George Nakashima Furniture Collection for Auction

Alex Cooper is pleased to announce that the upcoming June 16th auction will feature a 50-piece collection of George Nakashima furniture. From the Estate of Dr. Seymour and Mrs. Phyllis Lifschutz, Princeton, NJ. Dr. Seymour and Mrs. Phyllis Lifschutz began collecting George Nakashima furniture in 1956.  The Lifschutz and Nakashima families quickly forged a special […]

May 23, 2018

Collecting Art Like a Pro – How to Establish an Art Collection

At Alex Cooper art auctions we are pleased to offer our customers a wide variety of art to appeal to the varying levels of collector.  Every five weeks we offer something for the novice collector to the expert, longtime art collector.  Art collecting can be broken into levels and this visual is particularly helpful to […]

April 27, 2018

How To Buy At Auction

1. Browse Catalog Head to http://antiques.alexcooper.com and browse the complete catalogue of items for auction. Or download the free Alex Cooper iOS and Android apps for mobile devices. 2. Visit the Exhibition The week of the auction, visit our beautiful gallery to view the items in which you are interested. All exhibitionsand auctions are free […]

April 2, 2018

Art Collecting As an Investment, An Afternoon with an Avid Collector

In light of the economic instability of recent years, many investors have turned to investing in art as option.  I sat down with long time collectors, Lon and Jennifer Engel, to discuss how they diversified their portfolio in challenging times and simultaneously built a beautiful art collection. KH: Tell me how you came about collecting […]

March 30, 2018

April 7th Auction: Asian Export Collection

The April 7th Gallery Auction includes a vast and impressive collection of Chinese, Chinese Export and Japanese porcelain items. I sat down with James J. Plumer, resident Asian Arts specialist, to ask him about the exciting upcoming auction. “What I love most about this auction is the diversity of ceramics,” Plumer stated. He continued, “From […]

March 26, 2018

The Case for Buying and Selling Art at Auction

ArtPrice’s Global Art Market report of 2017 revealed some very compelling information about the buying and selling habits of collectors, worldwide. This information also gives tremendous confidence in not only the middle and top end of the art market, but the bottom end too, where the majority of sales occur. Despite the headline grabbing record […]

March 22, 2018