Bruce Wood, Author at Woodshed Art Auctions

Discovered: Clues To Picasso’s Painting Method

Last month, Woodshed Art Auctions was consigned a portrait painting of a woman, signed Picasso and dated 1939.  While examining its condition, a few startling things were discovered. Visual inspection revealed that the painting looked like others from the mid-20th century: Dry paint, an even layer of light grime and dust both front and back, […]

Jasper Francis Cropsey Painting Discovered

At the Woodshed Gallery, we never know what masterpiece will arrive next. Our auction consignments are a source of constant fascination. So are the paintings which come to us for cleaning, restoration and conservation. A few months ago a friend arrived with a painting discovered in storage at the estate sale of a Marlboro, Mass […]

What Does Attributed Mean?

Some of the bidders in the Woodshed Art Auctions are confused about a little word in some of the descriptions. I’m often asked “What does it mean — Attributed (to an artist)?”, “Who does the attributing?”, “Is that a guarantee of authenticity?”, “Is there a certificate about the attribution?” If you’ve been wondering about how [...]