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  • 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…

    SEPTEMBER 25TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s the first week of Fall and we have beautiful weather! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Tomorrow! Chicago magazine‘s 2015 Culture Festival! Programming begins at 11.00am and wraps up at 8.00pm with “An Evening with Angel Olsen moderated by Elly Fishman.” ARCHITECTURE:Read the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 18TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Happy fall! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening this weekend! The Art Institute of Chicago‘s exhibition, “David Adjaye.” With over 50 built projects across the world, David Adjaye is rapidly emerging as a major international figure in architecture and design. Rather thanRead the Rest…

    AUGUST 28TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This weekend! The Bucktown Arts Fest! Both Saturday and Sunday from 11.00am-7.00pm, the fest features local and regional artists and is celebrating its 30th year. For more than 30 years, the Bucktown Arts Fest is aRead the Rest…

    JULY 31ST: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Happy Friday! I can’t believe July is already over. The summer is flying by. Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Tomorrow! Smart Museum of Art‘s courtyard is hosting Chicago’s Official Ambassador for Hair Affairs, Mather Seerlo’s Hair Fair. This event is aimed towardsRead the Rest…

    MAY 29TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

     Now that summer is upon us, Chicago’s art scene is waking up! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This week! Pivot Arts Festival has a series of performances tonight through June 7th in Edgewater, Rogers Park, and Uptown neighborhoods. Pivot Arts launchesRead the Rest…

    APRIL 3RD: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Happy April! Haven’t the last couple of days been lovely? The crocuses are even starting to bloom! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening this weekend! The Art Institute of Chicago‘s exhibition, “Spreading Devotion: Japanese and European Religious Prints.” Both in the East andRead the Rest…

    AN APPRAISER’S EYE ON ANTIQUE BOOKS

    March 26th, 2015 · 9:55 am  →  Antiques Appraisal Blog Books Documents Prints

    Since the invention of the printing press, millions of books have been produced and distributed, meaning that it is not uncommon to come across books that are quite old and interesting at book fairs, used book stores, consignment stores, yard sales, and other commonly accessible venues. These books are fragile and must be handled withRead the Rest…

    FEBRUARY 13TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUNDUP

    The daylight is getting longer, but the temperature is getting colder! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening this Sunday, The Art Institute of Chicago, as the first of the newly inaugurated Modern Series, presents “Shatter, Rupture, Break.” This exhibit “unites diverse objects fromRead the Rest…

    CANCELLED PRINTS: AFTERTHOUGHT OR WORK OF ART?

    February 2nd, 2015 · 2:30 pm  →  Appraisal Art History Blog Prints Works on Paper

    Fine art prints, including (but not limited to) etchings, lithographs, woodblock prints, and engravings, are most often produced in multiples. The printmaking process begins with the production of an image on a surface, or “matrix,” from which the image is reproduced on paper in a series of “impressions.” Images created from the same matrix formRead the Rest…