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Brooke Friedman

The Current Palette: November Art Auction Highlights

Much Ado about Dali… This month we are highlighting one of my personal favorites, Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989).  He is arguably the most famous of the Surrealist artists easily recognized by his melting clocks and handlebar mustache. He was highly imaginative and prone to wild, eccentric behavior.  The biographer, Saladyga, in “The Mindset of Salvador […]

November 7, 2017

A Classic 18th Century Silver Dollar

The first official US coins were made in 1792-1793. By the end of the 18th century, those coins were still very new to the country and someone was just as apt to see and spend Spanish, English or French coins as American coins. Spanish Silver was accepted as coinage as late as 1856 and words […]

October 24, 2018