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Estate Appraisal Ethics and Consideration

AAD REPORTS 19/08/2017If the IRS determines that you gave them a misleading appraisal report, expect to pay. In Estate of Kollsman v. Commissioner, the Tax Court found that the evaluation used for the Estate’s taxes was off by $1.77 Million. What went wrong? The Estate...[Read More]
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Priceless de Kooning Painting Recovered

AAD REPORTS 12/08/2017The abstract painting of a nude woman rested inside an antiques shop in Silver City, New Mexico. The shop owner had picked it up in an estate sale and intended to hang it in his guesthouse. He kept it at the store, just for the day. But...[Read More]
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Found in a Junk Shop: Secrets of an Undiscovered...

AAD REPORTS 12/08/2017History is one shrouded in mystery, almost lost forever, intertwined with secret societies, hidden codes, otherworldly theories and seemingly impossible inventions before his time. Unseen for decades and salvaged by a junk dealer in the 1960s from a...[Read More]
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Yale University Art Gallery

Robert Alexander Boyle 08/08/2017 John Trumbull (1756-1843), Battle of Bunker Hill  YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY Observant readers may remember the Independence Day special on the works of John Trumbull at Yale University Art Gallery, the Yale Collection is so much more. Founded...[Read More]
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What’s worth as much as Neymar?

Lawrence Klepper 08/08/2017Neymar The $263 million dollar transfer deal for the worlds most talented and big-ticket Brazilian soccer player should stand atop a pretty high list of financial deals in sports let alone in business in Europe for the last few years. What is Neymar’s...[Read More]
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The Lion in Winter

AAD REPORTS 05/08/2017Located in verdigris-topped neoclassical building in Audubon Terrace, a stately if often desolate cultural precinct all the way up on West 155th Street, the Hispanic Society of America is a repository of Spanish and Latin American art that is unrivaled...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Monument Valley

AAD REPORTS 04/08/2017Monument Valley Pup - Follow earthpix on Instagram @earthpix  Monument Valley by Maynard Dixon (1875 - 1946) You may also like to read: *  Vernal Falls Revisited *  Instagram Echoes of Artists Locations Past - Cheyne Walk,...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes of Artists Locations Past

AAD REPORTS 01/08/2017Instagram Echoes of Artists Locations Past  Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 - 1851) London from Greenwich Park London from Greenwich 2016  [Read More]
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Art Museum Road Trip, Princeton, Stop One

Robert Alexander Boyle 01/08/2017Doug 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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Dealers Behaving Badly - The Do's and Don'ts at Art...

Mary Helen McCoy 01/08/2017There are several phases of an art and antique show or fair beginning with set up and ending with the break down for the show. What falls in between is quite interesting and often disturbing. In light of the forthcoming season of Shows and Fairs, I take...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Richmond Hill

AAD REPORTS 31/07/2017Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823 - 1900) Richmond Hill in 1862 Richmond Hill 2016 - Follow Felicia on Instagram @annafeliciaphoto You may also like to read: *  Kaaterskill Falls, Yesterday & Today *  Vernal Falls Revisited *...[Read More]
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Wadsworth Atheneum, Art Oasis, Hartford, CT

Robert Alexander Boyle 30/07/2017 Situated in the downtown of Hartford, CT the Wadsworth Atheneum is one of the oldest museums in the United States as well as one of the most overlooked. To ignore this collection because of its rundown urban location is to miss one of the great...[Read More]
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Paintings by Federico Castelluccio

AAD REPORTS 30/07/2017 Federico Castelluccio, Fusco Meats, Yale University Art Gallery, Accession Number: 2008.19.1181 Federico Castelluccio, Man with Grey Cap Federico Castelluccio, Mother and Son Federico Castelluccio, 'Many Happy Returns', Yale University Art Gallery...[Read More]
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Linearity, Pt. 2

Lawrence Klepper 29/07/2017A sign that we’re entering into a danger zone in the art market is the increasing occurrence of ‘non-linearity’, or sudden, unexpected deviations in the art world’s fundamental economic order. Linearity is defined as progressing from one stage to...[Read More]
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Artist’s Resale Royalty in Australia - Strong Evidence...

John R Walker 25/07/2017  In this article, I shall give an overview of the highly corrosive impact, which the Artist’s Resale Royalty (ARR) has had, and is having on Australia’s Art market. The impact of ARR also appears to have had an entirely adverse reaction on the...[Read More]
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Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

Robert Alexander Boyle 25/07/2017New Parrish Museum Building, Designed by Herzog and deMeuron Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, NY, is an old collection in a new home, well, its home since 2013 when it moved east from Jobs Lane in Southampton several miles east to a former farm site...[Read More]
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Art Loss Register Update - Sources allege the...

Elliot Lee 24/07/2017Art Loss Register Update - Sources allege the following: The ALR used to own a company called Albion in Delhi, India. There, they processed all the database registrations and searches. In the summer of 2013, Radcliffe’s partners, Tony LeFevre and...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Golden Retrievers

AAD REPORTS 24/07/2017Niels Aagaard Lützen (1826 - 1890) Denmark, Golden Retriever in Wooded landscape, 1853 - Oil on canvas Brady the Golden Pup, 2016 - Follow Brady on Instagram @bradythegoldenpup [Read More]
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Positive Instability, Pt. 1

Lawrence Klepper 22/07/2017As has been pointed out in numerous articles and studies the very essence of creativity and innovation is in tinkering, and in trial and error. However, there has been far too much tinkering, meddling and tweaking in the art market in the last decade....[Read More]
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Smithsonian: Scenes from the Wild Continent

Robert Alexander Boyle 19/07/2017Smithsonian Museum of American Art owns one of the largest permanent collections of American art anywhere, this collection has a concentration of early works dating to Indian treaties and the encounters with the natives as the United States went west in...[Read More]
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To The Square Inch

Lawrence Klepper 06/07/2017When $250,000 isn’t a quarter of a million dollars. Seems there is a famous, or infamous depending on your position relative to the action, art sale that wasn’t what it seemed to be. Sound Familiar? It began as a reported private art sale that was at...[Read More]
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Clone Wars

Elliot Lee 06/07/2017Born of a deep distrust from a bitter harvest sewn by the seeds of anti-trust and monopoly behaviour by the big two auction houses, and the lengthy legal record of their prosecution by the United States Department of Justice, galleries simply don’t trust...[Read More]
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Count Cornholio Retrospective at MoMA

AAD REPORTS 02/07/2017The Robert Rauschenberg we know and love is well-enshrined in his latest retrospective, “Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends,” opening at the Museum of Modern Art on May 21st. But maybe it’s time to start questioning our conventional image of the artist...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Hawaii Palms

AAD REPORTS 02/07/2017Bryana Holly in Hawaii - Follow Bryana on Instgram @bryanaholly Eugene Savage (1883-1978) Hawaii Bryana Holly in Hawaii - Follow Bryana on Instgram @bryanaholly Eugene Savage (1883-1978) Hawaii You may also like to read: *  Mt. Adams, The...[Read More]
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Mould client stunt in the news

AAD REPORTS 01/07/2017James Stunt Billionaire playboy James Stunt has finally left his marital mansion in the back of his Rolls Royce after he was evicted by his estranged wife Petra - but he still hasn't removed his wedding ring. The father-of-three, 35, was smoking a...[Read More]
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After Vincent’s Death

AAD REPORTS 25/06/2017Six weeks after Vincent’s death, Theo organized a memorial exhibition of his brother’s work. His many exertions and setbacks meant his own health was now steadily deteriorating too. Shortly after the exhibition, he resigned from Boussod with immediate...[Read More]
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Global Culture

Lawrence Klepper 14/06/2017Has the art marketplace hit a proverbial wall in the Internet conundrum? What is being proposed is that the contemporary art markets need an “essential tension” between marketplace practice and creative innovation. This so-called “normal-market...[Read More]
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Sara Underwood Follows Albert Bierstadt in Pursuit of...

AAD REPORTS 03/06/2017This magnificent 30 by 50 inch canvas by Albert Bierstadt, formerly in the collection of the late Richard Schwartz of Nyack, NY sold recently at Christie's for $3.2 million dollars. The painting impressed Sara so much she had to see where it was...[Read More]
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Banksy Brexit mural of European Union flag in Kent...

AAD REPORTS 03/06/2017A day after it appeared, Banksy’s Brexit artwork has already been vandalised. The Bristol street artist confirmed he was behind a three-storey tall mural featuring a European Union flag being chipped away. Follow Banksy on Instagram...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Hawaii

AAD REPORTS 28/05/2017Bryana Holly in Hawaii - Follow Bryana on Instagram @bryanaholly Eugene Savage (1883-1978) You may also like to read: *  Mt. Adams, The Cascades *  Richmond Hill *  Houses of Parliament *  Storm King Art Center, Mountainville,...[Read More]
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Fugazi Warning

AAD REPORTS 27/05/2017Fakes, Falsifications and Failures of Connoisseurship   2017 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of ArtWatch International and, today, the tenth anniversary of the death of its founder, Professor James Beck. This year, the eleventh anniversary...[Read More]
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Basquiat Painting Is Sold for $110.5 Million at...

AAD REPORTS 19/05/2017Joining the rarefied $100 million-plus club in a sales room punctuated by periodic gasps from the crowd, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s powerful 1982 painting of a skull brought $110.5 million at Sotheby’s, to become the sixth most expensive work...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Houses of Parliament,...

AAD REPORTS 19/05/2017Houses of Parliament - Follow Natgeotravel on Instagram @natgeotravel View from the Houses of Parliament - added to publication 2.8.2017 Claude Monet (1840 - 1926) Houses of Parliament, Seagulls 1903 - Princeton University Art Museum Joseph Mallord...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Monument Valley

AAD REPORTS 17/05/2017Sara Underwood @ Monument Valley - Follow Sara Underwood on Instagram @saraunderwood Monument Valley by Maynard Dixon (1875 - 1946) You may also like to read: *  Kaaterskill Falls, Yesterday & Today *  Vernal Falls Revisited *...[Read More]
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Is This Picasso’s Most Important Work?

AAD REPORTS 12/05/2017Editor's note: Artsy must be colour blind, the work is black and white.  [Read More]
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American Ivory Ban Does Not Address Real Cause

Robert Alexander Boyle 11/05/2017Antique Ivory Keys about to be Recycled into a Lamp Photo: Omar S. El-Khalidi, Longleaf Lighting, Savannah, Georgia The decline of the American political system strikes home as the Obama Administration demonises the antiques trade as a part of a...[Read More]
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Lawyers Getting fried for Double Dipping

AAD REPORTS 10/05/2017The new trend in art sales are lawyers who want to control a deal, get commissions and know who buyer and seller are. The breech of ethics is enormous. Who are they representing?  Per state bar regulations, lawyers in the United...[Read More]
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Graffiti & Property Rights

George Kozmon 09/05/2017Much art is a rejection of the art or societal values that preceded it. However Graffiti/Street Art does something different. The terminology can be vague, so let me define what I mean by the all-encompassing term “graffiti”: Unauthorized...[Read More]
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The Sky At Night

Steven Perilloux 05/05/2017From my earliest memory, I was interested in the cosmos. I remember staring up at the sky on a starry night, as a child, and thinking: Where do we come from? What are we doing here? One Christmas my Dad gave me a telescope, and I’ll never forget...[Read More]
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MURALS AND FRESCOS: A Potted History of Public Art...

Laura Stewart 02/05/2017Murals 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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Cleveland in the House

George Kozmon 01/05/2017Cleveland 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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Damon Johnson, Graffiti Artist

Robert Alexander Boyle 29/04/2017Damon Johnson Outlaws from the get go, graffiti painters live on the edge. Not just in terms of subject, but in lifestyle, they like the thrill of tagging one of their creations on a large wall that could involve serious legal issues down the road....[Read More]
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THE WESTIES: Randall's Island and Inside the Hells...

AAD REPORTS 27/04/2017Randall's island: Home of the largest sewage treatment plant in North America. As the tide drops one can watch the treated turds race out to sea.   This is about as grim a gangster story as one can find in or out of print, in many places requiring...[Read More]
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Frieze: "How Important is Art as a Form of...

AAD REPORTS 02/04/2017One word to Frieze, if it's in the USA to act as proxies for a financially bankrupt Democrat party, get a job, don't be played as cats paws for a handout agenda. If it is in China, or Russia, grow a pair of balls and protest like Tank man or Pussy Riot...[Read More]
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The Art Of Rowing

AAD REPORTS 02/04/2017Tim Koch is a little tired after a very good lunch at Fishmongers’ Hall following the Doggett’s Coat and Badge Race yesterday. In lieu of an immediate race report, here is something that he prepared earlier. At Iffley by Hugh Goldwin...[Read More]
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Christie's Goes Green: But Not The Financial Sort!

AAD REPORTS 31/03/2017It appears that Christie's no longer has fresh merch to push, and now has to recycle auction goods from 2011. Is this some kind of compliance with commissar De Blasio’s green mandate to recycle? Sold for $29m five plus years...[Read More]
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Hermitage Deputy Director Mikhail Novikov Placed Under...

AAD REPORTS 31/03/2017Opposed to China which a hedge funder once described as a "Pig on LSD, nobody knows which way they will move" it appears Russians remain quite predictable. TAN reported that the search came amid ongoing controversy over the Russian...[Read More]
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Old Venice in Motion and Color

Robert Alexander Boyle 29/03/2017 Queen City of the Adriatic and an artist haunt for centuries. Venice, Italy is one of the preeminent tourist destinations of the world with an estimate 18 million visitors a year based upon 50,000 per day.  Its' discovery as artistic subject...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Hyde Park, London

AAD REPORTS 29/03/2017Bryana Holly in London's Hyde Park - Follow Bryana on Instagram @bryanaholly The Serptentine Hyde Park London by Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823 - 1900)  [Read More]
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Frescoes and Mosaics Reveal a Darkness at Noon

AAD REPORTS 28/03/2017Darkness descended at noon. The earth shook with violent tremors that destroyed homes and drove back the sea from its banks. People tied pillows to their heads against the storm of stones and cinders raining from on high. In the distance, they saw a...[Read More]
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NASA fifty years ago, final frontier

AAD REPORTS 20/03/2017Almost fifty years ago the United States pushed the boundaries of mankind to places previously inconceivable. To show the scale of that achievement no state or group of Nations has duplicated that feat. Nobody else has ever designed a rocket this...[Read More]
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The Macaroni in 'Yankee Doodle' is Not What You...

AAD REPORTS 15/03/2017Philip Dawe The Macaroni. A Real Character at the Late Masquerade 1773 - (Photo: Wellcome Images, London/CC BY 4.0) Poodles of Poodles, the ridiculous peacock world of the 1760s & 1770s   Generations of American kids forced to sing...[Read More]
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Bad Guys Bedevil The Art Market

Robert Alexander Boyle 11/03/2017Ken 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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Where art thou, Mr. Radcliffe?

Elliot Lee 11/03/2017Justice Barry Ostrager of the New York Supreme Court wants to know, where is Julian Radcliffe? A no show or non-appearance at today’s final court hearing (see court record photo below). It appears that Radcliffe is in arrears to the tune of 86k in back...[Read More]
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Artnet Private Sales?

AAD REPORTS 08/03/2017Artsy, Artnet and Artspace have a business model that learns how your merchandise gets read by online browsers. Those damned things called cookies. META data is being used to facilitate the business models of some online platforms, whilst individual...[Read More]
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Fine Art Restoration and Conservation: In Conversation...

Elliot Lee 07/03/2017Shiraz Art conservation & consulting was founded in Charlotte, NC in 1984 by Massoud Shiraz, an experienced art conservator. M. Shiraz’s professional career developed from his fascination with fine art, which he discovered as a student in art...[Read More]
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A Wall of Colour, a Window to the Past

AAD REPORTS 04/03/2017As brilliant as any of the works in the Harvard Art Museums’ galleries is a rainbow of small glass jars on the building’s fourth floor. Curious visitors who turn left exiting the museums’ elevators will see the Forbes Pigment...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Hawaii

AAD REPORTS 03/03/2017Image Courtesy Bryana Holly in Hawaii - Follow Bryana on Instagram @bryanaholly Eugene Savage (1883-1978), Along the Coast Hawaii You may also like to read: *  A Hawaiian Waterfall *  Santa Monica, California *  Hawaii Palms *...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Santa Monica,...

AAD REPORTS 01/03/2017Bryana Holly, Santa Monica, California - Follow Bryana on Instagram @bryanaholly Guy Rose (1867-1925), Santa Monica California - photo credit, Jonathan Club, Los Angeles, CA You may also like to read: *  Richmond Hill *  Houses of...[Read More]
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Russian Billionaire Takes 74% Loss on $85 Million...

AAD REPORTS 01/03/2017Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev paid 54 million euros (then $85 million) for a landscape by Paul Gauguin in a private transaction in June 2008. On Tuesday, he took a 74 percent loss on his investment. Gauguin’s 1892 landscape “Te Fare...[Read More]
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Rauli Mård at the Cross Roads of the World

Elliot Lee 28/02/2017This publication is a catch up with one of AAD's previous contributors, who seemed to have dropped off the AAD virtual map for a little while. As you can imagine, we wondered why, and what we found was that since first appearing on AAD, Rauli...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - A Hawaiian...

AAD REPORTS 27/02/2017Sara Underwood @ A Hawaiian waterfall Scene, 2017 - follow Sara on Instagram @saraunderwood Eugene Savage (1883-1978), Hawaiian Waterfall Scene, painted circa 1940 You may also like to read: *  Mt. Adams, The Cascades *  Richmond...[Read More]
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Mozilla's Art Installation Warns About How Companies...

AAD REPORTS 27/02/2017Most of us assume no one cares about what we look at on our devices, but the data is being used to create a picture of who we are and where we went — and, for the most part, it's completely legal. "Privacy is a fundamental right … but the...[Read More]
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Beatles Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney Reunite in...

AAD REPORTS 21/02/2017Surviving Beatles reunite, for a day at least. It's not every day two Beatles come together. But it happened Sunday (Feb. 19) when the surviving members of the Fab Four, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, connected in the studio.  Bruce Sugar,...[Read More]
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Orientalist Paintings at a Renovated Clark Art...

Robert Alexander Boyle 19/02/2017 Gerome, detail of "A Slave Market" Situated deep in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, The Robert Sterling and Francine Clark Institute of Williamstown has a collection of French paintings that rivals the Metropolitan Museum or the...[Read More]
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Fine Art Restoration and Conservation: In Conversation...

Elliot Lee 19/02/2017Simon Gillespie Conservation and Art Restoration Studio is situated in New Bond Street in the heart of London's art district. Simon has been conserving and restoring paintings for over thirty years and his studio has vast experience in saving paintings...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Death Valley

AAD REPORTS 14/02/2017Daisy Lea @ Death Valley, 2017 - follow Daisy on Instagram @daisylea Death Valley by Maynard Dixon (January 24, 1875 – November 11, 1946) You may also like to read: *  Mt. Adams, The Cascades *  Richmond Hill *  Houses of...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Death Valley

AAD REPORTS 14/02/2017Death Valley by Maynard Dixon (January 24, 1875 – November 11, 1946) You may also like to read: *  Mt. Adams, The Cascades *  Richmond Hill *  Houses of Parliament *  Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY  [Read More]
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Panama Arrests Partners in Mossack-Fonseca Firm

AAD REPORTS 11/02/2017PANAMA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Panama say they've formally arrested the partners of a law firm involved in last year's "Panama Papers" scandal, in which thousands of pages of documents related to offshore accounts were leaked. The arrests...[Read More]
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Hot Crossed Buns For Sale, And Other Stories From The...

AAD REPORTS 30/01/2017A huge cache of papers from the reign of Britain's King George III detailing his dismay at the loss of America have been published online. King George III was the last monarch to rule over the U.S. colonies, which declared independence in 1776. Among...[Read More]
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CIPHER WAR: After a century of failing to crack an...

AAD REPORTS 26/01/2017In 1872 a British general named Alexander Cunningham, excavating an area in what was then British-controlled northern India, came across something peculiar. Buried in some ruins, he uncovered a small, one inch by one inch square piece of what he...[Read More]
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Classical Arts: Hoard Of Gold Coins Found Inside...

AAD REPORTS 24/01/2017A real amount of hoard gold treasure was found hidden in a piano. The discovery of this stunning hoard gold was made by the current owners of the upright piano when they have to tune the instrument after receiving it as a gift. According...[Read More]
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Picasso Thief Headed to Slammer

AAD REPORTS 16/01/2017Crime didn't pay, in this case. Pierre Le Guennec and his wife, Danielle, who kept 271 work by Picasso hidden in a garage for 40 years, have lost their appeal against the two-year suspended prison sentence given to them in November 2015. The case began...[Read More]
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DANGEROUS BLIZZARD, FLOODING AS NEW STORM HITS...

AAD REPORTS 11/01/2017 Editors note: The storm mentioned in the publication below, is at the high pass where Interstate 80, the original transcontinental railroad (Central Pacific), cut through the Sierra Nevada mountains east of Sacramento. In the late 1840s it was where...[Read More]
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Images of French Diplomatic Intrigue

AAD REPORTS 02/01/2017War gets plenty of artistic representation - but what about the art of peace? An exhibition at the Petit Palais in Paris explores the imagery of peace-making over the centuries. For history-lovers, it is a rare chance to see the originals of scores of...[Read More]
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Wintry Reflections

Robert Alexander Boyle 27/12/2016 Every year at this time too many lists are compiled where many say too much with too little. One of the most overlooked aspects these days is simple weather imagery. For example recently a group of well intentioned protestors camped out along the...[Read More]
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Merry Christmas

AAD REPORTS 24/12/2016AAD was established in 2011 to give industry insiders a voice and a communication tool. News and views are updated regularly by professional journalists, as well as industry members, and retail experts. AAD’s audience crosses traditional market...[Read More]
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Russian Ambassador to Turkey Dies After Gun Attack in...

AAD REPORTS 19/12/2016The Russian ambassador to Turkey has died after being shot by a gunman in Ankara, where he was attending a photo exhibition, the Russian Foreign Ministry has confirmed. “An unknown person opened fire during a public event in Ankara. As a result,...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Mt. Adams, The...

AAD REPORTS 19/12/2016Sara Underwood @ Mt. Adams, The Cascades - follow Sara @saraunderwood Albert Bierstadt (1830 - 1902) Mt. Adams in the Cascades You may also like to read: *  Kaaterskill Falls, Yesterday & Today *  Vernal Falls Revisited *...[Read More]
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Philip Mould Gets his Panties in a Twist

AAD REPORTS 09/12/2016Editors Note: Mould gets his panties in a twist just because his former associate came up with a better and more Telegenic idea for BBC-4. After all his adventures doing fake or fortune with his too clever by half insights into the upside of bad...[Read More]
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Blockbuster Gustav Klimt Exhibition at New York’s Neue...

AAD REPORTS 09/12/2016Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918), Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907) How much mileage can one museum get out of a single painting? A fair amount, it turns out, if the museum is New York’s Neue Galerie and the painting is Adele Bloch-Bauer I,...[Read More]
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Artists’ scheme: a good idea at the time, till it...

John R Walker 06/12/2016Not every policy will have the intended outcome, but we can respectfully evaluate what went wrong and learn from it. A stakeholder and an economist look back at an arts policy where the evaluation was buried. It is six years since Australia’s...[Read More]
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The Art of Photographing Finely Draped Fabric in...

Dr Fungi 06/12/2016 L'art de tissu finement drapé dans la chaleur du soleil en Californie....Ooh La la..... You may also like to read: *  Kaaterskill Falls, Yesterday & Today *  Vernal Falls Revisited *  Flatiron Building *  Storm...[Read More]
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What’s Going On With The Art Loss Register?

Elliot Lee 03/12/2016  Julian Radcliffe in legal court room drama. Once the hunter, now the prey, the alleged would be extortionist is on the hot seat for monies owed. Looks like the extortion business ain’t what it used to be. A New York City art lawyer...[Read More]
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Sotheby's Role in Major Da Vinci Sale Disputed

AAD REPORTS 30/11/2016These are some of the players involved in this story: Robert Simon - Art Dealer and part of the syndicate who acquired "Salvator Mundi" Freeport owner Yves Bouvier who made $50 million atop what the syndicate sold the painting for The Russian...[Read More]
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In Van Gogh's Foot Steps

AAD REPORTS 29/11/2016Editor's Note: The rolled up state of van Gogh's canvases proves this imperfect genius existed. Seeing the places where he painted similar to when he painted them some 128 years ago, is priceless.  St. Remy - Image courtesy @arinainlondonland on...[Read More]
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Sothebys, live video feed

AAD REPORTS 18/11/2016Watch live in high definition as auctioneer Oliver Barker leads the Contemporary Art Evening Auction at 7:00 PM EST. http://www.sothebys.com/content/sothebys/en/news-video/videos/2016/11/contemporary-art-evening-auction-watch-live.html  [Read More]
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A Soldier's Story in Notebooks

AAD REPORTS 17/11/2016True artists must find a creative outlet no matter what the circumstance—including times of war. Thanks to the creative passion and steady hand of then 21-year old soldier Victor Lundy, we have a breathtaking visual record of World War II, in the...[Read More]
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Newly Discovered Sketchbook is Not Van Gogh, Says...

AAD REPORTS 16/11/2016The Van Gogh Museum has dismissed claims that a "newly-discovered" notebook of 65 ink drawings was created by the Dutch artist. French publishers Le Seuil made the announcement at a press conference in Paris, saying Vincent van Gogh was believed to have...[Read More]
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Lost Vincent van Gogh Sketchbook Contains 65 Drawings...

AAD REPORTS 16/11/2016A lost sketchbook belonging to Vincent van Gogh includes 65 never-before-seen sketches. The sketchbook - which is set to be published yesterday - contains drawings from his most significant period while he was living in France. During this time, he was...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Jamaica

AAD REPORTS 08/11/2016Alexis Ren, Jamaica - Follow Alexis on Instagram @alexisren JAMAICA - FREDERIC EDWIN CHURCH (1826-1900) You may also like to read: *  Kaaterskill Falls, Yesterday & Today *  Vernal Falls Revisited *  Flatiron Building *...[Read More]
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Grundvig on van Gogh

AAD REPORTS 07/11/2016 Vincent van Gogh purportedly regarded the pastoral scene of wheat, cypress trees and mountains as one of his “best” landscapes — but a journalist insists the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s $95 million masterpiece is a...[Read More]
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Power of an Orthodox Cross

AAD REPORTS 06/11/2016 A Russian family was isolated for more than 40 years, completely unaware of WW2   The Siberian taiga is one of the most isolated places in the world. It is also one of the most difficult terrains to travel through and it’s nearly...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes of Artists Locations Past - Cheyne...

AAD REPORTS 04/11/2016Instagram Echoes of Artists Locations Past - Special London Series in Anticipation of Guy Fawkes night  View from Cheyne Walk, London 2016 London, Cheyne Walk - James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834 - 1903) Nocturne, Battersea Bridge   You...[Read More]
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Commemoration of Zong Slave Ship Massacre (1780)

AAD REPORTS 04/11/2016Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 - 1851) The Slave Ship, 1840 Turner Contemporary mark the anniversary of the Zong Massacre with the world premiere of experimental musical work Crossing Over. The world premiere of Crossing Over by composer and sound...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Saddleback Mountain,...

AAD REPORTS 02/11/2016Saddleback Mountain, Maine - follow New England Forestry on Instagram @neforestry Marsden Hartley, American (1877 - 1943) Marsden Hartley, American (1877 - 1943) Marsden Hartley, American (1877 - 1943) Marsden Hartley, American (1877 -...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - York Harbour,...

AAD REPORTS 01/11/2016York Harbour Maine - Follow @yorkharborinn on Instagram Martin Johnson Heads (American, 1819–1904), The Stranded Boat 1863 - MFA Boston  [Read More]
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Christ Tomb Opened

AAD REPORTS 01/11/2016After uncovering the stone slab venerated as Jesus Christ's burial place, archaeologists have now examined the interior of the tomb in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The tomb is a limestone shelf or burial bed hewn from the wall of a...[Read More]
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Ooh la la.....CHRISTIE’S HAD ‘DOUBTS’ ABOUT FRANS HALS...

AAD REPORTS 28/10/2016Editors Note: "The painting came from French art collector Giuliano Ruffini" aka Pepé Le Pew.... Franz Hals, Portrait of a Man, one of a series of Old Master works sold by a French dealer that authorities now believe may be...[Read More]
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Old Master Sleeper Soars in Boston

AAD REPORTS 25/10/2016Still Life in the Manner of Antonio de Pereda - Provenance: The Collection of Benoit Oppenheim, Berlin; by descent in the family. Sold for $817,400 The October Grogan and Company Auction in Boston Massachusetts saw strong results across the board. The...[Read More]
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It's a Fugazi!

AAD REPORTS 21/10/2016  Jorge Coll - Konrad Bernheimer - Nicolás Cortés    Editors note: According to an editorial dated 5 November 2015 in the antiques trade gazette, "Colnaghi chairman Konrad Bernheimer, who acquired the 255-year-old...[Read More]
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Photos Made Famous By Artists - Yellowstone

AAD REPORTS 12/10/2016Yellowstone 2016 - Image by Sara Underwood - Follow Sara on Instagram @sjunderwood Thomas Moran (1837-1926), Yellowstone Falls, 1871, You may also like to read: *  Kaaterskill Falls, Yesterday & Today *  Vernal Falls Revisited *...[Read More]
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