison, and while we are not as of yet aware of the specifics of the show, prior...[Read More]
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MET Announcement

AAD REPORTS 16/03/2017Editor's Note:  Does the incredibly rich Metropolitan Museum mention a United States national debt of $19.6 trillion? Most of which was racked up by Trump’s genius predecessor, a fiscally wasteful two termer whose mathematical machinations...[Read More]
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John F. Kensett (1816-1872)

Robert Alexander Boyle 07/03/2017 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...[Read More]
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Modern Art at Yale, Part two of the Permanent...

Robert Alexander Boyle 04/03/2017Blessed by the generous donations by alumni, such as Stephen Corning Clark, the 20th century section at the Yale University Art Gallery is an exclamation point to the museum experience. From the perspective that this is where the market has shifted, it...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Hawaii

AAD REPORTS 03/03/2017Bryana Holly in Hawaii - Follow Bryana on Instagram @bryanaholly Eugene Savage (1883-1978), Hawaiian Fruit Plantation You may also like to read: *  Richmond Hill *  Houses of Parliament *  Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY *...[Read More]
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1930's Postcards from Florida

AAD REPORTS 02/03/2017  Bayfront Park, Miami, FL circa 1935 Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL Blimp over Miami, FL Washington Palms, Miami, FL Flame Vines, Miami, FL Plane to Havana, Pan Am Clipper, Miami, FL Seminole Village, Miami, FL Osceola Indian Village,...[Read More]
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Miami Lost, the Seminole Photographs of Eugene F....

AAD REPORTS 28/02/2017Miami 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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Central Park Sculpture Guide along with Commentary by...

Robert Alexander Boyle 27/02/2017Situated in and around Central Park of New York City is a world class collection of sculpture that were it anywhere else it would be celebrated. Here it is largely overlooked and ignored, until one sees them in person and realizes something major is...[Read More]
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Steamship found under Kansas cornfield

AAD REPORTS 13/02/2017In 1988, a group of treasure hunters found a steamboat that was buried in a Kansas cornfield. It was loaded with supplies for 16 towns. This ship was the Arabia, whose hull had been punctured by a submerged tree on September 5th, 1856, near Parkville,...[Read More]
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German History Re-embraced

AAD REPORTS 13/02/2017The Nazi era anthem was accidentally sung as an intro to the Federation Cup in tennis between Germany and the United States. While the media bleated their outrage at the seeming American faux pas as hosts of the team tennis match in Hawaii, the...[Read More]
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The Problem with Perenyi Meets the Old William Aiken...

AAD REPORTS 17/01/2017 An example of a modern copy of Walker's work on Perenyi's website The William Aiken Walker Affair by David Hewett, originally appeared in the Maine Antique Digest in 2000, copyright by MAD  On April 25, 2000, in a federal courtroom in Columbia,...[Read More]
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Nelson Doubleday Estate Sale leads off at Doyles in...

AAD REPORTS 08/01/2017 Doyles will start the new year off with a bang as the collection of art assembled by the late Nelson Doubleday heads for the auction block this week. Doubleday, a long time resident of New York and Hobe Sound, Florida was best known for his able...[Read More]
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Berry-Hill to Pay $3 million in Legal Claims

AAD REPORTS 22/12/2016It’s been nearly a decade since the once prestigious American art dealer Berry-Hill Galleries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but the gallery’s financial woes continue even today. A recent ruling in a complicated dispute with a...[Read More]
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The Vanishing Picker

AAD REPORTS 19/12/2016There's a big plaster duck in the driveway of Rick Orr's mobile home in Phoenix, Arizona. If you know Rick Orr, you know this can't possibly be just any plaster duck; it's almost certainly one of the world's rarest plaster ducks, probably worth tens of...[Read More]
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New Britain Museum of American Art

Robert Alexander Boyle 13/12/2016 Situated in a rust belt town of New Britain CT, the New Britain Museum of American Art was born of an extraordinary legacy, as the Stanley Tool Company, now Stanley Black and Decker, supported the museum from its inception in 1903. In the 1940 when...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Puget Sound, North...

AAD REPORTS 06/12/2016Sara Underwood at Puget Sound North Cascades - Follow Sara on Instagram @saraunderwood Albert Bierstadt (1830 - 1902) - Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast (1870) - Seattle Art Museum   You may also like to read: *  Kaaterskill Falls,...[Read More]
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New York City Auction Houses Must Reveal Irrevocable...

AAD REPORTS 02/12/2016Editors Note: As if auction house games were not complicated enough, a new asterisk (*) on certain sales results.   On September 9 a letter from the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs confirmed that New York City auction houses must...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Corea, Maine

AAD REPORTS 30/11/2016Corea, Maine - Follow @daniellejb2 on Instagram Marsden Hartley, Lobster Fishermen, 1940-41, Metropolitan Museum of Art You may also like to read: *  York Harbour, Maine *  Yellowstone *  Owls Head, Maine  [Read More]
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What art will the Trumps select for the White...

AAD REPORTS 29/11/2016Donald Trump is known for speaking and tweeting what’s on his mind but hasn’t revealed much about his taste in art. That has museums, galleries and private collectors guessing what the president-elect will display in the White House. Mr....[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Owls Head, Maine

AAD REPORTS 25/11/2016Owls Head, Maine - Follow farotravels on Instagram @farotravels Owls Head Penobscot Bay Maine - Fitz Henry Lane (1804-1865) You may also like to read: *  York Harbour, Maine *  Yellowstone  [Read More]
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Happy Thanksgiving

Elliot Lee 24/11/2016On 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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Artist’s Connecticut Mansion Up For Auction

AAD REPORTS 17/11/2016Artist Robert Lenz (who’s probably better known as the retired chairman and executive creative director at ad agency Backer Spielvogel Bates) and his wife Carol are auctioning their Litchfield County estate in Connecticut on Thursday, Nov. 17 with...[Read More]
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Right Vs. Wrong at the New Britain Museum of American...

AAD REPORTS 07/11/2016 FRANK WESTON BENSON (1862-1951) Figure in a Room (Interior), 1912 Oil on canvas Alix W. Stanley Fund, 1972.38 In 1972, the New Britain Museum of American Art purchased Frank Weston Benson's Figur in a Room, 1912. The painting had previously been...[Read More]
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Photos Made Famous By Artists - North Cascades,...

AAD REPORTS 12/10/2016Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), North Cascades Washington State Sara Underwood North Cascades 2016 - Follow Sara on instagram @saraunderwood You may also like to read: *  Kaaterskill Falls, Yesterday & Today *  Vernal Falls Revisited *...[Read More]
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Photos Made Famous By Artists - Portage Falls

AAD REPORTS 12/10/2016Thomas Cole (1801-1848), Portage Falls on the Genesee River, Portage Falls 2016 - Follow Michele Macheska on Instagram @mmmchelee You may also like to read: *  Dutch City Celebrates as Stolen Masterpieces Return Home *  Central Park...[Read More]
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Photos Made Famous By Artists - Queensboro Bridge

AAD REPORTS 09/10/2016Queensborough Bridge 1913 -  Edward Hopper (1882 - 1967) Queensboro Bridge 2016, Elizabeth Turner - Follow Elizabeth @elizabethcturner You may also like to read: *  Kaaterskill Falls, Yesterday & Today *  Vernal Falls...[Read More]
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Explorer Claims He's Located Famous Pirate Ship's...

AAD REPORTS 09/10/2016The undersea explorer who discovered the Whydah Gally, the first authenticated pirate shipwreck in North America, believes he's found where the ship's legendary treasure lies after more than 30 years of poking around the murky waters off Cape Cod. Barry...[Read More]
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For Years, A Secret City Has Been Quietly Built Near...

AAD REPORTS 01/10/2016While people are busy lining up at the mysterious Black Mailbox trying to get a peek into Area 51, just down the road, a secret project has been taking place for nearly half a century, and hardly anyone has noticed. Of course, we all know about Area...[Read More]
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Historic Location, The Site of Today's Leading...

Robert Alexander Boyle 29/09/2016Not exactly art or design news, however the subject has been photographed by myself many times because it was likely where Asher B. Durand painted "Sabbath Bells," namely the Hoboken Ferry terminal and train station in the 19th century, today almost...[Read More]
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Nevermind Turns 25

AAD REPORTS 24/09/2016What's left to say about Nevermind? As Nirvana's major label debut faces its 25th anniversary Saturday we're faced with a bit of a puzzle: We know it changed the face of music -- there's no doubt of that -- with how it dethroned hair...[Read More]
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Carrington Event, 1859 and Its Effect on American...

Robert Alexander Boyle 22/09/2016 From August 29th until September 2, 1859 British astronomer Richard Carrington made scientific history as he documented the first observed sun spots, solar flares and an associated Aura Borealis that reached the Earth a day and a half later when that...[Read More]
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Financial Times Corrected, Hudson, Aesthetics are...

AAD REPORTS 16/09/2016Just over two weeks ago, an absurd feel good article appeared in the Financial Times, regarding the Hudson River, its preservation, and its cleanup. While noble in its intent, the article was not only scant on facts, it made fictional assertions that...[Read More]
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American Gothic to be displayed at London's Royal...

AAD REPORTS 02/09/2016Grant Wood - American Gothic 1930 - Art Institute of Chicago American Gothic, the iconic painting by Grant Wood, is coming to London next year - the first time it will have been seen outside of North America. The Royal Academy said the work will be...[Read More]
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Yellowstone Worker Falls to her Death from Canyon...

AAD REPORTS 28/08/2016The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone by Thomas Moran (1837 - 1926) English / American - Smithsonian American Art Museum YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — An Ecuadorian woman has fallen to her death at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone...[Read More]
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Finding the USS Independence under the Pacific near...

AAD REPORTS 24/08/2016Sunk in waters 2500 feet deep off the Farallon Islands, a group of rocks some thirty miles due west of the Golden Gate bridge and San Francisco harbor. Finding the USS Independence under the Pacific near California. Albert Bierstadt, (1830-1902),...[Read More]
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Pic of the Day - Lake George New York, Yesterday &...

AAD REPORTS 02/08/2016Pic of the Day: John F. Kensett (1816-1872), Lake George, Free Study - Date: 1872, Medium: Oil on canvas, Accession Number: 74.20, On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 761, Metropolitan Museum of Art Rachel Barnes at Lake George, New York -...[Read More]
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George Washington Discovery

AAD REPORTS 29/07/2016 Mansion Graffiti from Mount Vernon. Tom Reinhart, Deputy Director of Architecture describes an interesting find while performing preservation work in Mount Vernon's cupola. To take the Virtual Tour of Mount Vernon, Click...[Read More]
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Archaeologists make 'exciting' discovery in Alamo...

AAD REPORTS 28/07/2016Archaeologists digging at the Alamo have discovered an adobe wall that may provide clues to the famous site’s Spanish Colonial history. The wall, which is about 23 inches below the flagstone surface of San Antonio's Alamo Plaza, was discovered...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Yosemite

AAD REPORTS 26/07/2016Pic of the Day - Real life photos, made famous by artists: Artist: Albert Bierstadt, American, born Germany, 1830–1902 Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point Trail - Photo Credit: Yale University Art Gallery Views on views. Glacier Point at Yosemite Park...[Read More]
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Featured Galleries of the Hamptons, Ann Madonia

Robert Alexander Boyle 06/07/2016Ann Madonia Antiques, 36 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968 A longtime fixture in the summer art and antiques scene out east in the Hamptons, both Ann and her daughter Sue have seen a change over in buying habits of wealthy east enders. While a generation...[Read More]
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From The Hamptons With Love

Alessandra Massameno 15/06/2016As summer digs in its heels, NYC grows weary and inhospitable (more so than usual)— a wasteland of irate taxi drivers, seething concrete, and sweaty New Yorkers. It’s no surprise that a mass exodus to The Hamptons erupts every sunny weekend,...[Read More]
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Thomas Moran Studio Restoration nears Completion

Robert Alexander Boyle 08/06/2016Thomas Moran was toiling as an illustrator in 1871 when a spectacular break came his way. It was an idea for an article for Scribners Magazine about a relatively unknown natural wonder found in western Wyoming. This geological phenomenon would be fully...[Read More]
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Ralph Blakelock (1847-1919), Indian Ghosts and Other...

Robert Alexander Boyle 05/06/2016Middletown Homeopathic Hospital, Blakelock's Home from the 1890's to 1915 Ralph Albert Blakelock was born in New York City in 1847 the son of a physician. He graduated from the College of the City of New York, studied briefly at Cooper Union, and at the...[Read More]
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Christian Pulisic is 17, and he’s breathing life into...

AAD REPORTS 03/06/2016   Copa America Centenario is the biggest soccer tournament the United States has hosted since the 1994 World Cup — before Christian Pulisic was even born. Now, the 17-year-old is the fastest-rising star in American soccer, shouldering the...[Read More]
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The French Don't Have A Word For “CHURROS”

Alessandra Massameno 29/05/2016NEW YORK is a breeding ground for irony. Case and point: pulling up to 903 Park Avenue in search of a fine arts gallery, and finding what appears to be a residential building. It makes you wonder if Eva Gabor is selling her furniture at auction before...[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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When ‘Who’ Matters

Lawrence Klepper 09/11/2015Recently two art auctions were held that produced some interesting market comments and concerns. In the first auction an early Renaissance painting that only a few years ago would have commanded a low six-figure evaluation sat on the table to a slow and...[Read More]
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Film: Art | Basel Announces 2015 Film Program For...

AAD REPORTS 24/10/2015From December 2 through 6, 2015, Art Basel will present a premier program of over 50 films and videos by and about artists selected under the title ‘Our Hidden Futures’. Screened on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the New...[Read More]
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Kabinett: 27 Curated Exhibitions Highlighted at Art...

AAD REPORTS 10/10/2015A decade after its inauguration in 2005, Kabinett has become a much-loved and highly praised sector of the show in which galleries display concise curated installations within their booths. This year’s 27 curated exhibitions will feature work by...[Read More]
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Cleveland in the House

George Kozmon 01/07/2015Cleveland Ohio has become a hub of activity for visual artists. It’s a hotbed of creativity. How did we get here? * Is Cleveland a model for similar scale cities? * Are there specific strategies that act as catalysts? * Is it bottom up or top...[Read More]
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Southbank Centre Opens Major Survey Of Carston...

AAD REPORTS 12/06/2015• Especially-commissioned Isomeric Slides that allow visitors to travel from Hayward Gallery’s iconic glass pyramid ceiling to gallery entrance level • Two Roaming Beds (Grey), a new work comprised of two robotic beds that roam the...[Read More]
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Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT

Robert Alexander Boyle 17/05/2015Situated in eastern Connecticut just north of I-95 near the campus of Connecticut College in New London, CT, the Lyman Allyn Museum gets overlooked in a state loaded with the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the Yale University Art Gallery and the New Britain...[Read More]
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Art Fairs : New York 2015, Part 1

AAD REPORTS 16/05/2015   Part one The incredible growth of art fairs is a reflection, tangentially about art, more about society; we want to be entertained, and a major art event is more entertaining than walking into a relatively empty gallery, potentially feeling...[Read More]
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Frieze New York 2015 : Interview with Jerry Saltz, art...

AAD REPORTS 15/05/2015 Guy-Vincent | George Kozmon Watch our exclusive video interview with Jerry Saltz. Our authors Guy-Vincent and George Kozmon, have been taking in the sights at this year’s Frieze New York. For more information on the Fair, visit the website:...[Read More]
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Frieze New York 2015 : Interview with Sasha Gomeniuk,...

AAD REPORTS 14/05/2015 Guy-Vincent | George Kozmon Watch our exclusive video interview with Sasha Gomeniuk of London's Hales Gallery. Our authors Guy-Vincent and George Kozmon, have been taking in the sights at this year’s Frieze New York. For more information on the...[Read More]
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A New Year For The Decorative Arts

Lewis Baer 13/01/2015It’s nice that we get to turn the page of time with a New Year. For the world of antiques and decorative arts the passage of time holds no limitation. When you are an object from the 20th, 18th, 16th Century, or 2000 BC, it’s all about the...[Read More]
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Detroit Institute of Arts Director Graham W. J. Beal...

AAD REPORTS 09/01/2015January 8, 2014 (Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced today that Director Graham W. J. Beal will retire as of June 30, 2015, after serving as director, president and CEO for nearly 16 years. Since joining the DIA, Beal has...[Read More]
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Frieze New York: Dates for 2015

AAD REPORTS 08/01/2015Image Courtesy :: Marco Scozzaro / Frieze Frieze New York 2015 will take place May 14–17 2015 on Randall's Island, Manhattan. Preview Day: Wednesday 13 May Located in the East River between Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx, Randall’s...[Read More]
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Christie's appoints Derek Gillman to new role of...

AAD REPORTS 07/01/2015New York - Christie’s New York announces the appointment of Derek Gillman to the new role of Chairman, Impressionist & Modern Art, SVP, The Americas. The former Executive Director and President of the Barnes Foundation began on January 5th,...[Read More]
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Christie’s New York Announces the Appointment of Derek...

AAD REPORTS 07/01/2015Derek Gillman New York - Christie’s New York announces the appointment of Derek Gillman to the new role of Chairman, Impressionist & Modern Art, SVP, The Americas. The former Executive Director and President of the Barnes Foundation began on...[Read More]
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Winter Antiques Show Announces New Exhibitors

AAD REPORTS 21/12/2014Impressive lineup of nine new exhibitors to participate in the Show’s 61st year. The Winter Antiques Show is proud to announce the selection of nine new exhibitors: Apter-Fredericks (London), Thomas Coulborn & Sons Ltd. (Sutton Coldfield,...[Read More]
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Winners Announced for 2014 NTD Television...

The Epoch Times 15/12/2014 Christine Lin @ The Epoch Times “Joyfully Climbing Heaven’s Ladder” by Wang Jing, China. (Courtesy of NTD Television) NEW YORK—The judges of the NTD Television International Figure Painting Competition don’t grade on a...[Read More]
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Ivory Ban Intersects With The Art Market: Causes...

Cindy Charleston-Rosenberg, ISA CAPP 10/12/2014 I start off with a confession of bias: I have not eaten a mammal in more than 3 decades, the plight of the Elephant poached for his ivory is a personal and legitimate concern. And yet, it has been interesting to consider the comments of respected...[Read More]
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Second Artist Shortlist For The BMW Art Journey...

AAD REPORTS 04/12/2014Art Basel and BMW continue their joint initiative to recognize and support emerging artists worldwide with the announcement of the shortlist for the second BMW Art Journey during this year’s Art Basel in Miami Beach. Like a mobile studio, the BMW...[Read More]
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Thanksgiving, and Ghosts of the American Landscape...

Robert Alexander Boyle 27/11/2014Alfred W. Thompson, A Halt at the Outpost, British occupied New York City in the Revolution until 1783 A long established American holiday on the eve of winter to give thanks to family and friends for an abundant harvest. Myth has the pilgrims creating...[Read More]
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Two Weeks Where Sotheby's Got A Lead, And Then Blew...

Robert Alexander Boyle 22/11/2014NOVEMBER 2014 AUCTION RESULTS IN NEW YORK CITY Starting on the Evening of November 4, 2014 Sothebys rolled out a most impressive line up of fine art for auction. There was a buzz in their galleries not seen in decades. Propelled by the strength of three...[Read More]
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Hathaway Heist Part Two

Robert Alexander Boyle 12/11/2014Follow Large Paintings, They are Harder to Hide It was in 2012, after I went on a day trip to the Catskills to see a friend’s prospective country home, that I began to inquire about the theft of treasures from the now decaying, but still...[Read More]
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Ordinary People, Extraordinary Artists

Graham W.J. Beal 10/11/2014I've recently written about the falsity of the commonly held notion that the DIA has a great deal of valuable art in storage--recently characterized in an NPR news story as "all that stuff lying about in the basement." While it is true that there is much...[Read More]
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Saint Louis Art Museum Receives $50 Million Gift

AAD REPORTS 06/11/2014Image Courtesy :: St. Louis Art Museum ST. LOUIS, Nov. 4 – The Saint Louis Art Museum on Monday accepted the transformative gift of 225 works of art from the collection of the late C.C. Johnson Spink and Edith “Edie” Spink. Chinese,...[Read More]
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Hathaway Heist - pt 1

Robert Alexander Boyle 06/11/2014Hathaway, Designed by Delano & Aldrich, circa 1905 About two years ago this writer came across the story of the Hathaway Heist, an uncomfortable story from the darker side of the art business. Many of us are familiar with dealers who sometimes claim...[Read More]
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Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sales At...

Robert Alexander Boyle 05/11/2014Vincent van Gogh (1852-1890), ? ONE OF THE STARS IN A SALE THAT GROSSED $422,110,000 ? November 4, 2014, saw the strongest effort to date by Sothebys at stemming the recent tide of sales figures in arch rival Christies favor. These works of art were...[Read More]
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Huntington Art Gallery, San Marino, CA

Robert Alexander Boyle 24/10/2014Library Designed by Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959) While in Los Angeles, California, this writer had the privilege to visit in the Huntington Library and Art Collection, San Marino, California. On a previous visit to the Huntington Hotel in 2002 courtesy...[Read More]
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Flames Of Autumn, Thomas Cole And The Birth Of The...

Robert Alexander Boyle 10/10/2014Kaaterskill Falls In October of 1825 a young British immigrant to the United States named Thomas Cole caught a steamboat ride from lower Manhattan and took a trip up the Hudson River stopping to get off at West Point to see Fort Putnam and again at...[Read More]
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The NYC Winter Antiques Show Press View

Robert Alexander Boyle 31/01/2014 Today was the press preview of the Winter Antiques Show. Held at the Seventh Regiment Armory on Park Avenue between 66th and 67th Streets, the restored and renovated landmark structure, which dates back to the Civil War. This show is the foremost one...[Read More]
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Artist's Resale Royalty For The USA: Greatly...

John R Walker 18/12/2013The Art Newspaper, along with a number of other sources, reports yesterday (16 december) that: US Copyright Office reverses its position on droit de suite in the US. However, a reading of the actual report suggests that claims that the U.S. Copyright...[Read More]
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American Art, Sotheby's And Christie's

Robert Alexander Boyle 06/12/2013In what can only be called a Lazarus like return from the dead, the traditional American paintings market roared back to life with the sale of a Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) painting, “Saying Grace” was hammered down for $46.085 million...[Read More]
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The Value Of Multiples, The Unique, And Its Progeny...

Margie FitzSimons 18/10/2013In today's art market, the consumer can be duped by a lack of knowledge about the difference between a unique work of art, limited edition prints, and digital pigment prints, "giclees" or other photographic reproductions. This is the first of a series of...[Read More]
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Return Of The Sublime

Robert Alexander Boyle 16/10/2013In staggering contrast to the rampant chicanery that American collectors encountered when venturing into the European field of art, the 19th century American field remained strangely pristine in terms of controversies over authenticity or lack thereof....[Read More]
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The First Anniversary Of The Detroit Institute Of...

Graham W.J. Beal 14/10/2013As the first anniversary of the Detroit Institute of Arts' millage vote approaches, I look back on a year of extraordinary activity as citizens of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties--many for the first time--came "pouring" into the DIA. Between July...[Read More]
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New York's Gilded Age Socialites

The Epoch Times 12/10/2013 Christine Lin @ The Epoch Times NEW YORK—We love looking at ourselves—it’s only human nature. We also love looking at images of the rich and famous, even if the individuals themselves turn us off. Featuring over 60 works of art,...[Read More]
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Where Do We Go From Here?

Lewis Baer 06/09/2013The (hot) summer of 2013 is still upon us in New York City, but telling the temperature in the art and antiques business is a bit more problematic. After the universal effects of “The Great Recession”, are things improving, getting worse, or...[Read More]
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Will The Detroit Institute Of Arts Have To Sell Its...

Graham W.J. Beal 04/09/2013Will The Detroit Institute Of Arts Have To Sell Its Art? It seems to have become the story that just will not die, covered by news agencies as far apart as Hong Kong and Warsaw, as well as radio stations from London to Los Angeles. We have no intention...[Read More]
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Part 2: Only In America, Or Maybe Not?

Howard L. Rehs 05/06/2013Seeing that my previous only in America article for AAD was so well received by the audience, I thought i'd run a few more things by everybody that dealers would rather not see at shows. So, without further ado, please find below, part 2 of 'Only in...[Read More]
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Only In America, Or Maybe Not?

Howard L. Rehs 16/05/2013Our gallery started participating in art and antique shows more than 25 years ago and over that time, I have heard some of the most amazing (sometimes humorous and at other times ‘hard to believe’) comments from people visiting our booth. I...[Read More]
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Free Admission to Galleries and Auctions, Why not...

Lewis Baer 24/04/2013There is reluctance in the Trade, about being able to attract new and especially younger people as to what we sell. Starting with the image of the word “antique”, what might that conjured up in the mind of a smart-phone packing 20/30 year...[Read More]
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Frisky With Art

Maura Haverly 09/04/2013Well, I was just settling down with a glass of my favorite beverage (hint: it rhymes with wine) when I chanced to open up the current issue of Art in America. Now, I will confess, usually I mostly look at the pictures, (and I am sure I’m not alone...[Read More]
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The Next Generation

Lewis Baer 17/03/2013Building a business to survive for multiple generations is a daunting possibility. Bill Gates hasn’t done it yet, but he certainly has everything in place for Microsoft to be passed on to a next generation. Could he perceive how Microsoft would be...[Read More]
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