Friday, September 7, 2012

                                             A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

I few months ago I was at a clients house who already had many wonderful pieces of art and casually asked if if the pieces were insured.  Well maybe it wasn't so casual.....His wife happened to have been standing next to us and I saw the look. You know the look.  The look that says no and I have only been mentioning for years that we need to do that.

The collection and since that visit, additions to the collection, warranted an Appraisal for Insurance purposes.  I have since done such an appraisal for approximately 25 pieces and he is now properly insured.

Not only is it important to have art approved for insurance purposes, but also to have art Re-Appraised every couple of years.  The art market and values are constantly changing and has become an investment class of its own.

Please call me if your need any such appraisals.  Art Insurance is vital.

Artist:  Chris Payne

As many of you know we are ready to welcome not only the end of summer, but also the beginning of the Fall Auction Season.  With auctions at the larger auction houses including Christie's, Sotheby's and Phillips, and at smaller venues, there is a wide variety to choose from.

You can view lots online at each of the respective sights.

If you are interested in any of the lots please let me know.  It is always important to view the lots condition in person of which I am available to do. I am also available to help you with all parts of the bidding process.

Please continue to view my website as changes/additions are frequently made. The newest changes should be available on Monday, September 9th. The images/artists represented are just a sampling of the art market and what is available.  It is a personal process that I go through with each client to find those artists and images that they would love to live with.

Photographer: Paul Lange

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


A wonderful surprise for a wonderful friend/client.  An Arthur Leipzig photograph for an Anniversary gift.  This was sitting wrapped against a wall until my friends wife just couldn't take it anymore and had to know what was inside.  I love this family picture as much as the photograph.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Art Market Watch:


Interest in both art as a wonder to be surrounded by and as a wonderful investment continues to drive interest and sales.

Of course, many of us know about the much publicized auction and then sale of EDVARD MUNCH  The Scream (1895) which sold for $120 million.

9 other works broke the 8 figure ceiling, selling for $10 million or more, and new auction records were set for 11 artists: Mark Rothko, Yves Klein, Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, Gerhard Richter, Alexander Calder, Anselm Kiefer, Jeff Wall, Josef Albers, Vija Celmins, Sherrie Levine and Romare Bearden.

STILL......STILL......Plenty of wonderful works of art for ALL...YES ALL price ranges to buy and enjoy for your own personal enjoyment, collection and even investment.

Sunday, April 22, 2012


I am sharing a brief tribute to one of my favorite fashion photographers: William Klein (born in 1928-)

Klein achieved widespread fame as a fashion photographer for Vogue.  His work was considered revolutionary for its ambivalent and ironic approach in media and his extensive use of unusual photographic techniques in the context of photojournalism and fashion photography.

He is ranked 25th on the Professional Photographers Top 100 Most Influential Photographers.

I am delighted to announce that William Klein will be in London to receive the Sony World Photograph 'Outstanding Contribution to Photography' Award.

Please see pieces of William Klein's works at

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Robert Doisneau, an artist of the Parisian streets, honored today by Google.  The famous French photographer would have been 100.
Parisian born, Doisneau wandered the streets of his home city with his trademark Leica collecting images of the local street life.
Through Doisneau's eyes, paris became a magic circus of occasion and event.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sally Mann Auction Results

April 2012, Phillips de Pury New York Auction produced some terrific Sally Mann auction results:
Candy Cigarette, 1989   19 1/2 x 23 inches $266,500 (includes buyers premium).  Estimate was $40,000 -60,000.  The New Mothers, 1989  19 x 23 1/4 inches $74,500 (includes buyers premium)  Estimate was $20,000-$30,000.

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