Written by Kirsten Rabe Smolensky, JD, ISA CAPP As an appraiser, I have worked on a lot of insurance claims, including losses due to fire, theft, transit damage, and flood. The number one mistake most insureds make is not being prepared in advance. Imagine that your...READ ARTICLE
One of the hallmarks of AXA ART’s operation is the pride it takes in meeting with and building relationships with art and insurance professionals. The company views these activities as central to delivering top level solutions for its clients. On a recent museum...READ ARTICLE
LONDON — A sensuous Paul Gauguin painting of two Tahitian girls has been sold from a Swiss private collection for close to $300 million, one of the highest prices believed to have been paid for an artwork, according to European and American art world insiders with...READ ARTICLE
On February 26, Dreweatts & Bloomsbury London will be auctioning nearly 700 photos taken in space and on the moon, dating from the very first photo outside the Earth’s atmosphere in 1946–from the launch of a V2 rocket–to the final lunar mission in 1972. At the...READ ARTICLE
By CAROL VOGEL The cover of Sotheby’s London Impressionist and modern art sale catalog features “Les Peupliers à Giverny,’’ one of Monet’s depictions of poplar trees in the fields at the edge of his property in Giverny. Painted in 1887, it captures the sunset of early...READ ARTICLE
On May 24th, Erin Fossum was featured on the podcast What’s Up Bainbridge, which features events happening on Bainbridge Island. Erin was invited to promote the May 31st talk she gave at the Kitsap Regional Library on appraising, art collecting, and care of...READ ARTICLE
by Jed Lipinski, Mental Floss Herb Vogel never earned more than $23,000 a year. Born and raised in Harlem, Vogel worked for the post office in Manhattan. He spent nearly 50 years living in a 450-square-foot one-bedroom apartment with his wife, Dorothy, a reference...READ ARTICLE
Online art sales to grow fast as young collectors snatch up works over the Internet, global study finds
New York Daily News / Reuters The value of the online fine art market is expected to more than double to $3.76 billion in the next five years as it increasingly attracts younger and first-time buyers, British insurer Hiscox said on Monday. Online art sites do not...READ ARTICLE
by Conrad De Aenlle, New York Times Art collectors are advised to buy what they love rather than what they think will increase in value. But wealthy investors have bid up prices for works by a handful of Contemporary artists so high that it’s turning the heads of...READ ARTICLE
By Lynda V. Mapes Seattle Times staff reporter Alden Mason, a vivid splash of color in the Northwest art world, is dead at 93. Born July 14, 1919, in Everett, Mr. Mason lived, studied and worked in Seattle and the Puget Sound region all his life, but his work was...READ ARTICLE
Erin G. Fossum, MA
Erin specializes in appraising fine art, antiques & residential contents. She offers appraisals for a variety of purposes, including insurance, estates, donations and divorce.
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