Press Releases tagged with American art

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Rolph Scarlett, Untitled, Mixed media on paper, 9 x 12, c.  1940

"The Art of Tomorrow: Rolph Scarlett Works on Paper" at Lawrence Fine Art

Released: September 3, 2014

Lawrence Fine Art will exhibit works on paper by American modernist great Rolph Scarlett beginning Thursday, September 11 and continuing throughout September.  Included will be a series of Miro-esque works from the 1940s and a series of black and white works from the early 1950s that predate Motherwell and are contemporaneous with work done by Franz Kline. Also included will be a series of surrealist works by the artist. Scarlett was a favorite of noted collector and museum founder Solomon Guggenheim and there are more than 30 of his works in the collection of the Guggenh...

Artwork by Western Visions Featured Artists: left, “Arctic Loon” by Ewoud de Groot, oil on canvas on panel, 22 x 22 inches, $15,600; right, “Little Horse Trotting” by Gwynn Murrill, bronze sculpture (edition of 9), 12.5 x 17 x 3 inches, $18,000.

100 Top Artists Gather in Jackson Hole for Western Visions “Wild 100”

Released: September 1, 2014

Top contemporary wildlife artists – and collectors – from around the world will congregate at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyo., this September. With a new “Wild 100” approach to its annual Western Visions® fundraiser, the museum will showcase a combination of well-established top-selling artists and emerging talents who will be the next generation of leading wildlife artists in an exceptional arts experience that is a cornerstone of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. Major events in the month-long Western Visions fundraiser include: September 11: A Wild 100 Ar...

Elizabeth Catlett (American 1915-2012), Bust of Dr.  Martin Luther King, Jr.  (Estimate $50,000-$70,000)

Weschler’s Fall Auction to Feature Washington, D.C.-Based African American Artists

Released: August 29, 2014

Weschler’s Auctioneers September 19th Capital Collections Estate Auction begins its 2014-2015 season by featuring an important selection of 20th century African American works of art cultivated from prominent Washington, D.C. collections. Notable artists including Elizabeth Catlett, Lois Mailou Jones, Alma Woodsey Thomas, and Sam Gilliam make this a particularly important sale for the D.C. area. Two notable sculptures by artist and activist, Elizabeth Catlett, come to auction from the esteemed collection of her personal friend and Civil Rights pioneer, the Reverend Douglas Moore and his...

Marjorie Strider, The Invitation, acrylic on canvas, 2010, 36 x 84

Pioneering Female Pop Artist Marjorie Strider Passes Away

Released: September 2, 2014

Pioneering female pop artist Marjorie Strider passed away last Wednesday at her home in Saugerties, New York. Strider, born in Guthrie, Oklahoma, was 81 years old. Throughout her 50-year career, Strider relished transgressing convention.  Her work could be, at once, acutely minimalist, recognizably “Pop”, slyly erotic and completely authoritative. This was a woman who knew who she was and what she wanted to say.  It was not always been easy for female artists of Strider’s generation—the Silent Generation--to find their voice and speak with authority.  Pop Art has gener...

Peter Klasen, La Cible, 1967.  Acrylic on Canvas.  39 x 28 inches


Released: August 29, 2014

This October, international art dealers Waterhouse & Dodd will be moving their main New York gallery space to the next door building on Madison Avenue. Their new 2nd floor gallery at 960 Madison boasts 22 feet of windows onto Madison Avenue and will provide a beautiful open exhibition space. Ray Waterhouse, co-owner of the business that he star ted with Jonathan Dodd in 1987, says “We are really looking forward to utilizing the space of this larger gallery and having the opportunity to have a more visible presence on Madison Avenue. I’ve been searching for the ri...

Mattie Lou O'Kelley ( American, 1908 – 1997), Yard Sale , 1979, o il on canvas, 28 x 40 inches.  High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Purchase with funds from the Mattie Lou O'Kelley Endowment, 1999.94.  (c) Mattie Lou O'Kelley Trust

$2.5 Million Gift Will Support Folk and Self-Taught Art Initiatives at High Museum of Art

Released: August 28, 2014

The High Museum of Art has announced a $2.5 million gift from Atlanta-based patrons Dan Boone and his late wife Merrie Boone to support and expand the museum’s folk and self-taught art initiatives, including the endowment of a permanent, full-time curatorial position to lead the department. The establishment of the Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art enables the continued growth of the Museum’s exhibition program, conservation efforts and its collection in this field, which is recognized as one of the most significant public repositories of contemporary American fol...

From 20th century premier designer Diego Giacometti (Switzerland, 1902-1985) will be this console rectangulaire to be offered for $80,000 to $120,000.


Released: August 28, 2014

On September 13, 14, and 15, 2014, Clars Auction Gallery will host what is anticipated to be the largest sale in the firm’s history. In a year where each monthly sale surpassed all previous records for that month, their September event will be an exciting world-class experience for buyers and collectors around the globe.   THE FINE ART The importance of the fine art to be offered is remarkable. Roy Lichtenstein’s (American, 1993 – 1997) ‘’Study for Still Life with Dossier,’’(PHOTO 1) will be the leading offering in this category. This drawing—the only known study for the 1976...

William Trost Richards (1833–1905) Forest Interior, 1865.  Oil on canvas.  12 1/8 x 10 1/16 inches.  Signed and dated lower right: W.  T.  Richards; / 1865.

Questroyal Fine Art Releases New Catalog of Important American Paintings

Released: August 27, 2014

With a year full of headlines on the dizzying state of the contemporaryart market, Questroyal Fine Art continues to champion the importance and value of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American paintings. In the newest edition of their popular Important American Paintings series, aptly titled Now and available in mid-October, Questroyal reviews the important sales and exhibitions in American art throughout the year, demonstrating that while this market continues to gain momentum, there is still opportunity for collectors. With more than fifty color plates, this catalogue presents a...

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Robert Frank (U.S.A., b.  Switzerland, 1924), Detroit, 1955.  Gelatin silver print.  Gift of Raymond B.  Gary, 1984.492.15 © Robert Frank

Groundbreaking exhibition of photographs by Robert Frank sheds new light on his legendary work, The Americans

Released: August 27, 2014

In 1955 and 1956, Swiss-born photographer Robert Frank (b. 1924) traveled throughout the United States on a Guggenheim Fellowship, photographing ordinary people in their everyday lives. His book The Americans—83 photographs, mostly from those travels, published in 1959—repudiated the bland good cheer of the magazines with an image of the country that was starkly at odds with the official optimism of postwar prosperity. The book became a landmark of photographic history; but Frank soon turned to filmmaking, and the rest of his early photographic career was largely forgotten. An important gr...

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Open House at Rago on September 9th Features Panel Presentation “The Stories Things Carry”

Released: August 27, 2014

Open House at Rago on September 9th Features Panel Presentation “The Stories Things Carry”  Lambertville, NJ:  Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Tuesday, September 9 at 6 p.m., featuring a panel presentation, “The Stories Things Carry”.  Featuring Rago specialists, the presentation takes place during the preview week for the Rago Estates and Unreserved auctions to be held on September 12, 13, and 14.   The staff at Rago sees scores of consignment inquiries daily. Infrequently but inevitably, each of us confronts objects that take hold of ou...

This fine, early impression engraving by Albrecht Durer (Germ., 1471-1528), titled Young Lady on Horseback, will be sold Sept.  26-27.

Albrecht Durer engraving, Tiffany stained glass window and lamp will be in Cottone's Sept. 26-27 auction

Released: August 28, 2014

GENESEO, N.Y. – Approximately 800 lots of Mid-Century Modern pieces by major designers in the field, original oil paintings and other works of art, marvelous art glass creations, sterling silver, lamps and lighting, clocks and decorative accessories will come up for bid on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26th and 27th, at Cottone Auctions’ big annual Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction. The auction, a major event on the Cotton Auctions calendar, will be held in the firm’s gallery, located at 120 Court Street in Geneseo, starting at 12 noon Eastern time for the Sept. 26 session and 11 a.m...

"ALTINA" is a new documentary film about artist Altina Schinasi, (1907 – 1999).

Documentary Film About George Grosz' Student "Altina" to Open in Sept.

Released: August 24, 2014

Victoria Sanders Film Partners LLC in conjunction with Eight Twelve Productions announced the theatrical release of ALTINA, the award-winning feature length documentary about a tobacco heiress and free-spirited artist who defied convention her entire life, both personally and professionally. The film, directed by Peter Sanders (THE DISAPPEARED), will open on Friday, September 12 at the IFC Center in New York and on Friday, September 19 at the Laemmle Music Hall Theater in Los Angeles. The film won the Best Film and Best Director Award at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival.   ...

Grant Wood, "American Gothic," 1930.

Grant Wood's Iconic "American Gothic" Will Travel to Cincinnati for Exhibition

Released: August 24, 2014

American Gothic, the famous American Regionalist painting by Grant Wood, will be on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum for the first time from Aug. 30 through Nov. 16, 2014. The masterpiece will join Wood’s Daughters of Revolution in the exhibition, "Conversations around American Gothic." The two celebrated paintings of the 1930s are the focus of an historic loan exchange between the Art Institute of Chicago, the permanent home of American Gothic, and the Cincinnati Art Museum, which houses Daughters of Revolution. In turn, Daughters will journey to Chicago, Paris and London in the 2...

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An Old Lyme Pasture by William S.  Robinson.

A Painter's Prose: Recently Acquired Works by William S. Robinson (1861-1945)

Released: August 24, 2014

The Cooley Gallery will present A Painter's Prose, Recently Acquired Works by William S. Robinson, an exhibition of over 25 historic paintings by the Old Lyme art colony artist.   As a fine writer illuminates the journey with a pen so William Robinson worked with a brush. He found beauty everywhere as evidenced through his early landscapes of France, bucolic scenes while a distinguished member of the Old Lyme Art Colony, and the seasonal vignettes painted throughout tireless explorations of New England. Robinson's final destination was the therapeutic warmth of Biloxi, Mississi...

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This original oil on wood panel landscape and figural painting by Carl Hasch (Austrian, 1834-1897) will be sold Oct.  4-5 in Atlanta, Ga.

Austrian landscape renderings by Carl Hasch and others will be sold at auction, Oct. 4-5, in Atlanta

Released: August 25, 2014

ATLANTA, Ga. – Marvelous examples of mid-19th century American furniture by renowned makers such as Prudent Mallard and J. & J.W. Meeks, plus equally impressive pieces of 19th century French furniture, are just a few of the many items that will come up for bid at Ahlers & Ogletree’s Fall Estates Auction, slated for Oct. 4th -5th, starting at 11 a.m. Eastern time both days. The event will be held at Ahlers & Ogletree’s gallery, located at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210) in Atlanta. More than 1,000 quality, mostly fresh-to-the-market lots will cross the auction block, in a wid...

Needlework by Ann Stockton, Burlington County, New Jersey.  Silk thread and paper face on linen ground, 1804.  Private Collection.

Landmark Needlework Exhibition to Open at Morven Museum & Garden on October 3, 2014

Released: August 22, 2014

"Hail Specimen of Female Art! New Jersey Schoolgirl Needlework, 1726-1860" will focus on the important contribution of New Jersey in the creation of schoolgirl needlework in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. With 151 works on view, the curators have taken the first survey of schoolgirl needlework completed in the state or by New Jersey girls prior to 1860. The exhibition and accompanying 187-page catalogue will create a lasting record of the best known examples. The exhibition runs through March 29, 2015. Organized geographically, the exhibition will feature works from every regi...

Marisa Tellería, Untitled installation detail, 2014, Mesh, tulle fabric, wire, Dimensions variable

Frost Art Museum Opens Fall Season with Three Enthralling New Exhibitions

Released: August 21, 2014

Three new exhibitions—Marisa Tellería: Still; Kept at Bay: Art on Guantánamo; and Stadtluft Macht Frei (Urban Air Makes You Free)-- offering “sensorial experiences” and new perspectives on current and medieval historical developments will open at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum with a reception on Wednesday, September 10, from 6 to 9 pm; the reception is free of charge and open to the public. Still is an exhibition of the art of FIU alumna and Miami-based artist Marisa Tellería, presenting a series of new works of various scale, from expansive installations to small stand-al...

Uncle Sam, First Man on the Moon, 1983 Carved wood, painted 80” h x 40” w x 23” d.

The Heckscher Museum of Art Presents Richard Gachot’s America

Released: August 21, 2014

The Heckscher Museum of Art is pleased to present Richard Gachot’s America.  This exhibition, on view now through November 23, 2014, celebrates the career of Richard Gachot, whose wry and witty sculptures delight viewers with their social commentary, humor, and imaginative re-use of everyday objects.   Richard Gachot’s America highlights the artist's exploration of themes intrinsic to America's identity, such as Uncle Sam and Miss Liberty, the cotton industry and chicken farming, suburban development, the energy crisis, and our democratic political system.   ...

View of the Hudson River From West Point, Robert Weir, 1869, oil on canvas


Released: August 21, 2014

(Harvard, Mass.) - A unique exhibition celebrating the centennial of Fruitlands Museum, 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum, will be on view in the Art Gallery and around the campus, September 6, 2014 through March 29, 2015.   The exhibit will highlight not only the one hundred most popular objects in the museum’s diverse collections, but also the important role that Fruitlands has played in the community during the last one hundred years.  Each of the museum’s five collections – the Land, the Shakers, the Transcendentalists, the Native Americans, and America...

Albert Bierstadt (American, born Germany, 1830–1902), Indian on Horseback, ca.  1870-80, oil on canvas, Gift of Norm W.  Waitt, Jr.

Joslyn Art Museum Installs New Gifts of Contemporary Sculpture, Western Painting

Released: August 20, 2014

Joslyn Art Museum’s internationally recognized collection of Western American art has two new additions — Albert Bierstadt’s Indian on Horseback, ca. 1870–80, and Frank Tenney Johnson’s Night on the Oregon Trail, ca. 1930. The two paintings come to the Museum as a gift of Norm W. Waitt, Jr. Both paintings are presently on view in the Lauritzen Gallery in the Museum’s Memorial building. Born in Germany, Albert Bierstadt became one of the most highly regarded landscape painters of the nineteenth century. Desiring to explore new American vistas, Bierstadt accompanied Colonel Frederick W. L...

Karl Wirsum, "Show Girl I," 1969.  Copyright the artist.  Courtesy Karin Tappendorf.

'What Nerve!' Opens at the RISD Museum in September

Released: August 20, 2014

The RISD Museum explores an alternate history of contemporary American art this fall in What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present. The exhibition opens with a Design the Night celebration, and an afternoon of Critical Encounters gallery conversations with curators, art historians, and several of the featured artists on September 19. What Nerve! is on view from mid-September through January 4, 2015. “The RISD Museum is excited to present this ambitious exhibition,” says John W. Smith, Museum Director. “Both individually and collectively, the artists ...

John James Audubon, Wild Turkey, Cock, Hen and Young.  1826.  Oil on linen.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art To Open A New Exhibition, John James Audubon and the Artist as Naturalist, This Fall

Released: August 20, 2014

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will present the exhibition John James Audubon and the Artist as Naturalist, September 27, 2014 - January 5, 2015, within the museum’s Colonial to Early 19th-century  Art Gallery. In his famous publication The Birds of America (1827–1838), American naturalist and artist John James Audubon depicts over 400 species of North American birds with his life-size prints. The exhibition will feature Crystal Bridges’ double elephant folio copy of The Birds of America, re-issued by Audubon’s son in 1861, and will highlight several artworks related t...

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Lot 120, Art Deco "Moi et Toi" Diamond Platinum Ring, $1,500-2,000.

Rago to Auction 2400+ Lots of Estate and Unreserved Property on September 12, 13, 14

Released: August 20, 2014

Rago to Auction 2400+ Lots of Estate and Unreserved Property on September 12, 13, 14.   Jewelry, Silver, Fine Art, Furnishings, Modern Design, Coins, Asian, Miltaria, Books and Ephemera.   Lambertville, NJ: The Rago Arts and Auction Center will auction a huge variety of estate and unreserved property on September 12, 13 and 14.  The sale begins on Friday, September 12 with 550+ lots of unreserved jewelry, silver, decorative and fine art and furnishings, followed by the first section of Rago’s Great Estates auction featuring 160+ lots of silver, co...

An early 19th century Painted Corner Cupboard attributed to the Ralph family from Sussex County, Delaware.  Estimate $2,500-5,000

Garth's Marks the Symbolic End of Summer with Annual Labor Day Sale

Released: August 20, 2014

On Saturday, September 6th, Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers will celebrate the symbolic end of summer with their annual Labor Day auction of Country Americana: Painted Furniture, Folk Art, Pottery and Lighting. The one day sale will include 650 lots of early lighting, pottery, painted furniture and accessories, Native American items and Ohio stoneware from the collection of Bob Treichler, author of A History of Northeast Ohio Stoneware.  As our country annually honors the American labor movement, it is appropo that Garth’s has cultivated a sale that highlights the extraordin...

Muhammad Ali by Andy Warhol


Released: August 19, 2014

Recent gifts of photographs and silkscreen prints from the Andy Warhol Foundation highlight a new exhibition titled “Andy Warhol’s Photo-Aesthetic and Beyond,” on view at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College from September 11 to November 1, 2014. The exhibition, which will include loans from other collections, explores Warhol’s use of photo silkscreen, Polaroid, silver gelatin prints, and black and white print media to create a “photo-aesthetic,” a hallmark style in the genre of Pop Art.   “By presenting images in different media side by side, the exhibition will allow...

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