Jan 18, 2017
A COMPLETE MANUAL TO THE CONSERVATION, DISPLAY AND RESTORATION OF PAPER
By Gordon Lewis, Senior Vice President and Director of The Fine Arts Conservancy.
Photo: Print by Willem de Kooning, After (left) and Before (right) severe water damage
Over a period of issues on The Clarion List, there will be a series of collectors’ guides to the conservation and display of art. These will appear in no particular order, and each type of art will have several parts to address all of the issues for that type of art. While all issues pertinent to a collector will be covered, they will not be sequential, but rather there will be an element pertinent to each type of art, but space compels us to div ...
Jan 17, 2017
As we ring in 2017, we also usher in a new round of pledges to ourselves. We resolve to eat healthier, contribute to our communities, and be kinder to others.
As you reflect on the past year and plan for the next, don’t forget about your art. Take small measures now to ensure that some of your most beloved assets are in good shape. You’ll be saving yourself major headaches down the road. We asked seven professionals from different areas of the art world to suggest New Year’s resolutions that collectors and businesses should make. Read on for expert advice that spans technical, legal, and financial considerations. No matter how your new personal resolutions go, your art wil ...
Jan 13, 2017
The Clarion List continues our series of interviews with leading art companies. Whether you are learning about these companies for the first time or are already familiar with their services, we hope this series helps shed insight into each’s distinct niche and makes the art services market in general more transparent.
This month we discussed condition reports with Annika Erikson, CEO and Founder of Articheck. Articheck is an innovative start-up, providing condition report software to conservators, appraisers, museum registrars, collection managers, private collectors and more. Learn about why condition reports are important for art collections and the art market in general, how much e ...
Jan 12, 2017
By Rayah Levy, Art Market Expert, CEO: ArtéQuesta and AOHFA
For years Holocaust survivors and their heirs have had to jump through bureaucratic hoops to recover art stolen from them during World War II. In many cases, looted works are now in museums and private collections, making the struggle for restitution even more complex.
But on December 16th, President Obama signed the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery (HEAR) Act into law, a victory for those seeking Nazi-Looted Art, which will help ease those challenges.
"The HEAR Act will end an enduring injustice for Holocaust victims and their families." – President Obama