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  • MARCH 27TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    At the start of this new season, we send our warmest wishes for a bright and happy spring. Here at MIR, we are looking forward to springtime’s longer days, fresh blooms, and sunshine.  Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening this weekend!Read the Rest…

    AN APPRAISER’S EYE ON ANTIQUE BOOKS

    March 26th, 2015 · 9:55 am  →  Antiques Appraisal Blog Books Documents Prints

    Since the invention of the printing press, millions of books have been produced and distributed, meaning that it is not uncommon to come across books that are quite old and interesting at book fairs, used book stores, consignment stores, yard sales, and other commonly accessible venues. These books are fragile and must be handled withRead the Rest…

    MARCH 20TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Burr! Its still cold out! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Tonight! The Art Institute of Chicago presents the keynote address by author Stella Tillyard delivers the keynote address for the exhibit, “Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840” which opened Tuesday!Read the Rest…

    MARCH 13TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend! Between the beautiful weather and everyone wearing green, it will feel like Spring has finally arrived! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow! Are you going to the annual parade? For over 40Read the Rest…

    MARCH 6TH: FRIDAY LINK-ROUNDUP

    Happy Daylight Savings weekend! Here is to remembering to set your clock an hour ahead on Sunday. Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening Tuesday! Faheem Majeed’s first solo museum exhibition. “Majeed often looks to the material makeup of his neighborhood and surroundingRead the Rest…

    CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS AT MIR: PETER MAX & DAVOOD ROOSTAEI

    March 4th, 2015 · 1:28 pm  →  Appraisal Artist Spotlight Blog Contemporary Art Painting

    Throughout the years, MIR Appraisal has had the opportunity to inspect and research artworks by a number of important contemporary artists, ranging from painter, printmaker, and stage designer David Hockney (British, b. 1937) to photographer Peter Lik (Australian, b. 1959) to street artist Banksy (British, contemporary). Below, we explore the life and works of two contemporaryRead the Rest…