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  • AUGUST 26TH- FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s the last Friday of the August, and we’re glad to be celebrating all of our hard work with an upcoming long weekend. But before that, we’re glad to share some interesting stories from the week! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Closing thisRead the Rest…

    ASK MIR: PROPERLY IMAGING YOUR ARTWORK

    Dear Anthony, Thank you so much for this excellent question. In this technological age, our work is becoming more and more digital. While no photograph will ever be a comparable substitute to examining a piece of artwork in person, we frequently inspect artworks via images provided by our clients. As you can imagine, images thatRead the Rest…

    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…

    TERMINOLOGY CONFUSION FOR RARE FIRST EDITIONS

    August 16th, 2016 · 2:00 pm  →  Antiques Books Libraries Literature

    There can be a lot of confusion when reading descriptions of rare books. When confronted with terms like first edition or third impression, the meaning isn’t always clear. Here is a very brief breakdown of some of the most common terms you will come across. Edition – An edition encompasses all of the copies ofRead 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…

    MECHANICAL BANKS: MAKE SAVING MONEY FUN!

    Still banks where coins are deposited into a receptacle by hand have been around for centuries, but the introduction of mechanical banks in the late 1800s added a level of entertainment to saving your pennies. Mechanical banks differ from still banks in that they require the coin to be deposited through a mechanical process. TheRead the Rest…