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Randy Holden Rustic Adirondack Brandy Cabient

Rare Rustic Adirondack Brandy Cabinet Among 790 Lots In Schwenke October 2nd Auction

Released: September 30, 2016

Schwenke Auctioneers will conduct its Connecticut Estates Auction with a remarkable offering of 790 lots consigned from several separate estates and consignors from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Missouri. The auction includes several fine groups of American country and formal furniture and decorations, American folk art, Yale memorabilia, Asian decorative arts, Mid-Century Modern decorative arts, English and Continental furniture and decorative arts, English & other sterling silver, jewelry, fine art, miscellaneous decorative arts, and estate orient...

Maynard Dixon (1875–1936) Roadside, 1938 Oil on canvas, 30¼ × 40¼ in.  Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, Utah, 1974

Major Exhibition 'Branding the American West: Paintings and Films, 1900–1950' Heads to Sole East Coast Venue

Released: September 29, 2016

Discover a bonanza of Western paintings, films, and sculptures in the Chrysler Museum of Art’s fall keynote exhibition. Branding the American West: Paintings and Films, 1900–1950 features classic images of cowboys, Native Americans, mountains and deserts. Though many of the works closely correspond to most Americans’ ideas of the “Wild West,” the show also includes artworks that challenge those popular views. The exhibition, organized by the Brigham Young University Museum of Art and the Stark Museum of Art, will be on view to the public from Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 through Sunday, Feb. 5,...

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Ethel Schwabacher, Longnook IV, 1961, Oil on Canvas, 65" x 78"

Women! Women! (of the ‘50s)

Released: August 1, 2016

Women! Women! (of the ‘50s) September 15 - November 12, 2016 Opening Reception: September 15, 6-8pm Gallery One: Ethel Schwabacher Gallery Two: Lynne Drexler, Amaranth Ehrenhalt, Grace Hartigan, Claire Falkenstein, Perle Fine, Sonia Gechtoff, Buffie Johnson, Jeanne Miles, Louise Nevelson, Betty Parsons, Liz Whitney Quisgard, Jeanne Reynal, Yvonne Thomas, and Stella Waitzkin Before any exhibit on “Women” or “Older Artists” was on the horizon, the Anita Shapolsky Gallery celebrated them with the exhibition “Over 85 – Still Creating” (Amaranth Ehrenhalt, 88, Sonia Gechtoff, 89, and...

A wide range of antique, Mid-Century Modern and contemporary furnishings, fine art and design is offered at the Boston Home Decor Show.  Shown: Charles Spada Antiques & Interiors

Boston Home Decor Show Features Special Guests, Benefit for DIFFA

Released: September 28, 2016

Boston, MA --- The only show of its kind in New England, the second annual Boston Home Decor Show, November 17-20, will once again feature an array of fine art galleries, antiques, Mid-Century Modern to contemporary furnishings and interior design resources. Launched to critical acclaim in 2015, the Boston Home Decor Show is open to both retail and wholesale design businesses, individual artists and galleries and bespoke artisans from Boston and beyond. The show offers both interior designers and consumers new resources, inspiration and access to home design and home décor experts thro...

Philip Johnson and Alfred Barr, Lake Maggiore, Switzerland, April 1933.  ©The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, New York

Partners In Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson Examines The Establishment of Modernism in North America

Released: September 28, 2016

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson, the first exhibition to explore a pivotal development in the evolution of American design: the collaboration between the first director of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Alfred Barr, and Philip Johnson, MoMA’s first curator of architecture. Wellesley College played a key role in their alliance: Barr taught the first-ever undergraduate courses in modern art at Wellesley, including the far ranging and multi-disciplinary course, “Tradition and Revolt in Modern Painting,” before going on ...

Trump Vs. Hillary: Which is Better for the Art Market? Survey Reveals Shocking Results!

Released: September 27, 2016

Carlyle Galleries International, Inc., ( the online fine art dealers and auctioneers, recently conducted a survey of art collectors, and galleries worldwide to see what impact each Presidential candidate would have on the art market.  The Presidential election is less than 45 days away. With a choice between two highly polarizing candidates, the winner of the election is certain to change the mood for millions of voters in the US, and others worldwide. Certainly, there will be a profound effect on art market/consumer sentiment. As art auctioneers, with cust...

Kerry James Marshall (American, b.  1955).  Untitled (Studio), 2014.  Acrylic on PVC panels.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation Gift, Acquisitions Fund and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Multicultural Audience Development Initiative Gift, 2015 (2015.366)

Largest Retrospective to Date of the Work of Kerry James Marshall—Opens October 25 at The Met Breuer

Released: September 27, 2016

The largest museum retrospective to date of the work of American artist Kerry James Marshall (born 1955) will open this October at The Met Breuer as a cornerstone of its inaugural season. Encompassing nearly 80 works—including 72 paintings—that span the artist's remarkable 35-year career, this major monographic exhibition reveals Marshall's practice to be a complex and compelling one that synthesizes a wide range of pictorial traditions to counter stereotypical representations of black people in society and reassert the place of the black figure within the canon of Western painting. Kerr...

Marjorie Eaton, Woman Nursing Child (The Storm), oil on canvas, 19 1/2 x 23 inches

Works from Estate of Marjorie Eaton at Gerald Peters Gallery

Released: September 26, 2016

The Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, will present an early fall exhibition of paintings and works on paper from the estate of Marjorie Eaton (1901-1986). Marjorie Eaton was born in Oakland, California. Her father, George Eaton was a doctor and her mother, Helen Morley, a pianist who died when Marjorie was only 2 ½ years old. The woman that was to become her surrogate mother was couturier Edith Cox, a woman of independent means. It was Edith Cox who took Marjorie on her first trip to Europe to visit Florence and Rome before she was 13 and impressed upon her “the early importance of the worl...

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 GASPARE TRAVERSI (Napoli 1722 ca.  - Roma 1770) The Monk, the Novice, and the Maiden Oil on canvas 24 3/8 x 29 1/8 inches (62 x 74 cm.)

A Top-Notch Roster of Upper East Side Galleries Launch October Art Week in New York

Released: September 26, 2016

Fifteen of the city’s preeminent galleries—all clustered on the Upper East Side—are hosting simultaneous opening-night receptions to kick off the first edition of October Art Week, October 20 to 26. The gallery receptions, open to the public and comfortably walkable from one another, are being held to expand upon the buzz and excitement generated by the opening of TEFAF in New York City. Taking place at the Park Avenue Armory, TEFAF, the world's premier art fair, will bring together the treasures of nearly 100 dealers from around the globe, showcasing outstanding examples of fine art, ...

Dean Cornwell (1892–1960), Portrait, 1929, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in, Sold: $245,700

Jackson Hole Art Auction Announces 2016 Results

Released: September 22, 2016

Jackson, Wyoming – The tenth annual Jackson Hole Art Auction was held on September 16th and 17th in Jackson, WY. Hosted by Trailside Galleries and the Gerald Peters Gallery, 83% percent of the 388 lots were sold over two days, realizing $8.3 million in sales. Twenty new artist world records were established, including Portrait by Dean Cornwell, which realized a world record price of $245,700. Both sessions featured very enthusiastic bidding across a variety of genres, excellent floor attendance, and robust remote bidding. The cover lot, Charles Russell’s Buffalo Hunting brought $450,000....

Bill Ruprecht joins online marketplace Invaluable as chairman of the company's new advisory board.

Invaluable Appoints William F. Ruprecht Chairman of Advisory Board

Released: September 23, 2016

Invaluable, the world’s leading online marketplace for fine art, antiques and collectibles, today announced the appointment of William F. Ruprecht, former president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board at Sotheby’s, as chairman and the inaugural member of Invaluable’s advisory board. With more than 35 years of expertise in the world of fine art and collecting, Ruprecht brings deep industry knowledge and important relationships to Invaluable, where he will work with the leadership team to expand the advisory board and further accelerate business growth. “Bill’s unrival...

This magnificent set of eight multi-layered glass windows, executed by Tiffany Studios in 1913, soared to $356,950 at Fontaine's September 10th auction.

Exceptional set of eight windows, executed in 1913 by Tiffany Studios, brings $356,950 at Fontaine's

Released: September 27, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – An exceptional set of eight multi-layered glass windows, executed by the Tiffany Studios in New York in 1913 and depicting The 8 Beatitudes of Jesus (from Matthew 5: 3-10), sold for $356,950 to take top lot honors at cataloged antique auction held Sept. 10th by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s Pittsfield facility located at 1485 West Housatonic St. The windows used multiple layered glass, including drapery, enamel decorated and cameo cut glass. Each 48 inch by 24 inch window depicted an angel figure with blue banners and purple cameo cut scripture. Each on...

Waldo Peirce (b.1884, d.1970), The Fire at East Orrington, 1940, Oil on canvas, 27 x 40 1/16 inches, Museum purchase, 1950.708

New Exhibition at the Farnsworth: Art of Disaster

Released: September 23, 2016

On Saturday, October 8, the Farnsworth Art Museum will open a new exhibition to the public entitled Art of Disaster. The exhibition, which features paintings, photographs, prints, and three-dimensional works, will be on display in the museum’s Crosman Gallery through April 23, 2017. Flood, fire, earthquake, drought…few things fuel the collective imagination more than the subject of disaster. This exhibition, drawn primarily from the Farnsworth and several local collections, explores the universal world of natural and human-originated disasters. Works by Washington Allston, Leonard Baskin...

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Shana Dumont Garr

The Trustees of Reservations Names Shana Dumont Garr Curator at Fruitlands Museum

Released: September 23, 2016

Boston, MA – September 19, 2016 – The Trustees of Reservations is pleased to announce that curator, arts writer, and educator Shana Dumont Garr has joined the organization as Curator at Fruitlands Museum. Before joining The Trustees, Shana was the Director of the Kingston Gallery in Boston. In her role as Curator at Fruitlands, Shana will be overseeing the care of the collections, helping drive an upcoming collection inventory, and managing/curating the exhibits and artist-in-residence programs. “We are thrilled to have Shana join our curatorial team,” says Joanna Ballantine, Trustees...

Portrait of James Preston, Esq., a 1904 painting by Robert Henri that will be featured in the Museum’s 75th anniversary exhibition opening October 18.

Morse Museum Celebrates 75 Years with Special Exhibition on American Art

Released: September 22, 2016

The Morse Museum, in Winter Park, Florida, which celebrates its 75th anniversary during the 2016–2017 season, is best known for its stunning collection of masterworks by Louis Comfort Tiffany. But Jeannette and Hugh McKean, who built the Morse collection, also collected other American art glass—including elegant Three Face glass for the middle class and iridescent carnival glass that sold for pennies to the masses— as well as portraits, landscape paintings, works on paper, and pottery. In Celebrating 75 Years—Pathways of American Art at the Morse Museum, a new exhibition opening October ...

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Arader Galleries

The Main Line Antiques Show Combines Art, Jewelry, Design and Antiques

Released: September 21, 2016

“Buy a piece of History” is the theme of the eleventh Main Line Antiques Show, the only antiques show held on Philadelphia’s Main Line.  Folk art, exquisite prints, midcentury and antique furniture, decorative arts, ceramics, silver, paintings, Asian antiques, marine and equestrian antiques and more will be on offer.   Claim a piece of history from the Show to make that special design element at your home or office a conversation piece. Cabrini University in Radnor, PA hosts the Show October 1 and 2, with an Opening Night Party Friday, September 30.  The Wayne Hotel is the Presenting Spo...

This magnificent circa 1908 Gebruder Bruder fairground organ will come up for bid, along with many other wonderful mechanical music pieces, at Great Gatsby's Oct.  14-16 auction in Atlanta, Ga.

Magnificent circa 1908 Gebruder Bruder fairground organ will come up for bid in Atlanta, Oct. 14-16

Released: September 23, 2016

ATLANTA, Ga. – An outstanding single-owner mechanical music collection, fine decorative arts and furniture from a Palm Beach, Florida philanthropist, original artworks by noted listed artists and fine antique Asian art and objects will be just part of a big, three-day auction planned for Oct. 14-16 by Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery at 5180 Peachtree Boulevard. Start times will be 10:00 am Eastern time on Friday, October 14th and 11:00 a.m. Eastern time on Saturday & Sunday, October 15th and 16th, with onsite previews beginning on Monday, Oct. 10th. The galler...

At the Forgiving, 1980s Acrylic on Canvas

Hollis Taggart Galleries to Present 'William Scharf: Imagining the Actual'

Released: September 22, 2016

Hollis Taggart Galleries is pleased to present William Scharf: Imagining the Actual, a retrospective exhibition of the work of visionary painter William Scharf, from October 13 - November 12, 2016. Selected in collaboration with the artist's close friends and family, this exhibition reveals the genius of a man whose oeuvre is too little known. Though often grouped with the Abstract Expressionists, the sixty-five works on display will demonstrate how Scharf's art springs not from collective philosophy, but rather from a very unique artistic vision, one that has fueled Scharf's oeuvre over a...

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Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses (1860-1961), Bringing in the Maple Sugar, 1938, Oil on canvas, 14 x 23 in.  Private Collection Courtesy Galerie St.  Etienne, New York © 1946 (renewed 1974), Grandma Moses Properties Co., New York

Major Exhibition 'Rural Modern: American Art Beyond the City' to Open at Brandywine Museum

Released: September 21, 2016

Rural Modern: American Art Beyond the City, a major new exhibition opening at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, will provide an innovative view of avant-garde art from the 1920s through the 1940s, exploring the surprising contribution of artists working outside major urban centers in the expansion and acceptance of modernist styles in the United States. Modernism spread outward from New York, Boston, and Chicago-the first points of contact-to coastal New England, small-town Pennsylvania, Midwestern farms, and other rural regions. On view from October 29, 2016 through January 22, 2017, th...

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Sam Gilliam, What Did You in London Town?, acrylic, 1973.  Estimate $120,000 to $180,000.

1960s-70s Abstraction Shines as Part of African-American Fine Art Auction at Swann Galleries

Released: September 13, 2016

New York— On Thursday, October 6, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of African-American Fine Art, featuring a variety of media by artists spanning the last 150 years. The top lot in the sale is a recently discovered Norman Lewis painting titled Birds in Flight, oil and metallic paint on canvas, 1953, estimated at $150,000 to $250,000. The artist is also represented by the first work on canvas from his Seachange series to come to auction, Block Island, 1975, a monumental blue oil painting estimated at $120,000 to $180,000, as well as a fine selection of works on paper. Swann Galleries ...

Dr.  Seuss, Tadd and Todd, ink and watercolor, 1950.  Estimate $12,000 to $18,000.

Rediscovered Seuss Watercolor & Political Cartoons at Swann Auction Galleries’ First Fall Illustration Art Sale

Released: September 7, 2016

New York— On Thursday, September 29, Swann Galleries will hold its first fall auction of Illustration Art, offering work by beloved illustrators and artists, including rare and previously unknown works by Charles Addams, Aubrey Beardsley, Erté, Arthur Getz, Maurice Sendak and Garth Williams. Debuting at auction is an original rediscovered 1950 watercolor by Dr. Seuss for Tadd and Todd, first published in Redbook Magazine. The sketch, which appears in the 2011 book The Bippolo Seed, is estimated at $12,000 to $18,000. Other works by beloved children’s book illustrators include Garth Willi...

Salvador Dali, The Reality of a Dream, pen and sepia ink, 1960.  Estimate $80,000 to $120,000.

Swann Galleries Begins Auction Season with Important Prints & Drawings by Léger, Dalí, Manet & Picasso

Released: September 1, 2016

New York— On Thursday, September 22, Swann Galleries will inaugurate their Autumn 2016 season with a sale 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings, featuring American and European masters from the last 200 years. The top lot of the sale is a Fernand Léger pencil study for his 1924 painting La Lecture, in the collection of the Centre Pompidou, Paris. This eponymous preparatory drawing (estimate: $100,000 to $150,000) is an example of what the artist called ‘object figures.’ Two other studies for the painting are in museum collections. Another work in the sale related to an important ...

James Edward Buttersworth yacht racing scene.


Released: September 20, 2016

East Dennis, Mass. – The Robert C. Eldred Co., Inc. opens its fall auction season October 15 with the 540-lot Marine Art Auction, highlighted by a James Edward Buttersworth yacht racing scene and 60 lots of scrimshaw from the Thomas Mittler Scrimshaw Collection, widely regarded as the best scrimshaw collection to come on the market in 30 years. Thomas Mittler, who owned a large welding supply company in the Midwest, began his scrimshaw collection in 1969 after attending an antiques show. His collection was the subject of the 2015 book, “Through the Eyes of a Collector: The Scrimshaw Coll...

Frank Avray Wilson British Modern painting

International Mid-Century Modern Art Auction September 25

Released: September 20, 2016

Carlyle Galleries International, Inc., ( the online fine art dealers and auctioneers, will be offering a selection of mid-century modern paintings by American, British, European and Latin artists in it’s next auction on Sunday, September 25, 2016. These works, created between 1950-1970’s are all “fresh to the market”, from important collections and estates. Carlyle’s September 25 auction is the first time most of these works have ever been offered on the market in more than 50 years. This auction offers the modernist collector and aficionado, a unique oppor...

Lot 6 – William Sommer (1867-1949) – Portrait of Tess

Modern, Contemporary And Conceptual Art

Released: September 20, 2016

Gray's is honored to represent the estate of Bill Radawec (1952 – 2011), a nationally renowned Cleveland artist, curator and collector. The auction on September 28 consists of Bill's own work, works of art collected through his relationships with other artists together with artwork from the collections of other notable collectors. Up for auction are many of the works exhibited at Shaheen Modern and Contemporary's “Bill Radawec Retrospective” exhibit in November 2011. "The show was a fitting introduction, and tribute, to an artist known for having an odd, quirky and eccentric sensibility, l...

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