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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 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…

    AUGUST 19TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s another Friday, and we’re looking forward to the weekend! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This closes this weekend! The Art Institute of Chicago‘s exhibition “Vanishing Beauty: Asian Jewelry and Ritual Objects from the Barbara and David Kipper Collection” is a wonderfulRead the Rest…

    AUGUST 12TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    We’re concluding this week with a dark and rainy Friday, but all of the recent, interesting art stories are brightening our day! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet.   Poor Peter Doig! We shared this story a couple of weeks ago thinking the court case couldn’tRead the Rest…

    UPDATED FEDERAL LAWS INCREASE REQUIREMENTS FOR IVORY SALES

    August 2nd, 2016 · 2:00 am  →  Antiques Appraisal Art Law Art Market Artifacts Government Historical Objects Ivory News

    Just two months ago, we posted a follow-up to our original 2014 blog about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) regulations on the trade of ivory. Since 1989, trade in certain ivory items has been illegal in the United States, following an international agreement by United Nations sub-body the Convention on International Trade in EndangeredRead the Rest…

    JULY 29TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday again and we can’t wait to see what the world has to offer this weekend!  Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This weekend in Chicago, the Newberry Library is hosting its annual 200,000 used book fair. There are always wonderfulRead the Rest…

    U.S. IVORY TRADE TWO YEARS LATER: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ONGOING LEGISLATION

    The use of ivory in decorative items, weapons, jewelry, and all manner of objets d’art is a custom going back thousands of years. Its fine grain and smooth glossy luster has made it a desirable material for craftsman in many different cultures and artistic traditions, using ivory derived from many animals, from whales to elephants.Read the Rest…

    APRIL 22ND: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Happy Earth Day! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening this weekend! The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is featuring a major survey of artist Kerry James Marshall and is co-organized with co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and MOCA |Read the Rest…

    APRIL 15TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It is mid-April and soon summer will be here! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. If you are in Los Angeles, we recommend checking out a wonderful exhibit at Gallery Nucleus celebrating the iconic designers Charles and Ray Eames. They commissioned over 20Read 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…