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New Owner for Wolfeboro Antiques & Artisan Barn
by M.A.D. staff

The Wolfeboro Antiques & Artisan Barn in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, is under new management. Kyle Copeland now owns and manages the 30-dealer group shop that has been in business for almost 20 years and was formerly known as the 1810 House. The shop is located in a 1765 two-story dairy ... (Read More)

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William Birch, Ingenious Artist
by Lita Solis-Cohen

In celebration of the tenth anniversary of its Visual Culture Program, the Library Company of Philadelphia has mounted an exhibition, William Birch, Ingenious Artist: His Life, His Philadelphia Views, and His Legacy, and will hold a one-day symposium on October 5, “William Birch and the Complexities of American Visual Culture.” The ... (Read More)

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The Wyeth Experience: A Series of Special Tours
by M.A.D. staff

The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, is offering a special series of tours, “The Wyeth Experience.” These three-hour tours include the museum’s Wyeth Center and the Olson House in Cushing, where Andrew Wyeth painted for three decades. Tours will take place Friday and Saturday mornings throughout July, August, and ... (Read More)

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TEFAF and Artvest Separate
by M.A.D. staff

In 2016 TEFAF (The European Fine Art Foundation) expanded into the United States, a move facilitated by Artvest, owned by Michael Plummer and Jeff Rabin, via a two-year management services agreement with TEFAF New York. The TEFAF New York Fall show was launched in October 2016, and TEFAF New York ... (Read More)

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Lollipop Tree Turns Sour
by M.A.D. staff

Contemporary artist Wayne Thiebaud, almost 100 years old, personally confirmed in February 2018 that he painted a million-dollar picture. Three months later, Thiebaud retracted that claim. Now the buyer wants his money back, and the whole matter has landed in court. Lollipop Tree sold for $1,080,000 at Nadeau’s Auction Gallery on ... (Read More)

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Books Received, August 2018
by M.A.D. staff

These are brief reviews of books recently sent to us. We have included ordering information for publishers that accept mail, phone, or online orders. For other publishers, your local bookstore or a mail-order house is the place to look. Biographies of Western Photographers: A Reference Guide to Photographers Working in the ... (Read More)

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What’s It Worth? Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary
by M.A.D. staff

Mike Ivankovich’s What’s It Worth? radio show on WBCB 1490 AM celebrated its fourth anniversary on July 13. Since July 2014 Ivankovich has hosted 200-plus shows featuring a wide variety of local, regional, and national guests, including authors, auctioneers, editors, columnists, and experts. The show’s focus is antiques and collectibles, ... (Read More)

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Four Antiques Dealers Charged with Illegal Sales
by M.A.D. staff

Four Hudson, New York, antiques store owners were charged with felonies on June 26 in connection with the illegal sale of ivory. Acting on a tip and supporting an ongoing statewide effort to combat the illegal sale of endangered and threatened species products in New York, investigators with the New York ... (Read More)

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Social Skills
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector Back in 2013, we wrote a column about social media and the power it has to build communities and audiences (“Just Be Yourself,” September 2013). That column was prompted by the success of Chief David Oliver in Brimfield, Ohio. Oliver, a small-town police chief, became an overnight sensation ... (Read More)

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Letters from London, August 2018
by Ian McKay,

Letter from London The most expensive things featured in this month’s “Letter” are drawn from the round of Impressionist and modern picture sales mounted in London in June, but Russian works of art, a rare Mozart manuscript, one of Napoleon’s “sideways” hats, and one of those legendary found-in-the-attic lots, in this ... (Read More)
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