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(Issue Story)

“Can You Do Better?”
by Clayton Pennington

Haggling. Dickering. Lowballing. Sally Schwartz, founder of Randolph Street Market in Chicago, recently forwarded us an Internet thread that discussed dealer responses to customers asking for discounts. The answers ranged from hilarious to frustrating and came from both from buyers and sellers. Now that summer is here—the time of big shows packed ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Exhibitions, August 2019
by M.A.D. staff

Claude Monet (1840-1926), Weeping Willow and Water Lily Pond, 1916-19, oil on canvas, 78¾" x 70¾". On loan from private collection. —Through September 15 —Fort Worth, Texas The Kimbell Art Museum is hosting Monet: The Late Years, a selection of 50 paintings on loan from major public and private collections in Europe, ... (Read More)

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Hurry to See WALL POWER!
by M.A.D. staff

The exhibition WALL POWER! Quilts from the Werner and Karen Gundersheimer Gift will open on August 6 at the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) in New York City. It will be on display for only four weeks—through September 1. Included in the exhibition will be quilts recently gifted to the ... (Read More)

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Heritage Auctions Launches Monthly Online Fine Art Auctions
by M.A.D. staff

Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas, will launch monthly fine art auctions this summer. The monthly auctions, which will be held the second Thursday of each month, will complement Heritage’s live auctions and other current online auctions of prints and multiples and photographs. The sales will feature a combination of material primarily ... (Read More)

(Young Collectors)

Get On Board
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector Part of our impetus for uprooting our lives so completely a couple years ago was the desire to be part of a community. We both grew up in small towns, the kind of place where you saw your teacher at church and the cashier in the grocery store ... (Read More)

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Signed Newport Fly Tea Table Shown in Reopened Museum
by Lita Solis-Cohen

When the Whitehorne House Museum at 416 Thames Street, Newport, Rhode Island, reopened on May 29, it put on view a tea table with the chalk signature of joiner Joseph Sanford. The Newport Restoration Foundation bought the table at Sotheby’s in January 2019. Armin Allen, a foundation trustee, did the ... (Read More)

(Computer Article)

Multiple Lists, Desktops, and Monitors
by John P. Reid

Computer Column #366 Doing research for something as simple as this column can result in piles of notes. Sorting and organizing such notes amounts to organizing the column or another research report. In high school we old-timers were taught to put the notes on file cards. This still works. A book collector ... (Read More)

(Book Review)

Books Received, July 2019
by M.A.D. staff

These are brief reviews of books recently sent to us. We have included ordering information for publishers that accept mail, phone, or online orders. For other publishers, your local bookstore or a mail-order house is the place to look. Monet: The Late Years by George T.M. Shackelford (Kimbell Art Museum and ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

The Stuff about the Stuff: The Value and Imperiled Future of Collectors’ Papers
by Jeanne Schinto

Part II of II As an antiques reporter, I have always loved best the assignments that send me into archives to read the papers of collectors from past generations. Besides enjoying the guilty pleasure associated with reading other people’s mail, I have found these troves to be filled with fascinating and ... (Read More)

(Book Review)

Augmenting the Canon
by Lita Solis-Cohen

What a great title for a catalog that brings new scholarship up to date in the field of American Neoclassical furniture and decorative arts. Augmenting the Canon is the latest addition to a shelf of catalogs written by Stuart Feld, this one with his daughter, Elizabeth. The first catalog in ... (Read More)
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