MERRY CHRISTMAS

From the AAD team.


December 21, 2014
Fairs and Events
Impressive lineup of nine new exhibitors to participate in the Show’s 61st year . The Winter Antiques Show is proud to announce the selection of nine new exhibitors: Apter-Fredericks (London), Thomas Coulborn & Sons Ltd. (Sutton Coldfield, England), and Ronald Phillips LTD (London), three globally recognized purveyors of fine English [...]
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December 16, 2014
Mary Helen McCoy
  Fads collecting come and go generation after generation and if you are fortunate to live long enough you will experience the trends and see that “what goes around comes around". Although the quote is meant for Karma in life it applies to what we purchase for our homes. My [...]
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December 15, 2014
Christine Lin
“Joyfully Climbing Heaven’s Ladder” by Wang Jing, China. (Courtesy of NTD Television) NEW YORK—The judges of the NTD Television International Figure Painting Competition don’t grade on a curve. As outstanding as the finalists’ works are, Tuesday night’s awards ceremony went without a gold winner. This is the first year that [...]
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December 13, 2014 5 Comments
Elliot Lee
  Was WW2 the final nail in the coffin for French Art? [...]
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December 10, 2014 27 Comments
Cindy Charleston-Rosenberg
  I start off with a confession of bias: I have not eaten a mammal in more than 3 decades, the plight of the Elephant poached for his ivory is a personal and legitimate concern.  And yet, it has been interesting to consider the comments of respected peers, expert in [...]
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December 10, 2014
News ::
COLLECTION OF RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE SCULPTURES, CLOCKS AND WORKS OF ART Collection Featured in Multiple Museum Exhibitions To Be Sold During Christie’s ‘Old Masters Week’ Series of Sales in January   Christie’s have announced the sale of the highly esteemed Abbott-Guggenheim Collection, comprising of Renaissance and Baroque sculptures, clocks and [...]
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December 9, 2014
News ::
  Armed Soldiers In Zimbabwe Atop A Dead Elephant In Suspicious Circumstances Image :: Associated Press   The below, text from a speech given by Prince William at the World Bank, 8 December 2014. One of the most insidious forms of corruption and criminality in the world today, is the [...]
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December 5, 2014 1 Comment
News ::
  Christie's Press Release, 2nd December 2014. Steven P. Murphy Stepping Down as Chief Executive of Christie’s   After four highly successful years, Steven P. Murphy will be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of Christie’s at the end of the year.  Patricia Barbizet will become Chief Executive Officer as [...]
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December 5, 2014
Lewis Baer
It is nice to be in a business that the Sotheby’s/Christie’s Duopoly does not particularly care about and even discourages having to deal in it.  Their thoughts on the decorative arts as it relates to antique furniture and accessories has clearly been exhibited by their lack of catalogue sales, failure [...]
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December 2, 2014
Laura Harding Stewart
-Abdulnasser Gharem - Lieutenant Colonel in the Saudi Armed Forces and Saudi Contemporary Artist Talks to AAD’s Laura Stewart about Bridging These Seemingly Incompatible Roles- Saudi Artist Abdulnasser Gharem After I briefly met and spoke with Abdulnasser Gharem at Art Basel in 2012, I felt that I had left a single, and [...]
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