New York Times

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Auction Prices for Old Art Reach the Stratosphere

In the New York Times Art section of March 16, 2012, Souren Melikian, longtime art editor of The International Herald Tribune, reports on recent auction sales of art by the old masters at prices many times their estimates. He points out that “[t]he factor underlying the phenomenon is the unprecedented popularization of art. As art supplies shrink, … Continue reading

Lumière | The Louvre Less Traveled

Many visitors of the Louvre don’t know that the right hand of The Winged Victory of Samothrace sits to the left of the massive sculpture. It’s these looked over pieces of art that are the subject of “Louvre: Secret et Insolite.” In an earlier Travel section of The New York Times,  Elaine Sciolino writes: “I long … Continue reading

Was this the first Kodak moment? An Amateur Snapshot of Kodak’s Early Days

Was this the first Kodak moment? A toddler poses for the camera, thumb in mouth, right ankle twisted in a moment of childhood sheepishness. The scene was captured on a Kodak Graflex by L. L. Martin of New Orleans. In July 1929, it was a moment worth a whopping $2,500. From The New York Times, … Continue reading

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