Detroit Institute of Arts Raises Goal for Grand Bargain

  • USA Today
  • January 05, 2015 22:59
Detroit Industry, east wall (detail), Diego Rivera, 1932.  Detroit Institute of Arts

In less than a year, the Detroit Institute of Arts has fulfilled its promise to deliver $100 million to the city's $816-million grand bargain debt restructuring plan.

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Detroit Hit With a $4 Billion Proposal for City's Art

  • New York Times
  • August 27, 2014 23:38
Selene and Endymion by Nicolas Poussin.

New York-based Art Capital has offered Detroit a loan of up to $4 billion in a new proposal that leaves the city's museum intact with its art used as collateral.

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Some antiques seen as 'safe haven' investments with aesthetic appeal

  • Financial Times
  • February 21, 2010 22:26
A Victorian silver askos-form jug with the mark of Paul Storr, London, 1837, from the collection of Benjamin F.  Edwards III, brought $40,000 against a $20,000-$30,000 estimate at Christie's in January 2010.  CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL.

According to antiques valuers in the U.K., auction prices have been climbing steadily for leading English silversmiths of the 18th and 19th centuries, including works by Paul de Lamerie, Hester Bateman and Paul Storr. Other strong categories include antique armor and jewellery, which increased 37 ...

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Signs of Rebound in Antiques Market

  • New York Times Art
  • February 17, 2010 22:45
Peter Finer, an armor dealer, said he took in $1.5 million at the Winter Antiques Show in New York.  (Piotr Redlinski for The New York Times)

After 12 months in which antiques sales were down and prices fell, collectors and dealers again flocked to major antique shows last month in New York. Red dots were plentiful, but according to some of the shows' exhibitors, there are still good buys to be had in certain categories, such as ...

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