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2011 Archive

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Russian i-Tours Preview

AAD REPORTS 15/06/2011 Viktor Vasnetsov (1848-1926), Bogatyrs, Ilya Muromets a folk hero of the Kievan Rus defending the realm, ultimately buried at a monastery in Kiev Ilya Yefimovich Repin (1844-1930), Ivan The Terrible And His Son Ivan On November 16, 1581 Ilya...[Read More]
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AAD :: Comment Policy

Elliot Lee 15/06/2011AAD Community & Commenting Guidelines The ART-ANTIQUES-DESIGN - in the following called 'AAD site has a thriving user community and we actively encourage commenting on our features and news. We are dedicated to this community and strive to maintain...[Read More]
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New York City Part I

Clinton Howell 09/07/2011London and St. Petersburg My visit to both these cities this June was fantastic. London continues to prepare for the 2012 Olympics with road works and infrastructure repairs to the city. The London Underground, however, will never be prepared. It is...[Read More]
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New York City Part II

Clinton Howell 10/10/2011Jon Huntsman, the one Republican candidate that doesn't seem to worry about cozying up to the Republican right, skipped the debate last night in Nevada, reducing the field to seven. By all accounts, it was an attempted mugging of Mitt Romney who I have...[Read More]
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Investing in Art or Gold : The Best Option

Michael Kanyuchi 02/11/2011Ever heard the saying ''A butterfly flapping its wings in Africa can cause a hurricane in America''? This saying implies that a small event can trigger a bigger reaction. Today’s global economic crisis (GEC) which has hit hardest most developed...[Read More]
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Art as an Investment

Michael Kanyuchi 23/11/2011For new art collectors to compare the significance of investing in art, I decided to show a comparison of return on investment if one had invested in a blue chip company and the value today if one had invested in an art piece. 'Standard Oil' was the...[Read More]
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Looking at English Furniture Part I

Clinton Howell 24/11/2011The pleasure of art is, in part, in its ambiguity. Ambiguity allows us to insert our own narrative into a painting. For example, when I look at a Rembrandt self-portrait, I feel I am looking at the artist. Rembrandt, for me, somehow inserts character in...[Read More]
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Art as An Asset & Collateral

Michael Kanyuchi 02/12/2011An old school way of thinking that I often hear is that art is an illiquid asset, but the same can be said about real-estate. The fact is, a shrewd investor doesn't buy and sell real-estate, they hold onto their property and use their real estate asset...[Read More]
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Looking at English Furniture Part II

Clinton Howell 10/12/2011I look down on a street of Bradford pear trees and the color of the leaves, scarlet and yellow, is uplifting. The Bradford pear, an Asian species, was thought to be the answer for New York City's streets as it has beautiful flowers in the spring and...[Read More]
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Fine French Furniture of The Provinces of France

Mary Helen McCoy 11/12/2011AN OVERVIEW ON FINE FURNITURE FROM THE PROVINCES OF FRANCE During the reign of Louis XIV, the French developed a desire foe beautiful and luxurious decorative arts in their homes. Louis XIV inspired the creative talents of French artisans and...[Read More]
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Ripe Tomatoes

Clinton Howell 14/12/2011Years ago, when I was first in England and longing for a tomato sandwich, I was told that if I wanted to peel the tomato skin from the tomato, I should put it into boiling water for twenty to thirty seconds. I was scandalized and decided that it was...[Read More]
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Telephone Bids, Incompetence

Clinton Howell 16/12/2011Auction houses offer the essential service of telephone bidding for clients who cannot personally attend an auction. It is a service, like most of their services, which has a caveat meaning that if they don't get in touch with you, it is too bad. Like...[Read More]
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The Artists Resale Right. Do The Maths

John Robertson 17/12/2011Whatever the moral arguments in favour of this badly drafted directive from Brussels the result will be the closure of many privately run commercial dealerships which have provided an income for many artists. I ran The Bourne Gallery in Surrey for forty...[Read More]
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Looking at English Furniture Part III

Clinton Howell 25/12/2011Everyone knows that Christmas is a holiday that has been wedded to pagan rituals. Our appreciation for the Christmas tree, the Yule log, the singing of carols and some of the carols themselves, all hark to a non-Christian tradition. As far as I am...[Read More]
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