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Rarest Of The Rare: "Holy Grail" of Andy Warhol Record Covers to be Auctioned

Released: May 9, 2012

The “Father Of Pop Art”, Andy Warhol is undoubtedly best known for his iconic Campbell’s soup can illustrations of the 1960s; and for those now-legendary colorized photo images of Liz Taylor, Jackie Onassis, Marilyn Monroe and other social luminaries of the day. These and other works by Warhol consistently rank among the most highly-prized items on the worldwide art market. In recent years, serious collectors have also been gravitating toward a very different category of his work.   Beginning in 1949, and right up into the 1980s, Warhol designed many record album c...


Mere et Bebe by Elizabeth Nourse - estimate $30,000/50,000

Cowan's Auctions, Inc. to Offer Lewis Cotlow Collection in May 19 Fine and Decorative Art Auction

Released: May 9, 2012

Cowan's Auctions Fine and Decorative Art Auction will take place on May 19, 2012. The 390-lot sale will be held at Cowan's Auctions   salesroom. This sale will feature pieces from the Lewis Cotlow Collection of Salamgundi Club paintings and Japanese porcelain. The collection is being sold to benefit the Cincinnati Museum Center. In 1987, Cotlow donated his 260-piece, million-dollar collection, which included artifacts, films, and photography, to the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History. The auction will also include Cincinnati and Kentucky paintings, fine groupings of 19th and 20...


Moses Walcut Engraved Powder Horn - realized $25,850

Cowan's Tops $1.6 Million in 2-day Firearms Auction

Released: May 9, 2012

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Erika McMillan, Director of Marketing Communications   erika@cowans.com   513.871.1670 ext. 30   COWAN’S AUCTIONS TOPS $1.6 MILLION IN 2-DAY HISTORIC FIREARMS AUCTION   CINCINNATI, OH –May 7, 2012—Cowan's Auctions, Inc. Historic Firearms and Early Militaria Auction, May 2-3, realized $1.6 million in sales. Nearly 2,600 people from over 15 different countries bid on the telephone, online and in Cowan’s salesroom.    “We were pleased with the results of this sale,” noted...


GRAVES Roses on a Table

Garden of Love: American Still Life Painting, 1880-1930

Released: May 13, 2012

Garden of Love: American Still Life Painting, 1880-1930 is now on view at Catherine Dail Fine Art through the end of May. This sumptuous Spring exhibition of American still life and garden painting was curated with inspiration from the poetry of William Blake and the new music of Martha Redbone.  Garden of Love is the title of one of Blake's Songs of Experience - in which he wrote, illustrated and included the stanza: "I went to the Garden of Love/And saw what I never had seen/A Chapel was built in the midst/Where I used to play on the green."  Like many of the 19th-century Ameri...


Sidney Gordin, 5-79, 1979, Acrylic on board | 30 x 38 inches

SIDNEY GORDIN: Just Put it Together

Released: May 12, 2012

Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery presents SIDNEY GORDIN: Just Put it Together, a new exhibition from the Estate of the Artist. Spanning more than half a century (1943-1991), the works in this exhibition explore the collage-like process of adding one element to another until a work takes shape that defined Gordin’s ouevre.  This process unites a widely varied body of work - from the energetic brushwork of his early Abstract Expressionist experiments, to the angularity of his wood constructions, to the whimsy of his Bay Area work paintings and sculptures. Born in Russia, Sidney Go...


Pablo Picasso’s Déjeuner sur l'herbe, 1962.

Picasso, Modigliani and Warhol among luminaries in Heritage Auctions Modern & Contemporary Art event

Released: May 10, 2012

– Pablo Picasso’s Déjeuner sur l'herbe, 1962, and Amedeo Modigliani’s Femme nue assise, 1916, are both expected to bring more than $80,000 to lead a pack of art world giants in Heritage Auctions’ May 22 Modern & Contemporary Art Signature® Auction, taking place at the company’s Dallas Design District Annex, 1518 Slocum Street.   “This is a very exciting auction to be a part of,” said Ed Beardsley, Vice President and Managing Director of the Department of Fine and Decorative Arts at Heritage. “Our specialists have searched far and wide to cull the best available examples, ...

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Panel Discussion with Molly Barnes

Released: May 9, 2012

  TALK - TALK MOLLY BARNES with Sam Clayberger & others in the Animated Film Industry Saturday, May 26, 2012 3:00 to 6:00 pm SPACE IS LIMITED - RESERVATIONS REQUESTED   Molly Barnes is a New York and Los Angeles art gallery owner, radio personality, author, art dealer and critic.  She is credited with discovering John Baldessari, Gronk, Mark Kostabi, Robert Cottingham, and many others.  As a pioneering art dealer who owned a gallery on Los Angeles' famed La Cienega Gallery Row in the 1960s, Barnes helped build renowned art collections for producer ...


Lot 268: 17th/18th C.  Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Lotus Cup ($5,000-10,000)

300 Year Old Rhinoceros Horn Cup Headlines 888 Auctions’ Chinese Antiques & Asian Works of Art

Released: May 8, 2012

Richmond Hill, Ont – 888 Auctions is proud to present its Chinese Antiques & Asian Works of Art sale on 24 May 2012 featuring traditional paintings, ceramics and bronze cloisonné pieces, jade and Tianhuang stone carvings, and exceptional rhinoceros horn carvings. A truly rare find can be found in 888 Auction’s first summer sale of the year at Lot 268. Dating back to the 17th or 18th Century, the lotus cup is shaped in the form of a lotus pad and rests delicately on a signed horn carved pedestal base. Estimated at $5,000 to 10,000, it is expected to garner the most attention in t...


Ansel Adams’s The Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming (lot 158, $35,000 to $45,000)

Skinner Auction of Prints, Photographs, Paintings, and Sculpture to Feature Works by Old Masters through Contemporary Artists

Released: May 8, 2012

Skinner, Inc. will auction prints, photographs, paintings and sculptures on Friday, May 18th in two sessions at its Boston gallery. The prints and photography portion of the sale will begin at 12 p.m.; paintings and sculptures at 4 p.m. Fine Prints Skinner continues to experience strong growth with multiples and works on paper. The upcoming sale will present an excellent assortment of prints and photography. A fine selection of modern & contemporary works will be offered, spearheaded by works of Roy Lichtenstein and Paul Klee. The cover lot is Roy Lichtenstein’s Imperfect ...


William Adolphe Bouguereau, Psyche, sold for $514,000 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Bouguereau Paintings Sell For $1.2 Million in Leslie Hindman Auctioneers 19th Century Paintings Sale

Released: May 7, 2012

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers held their Spring auction of Contemporary, Modern, American and European art on Wednesday, May 2nd. With a filled auction room of private collectors, dealers and very active telephone and online bidders, the sale was a resounding success. The European and Old Master paintings session realized a total of $2.87 million. Much of the auction’s success can be attributed to the collection from the Lucie Sable Sandler Trust, which included two paintings by William Adolphe Bouguereau that brought a combined $1.2 million with premium. Each of the Bouguereau pai...