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Christie's American Sale, Santa Arrives Early to...

Robert Alexander Boyle 18/11/2017Perhaps a few weeks ago one would have thought something was odd when Sotheby's scheduled their American Paintings Sale a week ahead of time before their counterparts of Rockefeller Center. A court injunction against the Berkshire Museum from selling...[Read More]
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Real life Photos Made Famous By Artists - Flatiron...

AAD REPORTS 17/11/2017Edward Steichen (1879-1973), Flatiron, 1904-1905 Emily DiDonato, Flatiron Building , 2016 - Follow Emily on Instagram @emilydidonato  [Read More]
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New York in Motion Pictures, 1890-1920

Robert Alexander Boyle 15/11/2017  Leviathan 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...[Read More]
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JFK Assassination Records - 2017 Additional Documents...

AAD REPORTS 10/11/2017The Grassy Knoll never sleeps. The National Archives is releasing documents previously withheld in accordance with the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act.  The vast majority of the Collection (88%) has been open in full and released to the...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Niagara Falls

AAD REPORTS 05/11/2017 Horse Shoe Falls in Niagara by Earthofficial - Follow Earthofficial on Instagram @earthofficial  Frederic Church, Niagara, 1856, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC You may also like to read: *  Storm King Mountain *  The...[Read More]
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Berkshire Museum court case to be decided Monday

AAD REPORTS 05/11/2017As Berkshire Museum art sale nears, Attorney General's Office gains ground - but takes a hit. PITTSFIELD — The wait for a pivotal Berkshire Museum court ruling continued into the weekend, as legal briefs swelled a case file and the clock ticked down to...[Read More]
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The Fine Art of Recovering a Broken Arrow

AAD REPORTS 05/11/2017Bob Hicks was spending a cold December night in his barracks 53 years ago at Ellsworth Air Force Base near Rapid City when the phone rang. It was the chief of his missile maintenance team, who dispatched Hicks to an incident at an underground...[Read More]
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Art of Disinformation, how the FBI made up stories to...

AAD REPORTS 05/11/2017A secret FBI dossier on civil rights leader Martin Luther King alleges that he had a string of affairs and other "sexual aberrations", as well as links to the Communist Party. It is dated just three weeks before Dr King's assassination in April...[Read More]
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Hypo Homo: Berserk Battle Over the Berkshire Museum...

AAD REPORTS 03/11/2017Homos getting Hysterical After throwing the Berkshires into chaos in July, Pittsfield’s storied Berkshire Museum has found itself brought up in front of Berkshire County’s Superior Court. The museum had bet everything on...[Read More]
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Campbell Planned for a Feast

Robert Alexander Boyle 31/10/2017Tantric Tom Explored a Chinese Cave It is a fact, the New York Post punches hard on scandelous topics. While the rest of the art world slowly digested the drip, drip drip of news that former Metropolitan Museum Director Tom Campbell was probably guilty...[Read More]
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Tantric Tom Campbell: Instagram Insights to the...

AAD REPORTS 31/10/2017 First Published April 5th 2017 A self inflicted wound it seems into the reasons for his departure from the fabled museum. These images offer an informed look at the tastes savored by Tom Campbell posted on Instagram. Some of them when one looks at the...[Read More]
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Robert H. Boyle, Age 88; Writer, Environmentalist...

AAD REPORTS 30/10/2017IN MEMORIAM   COOPERSTOWN – Noted author and environmentalist Robert H. Boyle passed away May 19, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. He was 88 years old. Born on Aug. 21, 1928 in Brooklyn, he was the son of Elizabeth Coundouris Boyle and...[Read More]
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Rare Revolutionary War sword to go on display for the...

AAD REPORTS 26/10/2017An extremely rare silver-hilted sword used by an American officer during the Revolutionary War is set to go on display for the first time. The small sword was owned by Col. Jonathan Pettibone of the 18th (Connecticut) Regiment, who fought in the...[Read More]
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Berkshire Museum and Its Art Collection

AAD REPORTS 25/10/2017Let’s face it, the Berkshire Museum is in a deep financial hole, which is growing annually. The neighbourhood - once prosperous - is now abandoned and the local audience for the museum is very limited indeed. I doubt very much if anyone from the...[Read More]
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Alien Invasion?

AAD REPORTS 08/10/2017A Wyoming man accused of public intoxication allegedly told police he traveled from the year 2048 to warn mankind of an impending invasion by extraterrestrials. Bryant Johnson issued his grave warning to Casper police Monday night after officers were...[Read More]
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The Problem with Perenyi Meets the Old William Aiken...

AAD REPORTS 06/10/2017 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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Carrington Event, 1859 and Its Effect on American...

Robert Alexander Boyle 03/10/2017 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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Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

Robert Alexander Boyle 29/09/2017 Situated along the river in north Yonkers is the appropriately named Hudson River Museum. Easily overlooked by the colossus to the south, it is a charming place to visit, especially when the weather is nice, which would make it as these photos show, a...[Read More]
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Burning Man 2017: Last Batch of Photos

AAD REPORTS 29/09/2017Silvia licius @ Burning Man 2017 - Follow Silvia on Instagram @silvialicius Burning Man, Black Rock 2017 - Follow randomactsoftravel on Instagram @randomactsoftravel Burning Man, Black Rock 2017 - Follow dropyourillusion on Instagram...[Read More]
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A Reason to Drive a Classic American Muscle Car

AAD REPORTS 26/09/2017Follow Cameron Mackie on Instagram @cameron__mackie You may also like to read: * Tahiti, Yesterday & Today * Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Jamaica * Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Storm King Mountain  [Read More]
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More Burning Man Photos

AAD REPORTS 24/09/2017Silvia licius @ Burning Man 2017 - Follow Silvia on Instagram @silvialicius Tommy Kennard @ Burning Man 2017 - Follow Tommy on Instagram @tommykennard Cindy Prado - Follow Cindy on Instagram @cindyprado Hybycozo @ Burning Man 2017 - Follow...[Read More]
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New Britain Museum of American Art

Robert Alexander Boyle 22/09/2017 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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Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), Sequoias, Coming up for...

AAD REPORTS 21/09/2017Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), Sequoias, Coming up for sale at Sotheby's. Instagram video of modern day visitors to a surviving grove of trees. Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), Sequoias, Coming up for sale at Sothebys, being sold by the Berkshire...[Read More]
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Saratoga and the Mob

AAD REPORTS 18/09/2017SARATOGA SPRINGS — Operating in the late 1800s and early 1900s, they were known as the lake houses: Swanky, speakeasies and gambling clubs that attracted furs, diamonds, big money and the mafia.  Lining the east side of Lake Lonely, these flush...[Read More]
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Gallery Owner Alleges Major US Western Art Sale...

AAD REPORTS 18/09/2017RENO, Nev. (AP) - With Western American art long dismissed as unworthy of the fine art world, few collectors would have even cared 25 years ago if an early 20th century oil painting of cowboys or Indians on the frontier was authentic or not. Now, the...[Read More]
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Sotheby's Berkshire Museum Checklist

AAD REPORTS 16/09/2017Following on from our previous publication on the sale of works from the Berkshire Museum via Sotheby's auctioneers, the full museum checklist can now be seen in the link...[Read More]
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George Washington Discovery

AAD REPORTS 09/09/2017 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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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Lake Tahoe

AAD REPORTS 07/09/2017 Sara Underwood on Lake Tahoe - Follow Sara on Instagram @saraunderwood Albert Bierstadt (1830 - 1902) Lake Tahoe - Sold at Christie's for $3.2m in June 2017 You may also like to read: *  Richmond Hill *  Houses of Parliament *...[Read More]
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Crispy Man

AAD REPORTS 05/09/2017Burning Man attendee jumps into flames   A Burning Man attendee was feared dead after jumping into the flames from the festival's burning effigy. Firefighters and other rescue crews chased the man, who slipped through a safety perimeter and...[Read More]
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It's Banging in Black Rock

AAD REPORTS 01/09/2017This year’s Burning Man kicked off with a bang, and there’s been plenty of banging going on ever since, with the final bang currently being lined up for burn day. Below are some our favourite moments from this Burning Man 2017, captured on social media....[Read More]
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Berkshire Museum to sell works by Norman Rockwell,...

AAD REPORTS 26/08/2017"Two prominent museum groups said the plan to sell works by Norman Rockwell, Alexander Calder and others would violate the organizations’ ethical codes." Valley of the Santa Ysabel,” an 1875 painting by Frederic Church, is among the 40 works that the...[Read More]
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Blue Boy Has Left The Building

AAD REPORTS 12/08/2017Perhaps Mould might like to visit the conservation lab and learn what a real Gainsborough looks like? Blue Boy has left the building! The prized painting is off to the conservation lab, where The Huntington Library will begin the preliminary analysis...[Read More]
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Modern Art at Yale, Part two of the Permanent...

Robert Alexander Boyle 12/08/2017Blessed 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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Right Vs. Wrong at the New Britain Museum of American...

AAD REPORTS 03/08/2017 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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Christies Caught Speeding

AAD REPORTS 29/07/2017A Luxembourg attorney who is also an art collector claims that Christie’s is canceling a purchase that he has already paid for because of an unspecified error. In April Philippe Dupont filed papers in federal court in New York to try to force Christie’s...[Read More]
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Sword belonging to commander of black Civil War unit...

AAD REPORTS 23/07/2017Foreword by Alex Boyle Robert Gould Shaw was a young Bostonian with impeccable family connections, strongly abolitionist parents, and battle experience. Born 10 October 1837, he was the only son of Francis Gould and Sarah Sturgis Shaw. Socially...[Read More]
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1940s Coney Island 'freak shows' best legs...

AAD REPORTS 16/07/2017It was a troubling decade: America was a nation healing from the Great Depression, and had spent four years engaged in a war that would devastate millions worldwide. But on the beaches of Coney Island, New Yorkers young and old could forget their...[Read More]
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Fort Wadsworth

AAD REPORTS 07/07/2017Fort Wadsworth: The longest continually-garrisoned military base in the USA. Positioned on The Narrows which divide New York Bay into Upper and Lower Bay, this fortification is the former United States military installation standing proud and tall on...[Read More]
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Pic of the Day - Mount Moran, Yesterday and Today

AAD REPORTS 04/07/2017Pic of the Day: American Museum of Western Art, Anschutz Collection, Denver, Colorado - 'Mount Moran', by Edward Hopper Sarah Underwood on Instagram at Mount Moran - follow @saraunderwood You may aslo like to read: *  Pic of the Day -...[Read More]
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Ralph Blakelock (1847-1919), Indian Ghosts and Other...

Robert Alexander Boyle 26/06/2017Middletown 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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Tech Titans Pose A Business Ethics Question

AAD REPORTS 23/06/2017Wal-Mart realises Amazon cloud storage poses a "you have been cloned" issue. It's not just the Art market, apparently. IT'S WAR: Walmart is telling vendors to stop using Amazon's cloud   Walmart has issued a warning to tech companies it does...[Read More]
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Central Park Sculpture Guide along with Commentary by...

Robert Alexander Boyle 05/06/2017Situated 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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Robert H. Boyle, Age 88; Writer, Environmentalist

AAD REPORTS 03/06/2017IN MEMORIAM   COOPERSTOWN – Noted author and environmentalist Robert H. Boyle passed away May 19, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. He was 88 years old. Born on Aug. 21, 1928 in Brooklyn, he was the son of Elizabeth Coundouris Boyle and...[Read More]
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Robert H. Boyle, a Watchdog of the Hudson River, Dies...

AAD REPORTS 23/05/2017Robert H. Boyle, a Brooklyn-born sportswriter and angler who became the unofficial guardian of the Hudson River as a crusading conservationist and a founder of a widely replicated watchdog group called Riverkeeper, died on Friday in Cooperstown, N.Y. He...[Read More]
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Bierstadt Masterpiece Depicting the American Eden Goes...

Robert Alexander Boyle 23/05/2017 “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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New York City Auction Houses Must Reveal Irrevocable...

AAD REPORTS 15/05/2017Editors Note: As if auction house games were not complicated enough, a new asterisk (*) on certain sales results.   On September 9 2016 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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1930's Postcards from Florida

AAD REPORTS 11/05/2017  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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Are tech monopolies too large?

AAD REPORTS 22/04/2017As brick and mortar stores close at a record rate, a handful of titans swallow up vast amounts of Commerce. We can't go back to horse shoes, but antitrust sanctions for potential bad behavior looms in the near future as rivals ponder their...[Read More]
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Navajo Portrait by Edward Curtis

AAD REPORTS 18/04/2017Edward S. Curtis was a prolific American photographer known for his amazing work of capturing the Native American peoples. He took over 40,000 photographic images from over 80 tribes. He recorded tribal lore and history, and he described traditional...[Read More]
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With Rumors, Scandal, and Budget Issues, What Broke...

AAD REPORTS 18/04/2017Metropolitan Museum circa 1914 One Monday last month, Thomas P. Campbell, the departing director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, stooped silently over a burial suit of jade tiles threaded with gold, circa 100 B.C. In this private moment, he had his...[Read More]
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The MET: Campbell "Goumar" Revealed

AAD REPORTS 04/04/2017Bomb Shell allegation, former Met Director: "Bow tie with the Asian Girlfriend"    Thomas Campbell and Teresa Lai There Are More Girlfriends Allegedly to Come Out In The Wash   An Upper West Side woman is at the center of a...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Grand Canyon

AAD REPORTS 03/04/2017Gintare Sudziute at The Grand Canyon - Follow Gintare on Instagram @missbabyg Thomas Moran (American, 1837-1926). Mountain Lion in Grand Canyon (Lair of the Mountain Lion)                      ...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - California Spring

AAD REPORTS 02/04/2017Emily Ratajkowski California Spring - follow Emily on Instagram @emrata Granville Redmond (1871-1935) celebrate a California spring for the ages You may also like to read: *  Pic of the Day - Ibiza[Read More]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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