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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...


Jean-Michel Cels (1819–1894) Cloud Study, ca.  1838–42 Oil on cardboard Thaw Collection, jointly owned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Morgan Library & Museum; gift of Eugene Thaw, 2009.

Sky Studies: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection to Open at Morgan

Released: April 14, 2014

During the second half of the eighteenth century, the practice of using oil paint on paper while working outdoors became popular among landscape artists. In a treatise offering advice to students of landscape painting, Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes (1750-1819) advocated that artists start with the sky, which determines the palette of the entire composition, and then complete their sketches swiftly, preferably in less than two hours.   Working quickly to capture changing effects of light, the subtle hues of the atmosphere, and the evanescent shapes of clouds, artists developed and ref...

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St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair Celebrates its 8th Year

Released: April 10, 2014

Organizers are expecting up to 1,000 art and rare book collectors to pack this year’s St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book and Paper Arts Fair presented by the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. The number of dealers has increased to twenty-eigh this year and includes nationally-known dealers from around the country.  “We’ve added four new dealers to the Fair, in addition to welcoming back the those who’ve helped us build the Fair these past seven years” said Julie Dunn-Morton, curator of fine art collections at the Mercantile Library.   “And we’r...


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 ...


Lot 275 - Old Master Painting - British Soldiers

Rufino Tamayo and Old Masters to hammer at Hutter Auctions NYC

Released: April 9, 2014

Hutter Auctions NYC is proud to present a NYC Fabulous Estates Auction this Saturday, April 12 at 11am.  The sale will be strong on fine art.  Many of the consignments represent property removed from two impressive estates-- one at 12 West 18th Street and one in Staten Island. The West 18th Street property represents the acquisitions of a collector with a broad and astute eye, including Modernist work by the Latin American master Rufino Tamayo and an assortment of model ships. Highlights from Staten Island estate include a collection of Old Master paintings, a large contine...


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...


This bold, original gouache painting by Alexander Calder sold for $78,200 at Cottone Auctions' March 29 fine art sale.

Bold original gouache painting by Alexander Calder fetches $78,200 at Cottone Auctions

Released: April 8, 2014

GENESEO, N.Y. – A bold original gouache painting by the renowned American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976), titled Loops Filled In, signed lower right and dated (1972), measuring 23 inches by 31 inches, sold for $78,200 at the annual Winter Fine Art & Antiques Auction held March 29th by Cottone Auctions, in the firm’s gallery located at 120 Court Street in Geneseo. The painting was one of two artworks that brought identical selling prices. The other was a color linocut on Arches paper by Pablo Picasso (Sp., 1881-1973), titled Faunes et Chevre. The work was numbered in pencil l...


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...


The Zervos Picasso Catalogue by Cahiers d’Art.  ©Editions Cahiers d'Art

Zervos Picasso Catalogue Republished for $20K Per Set

Released: April 4, 2014

The long-out-of-print and highly sought-after Zervos Picasso Catalogue is now available. Cahiers d’Art, the legendary Paris-based publishing house, gallery and art journal, is republishing the catalogue, known by many as simply the Zervos. Named after Cahiers d’Art founder, Christian Zervos, the catalogue is the historical reference to Picasso’s work, comprised of 33 volumes with over 16,000 paintings and drawings that represent the lifetime collaboration between Zervos and Picasso. The catalogue will be available in English for the first time in history, in addition to the inclusion of co...


Edouard Manet (French, 1832-1883), The Grand Canal, Venice, 1875, oil on canvas.  Shelburne Museum.  1972-69.15

Shelburne Museum Showcases Its Best Impressionism, American Art in Upcoming Exhibitions

Released: April 3, 2014

French Impressionism and American paintings highlight the new exhibitions opening in the upcoming season at Shelburne Museum, Director Thomas Denenberg announced. Throughout May and June, four new exhibitions will open, including two focused on quilts—a solo exhibition of contemporary textile art and a collection of 19th century star quilts. “The new season’s exhibitions at Shelburne Museum celebrate the best of the museum’s collections. Works by Claude Monet, Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas, newly interpreted and, literally, under new light in the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education,...


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...


Tim Montgomery and Rita Fucillo of New Venture Media, publishers of Art New England magazine, at the AD20/21 Gala.

AD20/21 and Boston Print Fair Resounding Success as part of First Annual Boston Design Week, March 20-30

Released: April 3, 2014

The 7th Annual AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries combined with The Boston Print Fair took place March 27-30, 2014, at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston's South End.  AD20/21 features galleries specializing in modern to contemporary fine art, Mid-Century furnishings and contemporary studio furniture, jewelry, decorative arts and sculpture.  The Boston Print Fair features dealers in American, European and Asian fine prints, drawings, and other works on paper.  The show opened with a Gala Preview to benefit Boston Architectural C...


An industry veteran with more than 35 years of experience, Peter M.  Fairbanks will be working out of Heritage Auctions’ San Francisco office

Peter M. Fairbanks joins Heritage Auctions as Director of Fine Art, West Coast

Released: April 1, 2014

Heritage Auctions has announced that Peter M. Fairbanks, an industry veteran with more than 35 years of experience in the fields of American and European Art, is joining Heritage Auctions as Director of Fine Art, West Coast. “Having Peter Fairbanks join our already well-seasoned team is a great achievement,” said Brian Roughton, Managing Director of Fine Art at Heritage. “His vast knowledge and impeccable international reputation will contribute significantly to the advancement of our already stellar Fine Art department at Heritage.” Fairbanks, a native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, r...


The Offering of the Book to Anne de Graville Berosus (fl.  300 B.C.), Chaldean History In French, illuminated manuscript on parchment France, Paris, 1505-6 One full-page miniature by Jean Pichore; genealogical tables in color

Les Enluminures’ Flowering of Medieval French Literature Exhibition and Colloquium

Released: April 1, 2014

“Au parler que m’aprist ma mere”: Flowering of Medieval French Literature New York Exhibition: April 2 to 26, 2014 Paris Exhibition: May 13 to 20, 2014 Paris INHA Colloquium: May 17, 2014 Presenting a “new” history of medieval French literature based largely upon the impact of historical and social phenomena, scientific advancements, and linguistic and cultural singularities, Les Enluminures’ comprehensive project (exhibition, catalogue, and colloquium) centers on a group of 15 manuscripts written in the French language between c. 1300 and c. 1550.  While the earliest ...


Art Antiques London, 12-18 June 2014 Kensington Gardens, London

ART ANTIQUES LONDON WELCOMES ASIAN ART IN LONDON 12-18 JUNE 2014 Kensington Gardens

Released: March 27, 2014

Haughton International Fairs is delighted to announce an exciting new initiative at Art Antiques London, Kensington Gardens, 12-18 June 2014.  This year, for the first time, the fair will host an Asian Art in London ‘Pavilion.’  21 participating dealers from Asian Art in London will exhibit a wide range of antique and contemporary Asian art together in one large pavilion at this year’s fair.  This selling exhibition will showcase a range of outstanding Asian art such as Chinese works of art and textiles, Japanese art, Indian and Islamic paintings and sculpture, Southeast Asi...