My Word Summer 2013

It has been a great summer with Roadshow traveling to eight cities and with the opportunity of finding some very interesting pieces. As you will see after the segments air beginning in January 2014, our experience on the road continues to be unpredictable. This summer a number of us tried to take advantage of these locations by visiting local attractions. The highlights include the museums in Boise Idaho, the Nottoway Plantation south of Baton Rouge, the Virginia Museum of Art in Richmond, and certainly the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City. We have shared some of the photos along the way thanks to our new social media expert Jessica Tomberlin, who is also now regularly contributing to the blog.

As the summer ends Kim and I continue to be involved with some great appraisal assignments both for public institutions and private clients. We were delighted to help Lark and Erica Mason of Igavel.com appraise the collection at the McClung Museum in Knoxville. We also just completed an appraisal of the 242 pieces of Lega art from the Fowler Museum and Jay Last bound for an exhibition at Quai Branly in Paris.

My apologies for not reporting on the results of the June auctions, but here is the link for these posted on Tribal Art magazine: http://www.tribalartmagazine.com/en/a_la_une/evenement/resultats_des_ventes_publiques.html

You will also hear in the near future of some major finds over the summer of objects that will be on the market very soon. We are also very excited about a million dollar plus appraisal in Knoxville TN which will be seen after January 2014 on Roadshow's season 18. Host Mark Wahlberg and I  had a great time shooting this segment.

Like many small businesses we continue to wonder what the continuing economic challenges will hold for the art market. The Fall sales will be revealing.

The Maurer Margolis neckrest collection will be seen at Bonhams in New York this November.

On a more positive note Barbara and I will finally be in New England to see the Fall foliage in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. We will be posting fun photos on Twitter and Facebook.

When we return we will offer an abbreviated Newsletter to preview the sales and things that will be offered this Fall in the gallery.

JB