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Erte, master of Art Deco design’s many disciplines
NEW YORK — The Russian-born French artist and designer Romain de Tirtoff (1892-1990) could have followed tradition and entered the navy, as generations of men in his family had done. Instead, he was drawn to the creative arts. As a youngster, he began designing clothes for his mother, aided by her dressmaker. As an adult, […]
Art Deco ice cream sign a cool addition to May 20 NHADA auction
NEW YORK – Once again, the New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA) has offered a strong selection of items, and once again, Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art, and Americana has selected the best for Jasper52. A total of 344 lots comprise the May 20 auction, which commences at 6 pm Eastern […]
Washington DC honors its Art Deco heritage, April 22-29
WASHINGTON – Recognizing Washington’s many contributions to Art Deco design and culture, Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has proclaimed April 22-29 Art Deco Heritage Week. The Art Deco Society of Washington (ADSW), joined by other organizations, has planned a weeklong celebration of Washington, D.C.’s rich Art Deco heritage.
Art Deco clocks: bold and modernist
NEW YORK – Clocks of varying styles and types to suit all tastes are avidly collected but a particularly interesting period in clocks was during the 1920s and ’30s when sweeping changes in design were made. Having a bold streamlined look, Art Deco clocks are some of the most striking.