Archive for the ‘Artists’ Category

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The Man Who Drew Too Much

December 28, 2017 at 9:40 pm

Although writer Clemente Moore described a jelly-bellied Santa in his poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas”, it was artist Thomas Nast who truly brought the beloved character to... (more)

Historic Preservation – FAST FACTS

May 16, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Preservation Fast Facts…   >More than 4.8 Billion Artifacts are held in public trust by more than 30,000 archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, scientific research collections, and archaeological... (more)

Understanding how to insure fine art.

July 24, 2014 at 8:07 pm

A question was asked recently in a LinkedIn group: “Should all art be insured or just some art?” Well, you all must know what comes next… It Depends.... (more)

Knowing your s…tuff: Connoisseurship in Art and other Fine Things

August 5, 2013 at 5:50 pm

While researching a painting for an appraisal I began to remember a discussion on connoisseurship in one of my appraisal courses. What is it? How do you obtain... (more)

Check your insurance coverage…

May 13, 2013 at 5:36 pm

The following is an excerpt from a blog by The Center for Art Law. Flaum v. Great Northern Insurance Company. Lesson: Review the policy for adequate coverage             While insurance... (more)

Building a collection on your own? Consider this…

October 1, 2012 at 11:25 am

Whether you are collecting jewelry, vintage cars, wine or artwork, the transition into a serious collector involves knowledge, relationships, record keeping and preservation. Can you fill all of... (more)

Print Terminology & “stuff on the bottom”!

January 4, 2012 at 4:12 pm

The numbers on the bottom of a lithograph or other graphic usually appear as a fraction, with the denominator giving the edition size and the numerator giving the... (more)

Art Loss – Fraud, Theft or Damage

March 9, 2011 at 1:36 pm

It’s more exciting and newsworthy to talk about theft. The FBI’s art theft program Web site states: “Art and cultural property crime – which includes theft, fraud, looting,... (more)

Significant problems found with current appraisals

February 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm

An appraisal is a record of an item to prove its existence, establish its identity and communicate a value through an established methodology. In reviewing a number of... (more)

Visual Media Deterioration

August 3, 2010 at 3:45 pm

There are many mediums on which visual media can be stored. Today I would like to touch on the problem with the deterioration of VHS and Film media.... (more)