As part of our recurring series of guest bloggers (see earlier contributions by Art Inconnu and The Curated Object) today we are pleased to feature Hollister Hovey, a blogger with panache for turn-of-19th-century antiques and collecting. The New York Times recently named her among the “New Antiquarians” shaping the current vogue for vintage Victoriana. We asked Hovey to curate a …
The YSL effect at TEFAF
Some of the good news from TEFAF is all about the YSL effect. Like Christie’s acclaimed sale of the collection of the late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé, TEFAF is a virtual cabinet of curiosities where superlative antiques, rare objects of vertu, and antiquities have been selling well. Over one hundred dealers specializing in this …
Instant Symposium: Eileen Gray’s Dragons chair, a new design icon?
A group of dealers, curators, and 20th century design experts react to the sale of the Eileen Gray Dragons chair
The Rabbit and the Rat: Who owns Chinese Antiquities? An interview with Kate Fitz Gibbon
An interview with a specialist in Asian art and cultural property law