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NEW YORK, N.Y. – New York switches into high gear on Sunday, January 15, the official start of Americana Week.  Before things get too hectic, make a point of visiting “The World of Duncan Phyfe: The Arts of New York,…
Posted on Friday, 06 January 2012 03:00
NORWALK, CT. – The scene was gridlock at Beverly Weir’s display of antique Christmas ornaments in Norwalk on December 3, when holiday shoppers came out for the Fairfield County Fine Art & Antiques Show.A new venture organized by Karen DiSaia…
Posted on Saturday, 10 December 2011 04:19
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Anna and Brian Haughton were back at the Park Avenue Armory from October 21 to 27 to stage the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show. Seems like yesterday that this London duo took Manhattan by…
Posted on Wednesday, 02 November 2011 02:37
LONDON, ENGLAND – By now it is no secret that newly wealthy Chinese buyers are transforming the global market for art and antiques. Sotheby’s chief executive William Ruprecht recently told the Wall Street Journal that the Chinese are spending $4…
Posted on Thursday, 13 October 2011 01:41
The action is starting up and late this past month both of the main auction rooms in New York put their toes in the water with mid-level American painting sales. I viewed both sales and while a majority of the…
Posted on Friday, 30 September 2011 03:30
NEW YORK CITY –As opening-night galas collide with triple-digit drops in the Dow, swings in the financial markets are wreaking havoc with art and antiques shows. New and revamped fairs will no doubt invigorate the market in the coming season…
Posted on Sunday, 25 September 2011 04:32
In my last post, I alerted readers to possible changes afoot at Antiques Week in New Hampshire, the annual August gathering of Americana collectors. AFAnews can now confirm that promoter Karen DiSaia is moving ahead with plans for a new…
Posted on Tuesday, 13 September 2011 02:10
MANCHESTER, N.H. – The two-day Mid Week in Manchester Antiques Show got off to a robust start on Wednesday, August 10.  “Attendance was up slightly from last year, about 8 or 9 percent, but the high quality of the gate…
Posted on Friday, 19 August 2011 03:18
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Shoppers looking for a little retail therapy and a respite from the volatile stock market found it at the New Hampshire Antiques Show. The 54th annual event got underway at the Radisson in Manchester, N.H., on Thursday…
Posted on Thursday, 18 August 2011 00:31
The Dow collapsed this week to lows not seen in many months. But even as investors flee the stock market there are signs, at least for now, of renewed confidence in art and antiques. I am thinking especially of Northeast Auctions’…
Posted on Wednesday, 10 August 2011 03:49
The migratory habits of collectors were on display in late July as buyers of sporting art made their annual swing through coastal New England. Prices for decoys and fine art depicting sportsmen’s pursuits rose dramatically until 2007, cresting that year…
Posted on Saturday, 30 July 2011 03:51
The Contemporary Last month I left off at the HUGE London sales with the catalogs weighing in at 17.37 lbs. This series started on the evening of June 28th at Christie's and as expected, there was plenty of action. Taking to…
Posted on Thursday, 28 July 2011 02:04
MANCHESTER, N.H. –  Predictions are always dangerous but I am betting that the Kellogg Collection of American Folk Art, slated for sale at Northeast Auctions on August 6, will be a shot in the arm for the Americana field. The sad…
Posted on Tuesday, 12 July 2011 00:46
Recent results at Skinner, Inc. in Boston offer further evidence that China is remaking the art market in every corner of the world. But can the Chinese art boom be sustained or is it a bubble that is bound to…
Posted on Monday, 27 June 2011 12:10
With international demand driving prices for many commodities, it should be no surprise that demand is strong for 20th century decorative arts, which enjoy a worldwide following. As the latest round of auctions in New York and New Jersey demonstrated,…
Posted on Friday, 17 June 2011 22:58
NEW YORK CITY – You may not be in line for your own reality television series but you have a shot at “Buried Treasure,” the new Keno brothers show that is set to debut on Fox television on August 24. A-list…
Posted on Thursday, 16 June 2011 02:47
Northeast Auctions has a reputation as an Americana powerhouse but its Memorial Day weekend sale in Portsmouth, N.H., proved that it knows its way around the market for fine art, as well. On Sunday, May 29, ten Old Master drawings executed…
Posted on Wednesday, 08 June 2011 03:50
The May Festivities The month of May is very important in the art world.  The major salerooms present their offerings from many different markets and as I stated last month, based solely on the catalogs in hand, some of the sales…
Posted on Saturday, 04 June 2011 00:58
Many will be tempted to regard the passing of Albert Sack, who died on May 29 at 96, as the end of an era. He was the second of three brothers who perpetuated the legacy of their famous father, Israel…
Posted on Friday, 03 June 2011 03:05
NEW YORK CITY – “The auction market for American art continued its climb back today,” said Christie’s American art chief Eric P. Widing, characterizing the mixed results of the auction house’s May 18 sale of paintings, drawings and sculpture. The morning…
Posted on Saturday, 21 May 2011 23:20
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