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Ellsworth Kelly, Austin, 2015.  Artist-designed building with installation of colored glass windows, marble panels, and redwood totem.  60 ft.  x 73 ft.  x 26 ft.  4 in.  Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin.  Gift of the artist, with funding generously provided by Jeanne and Michael Klein, Suzanne Deal Booth and David G.  Booth, the Scurlock Foundation, the Longhorn Network, and other donors © 2015 Ellsworth Kelly

Blanton Museum Announces Groundbreaking For Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin, Organizes Symposium with Leading Kelly Scholars

Released: October 5, 2015

The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin has announced that it will begin construction of Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin in October. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for October 31, and the building is projected to open to the public in late 2016 or early 2017. In celebration, the Blanton will host, on October 31, a symposium on Kelly, with leading scholars and curators from across the country. The project was announced last February, and the Blanton has received formal approval from the university’s Board of Regents, clearing the way for construction to begin this...

Robert Indiana, Don’t Lose HOPE, at ContiniArtUK, 105 New Bond Street, London W1S 1DN.  Exhibition runs 13 October 2015 - 31 January 2016

Robert Indiana's HOPE Comes to London Gallery During Frieze

Released: October 5, 2015

ContiniArtUK will open a long-awaited UK exhibition of sculptures and original prints by iconic American artist Robert Indiana on Oct. 13, at the start of Frieze London, the contemporary art fair. Don’t Lose HOPE will be the first Indiana exhibition in the United Kingdom for over a decade and will include previously unseen works. The unique exhibition of sculptures and prints marks a long anticipated celebration of Robert Indiana’s artworks by British and Continental European collectors. The exhibition affords exclusive and primary access to the seminal Pop artist’s ...

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Edward Potthast (1857-1927), Ladies in White Dress, ca 1910-20s.  Oil on Panel, 8.5 x 11.5, signed lower left E:Potthast.

19th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show Announces Special Programs

Released: October 5, 2015

Boston, MA - The 19th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS) will take place October 22-25, 2015 with an October 22 Gala Preview from 5:30pm – 8:30pm to benefit the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College. Tickets can be purchased online at  Weekend show hours are Friday 1-8pm, Saturday 11-8pm, and Sunday 11-5pm. Tickets are $15, under 12 free. Tickets include complimentary admission to panel discussions and programs by guest speakers, re-admission, show catalog, and coat check.  A bistro café and discount and valet parking are also available....

Benjamin West (British American, 1738-1820) Portrait of Prince William and h¬¬¬is Elder Sister, Princess Sophia, 1779, oil on canvas, fr: 74 ⅛ x 98 ⅛”; unfr: 61 ⅜ x 85 ¼”

VMFA Acquires Painting Commissioned by King George III

Released: October 4, 2015

An important work by American painter Benjamin West was recently installed in the McGlothlin American Galleries at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The portrait was acquired during the June 18 meeting of the VMFA Board of Trustees and is among the most valuable acquisitions in VMFA history. Benjamin West, also known as the “father of American painting,” was at one point the most prominent painter in the British Empire. He served as President of the Royal Academy, History Painter to the King, and Surveyor of the King’s Pictures until his death in 1820. While in London, he also mentored ...

Suzanne Heintz, Eiffel Tower, 2015

Suzanne Heintz: Playing House

Released: October 2, 2015

JoAnne Artman Gallery, Presents in the Main Gallery: “Playing House” Featuring Conceptual Photographer Suzanne Heintz November 12th, 2015 – December 31st, 2015 Artist Reception: November 12th, 2015 from 6pm-8pm Please RSVP: 949.510.5481 by November 6th, 2015   Playing House   Perfect Husband…Perfect Child…Perfect Career…Perfect Life…   For all you NYC single ladies, this is not your Carrie Bradshaw fantasy nor your Ozzie and Harriet reality, this is the darkly amusing, satirical art photography of Suzanne Heintz. With tongue-in-cheek and very AI--artificially intelligent...

Live auction at LCAD's 26th Annual Collector's Choice raises friendship and funds for scholarships and college.

Laguna College of Art and Design Raises $310,000 for Art Scholarships and College

Released: October 2, 2015

Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) honored the McBeth Foundation with the inaugural LCAD Creative Partnership Award at the 26th Annual Collector’s Choice held on Friday, September 25 at The Montage, Laguna Beach. More than 330 guests including trustees, donors, artists, alumni, faculty and friends of the College raised $310,000 for LCAD students and programs. For more than 30 years, the McBeth Foundation has generously supported much of the growth of LCAD including the expansion of the Dennis and Leslie Power Library in 2011, and provisions for the latest technologies at all of it...

This early 20th century Faberge gilt silver, diamond, ruby and guilloche enamel crucifix necklace pendant is expected to bring $8,000-$12,000.

Faberge pendant, Tiffany lamps, more at Ahlers & Ogletree's Oct. 17-18 estates auction

Released: October 2, 2015

ATLANTA, Ga. – A two-day, two-session estates auction featuring nearly 1,200 exceptional lots, pulled from prominent local estates and collections, will be held the weekend of Oct. 17-18 by Ahlers & Ogletree, in the firm's gallery located at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210) in Atlanta. Start times both days will be 11 a.m. Eastern time, with doors opening at 10 a.m., also both days. Session I, on Saturday, Oct. 17, is titled Objets d'Art: Period Art Glass & Decorative Arts. It will feature over 500 lots, including period glass and pottery by L.C. Tiffany and the Tiffany Studios, Mose...

"Every Step Counts" by Joe Eggert.  Bronze 43"H

Saddle up for a Western Art Exhibit at Solvang Antiques

Released: October 1, 2015

A great tradition at the Judith Hale Gallery is the presentation of Western Fine Art. This October, Solvang Antiques in conjunction with Judith Hale Gallery, is pleased to announce their Western Art Exhibit. Featured are new works by Kelly Donovan, Joe Eggert, Don Weller, and Mehl Lawson. Numerous other works by noted Western artists, including etchings by Bob Coronato and Phil Tognazzini, will be on display.   Donovan is known for his impressionistic style, bold color, and images of cowboys and their unique culture. Asked about his work, he humorously responds “The American Cowboy…wha...

"Larry Wolhandler: Bardic Aspirations" Opens October 10 at Lawrence Fine Art

Released: October 1, 2015

Lawrence Fine Art will open "Larry Wolhandler: Bardic Aspirations" at its East Hampton Gallery on Saturday, October 10 with an opening reception from 6-8 pm. The opening takes place the weekend of the Hamptons International Film Festival. The exhibition will run for approximately one month. This is the third exhibition of Wolhandler's work at Lawrence Fine Art. "For us, Larry's highly conceptual work is almost as much about 'reading' as it is about 'viewing,'" explains Gallery Director Howard Shapiro about Wolhandler's work. "It asks us to look at how meaning is created through the use...

William Kentridge, Olympia 53, 2007.  William Kentridge, Hand lithograph and collage.  Signed and numbered.  Image size: 29 1/2 x 36 3/4 inches.  Edition of 25.  Courtesy of Robert Brown Gallery.

IFPDA Announces Print Fair Highlights and Awards

Released: September 30, 2015

The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) has announced several major exhibitor highlights, as well as the 2015 recipients of the Richard Hamilton Acquisition Prize and IFPDA Book Award, at its annual Print Fair, from November 4–8, at the Park Avenue Armory.   Highlights from this year’s fair, which features 89 exhibitors from old master to contemporary presenting rare masterworks and new-to-market editions, include:  • Six new prints and an exclusive performance from appropriation artist Mike Bidlo at World House Editions. As part of the Not Manzoni proje...

Paul Manship - Flight of Europa Gilded Bronze

Signed Paul Manship “Flight of Europa” Bronze Selling Sunday October 4th in Connecticut

Released: September 30, 2015

  A rare and important Paul Manship bronze is being auctioned by Schwenke Auctioneers in the firm’s Early Fall Fine Estates Auction at 11 am on Sunday, October 4th.  The sculpture, Flight of Europa, is a rare gilded example of a work created by Manship in 1925. The bronze is signed “P. Manship and has a foundry mark “A. Kunst FDY NYC”. The captivating Art Deco group, depicting the Greek myth of Europa abducted by Zeus in the persona of a bull, is a well- known and iconic form, with copies held in a number of prominent public collections, including The Los Angeles County Museum...

Donors Jerome and Simona Chazen study "Monument," a sculpture by Spanish artist Joan Miro, on display in a third-floor gallery at the Chazen Museum of Art during a 2011 open house for the museum’s expansion.

Works by Motherwell, Lichtenstein Part of Chazen Family's $28M Gift to Museum at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Released: September 30, 2015

A decade ago, distinguished University of Wisconsin-Madison alumni Jerome and Simona Chazen made a $20 million donation in support of the school’s art museum expansion. Formerly known as the Elvehjem Museum of Art, the institution was renamed in honor of the Chazens. Now, the couple has pledged another $28 million gift to their alma mater, in the form of several valuable pieces of art from their private collection, an additional gift of $5 million for the Chazen Museum building, and $3 million to establish the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art and the Simona and Jerome Chazen Dis...

Rare William and Mary bannister-back armchair, manufactured along the Delaware River between Philadelphia and Wilmington, circa 1720.


Released: September 30, 2015

TEN:FORTY-TWO – that’s the golden ratio of the 2015 Main Line Antiques Show.  This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Show, the only antiques show held on Philadelphia’s Main Line.  The excitement is also building with the participation of 42 outstanding exhibitors from the East coast and the Midwest, the largest group in the history of the Show.   Cabrini College in Radnor, PA will host the Show October 3 and 4, with an Opening Night Party Friday, October 2.  The Wayne Hotel is the Presenting Sponsor.  Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran and Mrs. S. Matthews V. Hamilton, Jr. are the Show’s Honora...

Lake Winnipesaukee, Edward & Thomas Moran, circa 1864

Columbus Day Weekend Getaway To The 2015 ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show

Released: September 29, 2015

Art and antiques lovers looking for a great getaway idea during the peak fall foliage season should look no further than a weekend in historic Deerfield, Massachusetts, for the 2015 ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show.  Set for Columbus Day weekend, October 10 and 11, 2015, this annual show brings together some of the nation's finest dealers featuring the best of 18th and 19th century American art, antiques and design. Considered by both serious and casual collectors to be one of the year's most important show, on view and for sale will be remarkable objects that will improve the qua...

Doug Argue, Fundamentals (2015).  Oil on canvas.  70 x 73 in

One World Trade Center Artist Doug Argue's First Exhibition with Waterhouse & Dodd Opening in October

Released: September 29, 2015

Exhibition: October 9 – November 7, 2015 Waterhouse & Dodd, leading art dealers with four galleries in New York and London, are delighted to present the gallery’s first solo exhibition of paintings by Doug Argue. Ray Waterhouse, the owner, says “Argue has had many previous sell-out solo shows and has developed a devoted following from many distinguished collectors which his beautiful, lyrical paintings, multi-layered in both conception and execution, certainly deserve.” The upcoming show of new works is entitled ‘Palimpsests,’ and will be held at Waterhouse & Dodd’s Madison A...

James Zemaitis

Join Rago Auctions on Wednesday, October 14, for a Lecture by Curator James Zemaitis, “The Necessity of Connoisseurship in 20th Century Design”

Released: September 28, 2015

JOIN RAGO AUCTIONS ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, FOR A LECTURE BY CURATOR JAMES ZEMAITIS, “THE NECESSITY OF CONNOISSEURSHIP IN 20TH CENTURY DESIGN”   Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Wednesday, October 14, featuring James Zemaitis, Visiting Curator of Decorative Arts at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and former Director of Sotheby's 20th Century Design Department. Mr. Zemaitis will speak on “The Necessity of Connoisseurship in 20th Century Design” at 6 pm.   “The Necessity of Connoisseurship in 20th Century Design” asserts that too often the cl...

Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), Wind River Country Wyoming, ca 1860, oil on canvas, 28.25 x 39 inches.

Ninth annual Jackson Hole Art Auction realizes $6.5 million

Released: September 25, 2015

Jackson, Wyoming – The ninth annual Jackson Hole Art Auction was held on September 18th and 19th in Jackson, WY. Hosted by Trailside Galleries and the Gerald Peters Gallery, 81% percent of the 304 lots were sold over two days, realizing $6.5 million in sales. Eighteen new artist world records were established, including Top Tier entry Four American Visionaries by Jenness Cortez, which realized a world record price of $128,700. Both sessions featured very enthusiastic bidding across a variety of genres, excellent floor attendance and robust remote bidding. The cover lot, Albert Bierstadt...

Ernest Briggs, Untitled, 1950, Oil on Canvas, 72" x 68"

Ernest Briggs & Friends

Released: September 2, 2015

ERNEST BRIGGS & FRIENDS September 24th - November 28th Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 29th 6-8PM Opening September 24, 2015 at the Anita Shapolsky Gallery, Ernest Briggs and Friends joins the work of Ernest Briggs, Anne Arnold, Sonia Gechtoff, and Jon Schueler, cluing viewers into the shared aesthetic and close relationships that these artists enjoyed during the rise of Abstract Expressionism. Writing for Art in America (Nov/Dec 1975), Peter Selz revisits Clyfford Still's work after thirty years, describing West Coast abstract painters as being "wilder, less refined,...

Joaquín Torres-García (Uruguayan, 1874–1949).  Construcción en blanco y negro (Construction in white and black).  1938.  Oil on paper mounted on wood.  31 3/4 x 40 1/8″ (80.7 x 102 cm).  The Museum of Modern Art, New York.  Gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in honor of David Rockefeller.  © Sucesión Joaquín Torres-García, Montevideo 2015.  Photograph by Thomas Griesel


Released: September 15, 2015

With Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern, The Museum of Modern Art presents the first major U.S. retrospective devoted to the artist in 45 years. On view October 25, 2015, through February 15, 2016, the exhibition spans the first half of the 20th century, surveying Joaquín Torres-García’s (Uruguay, 1874–1949) remarkable achievements in painting, sculpture, fresco, drawing, and collage through some 190 works. The exhibition is organized by Luis Pérez-Oramas, The Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art, with Karen Grimson, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings and Prin...

Lot 1: Rare “Cluny” vase, $80,000 – $120,000

Work by Paul Evans, George Nakashima, Tommi Parzinger, Greene & Greene, Lalique, Michael Lucero, and Dale Chihuly among Highlights of Rago’s October 16-18 Auctions

Released: September 23, 2015

WORK BY PAUL EVANS, GEORGE NAKASHIMA, TOMMI PARZINGER, GREENE & GREENE, LALIQUE, MICHAEL LUCERO, AND DALE CHIHULY AMONG HIGHLIGHTS OF RAGO’S OCTOBER 16-18 AUCTIONS Lambertville, NJ:  On Friday, October 16, Saturday, October 17, and Sunday, October 18, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its auction of Early 20th Century Decorative Arts and Modern Design.   Lalique: Friday, October 16 at 10 am, 81 lots The finest collection of Lalique glass we have seen in years featuring many rare pieces and a rainbow of colors, including a Cluny vase, red and butterscotch Poissons, te...

Lewis Carroll.  Through the Looking-Glass.  London, 1872.  1st edition, 1st issue.  Presentation copy with autograph letter signed.  Bound by Bayntun Riviere with original binding preserved.  $5,000-8,000

Through the Looking Glass; John Smith's Map; Dupont's Democracy

Released: September 23, 2015

Curious Adventures & Rare Discoveries: A Look at Freeman's Books, Maps & Manuscripts Auction Philadelphia, PA—  Freeman's October 22 Books, Maps & Manuscripts auction is an invitation to a world of adventure for armchair travelers, political scholars, and bibliophiles of all creeds.  Whether following Alice on her adventures in Wonderland through the pages of an inscribed first edition of Through the Looking Glass,  charting the untamed New World with Captain John Smith, or celebrating the rediscovery of noted statesman Pierre Samuel duPont de Nemours's ...

Fitz Henry Lane, Ship in Fog, Gloucester Harbor, ca.  1860.  Oil on canvas.  61 x 99 cm (24 x 39 in.) Princeton University Art Museum.  Museum purchase made possible by the Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund; the Kathleen C.  Sherrerd Program Fund for American Art; and Celia A.  Felsher, Class of 1976, and John L.  Cecil, Class of 1976

Princeton University Art Museum Acquires Rare Masterpiece of American Art by Fitz Henry Lane

Released: September 21, 2015

An archetype of American painting by Luminist master Fitz Henry Lane (1804–65), entitled Ship in Fog (oil on canvas, ca. 1860), has been acquired by the Princeton University Art Museum. The painting dramatically bolsters the museum’s esteemed holdings of American art, particularly American Luminism, and will substantially increase the collection’s utility as a research and teaching resource. Ship in Fog is set in Gloucester Harbor from the vantage point of the open water, looking toward land. Lane rendered several seagoing vessels in a shroud of fog illuminated by the haz...

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Heritage's Modern and Contemporary Art, Part I: New York, is led by a sought after work from Ai Weiwei, Surveillance Camera, 2010 to be offered for the first time at auction on Oct.  28.

Heritage Auctions announces first Modern and Contemporary Art Auction in New York

Released: September 19, 2015

Surveillance Camera, 2010  – an evocative sculpture, never before at auction, by celebrated artist Ai Weiwei who has dedicated his art to champion the cause of a free and open government – leads Heritage Auctions’ fall Modern & Contemporary Art Auction to be held for the first time ever in New York on October 28. The auction’s carefully curated selection includes important works by Robert Motherwell, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and Tom Wesselman, among others; as well as a collection of five works from a Distinguished New York Collection featuring works by Richard Diebenkorn...

Irving Penn, Dior Fur Scarf (Jean Patchett), New York.  Date printed 1990, Date Executed 1950-51, Selenium toned silver gelatin photograph, 15 1/8 by 15 1/8 inches, courtesy of Exhibitor: Holden Luntz Gallery

FaceTime at the Fair: A Collection of Fascinating Faces to highlight The International Show

Released: September 26, 2015

A melting pot of cultures, media and millennia will mark the 27th edition of the venerable International Show, the only event of its kind in America. Founded in 1989 as the first vetted art and antiques fair in the United States, its strength and popularity lies in its vast range of collecting areas, superb quality and spectacular presentation. Sixty-seven top specialist dealers from around the world will exhibit and offer for sale a staggering selection of works of art, antiques and design, from ancient to contemporary....

"Fast-moving.  Totally engrossing.  Filled with fascinating details about Andy that even I didn't know." Pat Hackett, Andy Warhol's diarist and co-author.

Take THE TRIP with Andy Warhol

Released: September 24, 2015

On September 24, 1963, Andy Warhol kissed his mother goodbye, hopped into a Ford Falcon station wagon, and set out on his first All-American road trip. Destination, Los Angeles, where Irving Blum's Ferus Gallery was mounting an exhibition of his paintings of Elvis Presley and Elizabeth Taylor. The artist's trip turned out to be more than a scenic, cross-country sprint.  It was a classic, life-changing journey that transformed the artist from Andy to WARHOL.  From Deborah Davis, the author of Strapless, comes THE TRIP: Andy Warhol's Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure (Atria, IS...

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