Spalding Nix conducting a live auction at the 2016 Collector's Evening at The High Museum of Art.
Follow a light-hearted presentation to learn how to identify important periods in American decorative style and understand how those styles evolved to become the treasures we inherit and collect today.
Personal Property in the 21st Century
That centuries of women artists have created professional, provocative, and appealing work is no longer a well-kept secret. Nonetheless, there are still many discoveries to be made, as Spalding Nix chronicles nearly ten centuries of women artists, from the embroiderers of the Bayeaux Tapestry to the Guerrilla Girls.
A presentation by Spalding Nix on his top ten rules for collecting antiques. With an emphasis on detecting age in furniture, Mr. Nix will discuss everything from methods of construction to patina with tips for everyone from the fledgling collector to the seasoned connoisseur.
Please join Spalding Nix for an exploration of chairs and their place in culture through the ages. Mr. Nix will trace the chair’s emergence in ancient Egypt and examine various forms of seating from classical Greece, the Roman Empire, and the Renaissance era, to the classic designs of today.
Beginning with the earliest surviving works of art about Georgia by Philip Georg Friedrich von Reck from the 1730s and finishing with arguably America's premier African American artist at the turn of the century, Georgia based Henry Ossawa Tanner, Spalding Nix will discuss the history of painting IN & OF Georgia during the 18th & 19th centuries.
From Sun King to Revolution
Art theft as a criminal enterprise has become a global multi-billion dollar industry, third only to drug and arms trafficking. To illustrate the reasons why criminals steal art, Mr. Nix discusses international case studies of high profile heists with a cast of players including vicious mobsters, extremists, playboys and small time hoods.
Overturning the History of Christian Art
From Wolves to Pyramids