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This life-size sculpture by the renowned "Dumpster Diver" artist Leo Sewell, titled Seated Man, will be sold at auction Tuesday, March 4th.

Original works by Sewell, Barraud, Boysen, others to headline Converse March 4th auction

Released: February 6, 2014

(MALVERN, Pa.) – Gordon S. Converse & Company will “march forth” into the New Year with a March 4th auction scheduled for its new gallery located at 57 West Lancaster Avenue in Malvern, situated between Routes 29 and 401 and not far from the People’s Light & Theater Company, where the firm had been holding auctions fairly regularly for the past several years. “We’ll be occupying around 4,500 square feet of space, or about half of a spacious warehouse building that we actually occupied years ago,” said Gordon Converse of Gordon S. Converse & Company.”We moved out before th...

Lot 54.  Henry John Yeend King (United Kingdom, 1855-1924) est.  $3,000-5,000

Aspire Auctions Online Art Auction 2/6-7

Released: February 4, 2014

Aspire Auctions February auction is host to a collection of 121 paintings, mostly from one collectior, to be sold this Thursday February 6th, starting at 10:00am. These range from fine portrait miniatures to large scale canvases, including Scottish Highland paintings, Race Horse portraiture, stunning pastorial scenes and Dutch style still lifes. There are Old Master engravings such as Hans Sebald Beham, a woodcut from Der Weisskunig, Adriaen Jansz van Ostade and Wenceslaus Hollar as well as a collection of antique and rare maps. Other categories in this auction include ...

Buff, Straub & Hensman (1955-1961, later Buff, Hensman and Associates).  Recreation pavilion, Mirman House, Arcadia, 1958.  Photo by Julius Shulman, 1959.  Getty Research Institute

"California Design, 1930 – 1965: Living in a Modern Way" Heads to East Coast

Released: February 3, 2014

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents California Design, 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way, an exhibition of more than 250 mid-century modern design objects. A diverse array of works including furniture, textiles, fashion, classic vehicles and much more celebrates the impact of California designers between 1930 to 1965. The output of legendary designers Charles and Ray Eames, Richard Neutra and R.M. Schindler, along with previously unheralded figures, is contextualized within the creative climate of California and the social and cultural conditions of the time. Organized by the Los Angel...

This 1970s signed lithograph, titled Typewriter Eraser by Claes Oldenburg, will be sold at auction February 22nd.

Signed lithographs by Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Norman Rockwell to highlight Hess Fine Auctions' Feb. 22 sale

Released: February 5, 2014

(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) – More than 125 lots of rare and highly collectible Orientalia, fine art, design pieces, tribal art, antiquities, clocks and more will be sold in an internet and catalog auction slated for Saturday, Feb. 22, by Hess Fine Auctions (, with assistance from ATN Properties, LLC. Both companies are headquartered in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Feb. 22 event will be packed with fine works of Archaic Period Chinese bronzes, Japanese metalwork, jade, ivory, art pottery, porcelain, paintings, Native American artifacts, collectible antique clocks and other...

Scott Snyder, 2013 HOPE Designer Showcase


Released: February 4, 2014

Award-Winning Interior Designers Show How the Best of the Past Can Enhance Today’s Interiors The Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF) has brought together five outstanding interior designers to create the HOPE Designer Showcase as a central highlight of the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, February 14-18, 2014.  In the Showcase, the designers have created five fascinating room settings that show how art and antiques can be integrated into today’s major decorating trends.  These rooms show how the best of our past can be used to enhance and elevate the envi...

BEARDEN, Romare.  "Black American in Search of His Identity..." 1969 Mixed Media.

Clarke to Offer Important African-American Art on February 23rd.

Released: February 4, 2014

Clarke is proud to represent a number of works by African-American artists on February 23rd. The highlights of the fine art selection include such socially important artists as Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Sam Middleton, Marion Perkins, and Mitchell Caton. Of the several art works by Romare Bearden, one of particular cultural and historical importance is the pencil signed mixed media collage entitled “Black American in Search of His Identity…” The incredibly emotional and socially thought provoking piece was commissioned by the Brooklyn League of Afro-Americans and Brooklyn College for...

Two Antique Shows – One Blockbuster Weekend

Released: February 3, 2014

U.S. Antique Shows, the world’s leading producer of indoor antique shows, recently hosted the inaugural year of two fantastic antique shows – the Miami National Antique Show in Miami and The Armory Antique Show in New York City, the weekend of January 24-26, 2014. “This year’s shows both reported stellar sales both between dealers and attendees that travelled far and wide to come. With the first year producing these events behind us, we’ve discovered ways to grow and improve for the upcoming years. The attendee experience is always at the forefront of our minds and we plan to explore ma...

‘Portrait of a bay hunter in a wooded landscape, a church in the distance’ by Daniel Clowes, 1819

Luxury Antiques Weekend at The Mere

Released: February 3, 2014

The much anticipated Luxury Antiques Weekend at The Mere, held in association with Bentley Manchester and organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, returns to The Mere Golf Resort & Spa, Chester Road, Mere, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6LJ from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 February 2014. The Mere Golf Resort & Spa is the ideal location for a top class boutique-style antiques fair being one of the most luxurious hotels in Cheshire and within easy reach of Chester, Manchester and Liverpool.  Visitors can either enjoy the fair for a few hours, the whole day or take advantage of the new...

This original oil on board folk art rendering by Clementine Hunter will be sold at auction Feb.  15-16 in New Orleans.

Original works by Clementine Hunter, Noel Rockmore, Petrus Van Schendel, others at Crescent City auction, Feb. 15-16

Released: February 4, 2014

(NEW ORLEANS, La.) – Merchandise from a prominent French Quarter collector, items from other important local estates and Part 3 of the John Scheffler Mardi Gras Collection are just part of what will come up for bid at a massive, two-day auction event planned for Feb. 15-16 by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. In all, over 1,300 quality, mostly fresh to the market lots will cross the auction block, including many original works of art (featuring oil paintings by renowned regional artists), period American and European (mostl...

Selection of Vladimir Kagan Furnishings (Est range: $1,000-$6,000)

Midcentury Furnishings and Fine Art to Headline Weschler’s February Auction

Released: January 31, 2014

Midcentury Modern design has been leading the market in recent years, and on Friday February 28, Weschler’s Capital Collection Estate Auction will feature furnishings from notable designers including Vladimir Kagan, George Nakashima, Charles & Ray Eames, and Hans Wegner. Once described by The New York Times as "James Bond meets the Jetsons”, Vladimir Kagan’s sculptural furniture continues to be admired and coveted by museums, Hollywood celebrities, and designers from around the world.  Consigned by a local estate, Weschler’s will offer a sampling of Kagan’s work including an up...

This original Peanuts comic strip from 1966, drawn by the late illustrator Charles Schulz, sold for $26,450.

Original Peanuts daily comic strip from 1966, drawn by Charles Schulz, brings $26,450 at Philip Weiss Auctions

Released: January 29, 2014

(LYNBROOK, N.Y.) -  An original Peanuts daily comic strip – drawn by the late iconic illustrator Charles Schulz and dated Oct. 21, 1966 – sold for $26,450 at the first auction of the New Year held by Philip Weiss Auctions, in the firm’s gallery at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook. The strip showed Linus, Peppermint Patty and Snoopy (in goggles), with a baseball reference. The Peanuts strip was the top earner of the Jan. 18 multi-estate auction, in which about 700 fresh, quality lots came up for bid. Approximately 80 people attended the event in person, while another 1,000 or so partic...

Pictured from left to right: Dean Lahikainen, Lynda Hartigan, Arie Kopelman, Lucinda Ballard, Barry Somers, Kelley Coffey, Michael Lynch, Thomas Remien


Released: January 27, 2014

Evening kicks off 60th Year Diamond Jubilee and raises funds for East Side House Settlement The Opening Night Party held on Thursday, January 23—with Winter Antiques Show Committee Chairman Arie L. Kopelman, Vice Chairs Lucinda C. Ballard and Michael R. Lynch, Opening Night Party Chairs Kelly C. Coffey, Deputy CEO, J.P. Morgan U.S. Private Bank, and Barry Sommers, CEO Chase Consumer Banking—was attended by more than 2,000 people from the worlds of art and antiques, design, business, and philanthropy. The evening provided an opportunity for guests to view and purchase the highly coveted ...

John Clymer (1907-1989) Buffalo Chase, oil on canvas, 10 x 20 in., $75,000/$125,000

JACKSON HOLE ART AUCTION: An Auction of Past and Present Masterworks of the American West

Released: January 23, 2014

The Jackson Hole Art Auction is pleased to announce the inaugural Top Tier Juried Competition in conjunction with the eighth annual sale. Top Tier artists, chosen by invitation, are a select group of contemporary artists with exemplary auction records. To date, the following artists are slated to create a new work: Bill Acheff, John Banovich, Carl Brenders, Ken Carlson, Jenness Cortez, Martin Grelle, Z.S. Liang, Bonnie Marris, Kenneth Riley, Tucker Smith, and Mian Situ. A $10,000 cash prize will be awarded to the artist whose work is of significant merit, as&nbs...

This early 1900s Anheuser-Busch embossed tin sign will be sold at auction April 4th-6th in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Over 2,000 lots from two major collections will be sold April 4-6 by Showtime Auction Services

Released: January 24, 2014

(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) - Over 2,200 lots from two major collections, plus consignments from more than 100 other advanced collectors will be sold at auction the weekend of Apr. 4-6 by Showtime Auction Services. The three-day event will be held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, located at 5055 Ann Arbor/Saline Road in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Headlining the event will be the lifetime collection of Robert and Janet Straub of Kansas and the lifetime collection of Neil J. Frick of Michigan. Both collections are very diverse and have something for every collector in over 40 categories. This sa...

Arbit Blatas Abstract Still Life.

From Saarinen to Spyropoulos: Midcentury and Fine Art Headline January 26th Sale at Clarke.

Released: January 22, 2014

In addition to the remaining items from the Connecticut estate that brought near record results earlier in January, an increased selection of important estate-fresh midcentury design and fine art will be featured January 26th at Clarke. With demand high in the midcentury market, designs of the highest quality are wanted while the rest is being sought less and less. Fortunately for Clarke, some of the best designers will be featured in the January 26th sale. The two featured lots of Dunbar are of equal merit and quality. A set of ten lacquered and upholstered Dunbar dining chairs are to ...