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Opened in 1875, the stage coach stop had everything people needed.

Contents of 19th century stage coach stop to be auctioned

Released: July 9, 2014

The contents of a nineteenth century Napa Valley stage coach stop are going to be sold in a live, on-site auction by Sacramento, Calif.-based Witherell’s Antiques and Fine Arts on September 6, 2014. Opened in 1875, the Pope Valley stage coach stop had a saloon, hotel, restaurant, brewery, card room, post office and grocery. Many of the items had not been touched since the store closed in 1971 when the current owner, Bradley Kilpatrick, retired. “We’re so excited to be able to offer these unique items,” said Brian Witherell, Antiques Roadshow appraiser and owner of Witherell’s. “Th...


Rago Auctions Announces Its Fall 2014 Auction Schedule

Released: July 9, 2014

RAGO AUCTIONS ANNOUNCES ITS FALL 2014 AUCTION SCHEDULE   Great Estates: Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13, 2014   Estate auctions bring a broad selection of exceptional, fresh-to-market American, English and Continental property from the Northeast’s fine homes, collectors and estates. Furniture; porcelains and glass; sculpture; mirrors; clocks; lighting; historic art; rugs; fine and monumental silver and plate; and coins and currency. Styles from the early Renaissance and Baroque to the Belle Époque, as well as the Chippendale, Federal, Victorian and Ren...


Winner James Gooch of Doe & Hope receives award, also shown George Johnson, Timothy Medhurst and Mark Hill

ANTIQUES YOUNG GUN OF THE YEAR AWARD - THE WINNERS

Released: July 8, 2014

AND THE WINNER IS ... On Friday 4 July 2014, the hottest night of the year, an excited crowd gathered at The Rooftop Restaurant at Alfies Antiques Market for the celebratory party and awards ceremony to announce the winners of the Antiques Young Gun of the Year Award. The winner of Antiques Young Gun of the Year 2014 was the very popular choice of James Gooch owner of Doe & Hope who was presented his award by winner in 2013 Timothy Medhurst. James Gooch commented: “I'm naturally delighted to take on the mantle of Antiques Young Gun of the Year from the superb ambassa...


This oil painting by Emiliano di Cavalcanti (Brazilian, 1897-1976), titled Pescadores, is expected to hammer for $150,000-$250,000 at auction, July 26th-27th.

Original oil on canvas painting by Brazilian artist Emiliano di Cavalcanti expected to realize $150,000-$250,000 at auction

Released: July 10, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, La. – An important figural oil on canvas painting by the renowned Brazilian artist Emiliano di Cavalcanti (1897-1976), rendered in 1948 and titled Pescadores (Spanish for “Fishermen”), is expected to bring $150,000-$250,000 at an estates auction scheduled for July 26th and 27th by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue. The framed work, measuring 21 ½ inches tall by 29 ¾ inches wide, is signed lower left by the artist and depicts fishermen hauling in their netted catch, with a fishing boat and setting sun in the background. Di Cav...


Paul Evans Wall Hanging Cabinet.  Signed and Dated Paul Evans 67.

Modern Design Works Include '67 Evans at Clarke.

Released: July 9, 2014

Clarke Auction’s July 14th sale will include several midcentury design masterworks by Paul Evans, Poul Kjaerholm, Ib Kofod- Larsen, Florence Knoll, Ray & Charles Eames, and more.                The featured lot in the sale is a magnificent and large wall mounted hanging cabinet by Paul Evans. The deep relief front cabinet has a riveted metal edging, monumentally heavy fold-out doors, and dual slate insert tops.  The bottom of the left door is signed Paul Evans and is dated ’67. The beautiful 72” long piece is...


Scroll Painting signed by Xu Beihong, (19 July 1895 – 26 September 1953).  Estimate $50,000-80,000.

Garth's Summer Auction Features four sessions of Asian - Jewelry - 20th Century Design - European Decorative Arts

Released: July 7, 2014

Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers has just released a catalog of over 1,000 lots selling in four sessions during the highly anticipated two-day summer auction. The firm hopes for another round of summer fireworks in the saleroom as Asian Art and Fine & Vintage Jewelry cross the block on Thursday, July 24, and Iconic 20th Century Design and European Furniture and Decorative Arts selling on Friday, July 25. “We moved the Asian Art session to Thursday in an effort to make participating more convenient for bidders in China,” comments company President, Amelia Jeffers. “With the quality ...


Rendering of planned Speed Art Museum expansion

Speed Art Museum Hires New Curator of Contemporary Art

Released: July 4, 2014

The Speed Art Museum has begun hiring key positions in anticipation of its re-opening in the spring of 2016 and announced today that Miranda Lash has been hired as the Curator of Contemporary Art for the Museum. Lash will begin her new role at the Speed on August 18, 2014. "I am excited to become a part of the Speed Art Museum's promising future. Between the new building and its stunning galleries, the site-specific commissions planned for the Art Park, and the enthusiasm for contemporary art in Louisville, the possibilities seem boundless. For years I have enjoyed exploring what contempor...


Sladmore Gallery stand at Masterpiece London

Masterpiece London Wraps with Record Visitors, Strong Sales

Released: July 4, 2014

Masterpiece London 2014, returned to the Royal Hospital Chelsea for its fifth year, joined by principal sponsor RBC Wealth Management. With the highest visitor numbers to date, 35,000 people in total came to the fair to both admire and acquire museum-quality art, antiques, design and jewellery. Many exhibitors reported strong sales this year throughout the fair and across all categories supporting the ethos of cross-collecting, with collectors and curators noting the exceptionally high quality of works offered this year – evidence that the exhibitors saved their very best pieces for...


Dr.  Erik H.  Neil

Chrysler Museum of Art Names New Director

Released: July 2, 2014

The Chrysler Museum of Art Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Dr. Erik H. Neil as its next director and president. The board unanimously approved his appointment on June 26, 2014. Neil, 50, is director of the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland, where he has served since 2010.   “Erik Neil comes to us with a strong sense of the essential role a museum plays in its community and a history of deep personal engagement in each place he has served,” outgoing board chair Peter Meredith said. “He is a perfect fit for the Chrysler, given our focus on serving the Ha...


Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale of Old Masters & 19th Century Works on Paper on Thursday 24th July 2014.

Original Chalk Drawings of Lost Benjamin West Artwork at Auction

Released: July 1, 2014

The original chalk drawings of two lost paintings by American portrait and history painter, Benjamin West, surface at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale of Old Masters & 19th Century Works on Paper on Thursday 24th July 2014.   The black chalk on buff paper of Moses, 1787, [Lot 12] and another of St. John the Baptist, 1787, [Lot 13] by Benjamin West (1738-1820) appear to be preparatory studies for two large-scale oil painting, Moses Showing the Brazen Serpent and St. John the Baptist, that West produced in the late 18th century.   Although the final paintin...


 "Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry's Master Plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art" opens July 1, 2014.

"Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry's Master Plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art"

Released: June 30, 2014

On July 1, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will unveil the comprehensive plan that  Frank Gehry has created for the renovation and expansion of its home on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The exhibition "Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry's Master Plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art" will offer an exclusive first look at a design that renews one of Philadelphia's greatest landmarks.  Gehry is best known for the expressive sculptural forms used in buildings such as the Bilbao, Spain's Guggenheim Museum and the new Louis Vuitton Art Museum (sch...


Installation view of the exhibition, Platform: Maya Lin.  Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York.  July 4-October 13, 2014.  In foreground, Equator (2014), Latitude New York City (2013) and Arctic Circle (2013).  On wall, Pin River—Sandy (2013).

Parrish Art Museum Features Six New, Ecologically Inspired Works by Maya Lin

Released: June 30, 2014

In the third iteration of its Platform series, the Parrish Art Museum presents artist Maya Lin, whose ecologically inspired works exist at the intersection of art, architecture, and environmental science. Platform: Maya Lin, opening July 4 and continuing through October 13, 2014, reveals the artist’s exploration of how humans experience and impact the landscape. It will be on view during the Parrish Art Museum’s annual gala, the Midsummer Party, on July 12, 2014.   Platform: Maya Lin features Lin’s Pin River–Sandy (2013), a massive geographical installation depictin...


Silver Poetry; Spring Fever, 2014.  Junko Mori.

Masterpiece London's 5th Edition Opens with $20 Million Sale

Released: June 29, 2014

The Preview Day of the fifth edition of Masterpiece London, on through July 2, ended with reports of strong sales the highest visitor number to date.  Collectors, curators, and designers are drawn here for the astonishing diversity of material with over 7,000 visitors crossing the threshold of the stunning fair in the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, an increase of over 17% on last year.  These included Charles Saatchi, Jay Jopling Wilbur Ross, Jasper Conran, Audrey Gruss, Rod Stewart, Penny Lancaster, Diana Rigg, Freddy and Muriel Salem, Tom Ford, Nasser D...


This gorgeous original work by Ramsay Reinagle (1785-1862) will be sold at auction July 11-12.

Works by Ramsay Reinagle, Hamilton Hamilton will be sold at an on-site auction in Holly Springs, Miss., July 11-12

Released: July 1, 2014

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. – The entire contents of Walter Place – a spectacular antebellum home completed in 1859 and used as a Union Army camp and officers' quarters during the Civil War – will be sold at auction July 11th and 12th by Stevens Auction Company, based in Aberdeen, Miss. Holly Springs is located about 45 miles east of Memphis, Tenn., just off U.S. 78. Everything in the auction will come out of Walter Place; no additional consignments will be offered for sale. It is an on-site auction, to be conducted at the home itself, not in an auction gallery. Bidders will be treated to a...


Amy Herman

Rago Auctions Hosts Amy Herman Benefit, Puppies Behind Bars on July 15

Released: June 26, 2014

RAGO AUCTIONS HOSTS AMY HERMAN BENEFIT, PUPPIES BEHIND BARS ON JULY 15.   Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts a benefit for Puppies Behind Bars on Tuesday, July 15 that features Amy Herman speaking on “The Art of Perception” at 6:30 pm.    Amy Herman holds a BA in International Affairs from Lafayette College, a JD from the National Law Center, George Washington University, and an MA in Art History from Hunter College. While working at The Frick Collection, she instituted an interactive program/class using art to help medical students im...