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  • 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…

    MASTERS OF THE POSTER: CHÉRET, MUCHA, AND THE NEW ART OF ADVERTISING

    August 12th, 2014 · 1:00 pm  →  19th Century Art 20th Century art Art History Art Nouveau Blog Impressionism Prints

    In the 19th century, the western world was rapidly industrializing, and with progress came an influx of cheap goods, new technology, vibrant colors, and a purchasing power the masses had never had before. With a growing middle class, a new economic phenomenon took root that would bear the fruit of the world we still liveRead the Rest…

    Richard Diebenkorn: The High Price of a Print

    October 28th, 2013 · 9:17 am  →  Appraisal Blog Contemporary Art Modern Art Prints Works on Paper

    Based upon the outcome of recent auctions, the top end of the print market is on the rise.  Although the paintings and sculptures of established artists still carry a significantly higher price tag, the print market is doing shockingly well.  This trend is particularly noticeable among large-scale prints by modern artists such as Mastisse, Warhol,Read the Rest…

    Kawase Hasui: Shin-Hanga Artist

    September 20th, 2013 · 11:40 am  →  19th Century Art Antiques Appraisal Art History Asian art Blog Prints Works on Paper

    Kawase Hasui (Japanese, 1883-1957) was one of the major printmakers during the shin-hanga movement.  A prolific artist, he created over 600 prints throughout his career.  The shin-hanga movement included artists that produced “new prints” by reviving traditional art and labor techniques. During Hasui’s studies of watercolor and oil painting, he was introduced by his teacherRead the Rest…

    Whistler’s Etchings; A Master of the Art Makes his Mark

    May 14th, 2013 · 11:05 am  →  19th Century Art Appraisal Art History Blog Prints

    Nocturn: Palaces James McNeill Whistler, 1879, Etching/drypoint, 11 5/8″ x 7 7/8″ Recently here at MIR we have been lucky to have the chance to work on a large and impressive collection of etchings by the artist James Abbot McNeil Whistler (1834-1903), one of the most prominent American artists of the late 19th century. He isRead the Rest…

    Determining the Worth of Prints & Reproductions

    October 4th, 2011 · 9:14 am  →  Appraisal Blog Prints Reproductions

    For art collectors there is nothing more infuriating than finding a piece of art that you’ve been looking for, only to find out that it’s a reproduction. Consulting a qualified appraiser is the surest way to determine whether or not your treasure is a reproduction.  However, here are a few quick ways to spot aRead the Rest…

    Prints & Reproductions: What’s the Difference?

    September 30th, 2011 · 9:00 am  →  Appraisal Blog Prints Reproductions

    Are all fine art reproductions and prints worthless? Unsure if you own an original or reproduction? A print of value or a valueless print? Most art collectors are less enthusiastic when it comes to purchasing unoriginal artwork. However, reproductions and prints can be highly valuable, not just inexpensive décor. Print Vs. Reproduction Prints are hand-pulled byRead the Rest…