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When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Outsider ArtThe Studio Museum of Harlem offers a look at Outsider art in relation to contemporary art and black life. The exhibition aptly named When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South offers not only a look at works by such outstanding self-taught artists as  Thornton Dial, Joe Minter, James “Son” Thomas,  Kara Walker, […]

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Rago Auctions Offers Attorney’s View On “Caveat Emptor”

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dean Nicyper, attorneyAs the world of auctions continues to expand both in galleries and online, the term caveat emptor takes on new meaning. To address the risks that sellers and buyers are exposed to, Rago Auctions of Lambertville, PA, will host a talk during its next auction preview featuring New York attorney Dean Nicyper.  The presentation will expose examples […]

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Outsider Art Fair Launches Instructive Website

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Outsider website logoFor years, the Outsider Art Fair was the place to buy exciting art. With its sale to Wide Open Arts, LLC, the genre has become even more popular.  Under the auspices of Andrew Edlin, the fair ushers in a new era of resources. Call it art intelligence or a source for finding out everything you […]

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From Thesaurus To Leetspeak, Mel Bochner’s Strong Language

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mel BochnerAmerican conceptual artist Mel Bochner has long had a fascination with text.  Now, 70 of his text-based works are on view at New York City’s Jewish Museum. The show entitled Strong Language  runs through September 21, 2014. Words as a source  for painting springs from Bochner’s interest in the philosophy of language and its counter weights, popular culture and […]

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Chelsea Contemporary Gallery Hosts Traditional Quilt Show

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

American quilts For what may be a first, one of Chelsea’s foremost contemporary art galleries is looking to antique quilts to make a statement.  Edward Thorp Gallery is presenting thesurvey of American quilts made over a 130 year period, 1810 to 1940. Broadly speaking, quilts were the past centuries’ social networks. They can seen as a reflection on […]

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FISHER HERITAGE Moves to Chelsea

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

FISHER HERITAGE owner Laura FisherFISHER HERITAGE, the gallery of Laura Fisher that specializes in antique and vintage textiles, is now located in  Chelsea. The gallery is in the Bedrock Warehouse at 241 Eleventh Avenue at 26th street.   The new gallery is just a block from the Highline and is filled with  quilts, hooked rugs, woven coverlets, rag woven carpet, […]

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ADA Spring Show Exclusively Online, Opening April 1

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

ADA online show logoWith the  unfortunate  news that Philadelphia will be bereft of  Barnstar’s 23 Street Armory Show in April, collectors get the good   news that the American Antique Dealers are looking to Internet rather than a physical venue for their upcoming Spring show.  The ADA Show will be a 24-hour marathon for four days. Shoppers will view […]

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