‘Van Gogh and Britain’ — The EY Exhibition

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‘Van Gogh and Britain’ — The EY Exhibition

Van Gogh at the Tate, Summer 2019

Entry to the exhibit

On our recent trip to London, we snuck away on a Thursday afternoon to Tate Britain for its new summer feature exhibition — Van Gogh and Britain.

Running until Aug. 11, this show features more than 50 of his works, with a focus on pieces he produced during his residence in London (1873–75) and how the...

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From the Library of Brian Fenwick-Smith

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Ex Libris: Brian Fenwick-Smith (Financier, Philanthropist, Bibliophile)

Upon retrieving a recent auction purchase in London that included one lot of approximately a dozen works of modern fiction and poetry, we were surprised to find that the majority included a mysterious looking bookplate from a fellow named Brian Fenwick-Smith. The books were all in excellent condition and many included...

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Arthur Tress’s New York City (1969–70)

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Open Space in the Inner City: Ecology and the Urban Environment

At a recent auction we uncovered a wonderful specimen of NYC history — the exhibit portfolio of black & white photographstaken by Arthur Tress and produced by the Visual Arts Program of the New York State Council on the Arts in 1971. Arthur has a fascinating story from his birth in 1940 in a poor Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn to his...

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What a Book Looks Like as a Digital ‘Asset’ via Codex Protocol

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For someone who relishes the tactile pleasure of turning the page of one of my favorite novels, the concept of registering a book on a transparent, immutable digital ledger would seem a waste of time— but I get it. The question of provenance has plagued humanity since the beginning of time (or so I would posit). Look at the millions who flock daily to post the ‘provenance’ of their lives on...

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Introducing the Analog Sci-Fi Collection

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Makes you regret tossing out old magazines

Some folks think that finding treasure poking around at auctions doesn’t happen with the transparency of the internet — wrong! While not for everyone, we stumbled upon pure science fiction gold at a recent online event.

Arriving in four boxes and totaling more than 200 pounds of beautiful covers and great stories were a couple hundred issues of Analog...

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