Archive - July 2014


Is it Fake?

Posted Jul 30, 2014
Category General
I recently had the pleasure of reading a fun and informative book by Thomas Hoving, former Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, titled False Impressions: The Hunt for Big Time Art Fakes (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996), which includes a checklist that the author created for his curators at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to use when considering potential acquisitions.

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Japanese Woodblock Prints

Posted Jul 22, 2014
Category General
Japanese Woodblock Prints produced during the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries have many unique characteristics. It is easy to assume that their printing and publishing traditions were the same as European and American prints, but this is not the case.

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