Ariana Hartsock began her career at prominent galleries in
California, specializing in American and Early California art. She earned her
B.A. in Art History from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and her
M.A. in Modern Art, History of the Art Market, and Connoisseurship at
Christie’s Education in New York. Upon completing her studies, Ariana began her
auction career at Doyle Auctions as a Fine Art cataloguer, and then at
Christie’s as a Specialist and Associate Vice President in American Paintings,
Drawings & Sculpture. There she headed twice-yearly midseason American Art
sales, breaking previous records for the highest ever sales in the category,
and setting new world auction records for a multitude of artists. Ariana has
now been with Heritage for ten years as a specialist in both American and
European art, and serves as Director of Fine Art in Dallas.
The popularity of the Petty Girl changed not only Pin-Up art, but the concept of American Beauty. A beautiful woman with elongated limbs often dangling a telephone with a flirtatious smile, George Petty created a new fantasy for a new generation...
Mat burn, foxing, UV exposure, grime- all of these are incredibly harmful to your art work on paper but they are also rather ambiguous terms sometimes. What exactly is mat burn, how do I protect my piece against it?