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  • 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…

    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…

    ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM REDISCOVERED: THE WORK OF NORMAN LEWIS

    HIS LIFE Norman Lewis was born in New York, NY, in 1909 to Bermudan immigrant parents. Lewis showed an interest in art from a young age and ravenously read and collected books on art history. He studied commercial design at the New York Vocational High School before traveling the world for two years as aRead 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 15TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It is mid-April and soon summer will be here! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. If you are in Los Angeles, we recommend checking out a wonderful exhibit at Gallery Nucleus celebrating the iconic designers Charles and Ray Eames. They commissioned over 20Read the Rest…