For Collectors of the Fine and Decorative Arts

Features From Previous Issues

Money and Art

On September 4 in Los Angeles, Bonhams will auction rare coins and banknotes from the collection of the late casino and hotel owner Charles Mapes and his wife, Helen, of Reno, Nev. Continue reading

Hollywood and the Wild West

This month will see auction action in the West. On September 17, the fifth annual Jackson Hole Art Auction will take place, co-organized by Trailside Galleries of Jackson, Wyo., and Scottsdale, Ariz., and the Gerald Peters Gallery of Santa Fe, N.M. The event will take place at the Center for the Arts in downtown Jackson. Continue reading

Petal Mettle

With May flowers out in spring’s last burst of color, it’s a good time to look at Charles Burchfield paintings. And through the 27th, Debra Force Fine Art in New York will be showing a major private collection of Burchfields, consisting of 11 large-scale watercolors and one conté crayon drawing that relates to one of the paintings. Continue reading

May’s Auction Action

This month is rich in auctions, especially in New York, with sales of Impressionist, modern and contemporary art in the offing, as well as American paintings and assorted other fields. Continue reading

We’ll Always Have Paris

“For the perfect flaneur,” wrote Charles Baudelaire in The Painter of Modern Life (1863), “for the passionate spectator, it is an immense joy to set up house in the heart of the multitude, amid the ebb and flow of movement, in the midst of the fugitive and the infinite.” Continue reading

Mix Masters

The biggest museum news in the world this month is the opening of the new Art of the Americas wing at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. To make it shine in the snazzy new digs, the curators have re-thought, re-arranged and re-interpreted the MFA’s formidable American collection, a process that took a decade to complete. Continue reading

Finders, Sleepers

By Sallie Brady Leveraging luck and sleuthing skills, savvy dealers discover hidden treasures. Miscatalogued, overpainted, lost amid the ephemera of a pokey country auction—a hidden masterpiece is the holy grail of every any good art and antiques dealer. It’s the … Continue reading