See what’s going on this week in the auctions world
Recent articles discussing the American art auctions in May at Sotheby’s and Christie’s in New York expressed concern about the state of the market for Hudson River school paintings.
Brilliance and madness; poverty and fame—the life of Ralph Albert Blakelock (1847–1919) forms one of the more fascinating chapters in the history of American art.
The biggest thing about this year’s International Fine Art Fair (May 1 – 5) was the grand arrangement of cherry blossoms and white lilies flanking the entry to the Armory Drill Hall. Inside there were fewer exhibitors—thirty-nine down from sixty last year. But size and quantity are not the measure of anything when it comes to fine art, and as …