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  • THE FURNITURE OF WILLIAM MOORE: CRAFTSMAN SPOTLIGHT

    December 1st, 2016 · 1:02 pm  →  Art History Artist Spotlight Blog Furniture

    During the 18th century, Irish furniture design possessed a style so unique that it was distinguishable from its European counterparts. One of the most influential designers during this time was William Moore (Irish, active 18th century), who established his workshop in Dublin in 1782. Moore attended the Dublin Society Drawing School and then in theRead the Rest…

    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…

    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 26TH- FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s the last Friday of the August, and we’re glad to be celebrating all of our hard work with an upcoming long weekend. But before that, we’re glad to share some interesting stories from the week! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Closing thisRead 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…