Could Art Dealers Become Subject to Royalty Payments?

Art Royalty Copyright

If proponents of legislation get their way, some living artists may be able to get paid more than once for their work. I first became familiar with the effort through Clayton Pennington's editorial in the February Maine Antiques Digest. Living visual artists could also financially when a work is sold, and when it's resold. I … Continue reading Could Art Dealers Become Subject to Royalty Payments?

Christie’s to Enter China Auction Market

Christie's

Bloomberg News reports that Christie's will hold its first auction in Mainland China this fall. In doing so it will become the first international auction firm to hold its branded events there. The article cites the European Fine Art Foundation which concludes the $13.7 billion market is the second-largest in the world. The move may begin … Continue reading Christie’s to Enter China Auction Market

Stool Sold as Han in China Likely from Qing Dynasty

A stool labeled as being from the Han dynasty (roughly 200 B.C. to 220 a.d.) recently brought $220 million with premium at auction in China. There’s only one problem, stools were not yet used in China during the Han Dynasty. According to Inside China, the jade set labeled “Han Qing Huang Yulong phoenix dressing table … Continue reading Stool Sold as Han in China Likely from Qing Dynasty

59th Annual Theta Show to Feature Collections from Texas Governor’s Mansion

The 2011 Theta Charity Antiques Show in Houston will have a special display of items from the Texas Governor's Mansion. For the first time since the devastating fire in 2008, the mansion will release a collection of fine and decorative arts to display at this year’s show. Jane Karotkin, Texas Governor’s Mansion Curator/Administrator of Friends … Continue reading 59th Annual Theta Show to Feature Collections from Texas Governor’s Mansion