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How 'Enhanced Hammer' Deals Impact Auction House Economics

Bloomberg / April 26th, 2016

In a race for top-tier consignments, the world's biggest auction houses have offered sellers sweet deals that have chipped away at commissions on some of the priciest offerngs. Hammer prices have skyrocketed in the last five years for ...

Thomas Cole National Historic Site Calendar

Thomas Cole: The Artist as Architect

Catskill / May 1 - October 30, 2016

Come this Sunday May 1st to celebrate the official opening of Thomas Cole's New Studio and the 2016 exhibition, Thomas Cole: The Artist as Architect. The day begins at 11 am with refreshments, live music, and free admission to the Main...

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A Legacy of Excellence: The Paxton House Pembroke Table Crafted by Thomas Chippendale

Beauty, Rarity, History...The M.S. Rau Antiques Blog / April 5th, 2016 15:48

The mere mention of “Chippendale” invokes thoughts of sophistication and the absolute finest furniture ever made...and rightly so. Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779) was legendary for his furniture designs that blended English, Chinese and...

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Italian Authorities Seize Nazi-looted Artworks From Private Homes

Reuters / April 24th, 2016

Three late 15th century paintings missing since they were looted by Nazi troops from a Tuscan villa over 70 years ago have been recovered and two people have been accused of receiving stolen goods. The works, of religious themes, ...

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Met Museum to Restructure as Deficit Looms

WSJ / April 21st, 2016

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has about 2,200 employees, an operating budget of about $300 million, a $2.8 billion endowment, and attracts around $6.3 million visitors per year. Despite the numbers, museum officials say the Met is ...

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Hiscox Releases New Report on Online Art Market

Hiscox / April 20th, 2016

Insurer Hiscox has released a new online art trade report for 2016, and it includes a ranking of online art market players. Hiscox's Robert Read blogs: Millenials love tech, social media and art and given the enormous spending power ...

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Chicago Mayor Defends $1.2 Billion Lucas Museum Plan

Chicago Tribune / April 19th, 2016

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday defended his latest plan to bring movie mogul George Lucas' museum to the lakefront, a day after revealing that it would require borrowing nearly $1.2 billion, extending five taxes beyond their ...

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National Academy Museum Buildings Hit Market at $120 Million

ArtfixDaily / April 18th, 2016

Historic and stately buildings that house the National Academy Museum and School along Fifth Avenue have come to market with an asking price of $120 million. In March, the museum stated the property would be sold to create an ...

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  • Guy C.  Wiggins (1883 - 1962) Winter Along Central Park.  Signed, Guy Wiggins, NA, lower right, titled and signed again, verso, oil on canvas, 30" x 25".  The Cooley Gallery at the Armory Antique Show.
  • Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) Blue Mountain, New Mexico, 1918.  Pastel on paper 17 x 27 1/2 inches.  James Reinish & Associates, Inc.
  • Ammi Phillips.  Portrait of a Winsome Young Girl in Red with Green Slippers, Dog and Bird.  Est.  $300/500,000.
  • LOUIS VALTAT, Vase de Fleurs, Oil on canvas, 21 3/8 x 25 ¾ inches (54.3 x 65.4 cm), Schiller & Bodo European Paintings
  • Mary Cassatt (1845-1926) Children Playing with a Cat, 1908.  Oil on canvas, 32 x 39 ½ inches.  Courtesy of John H.  Surovek Gallery.
  • Frank Weston Benson (1862-1951) Summer Day, 1911.  Oil on canvas, 36 1/8 x 32 1/8 in.  (91.8 x 81.6 cm).  Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.  Photography by Dwight Primiano.  © Estate of Frank Weston Benson / Licensed by Faith Andrews Bedford, St.  Petersburg, FL
  • The Dancers, by Arthur Frank Mathews (1869-1945), oil on board, City of Monterey deHaven/Jacks Collection.
  • Catalogue cover featuring a detail of William Frederick de Haas (1830–1880), Fishermen Off Beavertail Light, 1875.
  • Dale Chihuly, Lime Green Icicle Tower, installed in the Shapiro Family Courtyard at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
  • Lockwood de Forest's (1850 - 1932) Full Moon Over Sea, 1906, is part of an exhibition of the artist's work at Sullivan Goss Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA., January 6-April 11, 2011.
  • Snowy Owls from John James Audubon's Birds of America at Sotheby's Dec.  7 London auction.
  • Charles Courtney Curran (American, 1861-1942) Breakfast for Three, 1909.  Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 inches.  Gift of the West Foundation in honor of Gudmund Vigtel 2010.117.  High Museum of Art.
  • At Bonhams is Everett Shinn (American, 1876-1953) The Singer, 1920.  Pastel on paper, 13 x 16 1/2in.  Estimate: $100,000 - 150,000
  • Frank Vining Smith, The Seventh Wave, 1942.  Oil on canvas, 40 x 60 in.  Private Collection.
  • Winslow Homer (1836-1910), Croquet Players, 1865.
  • Willard L.  Metcalf's (1858–1925) Poppy Field (Landscape at Giverny), 1886.  Oil on canvas, 10 5/8 x 18 5/16 inches.  Inscribed on verso: La Maison de Claude Monet Giverny.  Looking across from the end of my garden W.  L.  Metcalf
  • John Marin American (1856-1915) The Times Tower, West 42nd Street, circa 1909-10 Watercolor on paper, 12 x 9 inches.  Courtesy of Thomas Colville Fine Art.
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  • Eduard Charlemont Austrian, 1848-1906 Artist in his Studio 1890 signed and dated lower right: Ed.  Charlemont 1890 oil on cradled panel 36 x 28 ½ inches 46 x 38 inches framed Schiller & Bodo European Paintings
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  • Master of the Johnson Assumption (Tuscany, active c.1485-1515), Madonna and Child with Young Saint John the Baptist, Tondo, tempera on panel.  Diameter: 88.5 cm, 34⅞ ins
  • Artist: Hu Li Title: Backward Backward Courtesy of MR Gallery