Edward Hopper’s etching The Lonely House (1923) sold for over $317,000 at Swann’s November 2017 print sale.
Other indicators signaling a thumbs up direction include more positive reports from dealers attending art fairs AND experiencing a growing number of sales. Online interior design avenues such as Houzz are heralding interiors with more content, accessorizing in excess of one lonely painting and a stark couch flanked by two light fixtures and one streamlined chair. Sotheby’s revealed a New York apartment of a prominent collector couple without apology, even though their folk art collection was plentiful. An antique chest on chest auctioned for what anyone would call “adult money” in October.
Maybe we will begin to liken art and antique collecting to women’s lib resulting in a choice between working outside the home or not, as opposed to a single dictate that “less is more” and that more is always regrettable.
Corinne Cain of SavvyCollector.com