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  • OCTOBER 24: FRIDAY LINK ROUNDUP

    Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet.   Opening next week at the Art Institute of Chicago, focus: Lucy McKenzie is an exhibition that analyzes the implications and possibilities of self-appropriation. In the exhibition, which will be on view October 28 to January 18, 2015, McKenzie has re-imaginedRead the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 26: FRIDAY LINK ROUNDUP

    September 26th, 2014 · 5:09 pm  →  Blog Conservation Link Roundup News Photography Travel

    Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet.   The Filter Photo Festival opens this weekend. The festival, which runs through September 28th, features workshops, exhibitions, and evening programs: The 2014 Festival will take place from September 24th-28th and programming will encompass a variety of events,Read the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 19: FRIDAY LINK ROUNDUP

    September 19th, 2014 · 3:48 pm  →  Ancient Art Art History Blog Conservation Contemporary Art Link Roundup News

    Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Tonight, EXPO CHICAGO presents Art After Hours, a chance to visit art galleries and performance venues around Chicago during extended hours. A free shuttle service between the Loop, River North, the West Loop, and the Wabash Arts CorridorRead the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 5: FRIDAY LINK ROUNDUP

    Every Friday, we will post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This weekend is the 12th annual Renegade Craft Fair in Wicker Park. The Renegade Craft Fair is a national network of craft fairs serving the DIY community: Everything at the fairs reflects our commitment to showcase the bestRead the Rest…

    NEW FUTURES: INTRODUCTION TO NEW MEDIA ART

    June 12th, 2014 · 4:40 pm  →  20th Century art Art History Art Market Blog Contemporary Art New Media Art

    While the study and criticism of New Media Art is relatively new, New Media Art itself is not. With roots tying into early 19th century technology, New Media Art encompasses a wide variety of art which uses technological, and now, overwhelmingly digital tools. The term differentiates itself  from other traditional visual arts, such as painting orRead the Rest…

    WHAT YEAR IS IT? DETERMINING THE AGE OF A PHOTOGRAPH

    Photography, like printmaking, can create prints again and again from a single source, sometimes years after the original negative or plate was first created. Therefore, it can be difficult to date a photograph from just looking at the front (recto). Three different, relatively vague, categories help distinguish the age of photographic prints compared to their negatives.Read the Rest…

    The Science of Color: Ogden Rood and Modern Chromatics

    December 6th, 2013 · 8:58 am  →  19th Century Art American history Art History Books Impressionism Modern Art Painting

    At times it seems that the worlds of art and science could not be more diametrically opposed.  People describe themselves as “left-brained” or “right-brained,” as if creative people and scientists are two separate species, each unfortunately possessing the ability to access only half of their own mental capacity. There are, however, and always have been,Read the Rest…

    Is The Bubble about to Burst?

    November 26th, 2013 · 10:37 am  →  Appraisal Art Market Auction Blog Contemporary Art Modern Art Painting

    Many economists believe that there is a non-speculative bubble in the contemporary-art market.  It is believed to be non-speculative because the majority of collectors who are buying million-dollar works of contemporary art are not buying the pieces with the intention to buy and “flip” the work (i.e. quickly re-selling it at a higher price.) DisregardingRead the Rest…

    “Degenerate” Art Rediscovered

    November 14th, 2013 · 10:53 am  →  20th Century art Appraisal Art History Blog Degenerate art Modern Art Painting

    More than 1,400 works of art were recently discovered by tax investigators in one room of a German apartment.  This artwork is believed to have been classified as “degenerate art” and seized by the Nazis around 1937.  The stash included works by masters such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse and Auguste Renoir.  SomeRead the Rest…

    The Question of Authentication

    November 5th, 2013 · 12:25 pm  →  Appraisal Authentication Blog Documents Provenance Reproductions

    Many of our clients are curious about the process of authentication.   Frequently asked questions include:  “Does this work of art require authentication?”  “What constitutes a ‘certificate of authenticity?’”  “How will authentication or lack thereof impact the value of my piece”?  and “What is the difference between authentication and provenance?” To answer these questions, it isRead the Rest…