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Return to Craftsman Farms: Gustav Stickley in the Twenty-First Century

Return to Craftsman Farms: Gustav Stickley in the Twenty-First Century

By Erica Lome The year 1916 marked the final issue of Gustav Stickley’s influential periodical The Craftsman, which introduced American audiences to the British-derived Arts and Crafts movement. Nearly a hundred years later, many of Stickley’s distinct products – ranging from furniture and lighting to carpets and textiles – continue to appeal to collectors. Yet […]

On the Road to… New Mexico

On the Road to... New Mexico

Perhaps nowhere else does art and architecture capture the vernacular and cultural landscape as perfectly as in New Mexico; a place where modernism and primitivism comfortably coexist. The last two decades of the 1800s saw a migration of artists to New Mexico, and the settling of art colonies in Taos and Santa Fe that spawned […]

Publishers Corner: February 2016

Maxine Carter-Lome - Publisher

Arts & Crafts Road Trips In December the editorial staff and I took a road trip to The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms in Morris Plains, New Jersey. Having lived in northern New Jersey for 17 years (another lifetime ago) I am familiar with Morris Plains but was unaware of the museum’s existence until researching […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Martin Brothers tobacco jar, $111,750, Rago Arts & Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Martin Brothers tobacco jar, $111,750, Rago Arts & Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Martin Brothers tobacco jar, $111,750, Rago Arts & Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall Martin Brothers triple bird tobacco jar sold for $111,750 at a 20th Century Decorative Arts & Design Auction held March 1-2 by Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. Also, a Newcomb […]