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  • CELEBRATING MIR APPRAISAL’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY: FROM CHALICES TO CRUCIFIXES

    August 28th, 2014 · 11:59 am  →  Antiques Appraisal Blog Collection Management Provenance

    To celebrate our 20th anniversary, each month we will present a different story from our history that highlights our dedication to research and analysis as key parts of the appraisal process. In honor of our newly-announced partnership with Christian Brothers Services, our August installment details our collaboration with the Congregation of the Holy Cross to inspect, research, andRead the Rest…

    ERTÉ, THE FASHIONABLE FIGURE

    August 19th, 2014 · 1:00 pm  →  20th Century art Art History Blog Modern Art Painting

      The artist known best simply as “Erté” was born Romain de Tirtoff in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1892, the son of an Imperial Navy officer and a member of the Russian social elite. From a young age, he developed a fascination with his father’s collection of Persian miniatures that would influence his style forRead the Rest…

    MASTERS OF THE POSTER: CHÉRET, MUCHA, AND THE NEW ART OF ADVERTISING

    August 12th, 2014 · 1:00 pm  →  19th Century Art 20th Century art Art History Art Nouveau Blog Impressionism Prints

    In the 19th century, the western world was rapidly industrializing, and with progress came an influx of cheap goods, new technology, vibrant colors, and a purchasing power the masses had never had before. With a growing middle class, a new economic phenomenon took root that would bear the fruit of the world we still liveRead the Rest…