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Erin Johnson (American, b.  1985) Digital stills from Heavy Water, 2018, Digital video © Erin Johnson

Telfair Museums Presents Contemporary Spotlight Exhibition with Erin Johnson

Released: October 17, 2018

SAVANNAH, GA. Telfair Museums presents a Contemporary Spotlight exhibition with artist Erin Johnson (American, b. 1985). The immersive video and sound installation titled Heavy Water is a new commission that resulted from the artist’s past year-and-a-half spent researching the region and learning about the complex relationships at the Savannah River Site (SRS).   On view October 5 through March 3, 2019, at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Heavy Water investigates the social and political implications of the SRS, specifically in relation to the free-ranging, wild dogs living on the site....

Still from WonderLust (Triana Davis).  © Jeffrey Gibson 2018.

Mississippi Museum of Art to Debut New Work by Jeffrey Gibson

Released: October 16, 2018

The Mississippi Museum of Art’s Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) is pleased to debut the results of a summer 2018 residency with New York-based contemporary artist Jeffrey Gibson, who is currently featured in the Museum’s exhibition Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer. An in-process edit of Gibson’s new video artwork, titled WonderLust, will be screened at the Museum in Jackson during a half-day program on Saturday, November 3 from 3-7 PM called “WonderLust: Materiality and Movement in Mississippi.” The approximately 15-minute long nonlinear video artwork features a diverse group of M...

Amanda Grieve - Muscle Memory

ARC Select: The Modern Muse

Released: October 16, 2018

There is also a third kind of madness, which is possession by the Muses, enters into a delicate and virgin soul, and there inspiring frenzy, awakens lyrical.... But he, who, not being inspired and having no touch of madness in his soul, comes to the door and thinks he will get into the temple by the help of art--he, I say, and his poetry are not admitted; the sane man is nowhere at all when he enters into rivalry with the madman. - Excerpt from Phaedrus by Plato The notion of the muse, originating in ancient Greece, stems from the mythological group of sister goddesses said to inspire...

The Magnificent Sword Collection of William Koch

World Renowned Collector William I. Koch to Sell Extraordinary Historical Swords at Cowan’s

Released: October 16, 2018

The unrivaled collection is the finest assemblages of swords to ever be offered in the United States and features stunning British swords from the turn of the 19th century and historic presentation swords from the Mexican-American and Civil Wars. CINCINNATI -- Cowan’s Auctions, Inc. announced today that it plans to offer 45 magnificent swords from the collection of William I. Koch in its two-day fall Historic Firearms & Militaria auction to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 30-31. The $2 million collection features a stunning array of ornate British and American ceremonial an...

Joseph Henry Sharp, Dry Flowers, circa 1935, oil on canvas.  Gift of Lore Thorpe in memory of Kathryn V.  Thorpe, 2018

Three Joseph Henry Sharp Paintings Donated to the New Mexico Museum of Art

Released: October 15, 2018

Three paintings from renown Santa Fe artist Joseph Henry Sharp, a founding member of the Taos Artist Society, have been donated to the New Mexico Museum of Art. The donations were made by Lore Thorpe, the daughter-in-law of Kathryn V. Thorpe, the former owner/manager of Bishop’s Lodge. Joseph Henry Sharp (Sept. 27, 1859 – Aug. 29, 1953) was one of the earliest European-American artists to visit Taos, New Mexico, which he saw in 1893. During his long and prolific career as a painter, Sharp was best known for his realistic portrayal of Native Americans., and a significant body of work of s...

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Detail of photograph: Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst with his sculpture, Capricorn, 1947.  © John Kasnetsis

Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde

Released: October 15, 2018

In London, Barbican Art Gallery’s pioneering autumn exhibition Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde showcases the creative output of over 40 artist couples active in the first half of the 20th century. Drawing on loans from private and public collections worldwide, this major interdisciplinary show features the work of painters, sculptors, photographers, architects, designers, writers, musicians and performers, shown alongside personal photographs, love letters, gifts and rare archival material. Among the highlights are legendary duos such as: Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp; ...

Pencil study by the renowned American artist Andrew Wyeth (Am., 1917-2009).

Original artwork by Andrew Wyeth, Moses Soyer, Alice B. Stephens on Auction Action on BCTV, Nov. 2

Released: October 16, 2018

READING, Pa. – A 1958 Fender Stratocaster guitar in superb condition with corroborating serial number and dates on the body, U.S. and foreign coins and original artwork by names such as Andrew Wyeth, Moses Soyer and Alice Barber Stephens are just a few of the highlights that viewers can bid on when they tune in to Episode 1, Season 3 of Berks Community Television’s hit show Auction Action on BCTV, on Friday, November 2nd, at 6 pm Eastern time.   Auction Action on BCTV is a unique show that brings live auctions right into the living rooms of viewers. As before, the show will be hosted b...

Rolph Scarlett (1889-1984) Endless Universe, ca.1935.  Mixed Media on Board, 30" x 37"

'Rolph Scarlett & Walter Quirt: Missing Pages' Explores the Artists' Mid-Century Paintings

Released: October 08, 2018

In a first of its kind exhibition, two historically critical, if less popularly recognized, American painters of the 20th century – ROLPH SCARLETT and WALTER QUIRT - will be featured in an important gallery exhibit comprised of approximately twenty-five works on canvas and paper.  ROLPH SCARLETT & WALTER QUIRT: MISSING PAGES, Paintings From 1938-1962, is on view from October 13 to December 1, 2018, at Frederick Holmes And Company – Gallery of Modern & Contemporary Art, in Seattle. Scarlett and Quirt were influential painters who have often been labeled by a specific art-histori...

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Miriam Laufer (1918-1980) – Selections from the Artist’s Estate

Released: October 11, 2018

Caldwell Gallery Hudson is pleased to present an exhibition of Miriam Laufer artworks created from the mid-1950’s until her unexpected passing in 1980. Born Miriam Ickowitz in Poland in 1918, the artist spent her youth in Berlin, relocated to Palestine in 1934 at age sixteen to escape the rising threat of fascism, and finally moved with husband Sigmund Laufer to New York City in 1947. In New York she began a multifaceted career as a painter, designer, illustrator and calligraphy artist. Laufer and her husband, also an artist, were active participants in both the New York and Provinceto...

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Record Breaking, Six-Figure Prices Sends Cowan’s Fall Americana Auction Soaring to $1.4M

Released: October 10, 2018

For the first time since offering the Marge Schott Collection in 2006, Cowan’s sells four lots for over $100,000 in a single auction. CINCINNATI -- Four historic lots created a bidding frenzy that sent prices soaring past their estimates into six figures at Cowan’s Fall Americana, Including Fine & Decorative Art: Premier Auction on October 6, 2018. The $1.4M auction saw nearly 1,000 bidders participate in person, over the phone, or on one of three online bidding platforms as they competed over 537 lots.   “This really was a special auction,” said Sam Cowan, Cowan’s Director of Fi...

WILLARD LEROY METCALF, American (1858-1925), "The Road That Leads Home," oil on canvas, signed, 26 x 29 1/4 inches, Estimate:$200,000-300,000

Oil painting by William Leroy Metcalf (Am., 1858-1925) could hit $200,000-$300,000 at Shannon's Oct 25 auction

Released: October 11, 2018

MILFORD, CT. – Important American paintings from the 19th century through the contemporary era will be available during Shannon’s semi-annual American and European Fine Art Auction to be held at 6PM on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Milford, Connecticut. Featuring 238 lots, the auction will include quality examples of American Impressionism, American Coastal scenes,  Modernism and European paintings. Leading the auction is a New England landscape by American Impressionist Willard Leroy Metcalf. The painting, titled “The Road that Leads Home,” romantically depicts a quiet village scene. Me...

Property from a Private Collection, Chicago Theodore Earl Butler (1861-1936) Flag Day, oil on canvas, Painted in 1918.  (estimate: $500,000-700,000)


Released: October 09, 2018

An Important Work by American Impressionist, Theodore Earl Butler Property from a Private Collection, Chicago 100th Anniversary of Painting and Armistice of World War I on November 11 AUCTION DATE: NOVEMBER 19 New York – Flag Day, a significant work by American Impressionist, Theodore Earl Butler (1861-1936) will highlight Bonhams American Art sale in New York on November 19 (estimate: $500,000-700,000). This year marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice of World War I on November 11th as well as the painting’s execution in October of 1918.  Theodore Earl Butler was born in Colum...

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This Tiffany Studios leaded Dogwood floor lamp with a 22 inch-diameter “Holden” shaped shade with eight rows of staggered brick pattern allover mottled dogwood flowers ($50/75,000).

Fontaine’s Offers Tiffany Lamps, Fast Cars And Estate Antiques Auction Oct. 20

Released: October 11, 2018

   Expected to literally drive Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s antiques and estates auction on Saturday, October 20, at 11 am will be seven antique and vintage cars along with a select grouping of fine luxury goods ranging from Tiffany Studios lamps to silver and bronze decorative pieces. Auction previews the week of the sale are Friday 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday, 9 am. to 11 am.    This auction will feature 400 lots of antiques and fine art, including Victorian, early American, Arts and Crafts and Mid-Century furniture and accessories, 19th and 20th Century lighting, antique and classic car...

Large oil on canvas done in the manner of Winslow Homer (Am., 1836-1910), 50 inches by 75 inches, depicting a lady at a New England seashore, nicely framed, with museum labels on back.

Painting attributed to Winslow Homer will be sold at auction October 20th in Aberdeen, Miss.

Released: October 09, 2018

ABERDEEN, Miss. – The contents of the historic Adams French Mansion, belonging to Stevens Auction Company founder Dwight Stevens, will be sold on the grounds of the mansion itself, located at 301 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen, on Saturday, October 20th, starting at 9 am Central time. The sale will be conducted by Stevens Auction Company, also based in Aberdeen. A detailed video of the mansion’s interior can be seen online, at   The auction will comprise most of Mr. Stevens’s 38-year antique collection, which includes several private warehouses of highly ...

Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956), Abstract Composition No.  6, 1928, Gouache on paper laid to illustration board.  Est.  $8,000-12,000.

Auction of Fine Modern Art at Doyle

Released: October 08, 2018

Doyle's inaugural sale in the new category of Fine Modern Art will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 10am. The sale offers works by a wide range of American, European, Asian and Latin American artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Showcasing paintings, drawings, sculpture and fine prints with moderate estimates, this new sale category is certain to generate excitement among seasoned collectors and new buyers alike. This auction is a well rounded view of the modernist era from early American modernists like Abraham Walkowitz, to Abstract Expressionsit Hans Hofmann, and Cobra arti...

Oil on canvas painting by William Langson Lathrop (Am., 1859-1938), titled October Evening (1922), 30 inches by 40 inches, signed lower right ($100,300).

Oil on canvas painting by William Langson Lathrop climbs to $100,300 at Cottone Auctions

Released: October 08, 2018

GENESEO, N.Y. – Five gorgeous early 20th century Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) table lamps gaveled for a combined $465,510 and a dazzling five-carat fancy vivid yellow diamond ring slipped onto a new finger for $206,500 at a Fine Art & Antique Auction held September 29th by Cottone Auctions. The auction was held online and in Cottone’s gallery at 120 Court Street in Geneseo.   The sale featured an extensive variety of first-time offerings, including the impressive collection of Dr. Gregory Alan Zemenick, an orthopedic surgeon from Troy, Michigan with a passion for collecting Americana, Ti...

Lot 190: FERNANDO BOTERO Italian b.  1932 Oil on Canvas

Fernando Botero (Columbian, born 1932)

Released: October 05, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – 491 fresh to market items will be available to the highest bidder Thursday, October 11, 2018 with knowledgeable collectors and discerning buyers participating and competing against one another over a quality assortment of items on display at 888 Auctions. With modern art, postwar contemporary paintings and Asian antiques dotting the sale, there will be incredible interest in the items set to be offered to the highest bidder.   The star piece of the auction features an oil on canvas featuring a two figures dancing and attributed to Fernando Botero (Columbian, born 19...

Oil on paper attributed to Albert Bierstadt (Am., 1830-1902), titled Butterfly, 8 inches by 9 ½ inches unframed (est.  $25,000-$30,000).

Artworks attributed to Gauguin, Bierstadt, Benton will headline Woodshed Art Auctions' October 18th auction

Released: October 08, 2018

FRANKLIN, Mass. – Artworks attributed to Paul Gauguin (Fr., 1848-1903), Albert Bierstadt (Am., 1830-1902) and Thomas Hart Benton (Am., 1889-1975) are just a few of the expected highlights in Woodshed Art Auctions’ 184-lot Fine Art Drawings, Cartoons & Studies auction on Thursday, October 18th, online and live in 500 Gallery, at 475 Franklin Village Drive in Franklin.   Live bidding will begin promptly at 5:30 pm Eastern time. People can register and bid now, at Previews will be held at 500 Gallery starting on October 10th.   The auction will feature...

BARBARA JONES-HOGU, , “When Styling,” 1973 (screenprint).

Miami's MOCA Presents Chicago-Based AfriCOBRA Collective During Art Basel Miami Beach 2018

Released: October 04, 2018

In celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach 2018, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) will present a groundbreaking exhibition celebrating the Chicago-based AfriCOBRA collective, in conjunction with the group’s 50th anniversary. AfriCOBRA will be on display at MOCA from Nov. 27, 2018 – April 7, 2019. Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 will take place from Dec. 6 – 9, 2018. In 1968, artists Jeff Donaldson, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Barbara Jones-Hogu, and Gerald Williams founded AfriCOBRA, which stands for African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists. AfriCOBRA’s visual language is def...

Herb Alpert, Thinking Out Loud, 2018 Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 72 in.

Jazz Icon Herb Alpert Pop-Up Art Exhibition in NYC

Released: October 04, 2018

New York - Musician, vocalist, record producer, and artist Herb Alpert is a man of many talents. On view at Heather James Fine Art, New York, from October 11 through November 1, Herb Alpert: A Visual Melody will present over a dozen abstract paintings, and a few small-scale bronze sculptures. The opening reception at the gallery, 42 East 75 Street, will be on October 11, 5:30–7:30 pm. Much like his music, Alpert’s paintings and sculptures present free-flowing compositions encompassing a complex range of forms, heightened by lyrical curves and unexpected twists. His work has been exhibite...

Andy Taylor, "Little Elliott Mesa," Oil on Linen, 39 x 45 in

'Western Landscapes' showcases the heights and depths of The West

Released: October 03, 2018

Western Landscapes showcases the heights and depths of Western mountains, plains, rivers, valleys and canyons featuring Michael Kessler, Andy Taylor, Marie Figge Wise; introducing Linda Lillegraven and James Bohling with an Opening Reception on Wednesday, September 26th, from 5 to 7PM at Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt. “We are honored to introduce James Bohling and Linda Lillegraven to the Roaring Fork Valley. Bohling reveals his passion for the outdoors through vibrant, dream-like landscapes, and Lillegraven’s luminous landscapes reveal the softer, more subtle aspects of the West,” sha...

"Lincoln White House Chairs." Set Twelve American Late Classical Dining Chairs.

President Lincoln’s Chairs and Michael Jackson’s Coffee Table – Among 500 Lots of Diverse Fine Estate Property at Schwenke October 10th Auction

Released: October 02, 2018

On Wednesday, October 10th Schwenke Auctioneers will conduct its October Fine Estates Auction with a diverse offering of 502 lots consigned from several separate estates and consignors from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. The auction includes a broad selection of Asian decorative arts, American, English and Continental furniture and decorative arts, folk art and American country furniture, early English & other sterling silver, jewelry, fine art, miscellaneous decorative arts, and estate oriental rugs. Special items of interest among the Americana lots being sol...

'White Eggs, White Eggplants,' pastel on paper, 51 5/8 x 39 5/8 inches, signed and dated upper right: 'MONAFO '07'

Janet Monafo's Bold Pastels at Vose Galleries

Released: October 03, 2018

Vose Galleries is pleased to present Janet Monafo: Past & Present, an exhibition of over 40 works by the esteemed pastel artist Janet Monafo, created between the early ‘80s and today. A nationally recognized artist with a long list of accolades, Monafo is a member of the Pastel Society of America's Hall of Fame, an honor held by other renowned artists such as William Merritt Chase and Mary Cassatt. Painted from life from the top floor of her mill-building studio, Janet Monafo’s pastels make a bold statement and bring a fresh burst of color and dynamism whether they are smaller intimate...

Isabel Hunter "Palace of Fine Art, San Francisco, California, 1915"

California Women Artists of the Modern Period

Released: October 02, 2018

CALIFORNIA WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE MODERN PERIOD September 29, 2018 - March 31, 2019 Spencer Jon Helfen Fine Arts 9200 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 200 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (310) 273-8838 (phone) (website) (email) Spencer Jon Helfen Fine Arts is proud to present California Women Artists of the Modern Period, a survey of art created in California from 1915 to 1954, featuring many well-known and lesser known women artists whose stellar careers have been obscured by the passage of time. From Isabel Hunter's masterful pastel Pa...

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Oil on canvas painting by Michelangelo Lovelace, Sr.  (Am., b.  1960), titled Stand Up and Be Counted, 48 inches by 45 inches, signed and dated “10/2008” lower right, signed verso (est.  $3,000-$5,000).

Artworks by prominent African-American artists will headline Gray's October 10th auction in Cleveland

Released: October 02, 2018

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A collection of fine art by prominent and important African-American artists will be a featured part of Gray’s Auctioneers’ upcoming Fine Art, Furniture, Jewelry & Decorative Art Auction planned for Wednesday, October 10th, online and in the firm’s gallery at 10717 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland, starting at 11 am Eastern time. Asian artworks and decorative pieces will also be offered.   For those unable to attend in person, online bidding will be available through, and at and Telephone and absentee bids will a...

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