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Rare tintype pair of Black Soldiers of the 54th Connecticut Civil War troop to be auctioned March 4 to 18 by Witherell's.

Rare tintypes of black Civil War troop going to be auctioned

Released: February 27, 2015

A rare pair of Civil War photos of black soldiers is going to be auctioned March 4 to 18, 2015, by “Antiques Roadshow” appraiser and global auctioneer Brian Witherell. The hand-colored tintypes of the 54th Connecticut troop are so rare because the men are seen relaxing instead of posing in the formal line of people taken then. Sitting, standing and leaning against a large cannon that was probably captured from the Confederacy, the men were on garrison duty in Arkansas at the time. A pyramid of cannonballs can be seen in the foreground of one. The tintypes also show the commandi...

Alfred Maurer: At the Vanguard of Modernism by Stacey B.  Epstein

Yale University Press Releases Alfred Maurer: At the Vanguard of Modernism

Released: February 26, 2015

American painter Alfred Maurer (1868–1932) worked within an international circle of avant‑garde artists, and his friendships with key figures, including the collectors Leo and Gertrude Stein as well as Dr. Albert Barnes, positioned him at the nexus of new and changing ideas about art at the turn of the century. First recognized for his elegant fin‑de‑siècle figure paintings, Maurer brought his painterly skills to increasingly adventurous masterworks of modernism, championing Fauvism and the French avant‑garde in America. Toward the end of his life, he created radical and daring imagery ...

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Circa 1960s oil on canvas painting by the renowned Highwayman artist Albert (Beanie) Backus (Fla., 1906-1991), titled View of Florida Coastline.

Painting by legendary Florida Highwayman Albert (Beanie) Backus will be part of Ahlers & Ogletree's March 21-22 auction

Released: February 27, 2015

ATLANTA, Ga. – Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery will usher in the spring with a two-day estates auction on March 21st and 22nd that’s filled with more than 1,000 premier lots ranging from Asian objects to original works of art to fine estate jewelry to antique clocks. The auction will be held in Ahlers & Ogletree’s gallery, located at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210) in Atlanta. In addition to antiques and collectibles, the sale will also feature a prime land parcel of around 24 acres in the desirable north Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs, with about a quarter mile of direct fronta...

Alfred Maurer, Model with a Japanese Fan (Jeanne), c.  1902-1904, oil on canvas, Karen and Kevin Kennedy Collection

Alfred Maurer: At the Vanguard of Modernism, the First Comprehensive Examination of the Artist’s Work, on View at the Addison Gallery this Spring

Released: February 25, 2015

This spring, the Addison Gallery of American Art, located on the campus of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, will present Alfred Maurer: At the Vanguard of Modernism, a comprehensive exhibition celebrating the American painter’s singular accomplishments and invaluable contributions to American art in the early twentieth century. After securing a place as one of the most accomplished late nineteenth-century American figurative artists, Maurer (1868-1932) went on to join the ranks of the avant-garde. From his cross-fertilization of Fauvism between French and American circles to his...

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Angus Wilson, "Poppies and Lemons on Bird Cloth" Acrylic on Panel, 24″ x 36″

Angus Wilson: A Singular Vision Artist Exhibition

Released: February 24, 2015

  The Ann Korologos Gallery is pleased to present Angus Wilson: A Singular Vision, a solo exhibition featuring the artist's distinctively bold and colorful paintings. The exhibition will open on March 10th, with a meet-the-artist reception on March 13th.  Wilson’s work is informed by Cezanne and other Post-Impressionist masters, but with its own contemporary twist. His high-keyed palette and abstracted forms have earned him much acclaim and a dedicated following. His work vibrates with dissonance, color, great energy, and altered perspectives, which result in...

Edmund Henry Osthaus (1858-1928), Self Portrait with Three Setters, 1911, oil on canvas, 21 3/4 by 29 1/2 inches, Estimate: $20/40,000, sold for $87,000

Records and Results from Copley's Winter Sale 2015

Released: February 23, 2015

On February 12, 2015, Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC ( successfully auctioned over five hundred and sixty items of American art, antique decoys, and sporting collectibles in Charleston, South Carolina. With a sell-through rate of 94% and a sale total of over $1.8 million, the Winter Sale furthered Copley’s dominance in the field. As over 40,000 visitors descended on Charleston for the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition weekend, Copley found robust bidding across numerous fields including paintings, prints, folk art, decoys, and vintage fishing tackle. Over 500 individuals par...

This collage by French artist Henri Laurens (1885-1954), titled La Guitare Rose, signed and dated 1918, is expected to fetch $30,000-$60,000 at the March 7-8 aucton.

1918 collage by Henri Laurens (Fr., 1885-1954) should reach $30,000-$60,000 at Crescent City's March 7-8 auction

Released: February 24, 2015

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A 1918 collage by the French artist Henri Laurens (1885-1954), a 19th century French bronze figural mantel clock by Vincenti & Cie., a pair of 19th century Venetian parcel gilt polychrome and lacquer carved wood blackamoors, and an early 19th century Chinese Export black lacquer and ivory painted fan will all be sold at auction March 7-8 in New Orleans. They are just a few of the expected highlights at Crescent City Auction Gallery’s next big two-day estates auction, to be held in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue, beginning at 9 a.m. Central time on S...

Giacomo Balla Dinamismo di un Cane al Guinzaglio, 1912 Oil on canvas 37 5/8 × 45 1/2 × 2 5/8 in.  Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.  Bequest of A.  Conger Goodyear and Gift of George F.  Goodyear, 196 4.  © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome.

Van Gogh to Rothko: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art debuts an exhibition of masterworks from the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Released: February 19, 2015

Crystal Bridges Museum of American announces the opening of Van Gogh to Rothko: Masterworks from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, on view  February 21 through June 1, 2015. The exhibition brings together 76 artworks by 73 influential artists from the late 19th century to the present, including Vincent van Gogh, Joán Miró, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and Mark Rothko. The works were selected from the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, one of the finest collections of 20th century art in the country. General admission to the temporary exhibition is $10 and ...

Visual Art and the Urban Evolution of the New South

Visual Art and the Urban Evolution of the New South

Released: February 18, 2015

The University of South Carolina Press is pleased to announce the January publication of Visual Art and the Urban Evolution of the New South that recounts the enormous influence of artists in the evolution of six Southern cities—Atlanta, Charleston, New Orleans, Louisville, Austin, and Miami—from 1865 to 1950. In the decades following the Civil War, painters, sculptors, photographers, and illustrators in these municipalities employed their talents to articulate concepts of the New South, aestheticism, and Gilded Age opulence and to construct a visual culture far be...

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Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends

Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends - New Book Explores the Artist's Most Intimate Works

Released: February 17, 2015

John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) was one of the leading painters of his generation. His captivating portraits are universally admired for their insight into character, radiance of light and color, and painterly fluency and immediacy. SARGENT: PORTRAITS OF ARTISTS AND FRIENDS, written by Richard Ormond, one of the foremost authorities on the artist, showcases Sargent’s cosmopolitan career in a new light—through his bold portraits of artists, writers, actors, and musicians, many of them his close friends—giving us a picture of the artist as an intellectual and connoisseur of the music, art, a...

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Amaranth Ehrenhalt, Jump 3, 1954, Oil on Canvas, 11 1/2" x 9"

"Abstract Approaches"

Released: October 17, 2014

Through March 28th Ernest Briggs, Lawrence Calcagno, Friedel Dzubas, Amaranth Ehrenhalt, Joseph Fiore, Stanley Hayter, Carl Hecker, Buffie Johnson, Michael Loew, Jeanne Miles, Betty Parsons, Irving Petlin, Jeanne Reynal, Ethel Schwabacher, Thomas Sills   The Anita Shapolsky Gallery is pleased to present “Abstract Approaches”, a comprehensive collection of many works from the The New York School of the 1950s and 1960s, as well as works as early as 1935 and as recent as 2009. Abstract art means many things. It is not as simple as a room full of gestural paintings, almost ind...


Edith Schloss: Still Life, Myths and Mountains - A Landmark Retrospective Opens in New York

Released: February 16, 2015

Sundaram Tagore Gallery has announced a landmark retrospective of work by Edith Schloss (1919-2011), one of America’s great expatriate artists whose paintings, assemblages, collages, watercolors and drawings border on the bittersweet, fragile, intimate and naive. Intrinsically linked to the milieu of postwar American art, every aspect of the artist’s eccentric personal iconography will be on view, February 26 to March 28, 2015. This is the first show of the artist’s work in New York in twenty-five years. Curated by Jason Andrew and organized in collaboration with the Brookl...

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Jay Robinson (American, b.  1915), Untitled abstract, n.d.  Acrylic and India ink on papyrus, 22 x 30 inches.  Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; Extended loan from the artist.  GMOA 2014.24E

Georgia Museum of Art to present science-inspired exhibition

Released: February 15, 2015

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present the exhibition “Jay Robinson: Quarks, Leptons and Peanuts” from March 28 through June 21. The exhibition will feature the work Robinson has created since a fire destroyed his home and studio in the mid-1990s and is organized by William U. Eiland, director of the museum, and Todd Rivers, head preparator. After the fire, Robinson’s work moved in a different direction and he reinvented himself as an artist, taking inspiration from science. He started studying molecular physics and constellations, moving toward abstraction ...

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Henri Matisse’s Tête de jeune fille, brush and black ink on paper from 1950 is the sale’s top lot, with a presale estimate of $300,000 to $500,000.

Works by Matisse, Klee, Picasso Among Highlights of Swann Galleries' March 5 Auction

Released: February 15, 2015

On Thursday, March 5, Swann Galleries will auction more than 600 works of art by American and European artists working in the 19th and 20th centuries. There are drawings and paintings as well as desirable prints and other multiples. Henri Matisse’s Tête de jeune fille, brush and black ink on paper from 1950 is the sale’s top lot, with a presale estimate of $300,000 to $500,000. This large drawing comes with a detailed provenance. Another impressive unique piece is Paul Klee’s widely exhibited Nächtliche Landschaft, watercolor and color chalk on paper, 1937, once in the collection the...

A.B.  Frost's "Quail - A Covey Rise," sold for $180,000

Birds Take Flight At Copley’s Winter Sale 2015

Released: February 13, 2015

Copley Fine Art Auctions ( set a new world record for classic American sporting artist Arthur Burdett Frost at their Winter Sale 2015, held February 12 in Charleston, South Carolina. Quail - A Covey Rise sold for $180,000, more than doubling the previous world record of $85,250. Fall Woodcock Shooting, also a part of Frost’s Shooting Pictures folio, had stood at the previous record for over twenty-five years after selling at Sotheby’s in 1989. John James Audubon’s Snowy Owl sold for $72,000 on a $60/90,000 estimate. The auction saw $1.84 million in sales and a 95% s...

Larry Preston, Exposed, oil on panel

The Lyme Art Association Presents An Exhibition in Four Acts 2015: A Contemporary Look, Pulled and Pressed, Industrious America, Holding Still

Released: February 14, 2015

Four new exhibitions, each with a different theme, will be on view in the Lyme Art Association’s beautiful historic galleries from March 6 through April 17.  A Contemporary Look, Pulled and Pressed, Industrious America, Holding Still run concurrently.  An opening reception for all four early spring exhibitions will be held on Friday, March 13 from 5pm to 7pm. Pulled and Pressed promises an exciting collection of hand-made prints, with the Center for Contemporary Printmaking as invited guests; Industrious America celebrates American industry and features imagery of the man-made ...

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From Wayne Thiebaud (American, b.  1920), will be “Gumball Machine,” a linoleum cut print from 1970 which is estimated at $10,000-$15,000.


Released: February 12, 2015

Clars Auction Gallery announced that their February 21 and 22, 2015, sale will feature an exceptional collection of fine art, significant offerings from the Mellon Scaife collection from his Pebble Beach (CA), Nantucket (MA) and Pittsburgh (PA) estates, plus very desirable jewelry and timepiece offerings as well as fine Asian Art and Antiques. Fine Art Turning first to the important European fine art that will be offered and following the success of the painting, “Portrait of the Young Woman,” by Isaac Israels (Dutch, 1864-1934) which achieved the monumental price of $95,200 in Novem...

Lauren Bacall

Highlights from the Estate of Lauren Bacall on Tour Before Auction

Released: February 11, 2015

An astonishing art and jewellery collection assembled by acclaimed actress of stage and screen, Lauren Bacall, who died in August 2014 will be previewed in London from 15 – 19 February, before it is auctioned at Bonhams New York on 31 March and 1 April. Highlights of the collection, including works by some of the greatest artists of the 20th century, can be seen at the Bonhams headquarters, 101 New Bond Street. The opening hours are 9am – 4.30pm, and admission is free. London is one stop on an international tour which takes in Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Paris and New York, and the selectio...

This portrait painting by John Constable (1776-1837) of his sister Mary, done around 1820, sold for $14,400 at Los Angeles Auction House.

1820 portrait by John Constable (Br., 1776-1837) of his sister Mary sells for $14,400 at auction

Released: February 13, 2015

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – A trove of ten personal letters written from 1948-1950, mostly from Queen Elizabeth II to Sharman Douglas (Princess Margaret’s close personal friend in the 1940s and ‘50s) and her mother, Mrs. Lewis Douglas, sold as a single lot for $4,320 at an auction held Jan. 15 by Los Angeles Auction House, at the Santa Monica Airport, the firm’s venue of choice. One of the letters was written to Ms. Douglas by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It stated, “Dear Sharman, I take back everything I said and I am delighted that it is now certain that you can remain here indefinite...

Kristan Chamberlain of Chamberlain Fine Art Galleries.

Chamberlain Fine Art Uses The Curator's Eye to Cost-Effectively Develop a Brand

Released: February 10, 2015

Kristan Chamberlain of Chamberlain Fine Art ( recently spoke with The Curator's Eye about art marketing and her decision to be an online-only gallery. Chamberlain discusses specifically how she has been effective in utilizing the internet and developing new client relationships through online technology. The Traditional Gallery and Collector Are Changing Chamberlain Fine Art's decision to focus on contemporary realism stems from Kristan's former work with Fine Art Connoisseur magazine and her love and appreciation for the representational wor...

Two works by the German-born French painter Jean Metzinger (1883-1956), including this early 1905 pointillist landscape, will be sold at auction Feb.  19th.

Works by Metzinger, Mercie, Picasso, Lalique, Tiffany, others will all be at A. B. Levy's Feb. 19 auction

Released: February 11, 2015

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Important Rene Lalique glass creations, stunning Tiffany Studios lamps, desirable Chinese ceramics, European fine art (including two exquisite oil paintings by Jean Metzinger), 19th century furniture, a collection of Majolica pieces and more will come up for bid at A. B. Levy’s next estates auction, slated for Thursday, Feb. 19, starting at 6 p.m. Eastern time. The auction will be held at A. B. Levy’s showroom in the Flamingo Building, located at 1921 South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach (exhibitions will be held Feb. 9-18 at Levy's home facility in nearby Palm Beac...

Lockwood de Forest (1850-1932) Ramesseum at Thebes, Egypt, circa 1876, oil on canvas, 37 1/8 x 29 2/8 inches

An Exotic Journey: The Furniture and Paintings of Lockwood de Forest

Released: February 9, 2015

In celebration of the renewed interest in Lockwood de Forest (1850-1932) and in honor of the reopening of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Debra Force Fine Art is pleased to present An Exotic Journey: The Furniture and Paintings of Lockwood de Forest.  The artist, a distinguished figure in the American Aesthetic Movement, is recognized for his painting, craftsmanship, and interior design. Focusing upon the artist's travels to the Middle East and Asia in the 1870s-1880s, the current exhibition celebrates the Exotic and features three rare major paintings of Egypt. Several small w...

Winslow Homer Hudson River, Logging, 1891/1892 watercolor over graphite on wove paper Overall: 35.6 x 52.4 cm (14 x 20 5/8 in.) framed: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.) National Gallery of Art, Corcoran Collection (Museum Purchase)

New Exhibitions Mark National Gallery of Art's Historic Acquisition of More Than 6,000 Works of Art from Corcoran Gallery

Released: February 8, 2015

National Gallery of Art, in Washington, DC, announced Thursday that 6,430 works of art have been selected initially from more than 17,000 Corcoran works in the Gallery's custody to join the nation's collection of European and American art. As curators continue to review the collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the newly accessioned objects will have an immediate impact across NGA's collections and will be particularly transformative for its holdings of American art in all media. "This is an historic moment for the National Gallery of Art, which has an important responsibility as a...

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Margaret C.  Conrads

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Appoints Directors of Curatorial, Exhibitions

Released: February 8, 2015

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces the addition of two directors, welcoming Margaret C. Conrads, Ph.D. as director of curatorial affairs and Robin Groesbeck as director of exhibitions and interpretive presentations.  “We’re delighted to welcome Margi and Robin, both well-respected museum professionals with strong track records of successful leadership,” said Crystal Bridges Executive Director Rod Bigelow. “We look forward to their involvement in furthering our mission of welcoming all and sharing the history of America through great works of art.”  Conrads wil...

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Emile Auguste Pinchart (1842-1924), Family Gathering by the Sea Shore, oil on canvas

Gray’s offers Eclectic Selection of Furniture, Paintings and Décor for auction

Released: February 7, 2015

Gray’s auction on February 18th includes artworks from established artists such as Emile Auguste Pinchart, Gaston Prunier, Edmond Hottenroth and Pablo Picasso, together with a diverse collection of antique furniture, jewelry and an exquisite collection of tribal masks and wood-carved statues. Among many tribal pieces featured in this auction, there is a 20th century Senufo Tribe, carved wood rhythm pounder from The Ivory Coast. This tall sculpture, lot 522, and other intricate tribal wood sculptures and masks may be viewed in our catalogue.  Proceeds from the sale of many of the...

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