ARTFIXdaily Closed for Holiday, July 3-7

  • July 02, 2017 23:30
Ralph Griffin (1952-1992), "Noah's Ark," ca.  1980.  Found wood, nails, paint, 18.75 x 68.75 x 14.5 in.Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, museum purchase, American Art Trust Fund, and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation from the William S.  Arnett Collection.  Artwork: © Estate of Ralph Griffin.

ARTFIXdaily will be closed from July 3 to 7, and the subscriber e-newsletter service will resume on July 10. ArtGuild members may continue to add press releases and events. View the ArtWire for the latest news from our members. The image shown is from Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco ...

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Inside NYC's Outsider Art Fair

  • January 19, 2017 18:47
Prophet Royal Robertson at SHRINE, booth 58.

In New York this weekend, the 2017 Outsider Art Fair, held at the Metropolitan Pavilion from January 19-22, marks the fair's 25th anniversary. The show's focus still remains self-taught, visionary and naive artists; folk artists working outside the realm of formal instruction; and those ...

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From Trump Plates to Chippendale Chairs, A Range of Works in Antiques Week 2017

  • Antiques and the Arts Weekly
  • January 18, 2017 22:40
Justin Rothshank, Donald Trump Tableware Set, 2016 earthenware, glaze, ceramic decals 9" H x 20" W x 6" D.  At Ferrin Contemporary's exhibition Know Justice: Justin and Brooke Rothshank, on view at the NY Ceramics & Glass Fair.

Americana collectors and "best of the best" object seekers will head to events during Antiques Week 2017 underway now in New York City. Antiques and the Arts Weekly (aka "The Bee") has published this guide to the week's events, exhibitions, shows, lectures, auctions and more. (The action ...

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Hamilton Musical Set Designer Installs Display for Sotheby's Americana Week

  • January 11, 2017 15:28
Edward Hicks, Penn's Treaty (estimate $800,000/1.2 million)

David Korins, set designer for the Broadway hit Hamilton, served as creative director for Sotheby's installation of Americana Week in New York. Previews opened Wednesday for the blockbuster sales series, from Jan. 18 to 21, with art and objects that span centuries of American craftsmanship. ...

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Sotheby's Loses $12 Million on Taubman Sale, But Wins Top Auction Price For Americana Week

  • January 25, 2016 14:25
Angel Gabriel weathervane from The American Folk Art Collection of Stephen and Petra Levin sold for $1.3 million.

Sotheby’s secured an overall total of $18.9 million for its Americana Week auctions ending Sunday. The news came after Friday's announcement that the auction house had an estimated $12 million loss in the fourth quarter of 2015 as a result of the A. Alfred Taubman sale, featuring works from the ...

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William Edmondson Sculpture Fetches Auction Record for Outsider Art

  • January 23, 2016 16:01
William Edmonson.  Boxer, circa 1936

Christie's inaugural sale of self-taught artists on Friday was led by William Edmondson’s Boxer, which brought $785,000, well above its $150,000-250,000 estimate. The price set a record in the category, according to Christie's, surpassing the previous top price set by Henry Darger’s Sans titre, ...

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Quirky to Classic Americana Served Up at Sotheby's

  • Sotheby's
  • January 21, 2016 22:12
The living room of Irvin and Anita Schorsch’s Pennsylvania home, Hidden Glen Farms.

Cornelius Vanderbilt's gold cigar case. A New Orleans Voodoo Clock. And "one of the greatest collections of Americana ever assembled" are what Sotheby's says are on offer this week as part of Americana Week in New York. City-wide auctions, shows, exhibitions and events kicked off on Wednesday, ...

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San Francisco Fall Antiques Show Highlights Something Old, Something New Aesthetic

  • October 22, 2015 16:11
Shell cameo of an angel in high relief from exhibitor Arthur Guy Kaplan.

Rooted in Victorian times and infused with the energy of today's tech industry, San Francisco is a place where old and new, tradition and innovation, blend seamlessly. West Coast art collectors and designers just as easily mix styles and periods, and flock to find treasures at the San Francisco ...

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$45M Paves Way for 'Totally Immersive' Arts Museum in Mississippi

  • Meridian Star
  • October 05, 2015 12:23
Rendering of The Mississippi Arts & Entertainment Center.  Designer: Gallagher & Associates.  Architect: LPK Architects, CANIZARO CAWTHON DAVIS.

Officials broke ground Saturday on a $45-million, 58,500 sq. foot facility devoted to Mississippi artists in film, literature, music, arts, dance, theater and visual arts to be named the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience. An opening date in November 2017, corresponding to the ...

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Adirondack Museum's Antiques Show and Sale Opens This Weekend

  • September 13, 2015 14:38
Baxter Mountain, Keene Valley, Adirondacks, 1865, by William Richardson Tyler (1825 - 1896) is one of the historical fine art pieces presented by Saratoga Fine Art at the Adirondack Museum’s Antiques Show and Sale, Saturday and Sunday, Sept.  19 and 20.

On the heels of its popular Rustic Furniture Fair last weekend, the Adirondack Museum will host the country's top dealers in art, antiques and vintage pieces embodying the mountain "Great Camp" style this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ablaze in the bright hues of ...

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Billionaire William Louis-Dreyfus to Gift Art Collection to Harlem Nonprofit

  • Barron's
  • March 04, 2015 21:22
Julia and William Louis-Dreyfus on the "TODAY" show in 2014.

Some fifty years of collecting 3,500 artworks will culminate in a grand gift to a Harlem school. Paris-born billionaire William Louis-Dreyfus, 82, says his collection will be sold periodically to benefit school children. His bequest includes works by about 170 artists, from big names like Alberto ...

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Museum Seeks Art Covering Destroyed Ferguson Storefronts

  • St. Louis Today
  • December 07, 2014 23:16
Some temporary art on plywood covering destroyed Ferguson storefronts may be preserved.

When riots ensued over the Nov. 24 grand jury annoncement that there would be no indictment of the officer who killed Michael Brown, many storefronts and businesses in Ferguson, Missouri, and on South Grand Boulevard in St. Louis were damaged.  Up went plywood to cover shattered windows. And then ...

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Billionaire Scaife's Collection of Sailor's Valentines at Auction

  • Tribune Review
  • October 06, 2014 22:06
19th century double sailor’s valentine, “Remember Me”.  The double shell valentine within original mahogany hinged box.

Intricate 19th-century shellwork folk art from the Nantucket home of the late billionaire publisher Richard Mellon Scaife comes to auction this week.

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Detroit Hit With a $4 Billion Proposal for City's Art

  • New York Times
  • August 27, 2014 23:38
Selene and Endymion by Nicolas Poussin.

New York-based Art Capital has offered Detroit a loan of up to $4 billion in a new proposal that leaves the city's museum intact with its art used as collateral.

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Watchmaker Breguet Helps Reopen Louvre's 18th c. Decorative Arts Galleries

  • Forbes
  • August 18, 2014 22:46
The Louvre's study of the Villemaré-Dangé townhouse, circa 1750 .

Swiss watchmaker Breguet has funded a lavish new display of 18th-century French decorative arts in the Louvre Museum in Paris.

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Scrap Metal Mogul Donates Antiques Trove to NY Museum

  • Times Union
  • June 16, 2014 23:46
The Weitsman Stoneware Collection will go on view at the New York State Museum in Albany, New York.

Adam Weitsman, who runs a $1 billion scrap metal empire in New York State, has amassed one of the world's largest private collections of...

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Americana Week: Buyers Find Plenty of Treasures, from Folk to Fancy

  • January 28, 2014 00:30
Guests mingling in front of the Peabody Essex Museum loan exhibition.

For collectors and curators looking for the unusual, the beautiful, the "best of the best," or simply a take-home slice of Americana, Antiques Week in New York offered it all.

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Sotheby's to Sell Important Folk Art from Esmerian Collection

  • November 03, 2013 21:17
Jacob Maentel, John Bickel and Caterina.  Circa 1815-25.  Est.  $200/300,000.

Sotheby's will offer Visual Grace: Important American Folk Art from the Collection of Ralph O. Esmerian in a dedicated auction in New York on January 25, 2014. The sale comprises more than...

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Catherine Sweeney Singer to Take Helm of Philadelphia Antiques Show

  • July 31, 2013 23:28
Booth at the Philadelphia Antiques Show

Executive director of New York City's prestigious Winter Antiques Show, Catherine Sweeney Singer has now been named Director of the Philadelphia Antiques Show.

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Sotheby's Slated to Sell Artwork from American Folk Art Museum

  • April 25, 2013 22:32
Cover of American Radiance: The Ralph Esmerian Gift to the American Folk Art Museum by Stacy C.  Hollander.

Over 200 artworks once promised to New York's American Folk Art Museum are reportedly coming up for auction at Sotheby's.

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