Art and Antiques News

Q&A: Deborah Norman - Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:33:11 +0000

With many antiques shops now gone and fewer still keeping regular hours, we turned to Deborah Norman, the warm, gracious proprietor of Grand & Water Antiques in Stonington, Conn., for insight into what makes a shop successful in the internet age. In Norman’s case, the answer is a picturesque location, steady foot traffic, a talent […],

Divine Art & Sculpture At The Met - Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:16:34 +0000

NEW YORK CITY – The Metropolitan Museum is known for its blockbuster exhibitions that fill large galleries with color, light and sometimes sound. “Atea: Nature and Divinity in Polynesia,” at The Met Fifth Avenue through October 27, is an exhibition apart. Installed in a more intimate space, Gallery 359, this fascinating exhibition celebrates the creative […],

Across The Block - Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:13:29 +0000

Artist Felix Gonzales Torres shone bright this week as an untitled work led the way across the block at Christie’s, sparking a final bid of $857,000. At Kaminski Auctions, a painting of a snail by surrealist Gertrude Abercrombie brought a final bid of $28,800. Bidding on sports memorabilia was brisk at Goldin Auctions’ Winter sale […],
VINELAND, N.J. – Four early toy collections converged in Bertoia Auctions’ March 9-10 Signature Sale. The auction, all 810 lots of it, was a colorful display of early paint, fine mechanisms and connoisseurship from both sellers and buyers. Selling all but six lots, the auction would produce a 99.3 percent sell-through rate and a total […],

DC Big Flea & Antiques Show Overflows Chantilly Halls - Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:55:44 +0000

CHANTILLY, VA. – Joan Sides and her daughter Marthia Sides again filled the two connected halls of DC Expo at this Washington, DC, suburb with more than 700 booths of antiques, fine art, folk art, vintage home décor and choice collectibles on March 2-3. Saturday’s weather was just right for the giant indoor show – […],

March 29, 2019 - Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:06:15 +0000

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The 53rd Tolland Antiques Show - Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:55:12 +0000

TOLLAND, CONN. – It takes discipline to stick to one’s principles, as the Tolland Antiques Show has done for much of its 53 presentations. This small show in a bucolic but not inaccessible area of eastern Connecticut,
BOSTON – The predicted heavy snow did not appear and there was a good-sized crowd in Skinner’s Boston gallery for its March 2 sale. The offerings were diverse and choice. Leading the sale and selling for $231,000 was,

Another $1.5 Million Sale At Thomaston Place Galleries - Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:45:36 +0000

THOMASTON, MAINE – The Winter Weekend Auction at Kaja Veilleux’s Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, March 1-3, grossed about $1.5 million with strong results in several categories. European, American and Asian paintings,
By Jessica Skwire Routhier BALTIMORE – The Minotaur – the fearsome half-man, half-bull monster that haunts the center of the labyrinth in Greek mythology – is one of the most recognizable tropes of the Surrealist art movement. Simultaneously strong and terrifying, yet blind and vulnerable, the Minotaur captured the anxieties of a new century rent […],