Howard L. Rehs
Director | Rehs Galleries, Inc.
A Vetting (Or Vexing) Problem at the American International Fine Art Fair
This past month we participated in the American International Fine Art Fair; one of the best in the U.S. Setup was a rather long, tedious and an almost deadly endeavor — I added deadly because at one ...
Trusting the Dealers at Art Shows | Advice From an Insider
I was asked to comment on this topic almost two years ago and have been thinking about it ever since. Bob, the individual who posed the topic, is a very good friend and client of ours...
Art Market Support: Determining an Artist's Value
Have no fear; I am not going to talk about stocks. What I am referring to is overall market support for specific artists. People often ask us for an opinion on an artist's work and if they are a good ...
Auction Results: When a Loss is Really a Profit
I have covered this topic before, but people are always bringing it up so I thought I would go through it once again; especially since it is a very important factor when trying to understand the ...
Etiquette in the Art World: Even More Comments Better Left Unsaid
This past month we were at the Los Angeles Art Show and after five days and tens of thousands of people, I did hear a few new, or variations on, "Comments I Would Rather Not Hear and Things You Should...
Buying Art - The Basics: Part XIII - More Show NOTS!
Arts & Culture: In two of my previous articles I covered many things one should not do, or say, to a dealer when visiting a show — and to be honest, I thought I had actually covered them all...
General Thoughts on the Art Market
Arts & Culture: Since the beginning of 2010 there has been a continuous increase in the number of people looking to acquire works of art — a very good sign...
Buying Art - The Basics: Part XII - Additional Comments Better Left Unsaid
Arts & Culture: My previous article, concerning comments art dealers would rather not hear while doing shows, got a laugh from many of our readers so I thought I would follow-up with more of our ...
Buying Art – The Basics: Part XI — A Few of My Favorite Comments ...NOT!
Arts & Culture: We started participating in art & antique shows some 25 years ago. In the beginning I found some of the comments people made quite amusing, but 25 years later I am still hearing the ...
About Howard L. Rehs
After graduating from New York University in 1981, with a degree in Art History, I moved to London for a year to study and buy 19th century British Victorian art for our gallery. Since then my interests have included all schools of art from the 19th and 20th centuries. Today, I am considered one of the leading art dealers in 19th century French Academic and Realist painting and the world's expert on Julien Dupre (1851-1910), Daniel Ridgway Knight (1839-1924), Emile Munier (1840-1895), and Antoine Blanchard (1910-1988). I was the President of the Fine Art Dealers Association from 1997 - 2009 and was appointed to the Internal Revenue Service's Art Advisory Panel in 2008. To see more about my gallery, please visit Rehs.com.