My son’s school is celebrating President’s Month and before the month has ended I would celebrate by showing some presidential engravings or photos in my collection.
An early George Washington, our first president, steel engraving by G. R. Hall with his signature and official items, including a nice thirteen star flag in the background, dated 1856.
Modern Urban-Expressionism : The Art of Marcus Antonius Jansen
New York born Marcus Jansen offers selections from his current body of work at International Los Angeles Art Traide Fair at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica with his exclusive representation Museum Works Gallery Aspen – New York – Miami this week. BIG Arts Phillips Gallery will also host an exhibition between February 2 – March 1. 2008.
Hometown Art Not So Out Of Reach
Most Cincinnatians with even a modest interest in the city’s artistic heritage are familiar with the major 19th and 20th Century men and women who made Cincinnati a major center of American art. Artists such as Frank Duveneck, Henry Farny, Dixie Selden and Joseph Henry Sharp have long been recognized on a national scale. Their […]
Emerging Artists: Focus on the Streets of Europe
Collecting art is an investment in taste. Knowing what artist may produce works that become a valued investment is no easy task. When an artist is consistently shown in esteemed galleries, when s/he’s commissioned by brands to design for their products, and when an artist publishes well received coffee table books – these are the signs of an emerging talent in the art world.
All Kinds of Smoke Can Be Hazardous to Art and Antiques
Smoke is, in essence, energy that does not burn completely during a fire. Combustion occurs, giving off heat, light, carbon dioxide, and water vapor. Smoke is made visible by the presence of small particles of carbon and other materials. It contains gases that form tiny particles known as PM10 (which means “Particulate Matter less than […]
Silver, Regional Paintings and Weathervanes Top 2007 Antique Predictions
With 2007 barely underway, it’s time to make my annual predictions for the antique and collectibles market. The short version is that you can expect sterling and coin silver hollowware, regional American paintings, and figural weathervanes to go up in value while cut glass and European china will experience a downturn. Of course, I don’t […]