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Bidsquare Auctions Art Experiences to Aid Doctors Without Borders

Chicago, IL: Bidsquare, the online bidding platform for over 35 leading auction houses, announces Bidsquare Cares: a holiday benefit auction of art experiences to aid the Ebola workers of Doctors Without Borders. Bidding opens at bidsquare.com on Black Friday, November 28th at 12:00PM EST, and closes on Monday, December 8th at 12:00PM EST.

Up for grabs are 35 one-of-a-kind art and city experiences from the leading auction houses that created Bidsquare: Brunk Auctions, Cowan’s Auctions, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Pook & Pook, Inc., Rago and Skinner, Inc.… Read More

A Visit to the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia

On a recent blustery, cold, and snow-showery day, my husband and I had a chance to visit the Barnes Foundation in its new location in Philadelphia. Located near the Franklin Institute, the building is just a stone’s throw away from the newly renovated Rodin Museum, and a short walk from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Due to the small size and popularity of the Barnes Foundation, visitors are encouraged to schedule their visit in advance.… Read More

Fine Art Fakes & Forgeries: A Visit to a New Springfield Museums Exhibit

In 2006, the documentary film Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? introduced the general public to the Byzantine process of authenticating works of art. Not surprisingly, this is a subject that hits close to home, as my colleagues in the Skinner American & European Works of Art department and I spend a tremendous amount of time researching works of art and reaching out to authentication experts. Since the release of that film, things have only become more complex in this high-stakes and highly litigious world.… Read More

The 2013 American Ceramic Circle Symposium in Houston, Texas

The American Ceramic Circle or the ACC, as it’s often called, is an annual event composed primarily of collectors, museum scholars, auction houses and dealers, all with an academic interest in the variety of pottery and porcelain produced throughout the centuries and across the world. European Furniture & Decorative Arts specialists, Leah Kingman and Stephanie Opolski, had the pleasure of joining me on this occasion.

Each year the symposium takes place in a different city with a host museum, and visits to local collections and other institutions with a concentration in fine ceramics complement lectures from nationally and internationally recognized experts.… Read More

An Art Museum Fantasy Road Trip, Part II: a Portal through Space and Time

I’m surrounded by art in my job as an auctioneer and appraiser, but sometimes that’s still not enough. There’s more art out there than I’ll ever be able to see—some of it located in far flung reaches of space and time. If I had a futuristic portal I could step through right now, here are five places I would go.