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Exhibitions, February 2018
by M.A.D. staff

Maine Antique Digest includes, as space permits, brief announcements of exhibitions planned by galleries, museums, or other venues. We need all press materials at least six weeks in advance of opening. We need to know the hours and dates of the exhibit, admission charges, and phone number and website for ... (Read More)

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Americana at Sotheby’s
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Sotheby’s, New York City Photos courtesy Sotheby’s Americana filled seven floors of Sotheby’s on York Avenue in New York City in mid-January, daring collectors, curators, and dealers to explore a vast array of America’s past. Erik Gronning, head of Americana at the international auction house, gets one chance a year to prove ... (Read More)

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The 2018 Wallace Hall Art, Design & Antiques Show
by Julie Schlenger Adell

New York City Filling a void in the New York City show landscape, The Art, Design & Antiques Show at Wallace Hall offered dealers and collectors a place to exhibit and buy during Americana Week. The show has grown in stature and significance. The 33 dealers who set up shop January 19-21 ... (Read More)

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The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair
by Lita Solis-Cohen

New York City Serious collectors, curators, scholars, and designers put the annual New York Ceramics & Glass Fair on their January calendars. This year it was held January 18-21 with an opening night preview party on January 17 at the Bohemian National Hall in New York City. They know that half ... (Read More)

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The Outsider Art Fair 2018
by Julie Schlenger Adell

New York City The Outsider Art Fair offered the best of storytelling, with humor, pain, death, love, fear, abuse, and pathos featured in the artworks that filled the walls of the Metropolitan Pavilion from January 18 to 21. Over four days that coincided with Americana Week, flocks of people headed downtown ... (Read More)

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Eldred’s Offers Affordable Antique Jewelry and More in January Sale
by Mary Ann Brown

Antique Jewelry & Gemology Photos courtesy Eldred’s Eldred’s Auctioneers of East Dennis, on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, held its antiques and accessories sale on January 19 and 20, offering 152 lots of jewelry that achieved good results and had “a very low pass rate,” according to Leah Kingman, the specialist who cataloged ... (Read More)

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Washington and Wady Top Christie’s Americana Auction
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Christie’s, New York City Photos courtesy Christie’s Americana sales in January have been called the barometer of the market for at least five decades. “As goes January, so goes the market” is the mantra. Collectors and dealers who make this market buy what speaks to them and ignore what they deem over-restored, ... (Read More)

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Outsider Art at Christie’s
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Christie’s, New York City Photos courtesy Christie’s When a double-sided Henry Darger watercolor and collage sells for $60,000 more than the highest-priced piece of furniture during Americana Week in New York City, people take notice. This double-sided work by Henry Darger (1892-1973), 93 At Jennie Richee, are chaced for long distance by Glandelinians with blood hounds. / 95 ... (Read More)

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Rago Design and Unreserved Sales
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Rago Arts & Auction Center, Lambertville, New JerseyPhotos courtesy Rago Arts & Auction Center Rago Arts & Auction Center holds weekend design auctions three times a year, in January, June, and September, offering over 1000 lots in three days. The sales include lots from the entire 20th century, beginning with Arts ... (Read More)

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Marchant Material Buoys China Trade Sale
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Christie’s, New York City Photos courtesy Christie’s Christie’s began its January Americana sales with a January 18 session of 206 lots of Chinese export art, of which 100 were consigned by the London firm Marchant. In September of last year Christie’s offered close to 50 bronzes, jades, and ceramics in a single-owner ... (Read More)
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