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The Artist’s Eye

The Artist’s Eye

by Elle Shushan Adapted from an essay in The Look of Love; Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection, published by the Birmingham Museum of Art, 2012 From September 21, 2013, to January 5, 2014, Winterthur hosted the highly successful exhibition titled The Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection. From the overview of […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Portrait of a beardless Lincoln, $40,000, Swann Auction Galleries

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Portrait of a beardless Lincoln, $40,000, Swann Auction Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An oil on board portrait of a beardless Abraham Lincoln by John C. Wolfe, circa 1860s, sold for $40,000 at a Printed & Manuscript Americana Auction held September 27th by Swann Auction Galleries in New York City. Also, Francis W. de Winton’s notes on […]

Starry-Eyed: Collectible Movie Star Ads

Starry-Eyed: Collectible Movie Star Ads

Story & Photos by Donald-Brian Johnson Editor’s Note: During the infancy of Hollywood Glamour photography, the studios wanted their audience to believe that their stars were born. But in reality, they were “made” – molded, refined, packaged – by the studios that held their contract. Creating a star’s image involved producers, directors, make-up men, and […]

Collectible Photographers

Collectible Photographers

Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) “In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” Alfred Stieglitz was the oldest of six children born to a part-Jewish German family that had emigrated to the U.S. in 1849. The civil war had come to an end when he was born in Hoboken, New […]