FrontRunners: 50 Proof

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Sometime around 1905, American artist Mary Cassatt began experimenting with counterproofing, a printing technique in which a wet piece of paper is pressed against a pastel drawing or a fresh print, causing a reversed image of the artwork to appear on the damp sheet. Art in a Mirror: The Counterproofs of Mary Cassatt, the first-ever show of the artist’s counterproofs, features 50 of her reversed-image prints, all of which are for sale. “There is a tonal quality and a softness to the medium,” says Warren Adelson, president of New York–based Adelson Galleries (www.adelsongalleries.com), the exhibit’s host. “At the same time, there’s a flatness that is not associated with pastels.” Pre-sented by Marc Rosen Fine Art, Art in a Mirror runs from November 1, 2004, through January 14, 2005.

When the air had cleared after the frenzy of New York’s spring art auctions, players and spectators...
This circa-1900 pink-swirl marble is in what Dan Morphy calls “wet mint condition,” or as pristine...
Photo by Bob Tursack
Maya Angelou’s art collection focused on works by African-American masters...
The display is part of a hotel-wide renovation that will be completed by the end of the year...
Heritage Auctions will also offer Mickey Mantle’s rookie card and Mike Ditka’s Super Bowl playbook…
Photo by Cordero Studios⁄corderostudios.com
Charles and Judy Tate assembled a world-class collection of Latin American art—and then gave it all...
Photo by The Strong, Rochester, N.Y.
The American game culture is almost as old as the country itself...
Photograph by Ron Pierson, courtesy of Guernsey's
The bounty from the sunken ship includes 40 tons of silver and gold valued at $450 million…
Photo by Michael Richter
Visitors trekked to Maastricht, the Netherlands, for the March opening day of the European Fine Art...
The 13 new portraits include images of Douglas Cramer, Judy Garland, and Ernesto Esposito…