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A Man of Sorrow: A New Bronze Face of Lincoln
by Pete Prunkl

Few members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences ever win an Oscar. The success rate for sculptors is even slimmer. Robert Merrell Gage (1892-1981) did not win an Oscar himself, but his stunning display of narrated sculpture-making in the 1956 film The Face of Lincoln was responsible for ... (Read More)

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Letter from London
by by Ian McKay,

Substantial sections of this “Letter” are devoted to matters Russian, among them pictures, revolutionary ceramics, and a Fabergé menagerie, and to a spectacular Tompion clock with royal connections that made close on $2 million. Chairs, ceramics, and other Chinese treasures are also represented, along with a fine Modigliani portrait and a ... (Read More)

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Sheldon Peck: Footsteps of His Life
by Kay Manning

Lombard Historical Society, Lombard, Illinois Sheldon Peck would head out from his Babcock’s Grove, Illinois, homestead clean-shaven and with little in his pockets but would return with a full beard and a full wallet from painting portraits, mostly of contemporaries in the antislavery and social justice movements. The itinerant painter earned $50 ... (Read More)

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Long Island’s Leading Silversmith
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A Book Review This book about the life and work of Southampton, New York, silversmith and entrepreneur Elias Pelletreau (1726-1810) makes the past come alive. It will give those who read it something to think about when stuck in traffic on Long Island’s Route 27 on the way to the Hamptons. ... (Read More)

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“Can You Do Better?”
by Clayton Pennington

Haggling. Dickering. Lowballing. Sally Schwartz, founder of Randolph Street Market in Chicago, recently forwarded us an Internet thread that discussed dealer responses to customers asking for discounts. The answers ranged from hilarious to frustrating and came from both from buyers and sellers. Now that summer is here—the time of big shows packed ... (Read More)

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Traveling up the Mountain to Scenic Cashiers
by Pete Prunkl

Cashiers Benefit Antique Show, Cashiers, North Carolina Tourists, retirees, and vacation homeowners long ago discovered the forested Highlands-Cashiers Plateau in western North Carolina. With 16 golf courses and 29 exclusive communities, it is both popular and upscale. That level of prosperity has made the annual Cashiers Benefit Antique Show a destination ... (Read More)

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Buying Heats Up in Rockport
by Mark Sisco

Camden-Rockport Historical Society Antiques Show, Rockport, Maine When it comes to the Camden-Rockport Historical Society Antiques Show, held at the Camden-Rockport High School in Rockport, Maine, each year, you can almost set your calendar by the weather. If it’s the hottest day of the year to date, it will be the ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, August 2019
by M.A.D. staff

Claude Monet (1840-1926), Weeping Willow and Water Lily Pond, 1916-19, oil on canvas, 78¾" x 70¾". On loan from private collection. —Through September 15 —Fort Worth, Texas The Kimbell Art Museum is hosting Monet: The Late Years, a selection of 50 paintings on loan from major public and private collections in Europe, ... (Read More)

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Hurry to See WALL POWER!
by M.A.D. staff

The exhibition WALL POWER! Quilts from the Werner and Karen Gundersheimer Gift will open on August 6 at the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) in New York City. It will be on display for only four weeks—through September 1. Included in the exhibition will be quilts recently gifted to the ... (Read More)

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New Curator of American Art at the Michener
by M.A.D. staff

Dr. Laura Turner Igoe is the new curator of American art at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Igoe has broad curatorial experience including the Harvard Art Museums, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Princeton University Art Museum, and the Barnes Foundation. Exhibition projects she has contributed to include Nature’s Nation: ... (Read More)
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