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  • WHO MADE THIS? A RESEARCHER’S GUIDE TO ARTIST ATTRIBUTION

    Within the art market and in the world of art research, one of the most pertinent questions to evaluating a piece of artwork is determining the artist. When artwork is viewed like any other commodity, the artist’s name is akin to a brand that may or may not be desirable, and matching an artist to aRead the Rest…

    FEBRUARY 19TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has purchased the first Frida Khalo ever purchased. Painted in 1928 and purchased in 1929 by American Industrialist Cole Phillips, the painting has stayed in his family until recently. Now this purchase of “Does MujeresRead the Rest…

    FEBRUARY 5TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! Jackson Pollock paintings are notorious hard to conserve due to the nature of the material he used to create them. With this in mind, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen museum in Dusseldorf is cleaning Pollock’s “Number 32” for the first time inRead the Rest…

    HEIRLOOM FASHION: PROTECTING AND STORING FUR

    January 26th, 2016 · 4:38 pm  →  Appraisal Blog Conservation

    As an appraisal company we come across many antiques, fine art, and art objects on a daily basis. Recently, the cold winter months have uncovered a number of fur coats, stoles, and hats as well. Whether newly purchased pieces or cherished family heirlooms, furs can be a high-value investment. Much like the challenges that faceRead the Rest…

    JANUARY 22ND: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! Happy news everyone! NYPL The New York Public Library has released 180,000 images to the public domain and has made them available to you in high resolution! To do whatever creative thing you would like to do!   SoRead the Rest…

    ALL IS VANITY: MORAL AND MACABRE DUTCH PAINTING

    November 6th, 2015 · 11:45 am  →  20th Century art American Art Blog Renaissance

    It’s hard to imagine why we would seek out reminders of our mortality, but for many years, artists have created memento mori, an art form whose purpose is exactly that — to act as reminders that life is short. The term memento mori comes from a Latin term meaning “remember that you can die.” VanitasRead the Rest…

    OCTOBER 30TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    October 30th, 2015 · 5:35 pm  →  Blog Chicago Folk Art Holidays Museums Photography

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! Here are some museum exhibits that caught our eye. The Frick, New York City Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action Closes January 10, 2016 The National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago La Muerte Niña: Day of theRead the Rest…

    GOOD COPY, BAD COPY, REAL THING? MIDCENTURY FURNITURE’S AUTHENTICITY PROBLEM

    Midcentury design has experienced a surge in popularity such that the market has been flooded with copies. Only some of these are being made by the original manufacturers who, having been given the blessing of the original designers, continue to produce them in keeping with their original design. Most, however, are knock-offs, and it canRead the Rest…

    OCTOBER 16TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Have you created your costumes yet? Halloween is coming up soon! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This weekend is Chicago Open House! Check out all the beautiful architecture Chicago has to offer and visit behind the scenes of (usually) off-limit buildings!Read the Rest…

    OCTOBER 9TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    The fall leaves are falling and creating crunchy sidewalks! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This weekend! the 13th Annual Anderson Arts Festival! Tomorrow features a self-guided art walk, “featuring work from mostly Chicago-based visual artists, shown throughout the neighborhood in galleries,Read the Rest…