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  • >Roger Chaput: Fine Art & Jazz

    January 29th, 2010 · 1:23 pm  →  Blog

    >Musicians are inherently creative, and many engage in other forms of creation as a means of exercising these impulses. When they are not in the studio or on stage many musicians through out time have devoted themselves to writing poetry and prose and some have even turned to the visual arts to express their uniqueRead the Rest…

    >Kiyoshi Saito’s Sosaku Hanga

    January 25th, 2010 · 5:43 pm  →  Blog

    > Kiyoshi Saito with art critic Oliver Statler “I scheme and work and sweat over my prints. Making a woodcut is much too strenuous to let accidents determine results.” — Kiyoshi Saito, from Modern Japanese Prints: An Art Reborn MIR Appraisal Services, Inc., boasts in its collection three woodblock prints by Kiyoshi Saito. Kiyoshi SaitoRead the Rest…

    >Karl Brandner’s Anatomical Sketches

    January 22nd, 2010 · 11:58 am  →  Blog

    >While digging through MIR’s extensive collection of artist sketchbooks,the staff recently unearthed a peculiar set of anatomical drawings executed by Karl Brandner. The drawings include internal views of arms, legs and hips and highlight the human body’s complexity by capturing the innumerable amount of tendons, muscles, bones, arteries and veins that make movement possible. ExecutedRead the Rest…

    >The Kinetic, Vital World of Yaacov Agam

    January 19th, 2010 · 9:46 am  →  Blog

    >   “The infinite does not exist except in the complete form.” —Yaacov Agam MIR Gallery, an online division of MIR Appraisal Services, is proud to showcase in its collection a Yaacov Agam print, colored lithograph on paper. Yaacov Agam, MIR Gallery Yaacov Agam, an Israeli-born painter, sculptor, and experimental artist, incorporates rhythmic, geometric formsRead the Rest…

    >Wave of Forgeries in the Art World

    January 14th, 2010 · 10:23 am  →  Blog

    >Art forgery is an increasing source of fascination and fear, generating popular tales of fact and fiction that inevitably upset investors and collectors alike. Its most intriguing elements feature dodgy characters, nighttime rendezvous and misunderstood artists fooling everyone with their canny skill for reproduction. Art forgery has been an engaging topic of film, but isRead the Rest…

    >Bernard Buffet’s Hermetic Studio

    January 12th, 2010 · 2:08 pm  →  Blog

    > “You shouldn’t talk too much in front of a painting. It’s alive and, like a child, the slightest slip might wound it!” –Bernard Buffet MIR Gallery, an online division of MIR Appraisal Services, boasts in its collection a limited edition print, etching on paper, by renowned artist Bernard Buffet. Bernard Buffet Robert Bonne, AnneeRead the Rest…

    >Alexander Calder’s Cosmic Imagery

    January 7th, 2010 · 10:37 am  →  Blog

    > “An adventurous spirit in attacking the unfamiliar results in a vigorous art.” —Alexander Calder, from Alexander Caldwell 1898-1976 MIR Gallery, an online division of MIR Appraisal Services, Inc. is proud to showcase a limited edition lithographic print on paper by Alexander Calder. Alexander Calder, MIR Gallery “The circular forms, particularly interesting, seem to me,”Read the Rest…

    >Nautical Dressing Screen Painted for Simon Wexler Surfaces at MIR

    January 4th, 2010 · 10:50 am  →  Blog

    >Hidden Treasure MIR Appraisal Services is full of art treasures from the world over, but few afford us the connections to regional artists for storied Chicago clients as a maritime dressing screen currently on display at MIR. Chicago has always been a city of culture and wealth, but these characteristics were most visible during theRead the Rest…