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Tina Barney (American, b.  1945), The Garage, 2005, chromogenic color print, Museum purchase with funds from the James Art Acquisition Fund, 2014.6

Joslyn Art Museum Announces Opening of Post-War Galleries featuring New Acquisitions, Familiar Favorites

Released: April 20, 2014

At a private reception last week, Joslyn Art Museum officially reopened its Pavilion galleries, debuting the reinstallation of its collection of modern and contemporary art. Special guests for the evening were members of the family of Omaha art collector Phillip Schrager — his widow Terri, brother Harley, and sister-in-law Beth — who generously donated an important mixed-media work by Frank Stella from the Phillip Schrager Collection of Contemporary Art to Joslyn earlier this year. The monumental piece, Nogaro (1982; above right), is the first major work by Stella to enter Joslyn’s collect...

Vicki DaSilva, "Dude Descending a Staircase," Archival C-print, limited edition, 33.25 x 50

Lawrence Fine Art to Exhibit at Art Hamptons and Art Southampton

Released: April 21, 2014

Lawrence Fine Art announced today that it will participate in two of the summer's prime art fairs, Art Hamptons, July 10-14; and Art Southampton, July 24-28th. "We are truly honored and excited to participate in both these premier shows," said Gallery Director Howard Shapiro.  "With the opening of the new Parrish Museum and the growth of both shows, the Hamptons have become a true arts destination." Shapiro said that the gallery planned two varied installations for the shows centered on the gallery's summer exhibitions.  "Although the Hamptons are small geographically, duri...

Lot 75, Walter Emerson Baum (American, 1884-1956), Untitled, Oil on Masonite, Sold for $5,313, Fine Art, November 2013.

Locals Prosper at Rago Auctions' Free Walk-In Appraisal Days

Released: April 19, 2014

LOCALS PROSPER AT RAGO AUCTIONS' FREE WALK-IN APPRAISAL DAYS.   ITEMS VALUED AT $20,000+ DISCOVERED RECENTLY.   Lambertville, NJ:  Walk in to the Rago Arts and Auction Center with your treasures on most Mondays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a free, no obligation valuation from our specialists, many of whom you’ll recognize from appearances on Antiques Roadshow. Fine art, silver, jewelry, antiques, decorative art, memorabilia and furniture are all welcome with a six piece limit. If the piece is too large to bring in, the specialists can work from photographs.  ...

Detail of the interior of the main house at Olana showing a carved teak mantel and hand painted Kashmiri chair provided by de Forest and an Indian table acquired by Church.

All the Raj - Frederic Church and Lockwood de Forest; Painting, Decorating and Collecting at Olana

Released: April 19, 2014

All the Raj -Frederic Church and Lockwood de Forest; Painting, Decorating and Collecting at Olana,  an exhibition featuring oil sketches and decorative arts by landscape painter and 19th century tastemaker Lockwood de Forest, will open at Olana, the historic home and studio of Frederic Church, on Sunday May 11, 2014.  Lockwood de Forest (1850-1932) studied painting with the eminent landscape artist Frederic Church in the 1870s; the exhibition will begin by highlighting sketches showing that the two artists worked side by side at Olana.  At that time, Church was busy designin...

This original figural oil painting by Paul Emile Chabas (Fr., 1869-1937) will be sold June 7-8 in Atlanta, Ga.

Works by Chabas, Neale, Grooms, Rabin will be sold by Ahlers & Ogletree, June 7-8

Released: April 21, 2014

ATLANTA, Ga. – More than 1,000 lots of fresh estate merchandise – to include many pieces by Tiffany, Gallé, Duffner & Kimberly, plus Asian objects and artifacts, period furniture, estate jewelry, antique clocks, fine art, Persian rugs, mirrors and more – will be sold at a weekend sale planned for June 7-8 by Ahlers & Ogletree, in the firm’s gallery at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210). “I’ve held great auctions before but this one’s going to be exceptional, maybe our best sale ever,” said Robert Ahlers of Ahlers & Ogletree. “Headlining this event will be some really great esta...

This stunning oil painting by French artist Henri Le Sidander should hammer for $300,000-$500,000 at auction.

Original works by Le Sidaner, Frieseke, LeRoy Neiman will headline Shannon's May 1 fine art auction

Released: April 18, 2014

MILFORD, Conn. – Just over 250 American and European paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures – to include original oil paintings by Henri Le Sidaner, Frederick Carl Frieseke and LeRoy Neiman – will come up for bid at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers on Thursday, May 1st, in Shannon’s gallery located at 354 Woodmont Road in Milford, starting at 6 p.m. Eastern time.   “Our May 1st auction will kick off the spring season with some very special offerings at many different price points,” said Gene Shannon of Shannons’s Fine Art Auctioneers. “We have wonderful high-end pieces that wi...

Pair of Great Danes, 1907, Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington

MFA Boston Launches Naming Campaign for Dog Sculptures

Released: April 17, 2014

On Tuesday, April 22––when many kids are on school vacation––the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), will kick off a naming contest for two life-size bronze Great Danes, who are lounging outside in the Museum’s Calderwood Courtyard. Created by Boston sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876–1973), the pair will have a special "doggie bowl" where visitors can submit their favorite dog names for the Museum's new best friends. Fans can also submit their suggestions on the MFA's Facebook page. But forget "Spot" and "Fido," ideas for fun and clever monikers are encouraged! The "Best in Show" ...

The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things, Joan Jonas, performance at Dia Beacon, 2005.  Photo by Paula Court

MIT Announces Joan Jones as US Rep to Venice Biennale

Released: April 15, 2014

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announces that the MIT List Visual Arts Center will present Joan Jonas as the representative for the United States at La Biennale di Venezia 56th International Art Exhibition, the world’s most prestigious contemporary art event. Jonas is a pioneering figure in performance art and video and is one of the most important contemporary artists today.  She will create a new multimedia installation specifically for the U.S. Pavilion in Venice, Italy, to be on view May 9–November 22, 2015. Jonas’ art developed out of her art history studies, and th...

Kino Guerin’s “Knotted Table,” laminated with a vacuum press.


Released: April 15, 2014

The hand of sculptors will be evident at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC, May 8-May 11, 2014, in Chelsea, where you’d expect to see it in the work of sculptors such as Susan Madacsi and Michael Alfano and also in the fine furniture and jewelry of some exhibitors. Madacsi will exhibit forged and fabricated steel pieces colored by aerosol enamel paints. Michael Alfano’s limited edition clay sculptures are cast in bronze.         The skill and perspective of a sculptor is evident in furniture maker Kino Guerin’s benches, that he calls “Knotted Table” a...

Raw Vision's 25th anniversary edition


Released: April 15, 2014

Raw Vision, the internationally renowned magazine of Outsider Art, turns 25 years old this year, and to help it mark this milestone, Comme des Garçons is collaborating with the magazine throughout 2014. This partnership kicks off publicly at The Outsider Art Fair, which takes place at Center 548, 548 West 22nd Street in New York from May 8 to 11, 2014. Raw Vision and Comme des Garçons constitute two of the world’s most individualistic creative exemplars: visionary art as reflected in the pages of Raw Vision and the imaginative mind of fashion designer Rei Kawakubo.  To celebrate it...

Call for Submissions to "Storm" Exhibition due Aug. 1

Released: April 14, 2014

"Storm: A Haiyan Recovery Project" Call for Submissions to CA+T's Next Virtual Exhibition Deadline August 1, 2014   The Center for Art and Thought (CA+T), a web-based arts and education nonprofit organization, announces a call for submissions to its virtual curated exhibition, Storm: A Haiyan Recovery Project. The exhibition is expected to premier in November 2014 on CA+T's website. To commemorate the first anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, a storm of epic proportions that hit Central Philippines from November 2-11, 2013, this exhibition seeks to reflect upon it...

fHoward Terpning, "Major North and the Pawnee Batallion"

Important Western Painting Added to Jackson Hole Art Auction

Released: April 14, 2014

The Jackson Hole Art Auction is pleased to announce the offering of Howard Terpning’s “Major North and the Pawnee Battalion” in the September 13, 2014 sale. The 36 x 58 inch oil, dated 1989, is an important historical scene, depicting Major North giving scouting orders to the Pawnee, enlisted to assist the US Army. The painting is estimated at $800,000-$1,200,000. “Major North and the Pawnee Battalion” has been exhibited at the 24th Cowboy Artist Show and Sale (1989), the Tucson Museum of Art (2005), and the Terpning Retrospective exhibit at the Autry Na...

St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair Celebrates its 8th Year

Released: April 10, 2014

Organizers are expecting up to 1,000 art and rare book collectors to pack this year’s St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book and Paper Arts Fair presented by the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. The number of dealers has increased to twenty-eigh this year and includes nationally-known dealers from around the country.  “We’ve added four new dealers to the Fair, in addition to welcoming back the those who’ve helped us build the Fair these past seven years” said Julie Dunn-Morton, curator of fine art collections at the Mercantile Library.   “And we’r...

Michael Alfano’s “Liquid Sunshine,” sculpted in clay, cast in resin with paint can.  Acrylic paint.  Limited edition of 250.


Released: April 10, 2014

The Contemporary Art Fair NYC, May 8-May 11, 2014, moves to the heart of Chelsea joining at least 10 other events around the city that also amplify and coincide with the international contemporary art fair--Frieze New York. “We’ve set a high bar for the 100 exhibitors in this show--in its fifth year--at The Tunnel in Chelsea,” said Richard Rothbard, art fair co-founder and co-producer, with his wife Joanna Rothbard. "We curate this fair to exhibit master-quality work, yet we distinguish it in other essential ways,” he continued. “Following the tradition of major museums, seasoned master...

E.  Charlton Fortune's "Hall of Flowers," 1915, sold for $365,000 including premium, at Bonhams on April 8, 2014.


Released: April 9, 2014

Bonhams is delighted to announce the top lot of the April 8 California and Western Paintings auction was the image on the catalog cover, impressionist painter E. Charlton Fortune's "Hall of Flowers," 1915, which sold to the highest bidder for $365,000.  Considered to be a masterpiece work that was produced at the height of her artistic career, the painting was inspired by the creative atmosphere surrounding the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The successful auction, simulcast with San Francisco, achieved a total sale of $3.4 million and almost 80% of lots sold and 86% sold...

Images, left to right: Charles M.  Russell, When the Plains Were His, 1906.  Oil on canvas, 15⅛ x 15⅛ inches.  Tacoma Art Museum, Haub Family Collection, Promised gift of Erivan and Helga Haub.  Ed Mell, Rain and Runoff.  Oil on canvas, 36 x 54 inches.  Tacoma Art Museum, Haub Family Collection, Promised gift of Erivan and Helga Haub.  Alexander Phimister Proctor, The Buckaroo, 1915.  Bronze, 28⅜ x 20½ x 8 inches.  Tacoma Art Museum, Haub Family Collection, Promised gift of Erivan and Helga Haub

Tacoma Art Museum Expansion to Showcase Haub Family Collection of Western American Art

Released: April 8, 2014

Tacoma Art Museum is counting down the days until its new wing and renovations open to the public on Sunday, November 16, 2014. The project’s centerpiece is the new Haub Family Galleries, showcasing the Haub Family Collection of Western American Art. The collection places the museum among a select few in the United States, and the only museum in the Pacific Northwestern region, with a Western American art collection of this caliber. Tacoma Art Museum will develop an entirely new dimension of cultural and educational opportunities related to the collection, offering programs for Tacoma, the...

Bruce Cascia, And Away We Go, 2014, 24 by 18 inches

SmithKlein Gallery Presents: Bruce Cascia

Released: April 9, 2014

SmithKlein Gallery (, Boulder’s finest contemporary art gallery, is proud to present the work of painter Bruce Cascia. Cascia received his BFA from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and paints in a photo-realistic style, mostly using oils and occasionally acrylics.  SmithKlein Gallery spoke with Cascia recently about his artwork, training, inspiration, and technique. He says, “I like painting nostalgic imagery. The more challenging something is, the more intrigued with it I am.”  “I like painting metallic objects, reflections, bright colored...

 Watch Work Follow Artist Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Share on Twitter Pin It on Pinterest DESCRIPTION This lot will be in the live auction and will close online at noon EST on April 12th.  All bids will transfer to the live auction that evening.  To continue bidding or for any questions, please contact  LOCATION This lot ships from Boston, MA, US.  ABOUT ANDY WARHOLView Profile » Andrew Warhola was an American artist and leading figure in the visual art movement known


Released: April 8, 2014

New partnership with Paddle8 lets auction-goers "bid on the go" via Web, iPad or iPhone app * 25th Annual Auction Supports Student Scholarships and Programming *  ARTISTS ANDY WARHOL, ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG and ESTEBAN VICENTE SPOTLIGHT LIVE AUCTION Saturday, April 12, 2014 WHO:    Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), the nation’s only independent public college of art and design, celebrates its 25th Annual Benefit Art Auction with a selection of ov...

This set of six Chinese 19th century porcelain famille rose panels sold for $57,600 at Nadeau's on March 29th.

Set of six diminutive Chinese 19th century porcelain famille rose panels brings $57,600 at Nadeau's

Released: April 10, 2014

WINDSOR, Conn. – Nadeau’s Auction Gallery saved the best for last on March 29th when lot #607 – the final item to come up for bid, a set of six diminutive Chinese 19th century porcelain famille rose panels – soared to $57,600, making it the top lot of the auction. It was the firm’s annual American & Asian Auction, held in Nadeau’s gallery at 25 Meadow Road in Windsor. The set of panels, boasting floral and figural decorations and measuring 14 ½ inches by 4 ¾ inches, carried a modest pre-sale estimate of just $500-$800. It finished at many times that, a testament to the robust hea...

Shaving shovel, wood, metal, 52 ⅜" x 14 ⅝" x 3 ⅓", 1950.3485.  Snow Shovel, pine, maple, iron, 56 ½" x 15 ⅜" x 5 ⅛" 1950.3355.1 Spading Fork, wood, metal, 42 ¾" x 8 ⅞" x 3 ⅜", 1950.3201.1 Shovel, Oak, iron, 42 ⅜" x 16 ⅝" x 1 ⅞", 1952.4656.1 Collection of the Shaker Museum| Mount Lebanon, New Lebanon, New York Photo by Alan LaValle

Major Exhibition Opening at the Farnsworth—The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World

Released: April 8, 2014

On Saturday, June 14, the Farnsworth Art Museum will open an exhibition entitled The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World. The exhibition of approximately 200 works will run through Sunday, January 4, 2015 in the museum’s Morehouse wing.  The exhibition has been organized in partnership with the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon in New Lebanon, New York; and the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village Museum in New Gloucester, Maine. Drawn primarily from the collection of the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon, the largest, broadest and deepest collection of Shaker material in the world, the sho...

Sound, by Jack Tworkov, 1966

Hidden Gems by New York School Artist Jack Tworkov to be Unveiled in Boston Exhibition

Released: April 7, 2014

On Friday, May 1, Boston’s ACME Fine Art on Harrison Avenue will host a special preview of Jack Tworkov: Constellation of a Picture, a solo exhibit featuring unknown gems from the artist’s estate, most of which have never been shown publicly. The distinct group of ten paintings, mostly done between 1966-1967, bridges the formal gap between the emotionally powerful abstract expressionist masterpieces of Tworkov’s early work and the cerebral constructs of his later paintings. Jack Tworkov (1900-1982) was a founding member of the New York School and Chairman of the Department of Art at Yal...

This bold, original gouache painting by Alexander Calder sold for $78,200 at Cottone Auctions' March 29 fine art sale.

Bold original gouache painting by Alexander Calder fetches $78,200 at Cottone Auctions

Released: April 8, 2014

GENESEO, N.Y. – A bold original gouache painting by the renowned American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976), titled Loops Filled In, signed lower right and dated (1972), measuring 23 inches by 31 inches, sold for $78,200 at the annual Winter Fine Art & Antiques Auction held March 29th by Cottone Auctions, in the firm’s gallery located at 120 Court Street in Geneseo. The painting was one of two artworks that brought identical selling prices. The other was a color linocut on Arches paper by Pablo Picasso (Sp., 1881-1973), titled Faunes et Chevre. The work was numbered in pencil l...

"The Surviving Members of the Sullivan Seven", 2014.  Oil on panel, 36 x 36 inches.

THEATER OF WAR: Paul Endres Jr.'s Tales of the American Burden

Released: March 31, 2014

On Exhibit at Childs Gallery, Boston, April 10th - June 14th. Named one of the Boston Globe’s “Five young artists to watch” in 2011, painter Paul Endres Jr. continues to enthrall with his hyper-real vision of an absurdist post-apocalyptic world. “Being a painter in the 21st century is so contradictory,” muses 28-year-old artist Paul Endres Jr. “Painting is an old world craft in a faster and faster moving digital world. My work combines that venerable notion of painting with contemporary cultural imagery.” Also a dichotomy is the theme of the artist’s exhilarating new exhibition at...

Lot 755, Style of Charles and Ray Eames, Chaise lounge, $500-700.

1900 Lots to Love at Rago's Unreserved Auction Marathon, April 25-27

Released: April 4, 2014

1900 LOTS TO LOVE AT RAGO’S UNRESERVED AUCTION MARATHON, APRIL 25-27.   Three days of modern design, fine art, jewelry, silver, furnishings and more.   Lambertville, NJ: The Rago Arts and AuctionCenter will hold a three-day Unreserved Auction marathon on April 25, 26 and 27.  The sale begins on Friday, April 25 with 525 lots of 18th, 19th and early 20th c. design and traditional furnishings, along with fine art, Asian, tribal arts and ephemera. It continues on Saturday, April 26 with 823 lots of modern and contemporary furnishings, art and design. It concludes o...

Edouard Manet (French, 1832-1883), The Grand Canal, Venice, 1875, oil on canvas.  Shelburne Museum.  1972-69.15

Shelburne Museum Showcases Its Best Impressionism, American Art in Upcoming Exhibitions

Released: April 3, 2014

French Impressionism and American paintings highlight the new exhibitions opening in the upcoming season at Shelburne Museum, Director Thomas Denenberg announced. Throughout May and June, four new exhibitions will open, including two focused on quilts—a solo exhibition of contemporary textile art and a collection of 19th century star quilts. “The new season’s exhibitions at Shelburne Museum celebrate the best of the museum’s collections. Works by Claude Monet, Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas, newly interpreted and, literally, under new light in the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education,...