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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...

"Yacht on Vineyard Sound" by William R.  Davis

Eldred's to Auction Contemporary Paintings with Part of Proceeds to Benefit Cancer Research

Released: August 15, 2014

Eldred’s annual Contemporary Paintings Auction on August 20 will include more than 180 works by contemporary artists, including many well-known Cape Cod painters. Part of the auction proceeds will be donated to the Turlough “Mighty” Meehan Research Foundation, which funds pediatric leukemia research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. The auction is preceded by a cocktail reception preview open to the public beginning at 4 p.m. Three paintings by Joseph McGurl, including a view of Nantucket’s Polpis Harbor, “Reliance off Sandy Hook” by Timothy Franklin Ross Thompson, three bo...

Emil Bisttram Abstract Gouache.

More Midcentury and Fine Art Finds at Clarke

Released: August 15, 2014

While many auction houses take their vacations in August, Clarke does the opposite. On the heels of a highly important and successful single artist sale in late July, which followed a record setting midcentury sale earlier in the month, the August 18th selections of each will be in good company. The fine art category will feature works from a global pool and of all artistic traditions. The early works include 2 Old Master paintings. One Old Masters work is a depiction of the baptism of Christ and has an indistinct signature in the corner. The other may be of greater importance as the pl...

New Bedford Whaling Museum, a member of the Ellis Boston Preservation Committee


Released: August 15, 2014

The fourth annual Ellis Boston takes place October 23-26, 2014 at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for The Arts in Boston’s South End. The show opens with a Gala Preview presented by BNY Mellon Wealth Management on Thursday, October 23 to benefit Ellis Memorial, Boston's first settlement house. Located in Boston's South End, just a two-minute walk from The Cyclorama, Ellis Memorial has been caring for children, disabled adults, and families who live and work in the South End and adjacent neighborhoods since 1885. Weekend show hours are Friday October 24 from 1-8pm, Saturday October ...

Artist Barbara Kruger

LACMA Names 2014 Art+Film Gala Honorees

Released: August 14, 2014

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is pleased to announce the date and honorees of its 2014 Art+Film Gala. On Saturday, November 1, notables from the art, film, fashion, and entertainment industries will unite at LACMA to honor artist Barbara Kruger and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. Celebrating its fourth year, the 2014 Art+Film Gala is co-chaired by LACMA trustee Eva Chow and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who continue to champion the museum’s film initiatives. Gucci once again shows its invaluable support as the presenting sponsor of the annual event...

Maurice Golubov, Nocurnal, Blue and White, 1939.  Oil on board, 34 x 44 inches.

Levis Fine Art Exhibition Will Explore Work of Maurice Golubov

Released: August 14, 2014

Levis Fine Art is pleased to present Maurice Golubov (1905-1987) Ahead of Time, an exhibition of paintings which will open September 18th and run through October 15th  at their Chelsea gallery, 514 West 24th St., New York.   This exhibition of his visionary Abstract paintings, spanning 1925-1978, illustrates Golubov’s genius and pioneering techniques that explore the plastic relationship between form, color and multiple dimensions of time.  Many of the masterworks last exhibited 30 years ago at the Mint Museum retrospective and the Jewish Museum are included in this solo...

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one of the antique advertising signs being auctioned in Pope Valley stage coach stop contents Sept.  6 in Napa Valley.

Model T added to auction, slot machine discovered in contents of nineteenth century stage coach stop

Released: August 14, 2014

A 1924 Model T has been added to the September 6, 2014 Pope Valley auction featuring the contents of a nineteenth century stage coach stop. A Mills Liberty Bell slot machine was found under the counter in the saloon during cataloguing. Stage coach stop owner and mechanic, Bradley Kilpatrick, kept the Model T running and was known for driving it around the historic Napa Valley wine country at Christmas with his late wife, Elgie. The Model T is estimated at $5,000 to $10,000. “We’re very excited to add these items to the contents of the stage coach stop auction,” said Brian Withe...

Irving Norman (1906-1989) Supreme Justice, 1974 oil on canvas 99 3/4" x 75 3/4", signed

'Irving Norman: War & Peace—Monumental Paintings, 1969-1986' at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery

Released: August 13, 2014

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is pleased to present Irving Norman: War & Peace—Monumental Paintings, 1969-1986, an exhibition of seven large-scale paintings and one drawing created by one of the twentieth century’s most talented and outspoken critics of war and other forms of injustice. The exhibition will be on view from September 6 to October 25, and a reception on the evening of September 6 is open to the public. The second solo exhibition of Norman’s art mounted by Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, Irving Norman: War & Peace takes its title from ...

Edward Hopper featured in "When Modern Was Contemporary: The Roy R.  Neuberger Collection."

Neuberger Museum Publishes First Catalog of Landmark Modern American Art Collection

Released: August 12, 2014

This September, the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College will publish an impressive new tome, When Modern Was Contemporary: The Roy R. Neuberger Collection. The 276-page, fully illustrated, hardcover collection catalogue chronicles Roy R. Neuberger’s work as collector, donor, and arts advocate, providing new information on a remarkable moment in the history of the development of modern art in the United States. The book will be published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, now on view at the Neuberger Museum of Art, featuring many works that Mr. Neuberger purch...

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(From l to r): Edward J.  McCormick, Sr.  (Treasurer/Secretary) Lee Ann (Vice President), Sean McCormick (Chairman of the Board) are the Founding Board of Directors for the Miami Downtown Art District (MDAD.) A Kick-Off VIP Members event will be held during the Miami DDA’s Third Annual DWNTWN Art Days at 6pm on Friday, September 19, 2014 at McCormick Place Miami.

Art Magnates Form Miami Downtown Arts District Association - VIP Launch during DWNTWN Art Days 2014

Released: August 11, 2014

Lee Ann Lester, Director of Next Level Fairs and Sean McCormick, McCormick Place Miami announce the formation of the Miami Downtown Arts District (MDAD.) McCormick will serve as Chairman of the Board and Lester as Vice President. MDAD is a non-profit organization that serves cultural institutions and museums; galleries, local artists and studios; as well as businesses, event venues, and restaurants that showcase both local and international artists. MDAD aims to unify the Downtown and Brickell Arts District by providing a variety of programs that allow the community to explore the ar...

William Wendt (American, 1865-1946) "Vibrant Coast" (Dana Point)..  oil on canvas, 24 x 36in.  Sold for $233,000 including buyer's premium

Guy Rose and William Wendt Top Bonhams' California and Western Paintings Sale

Released: August 7, 2014

Guy Rose and William Wendt paintings led a stellar group of American Impressionist works sold at Bonhams, the third largest international fine art auction house, in its California and Western Paintings & Sculpture auction on August 5 in Los Angeles.   A classic, bucolic French scene by Guy Rose sold for an impressive $275,000, while William Wendt’s painting "Vibrant Coast" (Dana Point), rendered near his home in Laguna Beach, achieved $233,000 (estimate $150,000-200,000).  The latter illustrates Wendt's acute perception of the tonal subtleties of California's ocean blue co...

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The Three Stooges and Barbara Bradford Mann on the Steel Pier, Atlantic City, 1938

"George Mann: The Vaudeville Years" Opens August 23 at Lawrence Fine Art

Released: August 8, 2014

Vaudeville—No other kind of entertainment is as uniquely American as vaudeville.  No other kind of entertainment better evokes America’s Age of Innocence than does vaudeville.  A unique fusion of the English Music Hall, the minstrel shows of antebellum America and the Yiddish theatre, vaudeville was America’s favorite form of entertainment in the early 20th century and could be found in small town America just as easily as New York’s Majestic Theatre. George Mann (1905-1977) was one of the thousands who acted in vaudeville productions.  He was best known as the taller hal...

This original painting by the New York artist Irving Ramsey Wiles (1861-1948) is expected to realize $150,000-$250,000 at the Oct.  23 sale.

Original painting by Irving Ramsey Wiles (Am., 1861-1948) could bring $150,000-$250,000 at Oct. 23 auction

Released: August 8, 2014

MILFORD, Conn. – Quality consignments are currently being accepted for a fine art auction of antique and vintage paintings slated for Thursday, Oct. 23rd, at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers, in the firm’s gallery located at 354 Woodmont Road in Milford, starting at 6 p.m. Eastern time. The auction will feature 250 works of fine art, spanning many genres. Online bidding will be provided by Offered will be original paintings, sculptures, drawings and fine prints. An expected top lot of the auction is an original work by the noted painter Irving Ramsey Wiles (N.Y.,...

Rose Art Museum

Rose Art Museum at Brandeis Appoints New Board of Advisors

Released: August 6, 2014

Prominent artists, collectors, philanthropists, academics, business leaders rally around collective vision for future of the Rose.   Museum’s notable exhibits & vision generate larger attendance, greater expectations. The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University has named 15 new members to its Board of Advisors and reappointed eight former board members. The unprecedented number of appointments, which follow the recruitment of Christopher Bedford as the Henry and Lois Foster Director of the Rose in 2012 and the naming of Lizbeth Krupp as chair of the board of advisors...

Fernand Léger, Composition (The Typographer) 1918-19.  Oil on canvas.  Promised Gift from the Leonard A.  Lauder Cubist Collection © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Cubist Masterpieces From Leonard A. Lauder Collection on View at the Met in October

Released: August 5, 2014

Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be the most important exhibition of the essential Cubists—Georges Braque (French, 1882–1963), Juan Gris (Spanish, 1887–1927), Fernand Léger (French, 1881–1955), and Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973)—in more than 30 years. The exhibition and accompanying publication will trace the invention and development of Cubism using iconic examples from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection, with its unparalleled holdings in this foundational modernist movement. The exhibition will mark the first time that the Collection, whic...

Suzanne LaFleur, Serene Refuge, 66 x 120, acrylic on canvas, 2014

"Suzanne LaFleur: Serene Refuge" at Lawrence Fine Art

Released: August 6, 2014

In poetic compositions of vibrant color and organic form, Suzanne LaFleur evokes the serene atmosphere of summer retreat in her newest work now on display at Lawrence Fine Art through August 18.  One highlight is Serene Refuge, also the title of the exhibition, paint poured on raw canvas and manipulated in a manner somewhat reminiscent of Helen Frankenthaler. Articulated through fluid swatches of fresh greens and clear blue, the composition evokes an aerial view of the Hamptons' fresh grasslands and blue waters. Organic forms expressed through vibrant pink, red, and ...

Arthur Hoeber's "Sunset on the Marshes" (Hyannisport).

American Paintings Highlight Eldred's Americana Auction

Released: August 5, 2014

The first lot on the block the third day of Eldred’s three-day Americana & Paintings Auction, “Sunset on the Marshes” by Arthur Hoeber, brought on a rapid-fire flurry of bidding, eventually selling for $10,030, nearly three times its pre-sale estimate. It was an exciting start to what proved to be a consistently strong sale for the company, particularly in the area of American paintings.   Other highlights of the sale, conducted July 30 through August 1, include Jasper Cropsey’s “Interior of an English Cathedral”, which brought $24,780, “Sunset Over the Coast” by William Tro...