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NEW YORK CITY – Work from two private collections and the Wichita Center for the Arts sparked competitive bidding at Sotheby’s auction of American paintings, drawings and sculpture on May 19.  Sotheby’s shook off marketplace jitters to generate $27.1 million…
Posted on Friday, 20 May 2011 23:32
NEW YORK CITY – The Art Fair Company is taking over the American Antiques Show (TAAS) from the financially ailing American Folk Art Museum, potentially changing the complexion and dynamic of New York’s Americana Week in January. Afanews.com spoke to Mark…
Posted on Monday, 09 May 2011 14:44
NEW YORK CITY – It was years in the planning and months in the execution. The carefully crafted Spring Show NYC closed at New York’s Park Avenue Armory on May 2, having demonstrated all the benefits of experience plus some…
Posted on Monday, 02 May 2011 10:30
Most of us are familiar with the term 'Pre-Gaming' (when one drinks heavily before a function begins - typically relating to underage kids drinking before they go out for the evening. Why you may ask: because it is a lot…
Posted on Friday, 29 April 2011 03:47
PHILADELPHIA, PA. – The 23rd Street Armory Antiques Show has moved three times since debuting in 1995. This year, the 16-year-old fair founded by Barn Star Productions looked more settled than ever when it opened with mimosas and chocolates on…
Posted on Tuesday, 19 April 2011 00:16
PHILADELPHIA, PA.  - Philadelphia Antiques Show organizers are positioning their long-running fair for the future. Following the close of 50th anniversary festivities at the city’s Navy Pier from April 8-12, the 200-member committee charged with planning the annual benefit for Penn…
Posted on Saturday, 16 April 2011 02:28
BATH, UK – America, as it looks from the other side of the pond, is examined in contrasting exhibitions celebrating the 50th anniversary of the American Museum in Britain in Bath this year. The results may surprise you. Monroe ManiaWith the…
Posted on Saturday, 09 April 2011 04:00

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PINEHURST, N.C. – A little over a week from now, college basketball will have crowned its champions, baseball will be in full swing and the first of golf’s four major men’s tournaments will be played at the Augusta National Golf…
Posted on Friday, 01 April 2011 12:41
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Dr. Paul D’Ambrosio has been named president and chief executive officer of the Farmers’ Museum and the New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown. The announcement was made Monday by Jane Forbes Clark, chairman of the Farmers’…
Posted on Tuesday, 29 March 2011 22:04
NEW HAVEN, CT – For much of the past century, antiquarians have associated the former colony of Rhode Island with a group of supremely elegant block and shell-carved mahogany furniture made in the 18th century by members of two Newport…
Posted on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 00:07
It is show season again, after what seemed like the briefest of lulls. With the Palm Beach fairs a wrap, dealers are headed for Maastricht, New York and Philadelphia. Then it is on to London in June before the business…
Posted on Friday, 11 March 2011 04:27
NEW YORK CITY – A recent Thursday saw me racing around Manhattan. Receptions at the Union League Club and Hirschl & Adler Galleries followed a lunch at the Sherry-Netherland Hotel to launch the Spring Show NYC, the latest venture of…
Posted on Saturday, 05 March 2011 04:03
NEW YORK CITY – Is America going to the dogs? Yes, judging by the surging popularity of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, whose legion of Facebook fans jumped to nearly 70,000 after judges named Hickory, a Scottish deerhound, the…
Posted on Wednesday, 23 February 2011 00:58
WILLIAMSBURG, VA. – The wealthy collectors who have been a fixture at the Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum since its founding 63 years ago no longer arrive with a chauffeur and a lady’s maid. They do still check in at the…
Posted on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 16:13
NEW YORK CITY – We did not need the Dow to hit 12,000 on January 26 tell us that the market for art and antiques has more bounce in its step of late. The anecdotal accounts of more than 440…
Posted on Wednesday, 02 February 2011 00:52
NEW YORK CITY – One tipped his pen. The other tilted his chin. With economy of gesture, antiques dealers Todd Prickett and G.W. Samaha faced off for some of the finest American furniture offered during New York’s Americana Week auctions…
Posted on Tuesday, 25 January 2011 04:56
I recently visited Charleston, South Carolina. Coming from the chilly northeast, it was refreshing enjoying sunny days in the seventies. Add to that the palm trees, view of the harbor and Fort Sumpter,  with the Atlantic Ocean beyond, and the…
Posted on Tuesday, 07 December 2010 05:32
I recently spoke to a furniture collectors group in Cleveland, Ohio. During my stay I had some spare time to visit a number of sites and thought I would share a selection of the many that contribute to Cleveland's cultural…
Posted on Monday, 08 November 2010 05:18
During the early twentieth century, New Mexican archeologist and Museum of New Mexico founder, Edgar Lee Hewett, began holding art shows in Santa Fe’s historic Palace of the Governors. In an effort to better promote art in the surrounding region,…
Posted on Sunday, 07 February 2010 05:36
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