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

And Then There Was Stephen Scott Young

At Alex Cooper we consistently strive to offer exceptional pieces to our collectors.  I am fortunate to be in the position to handle amazing works of art everyday but there is that one piece every auction that just makes me pause.  This auction I am over the moon about the Stephen Scott Young we have […]

February 22, 2018

The Best Gifts Come In Orange Boxes

Legendary French manufacturer Hermès is a name synonymous with luxury. Known for their sought-after accessories and wait list worthy handbags, Hermès is an iconic powerhouse in the world of high-end fashion. Since establishing the company in 1837, Hermès has been recognized for hand crafting the finest leather goods and accessories. The Hermès Fashion House was […]

January 15, 2018

Six Degrees of George Wesley Bellows

Sometimes there are coincidences, in life and in art.  Alex Cooper is very thrilled to have one such coincidence in our January 27th auction as we offer the very famous lithograph, “A Stag at Sharkey’s,” by George Wesley Bellows (lot 908).  Known for his role in the Ashcan School and for depicting sports and New […]

January 4, 2018