High Museum Welcomes Heydt as New American Art Curator

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The High Museum of Art in Atlanta recently announced the appointment of Stephanie Heydt as the new Margaret and Terry Stent Curator of American Art.  Heydt will be responsible for the High’s American art collection, comprising nearly nine hundred objects, which includes significant works by renowned 19th- and 20th-century American artists such as William Merritt Chase, Henry Ossawa Tanner, John …

In conversation with…Ralph Harvard

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While booth design may be a secondary consideration for some exhibitors at the Winter Antiques Show, every year a handful make a splash.  Among these, the designs of the New York-based interior designer and architectural historian Ralph Harvard have come to be the most anticipated of the show. We recently caught up with Harvard and asked him to talk about …

The Lessons of ‘Old Jake’

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Standing more than six feet tall with a bugle in hand and leaning heavily on his bent left knee, the weathervane depicting a fireman named “Old Jake” points forward with a particular sense of urgency.  As the star lot of Sotheby’s recent Americana sale, which took place on January 23 and 24, when Old Jake failed to sell it set …

New Views at the 55th Annual Winter Antiques Show

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Both exhibitors and visitors to this year’s Winter Antiques Show, held at the Park Avenue Armory from January 23 – February 1, remarked that the event seemed to have a lot of energy and sparkle despite the drastic economic downturn.  The range, quality, and price points of the seventy-five exhibitors also seem to have struck the right note. Strong early …

Skinner, Inc. to Go Live

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Signaling the expanding presence of regional and specialty auction houses on the web, Skinner, Inc. recently announced that it would bring its auctions online in spring 2009.   Skinner-Live!, a live online bidding applet, will make it possible for bidders to compete in Skinner auctions in real time from the company’s own website.  While other auction houses have partnered with …