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Hans Holbein the Younger (c.  1497-1543), A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling (Anne Lovell?), c.  1526-8 Oil on oak, 56 x 38.8 cm, loaned by the National Gallery,

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery Presents "The Wonder of Birds"

Released: April 22, 2014

The Wonder of Birds will explore the cultural impact of birds upon mankind.  Eliciting a wide range of emotions from awe to fear, and from pleasure to cruelty, birds have intrigued humanity since the earliest of times.  With loans from local and national collections, this innovative exhibition will span the centuries and include some 220 works by major artists and illustrators, historical and contemporary, natural history, archaeology, fashion and social history. The exhibition comprises six sections, each highlighting a different aspect of birds, their meanings and our relati...

"Baigneuses a Les Andelys" from the Pissarro Collection

“Five Generations of Pissarro”: Pissarro Family Art Collection Spanning 161 Years Offered for Sale

Released: April 21, 2014

For the very fist time, art from five generations of the distinguished Pissarro family will be made available to the public at the Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery, in Austin, Texas, June 1-30, 2014. It is an art collection that spans more than 161 years, initiated by the renowned Jacob Camille Pissarro who was a leading figure of the Impressionist movement. The family selected the acclaimed Central Texas art gallery to premiere the extensive collection of 65 pieces because of a close connection to gallery owner Lisa Russell, and her reputation for handling masters and contemporary w...

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This stunning original oil painting by Henri Le Sidaner (Fr., 1862-1939) is expected to fetch $300,000-$500,000.

Original oil painting by Henri Le Sidaner expected to bring $300,000-$500,000 at Shannon's, May 1st

Released: April 22, 2014

MILFORD, Conn. – Just over 250 American and European paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures – to include original oil paintings by Henri Le Sidaner, Frederick Carl Frieseke and LeRoy Neiman – will come up for bid at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers on Thursday, May 1st, in Shannon’s gallery located at 354 Woodmont Road in Milford, starting at 6 p.m. Eastern time. A major artwork by the French Impressionist painter Henri Le Sidaner (1862-1939), titled Le Moulin et la Maison, Montreuil-Bellay (1916), could very well be the top lot of the auction, with a pre-sale estimate of $300,00-$...

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Highly Controversial George Grosz Oil at Barridoff Auction on April 30

Released: April 21, 2014

It came as a surprise to the owners of Barridoff Galleries when initial ads for the upcoming auction of art on April 20 faced censorship not only from the mainstream media but from highly respected daily, weekly, and monthly art publications. "The final blow came when the printer of our catalogue refused to print it," says Barridoff owner Rob Elowitch. “The sales rep at least gave me the most viable reason: school kids are often taken on tours of the plant." Now, ultimately out of necessity, we practice a bit of censorship ourselves. We use a detail of the painting in question as i...

Lot 75, Walter Emerson Baum (American, 1884-1956), Untitled, Oil on Masonite, Sold for $5,313, Fine Art, November 2013.

Locals Prosper at Rago Auctions' Free Walk-In Appraisal Days

Released: April 19, 2014

LOCALS PROSPER AT RAGO AUCTIONS' FREE WALK-IN APPRAISAL DAYS.   ITEMS VALUED AT $20,000+ DISCOVERED RECENTLY.   Lambertville, NJ:  Walk in to the Rago Arts and Auction Center with your treasures on most Mondays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a free, no obligation valuation from our specialists, many of whom you’ll recognize from appearances on Antiques Roadshow. Fine art, silver, jewelry, antiques, decorative art, memorabilia and furniture are all welcome with a six piece limit. If the piece is too large to bring in, the specialists can work from photographs.  ...

This original figural oil painting by Paul Emile Chabas (Fr., 1869-1937) will be sold June 7-8 in Atlanta, Ga.

Works by Chabas, Neale, Grooms, Rabin will be sold by Ahlers & Ogletree, June 7-8

Released: April 21, 2014

ATLANTA, Ga. – More than 1,000 lots of fresh estate merchandise – to include many pieces by Tiffany, Gallé, Duffner & Kimberly, plus Asian objects and artifacts, period furniture, estate jewelry, antique clocks, fine art, Persian rugs, mirrors and more – will be sold at a weekend sale planned for June 7-8 by Ahlers & Ogletree, in the firm’s gallery at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210). “I’ve held great auctions before but this one’s going to be exceptional, maybe our best sale ever,” said Robert Ahlers of Ahlers & Ogletree. “Headlining this event will be some really great esta...

Raw Vision's 25th anniversary edition


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...