Sotheby's Institute of Art NY Library, Oct 2014, no. 8
It is here to make your life easier
Our E-Journals Title Search offers a single-page interface to access over 47,600 e-journals through title searching, subject browsing, a browsable A-to-Z title list, and links to full-text databases.
You will see if we have the journal available online and/or in print, and what dates and issues are available. We love it and you will too!
Watch the brief (only 1:44 min) demo below.
2. Reminder - NYU Bobst Library Access
New 2014/2015 students can now go to NYU's Bobst library to pick up a reader privileges sticker and start using Bobst library.
You must bring your SIA photo student ID card with you to Bobst. On your first visit, go to the Library Privileges window (check hours on the Bobst Fall schedule, link below) - to the left as you enter the library, before the security gates. They will check your name off the SIA-NY student list and affix a Bobst sticker to your SIA student ID card. Always bring your SIA student ID card with you to Bobst, no sticker = no access.
For more information on Bobst reader privileges for SIA-NY students check the Bobst Library page on our library website.
Bobst Library is a great resource because ...
- study from 7am - 1am seven days a week - Bobst Fall 2014 schedule
- open stacks access to most print collections: no paging and waiting - help yourself!
- on-site, library terminal access to an extensive list of subscription databases
Get your bearings before you go - take an online tour of Bobst Library!
3. Newspaper Subscriptions
- The Art Newspaper
- Antiques and the Arts Weekly
- Maine Antique Digest
- London Review of Books
Find it in our quiet reading room and catch up on the latest in art news and book reviews!
Into materials and techniques? Check out the dovetail joints on the paper rack.
4. New Online Archive: N.Paradoxa
Founded in 1998, n.paradoxa (ISSN: 1461-0434) publishes scholarly and critical articles written by women critics, art historians and artists which extend feminist art, theory, criticism and history on and about the work of contemporary women artists post-1970 (visual arts only) working anywhere in the world.
We now have access to the full-text archive of this journal. Each thematic volume contains artists and authors from more than 10 countries in the world and explores their work in relation to feminist theory.
5. Archival / Primary Source Material
Example: Artist Eugène Delacroix writes to Jacques-François Haro, 28 Octobre 1827.
"Haro was a paint dealer and the primary supplier of canvases, frames and paints to Ingres and Delacroix, as well as their usual painting restorer. He offered to represent both painters to galleries and collectors, and took advantage of his relationship with the two artists to collect a significant number of their works during their lifetimes and after their deaths."
Musée National Delacroix. "Art Collectors and Dealers." Art Collectors and Dealers. http://www.musee-delacroix.fr/en/the-man-and-the-artist/art-collectors-and-dealers Accessed September 30, 2014.
What a cool example of a primary source!
6. Library of the Month
New York Public Library
- The collection maintains an Artist File on microfiche, composed of over 110,000 files on individual artists working in all types of media.
- The collection also maintains a Pamphlet File of historical information from regional art institutions: including galleries, art schools, professional organizations, and landmark sites.
4. Remote access to select subscription databases - the blue house icon indicates a database you can access from home with your NYPL borrower card barcode.
5. Use the full JSTOR collection at any NYPL branch- our SIA-NY library only subscribes to the Arts & Sciences III JSTOR collection but you can access the full JSTOR collection at any NYPL branch library
6. Download ebooks and audiobooks for your commute to and from class
7. Visit their current exhibitions (more info below)
Artists at Work, Artists in Process
Wednesday, Oct. 1st 2014 at 12pm to Saturday, Oct. 25th 2014 at 5pm
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Plaza Level Lobby
Celebrating 30 years of Works & Process, this exhibition highlights the ongoing partnership between Works & Process and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, showcasing the Works & Process video archives, housed in the library's Jerome Robbins Dance Division. This exhibition features photographs, printed ephemera, and costumes from past performances, which reference the rich archival videos spanning 30 years and documenting 481 Works & Process performances, easily accessed and viewed here at the library.
Described by the New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” Works & Process is produced by founder Mary Sharp Cronson.
7. Sale catalogues
Where to find them....
- in our library print holdings
- Search auction house websites
- The Frick Art Reference Library and Metropolitan Museum's Watson Library have extensive collections of auction catalogs. Some include price lists in catalogue records - an example.
- Search SCIPIO: Art and Rare Book Sales Catalogues database to find catalogues in your area
*Note: log-in credentials are required for SIA students and faculty access to SCIPIO from off campus.
8. Sale Price Databases
Use the databases below to access sale results from hundreds of auction houses and catalogs.
- Art Sales Index (BASI) - free, create your own account, includes price indices for >3000 artists
- ArtNet – Price Database
- Artprice- includes price indices
- AskART - information on smaller name artists - over 130,000 American artists
- P4A - Antiques Reference - specializing in antiques and collectibles
SIA students & faculty, please consult Librarians for SIA log-in credentials for the following databases:
- Invaluable (formerly ArtFact Professional) - great source for dec arts sale results
- Gordon's Photography Price Annual Online
- Gordon's Print Price Annual Online
NOTE: all of the databases above are listed as a Price Databases sub-set of our e- resources list.
Quickly browse and search ebooks, save them to your bookshelf, make annotations, grab citations, add notes and highlight!
We highly recommend this two minute video for a great introduction to the new reader.
Our ebrary Academic Complete subscription includes over 110,000 ebooks including:
- Corporate Art Collections: a handbook to corporate buying
- The Expert versus the Object: judging fakes and false attributions in the arts
- Many titles in Oxford's "Very Short Introduction" series.
10. New DVDs
We have over 250 art-focused DVDs. These range from art documentaries, artists' films, feature films and comedies.
Students may check out 4 DVDs at a time with a 3 night lending period.
11. Recharge in the Reading Room
Just for fun ...
National Gallery (film shown 3x a day)
Wednesday, Nov. 5th 2014 at 12:30pm to Tuesday, Nov. 18th 2014 at 7:45pm
Film Forum 209 West Houston St. west of 6th Ave New Nork, NY
London’s National Gallery, one of the world’s foremost art institutions, is itself portrayed as a brilliant work of art in this, Frederick Wiseman’s 39th documentary and counting. Wiseman listens raptly as a panoply of docents decode the great canvases of Da Vinci, Rembrandt, and Turner; he visits with the museum’s restorers as they use magnifying glasses, tiny eye-droppers, scalpels, and Q-tips to repair an infinitesimal chip; he attends administrative meetings in which senior executives do (polite) battle with younger ones who want the museum to become less stodgy and more welcoming to a larger cross-section of the public.
Tickets: $7.50 Member $13.00 Regular