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Exhibitions, March 2020
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Christine Merrill, Foxhounds in a Kennel, oil on canvas, 42" x 60". —Through March 6 —New York City The William Secord Gallery is hosting a show of dog paintings by Christine Merrill in Christine Merrill, The Royal Breeds. The exhibition is a tribute to the breeds owned by the British royal family ... (Read More)

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Benton Family Accuses Trustee of Mismanagement
by M.A.D. staff

Missing paintings and mismanagement to the tune of millions of dollars are what the heirs of iconic American artist Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) are alleging in a legal action filed in Circuit Court in Jackson County, Missouri. Jessie Benton, Benton’s daughter, and her three children—Anthony Gude, Daria Lyman, and Cybele Benton ... (Read More)

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The Roadshow Effect
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector Recently we took the kids to see the final (let’s be honest—latest) installment of Star Wars, and they were talking about how excited they were, and how they could not wait. Andrew pointed out that he had been waiting for this moment for more than 40 years. It ... (Read More)

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Letter from London, February 2020
by Ian McKay,

Into the New Year with a selection that has changed somewhat since I first drew up a list of options and is now heavily weighted towards Far Eastern works of art, both Chinese and Japanese, and to the world of antiquities. Those Chinese lots are principally drawn from London sales, as ... (Read More)

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New Show for Charlotte
by M.A.D. staff

Puchstein Promotions has announced a new addition to its roster of shows. The Charlotte Vintage and Antiques Market will debut May 22-24 in the new Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, located on the northeast side of Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. The promoters note that there will be more than ... (Read More)

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New Location for Naples Show
by M.A.D. staff

The Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show will be held February 21-25 at a new location, 5305 Airport-Pulling Road North in Naples, Florida. The location is on the northwest corner of two of the most-traveled roads in Naples, Airport-Pulling and Pine Ridge Roads, and two miles west of exit 107 ... (Read More)

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Shining Light on Sundials
by Bob Frishman

A Book Review Photos courtesy Adler Planetarium Many years ago I was given a 1902 book, Sun-Dials and Roses of Yesterday by Alice Morse Earle. I later gave the book away but then was gifted another copy. How glad I am now to pull it from my shelf as I review a ... (Read More)

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Morphy Files Suit against Julia
by M.A.D. staff

It was a surprise merger that now, less than two years later, has led to a court fight. On December 20, 2017, Morphy Auctions announced that it had merged with Fairfield, Maine, auction house James D. Julia, Inc., which became a division of Morphy Auctions. On November 18, 2019, Morphy Auctions, ... (Read More)

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Dealers Are Financial Institutions—In the Eyes of Congress
by Clayton Pennington, Editorial February 2020

The fight against money laundering and terrorism might result in art and antiques deals being much more transparent. The “Coordinating Oversight, Upgrading and Innovating Technology, and Examiner Reform Act of 2019” or “COUNTER Act of 2019” was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in October 2019 by a unanimous voice ... (Read More)

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Saved Walls Head West
by M.A.D. staff

Helaine Fendelman, a board member of Wall Preservation (CPWP), recently shared a story of saving  several paint-decorated plaster walls. “In July 2018, just prior to the annual board meeting of the organization,” Fendelman wrote, “a contractor working on Nantucket Island contacted Linda Lefko, president of the Center for Painted Wall Preservation, ... (Read More)
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