Art & Antiques Sold
Sale marks completion of CurtCo’s planned magazine divestitures.
CurtCo Publishing has sold Art & Antiques to Phillip Troy Linger, the founder and former publisher of Brentwood magazine. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Linger has formed a new company called Art & Antiques Worldwide Media for which he will serve as president and publisher. The magazine’s corporate offices will be relocated to Wilmington, North Carolina.
Linger tells FOLIO: that the “majority” of the magazine’s editorial and sales staff will make the transition under new ownership. Art & Antiques’ frequency will change to 10 times annually from 11 times, he says, including a December/January combined issue (it already publishes a July/August issue). Its ABC-audited 26,374 circulation will remain the same.
The deal marks the completion of CurtCo’s planned magazine divestitures. Last month, the Robb Report publisher sold Gulfshore Life and Sarasota to Dan Denton, who sold Gulfshore Media to CurtCo in 2004. San Diego was later acquired by the title’s former president and CEO James L. Fitzpatrick, and Milt and Frank Jones, owners of Desert Publications Inc., which publishes of Palm Springs Life.
The sale was brokered by DeSilva + Phillips.