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Dorothea Sharp’s lyrical, sun-dappled oil painting At the Fountain (estimate: $50,000+).

Dorothea Sharp’s At the Fountain anchors offering of important women painters in Heritage Auctions May American & European art event

Released: April 30, 2012

  Martha Walter’s Beach Scene also expected to reach $50,000+; May 15 auction features special selection celebrating and recognizing the oft-ignored contribution of women to American and European fine art; works from Myrtle Jean Maclane, Elizabeth Violet Blackadder and Harriet Cany Peale among the many. Dorothea Sharp’s lyrical, sun-dappled oil painting At the Fountain (estimate: $50,000+) and Martha Walter’s Beach Scene (estimate: $50,000+) headline a very strong selection of works by important women painters of the 19th and 20th Centuries featured in Heritage Auctions; May 15 ...


"Pulling at Polarities"

Pulling at PolarIties at Hollis Taggart Galleries

Released: April 30, 2012

When artists pull at polarities, they activate the pictorial surface, reshaping the creative process. The push and pull between the polarizing optics of black and white, the dichotomy between active gesture and flat ground, and the explicit contrast between tactile surfaces and crystalline flatness are hallmarks of much postwar and contemporary art. The tension that arises from this interplay carries the work to new realms. Exemplified by the paintings and sculpture in this exhibition, these seemingly opposing aesthetic approaches, rather than working against each other, act in concert to ...


Frederick Judd Waugh, “Seascape”, $35,000-45,000

Works Held Privately, Untouched for Decades, Surface in Rago's Fine Art Auctions in May

Released: April 27, 2012

  Featuring the Reingold Collection of Sculpture and Reliefs, as well as the work of Richard Anuszkiewicz, Julian Stanczak, Roy Lichtenstein, Jules de Balincourt, Raymond Pettibon, Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, Frederick Judd Waugh, William Trost Richards, George Sotter, Fern Isabel Coppedge and Arthur Meltzer.   Lambertville, NJ:   On Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold three auctions of fine art: 19th/20th C. American and European Art, The Reingold Collection of Sculpture and Reliefs, and Post-War and Cont...


Josef Albers Homage to the Square

JOSEF ALBERS, MAPPLETHORPES TO LEAD GROGAN AUCTION

Released: April 27, 2012

Dedham , MA-  Albers, Mapplethorpe, Avery, Picasso, Hundertwasser and Poons are just a few of the Modern masters to be offered at Grogan and Company’s upcoming May 20th auction.  The auction, which will include American and European Paintings, Prints and Sculpture of the 18th, 19th and 20th  century, will also include a large collection of Old Master Drawings from a Wellesley, Massachusetts estate, as well as Furniture, Decorative Works of Art, Jewelry, Silver and Oriental Rugs and Carpets.         The featured lot is Josef Alber’s ...


“The Problem We All Live With,” Norman Rockwell, 1963.  Oil on canvas, 36 x 58 in.  Illustration for “Look,” January 14, 1964.  Licensed by Norman Rockwell Licensing, Niles, IL.  Norman Rockwell Museum Collections.

Legend of American Art Norman Rockwell Comes to the Crocker

Released: April 27, 2012

The Crocker Art Museum is proud to present a collection by one of America’s most iconic and beloved artists, Norman Rockwell, from November 10, 2012 through February 3, 2013. “American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell” offers a rare look at nostalgic and historic works from the Norman Rockwell Museum collection that explores the artist, his images, and their impact and influence on American culture. This exhibition will feature 50 paintings and 323 original “Saturday Evening Post” covers. “Rockwell’s images have become icons of the American experience and continue to resonate w...


Chihuly Garden and Glass opens in Seattle on May 21, 2012.

Chihuly Garden and Glass at Seattle Center to Open May 21

Released: April 27, 2012

Chihuly Garden and Glass, a Seattle exhibition looking at the career of Northwest artist Dale Chihuly, today launched online ticket purchasing for its opening week of May 21, 2012. Located at Seattle Center in the shadow of the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass features interior galleries, lush outdoor gardens with large art installations and a dramatic Glasshouse, housing one of Chihuly’s largest suspended sculptures, creating an immersive art experience for all ages. “With the install of each work in the Exhibition Hall and Garden we move one step closer to presenting an e...


Friedel Dzubas (1914-1994), "Renewal," 1961, oil on canvas, 33 x 70 inches

Spanierman Modern presents Gallery Selections exhibition of paintings

Released: April 26, 2012

Spanierman Gallery is pleased to announce the opening on May 3, 2012 of Gallery Selections, presenting paintings from the 1950s to the present by Mary Abbott, Stanley Boxer, James Brooks, Dan Christensen, Willem de Kooning, Friedel Dzubas, John Ferren, Perle Fine, Balcomb Greene, Gertrude Greene, Carol Hunt, John Little, Lisa Nankivil, Stephen Pace, Charlotte Park, Katherine Parker, Jack Roth, Frank Wimberley, and Vidvuds Zviedris. The show consists of works by many artists associated with the New York School as well as artists who have carried on its tradition in vital individua...


Peter Poskas (b.  1939), "Lobsterman's House, Stonington (Maine)," 2011, oil on panel, 8 x 13-3/4 inches

Peter Poskas: New Paintings on view at Spanierman Gallery

Released: April 30, 2012

Spanierman Gallery, LLC is pleased to announce the opening on May 3, 2012 of Peter Poskas: New Paintings, an exhibition and sale of works by this eminent contemporary landscape painter.  They consist of the images of old homes and farms in western Connecticut, a subject to which the artist has been devoted for over thirty years, as well as views of Monhegan Island and Stonington, Maine.  Filled with glowing light that softens and silhouettes buildings, the images call to mind the long-established link between light and spiritual essence.  At the same time, expressing the nee...


Capital Collections Estate Auction- March 30 Results

FINE ART AND ASIAN WORKS OF ART SOAR AT WESCHLER'S MARCH 30 CAPITAL COLLECTIONS ESTATE AUCTION

Released: April 26, 2012

  [Washington, D.C.] Weschler's Capital Collections Estate Auction held Friday, March 30, showcased an impressive selection of American and European fine art and Asian Works of Art, enticing many determined bidders in the gallery and from around the world. The sale offered 384 lots, with over 81% of the property selling and totaling $995,022. The top lot of the day was a Chinese gilt-bronze enamel and celadon hardstone mounted cloisonné vase. The vase exceeded its estimate of $1,500-$2,500 amongst a sea of competitive phone and floor bidding and was hammered down at $81,850. Oth...


Jamie Wyeth, Jenny Whibley Sings, 2008; oil on board, 25 1/2 x 35 1/2 in.; ©Jamie Wyeth; collection of Jamie and Phyllis Wyeth

Farnsworth to Launch New Exhibition: Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan

Released: April 26, 2012

On Saturday, May 12, the Farnsworth Art Museum (www.farnsworthmuseum.org) in Rockland, Maine, will open a major exhibition in the museum's Wyeth Center, entitled Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan. The show is scheduled to run through December 30, 2012. Jamie Wyeth's connection to Monhegan dates to the late 1950s, when he first went there with his father, and he has continued to paint there ever since. His connection to fellow artist Rockwell Kent goes back nearly as far. Early in his career Wyeth bought several pen and ink drawings by Kent used as the sources for his illustrations ...