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  • ATHLETICS & ART: CULTURAL INFLUENCES AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES

    February 21st, 2014 · 10:54 am  →  Ancient Art Blog Modern Art

    Throughout history, the Olympic Games have celebrated athletic achievement, beginning with the first recorded footrace in 776 B.C in Greece. Today, the modern Olympics maintain this same spirit of athleticism, and are considered to be the world’s greatest sporting event. Although the athletes, events, and host city typically dominate the conversation surrounding the Games, theRead the Rest…

    CELEBRATING MIR APPRAISAL’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY: THE POWER OF CONSERVATION

    February 14th, 2014 · 8:54 am  →  20th Century art Art Market Asian Art Conservation Painting

    In honor of our 20th year in business, each month we will feature a favorite case from our history that demonstrates the importance of research throughout the appraisal process. This month’s installment focuses on the role that condition and conservation can play in determining a work’s true value. In 2011, MIR Appraisal received an inquiryRead the Rest…

    APPRAISALS & THE ART OF PROVENANCE RESEARCH

    February 6th, 2014 · 1:15 pm  →  American History Art History Blog Degenerate Art Provenance

    An artwork’s provenance, or history of past ownership, provides important clues to the item’s value and cultural context and is an important part of any appraisal. For works acquired between 1933 and 1945, establishing the item’s provenance is of particular importance because of the large-scale looting and art theft that took place in continental EuropeRead the Rest…