Should I buy insurance for my art?

Depending on the value of the piece or pieces, one might consider insurance for art.  If the collector has only a few pieces and they cannot be replaced, because the work is original, it is not going to be replaced exactly. The collect...

November 1, 2017

Claude Monet 14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926

November 1, 2017

" For me a painting is like a story which stimulates the imagination and draws the mind into a place filled with expectation, excitement, wonder and pleasure"
- J. P. Hughston, painter

October 2, 2017

Carine Fram’s glass work is something I came upon while searching the Internet. It was great to see the fantastic work of a local artist who is very excited about explaining her motivations and processes which go into every piece she creates. She is a prime example of...

How do I protect my art?  

In general, protecting the safety of art work means keeping it on the walls and not stored in basements and attics.  Always keep work away from moisture unless ceramic or sculptural work.  Extreme heat or cold is destructive even to the best m...

October 1, 2017

"Art? You just do it." - Martin Ritt

September 1, 2017

The Burden of Thirst

This past June, at Art All Night in Trenton NJ, I was struck, I mean, really struck by the color treatment in a particular painting. I photographed the name and quickly looked it up on my phone. The artist’s name was Sonali Mohanty. I looked at many...

How do I find a good art dealer?

A good art dealer may or may not own a gallery, but that is a good place to start.  Dealers have their own personalities and it may take time to find a good match. One should feel welcome when entering a gallery.  A smart gallery owner w...

Caring for your collection extends beyond maintaining the physical condition of the objects. It is important to keep good object records and a collection history. This data will be invaluable for insurance purposes in case of theft or disaster. Be sure to create a fold...

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"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life".
Picasso
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