Start your Monday morning with something caffeinated and a look at these beautiful and serene artworks by 17th, 18th, and 19th Century American and European masters.
Meeting Lark Mason
We sat down with Lark Mason, an expert in the field of auctions and antiques. After 24 years at Sotheby’s New York, he started his own business, an international Fine Art and antiques auction site called iGavel.com.
Highlights from TEFAF
The European Fine Art Fair, renowned for its commitment to excellence, expertise, and elegance, will entice with a fabulous array of art, antiques, and design pieces this year.
More than 260 of the world’s finest art, antiques, and design dealers will bring the very best of the best to the 2013 edition of TEFAF Maastricht, which will take place from March 5 to 24, 2013.
We are particularly looking forward to masterpieces from the Van Gogh Museum, which are to be loaned to TEFAF Maastricht for a special exhibition during the fair! This is a delight, since the Van Gogh Museum rarely exhibits works from its collection of drawings by Vincent van Gogh, because they are so fragile.
Flip through our album to preview some of the highlights from TEFAF Maastricht 2013.
If you’re in Brussels this week, don’t miss BRAFA, Brussels Antiques & Fine Arts Fair, one of the crown jewels of international art fairs.
The 2013 edition, which will take place from January 19 to 27, 2013, is hosting 128 galleries, among which 16 exhibit for the first time, and 11 have come back after a several-year-long absence. Belgium presents 53 galleries (42%), and 75 galleries (58%) are international: the proportion seems to maintain such a balance.
“The BRAFA’s catchword is diversity, eclecticism: that’s our specificity. We are not specialised, diversity is our strength,” claims Harold t’Kint de Roodenbeke, the new chairman.
Browse BRAFA’s Exhibitors.
Winter Antiques Show
This January, we’re looking forward to the Winter Antiques Show, which marks its 59th year as one of the most prestigious antiques show in America, featuring the best from antiquities through the 1960s.
Held at the historic Park Avenue Armory, the show provides curators, collectors, dealers, and first-time-buyers with opportunities to browse exceptional pieces showcased by 73 exhibitors. This year, one-third of the show’s exhibitors are specialists in America, with the rest featuring English, European, and Asian Fine Art and Decorative Art.
Click through to browse the Exhibitor List.
Baltimore Summer Antiques Show
Happening this weekend: The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show! As one of the largest indoor antiques shows in the country, this show offers everything from Fine Art and furniture to American and European silver, jewelry, porcelain, glass, and textiles, ranging from the antiquities to the 20th-century.
The show also offers a free, public lecture series headlined by exhibiting dealers and industry experts. Another highlight of the event will be the 70-dealer Antiquarian Book Fair within the show that will feature rare books, first editions, autographs, fine manuscripts, and unusual bibliographical material.
Check out what artnet Galleries are offering in Decorative Arts and Antiques.
Shakespeare: Staging the World
During the summer of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the British Museum presents a major exhibition on the world and works of William Shakespeare.
Shakespeare: Staging the World provides new and unique insight into the emergence of London as a major city 400 years ago. Maps, prints, drawings and paintings, arms and armour, coins, medals, and other intriguing objects are all interpreted through the innovative perspective of Shakespeare’s plays.
Discover Decorative Art and Antiques.