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  • >Jan Van Chelminski (1851-1925)

    July 29th, 2009 · 4:00 pm  →  Blog

    >Jan Van Chelminski was a famous painter of the late 19th and early 20th centuries of Polish origin who was widely collected by the wealthy on both sides of the Atlantic. While little is known about the artist’s personal life or professional development, it is clear to judge from his paintings that he was academicallyRead the Rest…

    >The Art of Peter Max

    July 24th, 2009 · 9:51 am  →  Blog

    >The art of Peter Max inevitably evokes memories (or daydreams) of the turbulent and liberating era of the 1960s. An iconic figure of the time, the artist created memorable paintings and posters that came to represent the youthful experimentation of the period. Often described as psychedelic or cosmic art, Peter Max is the contemporary ofRead the Rest…

    >Antiques Roadshow- Record Appraisal

    July 21st, 2009 · 1:55 pm  →  Blog

    >A popular show on PBS, Antiques Roadshow is a program in which fortune always seems to be just around the corner. Keeping afternoon television viewers occupied for hours, the program leaves most with a sense of curiosity about the value of the objects that surround them. On the air for 13 years, the program appearsRead the Rest…

    >The Boysen Family Silver

    July 17th, 2009 · 2:19 pm  →  Blog

    MIR Appraisal Services, Inc. has a number of interesting and historic items in its collection. Many are objects are most notable for their obvious visual beauty, but some are infused with a deep history that is beyond total comprehension. One such piece is a large tiered silver centerpiece presented to the German Boysen family ofRead the Rest…

    >Art, Technology & The Tour de France 2009

    July 15th, 2009 · 2:28 pm  →  Blog

    >The Tour de France is Europe’s most famous platform for professional cyclists, a competition held annually since 1903 and interrupted only by the First and Second World War. Covering almost 3,000 miles in around three weeks, the competition is the most important summer sporting event for many in Europe. The attention the race gets inRead the Rest…

    >Goya and the Colossus

    July 10th, 2009 · 9:31 am  →  Blog

    > Francisco de Goya was a fascinatingly versatile artist of the late 18th and early 19th century, so much so that art historians to this day wade through his works and occasionally wander upon inconsistencies. A Spanish painter, draughtsman and printmaker, Goya worked for a number of Spanish kings and in a number of styles.Read the Rest…

    >The Fauve Movement: Louis Neillet

    July 6th, 2009 · 2:18 pm  →  Blog

    >The Fauve movement of France was short lived but had a profound impact on the course of modern art of the early 20th century. Extending from approximately 1898 to 1906, the movement was originally given its title by an art critic who was critical of the “wild, beastly” colors and representations seen at an exhibition.Read the Rest…

    >Jewish Heirlooms and Bernie Madoff

    July 2nd, 2009 · 2:31 pm  →  Blog

    > With the 150 year sentence delivered to Bernie Madoff on Monday comes the conclusion of one of the most devastating ponzi schemes ever. The impact of Mr. Madoff’s actions affected everyone from investors to actors and even inspiring figures such as Elie Wiesel. The repercussions of such a scheme has impacted the Jewish communityRead the Rest…