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Eldred's John Schofield Makes Presentation at International Auctioneers Forum in China

Released: April 15, 2014

East Dennis, Mass. – John Schofield, president of the auctioneer firm The Robert C. Eldred Company, has just returned from Beijing, China, where he was a presenter at the 2014 International Auctioneer Forum, attended by almost 200 members of the press, governmental dignitaries, and representatives from Chinese, U.S. and European auction houses. The forum’s main focus was encouraging the growth of Chinese auctions and the cooperation between eastern and western businesses, exemplified by the announcement of a strategic partnership between live auction websites Invaluable, which powers El...


Invaluable and EpaiLive officially launch the new alliance at the International Auctioneers Forum in Beijing.

Invaluable Joins Forces with China’s EpaiLive, Bringing Together the Two Largest Art and Auction Markets in the World

Released: April 15, 2014

Invaluable, the world’s largest online live auction marketplace, today announced a new strategic partnership with EpaiLive, Asia’s leading online auction platform for antiques and art, bringing together the two largest markets for art and auctions in the world. The exclusive new alliance allows both companies to cross-market their auctions across their respective platforms, providing Invaluable auction houses with unprecedented access to Chinese auction bidders, while providing North American bidders access to merchandise available through Chinese auction houses. Invaluable auction hous...


Call for Submissions to "Storm" Exhibition due Aug. 1

Released: April 14, 2014

"Storm: A Haiyan Recovery Project" Call for Submissions to CA+T's Next Virtual Exhibition Deadline August 1, 2014   The Center for Art and Thought (CA+T), a web-based arts and education nonprofit organization, announces a call for submissions to its virtual curated exhibition, Storm: A Haiyan Recovery Project. The exhibition is expected to premier in November 2014 on CA+T's website. To commemorate the first anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, a storm of epic proportions that hit Central Philippines from November 2-11, 2013, this exhibition seeks to reflect upon it...


Mr.  Robert Tan, Managing Director of Gianguan Auctions New York (Singapore) Pte Ltd, and Mr.  Kwong Lum, founder and CEO Gianguan Auctions New York.

Gianguan Auctions Launches Singapore Division and Global Sales Offices

Released: April 12, 2014

Gianguan Auctions, New York's singular Chinese owned and operated auction gallery, announced plans today for  worldwide expansion beginning with the opening of a Singapore based operating company. Plans are also underway to open sales offices in England, Poland, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Nepal, China, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. Mr. Richard Tan will serve as Managing Director of Gianguan Auctions New York (Singapore) Pte Ltd.  Mr. Tan is a well-known and eminently respected specialist in the field of security, said Mr. Kwong Lum, Founder and CEO of Gianguan Auctions. Mr. L...


Roman Redware Lamp, ca.  400 CE.  Est.  $500-$750

Artemis Gallery LIVE’s Spring Variety Sale to feature Ancient and Ethnographic Art

Released: April 14, 2014

Boulder County, CO – Out with the old… to make room for the new!  Artemis Gallery LIVE is cleaning house this April with a fun specialty sale guaranteed to please collectors and dealers alike.   Ancient/Ethnographic Spring Variety Auction, slated for Wednesday, April 16, 2014, offers a wide array of guaranteed ancient and ethnographic art from all over the world, all at unreserved prices.   “This is a great opportunity to really bulk up your collection, and maybe to nab a few pieces you typically wouldn’t spring for at auction.  Almost every lot starts below ...


Tenpi, 2011

Eykyn Maclean Presents First U.S. Exhibition of Renowned Artist Kan Yasuda

Released: April 9, 2014

  Eykyn Maclean is honored to present the first ever exhibition in the United States of internationally renowned sculptor Kan Yasuda. The exhibition, open to the public 6 May – 27 June at 23 East 67th Street, will feature over twenty of the artist’s new sculptures. Gallery partner Christopher Eykyn says, “Having followed Kan’s career in Europe and Japan, we are delighted to have the opportunity of introducing his work to an American audience. Working together with Kan, we have selected a group of works that best represent this important artist at the height of his career. I know th...


This set of six Chinese 19th century porcelain famille rose panels sold for $57,600 at Nadeau's on March 29th.

Set of six diminutive Chinese 19th century porcelain famille rose panels brings $57,600 at Nadeau's

Released: April 10, 2014

WINDSOR, Conn. – Nadeau’s Auction Gallery saved the best for last on March 29th when lot #607 – the final item to come up for bid, a set of six diminutive Chinese 19th century porcelain famille rose panels – soared to $57,600, making it the top lot of the auction. It was the firm’s annual American & Asian Auction, held in Nadeau’s gallery at 25 Meadow Road in Windsor. The set of panels, boasting floral and figural decorations and measuring 14 ½ inches by 4 ¾ inches, carried a modest pre-sale estimate of just $500-$800. It finished at many times that, a testament to the robust hea...


Lot 755, Style of Charles and Ray Eames, Chaise lounge, $500-700.

1900 Lots to Love at Rago's Unreserved Auction Marathon, April 25-27

Released: April 4, 2014

1900 LOTS TO LOVE AT RAGO’S UNRESERVED AUCTION MARATHON, APRIL 25-27.   Three days of modern design, fine art, jewelry, silver, furnishings and more.   Lambertville, NJ: The Rago Arts and AuctionCenter will hold a three-day Unreserved Auction marathon on April 25, 26 and 27.  The sale begins on Friday, April 25 with 525 lots of 18th, 19th and early 20th c. design and traditional furnishings, along with fine art, Asian, tribal arts and ephemera. It continues on Saturday, April 26 with 823 lots of modern and contemporary furnishings, art and design. It concludes o...


This beautiful Chinese 4-panel famille rose porcelain screen soared to $121,000 at auction.

Gorgeous 19th century Chinese four-panel famille rose porcelain screen brings $121,000 at auction

Released: April 7, 2014

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – An important 19th century Chinese porcelain screen consisting of four large panels mounted in a carved wooden frame and depicting mountain scenes with elders soared to $121,000 at a Fine Artwork, Porcelain & Decorative Arts Auction held March 29th by Elite Decorative Arts, in the firm’s gallery at 1034 Gateway Boulevard in Boynton Beach. The screen was by far the top lot of the sale and the final hammer price caught the Elite team, which had assigned it a modest pre-sale estimate of just $1,400-$1,800, a little by surprise. “But it only proves what we’ve bee...


Kankanay Tribe Coffin Peg, Philippines.

Madison Ancient and Tribal Art Exhibition

Released: April 4, 2014

International Dealers Specializing in the Art of Traditional Cultures Come Together For a Group Show in New York City. The Spring 2014 Madison Ancient and Tribal Art (MATA) Exhibition, May 14 Through 18, 2014 - Upper East Side of Manhattan. New York, NY. – Madison Ancient & Tribal Art (MATA), an alliance of renowned international dealers specializing in the art of traditional cultures, will present an exhibit of extraordinary art and objects for four days only, May 14-18, 2014, at the Arader Gallery. Located in a magnificent Beaux-Arts townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the A...


U.S. Antique Shows Reports Robust Sales for Spring Pier Antique Show

Released: April 3, 2014

U.S. Antique Shows, the world’s leading producer of indoor antique shows, recently concluded their first year hosting the March Pier Antique Show to increased sales and significant opening day attendance. The event was hosted at Pier 94, March 29-30, 2014. “We were thrilled to report that exhibitors’ experienced a dramatic uptick in sales, far greater than in recent years,” said Dan Darby, Emerald Expositions vice president and U.S. Antique Shows group show director.  “We also had more than 50 percent of dealers renew their booths for next year before the show was over, whi...


Tamen - Seven Fairies - 七仙女, Oil on canvas, 80x100cm, 2013

Outside Within: New Works by Tamen

Released: April 3, 2014

Having emerged from the strict confines of the Same Room series that defined them for so long, artist collective Tamen explores new landscapes that verge on metaphysical discursions of identity, context, and cultural knowledge. Tamen’s solo exhibition Outside Within presents vast open scenes with a sense of philosophical interiority, while displaying the same eerie serenity and complex thresholds that have come to define their aesthetic. Tamen, the collective comprised of Chinese artists Lai Shengyu and Yang Xiaogang, illustrates a progression in new works of oil on canvas from the tens...


Left to right: Mountain, 1978; Cloud, 1959; The Mountain Core, 1978.  Photo by Katherine Abbott, Courtesy of The Noguchi Museum, New York

CONTEMPORIZING THE COLLECTION: NOGUCHI ARCHAIC / NOGUCHI MODERN

Released: April 2, 2014

New Exhibition Explores The Timelessness Of Noguchi’s Works, Which Embody Both The Ancient Past And Distant Future. The Noguchi Museum has drawn from its extensive holdings to organize an exhibition of sixty-five sculptures, works on paper, and design objects by Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988), many that have never been on view in the Museum before, including working proofs, studies, and pieces that were never signed by the artist, even if finished. Collection Highlights: Noguchi Archaic / Noguchi Modern is inspired by Noguchi’s fascination with space, built and natural landscapes, and the im...


Pair of Chinese Huanghuali Yokeback Armchairs, 17th Century

FROM LARK MASON ASSOCIATES: AN IMPORTANT SALE OF ASIAN, ANCIENT & ETHNOGRAPHIC WORKS OF ART, GOING LIVE ON iGAVEL AUCTIONS, APRIL 15-30

Released: April 2, 2014

Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that more than 300 lots of important Asian art will soon be up for bidding on iGavel Auctions in a sale that goes live on April 15th and closes on April 30th. The outstanding works of art represent the breathtaking scope of Asian periods and disciplines, from the Sui dynasty through the 20th century. Says Mr. Mason, “Following on the heels of the very successful Asia Week sales, we look forward to presenting a fine selection of Imperial paintings, furniture, and decorative arts that will appeal to a wide spectrum ...


Figure of Vishnu, Bronze South India, Tamil Nadu Chola period, 12th century

A RECORD IS SHATTERED: ASIA WEEK NEW YORK SALES HIT $200 MILLION

Released: April 1, 2014

Asia Week New York—the nine-day Asian art extravaganza—ended on a stupendous note: $200 million in sales, exceeding last year’s number by $25 million. From the minute the 47 international galleries of Asia Week New York opened their doors on March 14, a whirlwind of activities invigorated the city. The annual event was celebrated with a magnificent reception at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on March 17, where the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed more than 600 collectors, curators and Asian art specialists. The event ignited excitement that burned for the entire wee...