Category: Auction

William J. McCloskey

William J. McCloskey was an American nineteenth-century painter made famous originally for his portraits. He and his wife, Alberta Binford McCloskey took the Los Angeles art world by storm in the mid-1880s with William’s portraits and Alberta’s still lifes.  They painted together as a team for 15 years across the United States, London, and Paris.

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3 Important Things to Know about Buying at an Auction Gallery

Buying at an auction gallery doesn’t have to be intimidating, in fact it can be a great way to find unique art, antiques, furniture and jewelry that you won’t see every day at the big box stores. Furnishing and decorating your home? Looking for that truly unique one-of-a-kind gift? Adding to your collection? Prices at auction are often significantly less than for similar items at retail stores or galleries. Look no further, auction houses have it covered and offer opportunities for both beginning as well asexperienced luxury goods seekers.

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Museum Deaccessions

Deaccessioning is defined as the process by which a work of art or other object is permanently removed from a museum’s collection. Deaccessioning is a practical and constructive tool of collections care that, if practiced thoughtfully, supports the long-term preservation of a collection and can help a museum refine the scope of its collection in order to better serve its mission and community.

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Welcome to Clars: Going Once!

Welcome to Clars Auction Gallery’s new blog. Our blog will give us the opportunity to share the latest news in art and design. You will hear from our specialists and staff who will discuss recent auction trends, and will provide tips for new buyers and sellers. We invite you to leave comments and ask questions, and we hope you enjoy our postings. Thank you for your interest in Clars Auction Gallery.

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