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Detail of the interior of the main house at Olana showing a carved teak mantel and hand painted Kashmiri chair provided by de Forest and an Indian table acquired by Church.

All the Raj - Frederic Church and Lockwood de Forest; Painting, Decorating and Collecting at Olana

Released: April 19, 2014

All the Raj -Frederic Church and Lockwood de Forest; Painting, Decorating and Collecting at Olana,  an exhibition featuring oil sketches and decorative arts by landscape painter and 19th century tastemaker Lockwood de Forest, will open at Olana, the historic home and studio of Frederic Church, on Sunday May 11, 2014.  Lockwood de Forest (1850-1932) studied painting with the eminent landscape artist Frederic Church in the 1870s; the exhibition will begin by highlighting sketches showing that the two artists worked side by side at Olana.  At that time, Church was busy designin...


Kino Guerin’s “Knotted Table,” laminated with a vacuum press.  http://www.KinoGuerin.com

SCULPTURE INSPIRES FURNITURE & JEWELRY AT THE CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR NYC AND TAKES A PROMINENT PLACE AMONG FEATURED ARTISTS: At The Tunnel in Chelsea, May 8-11, the art fair runs concurrent with Frieze NY

Released: April 15, 2014

The hand of sculptors will be evident at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC, May 8-May 11, 2014, in Chelsea, where you’d expect to see it in the work of sculptors such as Susan Madacsi and Michael Alfano and also in the fine furniture and jewelry of some exhibitors. Madacsi will exhibit forged and fabricated steel pieces colored by aerosol enamel paints. Michael Alfano’s limited edition clay sculptures are cast in bronze.         The skill and perspective of a sculptor is evident in furniture maker Kino Guerin’s benches, that he calls “Knotted Table” a...


Raw Vision's 25th anniversary edition

RAW VISION, THE PREMIER MAGAZINE OF OUTSIDER ART, PARTNERS WITH REI KAWAKUBO OF COMME DES GARÇONS TO CELEBRATE THE MAGAZINE’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Released: April 15, 2014

Raw Vision, the internationally renowned magazine of Outsider Art, turns 25 years old this year, and to help it mark this milestone, Comme des Garçons is collaborating with the magazine throughout 2014. This partnership kicks off publicly at The Outsider Art Fair, which takes place at Center 548, 548 West 22nd Street in New York from May 8 to 11, 2014. Raw Vision and Comme des Garçons constitute two of the world’s most individualistic creative exemplars: visionary art as reflected in the pages of Raw Vision and the imaginative mind of fashion designer Rei Kawakubo.  To celebrate it...


The Art of Style: Fine Art & Contemporary Fashion" Featuring The Fuse Factory Artists of The Farmington Valley Arts Center at Bodytalk Boutique May 1, 2014, 5:30-8:00 p.m

The Art of Style: Fine Art & Contemporary Fashion" Featuring The Fuse Factory Artists of The Farmington Valley Arts Center at Bodytalk Boutique May 1, 2014, 5:30-8:00 p.m

Released: April 15, 2014

The Art of Style: Fine Art & Contemporary Fashion" Featuring The Fuse Factory Artists of The Farmington Valley Arts Center at Bodytalk Boutique  May 1, 2014, 5:30-8:00 p.m.   THE SECRET IS OUT ! The Fuse Factory Artists of The Farmington Valley Arts Center  are having their first event ,"The Art of Style: Fine Art & Contemporary Fashion". Spring into color for an evening featuring original artwork  by the "Fuse Factory Artists" of the Farmington Valley Arts Center along with a beautiful collection of stylish women's clothing. The public...


Michael Alfano’s “Liquid Sunshine,” sculpted in clay, cast in resin with paint can.  Acrylic paint.  Limited edition of 250.  http://www.michaelalfano.com

2014 CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR NYC, MAY 8-11, COINCIDES WITH FRIEZE NY SHOWCASING BOTH FINE AND FUNCTIONAL ART

Released: April 10, 2014

The Contemporary Art Fair NYC, May 8-May 11, 2014, moves to the heart of Chelsea joining at least 10 other events around the city that also amplify and coincide with the international contemporary art fair--Frieze New York. “We’ve set a high bar for the 100 exhibitors in this show--in its fifth year--at The Tunnel in Chelsea,” said Richard Rothbard, art fair co-founder and co-producer, with his wife Joanna Rothbard. "We curate this fair to exhibit master-quality work, yet we distinguish it in other essential ways,” he continued. “Following the tradition of major museums, seasoned master...


A one day unreserved auction of French Furniture and Decorations from A Room with a Vieux Antiques

A ROOM WITH A VIEUX ANTIQUES ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT AUCTION

Released: April 11, 2014

Dedham, MA:  After over thirty years as high-end French antique importers and dealers, Jeff Diamond and Ellen Nadler of A Room with a Vieux Antiques of Boston and Brookline, have decided that it's time to retire.  The inventory of their Boston and Brookline retail locations will be sold in an impressive one day unreserved auction conducted by Grogan and Company, Fine Art Auctioneers and Appraisers on Saturday, April 26th.  Over 700 lots of French Furniture and Decorative Works of Art have been moved to Grogan and Company’s 7,000 square foot gallery located at 22 Harris Stree...


The Art + Technology Lab at LACMA.

LACMA Names Grants for Art + Technology

Released: April 9, 2014

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced the recipients of its 2014 Art + Technology grants on Wednesday. The awards include monetary and in-kind support for projects that explore artistic applications of emerging technologies. LACMA’s Art + Technology Lab and its artist projects are made possible by Accenture, DAQRI, and NVIDIA, with additional support from Gensler, Google, and SpaceX. Professor Ken Goldberg and artist Dan Goods are participating as independent advisors. Additional support provided by the LACMA Director's Circle. A grant from the ...


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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...


 Watch Work Follow Artist Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Share on Twitter Pin It on Pinterest DESCRIPTION This lot will be in the live auction and will close online at noon EST on April 12th.  All bids will transfer to the live auction that evening.  To continue bidding or for any questions, please contact benefit@paddle8.com.  LOCATION This lot ships from Boston, MA, US.  ABOUT ANDY WARHOLView Profile » Andrew Warhola was an American artist and leading figure in the visual art movement known

2014 MASSART 25 ANNUAL BENEFIT AUCTION GOES HI-TECH

Released: April 8, 2014

New partnership with Paddle8 lets auction-goers "bid on the go" via Web, iPad or iPhone app * 25th Annual Auction Supports Student Scholarships and Programming *  ARTISTS ANDY WARHOL, ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG and ESTEBAN VICENTE SPOTLIGHT LIVE AUCTION Saturday, April 12, 2014 WHO:    Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), the nation’s only independent public college of art and design, celebrates its 25th Annual Benefit Art Auction with a selection of ov...


The Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair was one of the top performers in the midcentury selection.

The Good and Plenty: Midcentury and Jewelry Among Top Lots on April 6th.

Released: April 9, 2014

Antique decorative items may have brought the top individual prices, but both midcentury and jewelry selections held the majority of top sellers overall on April 6th at Clarke Auction. As anticipated, the highly desirable and expertly crafted Empire malachite and bronze mounted annular clock was the most successful antique lot. The conservatively estimated $10,000/$15,000 clock raised a quick succession of bids from the 10 plus phone lines that were dedicated to the particular item, but a determined internet bidder locked the item down at a realized price of $29,280. In the same prox...


Shaving shovel, wood, metal, 52 ⅜" x 14 ⅝" x 3 ⅓", 1950.3485.  Snow Shovel, pine, maple, iron, 56 ½" x 15 ⅜" x 5 ⅛" 1950.3355.1 Spading Fork, wood, metal, 42 ¾" x 8 ⅞" x 3 ⅜", 1950.3201.1 Shovel, Oak, iron, 42 ⅜" x 16 ⅝" x 1 ⅞", 1952.4656.1 Collection of the Shaker Museum| Mount Lebanon, New Lebanon, New York Photo by Alan LaValle

Major Exhibition Opening at the Farnsworth—The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World

Released: April 8, 2014

On Saturday, June 14, the Farnsworth Art Museum will open an exhibition entitled The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World. The exhibition of approximately 200 works will run through Sunday, January 4, 2015 in the museum’s Morehouse wing.  The exhibition has been organized in partnership with the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon in New Lebanon, New York; and the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village Museum in New Gloucester, Maine. Drawn primarily from the collection of the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon, the largest, broadest and deepest collection of Shaker material in the world, the sho...


Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk by Photographer George Tice, "Seldom Seen: Photographs, 1968-2011" on April 22 at 6 p.m.

Released: April 7, 2014

RAGO AUCTIONS OPEN HOUSE FEATURES A TALK BY PHOTOGRAPHER GEORGE TICE, “SELDOM SEEN: PHOTOGRAPHS, 1968-2011” ON APRIL 22 AT 6 PM.   Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Tuesday, April 22, features iconic American photographer George Tice speaking at 6 p.m. on his career and latest publication, “Seldom Seen: Photographs, 1968-2011”.  The talk takes place during the preview week for Rago's Unreserved auctions.   George Tice has received international acclaim for his landscape work and is considered one of the great photogra...


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...


Rafael Barrios Park Avenue

Remember the Optical Illusions on Park Avenue? SPARK+ Offers a Large Scale Sculpture by Artist Rafael Barrios.

Released: April 3, 2014

Image credit: REFAEL BARRIOS: THE PARK AVENUE PROJECT, catalogue with an essay by Robert C. Morgan. Page 31. [FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE] Remember the Optical Illusions on Park Avenue? SPARK+ Offers a Large Scale Sculpture by Artist Rafael Barrios. Walking along Park Avenue in the spring of 2012, New Yorkers could not help but noticing the monumental, intriguing, hovering-in-the-air sculptures. Lining the Park Avenue mall from East 53rd to 67th streets stood 9 of master sculptor Rafael Barrios (1947-)'s delightfully colorful creations, invited by...


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...