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  • 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…

    THE HISTORY AND LEGACY OF ACOMA POTTERY

    In Southwestern New Mexico, nestled atop a high sandstone mesa overlooking vast arroyos and valleys,  is the oldest inhabited community in North America — the Acoma Pueblo, also known as “sky city”.  Located approximately one hour west of Albuquerque, NM, this is where the Acoma people have lived for centuries, producing an inspiring wealth ofRead 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…

    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…

    REIMAGINING COLOR: ADOLPH GOTTLIEB AND HIS PICTOGRAPHS

    July 7th, 2016 · 12:00 pm  →  20th Century art Abstract Expressionism Art History Artist Spotlight Blog

    “The role of the artist has always been that of image maker. Different times require different images.” –  Adolph Gottlieb, December, 1947 Adolph Gottlieb was born in New York City in 1903. Not pleased with high school, Gottlieb decided to drop out in 1920, joined his father’s stationary business, and enrolled in art classes at theRead the Rest…

    JUNE 24TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s another Friday and we’re looking forward to a sunny weekend full of summer delights!  Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Did you miss the last Randolph Street Market? Well here is your chance to catch it this month! This Saturday andRead 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…

    MAY 27TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP!

    I hope everyone has outdoor plans for the holiday weekend! It’s supposed to be beautiful out! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This weekend! Saturday and Sunday is the beginning of our favorite summertime market – the Randolph Street Market! You canRead the Rest…