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ArtfixDaily / January 27th, 2014
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.
ArtfixDaily / November 3rd, 2013
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...
ArtfixDaily / July 31st, 2013
Executive director of New York City's prestigious Winter Antiques Show, Catherine Sweeney Singer has now been named Director of the Philadelphia Antiques Show.
ArtfixDaily / April 25th, 2013
Over 200 artworks once promised to New York's American Folk Art Museum are reportedly coming up for auction at Sotheby's.
New York Times / April 22nd, 2013
Leading architects have publicly denounced the Museum of Modern Art's recent decision to demolish the former American Folk Art Museum building.
New York Times / April 11th, 2013
The Museum of Modern Art will raze the celebrated building bought from the American Folk Art Museum in 2011.
ArtfixDaily / March 28th, 2013
Two years ago, Delaware's Winterthur Museum acquired one of the earliest known American depictions of the Easter Bunny, from Pook & Pook auction house in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.
New York Times / January 31st, 2013
After several major museums have renovated and expanded their American art galleries, the trend continues to separate folk and outsider art from academic art. Usually, folk art is relegated to a smaller, lesser space than more realistic, academic artworks.
ArtfixDaily / January 2nd, 2013
Last month, a motion was filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for New York's American Folk Art Museum to relinquish 210 objects promised by former benefactor Ralph Esmerian.
Antiques & the Arts Weekly / November 20th, 2012
Wendell D. Garrett, well-known as an American decorative arts expert on the TV series "Antiques Roadshow" and as an editor of The Magazine Antiques, died in Williston, Vermont, on Nov. 14. He was 83.
ArtfixDaily / April 24th, 2012
This summer, the Saint Louis Art Museum unveils "Restoring an American Treasure: The Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley." The second of a two-part exhibition series, this behind-the-scenes look at conservation of the 348-foot Panorama is a continuation of work begun in ...
Antiques and the Arts / January 26th, 2012
Nearly $47 million was spent on American art and antiques at five auction houses during Americana Week in New York. About 2,000 lots were offered in sales from January 16 to 22 during the focused series of events that includes a host of related antiques fairs, gallery shows, and museum exhibitions. Five highlights from the sales:
ArtfixDaily / January 20th, 2012
A recent $3.5 million in gifts is allowing the American Folk Art Museum to keep its doors open in Lincoln Square on New York's Upper West Side. Last week, a new exhibit opened, "Jubilation/Rumination, Life: Real and Imagined," in the 5,000 square foot space. The 100-piece exhibit is drawn from ...
ArtfixDaily / January 22nd, 2012
A John Townsend high chest, inscribed Newport 1756, had it all: original finish, hardware, and finial; impeccable provenance; and style representing the pinnacle of colonial American craftsmanship. From a $2-3 million presale estimate, the piece soared to $3,554,500 at Sotheby's Important ...
GalleristNY / December 20th, 2011
Two New York museums that have narrowly survived the current economic times will possibly partner together in a series of exhibitions hosted by the Seaport Museum in 2012. Earlier this year, the American Folk Art Museum was forced to...
ArtfixDaily / December 13th, 2011
A groundbreaking exhibition opened Dec. 9 at the Worcester Art Museum entitled “In Search of Julien Hudson: Free Artist of Color in Pre-Civil War New Orleans.” Julien Hudson (1811-1844) is the second-earliest documented portrait painter of African descent to work in the United States. ...
ArtfixDaily / December 12th, 2011
Last week, the Tuscaloosa Museum of Art opened its doors, finally giving a home to the art collection assembled by Jack Warner. Earlier this year, the Jack Warner Foundation and Westervelt Company separated, leaving the fate undetermined as to where their respective collections would be housed. ...
ArtfixDaily / November 16th, 2011
Skinner's sold a rare 18th-century portrait for a record-setting $1,271,000 with commission (est. $150,000-250,000) on Nov. 5 in Boston. The portrait of Abigail Rose of North Branford, Conn., broke the previous record for American folk art portraiture...
New York Times / September 22nd, 2011
The board of New York's American Folk Art Museum agreed on Wednesday evening to keep the institution operating from its current Lincoln Square location following the last-minute help of donations from trustees and the Ford Foundation.
New York Times / September 19th, 2011
The board of New York's beleaguered American Folk Art Museum are set to vote this week on the future of its holdings of classic American folk art and 20th-century outsider art. Proposals are under consideration from...