What's hot in the antiques world? A new survey from Urban Art & Antiques seeks to find out. Providing a continuous reading of the popularity of small shows, big shows, repurposing, vintage and the like is the Industry Pulse Survey. Click to chime in!
The debate over how to revive the antiques trade is ongoing. There's a continual comparison to contemporary art. There's also talk of how to gather up enough money for a celebrity, perhaps Betty White, perhaps Lady Gaga to come in and save the day. On the first topic, let me say antiques are not contemporary … Continue reading Going Gaga for Antiques
Research that reached me via Facebook this morning helped confirm what I have suspected to be true for some time. It's not the ultra-wealthy who are the primary buyers of antiques. Middle-class baby boomers, and before them middle-class members of the GI-generation, have traditionally been the buyers of antiques. The research that reached my desktop … Continue reading The Future of Antiques and Who Buys Luxury