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This ivory-topped Doctor's Cane contains everything needed to make a house call.

The Un-cane-y World of Canes

Posted: August 26, 2010 13:51 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

Canes and walking sticks, upon first mention, sound perhaps like the least interesting objects in the world to collect. Nothing could be further from the truth. There was a time when no well-heeled gentleman or lady would have been seen in public without his or her walking stick. These often elegantly decorated sticks were not used to give support for walking, but were accessories that were actually “worn” and were, in many instances, symbols of status and wealth. Many examples, especially those dated between the 19th and early 20th centuries, are made of materials such as gold, silv...


Stephen B.  O'Brien, Jr.

Decoy Episode Airs SUNDAY APRIL 18th on TLC's Accidental Fortune

Posted: April 16, 2010 14:22 Last Updated: | Stephen B. O'Brien Jr.

I am happy to announce my cable TV debut this weekend! In February, I travelled to Texas to recreate my gallery for the filming of a TV show called ‘Accidental Fortune.’ We shipped out five boxes of decoys and artwork from Boston and I spent three days on location in San Antonio. The episode of Accidental Fortune will air at 8 PM and 11 PM on Sunday, April 18th on TLC. Tune in to watch the thrilling tale of discovery that surrounds several A.E. Crowell decoys!


Palazzo Strozzi's exhibition 'Art and Illusion' featured Pere Borrell Del Caso's (1835-1910) Escaping Criticism, 1874.  Oil on canvas, 76 x 63 cm.  Collection of the Bank of Spain.

Most popular Fall 2009 press releases on ARTFIXdaily

Posted: December 31, 2009 12:19 Last Updated: | Julie Carlson Wildfeuer

The three most-read press releases on ARTFIXdaily, published in the ArtWire section between September 1 and December 31, 2009, highlighted museum exhibitions: 1. Art and Illusions, Masterpieces of Trompe-l'loeil from Antiquity to the Present. On view through January 24, 2010, this major exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy, explores the art of optical illusion with 140 artworks. From Roman antiquity to Old Masters to present-day painters, artists whose work masterfully "fools the eye" seems to perenially delight viewers. 2. Paintings by Jay Connaway on view at Portland Muse...


Chelsea Antiques Fair ranked as the number 1 viewed event on ARTFIXdaily's fall 2009 calendar.

Most popular fall art events on ARTFIXdaily

Posted: December 30, 2009 20:59 Last Updated: | ArtfixDaily Staff

The top three fall art events, garnering the greatest number of views by ARTFIXdaily readers, were listed in the Calendar section from September 1 to December 31, 2009: 1. Chelsea Antiques Fair. Held twice annually, this five-year-old London antiques show takes place in the 17th-century style Old Town Hall on King's Road. About 35 exhibitors, including many BADA and LAPADA members, are focused on educating the collector; there is an extra emphasis on encouraging new collectors at this relaxed venue. The 2010 dates are: March 17-21, Sept. 22-26. 2. Identity Theft: How a Cropsey became a...


Chet Reneson - Winter Marsh

A Painter's Passions: Watercolors by Chet Reneson

Posted: October 19, 2009 12:39 Last Updated: | Stephen B. O'Brien Jr.

I am pleased to announce a new exhibition of paintings by renowned sporting artist Chet Reneson that will run from October 15 – December 15, 2009. The exhibition features a variety of subjects near and dear to Reneson, including five sporting scenes and four Bahamian paintings. I am particularly thrilled to present a snowy-blowy duck hunting scene that perfectly captures the bluster of a winter hunt, as well as a grouse shooting work and an intense image of two Bahamian fishermen hauling a great white shark into their boat.           &nbsp...


Call for events listings: ARTFIXdaily's fall calendar debuts Sept.  1.

Full-swing into Fall Events: Promote your news on ARTFIXDaily

Posted: August 20, 2009 16:32 Last Updated: | ArtfixDaily Staff

ARTFIXdaily is compiling a comprehensive Fall 2009-Winter 2010 Events Calendar of international exhibitions, auctions, and shows. Museums, galleries, auction houses, historic sites, art fairs, artists, and art institutions are invited to send calendar listings for inclusion. Simply send us the event title, date, location, contact name, phone number or e-mail, an image, and URL. E-mail your Arts Event to info@artfixdaily.com. Art world professionals may also contribute press releases to our ArtWire marketing service. E-mail the press release as a Word doc along with up to three images...


Copley Fine Art Auctions' press release, event, and blog ranked among the most popular content with ARTIFXdaily readers.

Summer Hit List: What's Popular on ARTFIXdaily

Posted: August 14, 2009 16:06 Last Updated: | ArtfixDaily Staff

The most viewed blogs, events, and news releases running on the BETA version of ARTFIXdaily, from June 1 to August 15, 2009, featured intruiging lawsuits, exciting decoy auctions, and noteworthy contemporary artists. Top three blog posts: 1. Brooke Astor's Favorite Painting at Heart of Trial 2. Elmer Crowell Decoys Star on Cable News 3. Shock 'n' Awe; Chris Jordan's Green Theme Mega-Art Most popular events: 1. Susan Van Campen: Watercolors exhibition at Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York 2. Copley Fine Art Auctions' The Sporting Sale 2009 3. Art-40-Basel, the i...


Canvasback Pair by John “Daddy” Holly (1819-1892) or James T.  Holly (1855-1935), Havre de Grace, MD, c.  1885 ($155,250)

Records tumble at Copley’s 2009 $4.16 million Sporting Sale

Posted: August 07, 2009 09:41 Last Updated: | Stephen B. O'Brien Jr.

On July 15 and 16, Copley Fine Art Auctions held its annual sporting sale in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The 2009 auction shot over its $3.5 million low estimate settling in at $4.16 million, making it the most successful in the company’s history. In this landmark sale, 23 of the 25 highest estimated lots sold. Commenting on the auction, Copley Chairman Stephen B. O’Brien Jr. said, “To be up thirty percent from last year’s totals in this economy is a testament to the hard work of our entire staff, and the trust that our clients place in us. We make every effort to deliver a pleasurable experi...


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