Seal-paste box carved by Deng Shiru.

CHINA 2000 FINE ART PRESENTS LITERATI MUSING: INSCRIPTIONS ON CHINESE PAINTINGS AND SCHOLAR OBJECTS, 434A EAST 75TH STREET, SEPTEMBER 8 – 15, 2010

  • August 30, 2010

China 2000 Fine Art takes great pleasure in presenting “Literati Musing: Inscriptions on Chinese Paintings and Scholar Objects” which will be shown in the gallery at 434A East 75th Street in ...

VINCENT VAN GOGH (Dutch, 1853–1890): Self-Portrait, 1889.  Oil on canvas, 22 ½ by 17 ¼ inches.  National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr.  and Mrs.  John Hay Whitney, 1998.74.5

Vincent van Gogh’s Self-Portrait from the National Gallery of Art visits Norton Museum

  • August 30, 2010

For the next several months the Norton Museum’s celebrated painting by Paul Gauguin, Christ in the Garden of Olives, 1889, will be featured in the exhibition Gauguin:  Maker of Myth at the ...

Lot No: 4210W An imposing pair of Louis XVI polychrome decorated pier mirrors.  Estimate: $8,000-$12,000.

Property from the Personal Collection of Screen Icon Debbie Reynolds to Highlight September Auction of Furniture and Decorative Arts

  • August 26, 2010

Bonhams & Butterfields is pleased to offer Fine European Furniture and Decorative Arts on September 13, 2010 in Los Angeles.  The eclectic auction will offer a global array of works, ...

Speed and the Mach 5

MAXIMILLIAN GALLERY Announces 2010 Speed Racer™ International Art Competition

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  • August 17, 2010

  MAXIMILLIAN GALLERY, art licensors and gallery of emerging, celebrity talent and properties, is pleased to announce its 2010 Speed Racer™ International Art Competition. Accepting ...

Joyce Kozloff - "Voyages 19: Pola," 2004.  Watercolor, acrylic, collage, and cast paper.  8 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches

After 400 Yards, Turn Left: The Katonah Museum of Art Presents "Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art"

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  • August 25, 2010

  Maps; from Rand McNally to TomTom, they give peace of mind when setting out into unfamiliar terrain. This fall, let your GPS guide you to 134 Jay Street where the Katonah Museum of Art ...

Clockwise, from top left: Torii Kiyomine, Beauty Tying a Hair Ribbon, courtesy Sebastian Izzard LLC Asian Art.  Hochu Nakamura, Asagao (Morning Glories) (detail), courtesy Judith Dowling Asian Art.  Attributed to Kano Eitoku, Gift-bearers at the Chinese Court (detail), courtesy Koichi Yanagi Oriental Fine Arts.  Mirror with image of Kongo Zao Bosatsu, courtesy of Mika Gallery.  Maruyama Okyo, Portrait of a Young, Sleeping Cat (detail), courtesy Leighton R.  Longhi, Inc.  Oriental Fine Art.  Usum

12th Century Drawings on Mirrors, 19th Century Landscapes and Courtesans among Highlights of JADA Asia Week Exhibitions

  • August 24, 2010

 A robust panorama of traditional Japanese fine arts will be on view at the galleries of six leading dealers this Fall, including rarely seen 12th century Kyozo, or mirrors bearing drawings of ...

Lot 147 is a large scale, first edition, colored issue of Sir Henry James Warre’s (1819-1898) numerous drawings and notes from his exploratory trip to the Oregon Territory for Great Britain in 1845.

Rare Books at Gray's

  • August 24, 2010

A stunning first edition of Sir Henry James Warre’s (1819-1898) Sketches in North America and the Oregon Territory, is the highlight of Gray’s Auctioneers’ Rare Books, Manuscripts and Autographs ...

The Dolder Grand

FROM PICASSO TO SHIATSU; ENJOY AN AUTUMN OF CULTURE AT THE DOLDER GRAND

  • August 23, 2010

This Autumn, Zurich offers intellectual entertainment at its best: From 15 October 2010 the spectacular Picasso exhibition at the “Kunsthaus Zürich“ will attract visitors from all over the world. ...

Salem Mekuria’s film about her native Ethiopia evoking a personal and universal history.

Calculated Risks; New Work by Faculty Artists

  • August 23, 2010

Calculated Risks, an exhibition celebrating the inventive diversity among the faculty studio artists at Wellesley College, will fill the special exhibition galleries of the Davis Museum from ...

Woman Plaiting Her Hair, 1906, by Pablo Picasso.  The Museum of Modern Art, New York.  Florene May Schoenborn Bequest.  © The Museum of Modern Art / Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource.  © 2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / ARS, New York

“Picasso Looks at Degas, Renoir, Ingres...and Mantegna” lecture at the Clark

  • August 22, 2010

  The ways in which Pablo Picasso studied, stole from, and outdid the masters of earlier eras is the subject of “Picasso Looks at Degas, Renoir, Ingres…and Mantegna,” a free lecture by ...

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973).  Seated Harlequin, 1901.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.  Purchase, Mr.  and Mrs.  John L.  Loeb Gift, 1960 (60.87).  © 2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Metropolitan Museum Announces Picasso Exhibition Drew 700,000 Visitors in 17 Weeks

  • August 18, 2010

  The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that the landmark exhibition Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art drew 703,256 visitors during its 17-week presentation at the Museum ...

Asher B.  Durand Detail from Kindred Spirits, 1849 Oil on canvas

How Manly is it to be an Artist? Acclaimed Art Historian to Speak at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site

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  • August 17, 2010

Award-winning art historian Sarah Burns will speak at the Thomas Cole Historic Site (www.thomascole.org) at the 5th annual Raymond Beecher Memorial Lecture on Sunday, October 10th at 2 pm.  ...

C.W.  Kraushaar Art Galleries, circa 1900, with C.W.  Kraushaar on the right and John Kraushaar on the left.

KRAUSHAAR GALLERIES CELEBRATES 125TH ANNIVERSARY

  • August 17, 2010

Gallery of Sloan, Luks and Prendergast Now Leading Specialist in Progressive American Realism and Modernism; One of Only Four New York Art Galleries From the 19th Century Still in Business. This ...

A Pair of Imperial Topaz, Ruby and Diamond Ear Pendants, by JAR.  Estimate: $300,000-$500,000.

ICONIC EAR PENDANTS BY JAR TO HIGHLIGHT CHRISTIE’S OCTOBER JEWELS SALE IN NEW YORK

  • August 16, 2010

Christie’s announced a special highlight of its October 20 Jewels sale in New York: an iconic pair of ear pendants by Joel Rosenthal, the celebrated contemporary designer who goes by the simple ...

HOTEL SEZZ SAINT-TROPEZ

AN ENCHANTING RETREAT ON THE CÔTE D‘AZUR; HOTEL SEZZ SAINT-TROPEZ OPENS ITS DOORS

  • August 16, 2010

  Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez, a 37-room resort located on the glamorous Côte d`Azur, is now open. The resort’s complex of low buildings is grouped around a spacious central pool area at the ...

Frank W.  Benson (1862-1951), Two Duck Hunters, 1926, watercolor, 24.25 by 17.5 inches ($92,000)

Rungius Paintings Hit High Notes, Pleissner Rushes Past Old Record at Copley's 2010 Sporting Sale

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  • August 13, 2010

Copley's fifth annual summer auction was a huge success, with the much-anticipated collection of five oil paintings by Carl Rungius (1869-1959) out of the collection of H. Wendell Endicott ...

The US Postal Service released a new stamp featuring a Winslow Homer painting on Aug.  12.

Winslow Homer's "Boys in a Pasture" featured on new stamp

  • August 12, 2010

The U.S. Postal Service announced the ninth issuance in the American Treasures series features Boys in a Pasture, an 1874 painting by Winslow Homer. The painting is part of the Hayden Collection ...

Guernsey's Carousel Auction is Sept.  25th at the Park Avenue Armory, New York City.

GUERNSEY’S PRESENTS TWO UNIQUE AUCTIONS UNDER ONE ROOF AT PARK AVE ARMORY IN NYC

  • August 11, 2010

September 24th –  Iconic Objects  Including Original Items from Legends Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Albert Einstein and Elizabeth Taylor, among others;  September 25 – Antique ...

Maria Szantho, Reclining Nude, sold for $4,400.00.

Gray's Auctioneers Reports Stellar Summer Sale

  • August 6, 2010

Gray’s Auctioneers reports stellar results for its 19th and 20th Century European and American Paintings auction, held Thursday, July 29th. With 97% of its offered lots sold, the sale defied the ...

This captivating circa 1900 Louis Vuitton trunk exemplifies the style and grace of the golden age of travel.  This flat-top steamer case is covered with the familiar LV monogram on an early light brown handwoven canvas, and is finished with all original trim, including the marked latch metal trim, leather tags, beechwood slats and brass rivets.  Hotel stickers from around the globe attest to this trunk's travels far and wide.

Ultimate Gift for the Globetrotter

  • August 5, 2010

  M.S. Rau Antiques has acquired the ultimate gift for the ultimate jet setter and connoisseur: a set of near-perfect condition, vintage Louis Vuitton trunks, circa 1900. Reminiscent of a ...