Curious Objects: Is it real? A Caravaggio Rediscovered

Benjamin Miller and Michael Diaz-Griffith Curious Objects

If you find an Old Master artwork in your attic, how can you be sure it isn’t fake? This month Ben and Michael consider the case of Judith and Holofernes—a painting attributed to Caravaggio that’s being sold on June 27 by French auctioneer Marc Labarbe—calling expert Eric Turquin and art critic James Gardner to the stand.

Around and about at the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris

Editorial Staff Exhibitions

Drama and scandal swirled around the opening of the twenty-eighth edition of the Biennale des Antiquaires. Less than a week before the celebrated fair opened, there was a thwarted terrorist attack near Notre Dame that only heightened anxiety about security, which was already tight, at the glorious glass-domed Grand Palais where the fair takes place, and made Parisians even gloomier about the year’s precipitous drop in tourism due to earlier attacks.

Dramatic Encounters at the 2016 Biennale des Antiquaires


There was an air of confident renewal at this year’s Biennale des Antiquaires, the grand and sophisticated Paris showcase for art, antiques, jewelry, and antiquities which, despite its name, will become an annual event next year under a new name to be announced in October. A dramatic wood figure from Yimam, circa 1650, at the booth of Galerie Meyer. Photo by Marisa Bartolucci. …

Paris prepares for the 25th Biennale des Antiquaires

Editorial Staff Exhibitions

Fall Preview: Paris prepares for the 25th Biennale des Antiquaires Preparations for the Biennale des Antiquaires, which will open on September 15 in Paris’s Grand Palais, are well underway. Although it is the twenty-fifth edition of the Biennale, it is the first under the direction of Hervé Aaron of Didier Aaron, who is the new president of France’s Syndicat National …

Summer Fare

Editorial Staff

London salerooms buzz through July with a frezy of activity. A more leisurely pace governs the rest of Europe at a string of exhibitions: Robert Adam landscapes in Edinburgh, medieval and Renaissance beauty in Paris, intercultural exchange in Vienna, and Böttger stoneware in Dresden. London sales When salerooms in the United States and on the Continent turn silent, London auction …