Category Archives: antique and modern art

How to Identify Collectible Enamel


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Historical Background of Enamel Collectibles First used on small pieces of jewelry, enamel is not paint but a thin coat of glass. Once applied to a metal and heated to high temperatures, will melt and become fused to the metal. This is similar to how ceramic glazes adhere to pottery. Pure gold, silver and copper […]

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Russian Icons: History Of Russian Icon Art Characteristics


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Icons, a characteristic and symbolic part of Russian culture, have their roots back in the year 988 AD. It was the year that Kievan Rus’ converted to Christianity. For more that 1,000 years, the Greek division of Christian faith, Orthodox Christianity, educated and formed both cultural and spiritual basis of the Russian society. This led […]

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Selling Your Modern Art Online


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Typically speaking, Modern Art can be dated from anywhere between 1860 through to the 1970’s. It stems from a reaction within the art community who began to move away the school of realistic representation toward the more experimental. This is the era of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, and Jackson Pollock. This was an […]

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How much are antique prints worth and how to tell them apart?


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Lithiographs, Giclees, and Serigraphs- Oh My! How much are antique prints worth and how to tell them apart? Antique prints are a popular collectable; they are a good representation of history and showcase beautiful fine art. As they were more affordable than an artist original work, they were not as rare, and many people find them […]

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Understand and Valuate Expressionist Art


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The Fascination of Mid Century Modern Art Why does Mid Century modern art continue to be popular, and why have collectors embraced its look so emphatically? These pieces were innovative for their time, and remain so. They elicit an emotional spark in the viewer. History and value of expressionist art Abstract Expressionism developed in the […]

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What is Modern Art?


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At Sarasota Antique Buyers, we know that the term “modern art” can be difficult to understand. It is such a broad term, and it seems like so many different artists could fall under this category. Unlike the more traditional Baroque period, where many of the paintings use the same colors and depict the same themes, […]

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Things to Consider While Buying The Best of Modern Art


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As collectors, we enjoy buying modern art. Yet, the business of finding and buying modern art paintings can be a little bit tricky, to say the least. Here are some pointers for modern art buyers that can help you find the piece that you love with a minimal amount of hassle. Understand yourself You need […]

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4 Things To Look For To See Your Georgia O’keeffe Is An Original


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In 1993, Kansas City banker Crosby Kemper Jr. paid $5 million for 28 Georgia O’Keeffe water color paintings and had them displayed at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Nearly six years later – after loaning the collection out to countless other museums – it was found that the paintings were actually fakes. Determining a […]

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Where To Sell Your Antique & Modern Art


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Antique and modern art all require an expert opinion and evaluation in the selling process in order for you to get the value of the art that you really deserve. Before you head out of your house with your antique or modern art in tow, make sure you do all the research that you possibly […]

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The Best Places To Sell Your Chinese Pottery And Porcelain


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Trying to sell any antiques can be a daunting project. Between researching the items, trying to find provenance, and then getting estimated values many tasks must be completed before actually deciding where sell them to realize the highest return. However, when selling niche or rare antiques, such as Chinese pottery and porcelain, the actual decision […]

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