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Caroline Ashleigh Appraisers & Auctioneers

Caroline Ashleigh Appraisers & Auctioneers is an appraisal, auction, and consulting firm that provides services for private and corporate collectors, museums, galleries, law firms, insurance companies, and auction houses throughout the United States                                                                             Our Distinguished Clients: Celebrity Clients: Diana, Princess of Wales  Debby Reynolds American Actress Anna Moffo American Opera Singer Betty Buckley American Broadway Actress/Singer Nudie Cohn Celebrity Tailor Al Capone Estate - American Gangster James Dean Memorabilia Wynton Marsalis Jazz Musician Corporate Clients: Forbes Corporation Art Collection Kellogg Corporation Art Collection Dominos Corporation Art Collection Libby Glass Corporation Art and Glass Collection Fetzer Foundation Art, Antiques, and Sports Memorabilia Collection Kmart Corporation Art Collection Levi Strauss Corporation Dupont Museum Clients: Hollywood Motion Picture Museum - Los Angeles, C

This is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist

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  Picture provided by the FBI showing the empty frames of missing paintings after the theft at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Netflix’s latest true crime documentary will revisit the infamous heist at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum , an unsolved robbery in which a pair of thieves posing as policemen tied up a night watchmen and made off with 13 masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas, and Manet, collectively worth an estimated $500 million. There is still a $10 million reward for information leading to the paintings’ return, and it remains the most expensive art theft in US history. No one has ever been arrested or tried in connection with the case, leading to any number of theories about what really happened and where the paintings are. Both the Italian mafia and the Irish mob are suspected of being involved, and efforts to recover the works have spanned continents. This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist , comes out on April 7.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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  Der Kuss (The Kiss), 1907-1908 Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862–1918) Oil and gold leaf on canvas Belvedere Museum, Austria #valentinesday #gustavklimt #belvederemuseum

The 10 Most Famous Works of Art and Where to Find Them

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  From Michelangelo's 'David' to Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' here are the locations of the world's most famous artistic masterpieces: Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus (circa 1485/86), Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence Michelangelo Buonarroti, David (1501-04), Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa (1503-06), Musée du Louvre, Paris Michelangelo Buonarroti, The Creation of Adam (1508-12), Sistine Chapel, Vatican Diego Velázquez, Las Meninas (1656), Museo del Prado, Madrid Jan Vermeer, The Girl with the Pearl Earring (1665), Mauritshuis, The Hague Vincent van Gogh, Starry Night (1889), Museum of Modern Art, New York City Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), Museum of Modern Art, New York City Gustav Klimt, The Kiss (1908), Austrian Gallery Belvedere, Vienna Edvard Munch, The Scream (1893/1910), Norwegian National Gallery, Oslo / Munch Museum, Oslo

Looking at Chess in Art - A Game of Beautiful Problems

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  A Chess Background Story for Anyone Binging "The Queen's Gambit" Chess is believed to have developed from an Indian board game called  chaturanga , which rose to popularity by the 6th century. Like modern chess, all the pieces (king, minister, elephants, cavalry, chariots, and foot soldiers—the  elements of an Indian army ) had different powers and winning the game depended on defeating one piece (the opponent’s king).  As the game spread into Europe over the following centuries, regional variations led to the creation of new rules and pieces that reflected the social dynamics of the time and place. You can see medieval European society reflected in the pawns, bishops, knights, and castles, who serve to protect the king and queen. Their powers evolved as their real-life counterparts evolved; for example, the queen replaced the “minister” and grew the ability to move any number of spaces in any direction, as opposed to a single space,  as queens became more powerful acro

Time For Something Whimsical

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  “Mickey Mouse: The Band Concert Production Cel Animation Art: Walt Disney, 1935." There is more than monetary value in these early Disney works--This is from one of the most important Mickey Mouse cartoons in existence. The Band Concert was the first color cartoon to feature Mickey and his gang. The cartoon is an intensely funny short featuring Mickey’s ragtag orchestra and Donald Duck playing dueling "Turkey in the Straw" and the "The William Tell Overture." The music just keeps playing amidst the slapstick antics. This cel from the short, is a top selling Disney cel which sold at a Heritage auction in 2011 for $44,812.50. The cartoon will make your laugh and relieve some stress! #mickeymouse #heritageauctions #disneyclassics #donaldduck #cartoon #cartooncollections

Who Attended the First Thanksgiving?

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  " The First Thanksgiving" – by Jean Louis Ferris At the first Thanksgiving, colonists were likely outnumbered more than two to one by their Native American guests. The preceding winter had been a harsh one for the colonists. Seventy-eight percent of the women who had traveled on the Mayflower had perished that winter, leaving only around 50 colonists to attend the first Thanksgiving . According to eyewitness accounts, among the pilgrims, there were 22 men, just four women and over 25 children and teenagers. The higher death toll among adults also meant that children and teenagers now accounted for roughly half of the entire group. These latter included the wonderfully named Remember Allerton, Resolved White, Humility Cooper, and the two Brewster boys, Love and Wrestling. Descendants of these original pilgrim survivors are referred to as 'Mayflower Children." That the Pilgrims could celebrate at all in this setting was a testimony to human resilience. *Fun fact: Th

Wear a Mask...

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  Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (The Young Ladies of Avignon), 1907 Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) MoMA Picasso’s ladies of Avignon wore masks, both African and Iberian. This proto-cubist work is considered to be seminal in the early development of both cubism and modern art. These masks made Picasso famous – wear a mask - stay alive! #picasso #artoftheday #wearamask #maskup #christiesauction #yourartconcierge #moma #cubism #modernart