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Set to coincide with the UN’s International Day of Peace, CULTURUNNERS begins its journey in Houston with an evening of discussion and film screenings at the Rothko Chapel on September 21st, 2014

Art Jameel announces the launch of CULTURUNNERS, an independent artists' expedition and core component of Edge of Arabia's US Tour, at the Rothko Chapel in Houston

Released: July 10, 2014

On the occasion of the United Nation’s International Day of Peace – September 21, 2014 – the Rothko Chapel, in partnership with Art Jameel, will host the launch of CULTURUNNERS, an independent artists’ expedition and core component of Edge of Arabia’s US Tour. In the spirit of the Chapel’s humanist mission to inspire people to action through art and contemplation and to provide a forum for global concerns, this event brings together pioneering artists, scholars and community groups to cultivate new perspectives on cultural collaboration. This collaborative event, which is a core component ...

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...

Lot 429, Fine Chinese Qing Period Cloisonne Censer Qianlong sold for $7,500 CAD

Bronzes Lead the Way in Asian Art & Antiques July 3 Sale

Released: July 9, 2014

Richmond Hill, ON – 888 Auctions concluded its first auction of the summer, featuring sales of Asian Art & Antiques with a triumphant total of over $210,000. The sale, comprising 517 lots, witnessed active participation from around the world with 121 bidders hailing from over 45 countries. Although sales typically cool down in the summer season, 888 Auctions managed to pull through with a 70% sell through rate with 363 lots sold out of 517 total lots. Leading the parade of lots sold was the star item of the auction: Lot 440, a Pair of Chinese 10k Gold Gilt Bronze Qianlong Vases, ...

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...

Los Angeles River, Arts District Resident “Chad” Skating in the River Channel under the 6th Street Bridge ©2014 Barron Bixler


Released: June 26, 2014

ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) Executive Director Jamie L. Bennett announced $14.7 million in 55 grants to creative placemaking projects that will work in 79 communities of all sizes across 31 states. In these projects, the arts will play an explicit and intentional role in helping to shape communities’ social, physical, and economic futures. These grants represent 4% of the 1,270 letters of inquiry ArtPlace received this year and include eight states in which ArtPlace has not previously funded. This year, 31% of ArtPlace’s grants will go to projects working in rural communities, which com...

A Charming English Pottery Mocha Bowl, Circa 1800

New Earle Vandekar of Knightsbridge Catalogue of Antique Creamware & Pearlware

Released: July 9, 2014

Paul Vandekar, President of Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge Inc., announces the release of the company's new summer Catalogue of Antique Creamware & Pearlware. The catalogue contains a selection of ususal English creamware from the 18th century and eaerly 19th.  It includes a large selection of plain creamware as well as painted and printed and a small collection of Mocha. Makers such as Wedgwood and Neale are well represented as well as Whieldon and Ralph Wood and being a summer catalogue maritime subjects are well represented.

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


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...

Pair of portraits of William and Elizabeth James by William Hogarth at the Worcester Art Museum.

Worcester Art Museum to Unveil Restored Hogarth Portraits

Released: July 8, 2014

In an intimate exhibition that explores their recent conservation, the Worcester Art Museum this month presents the first paintings by William Hogarth to enter an American museum collection. On view from July 19 through February 8, 2015, as the next iteration of WAM’s Jeppson Idea Lab, Portraits by William Hogarth will display the techniques and findings from the yearlong conservation process, made possible by a nearly $35,000 grant from the TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund. Painted by Hogarth in 1744, William James and Elizabeth James were prominently displayed at the Museum for almost 10...

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Valdir Cruz, GYPSY WOMAN, Mulher cigana, Guarapuava series, 1991, pigment on paper, 40x40.

“Guarapuava,” Brazilian photographer Valdir Cruz at Throckmorton Fine Art

Released: July 8, 2014

Throckmorton Fine Art ( will present an exhibition of photographs by Guggenheim Award winning Brazilian photographer Valdir Cruz (born 1954) at its New York gallery from September 18 to November 1, 2014. “Guarapuava” is Throckmorton Fine Art’s sixth solo exhibition of works by the documentary-photographer, Valdir Cruz, and one that is the culmination of a thirty-year project. Spencer Throckmorton says, “Cruz’s exquisite photographic essay on ‘Guarapuava,’ the photographer’s hometown, bears out Tolstoy’s observation that to be universal one only need...

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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...