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    June 29th, 2011 · 3:36 pm  →  Blog Collection Management

    In 2010, a family discovered that a dingy painting they had been storing behind their couch was actually painted by the master, Michelangelo. If you have decided you would like to expand your art collection, before you run off to the nearest gallery or antique shop, take a second to look around the house. FineRead the Rest…

    A Note to Our Readers…

    June 29th, 2011 · 1:47 pm  →  Blog

    Hi everyone! Thanks for reading and/or subscribing to our blog. We love that you are commenting to tell us what you think! Keep the comments coming! If there’s a topic we haven’t talked about that you’d like to know more about, let us know. And if you’d like to keep up with us more frequently,Read the Rest…

    Online Auctions: Bringing Art to the Everyman or Rise of the Professional Forger?

    June 28th, 2011 · 1:43 pm  →  Blog

    A recent article in the New York Times described the rise in popularity of online auctions. Websites offering 24 hour auction availability make it possible for art enthusiasts who lack the connections to bid on and win priceless works of art for their personal collections. Numerous websites are offering these services, which are open toRead the Rest…

    Art in the News

    June 27th, 2011 · 10:42 am  →  20th Century art Art Market Blog News

    Last week we touched on a few stories making headlines incuding Ai Wei-wei and a few auction pieces. Since then these stories have continued to make headlines. Here’s an update on what’s been happening: Ai Wei-Wei & Associates Freed Last Wednesday Ai Wei-wei was released from prison after being held for three months. At theRead the Rest…

    Breaking News! Ai Weiwei released!

    June 22nd, 2011 · 10:04 am  →  Blog

    According to news sources, Ai Weiwei has been released on bail after confessing to his crimes. He was initially taken into custody over tax evasion by Chinese authorities two months ago. Numerous protests over his arrest have taken place since then–it was thought that he had been arrested for his outspoken public opinion.

    Andy Warhol: Religious Iconography from a Pop Icon

    June 21st, 2011 · 1:09 pm  →  Blog

    If you’ve been playing our trivia here is the answer you’ve been waiting for. Who said: An artist is somebody who produces things people don’t need to have. Ready for the answer? Andy Warhol! Congratulations if you got it right! Although his childhood was less than desirable, Andy Warhol led a magnificent adult life beginningRead the Rest…

    Art in the News

    June 20th, 2011 · 11:11 am  →  20th Century art Art Market Blog News

    Art and the economy have been trending in the news as of late. Many incredible pieces have gone to auction and have brought in large sums of money. Art fairs and festivals have also been causing a stir in the economy. Here is a recap on what has been happening in art during the pastRead the Rest…

    The Art of Kimono

    June 15th, 2011 · 5:16 pm  →  Blog

    Yesterday’s blog had me thinking long and hard about what is considered art. Is it just paintings, drawings, and sculptures? Or, do other items get included as well?  Pieces that can be worn, such as jewelry and textile pieces, seem to be neglected from the categorization of art. However, many pieces of jewelry and clothingRead the Rest…

    Spiritual Influences on Japanese Art

    June 14th, 2011 · 1:52 pm  →  Blog

    When I was a little girl, my grandma traveled many times to Japan. I was always excited for her to come home because she never failed to bring back a suitcase full of souvenirs. I was far too young to appreciate most of these gifts, such as the geisha figurines from Kyoto that we quicklyRead the Rest…

    Today’s Trivia

    June 13th, 2011 · 12:31 pm  →  Blog

    You’ve waited patiently, so here is this week’s trivia question! Who said: “An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.” The answer will be posted next week but if you think you know, leave a comment with your guess! (And no cheating!)