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James Arthur and His “Temple of Time”: A Cautionary Tale for Collector-Donors
by Jeanne Schinto

Part II of IV Photos courtesy Maude Arthur Brown Family Archive Why some of even the most fastidious men and women make no plans for their lifelong collections, who can say? Maybe it’s simply because they can’t imagine themselves dead. In contrast, there is the other type of collector—the one who fusses ... (Read More)

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“Original” York Antiques Show Alive and Well, Promoter Says
by M.A.D. staff

“Original” York Antiques Show Alive and Well, Promoter Says Melvin Arion, promoter of the “Original” York Semi-Annual Antiques Show in York, Pennsylvania, emphasized in a recent press release that the shows he manages in York, Pennsylvania, are “doing just fine.” Arion noted that recent press reports about Bob Bockius and Mitchell ... (Read More)

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Barnebys Acquires Online Appraisal Service
by M.A.D. staff

Barnebys Group, a Swedish firm that operates an Internet search engine for design, antiques, and art, has acquired ValueMyStuff (www.valuemystuff.com), an online art and collectibles valuation service. According to a press release, ValueMyStuff has over 500,000 users and provides online valuations of art, memorabilia, wine, watches, and other assets in over ... (Read More)

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The Hidden Wisdom of Objects
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A Book Review Glenn Adamson’s new book is not about the end of the age of clutter. It is not about the fact that there are fewer, better antiques shows with fewer, better dealers, nor fewer, better shops, nor fewer, better lots at some decorative arts auctions. Its subtitle, The Hidden Wisdom ... (Read More)

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Folk and Folks: The Henry D. Green Symposium
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A Book Review The Henry D. Green Symposium at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, has taken place biennially in February since 2000. Most of the talks have been published in illustrated softbound journals.  Dale L. Couch, the curator of decorative arts at the museum, has ... (Read More)

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Two Men Charged in Identity Theft Bidding Case
by Clayton Pennington

An allegedly stolen identity and multimillion-dollar bids for a couple of pieces of contemporary art have resulted in two men being charged in federal court. On October 5 a seven-page complaint was filed against Antonio DiMarco and Joakim von Ditmar, charging each with wire fraud conspiracy and aggravated identity theft. According to ... (Read More)

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Writings in Honor of Jonathan Fairbanks
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A Book Review This book is a festschrift, a collection of writings published in honor of Jonathan Fairbanks on the occasion of his retirement after a five-year stint as director of the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts. Fairbanks, whose career was spent at major institutions such as Winterthur, the Museum ... (Read More)

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Watch for Work by Childs
by Clayton Pennington

Photos courtesy Anne Childs Anne Childs of Little Rock, Arkansas, is a talented and popular contemporary folk artist. Her watercolors—done in a folky Americana style—are so good that unscrupulous people have removed her signature monogram and put her work in the marketplace, leaving no indication that it is new work and ... (Read More)

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New Horizons
by John P. Reid,

Computer Column #359 The world of antiques covers many areas, and no one can be an expert in them all. Sometimes antiquers will want to expand their horizons and enter a new area. The computer, the Internet, and search engines are tools for gaining an initial picture of this new world. ... (Read More)

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European Porcelain in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A Book Review With all the new research on early 18th-century attempts to make porcelain in America, this new book that tells the story of porcelain production in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries in Europe is timely. The author, Jeffrey Munger, is a former curator in the department of European ... (Read More)
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