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  • ASK MIR: SHELF LIFE OF A FINE ART APPRAISAL

    September 27th, 2016 · 2:00 pm  →  Appraisal Art Law Art Market Artifacts Ask MIR Collection Management Provenance

    Dear Deanna, Thank you for submitting this question, as it tends to come up frequently in our work. We are large proponents of detailed record keeping when it comes to artwork. A previous appraisal report can be a tremendous asset when trying to determine ownership and provenance, and can even help in verifying authenticity, dependingRead the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 23RD- FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Another Friday is upon us and we have so many wonderful stories to share! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. If you haven’t visited the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago‘s exhibition “Kerry James Marshall: Mastry” this is your last chance before it closesRead the Rest…

    WHAT MAKES JADE VALUABLE?

    September 20th, 2016 · 2:00 pm  →  Antiques Asian Art Blog Jewelry

    Jade has been revered by many cultures for its beauty, durability, and its presumed metaphysical properties, which include the ability to manifest various aspects of spirituality, as well as heal both the body and mind. The word Jade originally comes from the the Spanish expression, “piedra de ijada” which literally translates to “the stone of theRead the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 16TH- FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s another Friday, and you know what that means! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Have you been wondering what the Textile Department has been up to the last four years at The Art Institute of Chicago? Well this is your last chanceRead the Rest…

    THE PLASTIC GRAMMAR OF JOSÉ DE GUIMARÃES

    José Maria Fernandes Marques, known as José de Guimarães, was born in Guimarães, Portugal, in 1939. Guimarães studied engineering, obtaining his degree from the Academia Militar in Lisbon in 1965. At the same time, he independently studied the art of significant modern and historical painters, cultivating his own aesthetic based on the great works ofRead the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 9TH- FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    We’re excited for the upcoming sunny September weekend, but first, our favorite post of week! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Roots & Culture is hosting an exhibition “Ali Aschman & Emma Robbins with Liz McCarthy” in the Yr It! Gallery and itRead the Rest…

    MODERN FIRST EDITIONS: IAN FLEMING’S JAMES BOND NOVELS

    September 6th, 2016 · 2:00 pm  →  Historical Documents

    Last month, we took a look into the different kinds of terminology that experts and collectors use to differentiate first editions and rare books, and this month we’re excited to expand on the subject with a case study that focuses in on none other than everyone’s favorite secret agent, James Bond. Almost as soon asRead the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 2ND- FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s almost Labor Day, and though it’s sad to say goodbye to summer, we’re looking forward long weekend and the exciting energy of changing seasons. But before we head out, we hope you enjoy these recent stories! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet.Read the Rest…