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  • A Brief History of René Lalique and Lalique Cristal

    January 31st, 2017 · 3:35 pm  →  19th Century Art 20th Century art Art Deco Art Nouveau

    René Lalique (French, 1860-1945) was an incredibly diverse artist and craftsman as well as an astute businessman. His career began when he was apprenticed to the jeweler Louis Aucoc in Paris at the age of 16. After studying in France and England and working as a jewelry designer for several firms, Lalique eventually opened hisRead the Rest…

    ASK MIR: PROPERLY IMAGING YOUR ARTWORK

    Dear Anthony, Thank you so much for this excellent question. In this technological age, our work is becoming more and more digital. While no photograph will ever be a comparable substitute to examining a piece of artwork in person, we frequently inspect artworks via images provided by our clients. As you can imagine, images thatRead the Rest…

    APRIL 8TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! The state of New York is now casting a wide net to ensure their share of tax revenue on art sales. Savvy collectors need to be aware and cautious when buying big ticket items.     What sad news!Read the Rest…

    MARCH 25TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! IIC (International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Work) reports that a recent three-year conservation project on frescos in the Chapel of St Nicholas, Basilica of St Francis, Assisi, Italy, has uncovered faint initials of Giotto di Bondone,Read the Rest…

    MARCH 18TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! Recently Bethlehem’s famous Church of the Nativity was undergoing conservation, when a mysterious religious artifact made of brass, silver, shells, and stones was found covered in plaster near a window. Apparently, while it has been cleaned, there are noRead the Rest…

    MARCH 11TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! The proposed conservation treatment for Leonardo Da Vinci’s “St. John the Baptist” painting has sparked a flurry of controversy within the conservation profession and the advisability of restoration for old Master paintings such as this. This back and forthRead the Rest…

    MARCH 4TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! In an interesting move, Austria’s Leopold Museum has put together an exhibition showcasing their damaged artworks to raise funds for conservation. With the museum’s budget unable to cover the $400,000 needed to repair approximately 185 pieces by Austrian artists,Read the Rest…

    JANUARY 22ND: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! Happy news everyone! NYPL The New York Public Library has released 180,000 images to the public domain and has made them available to you in high resolution! To do whatever creative thing you would like to do!   SoRead the Rest…

    OCTOBER 16TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Have you created your costumes yet? Halloween is coming up soon! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This weekend is Chicago Open House! Check out all the beautiful architecture Chicago has to offer and visit behind the scenes of (usually) off-limit buildings!Read the Rest…

    OCTOBER 2ND: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s October! Our favorite month of gallery openings, galas, and costume parties! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Did you know that October is Chicago Artist Month?! All month long are great tours, exhibitions, openings, open studios, and performances. Since this year isRead the Rest…