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Questroyal Fine Art Releases New Catalog of Important American Paintings

  • NEW YORK, New York
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  • August 27, 2014

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William Trost Richards (1833–1905) Forest Interior, 1865. Oil on canvas. 12 1/8 x 10 1/16 inches. Signed and dated lower right: W. T. Richards; / 1865.
Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York
Thomas Moran (1837–1926) A Side Canyon, Grand Canyon, Arizona, 1905. Oil on board. 14 x 20 inches. Monogrammed and dated lower left: TMORAN. 1905.; titled, monogrammed, and inscribed on verso: A Side Canyon. / Grand Canyon, Arizona. /TMORAN. / for J. G. MOULTON.
Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York

With a year full of headlines on the dizzying state of the contemporaryart market, Questroyal Fine Art continues to champion the importance and value of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American paintings. In the newest edition of their popular Important American Paintings series, aptly titled Now and available in mid-October, Questroyal reviews the important sales and exhibitions in American art throughout the year, demonstrating that while this market continues to gain momentum, there is still opportunity for collectors.

With more than fifty color plates, this catalogue presents a sampling of their impressive inventory—which includes over four hundred works in their recently expanded 5,000-square-foot gallery space—with examples by Milton Avery, Albert Bierstadt, Alfred Thompson Bricher, Charles Burchfield, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Sanford Robinson Gifford, Winslow Homer, John Frederick Kensett, John Marin, Walter Launt Palmer, Fairfield Porter, Edward Henry Potthast, Robert Reid, and William Trost Richards. Owner Louis M. Salerno’s enthusiasm is infectious, and his insight into each work, ranging from amusing anecdotes to market analysis, makes this catalogue as entertaining as it is informative.

To request a copy of Important American Paintings, Volume XV: Now, call 212-744-3586 o rvisit www.questroyalfineart.com/publications.  

EXCERPTS BY LOUIS M. SALERNO, OWNER, QUESTROYAL FINE ART:

Edward Henry Potthast (1857–1927) The Water’s Fine. Oil on canvas. 30 1/8 x 40 1/8 inches. Signed lower center: E Potthast
Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York
  • Obsessed with the latest iteration and focused most on whatever sits at the pinnacle of present taste, the buyers of contemporary paintings are making judgments based on the same criteria that might be used in assessing the merit of the latest model car.
  • But shouldn’t a wise art dealer guide his clients to paintings with great artistic merit that have not yet been valued accordingly in the marketplace?
  • Americans buy American paintings; however, with an increasing number of exhibitions of our best artists opening around the globe, we have a compelling reason to believe that our market is poised to expand. Imagine the exponential increases we might experience if foreigners began to participate.
  • One thing is certain: years from now, my sleek new boat will suffer the effects of time and tide, and so will its value. But this Gifford—well, it will just become rarer and remain forever beautiful.
  • The day of reckoning is not far off; soonthe value of exceptional talent will once again exceed the false premium of hype. 

Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, is an established American art gallery specializing in quality American paintings from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Questroyal’s extensive inventory of over four hundred artworks includes important Hudson River School, tonalist, impressionist, and modernist examples.

Contact: (212) 744-3586 • gallery@questroyalfineart.com • www.questroyalfineart.com

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