Press Releases tagged with American art

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Robert Longo’s 2012 Study of the Capitol, a charcoal and ink on vellum, (estimate: $50,000 to $80,000)

Longo, Hirst, Warhol Lead Swann Galleries' Nov. 12 Contemporary Art Sale

Released: October 29, 2014

On Wednesday, November 12, Swann Galleries will conduct an auction of Contemporary Art, which features unique works and multiples by artists working in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Unique works of note include Robert Longo’s 2012 Study of the Capitol, a charcoal and ink on vellum, typical of his hyperrealist/chiaroscuro style. This piece is a study for the artist’s colossal Capitol, 2013, a seven-panel charcoal drawing of the Capitol building in Washington, DC (estimate: $50,000 to $80,000). Also estimated at $50,000 to $80,000 is Damien Hirst’s Happiness, oil on canvas wi...

The 1930s Mayan Revival-style artist studio which is now Art & History Museums – Maitland’s (A&H’s) Maitland Art Center has become a National Historic Landmark

Mayan Revival-Style Artist Studio in Florida Named National Historic Landmark

Released: October 29, 2014

The Art & History Museums – Maitland’s (A&H’s) Maitland Art Center – has become the first National Historic Landmark in greater Orlando and the 44th in the state of Florida. Awarded on September 30, 2014 by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, the designation applies to places that “exceptionally illustrate or interpret the heritage of the United States.” An official plaque dedication ceremony at A&H’s Maitland Art Center will take place Jan. 8, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. with details to follow. “We’re very proud to receive this honor,” said Andrea Bailey Cox, CEO and Execu...

Selection of Fine Furniture & Decorative Arts, Scientific Instruments, Equestrian & Sporting Iconography, Luxury Travel Accessories & Leather Goods in Garth's November 7th auction.

Embrace The Art of Sophisticated Style at Garth's Second Annual Gentleman's Auction & American & European Works of Art Auction

Released: October 25, 2014

Two fine auctions in one weekend at Garth's of Delaware, Ohio begin Friday, November 7th, 2014, as Garth’s will offer over 500 luxury items in its Second Annual Gentleman's Auction. The overall auction theme is well represented by items which are sure to turn any man into modern gentleman. The auction will feature fine furniture and decorative arts, polo, equestrian and sporting iconography, luxury travel and leather accessories, scientific instruments and tools, collectible bottles and objects d'art. Jeff Jeffers, CEO, and Principal Auctioneer noted, “A Gentleman’s Auction has taken ...

Portrait of Poe by Antonio Frasconi from"The Face of Edgar Allan Poe" Collection of Susan Jaffe Tane

EVERMORE: The Persistence of Poe at the Grolier Club

Released: October 29, 2014

Lo! ’t is a gala night  Within the lonesome latter years — A mystic throng, bewinged, bedight In veils and drowned in tears, Sit in a theatre to see A play of hopes and fears, While the orchestra breathes fitfully The music of the spheres. --Edgar Allan Poe, “The Conqueror Worm” The Fall season at the Grolier Club opened with the public exhibition Evermore: The Persistence of Poe devoted to one of the most influential authors of the nineteenth century and the chilling master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe. On view through November 22, 2014, Evermore showcas...

Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926), The Path under the Rose Arches, c.  1920–22.  Oil on canvas, 36 1/4 x 35 in.  (92 x 89 cm).  Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, 5104

Clark Art Institute Exhibition Reveals Influence of Claude Monet on Ellsworth Kelly

Released: October 25, 2014

On November 23, the Clark Art Institute opens Monet | Kelly, the first exhibition to consider the influence of Impressionist painter Claude Monet on the works of leading contemporary American artist Ellsworth Kelly. The works in the exhibition were selected by Kelly and include two paintings and eighteen unpublished drawings by the artist, together with nine paintings by Monet from his Belle-Île series and of his garden in Giverny. The exhibition examines how both Monet’s motifs and the sites that inspired his paintings have shaped Kelly’s approach to his work. Monet | Kelly will be on vie...

Nebula Near Mars, 1959, by Vance Kirkland (1904–1981), oil paint and water on linen, 44 x 60 in., Collection of Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Denver.

First Exhibition Focused on Abstract Expressionism in the American Southwest Opens at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

Released: October 26, 2014

One reads in the art history books that Abstract Expressionism happened in New York and San Francisco.  Except it also happened in the interior of America, making it awkward for art historians who wish to paint a tidy picture of the movement.  A groundbreaking exhibition, Macrocosm/Microcosm: Abstract Expressionism in the American Southwest, documents the significant painting and sculpture occurring from the 1950s to the 1970s in five states—Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art in Denver is loaning three works to the F...

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This lovely still life painting is one of more than 40 original artworks by the late regional artist Lucy Mustin Peters to be sold November 15th.

Over 40 original artworks by Lucy Mustin Peters (Am., 1911-2001) will be sold Nov. 15th in Panama City, Fla.

Released: October 28, 2014

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Original artworks by the late renowned regional painter Lucy Mustin Peters, consigned by her daughter Linda Weller, plus items from the Weller estate and other merchandise from prominent estates and collections, will be sold Saturday, Nov. 15th, at 8 a.m. Central time, by The Specialists of the South, Inc., in the firm’s gallery at 544 East 6th Street. More than 40 original paintings by Ms. Peters – a mix of still lifes, Asian themed renderings and portraits, done in mediums that include oils, pastels and watercolors – will be offered. All have been lovingly kept ...

Sale 82 Lot 4: Zhao Gang (b.  1961), Black Dream, Oil on canvas, Marked with inventory number Gang017 on verso.  Estimate $ 40,000-60,000

Highlights from Gray's Auctions of Contemporary Art, Tribal Art

Released: October 25, 2014

Artworks from Ann & Norman Roulet’s extraordinary collection of contemporary, African, Oceanic and ethnographic art are coming up for auction at Gray’s Auctioneers and Appraisers in Cleveland, Ohio. Divided into two consecutive days of auctions, the Post-war & Contemporary Art auction will take place on November 5, and the African, Oceanic and ethnographic artifacts auction on November 6.  Both auctions will start at 11am each day, with live online bidding offered by The Roulet’s collection of contemporary art at auction on November 5 feature And...

Lot 120, Andrew Wyeth (American, 1917-2009), Hill Drifts, 1971, Watercolor on paper, $80,000-$120,000.

Original Works by Andrew Wyeth, Alexander Calder and Roy Lichtenstein Featured in Rago's November 15 Fine Art Auctions

Released: October 24, 2014

On Saturday, November 15, 2014, Rago will hold auctions of 19th/20th Century American and European Art and Post-War/Contemporary Art. The sale features rare finds and works of art held privately for decades, including Latin American art from the collection of Carla and George Stellweg. “Selective buyers of differing tastes should be exceptionally pleased to inspect these sales," says Meredith Hilferty, Director of Fine Art Auctions. "And I say this knowing how much good art will be available this week. For those in search of work from sought-after artists long held in established collec...

Hotel del Coronado: TM & © 1995 Dr.  Seuss Enterprises, L.P.  All Rights Reserved.

The Art of Dr. Seuss to be Revealed in San Diego Exhibition

Released: October 23, 2014

The San Diego History Center, located in Balboa Park, will launch its 2015 Centennial Celebration year on Friday, November 21, 2014, with a marquee exhibition celebrating San Diego’s renowned local author, Theodor Geisel. Entitled INGENIOUS! The World of Dr. Seuss, the exhibition, developed in cooperation with locally-based Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. and Chase Art Companies, will feature artwork by Geisel, some inspired by San Diego locales. This whimsical fun-filled exhibition will also include family-friendly activities based on Dr. Seuss books’ underlying themes: Literacy, the Environm...

Louis Comfort Tiffany, Garden landscape window, 1900-1910, Photographed by John Faier © Driehaus Museum 2013

Popular Demand Extends LC Tiffany Exhibition at Driehaus Museum

Released: October 23, 2014

The exhibition Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection has been extended to January 4, 2015 at Chicago's Driehaus Museum. The museum’s inaugural exhibition, curated by David A. Hanks, celebrates the work of preeminent American Gilded Age artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany. More than 60 works, including stunning examples of windows, lamps, vases, and accessories, are on view in the museum’s restored late 19th-century galleries on the second floor. “This exhibition is the first major presentation of the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany in Chicag...

MassArt Presents Panel Discussion: EXCELLENT SWISS DESIGN

Released: October 23, 2014

Massachustts College of Art and Design Presents Free Panel Discussion EXCELLENT SWISS DESIGN Swiss and American Designers to Explore Viewpoints on International Product Design Thursday, November 6 6-8 pm Tower Auditorium, MassArt 621 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA In conjunction with the exhibition EXCELLENT SWISS DESIGN (open through November 22nd at MassArt's Bakalar & Paine Galleries) will be a panel discussion that brings together the viewpoints and experiences of Swiss and American entrepreneurs and industrial, graphic, and furniture design...

lot 50.  Edmund Adler (Austrian, 1876-1965) $10,000/15,000

Auction Featuring the Estate of Joseph T. Gorman

Released: October 23, 2014

Aspire's October online auction of fine art, antiques and decorative arts features the estate of Joseph T. Gorman, who was the former chairman and chief executive officer of TRW Inc. Moxahela, the name of his estate in Gates Mills Ohio, designed by the well known architectural firm of Walker & Weeks, sold recently for $3.65 million.  Well appointed with fine furniture and paintings, Moxahela was elegant, yet comfortable. The warmth of the oyster burled chest between the mica shade torcheres in the entry hall gave a hearty glow, contrasting the s...

Three important nautical themed artworks by the renowned British painter Montague Dawson will be in the Oct.  26 auction.

Works by Dawson, Vasarely, Leger, Calder will headline A. B. Levy's Oct. 26 auction

Released: October 23, 2014

PALM BEACH, Fla. – A.B. Levy’s Fine Art, Antiques and 20th Century Auction, slated for Sunday, Oct. 26th, will be led by a half-dozen pivotal works, including Fernand Leger’s Nature Morte au Masque de Platre and Victor Vasarely’s Zebres (both conservatively estimated at $40,000-60,000); Alexander Calder’s 1966 orange and black gouache titled Baseball (est. $10,000-15,000; and Adolf Schreyer’s Orientalist Arabs on Horseback (est. $30,000-50,000). The auction will be conducted in A.B. Levy's spacious gallery located at 211 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, starting promptly at 1 p.m. Easter...

Sun, ocean, sky, graphite pencil on paper, 51 x 60 in, 2012


Released: October 21, 2014

A Plan: Vacation, Lidija Slavkovic’s first New York exhibition, will be on view at Studio Vendome Projects from October 22 - November 22, 2014. The exhibition will include drawings of landscapes made with acrylic, graphite, charcoal pencil, and coffee. A reception for the artist will be held on Wednesday, October 22 from 6-8 pm. Studio Vendome Projects is located at 30 Grand Street, New York, NY. The title of the exhibition A Plan: Vacation has a double meaning – the most obvious is one’s associations with seascapes and landscapes as vacation destinations. But the more important aspect ...

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Lot 601, Paul Evans Sculpture Front Cabinet, Sold for $183,750

Rago Sells Work by Charles Rohlfs for $255,750 and Paul Evans for $183,750 in a $5.1 Million Dollar 20th C. Auction Weekend

Released: October 21, 2014

Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center’s 20th C. Decorative Arts and Design Auction brought a total $5,105,250 on October 18 and 19, 2014.  “Arts and Crafts was surprisingly strong, 90% sold and hammering well into the estimate range,” said David Rago. “In addition to solid performances by standards such as Newcomb College and Marblehead potteries (thanks to an important consignment from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art), we saw impressive prices for European work by French, English, and Hungarian makers such as Dalpayrat, Martin Brothers, and Zsolnay.  The high lot...

Thomas Cole (American, 1801–1848) The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds, 1833–34.  Oil on canvas, 101 1/2 x 185 1/2 in.  Gift of Walter P.  Chrysler, Jr., in memory of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch.  Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Va.

Chrysler Museum Becomes "Thomas Cole Central" with Monumental Works from "Voyage of Life" and Chrysler Collection

Released: October 20, 2014

It’s the story of Everyman, beautifully told by one of the founding fathers of American art. The Chrysler Museum of Art presents Thomas Cole’s Voyage of Life, a special exhibition of some of the finest—and largest—works by our country’s greatest landscape painter. This show will be on view from October 21, 2014 through January 18, 2015. Admission is free. The centerpiece of this exhibition is the iconic series The Voyage of Life (1839–40), the most famous and beloved work of landscape master Thomas Cole (1801–1848). Spanning four monumental canvases, The Voyage of Life takes viewers on ...

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Louis Comfort Tiffany, New York, Come Unto Me, 1924, Favrile glass; 72” x 76”

Lyman Allen Art Museum Acquires Tiffany Favrile Glass Window

Released: October 19, 2014

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum has acquired a magnificent stained-glass window created by the renowned Tiffany Studios in New York. In 1924, Come Unto Me was installed above the pulpit in the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of New London, CT and was dedicated to the memory of Anna Chaplin Rumrill, a member of that congregation. This exquisite work of art depicts a beatific Jesus standing with outstretched arms in the foreground of a lustrous landscape with mountains, a lake, and cypress trees. The large window (72” tall x 76” wide) is signed by Louis Comfort Ti...

Jordan D.  Schnitzer

IFPDA Print Fair Announces Inaugural Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation Lecture on November 8 at IFPDA Print Fair, Park Avenue Armory

Released: October 17, 2014

Mel Bochner, the renowned Conceptual artist, will be the first guest artist to speak at the inaugural Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation Lecture Program on November 8 at the IFPDA Print Fair at the Park Avenue Armory, as announced by Michele Senecal, the executive director of IFPDA. Jordan D. Schnitzer, the Portland, Oregon-based art collector and philanthropist, is funding the lecture through his foundation.   “We are extremely grateful to Mr. Schnitzer for his generosity in underwriting our inaugural lecture program and are privileged to feature Mel Bochner as our first guest ...

Philip Guston Holiday Card.

The Morgan to Exhibit Personal Holiday Cards Made by Artists

Released: October 17, 2014

The Morgan Library & Museum will celebrate the 2014 holiday season with an entertaining exhibition of rarely-seen handmade cards created by twentieth-century artists for their friends and family. Drawn from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, the exhibition will include nearly sixty seasonal cards made by such important artists as Helen Frankenthaler, Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Ad Reinhardt, Philip Guston, and Saul Steinberg. The exhibition will open on November 21 and will be on view through January 4, 2015. Spanning the decades from the 1920s to the 2000s, the work...

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Ikunu Figure Coastal Papuan Gulf

MATA Fall Exhibition

Released: November 8, 2014

International dealers specializing in the art of traditional cultures come together for a group show in New York City. The Madison Ancient and Tribal Art (MATA) Fall 2014 show will take place in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, November 8-11, 2014. October 3, 2014 New York, NY. - Madison Ancient & Tribal Art (MATA), an alliance of renowned international dealers specializing in the Art of Traditional Cultures, will present an exhibit of extraordinary art and objects, November 8-11, 2014. The exhibition will take place across the SECOND and THIRD floors of the Arader Galleries, 1016 M...

Holly Sherratt

Holly Sherratt joins Heritage Auctions as Consignment Director, Modern and Contemporary Art, in San Francisco

Released: October 17, 2014

Heritage Auctions has announced that Holly Sherratt, with more than 20 years of Fine Art experience, has joined the firm’s growing West Coast office in San Francisco, California, as a Consignment Director of Fine Art. Holly brings extensive experience in the auction and retail marketplace for American, Modern and Contemporary and California Art as well as building strong relationships with collectors, museums, institutions, and fiduciaries.     “Holly has made art her life’s work and we’re excited to add her extensive experience helping collectors and institutions acqu...

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Moonlight on a Creek, circa 1928-29, by Oscar Bluemner (est.  $600,000).

King Collection treasures highlight Heritage’s American Art Auction in New York

Released: October 16, 2014

Moonlight on a Creek, circa 1928-29, Oscar Bluemner’s masterful symphony of form and color (est. $600,000) highlights the extraordinary King Collection of American Art in Heritage Auctions’ American Fine Art Signature® Auction Nov. 17 in New York. Comprised of 46 paintings and works on paper from the inception of Modernism in 1907 through the flourishing scene of the 1930s, The King Collection includes iconic works by Stieglitz Circle masters Georgia O'Keeffe, Charles Demuth and Marsden Hartley, as well as masterworks by rare and obscure artists Henry Lyman Sayen and William Henry Kembl...

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This bust portrait by Hovsep Pushman (1877-1966), titled Sacred lotus of the Nile, brought $50,000 at Ahlers & Ogletree's Oct.  4-5 auction.

Oil on board painting by Hovsep Pushman (1877-1966) hammers for $50,000 at Ahlers & Ogletree, Oct. 4-5

Released: October 17, 2014

ATLANTA, GA. – An original oil on board painting by the noted Armenian-American artist Hovsep Pushman (1877-1966), titled Sacred Lotus of the Nile and depicting a lady at bust length with dark hair and wearing a jeweled tiara, necklace and emerald green camisole, was sold to a floor bidder for a robust $50,000 at Ahlers & Ogletree’s Fall Estates Auction, held Oct. 4th -5th. The auction was held in Ahlers & Ogletree’s gallery, located at 715 Miami Circle in Atlanta, where more than 300 in-house bidders and more than 900 registered online bidders (who participated via LiveAucti...

Trefler's does not restore just antiques, but also items of sentimental value.


Released: October 15, 2014

Antiques, furniture, fine art, ceramics, glass and even metals often need the skillful touch and care of a restoration expert. This year Trefler’s, Boston’s best and only comprehensive resource for all restoration needs, is proud to be a Sponsor of the 2014 Ellis Boston Antiques, Art and Design show, October 23-26 in Boston. Trefler’s participation in Ellis Boston helps educate people on the importance of preserving and restoring the items that are valuable to them.   Trefler’s is located at 29 Tower Road in Newton Upper Falls, MA.  Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00AM to ...

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