Posts tagged ‘artist’

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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)

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)

Membership in the Irish IPAV !!

July 12, 2013 at 12:54 pm

I have just been accepted to join the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers in Ireland as an Overseas Member. I will now be offering appraisal services to... (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)

Do You Legally Own the Artwork You Possess?

August 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm

 ~ Legal Title ~ (as it pertains to works of art) The age old adage “possession is 9/10 of the law” does not always apply when dealing with... (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)

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)

Is It Fine Art, A Collectible Or An Antique?

April 21, 2010 at 9:52 am

Although any item could be placed into one or more of the following groups, there are some general guidelines for placing an item into a category…    Fine... (more)

Substrate Induced Discoloration

April 10, 2010 at 7:56 am

 Substrate Induced Discoloration or (SID)    Acrylic mediums (especially when thickly applied) have the ability to draw out impurities from the support (surface) they are painted on. Gesso priming will... (more)