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    January 23rd, 2009 · 5:23 pm  →  Blog

    >Julian Mandel (1872-1935) Untitled-Female Study, c. Late 19th Century-Early 20th Century Julian Mandel made early contributions to photographic art with his erotic photography. His erotic photography embraced artful compositions with a suggestive twist. He positioned his models in contrived classical poses and photographed them in both the studio and outdoors. Mandel’s focus on lighting ratherRead the Rest…

    >Art vs. Use in the Decorative Arts

    January 16th, 2009 · 3:09 pm  →  Blog

    >Appraisers often make the distinction between the fine and decorative arts. When appraisers evaluate a decorative art object they are examining not only how the item is visually appealing they are also examining its usefulness. Sometimes appraisers come across items that once served a purpose but have since become an outdated technology. This can sometimesRead the Rest…

    >Frames Affect the Overall Value of an Artwork

    January 9th, 2009 · 12:50 pm  →  Blog

    >Period picture frames add more than just a perspective of style or an aesthetic statement to a painting or print. In many cases, they add a great deal of value… A client came into our appraisal office in Chicago for a verbal fair market evaluation of a small, oil on canvas, painting by an unknownRead the Rest…