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Visual Philosophy: Michiko Itatani, Buffie Johnson, William Manning & Jeanne Miles

Released: September 12, 2017

Many galleries and museums have become trendy and offer amusement over the appreciation of art to their patrons. Art requires more than superficial perusal to truly experience the meaning of the work, both cerebrally and emotionally. There must be an entwinement of personal vision and cultural dynamics.       The artists in this exhibition, though very different, have subtle interactions. Michiko Itatani’s paintings from her series “Starry Night Encounter” with crusty surfaces makes you feel you are surrounded by celestial zones. They are utopian landscapes that send you to another lev...

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Frederic Sackrider Remington (New York, 1861-1909) The Bronco Buster, 1895

Rare Bronzes Take the Gold at Brunk Auctions September Sale

Released: September 18, 2017

Rare bronzes and paintings highlighted a major two-day sale at Brunk Auctions over the weekend of September 15. Among the top lots were works by Frederic Remington, Henry Moore, Nicolai Fechin, Eugène Boudin, and Jane Peterson.   Leading the charge in the sale was Frederic Sackrider Remington’s iconic bronze, The Bronco Buster. As both Remington’s debut cast as a sculptor and one of his most iconic works of art, castings of the Bronco Buster are prized by institutions and collectors alike. Over the weekend, Brunk Auctions offered an 1899 casting by the Henry-Bonnard Bronze Foundry, num...


Jean-Michel Basquiat, Glenn, 1984.  Private collection.  © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat.  Licensed by Artestar, New York.

UK's First Large-Scale Basquiat Exhibition to Open at Barbican

Released: September 18, 2017

Basquiat: Boom for Real is the first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960­-1988). One of the most significant painters of the 20th century, Basquiat came of age in the late 1970s in the post-punk underground art scene in downtown New York. By 1982, he had gained international recognition and was the youngest ever artist to participate in Documenta 7 in Kassel. His vibrant, raw imagery, abounding with fragments of bold capitalised text, offers insights into both his encyclopaedic interests and his experience as a young black artist with ...


Frank Stella, Paradoxe sur le comediene, 1974, Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, Private Collection, NY © 2017 Frank Stella,/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Photo Credit: Jason Wyche

Frank Stella: Experiment and Change

Released: September 18, 2017

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will present Frank Stella: Experiment and Change, an exhibition that spans the artist’s 60-year career from the late 1950’s to the present.  The exhibition, composed of approximately 300 paintings, relief sculpture and drawings will offer insight into his trajectory from minimalism (e.g. the geometry of the black paintings) to maximalism (eg. the spatially complex constructionist and large sculptures of the Moby Dick series.) Curated by Bonnie Clearwater, Director and Chief Curator, Experiment and Change leads the museum’s 60th anniversary celebration present...

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“The Artist’s House at Argenteuil,” 1873, Claude Monet, oil on canvas.  The Art Institute of Chicago.  Mr.  and Mrs.  Martin A.  Ryerson Collection, 1933.1153

Detroit Institute of Arts to open two major painting exhibitions October 22: 'Monet: Framing Life' and 'Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage'

Released: September 16, 2017

Art lovers will get a two-for-one treat when the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) opens two major exhibitions on Oct. 22. “Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage” will be on view through Jan. 15, 2018 and “Monet: Framing Life” will run through March 4, 2018. “We are fortunate to be able to open two separate exhibitions by two major artists side-by-side,” said Salvador Salort-Pons, DIA director. “The works we have assembled by Church and Monet will transport visitors to distinct places and time in history, allowing them to experience the world as the artists did.” “Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage...


Oscar Fehrer, Reflecting and Reflections, 1918, Oil on canvas, 43 x 39 in., Florence Griswold Museum

Oscar Fehrer: Reflecting and Reflections at Florence Griswold Museum

Released: September 14, 2017

This exhibition at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Conn., from Sept. 30, 2017, to Jan.28, 2018, takes Oscar Fehrer’s painting Reflecting and Reflections (1918) as a starting point for the investigation of the broad themes with which Fehrer’s varied oeuvre engages. Best known as a portrait painter, Fehrer arrived in Lyme in 1918 to establish a summer home for his family, the same year he completed Reflecting and Reflections. The painting’s broken brushwork and unusual color palette demonstrate a departure from the accomplished academic style of his early career and shows instead t...

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Maureen McCabe Magnolia with Beetles signed verso mixed media and pastel on archival inkjet 19" x 13" x 1 1/2"

The Fantastical Art of Maureen McCabe & Ernst von Maydell

Released: September 15, 2017

The Cooley Gallery is proud to announce an exhibition and sale of works by Maureen McCabe inspired by those of Ernst von (Freiherr) Maydell (b.1888) in the exhibition The Fantastical Art of Maureen McCabe and Ernst von Maydell. When Maureen first saw the highly detailed aquarelles of insects in costume by von Maydell at The Cooley Gallery she immediately felt a kinship with the mind who created them.   Ernst von Maydell descended from Estonian landowners dating back to the 13th century. He lived through two world wars and almost constant political turmoil in his homeland but found gentil...


Lot 4: Henry Ossawa Tanner, Flight into Egypt, oil on canvas, circa 1910.  Estimate $200,000 to $300,000.

Multi-Million Dollar African-American Fine Art Auction at Swann Galleries

Released: September 5, 2017

Swann Galleries’ biannual auction of African-American Fine Art on Thursday, October 5 promises never-before-seen art from the turn of the nineteenth century to the present. With just over 150 lots of scarce and important works by marquee artists including Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Norman Lewis and Charles White, the sale carries an estimate of $2.3 to 3.4 million. The African-American Fine Art department at Swann Galleries, the only one of its kind in the world, celebrated its tenth anniversary this year, coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the house. The top lot is a life-s...


English three quarter suit of armor, c.1630

EN GARDE! Get Your Armor On!

Released: September 15, 2017

A knight in shining armor introduces the next auction, on October 4th, at Gray’s Auctioneers. Several lots of armor from a private collector display an armory from centuries past and from many different cultures. Not to be outshone, a huge collection of American decorative, stretch and pressed glass makes their mark in the auction, lots 111 to 299. Features notable manufacturers like Fenton, Imperial and Cambridge.   Perched on an antique oak pedestal base, lot 1, is a three quarter suit of English armor, circa 1630. The helmet is comprised of a four part bowl with hinged, pierced vents ...


Eddie Martinez, Ants at a Picknic, 2016 Silkscreen ink and oil paint on canvas, 96 x 84 inches Courtesy the artist, JSP Art Photography and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

The Davis Museum Presents Artist’s First U.S. Solo Museum Exhibition with Eddie Martinez: Ants at a Picknic

Released: September 18, 2017

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents Eddie Martinez: Ants at a Picknic, the contemporary abstract artist's first solo museum exhibition. The installation includes a suite of seven new large-scale mandala paintings, accompanied by a group of 17 tabletop painted bronze sculptures and large framed drawings on paper, all presented for the first time. The exhibition, on view in the Camilla Chandler and Dorothy Buffum Chandler Gallery and Marjorie and Gerald Bronfman Gallery, runs from September 19 through December 17, 2017. The exhibition marks a triumphant return of sorts, as Marti...


Original artwork by Andreas Nottebohm (German-American, b.  1944), the Op Artist, Space Artist and visionary artist, 80 inches by 48 inches, "1 of 1" signed original.

Artworks by Andreas Nottebohm and Salvador Dali will be in Stevens Auction's Oct. 6-7 sale

Released: September 15, 2017

ABERDEEN, Miss. – A heavily carved mahogany Lincoln bed by Mitchell & Rammelsberg in mint condition, an 11-piece R. J. Horner carved mahogany dining room suite with atlas supports, a Regina Corona Victorian music box in working condition with 22 usable disks, and a Lyon & Healy harp with the original shipping crate dated 1894 in Chicago are all about to be auctioned.   They’re just a few of the expected top earners in Stevens Auction Company’s annual fall multi-estate auction, a two-day event planned for Friday, October 6th, from 5-8 pm (Central time) and Saturday, October 7th,...


Alice Walton

Alice Walton Launches Art Bridges Foundation to Showcase American Art Across U.S.

Released: September 14, 2017

On Thursday, arts patron and philanthropist Alice Walton announced the formation of Art Bridges, a 501(c)(3) foundation focused on sharing outstanding works of American art. Collaborating with museums and institutions of all sizes and in all regions of the country, Art Bridges will help create and fund exhibitions, bringing together art from museums, private collections, foundations, and a collection established as a part of Art Bridges. “Our country’s significant works of art should be available for all to see and enjoy,” said Walton. “Outstanding artworks are in museum vaults and priva...

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Sam Francis, "Untitled (SFP94-80)", 1994, Acrylic on Canvas, 14 x 18 inches

Between Tachisme and Abstract Expressionism at Hollis Taggart Galleries

Released: October 5, 2017

With Between Tachisme and Abstract Expressionism: Bluhm, Francis, Jenkins, Hollis Taggart Galleries will present a selection of works by Postwar painters Norman Bluhm, Sam Francis, and Paul Jenkins that illustrates their function as a bridge between the avant-garde movements in New York and Paris. All three artists spent most of the 1950s together in Paris, bringing with them the gesturalism of the New York School. Into this they incorporated the luminous light that is characteristic of French art, beginning with the early modernisms of the Impressionists and Symbolists and up to contempor...


George Wharton Edwards (American, 1859-1950) Farmhouses on Monhegan Island, n.d.  Oil on canvas mounted on board.  18 1/2 x 25 in.  Anonymous Gift, Bruce Museum Collection 80.23.01

George Wharton Edwards (1859-1950): Illustrator, Painter, Writer

Released: September 14, 2017

George Wharton Edwards (1859-1950): Illustrator, Painter, Writer opened on August 5 and continues through November 25, 2017 at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Conn. The show features more than thirty paintings, drawings and sketches that spotlight the art of George Wharton Edwards, a turn-of-the-century painter, illustrator and author who lived in Greenwich. Edwards was celebrated in his own day as a talented artist for his depictions of picturesque American and European scenes in a variety of media. “The works assembled here from the Bruce Museum’s extensive collection, show that Edwards...

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Deborah Ripley

Bonhams Appoints Deborah Ripley as Director of Prints and Multiples Dept.

Released: September 13, 2017

The international auction house Bonhams announces the appointment of Deborah Ripley as Director of Prints and Multiples department. Based in New York, Deborah will work her team which includes Judith Eurich in San Francisco, Morisa Rosenberg in Los Angeles, and Shawna Brickley in New York. With over 30 years experience, Deborah Ripley is a nationally recognized print expert. She has written and lectured about print collecting for numerous publications, including Forbes online, Print Collector's Newsletter, Artnet Magazine, and Art on Paper. She has conducted classes in print appraisals ...


Bronze figural sculpture maquette by British artist Henry Moore (1898-1986), conceived in 1952 and titled Maquette for Warrior Without Shield (est.  $10,000-$20,000).

Maquette by Henry Moore, marine rendering by Alfred Bricher at Nye & Company's Sept. 27-28 auction

Released: September 13, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – A bronze figural sculpture maquette by the renowned British artist Henry Moore (1898-1986), and an oil on canvas marine painting by Alfred Bricher (Am., 1837-1908), are expected top lots in a two-session auction planned for September 27th and 28th by Nye & Company Auctioneers, online and in Nye’s showroom located at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield. A maquette is a small model or study in 3-D for either a sculptural or architectural project. Nye & Company sold four of Henry Moore’s maquettes in its June auction, with the top earner selling for a robust $125,000. T...


Ken Gonzales-Day, "Danny," mural by Levi Ponce, Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima , 2016.  © 2016 Ken Gonzales-Day.  "Surface Tension by Ken Gonzales-Day: Murals, Signs, and Mark-Making In LA" is organized by the Skirball Cultural Center as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Begins With Hundreds of Thematically Linked Exhibitions Destined to Rewrite Art History

Released: September 12, 2017

Inaugural Weekend Includes a Launch Party at L.A.’s Grand Park on September 14, and Free Admission to More than 50 Museums on September 17  More than $16 Million in Grants from the Getty Foundation Support the Largest Initiative Ever to Focus on Latin American and Latino Art, Bringing New Art to Diverse Audiences and Creating a Legacy of Groundbreaking Scholarship After five years of planning supported by more than $16 million in grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA will begin on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at more than 70 cultural institutions throughout Sou...


Photo by Bill Dambrova.  Ceramics (L-R): Nampeyo (Hopi/Tewa, c.  1860-1942), "Unchained Melody Jar," c.  1905-1907, and "Polychrome Storage Jar with Appliqué," c.  1905; Les Namingha (Hopi/Zuni, b.  1967), "Jar," c.  1997.  Gifts of The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection.

“National Treasure” of Hopi Pottery Masterworks Donated, to Go on Exhibit Sept. 16, 2017 at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

Released: September 12, 2017

More than 65 of the finest examples of Hopi pottery will go on exhibit for the first time Saturday, September 16, 2017 when the “Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks from The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection” exhibition opens at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West.  Spanning six centuries, the exhibition explores the history and stylistic traditions of the Hopi, who have excelled in the creation of ceramics for generations. Among the historic and contemporary masterworks are 18 ceramics by Nampeyo of Hano (Hopi/Tewa, c. 1860-1942), the most famous of the Hopi potters. ...


The Philadelphia Art Alliance at the University of the Arts brings two of Philadelphia's most historic and innovative arts institutions together.

University of the Arts and Philadelphia Art Alliance Announce Merger

Released: September 12, 2017

Leading century-old cultural institutions to join forces, creating Philadelphia Art Alliance at the University of the Arts The boards of trustees of the University of the Arts (UArts) and Philadelphia Art Alliance announced today that the two century-old institutions will join together. The vote of both boards was unanimous, with the agreement finalized on August 28, 2017.   Under the agreement, the Art Alliance will become part of the University of the Arts, renamed Philadelphia Art Alliance at the University of the Arts, under the executive leadership of UArts President and CE...


Framed oil on Masonite painting attributed to the French painter Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), signed and dated 1952, with an inscription (est.  $80,000-$120,000).

Artworks attributed to Dubuffet and Van Gogh will be auctioned online, Sept. 20th

Released: September 12, 2017

FRANKLIN, Mass. – An oil on Masonite painting attributed to the French painter Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) and a pen and brown ink drawing on laid paper done by the renowned Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) are just two examples in a star-studded lineup of fine art pieces to be sold in Woodshed Art Auctions’ 113-lot Prestige Collection sale ending September 20th.   The framed work attributed to Dubuffet, titled Le Voyageur, is signed and dated 1952, with the inscription “to Samuel Koontz”  written on the front and a Koontz Gallery (N.Y.) sticker on the back. It’s expected to sel...


Important American Paintings, Volume XVIII: Be Uncool

Released: September 9, 2017

New York (August 11, 2017) – Collectors of American art may now request Questroyal Fine Art’s anticipated Important American Paintings, Volume XVIII: Be Uncool, available in October. The hardcover, ninety-six-page catalogue features thirty-seven color plates of paintings by some of the most important nineteenth- and twentieth-century American artists, with examples ranging from masterpieces of the Hudson River School to American Modernism. In keeping with Questroyal’s philosophy, Be Uncool celebrates masterworks of American art that are sometimes overlooked by collectors in favor of what i...


John Akomfrah, Auto Da Fé, 2016.  © Smoking Dogs Films; Courtesy Lisson Gallery

Rose Art Museum Opens Four New Exhibitions

Released: September 8, 2017

Waltham, MA - The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University opens Body Talk, Buckdancer’s Choice: Joe Bradley Selects, Kevork Mourad: Immortal City, and Rose Video 11: John Akomfrah, on September 8. The exhibitions feature new work from Syrian-Armenian painter Kevork Mourad created in response to the war in Syria; a video installation by award-winning British artist John Akomfrah investigating historic migrations driven by religious persecution; an exhibition where the body is revealed to be as much a source of agony as it is of ecstasy; and a selection of works from the permanent collection ...


As an alumna of LCAD’s BFA program in Drawing & Painting and a two-year member of LCAD’s Admissions team, Butler brings with her a deep understanding of the College’s unique creative culture and her many strong connections with LCAD alumni from a combination of all fourteen of the College’s graduate and undergraduate degree tracks.

Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD) Alumna, Julie Butler Appointed College’s First Full-Time Alumni Relations Coordinator, LCAD Alumni Association To Be Revived

Released: September 8, 2017

Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD) today announced the appointment of Julie Butler (Drawing & Painting, 2003) as the College’s first full-time Alumni Relations Coordinator. Butler will work directly with LCAD’s Office of College Advancement, including its Development and Communications staff members. Butler also will work closely with the College’s Office of Career Services. In conjunction with Butler’s appointment, LCAD is excited to announce plans for the revival of the LCAD Alumni Association, an association that provides a network of support for all LCAD students and alumni,...


Palette sketch by John McQuarrie of mural for Sacramento Train Station will be auctioned Sept.  13-27.

For first time, Witherell's holding Sacramento Arts Auction

Released: September 7, 2017

For the first time, Witherell’s is holding an auction of Sacramento Arts, highlighting such local figures as Irion Shields, Tarmo Pasto—and a rare find—the John McQuarrie palette sketch for the 1930 Sacramento Train Station mural. The online auction runs from September 13 to 27, 2017. A Sacramento preview will be from 1-5 p.m. on September 14, 2017 at Witherell’s Gallery, 300 20th Street in Sacramento.   Brian Witherell, Witherell’s chief operating officer, is especially pleased to offer the John McQuarrie palette sketch for McQuarries’s1931 Sacramento Train Station mural.   ...


Mildred Thompson, Magnetic Fields, 1991; Oil on canvas, 70 1/2 x 150 in.; Courtesy of the Mildred Thompson Estate, Atlanta, Georgia; art and photo © The Mildred Thompson Estate, Atlanta, Georgia

Abstract Art by Black Women Artists from 1960s to Today at Women’s Museum in DC

Released: September 6, 2017

Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today  October 13, 2017–January 21, 2018 First U.S. exhibition dedicated exclusively to the presentation of abstraction by an intergenerational group of black women artists A landmark exhibition of abstract paintings, sculptures and works on paper by 21 black women artists will be on view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) Oct. 13, 2017–Jan. 21, 2018. Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today places the visual vocabularies of these artists in context with one another and within the larger hi...


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