For Collectors of the Fine and Decorative Arts

Features From Previous Issues

Law of Return

Egon Schiele, Krumau – Crescent of Houses (The Small City V)

Nazi-looted art brought to Israel after World War II now reposes in that country’s museums and is at the center of a debate over restitution. Continue reading

Pile On

Marianne Richter, Granen flatweave carpet, 1949, Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom AB, hand-woven wool, 64 x 95 inches.

Twentieth-century carpets weave strands of modernist geometry and color abstraction into traditional formats, taking textile into the realm of fine art. Continue reading

Surround Sound

One of the rarest and most collectible Braun items, the portable “Combi” radio-phono designed by Wilhelm Wagenfeld, sold at the Quittenbaum auction house in Munich for €4,500. Continue reading

Brit Mod

After a long period of neglect, 20th-century British sculptors are once again basking in the art market’s sunshine. Continue reading

Modigliani Finds a Dealer

By Meryle Secrerst Excerpted from the forthcoming book Modigliani: A Life, by Meryle Secrest, published by Alfred A. Knopf. Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) was a charismatic figure about whom legends began to accumulate long before his death. His creative power, striking … Continue reading

A Passionate Patron

Not too long ago, a slogan for Jamaica’s tourism industry advised, “It’s not just a beach. It’s a country.” Apparently, some visitors needed to be reminded that the sun-drenched island was, in fact, an independent state with a complex society and a vibrant culture. That very goal was given a big boost in 1974 by the opening of the National Gallery of Jamaica, a government-funded repository of the country’s visual-arts patrimony. Continue reading