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Lawton S.  Parker, Along the River Epte, oil on canvas, 25 3/4 x 22 1/4 inches

Summer Idyll

Released: June 30, 2015

Gerald Peters Gallery is showing Summer Idyll, a presentation of pleine air landscapes and figural works from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by a select group of American Impressionist painters.  Whether showing populated beaches or quiet landscapes, the works showcased in Summer Idyll are characterized by their rejection of the urban, industrialized world and the importance they place on honoring leisure time and self-reflection. Their attention is to capturing the world of American middle-class life and to expressing their belief in the restorative promise...

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"Persona" - A Group Show

Released: June 30, 2015

Persona – A Group Show ON VIEW JULY 19 - AUGUST 30, 2015 OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, JULY 19, SIX TO NINE PM RSVP Required - email, call (619) 696-1416 or via the FB event page “PERSONA" An exhibition of portraits by San Diego artists: a selection of faces and figures, both real and fanciful.   //Nationally recognized installation artist Cathy Breslaw will install a suspended art piece called “Above, Below, and Beyond” in the gallery. //Trunk Show: Erin Fader Jewelry // A chance to r...

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Texas Art Expo On Tap for October

Released: June 30, 2015

This affordable, intimate and usually packed show is open to dealer’s, galleries and self-representing artists focusing on Early Texas Art. FORT WORTH, TX–The Show and Sale of Early Texas Art will be back at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center October 9-10, 2015. Now run by Urban Art & Antiques, LLC the show was produced for more than a decade of production by the Collectors of Fort Worth Art. The show has been moved to October from August at the request of dealers. “This is and has always been a well-attended, targeted show,” says Eric Miller, co-owner of Urban Art & A...

Arthur Burdett Frost (1851-1928), English Snipe, 1895, watercolor and gouache, 14 by 21 ½ inches, Estimate: $40/60,000

Copley’s Tenth Annual Sporting Sale Returns to Plymouth, July 24-25, 2015

Released: June 30, 2015

Copley Fine Art Auctions will hold its tenth annual Sporting Sale on July 24th and 25th. The event will be hosted at the Radisson Hotel in historic Plymouth, Massachusetts. This year, with the tenth anniversary, there are some exciting adjustments to the auction schedule. The sale will take place on one day, Saturday, July 25th, with Friday, July 24th given over to an auction preview party from 5:30PM to 7:30PM, a decoy and sporting art dealer show, and other special events.  On Saturday, July 25th, bidding on over 530 lots will begin at 10AM, with preview times running from 8AM un...

Whitney Museum of American Art.  Photograph by Ed Lederman

Whitney Museum Announces New Officers for Board of Trustees

Released: June 29, 2015

The Board of Trustees of the Whitney Museum of American Art have elected Neil G. Bluhm and Laurie M. Tisch as Co-Chairmen, and Richard M. DeMartini as President, effective July 1, 2015. In the role of President, Mr. DeMartini, the Board’s former treasurer, succeeds Mr. Bluhm. As Co-Chairmen, Mr. Bluhm and Ms. Tisch succeed Robert J. Hurst and Brooke Garber Neidich, who led the Board for the past seven years through the Whitney’s transition from its longtime Upper East Side building to its new home in the Meatpacking District, and will continue to serve as trustees. The Museum’s widely accl...

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Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), Wind River Country Wyoming, ca 1860, oil on canvas, 28.25 x 39.50

Jackson Hole Art Auction announces new highlights & seeks consignments

Released: June 29, 2015

Jackson, Wyoming – September 18-19, 2015 – Trailside Galleries of Jackson, WY and Scottsdale, AZ, in partnership with Gerald Peters Gallery of Santa Fe, NM and New York, NY are pleased to present the ninth annual Jackson Hole Art Auction. The Session I sale will be held midday on Friday, September 18 at Trailside Galleries in downtown Jackson Hole. The Session II sale will be held on Saturday, September 19 at the award-winning Center for the Arts venue. Both sessions will be led by auctioneer Jason Brooks. New auction highlights include Albert Bierstadt’s masterwork Wind River Country,...

Crucifixion I, 1969, oil on canvas, 42 x 72

Lawrence Fine Art to Exhibit Work by Pioneering Feminist Artist Eunice Golden at Art Southampton

Released: June 30, 2015

Lawrence Fine Art will exhibit early work by pioneering feminist artist Eunice Golden at Art Southampton, July 9-13. The Gallery will feature Crucifixion I and Crucifixion II. In these abstracted sexual landscapes, Golden mixes geology and anatomy to create works of biomorphic lyricism. "No review of pioneering feminist artists  is complete without the inclusion of Eunice Golden," said Gallery Director Howard Shapiro.  "Others would include Judy Chicago, Miriam Schapiro, Hannah Wilke and Joyce Kozloff."  "Each of these artists would go in her own direction over time, b...

“The Fountains at Night, World’s Colombian Exposition,” 1893, oil on canvas, by Winslow Homer.  Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

First Major Survey Exploring Night in American Art Opens at Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Released: June 28, 2015

The first major museum survey dedicated to scenes of night in American art from 1860 to 1960—from the introduction of electricity to the dawn of the Space Age—opens at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA) this June. Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art explores the critical importance of nocturnal imagery in the development of modern art by bringing together 90 works in a range of media—including paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and sculptures—created by such leading American artists as Ansel Adams, Charles Burchfield, Winslow Homer, Lee Krasner, Georgia O’Ke...

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Edward Hopper, Universalist Church, 1926.  Watercolor over graphite on cream wove paper.  Laura P.  Hall Memorial Collection

Painting on Paper: American Watercolors at Princeton on View

Released: June 28, 2015

Rarely on view due to their sensitivity to light, the Princeton University Art Museum’s extensive holdings of American watercolors are distinguished by their quality and breadth as well as by the institution’s sustained commitment to the collection’s growth over time. Painting on Paper: American Watercolors at Princeton presents 90 selections from this remarkable collection, supplemented by select loans, providing a potent overview of American art as well as a survey of the importance and evolution of watercolor painting in the U.S. since the early 19th century. Among the note...

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Scott Grieger, United States of Anxiety, 33.5" x 46", chalkboard paint on paper, 1995

Signs & Alarms: The Art of Margaret Nielsen & Scott Grieger, 1970-2015

Released: June 30, 2015

Two-Part Exhibition Curated by Peter Frank Opens at Temporary Space LA in July   Two-part exhibition celebrating the works of Margaret Nielsen & Scott Grieger, curated jointly by the artists and noted critic Peter Frank. The 4,000 square foot exhibition will present works selected from two careers spanning 45 years.    The exhibition will feature a digital overlay accessed via on-site iPads. The digital exhibition includes a timeline showcasing the artists’ finished works and studies juxtaposed against world events and the personal happenings of the artist. T...

A framed Fuller Paint advertising from the 1920s is part of the pop culture in Witherell's summer auction.

Klima's Antiques, Crego Civil War and more make Witherell's summer auction biggest yet

Released: June 25, 2015

With nearly 500 lots, Witherell’s summer auction, running online July 1 to 15, 2015, is stacking up to be the biggest yet for the Sacramento, Calif-based company. With the personal antique collection of Sutter Creek’s Klima’s Antiques, part of the Crego Civil War collection and more, the July 11th preview has been moved to the warehouse across the street from Witherell’s gallery to accommodate all the items. From Los Angeles to Sutter Creek, Earl and Rae Klima ran their antiques store for more than 40 years, amassing a vast trove of pop culture, collectibles and more. Their perso...

This matched pair of modernist, 14k gold wedding bands by celebrated Greenwich Village designer, Sam Kramer, are estimated to realize $1,000 - $2,000 by E.M.  Wallace as part of the Summer Delights auction, with online bidding offered by Invaluable.

E.M. Wallace Auctions & Appraisals Partners with Invaluable to Offer Exclusive Online Bidding on the June 28th Summer Delights Auction

Released: June 25, 2015

Invaluable, the world’s leading online live auction marketplace, today announced that it has partnered with E.M. Wallace Auctions & Appraisals, a premier auction house based in Central Florida, to make the June 28th Summer Delights auction available for online bidding exclusively through the Invaluable platform.  The auction is scheduled to take place on June 28, 2015, starting at 12:00pm EDT, and will feature everything from jewelry and coins to French crystal and fine art. Bidders can view the full catalog on and bid online in real-time during the live auction. ...

Enfilade en Turquoise, by Kam Tin 2013, 151 x 67 x 50 cm, courtesy of 88-Gallery (Hong Kong)

A Sargent Landscape, Unseen Works by Monet and Warhol and The Empress Eugenie Pearls Among Highlights at This Year's Masterpiece London

Released: June 23, 2015

Masterpiece London, the summer’s leading international cross-collecting fair for art, antiques and design, will take place at the Royal Hospital Chelsea from 25 June – 1 July 2015 (Preview on 24 June). Supported by Principal Sponsor, the Royal Bank of Canada, the Fair sits at the heart of the capital’s busy summer art and auction season. Last year, the art market generated over half a billion pounds worth of art sales during the week of Masterpiece, and the Fair is delighted to support and promote this culturally significant time for London and the United King...

Aristodimos Kaldis, "Pan-Hellenic #2", 1950, oil on canvas, 40 c 60

Lawrence Fine Art to Highlight work by El Anatsui, Aristodimos Kaldis, Albert Paley and Knox Martin at Art Southampton

Released: June 24, 2015

Lawrence Fine Art is pleased to announce that it will exhibit at this year's Art Southampton, running from July 9-13.  Please note the new location: Nova's Ark, just off Scuttlehole Road, in East Hampton. "This is our second appearance at Art Hamptons.  We couldn't be more pleased to be showing among such a fine roster of galleries and presenting to such a discerning and sophisticated audience," said Gallery Director Howard Shapiro.  The gallery will show for the first time new work by acclaimed Ghanian artist El Anatsui. Anatsui is well-known for large scale...

M.S.  Rau Antiques's main gallery space, displaying their varied collection of fine art and antiques.

M.S. Rau - A Leader In Art Marketing Practices And Art Business

Released: June 23, 2015

Shae Chambers, Marketing Manager, and Lori Paige, Chief Marketing Officer, of M.S. Rau Antiques (, recently spoke with The Curator's Eye ( about their century-long history, client-centric approach to selling antiques, and extensive marketing efforts, which include a very significant online component. A Storied One-Hundred Year Old Gallery Succeeds In The 21st Century M.S. Rau Antiques was founded by Max Rau in the French Quarter of New Orleans in 1912. Originally, they specialized in Victorian furniture, glass and decorative iron works. Over...

Drunk with Turpentine No.  14, 1979, Oil and Oil Stain on Board, 19x15

Robert Motherwell: A Centenary Exhibition

Released: June 22, 2015

June 27 - August 29, 2015 Jerald Melberg Gallery is pleased to present Robert Motherwell: A Centenary Exhibition, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the famed American artist’s birthday. The exhibition features collages, paintings and works on paper highlighting several of the artist’s hallmark styles and periods, including the Elegies, the Lyric Suites, and the Open Series. Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) is unquestionably one of the most significant American artists of the twentieth century. In the 1940s, Motherwell became the youngest member of a group of artists known as the Abst...

Verboeckhoven - Hens & Chicks in Farmyard

Fine Art, Jewelry and Ephemera Lead Schwenke Annual Spring Fine Estates Auction

Released: June 22, 2015

On Sunday June 14th, Schwenke Auctioneers held its anniversary spring fine estates auction with an offering of over 450 lots of freshly consigned estate property from estates in Greenwich, New Haven, Bloomfield, West Hartford, Bethel, Litchfield, Woodbury and Southbury CT; Scarsdale, Mamaroneck, Hastings-on-Hudson, Bedford and New York City NY, featuring property from the estate of Gisbert H. Flanz, noted international constitutional law scholar and author. The auction included Mid-Century Modern decorative arts, American, English and Continental decorative arts, folk art and American coun...

Corita Kent, the juiciest tomato of all, 1964.  Screenprint.  Collection of Jason Simon, New York.  © Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles.  Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College.

The Harvard Art Museums Present Corita Kent and the Language of Pop

Released: June 20, 2015

The Harvard Art Museums has announced the upcoming special exhibition Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, on display September 3, 2015 to January 3, 2016 at Harvard before travelling to the San Antonio Museum of Art, where it will be on view February 13 to May 8, 2016. The exhibition is curated by Susan Dackerman, the former Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Curator of Prints at the Harvard Art Museums (2005–2014) and current consultative curator of prints. Corita Kent was an activist nun who juxtaposed spiritual, pop cultural, literary, and political writings alongside symbol...

Trevor Bell, Blue Radial, 1985.  Acrylic on canvas.  96 x 140 inches

Trevor Bell: Thrust – Major Exhibition of Renowned British Artist at Waterhouse & Dodd, NYC

Released: June 23, 2015

WATERHOUSE & DODD ANNOUNCES TREVOR BELL’S FORTHCOMING SOLO EXHIBITION Thrust (paintings from 1959 to the present day) 960 Madison Avenue, New York City   Exhibition: June 24 – July 18, 2015 This June, Waterhouse & Dodd brings to New York a major show by one of Britain’s greatest Wost-War abstract artists, Trevor Bell. The large-scale, powerfully executed paintings included in the exhibition demonstrate that the artist's vigour and power as a painter remain undiminished after over 60 years as a practicing artist. Some of these works have never been shown befor...

"Ceremonial Dancers" (1948) - One of five works in the exhibition from the artist's Atomic Series.

Caldwell Gallery Hudson solo show of Julio de Diego (1900-1979)

Released: June 18, 2015

Caldwell Gallery Hudson is pleased to present an exhibit of 15 works by Julio de Diego (1900-1979). Born in Spain, de Diego came to America in 1924, settling in Chicago. The artist began exhibiting regularly at the Art Institute of Chicago, culminating in a one-man show in 1935. He continued to travel and exhibit extensively throughout the 30's and 40's, with much of his interest and art created in response to war, strife, and the human condition. In Homage to the Spanish Republic (1938) de Diego makes a poignant statement about the cost of the Spanish Civil War. Blue Pri...

Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (1819-1905), The Last Shot

Arthur Tait fires The Last Shot at Gray’s June 30

Released: June 18, 2015

The British born, naturalized American citizen Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait only painted twenty-two paintings in his Western series of which "The Last Shot" (Lot 14) is most certainly one of the most dramatic. This series was completed in his first ten years in America after his arrival in 1852. Tait's fascination with western life began when he was a young man, employed as a living mannequin for George Catlin’s Indian Gallery in Manchester, England to depict through costume, makeup and performance an “Indian of the West”. High action paintings captured the public's attention and were immort...

This bronze statue by Erte, titled Astra, will be sold at auction Sunday, June 28th, by Ahlers & Ogletree in Atlanta.

Works by Erte, Thieme, Henri, others will be sold by Ahlers & Ogletree, June 28th in Atlanta

Released: June 18, 2015

ATLANTA, Ga. – Over 600 exceptional lots from prominent local estates and collections – to include original artwork, Asian objects, estate jewelry, European and American period furniture, decorative accessories and more – will be sold at a Summer Estates Auction slated for Sunday, June 28th, by Ahlers & Ogletree, in the firm’s gallery at 715 Miami Circle (Ste. 210) in Atlanta. Doors will open at 10 a.m. Eastern time and the auction will get underway promptly at 11 a.m. Internet bidding provided by, and This auction comes on the heels...

Hyde Solomon (American, 1911-1982) Painting, Inland Sea (Lot 235, Estimate $3,000-$5,000)

Impressive Range of 20th Century Design at Auction, June 20th

Released: June 16, 2015

BOSTON, MA – June 16, 2015 – Skinner, pleased to announce its June 20th auction of 20th Century Design, featuring over 500 lots of intriguing offerings, many fresh to market. “Design collectors and enthusiasts will find much to appreciate in this auction, with strong collections of Italian design, Dunbar furniture, Scandinavian design, mid-century American Modern, and early 20th-century pieces on the block. The majority of material in this auction was acquired when it was made, and has remained with the current consignors until now – allowing us to bring numerous p...

Jasper F.  Cropsey (1823-1900), Starrucca Viaduct, 1896, Oil on canvas, 46 1/4 x 68 1/2 inches, Bequest of Richard M.  Scaife, RMS.274

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art Honors Legacy of Richard M. Scaife

Released: June 16, 2015

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is pleased to announce that after a unanimous vote, the Board of Trustees has re-named the Director/CEO position held by Judith O’Toole, “The Richard M. Scaife Director/CEO.” A 2005 recipient of the museum’s Westmoreland Society Gold Medal as “Distinguished Patron,” Mr. Scaife supported the Museum during his lifetime through gifts of art, personal funds and those donated through the Allegheny Foundation. Posthumously, Mr. Scaife gifted The Westmoreland with approximately 220 works of art and $5 million to support the current Capital & Endowmen...

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Charles Courtney Curran (American, 1861 – 1942) A Spray of Goldenrod , 1916.  Oil on canvas.  Private collection

American Impressionism Blooms in The Artist's Garden at Chrysler Museum of Art

Released: June 16, 2015

Celebrate the bountiful beauty of flowers with the masterpiece exhibition The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920. The show profiles some of the finest art of the early 20th Century, when gardening became a favorite pastime of the American middle class, inspiring artists to plant their easels outdoors and paint with stunning results. This traveling exhibition, on view in the Museum’s Norfolk Southern Special Exhibition Gallery from June 16 through September 6, 2015, illuminates the intertwining stories of this Garden Movement and the work of America’s...

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