Delaware: Maxfield Parrish Exhibit thru 10 JAN 10

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The Wilmington Delaware Museum of Art is exhibiting Fantasies and Fairy-Tales: Maxfield Parrish and the Art of the print. Delaware, The First State, has only three counties. Wilmington is in the northernmost: Newcastle. Dover, the state’s capital is in the middle: Kent County. And the southernmost county is Sussex.

André Charles Boulle (French: 1642-1732): Cabinetmaker

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André-Charles Boulle (German-French: 1642-1732). Known so well for his fancy marquetry that his name today is synonymous with the most ornate marquetry inlay, Boulle. He was the fashion leader of his time and caught the attention of the French crown. By the early age of 30 he had earned quarters in the Louvre. Read more… Read more »

Financial Times: Keep Abreast of Collecting, the Art Market

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Antiques, art, and collectibles are big business. All three categories of personal property fluctuate with the ebb and flow of the marketplace similar to stocks, bonds, and precious metals. If a political event occurs on the other side of the globe, the value of your possessions may be affected. Keep your thumb on the pulse… Read more »

$43.8 million: Andy Warhol’s Silkscreen of 200 $1 bills

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But is it art? Apparently the marketplace thinks so. Read the Bloomberg story here. Demand is what determines value. So, how does demand for something like, this thing, get to such a ridicules level? In a word: hype. Large egos with marketing savvy propel the market beyond what a reasonable mind can comprehend as rational…. Read more »

Charlottesville: Edgar Allen Poe exhibit through 3 JAN 10

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The University of Virginia (UVA) Art Museum is featuring The Expanding Eye: Art Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe. Also, at the same time at The Museum here in Charlottesville, Thomas Jefferson’s Academical Village: the Creation of an Architectural Masterpiece.

Rainbow Yarn Exhibit through 31 DEC 2009: Navajo Textiles

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The Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum located in beautiful Lancaster Pennsylvania will feature textiles created by Navajo Indians using yarn from Germantown Pennsylvania that was sold through trading posts in the southwest in the 19th century. For more info (717) 299-6440.