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  • THROUGH THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S LENS: MIR APPRAISAL’S ENCOUNTER WITH THE VIVIAN MAIER COLLECTION

    January 16th, 2015 · 10:12 am  →  Blog

    Although largely unrecognized as a photographer during her lifetime, Vivian Maier (American, 1926-2009) and her massive collection of street photographs have catapulted onto the international art scene in the years since the artist’s death. The near-encyclopedic breadth of Maier’s oeuvre, combined with her precise instinct for capturing dynamic compositions, reminiscent of legendary street photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson’s theory of the “decisiveRead the Rest…

    DECEMBER 19TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    This weekend is the last weekend before Christmas and the very last day of Hanukkah! Have you completed all your holiday shopping and baking? Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Join the City of Chicago for “Caroling at Cloud Gate” tonight at 6.00pm!Read the Rest…

    CELEBRATING MIR APPRAISAL’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY: THE ESTATE OF ROSE MORGAN

    December 17th, 2014 · 4:51 pm  →  20th Century art American history Appraisal Blog Prints Works on Paper

    In celebration of MIR Appraisal’s 20th anniversary year, each month we have revisited a favorite case from our company’s history. This month’s article describes an exciting new case, which includes artworks and other items from the Estate of Rose Morgan, a notable 20th century African-American businesswoman and former wife of boxer Joe Louis.  From researching Hermon Atkins MacNeil’sRead the Rest…

    DECEMBER 12: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Here is to the last weekend before the holiday season is in full effect! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Support local curators and artists. Go see “Suddenly Plastic” a Chicago Artists Coalition exhibition curated by JGV/WAR and featuring six Chicago-based artists. ItRead the Rest…

    NOVEMBER 28: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    November 28th, 2014 · 3:00 pm  →  Auction Authentication Blog Books Collection Management Conservation Drawing Link Roundup

    Happy Holidays! We hope that you are enjoying a relaxing and restful Thanksgiving holiday surrounded by friends and family. Every week, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Please see below for this week’s link round-up.  Head over to the Art Institute of Chicago for the 23rd annual WreathingRead the Rest…

    CELEBRATING MIR APPRAISAL’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY: THE CAMPANILE GALLERIES ESTATE

    November 26th, 2014 · 3:05 pm  →  19th Century Art 20th Century art Antiques Appraisal Blog

    In celebration of our 20th year in business, each month we will revisit a favorite case from our past that demonstrates our commitment to thorough, detailed research and analysis. This month’s article takes us back to the late 1990s, when we researched and appraised the impressive collection of artworks and personal property items from theRead the Rest…

    NOVEMBER 21ST: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Happy Friday! We have definitely concluded winter is finally here. Although it is freezing outside, maybe the knowledge that next Thursday you will be stuffing yourself with stuffing will keep you warm. Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Go see Belgian artist James Ensor’s monumentalRead the Rest…

    NOVEMBER 14TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUNDUP

    Happy Friday! We  think winter is finally here. Although it is cold outside, the art market was pretty hot this week. Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. The Art Institute of Chicago has a monthly ‘After Dark’ and one is tonight! This monthRead the Rest…

    NOVEMBER 7TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUNDUP

    Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening today, John Malkovich has been reimaged in iconic art and photographs by artist Sandro Miller and his exhibit entitled Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters at Edelman Gallery here in Chicago. The exhibit runs from today through JanuaryRead the Rest…

    CELEBRATING MIR APPRAISAL’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY: VIEW FROM THE EAGLE’S NEST

    October 31st, 2014 · 2:41 pm  →  American history Appraisal Art History Blog

    In honor of our 20th year in business, each month we will feature a favorite research case from our past. This month’s article describes our work with public libraries and other learning institutions to research, preserve and protect their collections of treasured objects for future generations.  Throughout MIR Appraisal’s 20 years in business, we have been fortunateRead the Rest…