Eugen von Guérard Die Eremitage von St.  Maria del Avocatella bei Neapel.  1849 Oil on canvas,, 28 x 41,5 cm (11 x 16.3 in) Estimate: € 20 000-30 000

April auctions at Ketterer Kunst revive the lust for art

  • Ketterer Kunst
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  • February 25, 2010

"After the excessive days are over, stability has once more gained a foothold on the art market. Quality objects make for great results", said Robert Ketterer, auctioneer and owner of Ketterer ...

Dr.  Stephen J.A.  Bury, newly appointed Andrew W.  Mellon Chief Librarian.

DR. STEPHEN J. BURY APPOINTED TO THE POST OF ANDREW W. MELLON CHIEF LIBRARIAN AT THE FRICK ART REFERENCE LIBRARY

  • February 24, 2010

  The Frick Collection is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Stephen J. Bury to the post of Andrew W. Mellon Chief Librarian at the Frick Art Reference Library. For the past ten ...

A massive lot of materials associated with architect Frank Lloyd Wright, estimated to bring $20,000-30,000, sold to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation for $48,800 including buyer's premium.

No Business Like Show Business: Archive Material from Major 20th Century Theatrical Agencies Garners Rave Reviews at Bonhams & Butterfields

  • Bonhams
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  • February 22, 2010

+++No Business Like Show Business: Archive Material from Major 20th Century Theatrical Agencies Garners Rave Reviews at Bonhams & Butterfields+++ Simulcast between Los Angeles and San ...

"Reclaiming a Plundered Past: Archaeology and Nation Building in Modern Iraq" by Magnus Bernhardsson.

MONUMENTS IN PERIL SERIES CONTINUES WITH "RANSACKING IRAQ"

  • The Clark
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  • February 22, 2010

In April 2003, following the American occupation of Baghdad, looters ransacked the storied Iraqi National Museum. In a matter of hours, thousands of valuable archaeological and artistic artifacts ...

A finely carved four-inch long Maori nephrite neck pendent (hei tiki) stems from the Rotorua area, North Island, New Zealand.  The desirable pendant, expected to bring as much as $8,000 when offered by Bonhams & Butterfields in San Francisco, saw highly competitive bids, selling for $45,750.  Collected in the 1850s and purportedly traded for gold, the hei tiki had been within an Australian museum collection.

African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art Sold at Bonhams & Butterfields; International bidder interest strong in San Francisco on Feb. 12th

  • Bonhams
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  • February 20, 2010

The cultural arts scene in the San Francisco Bay Area was celebrated in early February, including a series of exhibits and events in Marin and ‘The City,’ and an auction of African, Oceanic and ...

Timothy Franklin Ross Thompson (British, born 1951) America, romping home to victory, 22nd August 1851.  Estimate: £25,000 – 35,000.

Heading Bonhams Marine Sale are Inaugural America's Cup Scenes, Where Queen Victoria was one Amused Spectator

  • February 18, 2010

Three 20th century paintings of the first America's Cup sailing regatta of 1851, the oldest continuous sporting trophy in history, are highlights at The Marine Sale at Bonhams on 24th March 2010. ...

Melanie M.  Halloran, former Christie's rare book specialist, joins Gray's

Gray’s Auctioneers is Seeking Consignments for Our Upcoming Spring Book Auction

  • Gray's Auctioneers
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  • February 20, 2010

Gray’s will present its first rare books and manuscripts auction this spring and is seeking consignments. Various types of rare books will be of interest for consignment including modern first ...

MONTBLANC: Magical Black Widow Skeleton Limited Edition 88 Fountain Pen.  Sold for $23,180 inclusive of Buyer's Premium.

The Montblanc Sale of the Century: Unique Writing Instruments from this Prestigious Manufacturer Bring New World Auction Records at Bonhams & Butterfields in Los Angeles

  • February 18, 2010

International auctioneers, Bonhams & Butterfields, are pleased to announce a stellar result for the company's first auction exclusively dedicated to modern Montblanc writing ...

Philadelphia hosts a trio of exciting antiques and collecting events during the month of April collectively known as “Antiques Week in Philadelphia."

Antiques Week in Philadelphia, April 16 through 20, 2010

  • February 18, 2010

For the past 16 years Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a city steeped in history, has been host to a trio of exciting antiques and collecting events during the month of April collectively known as ...

“European Design Since 1985: Shaping the New Century" is at Atlanta's High Museum of Art, June 5–August 29, 2010

HIGH TO HOST EXHIBITION EXAMINING 20 YEARS OF INNOVATION IN EUROPEAN DESIGN FROM PHILIPPE STARCK TO JURGEN BEY

  • High Museum of Art
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  • February 17, 2010

The High Museum of Art will host “European Design Since 1985: Shaping the New Century,” the first comprehensive assessment of Western European design from 1985 to 2005. The exhibition traces the ...

Gavin Spanierman sold a painting titled "Fountain in a Spanish Garden" by F Luis Mora, which had an asking price of $110,000.

ENTHUSIASM, EXCITEMENT AND INTEREST EVIDENT THEMES DURING DAY THREE AT THE PALM BEACH JEWELRY, ART & ANTIQUE SHOW

  • Palm Beach Show Group
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  • February 16, 2010

  Presidents' Day at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show attracted thousands of enthusiastic collectors eager to admire the more than 200,000 items on display, including fine art, ...

The 2009 artWINDOW Portfolio

PROVINCETOWN’S artSTRAND EXHIBITS NEW WORK AT FP3 GALLERY

  • February 15, 2010

  artSTRAND, a group of nine artists who came together in 2005 to create a jointly-owned gallery in Provincetown, will be showing an exhibition of new works at Fort Point’s hottest new ...

Edward Mitchell Bannister (1828 - 1901) Doryman, c.  1880, oil on canvas, 23 x 36 inches

AFRICAN AMERICANS: Seeing and Seen, 1766 – 1916

  • February 15, 2010

Babcock Galleries presents "African Americans: Seeing and Seen, 1766 – 1916," an incisive overview of refined and controversial fine art and popular culture images of African Americans as artists ...

Grandma Moses, Quiet Day, 1951, sold by Owen Gallery.

THOUSANDS ATTEND THE PALM BEACH JEWELRY, ART & ANTIQUE SHOW'S OPENING DAY

  • February 15, 2010

After the most successful opening night Preview Evening in the event's history, the 7th Annual Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show opened its doors on Saturday, Feb. 13 to thousands of ...

Baldwin House Antiques will offer a tall-case clock, dated 1789, created by noted Philadelphia clockmaker John Heilig to honor George Washington's inauguration as the nation's first president.

One of America's 100 Most Important Clocks on Sale at Hunt Valley Antiques Show

  • Armacoast Antiques Show
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  • February 15, 2010

At this year's Hunt Valley Antiques Show, February 19-21 in Timonium, MD, one lucky shopper can go home owning a true piece of American history. An 18th century grandfather clock featured in the ...

Six lots of art glass crafted by the Seattle-based master Dale Chihuly (American, born 1941) brought more than $50,000.

Heller Ehrman LLP Art Collection Doubles Expectations at Auction at Bonhams & Butterfields in San Francisco

  • Bonhams & Butterfields
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  • February 11, 2010

  Bonhams & Butterfields' standing-room-only auction of artworks from the international law offices of Heller Ehrman LLP resulted in stellar results for 340 lots offered -- the auction ...

Kinsale, Ireland

The Art and Magic of Ireland Calls to The Katonah Museum of Art

  • Katonah Museum of Art
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  • February 11, 2010

  From ancient castles to contemporary art museums Ireland is a land of mystical lore, majestic landscapes and magnificent art.  The Katonah Museum of Art (www.katonahmuseum.org) ...

Max Bohm (1868-1923) En Mer, circa 1898.  Oil on canvas, 84 x 96 inches.  Signed lower left.  Gold Medal, Paris Salon, 1898.

WALKER-CUNNINGHAM FINE ART PRESENTS THE FIRST EVER ART EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY GRANDDAUGHTER AND GRANDFATHER, ANNE PACKARD AND MAX BOHM

  • Walker-Cunningham Fine Art
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  • February 10, 2010

     Walker-Cunningham Fine Art and Stylest Consultancy present paintings by renowned Provincetown artist Anne Packard and her grandfather, the influential American painter Max ...

Thomas Moran (1837-1926), "Summer Squall," 1889.  Oil on canvas, 24 x 35 1/2 inches.  Signed 'T.  Moran' and dated, lower left

Rare Masterpieces from Hawthorne Fine Art On Display at Palm Beach Jewelry, Art, and Antique Show

  • Hawthorne Fine Art
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  • February 9, 2010

  Jennifer C. Krieger, Owner of Hawthorne Fine Art (www.hawthornefineart.com)  in Manhattan and recognized scholar in American art will be exhibiting select works from Hawthorne’s ...

Ghada Amer, Lisa’s Secret, 2009.  Acrylic, embroidery and gel medium on canvas, 36 x 42 in.  Private collection, New York.

Ghada Amer To Speak at ArtTalks—AFA’s Lecture Series

  • American Federation of Arts
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  • February 8, 2010

The American Federation of Arts (AFA) is pleased to announce artist Ghada Amer as the next featured speaker in its 2009/10 ArtTalks series. Following the lecture, audience members are invited to ...