Photography in New York

Editorial Staff Exhibitions

The New York dealer of fine photographs Hans P. Kraus Jr. celebrates his gallery’s twenty-fifth anniversary this year with a display of iconic works entitled Silver Anniversary: 25 Photographs, 1835 to 1914, opening today. Even readers who are less familiar with photography dealers will recall Kraus’s impressive booth at the 2009 Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory, which …

This Week’s Top Lots: October 5 – 9

Editorial Staff Art

* Christie’s London/October 6, Islamic and Indian ArtThe sale total was just over £5 million. The top lot was a circa 1600 Ottoman navigational chart of the Mediterranean coastline that sold for £1.07 million (estimate £300,000-400,000). Other top lots were a Qu’ran dated 1288 AD that sold for £457,250 (estimate £200,000-300,000), and an 18th century painted and carved Damascus room …

Maynard Parker’s modern architecture & interior photography

Editorial Staff Furniture & Decorative Arts

The Huntington Library recently launched a new online database that makes accessible the archives of Los Angeles-based architectural and garden photographer Maynard L. Parker (1901-1976). Parker contributed images to many of the nation’s premiere home design publications from the late 1930s through the early 1970s including House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, Better Homes & Gardens, and Sunset. He traveled across the …

Recommended this week

Editorial Staff Art

On August 15 & 16 Northeast Auctions will host its annual Marine, China Trade & Sporting Art auction, including English pottery from the collection of Bob Treitelman. See all 1,152 lots here. Peggy Cooper Cafritz spoke to the New York Times about the loss of her African-American and African art collection after her Washington, DC home was destroyed by fire …

This Week’s Top Lots: June 29 – July 3

Editorial Staff

*  The top lot of the June 27 sale of 20th century furniture and design at Skinner in Boston was a Tiffany Studios Peony lamp that sold for $118,500 (estimate $70,000-90,0000). Other top sales included a Tiffany Studios favrile glass table lamp that sold for $23,700 (estimate $3,000-5,000), and a Moorcroft vase with red flambé glaze that sold for $15,405 …

The Persistence of Memory

Editorial Staff Art

In her new book, Scrapbooks: An American History (Yale, 2008), Jessica Helfand suggests that in times of uncertainty people turn to the hobby. Scrapbooking and memory keeping is now a major industry in the United States and represents the largest segment of the nearly $30 billion craft industry. Memory keeping is certainly nothing new, particular in the world of antiques …