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    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 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…

    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…

    AUGUST 5TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND UP

    Happy Friday! This week we’re eager to bring you more news of the art world. Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Go this weekend! The Art Institute of Chicago‘s exhibition “America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s’ draws from key piecesRead the Rest…

    APRIL 29TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    What a week of Spring showers! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. While this opened on Thursday, you can see it this weekend! Architect Marshall Brown has created a garden folly, “ZIGGURAT” for The Arts Club of Chicago. Brown, a participant of theRead 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 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…