TIPS FOR THE EMERGING ART COLLECTOR

With over forty years experience and an eponymous gallery to her name—Kathryn Markel Fine Arts—Kathryn Markel is exactly the kind of art expert you hope to stumble upon as a collector. Tack-sharp, passionate to a T, and committed to spreading the unequivocal joys of fine art collecting, she’s developed a much-devoted following at her Chelsea and Bridgehampton, New York galleries. Now, she’s graciously sharing her tips for the emerging collector with us. Read on for her most valuable tips.

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IN PROFILE: BETH MARTIN

Inspired by art, design and travel, Beth Martin’s interiors strike a conscientious balance between cool-lined Modernism and worldly Bohemian. Her rooms skew towards gallery-like, flush with sculptural lighting, monochromatic palettes and—on occasion—movie screen-sized art. Yet her interiors maintain a coziness too, thanks to carefully chosen finishes like exotic stone floors, grass cloth walls and texturally-compelling accessories she’s sourced from around the globe. Read More

DEALER INTROSPECTIVE: ITALIAN MODERNISM GLAM

Tell a friend you’re in the market for Mid-Century Modern furniture and they’re likely to get Eames chairs in their eyes. But for others, like Patricia Kagan, there is another side to 20th Century furniture design; one which skews bit more luxe, a bit more dolce vita, if you will. Patricia, a 20th Century Modernism enthusiast and owner of the masterfully-curated vintage shop mrspk&oz, has dedicated years to the collecting the exclusivities of Mid 20th Century design. Among her biggest preoccupations? Italian Modernism and its lesser-known cousin, Italian Modern Glam. Read More

AN INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN FOLK ART

By definition, folk art is created by a geographically-isolated group of people, who, cut off from other communities are required to make their own goods. While these goods are utilitarian in nature, they’re also decorative—hence folk art is born. Read More