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  • Contemporary Artist Highlight: Peter Lik

    August 23rd, 2013 · 10:40 am  →  Appraisal Blog Contemporary Art Photography Travel

                      Peter Lik is an Australian-born landscape photographer whose love for photography began at the age of only eight years old. His Czech-immigrant parents had given him a Kodak Brownie camera, with which he soon taught himself to capture images of nature and landscape. In 1984 heRead the Rest…

    The Art of Poster Advertisements

    August 16th, 2013 · 1:16 pm  →  Blog

      The revolution of poster art began when lithography was invented in 1796 by Alois Senefeltder in Austria.  Chromolithography soon followed, allowing poster illustrations to be cheaply mass produced in lively colors.  This process was perfected in 1870 and by the 1890s the use of chromolithography had spread throughout Europe.  Working in poster illustration attractedRead the Rest…

    Possible Andy Warhol Childhood Drawing Could Fetch $2,000,000.00

    August 8th, 2013 · 11:09 am  →  American History Appraisal Art History Authentication Blog Drawing Modern Art Provenance

    This drawing of popular singer and entertainer Rudy Vallée was, up until recently, on sale on Ebay with a starting bid of close to $2,000,000.00. The small and tattered scrap of paper adorned with a child’s colorful drawing was found by an Englishman named Andy Fields a couple of years ago at a garage saleRead the Rest…

    A Brief Primer on Pre-Columbian Art

    Incan Polychrome Jar from the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Pre-Columbian Art is classified as the visual art of indigenous peoples living in the Caribbean and the Americas before the arrival of European influence (Hence the name, which references Christopher Columbus).  Art that was produced in these areas between 1200 BCE and 1500 CE is consideredRead the Rest…