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Napoleon portrait atypical for artist Rudolf Hille

  Dear Helaine and Joe: I think I inherited an interesting item for which I would appreciate any professional advice you are able to provide. The item is a portrait of Napoleon’s son, Napoleon II. The painting is dated 1831 and is signed by Rudolf Hille of Vienna. My father purchased this 12-by-14-inch piece in […]

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Inside The American Folk Art Museum’s Outsider Ball

Review by W.A. Demers NEW YORK CITY – Outsider art and the category’s major proponents and collector were the focus on October 7 as the American Folk Art Museum conducted its annual benefit fundraiser, this year called the Outsider Ball at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. The event honored Monty Blanchard, board trustee and outgoing president of […]

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Treasures in the Attic: Steinway square grand piano needs substantial repairs

DEAR HELAINE AND JOE: I am enclosing photographs of a beautiful Steinway piano that was left behind in a house my son bought. The serial number indicates it was built in 1869. Our dilemma now is that it needs to be taken out of the house because of its sheer size. It does need to be […]

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