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Highlights: Clement Massier -- Master of Iridescence Autumn-Winter 2006
The inspiration behind Louis Comfort Tiffany’s celebrated iridescent favrile glass, Clément Massier (1844–1917) belonged to a family of potters in the south of France dating back to his great-grandfather Pierre Massier in the eighteenth century.......

Highlights: Luca Giordano Autumn-Winter 2006
Luca Giordano, (born Oct. 18, 1634, Naples—died Jan. 3, 1705, Naples), the most celebrated and prolific Neapolitan painter of the late 17th century. His nickname Luca Fa Presto (“Luca, Work Quickly”) is said to derive.......
Highlights: Country Living American Glassware -- What is it? What is it worth? Autumn-Winter 2006
Many people do not understand the value of glass. This book provides readers with historical and comparative information that will help them learn the difference between those objects that can have value and those that do not. Types of glass covered......

Highlights: Courbet and the Modern Landscape Autumn-Winter 2006
The landscapes of Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) are radically innovative, yet they have been largely overlooked for more than a hundred years. Today Courbet is best known for his monumental figurative works, but he also defied the traditions of European......

Highlights: George Inness -- A Catalogue Raisonne Autumn-Winter 2006
Michael Quick, former curator of American art at the LA County Museum of Art and one of the foremost George Inness authorities provides a detailed look at the artist's long career. Includes commentary on individual works, Inness's stylistic and......

Highlights: George Ohr, Art Potter -- The Apostle of Individuality Autumn-Winter 2006
Named the "the Mad Potter of Biloxi" for his eccentric personality and radical potting forms, George Ohr (1857-1918) from Biloxi, Alabama, anticipated abstract expressionism by at least fifty years. Earning only minor success in his lifetime and......

Highlights: Hyde Park Antiques Celebrates 40 Years Autumn-Winter 2006
Reflecting recently on his long career, gallery owner Bernard Karr had this to say, “Like most collectors, I had set out simply to furnish my own home with beautiful objects. But the more I looked and learned, the more......

Highlights: Lygia Clark Autumn-Winter 2006
Lygia Clark (b. Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in 1920;. D Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1988) Studied in Rio de Janeiro and moved to Paris to study with Fernand Léger in 1950. Clark was part of the Forward Group (formed in 1953) and the Neo-Concretist Manifesto (1959), and .......

Highlights: Luminist Horizons -- The Art and Collection of James A. Suydam Autumn-Winter 2006
Luminism, characterized by the effects of light on landscapes and the absence of visible brushstrokes, has tended to be described as an esthetic of solitary isolation, but this exhibit reveals that it was a gregarious experience for collector and......

Highlights: Nancy Lancaster -- English Country House Style Autumn-Winter 2006
Swagged curtains, a blazing fire, and the family dog lolling on an impeccably upholstered couch; the studied carelessness of what we know as "English country house style" was in fact the brainchild of the Virginia-born Nancy Lancaster (1898-1994), who.......


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