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Blended Spirits: A Curious Objects Cocktail Hour at the Winter Show

29 January 2021

From an early Renaissance list of statutes stipulating the amount of wine that every man, woman, and child of Bologna would receive daily, to a chunky twentieth-century cocktail ring, you’ll hear about wacky objects and the wild stories behind them from some of the Winter Show’s most irreverent dealers: Daniel Crouch (Daniel Crouch Rare Books), Carrie Imberman (Kentshire), and Keegan Goepfert (Les Enluminures).

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Public cash call to help keep Armada maps in the UK

3 November 2020

The National Museum of the Royal Navy hopes to raise £600,000 to stop the export of a group of hand-drawn Armada maps to an overseas buyer.

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Can the Spanish Armada maps be saved for the nation?

30 October 2020

Nearly 450 years after the historic battles, a new war is raging over the fate of the treasured documents to stop them leaving the country

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The Bigger Picture Podcast

21 October 2020

A conversation with Daniel Crouch, Tom Noon

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Capital Idea

14 September 2020

Maps are both decorative and lend a wonderful historic insight — none more so than those of London

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When maps and caricatures collide

14 August 2020

The golden age of the comic and serio-comic maps extends from the middle of the nineteenth century to the dawn of the Second World War. Spurred by revolutions and wars, satirists and cartoonists channelled the contemporary political climate into maps that transformed countries into a variety of stereotypes, often in the form of animals and parodied political figures. The clever and witty exchanges between these caricatured figures on the map offered an entertaining visual representation of current events that had a broad appeal. These caricature maps carry two distinct yet intertwined functions — to educate us with their insightful depictions of political relationships while also entertaining us by presenting these relationships in a humorous way.

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The Objects with the Most Intriguing Provenance at TEFAF Maastricht

6 March 2020

From a Hellenistic sculpture owned by Andy Warhol to an astronomy book from Mary, Queen of Scots, these incredible works of art boast illustrious histories.

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Stylish Aesthetes Came Out to the Winter Show’s Young Collectors Night

31 January 2020

If antiquarians are often considered men and women of a certain age, Thursday’s Young Collectors Night at the Winter Show, which lures a mass of well-heeled 20-somethings to the Park Avenue Armory, certainly challenged that notion. Not only did the 700-plus attendees browse art and antiques from the world’s most preeminent galleries, but they also had some serious fun in the process.

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A First Look At The Winter Show

28 January 2020

NEW YORK CITY – Diversity has long been the watchword of the Winter Show, which this year signaled its inclusiveness in ever more ways. The fair, which previewed on January 23 and continues at the Park Avenue Armory through February 2, has always favored quality over quantity, seeking to offer the best of the best from the ancient to the contemporary. If anything, it was even broader this year.

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Object lessons: from a manuscript globe of Mars to a Baroque female self-portrait

27 January 2020

Our pick of the highlights from this week’s fairs and auctions

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Celebrating art across globe at NYC’s Winter Show

24 January 2020

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) — There is no question the interaction of art over the centuries has been a unifying and dignifying factor in the world’s history, said 83-year-old Philippe de Montebello, a renowned museum director, at Thursday’s preview of the Winter Show 2020 in New York City.

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Worlds Within Worlds Mix It Up at the Winter Show

23 January 2020

The venerable fair may have changed its name, but it has not forsaken its passion for quality.

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