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Lot 29: Eugune Boudin, one of two oils in the June 8th auction.

BOUDIN PAINTINGS FEATURED IN GROGAN’S JUNE AUCTION

Released: May 27, 2014

Dedham, MA:  On Sunday, June 8th, Grogan and Company will conduct their annual spring auction featuring over 700 lots from various estates and collections.  Collectors will be treated to a wide array of offerings including Fine Art, Jewelry, Silver, Furniture, Decorative Works of Art, and Oriental Rugs.  The sale will begin with American and European Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Sculptures.  Highlights include two oils by French painter Eugene Boudin.  Considered one of the founders of the Impressionist movement, Boudin is credited with introducing Claude Mon...


This oil on canvas painting by Henry John Yeend King (Br., 1855-1924), titled Wait For Me, is expected to realize $25,000-$40,000.

Works by British painters Yeend King, David Bates, W.D. McKay, others will headine June 7 auction

Released: May 28, 2014

ABERDEEN, Miss. – The lifetime estate of the late Zoe Spedale – a socialite, true Southern lady and wife of a world-renowned surgeon, who appointed their spectacular Louisiana home with the finest artwork, furniture and decorative accessories life had to offer, gathered quite literally from around the word – will be sold on Saturday, June 7th, by Stevens Auction Company in Aberdeen. The auction will start promptly at 9 a.m. Central time and be held in Stevens Auction Company’s gallery, located at 609 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen (situated about halfway between Tupelo and Columbu...


This original oil on academy board painting by William Aiken Walker is expected to fetch $2,500-$4,500 at auction.

Original works by William Aiken Walker, Alfred Dubucand, others will be sold at auction June 7-8 in New Orleans

Released: May 27, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, La. – An important oil on academy board painting by South Carolina artist William Aiken Walker (1838-1921), a French Belle Epoch Louis XV-style marble-top bombe chest, three outstanding pieces of English sterling silver, two highly collectible Newcomb College pottery pieces, a pair of early 20th century parcel gilt polychromed carved wood blackamoor torcheres, and a sculpture of a pheasant and lizard by Alfred Dubucand will all be sold June 7-8. They are part of a massive two-day estates auction being held by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery located ...


Lot 622: Paul Evans, Important Sculpture Front cabinet, $100,000 – 150,000

Work by George Nakashima, Paul Evans, Phil Powell, Josef Hoffmann, Karl Kipp, Peter Voulkos and Dale Chihuly among Highlights of Rago’s June 14-15 Auctions

Released: May 22, 2014

Work by George Nakashima, Paul Evans, Phil Powell, Josef Hoffmann, Karl Kipp, Peter Voulkos and Dale Chihuly among Highlights of Rago’s June 14-15 Auctions    Other top lots include the Martin Brothers, Donald Deskey, Gustave Baumann, Wharton Esherick, Adelaide Robineau, Teco, Otto and Gertrud Natzler, Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová, Wendell Castle, and Albert Paley.   Lambertville, NJ:   On Saturday June 14 and Sunday June 15, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its auction of Early 20th Century Decorative Arts and Modern ...


Brock Jobe, Professor of American Decorative Arts in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture.

WINTERTHUR'S BROCK JOBE RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD OF MERIT FROM ANTIQUES DEALERS’ ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

Released: May 21, 2014

Brock Jobe, Professor of American Decorative Arts in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, has received the prestigious Award of Merit from the Antiques Dealers’ Association of America, Inc.  The award, which recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the fields of American art and decorative arts and the business of buying and selling antiques, was presented at a dinner on April 26, 2014, at the Philadelphia Antiques Show. Jobe is one of only 14 recipients who have been honored with the distinction in ADA’s 30-year history. “He is encouraging, in...


Two Santos Cage Dolls

Asian Arts, Fine Clocks, Old Master Paintings, American and English Decorative Arts Featured at Woodbury Auction Fifth Annual Spring Fine Estates Auction

Released: May 20, 2014

On Sunday June 8th  Woodbury Auction presents its fifth anniversary spring fine estates auction with an offering of over 350 lots of American, English, Continental and Asian decorative arts consigned from more than fifty separate estates and consignors from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, California and Pennsylvania.    This anniversary sale is being held at noon in the firm’s auction hall at 710 Main Street South, Middle Quarter Plaza, in Woodbury. Preview times are Sunday, June 1st noon to 5:00 pm, Thursday, June 5th 10am to 5pm, Friday, June 6th 10am to 5pm, Saturda...


Poul Kjaerholm PK-61 Coffee Table.

Miniatures, Midcentury, and More: Clarke Auction May 18th Preview.

Released: May 16, 2014

April weeks bring May antiques.  The weeks leading up to the May 18th sale at Clarke Auction have shown as much. A number of important estates being handled by Clarke Auction at the close of April will be represented through the offering of a bouquet of items in the mid May sale and encompass the full spectrum of item categories, from fine art to Asian. The fine art selection at Clarke will open with an expansive collection of nearly 150 portrait miniatures of exceptional quality.  The consignor gathered English, Continental, and American portraits on bone, ivory, or card, dat...


Jim Keller, left, in his booth with a visitor at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC in May 2014

MOST ARTISTS AT THE CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR NYC WORK ON MULTIPLE PIECES SIMULTANEOUSLY BUT THE MUSE INSPIRES THEM AT DIFFERENT TIMES

Released: May 13, 2014

The Tunnel in Chelsea was filled with artists at last weekend's Contemporary Art Fair NYC so we took advantage of the unusual situation--most major art fairs are populated with galleries, not independent established and emerging artists—to ask a few questions. The chance to learn more about how some of the artists work—and when--was both tempting and fruitful. Most work on more than one piece at a time and they prefer to—or do—work at all hours of day and night. We asked 14 exhibitors--a mix of fine artists and sculptors, a photographer, furniture maker and jeweler—if they work on one p...


“Yellow Line Explosion” by Stacey Elder in acrylic, latex, pouring gel medium, spray paint, ink, fabric paint, and yarn on canvas.

HIGHLIGHTS OF WHAT EARLY BIRDS TO THE CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR NYC WILL PREVIEW ON MAY 8

Released: May 6, 2014

The early birds at an art fair get best pick. Visitors to the Contemporary Art Fair NYC Preview on Thursday, May 8 from 4pm to 8pm at The Tunnel in Chelsea will be the first to see the work of 100 established and emerging functional and fine artists as well as installation artists, curated by co-founders and directors Joanna and Richard Rothbard. Among them are:   Kim Carlino, from Easthampton, Mass., who painted “Cosmological Formations,” series IV, III in watercolor and ink on yupo. http://www.kimcarlinoart.com/. In a more representational style Peiliang Jin, whose studio is...


"Thirty Pounds Lime" by Ellie Murphy

FIVE INSTALLATION ARTISTS STRUT THEIR STUFF AT THE

Released: May 5, 2014

In addition to the 100 fine and functional artists exhibiting their work at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC, May 8-11, three installation artists, one interdisciplinary performance artist and a flying artist will demonstrate their moving art. Ellie Murphy's large yarn sculptures center on notions of cultural and personal nostalgia. She combines references to crafts, folk motifs and Americana from her childhood in 1970s Kansas with aspects of modern, conceptual, multicultural and feminist art. The Ridgewood, Queens-based artist uses the process of creating as a way of playing with the unin...


Once owned by Helen Clay Frick (1888-1984), daughter of one of America's greatest industrialists and art collectors, Henry Clay Frick, this portrait of statesman Henry Clay is expected to sell for $20,000-30,000.

Bidders Turn Their Eyes To Garth’s May Ohio Valley - American Decorative Arts Sale

Released: May 3, 2014

On May 16-17, Garth’s Auctions will host a two-day auction of over 850+ lots of Early American Furniture & Decorative Arts, featuring the highly anticipated 8th Annual Ohio Valley session. The sale consists of approximately 900 lots and includes part two of the Ray and Mary Ann Meisberger Collection, as well as Ohio pottery from the collection of the late Jim Murphy, who was a well-known archaeologist at The Ohio State University. Amelia Jeffers, president of Garth’s Auctions remarked, “This is high quality auction with a lot of depth in every category and the ceramics and stoneware ar...


“Ardyh” by Elizabeth Krall

ARTISTS AT THE CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR NYC MAY 8-11 WHOSE ROUTE TO ART WAS CIRCUITOUS

Released: May 1, 2014

Some of the artists exhibiting at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC postponed their passion to create and only in time focused on their work, came to it by a circuitous route or followed other paths simultaneously. Nevertheless the drive to paint, sculpt or take photographs ultimately prevailed. They will exhibit their work--with that of 100 artists in all--at The Tunnel in Chelsea May 8-11. Elizabeth Krall majored in psychology and minored in fine art at Trinity College. A social worker at first, eventually she made the transition to painting. She subsequently earned a M.A.L.S. in studio a...


This original Buckin' Bronco rendering by Edward Borein (Am., 1872-1945), signed and framed, will be sold at auction May 23rd.

Works by Edward Borein and others will headline Gordon S. Converse May 23rd auction

Released: May 2, 2014

MALVERN, Pa. – Around 425 lots of quality estate merchandise in a broad mix of categories will come under the gavel on Friday, May 23rd, when Gordon S. Converse & Company holds a Spring Roundup Gallery Sale, in its new location at 57 Lancaster Avenue in Malvern (in eastern Pennsylvania, not far from Philadelphia). The auction will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. (EDT). Offered will be many interesting African and ethnic items (to include about a dozen Buddha figures that will be scattered throughout the sale), more than 50 fine artworks and prints, antique clocks (plus assorted lots ...


"Awaiting the Storm," photograph by Jacquelyn Etling

CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR NYC MAY 8-11 EXHIBITS THE PASSIONS OF TREND-SETTING FINE ARTISTS, SCLUPTORS AND PAINTERS

Released: April 28, 2014

Passions that inspire some of the 100 exhibitors at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC May 8-11 at The Tunnel in Chelsea range from music, entertainment and politics to world travel, history, landscapes and a mission to achieve life balance. Their work will be part of a citywide art celebration taking place concurrently with Frieze New York. This satellite art fair, in its fifth year, joins at least 10 others. About his paintings George Pali identifies the prominence of music and instruments as art objects. The Stamford, Conn.-based artist spent eight years in music school learning violin an...


Federal Satinwood and Figured Birchwood Inlaid Mahogany Secretary-Bookcase, Circa 1805 ($3,000-$5,000)

Weschler’s Spring Auction Features Property from The Textile Museum

Released: April 25, 2014

Furniture and decorative art from The Textile Museum will be part of Weschler’s spring auction, held on Friday, May 9, 2014. The Textile Museum is moving out of their historic Kalorama location to their new home at The George Washington University. Items to be auctioned include furnishings from the S Street home of The Textile Museum founder, George Hewitt Myers. Highlights include a federal satinwood and figured Birchwood inlaid mahogany secretary-bookcase attributed to the workshop of John and Thomas Seymour, circa 1805 ($3,000-$5,000), a Spanish Baroque walnut and wrought-iron refectory...