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  • Prints & Reproductions: What’s the Difference?

    September 30th, 2011 · 9:00 am  →  Appraisal Blog Prints Reproductions

    Are all fine art reproductions and prints worthless? Unsure if you own an original or reproduction? A print of value or a valueless print? Most art collectors are less enthusiastic when it comes to purchasing unoriginal artwork. However, reproductions and prints can be highly valuable, not just inexpensive décor. Print Vs. Reproduction Prints are hand-pulled byRead the Rest…

    World’s Columbian Exposition: A Souvenier to Remember

    September 26th, 2011 · 9:22 pm  →  19th Century Art Antiques Appraisal Blog

    1893 marked a great year in history for our great city of Chicago. After three years of planning, the World Columbian Exposition was finally ready to be opened to the public. 46 nations participated in the fair and Chicago welcomed 26 million visitors to the fair grounds between May and October of that year. TowardsRead the Rest…

    COBRA: Avant Garde Art Movement

    September 12th, 2011 · 9:58 pm  →  Blog

    What is CoBrA The movement was put together during a 1948 conference at the International Center for the Documentation of Avant Garde Art in Paris. During the convention Ager Jorn, Joseph Noiret, Christian Dotremont, Corneille, Constant and Karel Appel met to discuss their views on the current state and future of the art world. ItRead the Rest…

    The Laws Behind Collecting Ivory

    September 6th, 2011 · 9:55 pm  →  Antiques Appraisal Blog

    This past July it was reported that a well known arts & antiques dealer as arrested on the charge of smuggling ivory into the United States. His agent had purchased large amounts of raw ivory, carved them and stained them to make the pieces appear antique. If the dealer is convicted, he will receive aRead the Rest…