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Exhibitions, November 2021
by M.A.D. staff

Ray Welch, Auction, oil on canvasboard, 22" x 28" framed. Robert Chase collection. —Through December 18, 2021 —Springvale, Maine Ray Welch (1915-1996), who signed his work “Ray-Welch,” was a mill worker in Sanford and North Berwick, Maine. He began painting watercolor scenes in 1957 and quickly moved on to oils. His ... (Read More)

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Auction Prices Realized, October 2021
by M.A.D. staff

Here are a few notable prices of antiques sold recently at auction, as provided by press releases. All prices include the buyer’s premium when charged. We’re always looking for news of prices realized at auctions, particularly unusual or top lots. Send pictures, complete descriptions, and information to A.P.R., Maine Antique ... (Read More)

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Endless Summer
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

Beneath the Surface Or, the summer vacation that wasn’t really. Back in the spring, we both got vaccinated. There were tears. A parent or two also cried in relief. The kids acted as if it was a holiday, even though at eight and (by the time you’re reading this) 11, they ... (Read More)

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Artemus USA and Edelman Arts Sued Over Lease
by M.A.D. staff

Art leasing and art finance companies Artemus LLC and Edelman Arts, Inc., are being sued in the Supreme Court of the State of New York for allegedly not paying rent on a seven-story townhouse at 111 East 70th Street in New York City. The suit was filed by the Permanent ... (Read More)

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Hanging with Sandy Smith
by Julie Schlenger Adell

One might expect antiques show impresario Sanford “Sandy” Smith to have a colorful background. He does. His mother named him for the polo player Stephen “Laddie” Sanford, whom “she was impressed with,” as he put it. At Adelphi Academy in Brooklyn, New York, he edited the yearbook and was business manager for ... (Read More)

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Weston Antiques Show Canceled Again
by M.A.D. staff

The Weston Antiques Show in Weston, Vermont, has been canceled; it was scheduled for September 30-October 2. It is the second year that COVID-19 has canceled the show, which is part of the annual Vermont Antiques Week. “There were COVID-19 concerns expressed by dealers and some of the volunteers who manage ... (Read More)

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The Camp Cups Story: A Correction and a Follow-Up
by Lita Solis-Cohen

In the story about the set of camp cups cataloged as having been owned and used by George Washington that were withdrawn from Nate D. Sanders Auctions’ July 29 sale (September, p. 137), the camp cups were compared with documented camp cups in museum collections illustrated in catalogs or posted ... (Read More)

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Letter from London, October 2021
by Ian McKay,

Things tend to get a little quiet in the London rooms in late July and early August, and this month’s “Letter” once again moves into the provinces for some of the lots that make up this latest selection. That is not to say that big money spinners from the capital are ... (Read More)

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Art House to Open in New York City
by Julie Schlenger Adell

New York City will welcome a new venue at the former Barneys flagship store at 660 Madison Avenue in Manhattan in November when Art House takes over five floors of the marble-covered, wood-paneled, windowed space strategically located between 60th and 61st Streets. “We knew that New York has the highest concentration ... (Read More)

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Sotheby’s Sues Florida Couple and Company over Alleged Fakes
by M.A.D. staff

Sotheby’s wants its money back. The privately held auction house claims that several consigned Diego Giacometti (1902-1985) lots were fake, as were the provided provenance documents. On August 5 Sotheby’s filed suit in federal court against Frederic Thut, Bettina Von Marnitz Thut, and FAAM LLC (Fine Art Auctions Miami). According to court ... (Read More)
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