Where there are distinct groups of collectors chasing the same thing, there are the makings of a successful auction. This concept was supported at the inaugural boutique auction of Historically Significant African American Art presented by Antique Helper in Indianapolis on April 21st.
Antique furniture and art lends something to a home that store-bought, factory furniture doesnt; history. With each piece of antique furniture or authentic art you purchase at auction or consignment, you are bringing something of historic value, significance and beauty into your home. While owning these precious items and decorating your home with them can be a rewarding experience, it can also be frustrating not only when deciding what piece will go perfect in your home, but also if you consider yourself a novice and not entirely sure where to go or how to find what youre looking for.
"As an artist, I am intensely interested in probing, exploring the problems of color, space and form, which challenge all Contemporary painters. However, as a black Americanâ€¦ I cannot but be sensitive and responsive in my painting to the injustice, the indignity and the hypocrisy suffered by black citizens."-- Charles Altson (1907-1977)
You've cleaned out your attic or garage and found a veritable trove of forgotten artwork and items. Great! But sometimes unearthing a collectable, antique or piece of art is easier than determining what to do with it. Before you do anything, though, you need to make sure you know the value of your item so that you can be fairly compensated.
Loving many things modern, and preparing for our upcoming Modern Auction in May, we recently traveled across the state border to visit 20th Century Cincinnati, the 18th installment of "the Queen City's annual retrospective of vintage and modern design".
Every Express Auction is packed with gems worth a second glance. When you start to look at items with repurposing in mind, the possibilities you can find at auction are endless.
You may never see auctions the same way again.