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Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988)

Pérez Art Museum Miami Presents First Major Exhibition Focused on Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Notebooks

Released: August 23, 2016

Through October 16, 2016, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) presents Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks, an exhibition showcasing Jean-Michel Basquiat’s rarely seen notebooks, filled with poetry fragments, wordplay, sketches and personal observations. These unique documents offer an intimate look to the artist’s oeuvre, embodying themes of street life, popular culture, world history, race and class. This exhibition features 160 notebook pages, related objects, works on paper and large-scale paintings. Complimenting the exhibition, PAMM has added works from Miami including collaborative painting...

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Lothrop Holmes (1824-1899), Black-Bellied Plover, c.  1880, Sold for $144,000

Copley’s Sporting Sale 2016 Flies to $1.4 Million

Released: August 23, 2016

Copley Fine Art Auctions (, the nation’s premier sporting art auction house, continued to build its market dominance when it realized over $1.4 million in sales at the Sporting Sale 2016, held on July 24th in Plymouth, Massachusetts. There was robust bidding across all categories, including paintings, prints, folk art, and antique and contemporary decoy carvings. The auction was 90% sold by lot, extending Copley’s stellar track record. The top painting lot of the sale was Andrew Wyeth’s watercolor Terns on Little Green Island, Maine, which sold for $63,000. In second was no...

Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei, installation, 2016, The Andy Warhol Museum

Due to Popular Demand, The Andy Warhol Museum Extends the Exhibit Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei

Released: August 21, 2016

The Andy Warhol Museum announces its celebrated exhibition Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei has been extended through Sunday, September 11, 2016. The exhibition opened at The Warhol during a free community day June 3, 2016, following Ai Weiwei's visit to Pittsburgh for his sold out talk at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland the previous evening. The Warhol has seen record-breaking attendance for the months of June and July, and August is on its way to break the month’s attendance record as well. This major international exhibition featuring two significant artists of the 20th and 21st centuries—Andy ...

Joseph Siffred Duplessis (French, Carpentras 1725–1802 Versailles).  Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790).  1778.  Oil on canvas.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931.

Famed Portraits of Benjamin Franklin by Duplessis on View in Focus Exhibition at The Met

Released: August 17, 2016

Several works depicting the brilliant writer, inventor, politician, patriot, and statesman Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), who has been the subject of hundreds of portraits, will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in a focused exhibition opening on August 22. The most famous of these was painted by Joseph Siffred Duplessis (1725–1802), Louis XVI's official portraitist, after Franklin arrived in Paris in 1776 to seek French support for the American war of independence. Portraying Franklin in a red coat with a fur collar, and with an astonishingly elaborate frame decorated with his ...

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Lot 2095: George II Mahogany Serving Table, $8K–12K


Released: August 18, 2016

Lambertville, NJ – East meets West in Rago’s Coins and Currency auction on Friday, September 9 and its Great Estates auction Saturday, September 10.   Coins and Currency: Friday, September 9 at 3:30 p.m., 121 lots   Featuring a mix of American, World, and Ancient Coins as well as a nice collection of Type Coins in PCGS old rattler holders. Several numismatic rarities including a 1893-CC $20.00 Gold Coin graded AU55 and featured on the PCGS website, a U.S. 1854 10C Coin in a PCGS rattler holder graded MS66, a U.S. Proof 1872 Seated Liberty $1.00 Coin in a PCGS rattler holder graded ...

National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington.

Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture To Open After 100 Years in the Making

Released: August 17, 2016

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will open on the National Mall Sept. 24, but the effort to build the museum began more than 100 years ago. The inaugural exhibit, “A Century in the Making,” explores the journey toward fulfillment of this long-held dream, providing an overview of the century-long struggle that began in 1915 and its culminating achievements. Additional inaugural exhibits in the History Galleries of the new museum: Slavery and Freedom; Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: Era of Segregation 1876–1968; and A Changing America: 1...

Wolf Kahn, Cypress Rows, 1963 Oil on canvas, 25 x 30 ¾”

Early Work Of Wolf Kahn at Boston's ACME Fine Art This Fall

Released: August 16, 2016

“I was using the language of abstract painting to play my own games.” - Wolf Kahn ACME Fine Art in Boston has announced the gallery’s Fall exhibition: WOLF KAHN: EARLY WORK. The exhibition will focus on a single decade of Kahn’s early career, the 1960s. This was an important decade in which Kahn’s work garnered the critical acclaim that helped establish his trajectory towards becoming one of America’s favorite contemporary landscape painters. The exhibition will feature fifteen works—fourteen oil paintings and one pastel—that demonstrate Kahn’s artistic arc during this pivotal decade. Ma...

Haynes’ new London gallery at 70 Pimlico Road

PIMLICO GOES POP: Rare and Previously Unseen Works by Pop Art Idol, Andy Warhol, Unveiled at November 2016 Launch Exhibition as Haynes Fine Art Opens New Gallery in Pimlico Road, London

Released: August 16, 2016

One of the UK’s largest privately-owned art dealerships, Haynes Fine Art, has opened a new gallery at 70 Pimlico Road, on the borders of Belgravia and Chelsea in London.  Focusing on modern and contemporary art, the gallery’s launch exhibition from 3rd November to 7th December 2016 features a collection of rare and previously unseen works by Pop Art legend Andy Warhol.   Pimlico Road Design District, London SW1 is the capital’s premier destination for interior design and art, close to Sloane Square, Knightsbridge and Buckingham Palace. Tony Haynes, Managing Director of Haynes Fine Art,...

John Singer Sargent, Mrs.  Carl Meyer and her Children, 1896, oil on canvas.  Tate Britain, bequeathed by Adèle, Lady Meyer 1930, with a life interest for her son and grandson and presented in 2005 in celebration of the lives of Sir Anthony and Lady Barbadee Meyer, accessioned 2009, T 12988.

John Singer Sargent Bravura Painting Mrs. Carl Meyer and her Children Focus of Exhibition at the Jewish Museum

Released: August 15, 2016

Few paintings by John Singer Sargent better exemplify his artistic prowess as a portraitist than Mrs. Carl Meyer and her Children. Seductive and revealing, this bravura painting captures the world of a privileged English family of Jewish origin during the late Victorian era. On view at the Jewish Museum in New York from September 16, 2016 through February 4, 2017, John Singer Sargent’s Mrs. Carl Meyer and Her Children will highlight this remarkable portrait - contextualizing it with other family portraits, ephemera, documents, personal correspondence, and caricatures. On loan from the Tat...

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Film still from Andy Warhol, Sunset, 1967.  16mm film, color, sound, 33 minutes.  © 2016 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute.  All rights reserved.  Film still courtesy The Andy Warhol Museum

Mesmerizing 'Sunset' Film by Andy Warhol On View at Menil Collection

Released: August 15, 2016

Beginning August 19, the Menil Collection in Houston will present Sunset – a film by Andy Warhol commissioned by John and Dominique de Menil in the mid- 1960s for a proposed ecumenical chapel at the 1968 San Antonio World’s Fair. The presentation of the film, organized by Curator Michelle White, includes a daily screening in the museum’s east temporary gallery at 6pm every evening the museum is open (through Jan. 8, 2017). The de Menils asked Warhol to create a work of spiritual significance to be displayed in a contemplative space, a concept similar to what they were establishing for th...

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Released: July 13, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   DANIEL DUST SOLO SHOW: DARK HEAVENS   San Diego, CA - July 13, 2016 - The Sparks Gallery (530 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101) is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by Daniel Dust “DARK HEAVENS.”   The artist presents brand new works for his solo show, “Dark Heavens”. Daniel Dust’s hyperreal paintings have been meticulously hand painted in grand scale.   Exhibition Dates: August 27 – October 23, 2016 Opening Public Reception: August 27, 2016:  6 – 9 pm Free event but RSVP required via

One of an exceptional set of eight Tiffany Studios glass windows, crafted in New York in 1913 and expected to gavel for $400,000-$600,000.

Set of eight Tiffany Studios windows, crafted in 1913, expected to fetch $400,000-$600,000 at Fontaine's Sept. 10 auction

Released: August 15, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – An exceptional set of eight multi-layered glass windows, executed by Tiffany Studios in New York, dated 1913 and depicting The 8 Beatitudes of Jesus (from Matthew 5: 3-10), is expected to realize $400,000-$600,000 at an antique estate auction slated for Saturday, Sept. 10th, by Fontaine's Auction Gallery, at 1485 Housatonic Street in Pittsfield.   The windows use multiple layered glass, including drapery, enamel decorated and cameo cut glass. Each 48 inch by 23 ¾ inch window depicts an angel figure with blue banners, having purple cameo cut scripture. Each window is...

Lot 229: Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert (1865–1926), Brüllende Löwen, oil on canvas, 44 3/4 x 83 1/2 in, Estimate: $200,000–$300,000

Jackson Hole Art Auction Presents the Tenth Annual Sale & Full Catalog

Released: August 12, 2016

Jackson, Wyoming – September 16-17, 2016 – Trailside Galleries and the Gerald Peters Gallery are pleased to present the tenth annual Jackson Hole Art Auction, scheduled for September 16-17, 2016 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Both sessions will be held at the award-winning Center for the Arts in downtown Jackson Hole. Jason Brooks will serve as auctioneer. Session I artwork will be available for complete preview at Trailside Galleries on Thursday, September 15th from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM MDT. Session II artwork can be previewed at the Center for the Arts on Friday, September 16th between 10:...

Roly Poly Brownie tin litho tobacco tin, Mammy, Mayo's Cut Plug | Estimate $300-600

Lamps, Crocks, & Clocks highlighted in August 30th Hybrid Auction

Released: August 12, 2016

William Bunch Auctions is hosting their end of summer Hybrid Auction. A hybrid sale is a cross between a catalog auction and a regular biweekly sale. An array of higher-end items will be available for online bidding through Live Auctioneers and Invaluable while other lots will only be purchasable by live in-house bidders. The auction starts at 10am on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016.   The sale is freckled with an array of American decorative arts and antiques, including Victorian Gone with the Wind lamps, oil lamps, occupational shaving mugs, Roly Poly Brownie tobacco tins, WWII Propagan...

Gregory Van Maanen, Female Bust, 1992; paint on wood; 48 x 30 in.

John Michael Kohler Arts Center presents "Gregory Van Maanen: A World We Cannot See"

Released: August 11, 2016

Gregory Van Maanen: A World We Cannot See, the first in a series of five exhibitions exploring the desire to escape the anxieties and pressures of contemporary living, is now on view at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wis. The exhibition runs through November 6.   While some artists interpret the idea of escape with an outwardly focused sense of adventure or a thrill-seeking impulse, others shift their attentions to inner worlds. Among the latter are artists such as Gregory Van Maanen (NY), who employs creativity as a means to survive the difficulties of civilian life...

Raven Servellon, "Fractalverse", Ink on Paper, 18 x 24 in, 2016

Emerging Self-Taught Artist Creates "Optrickal Delusions" at Coagula Curatorial

Released: August 9, 2016

RAVEN SERVELLON – VELVET SUNFLOWER September 3 – October 2, 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 3 from 7-11pm Coagula Curatorial is pleased to present new works by Raven Servellon in her second solo show with the gallery. A self-taught artist based in Los Angeles, Raven Servellon creates "optrickal delusions" using marker and ink on paper, layering intricate & playful imagery which interweave a multitude of references, both political and personal. Raven Servellon considers her labor intensive drawings as the next generation of Op Art.  They certainly are optic...

Exquisite displays abound at the Adirondack Museum’s Antiques Show and Sale, Saturday and Sunday, September 17 – 18, 10 a.m.  – 5 p.m.

Two Adirondack Antiques Shows Offer Ultimate Antiquing Adventure

Released: August 9, 2016

Adirondack Mountains Antiques Show in Indian Lake, N.Y., and Adirondack Museum Antiques Show and Sale in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y., work together to present range of rustic antiques during the height of the mountain fall foliage season.   From all compass points, and distances near and far, dealers in high quality antiques from across the country are converging in the Adirondack wilderness for two signature events, the Adirondack Mountains Antiques Show in Indian Lake, N.Y., held Wednesday, Sept. 14, through Sunday, Sept. 18, and the Adirondack Museum  Antiques Show and Sale, held Satu...

Stan Brodsky, Roaming Hues, 2016, oil and paint stick on canvas, 24 x 20

Lawrence Fine Art to Present "Works in Progress: Artists in their 80s and 90s"

Released: August 10, 2016

Lawrence Fine Art will open "Works in Progress: Artists in their 80s and 90s" with a reception on August 20 from 6:30-9:00 pm. The group show will include work by Stan Brodsky, Paul Resika, Harriette Joffe, Athos Zacharias, Amaranth Ehrenhalt and Diana Kurz. The show concludes a series of exhibitions and presentations also called "Works in Progress." "'Works in Progress', a season-long series of exhibitions, showcases artists pushing forward beyond already full careers," explained Gallery Director Howard Shapiro. “The art market is so hyper-contemporary today. People tend to equate conte...

Jonas Lie (American, b.  Norway, 1880–1940), "Bridge and Tugs," 1911–15.  Oil on canvas, 34½ x 41½ inches.  Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; Museum purchase with funds provided by C.  L.  Morehead Jr., GMOA 2001.179.

Georgia Museum of Art to show art of Brooklyn Bridge this fall

Released: August 8, 2016

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present the exhibition “Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883–1950,” from Sept. 17 to Dec. 11, 2016. “Icon of Modernism” includes 42 paintings, watercolors, works on paper and photographs that all take the Brooklyn Bridge as a subject. Sarah Kate Gillespie, the museum’s curator of American art, chose works of art created between the completion of the bridge (1883) and the mid-20th century to show how artistic representations of it changed over time, even as it symbolized modernity for different generations. ...

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Stephen Pace, Untitled (60-17), 1960, Oil on Canvas, 81 x 70 in.


Released: August 8, 2016

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, AUGUST 8, 2016 - Berry Campbell is pleased to present an exhibition of Abstract Expressionist paintings (1950-62)—some previously never exhibited—by Stephen Pace (1918-2010). Pace is well known for two bodies of work: the dynamic abstract paintings he produced from 1949 to 1962 and the freely rendered figurative art, based in abstract principles, that he created subsequently. This exhibition features the former, shedding light on the exploratory and inventive work Pace created in the context of the New York art scene in the postwar period, a time when artists drew from ...

OPEN CALL to ARTISTS: Win A SOLO Show, "Sweet 16" Juried Show

Released: August 5, 2016

SWEET 16 2016 Juried Show Sixteen Artists will be selected for the exhibit and ONE artist will win a SOLO SHOW at COAGULA CURATORIAL Gallery in Los Angeles JUROR: Andi Campognone (Director/Chief Curator, Museum of Art & History, Lancaster) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Entry Fee: $24 Enter by August 27 to submit two images for the juror to see CLICK HERE TO ENTER - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - This is our second annual juried show.  The 2015 Juried show TEN TOP ARTISTS was j...

Figure with printer’s tray, 1989, Courtesy of artist and PDNB Gallery, Dallas, TX

Geof Kern: Life, Death, Beauty and Garbage, Selected Work Pictures 1987-1997

Released: August 5, 2016

PDNB Gallery is pleased and honored to present Geof Kern's second solo exhibition this fall. It will highlight work from 1987-1997. This time frame marks one of Geof Kern's (b. 1950, New York City) most recognized periods of innovative fashion/advertising/editorial photography in his career.  His photographs are conceptual, often including surrealist references. Kern manipulated the medium (pre-photoshop) using multiple exposure, collage, photo sculpture and dioramas that soon catapulted his presence in the commercial photography world.  During this remarkable decade, his clients i...

Emory Douglas, Paperboy Remix, 2013.  Courtesy of Emory Douglas Artist Rights Society (ARS), NY.  Photo courtesy of Art Resource, NY.

Identity Politics at American University Museum This Fall

Released: August 4, 2016

On the eve of historic presidential election, early fall shows explore American identities. Early fall exhibits at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center are open Sept. 6 through Oct. 23. It Takes a Nation: Art for Social Justice with Emory Douglas and the Black Panther Party, AFRICOBRA, and Contemporary Washington Artists, in the museum’s Alper Initiative for Washington Art space, features a wide-ranging exhibit of political and visual content providing a cross-generational conversation of social justice in America. On display for the first time in Washington, D.C.,...

“Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House”

21 Architects Imagine Designs For Frederic Edwin Church's "Summer House"

Released: August 4, 2016

David McAlpin, a principal at Fradkin & McAlpin Architects, is among a group of 21 noted architects and landscape architects, including Steven Holl, Laurie D. Olin, Peter Pennoyer and Diana Balmori, who have been invited to solve a mystery that is more than 130 years old.  Each was asked to submit a design for “the Summer House” at Olana, the Hudson, New York, estate of the great American landscape artist Frederic Church. Mr. McAlpin’s design and those of his 20 colleagues will be exhibited at a show entitled “Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House,” which opens...

Milton Rogovin, "Untitled," from the series "Working People, Amherst Foundry," 1979.  Gelatin silver print; 10 x 8 inches; Gift of Mr.  and Mrs.  Jon Vein.

SJMA to Present Milton Rogovin's Photographs of the Working Class August 18-March 19

Released: August 5, 2016

The San Jose Museum of Art will showcase the work of American photographer Milton Rogovin in an exhibition on view August 18, 2016 – March 19, 2017. Life and Labor: The Photographs of Milton Rogovin comprises thirty-eight black-and-white photographs by the self-proclaimed social documentary photographer. Rogovin photographed “the forgotten ones,” as he called them, including people from working class neighborhoods and multi-ethnic communities. Drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the San Jose Museum of Art, this exhibition presents photographs from three series: “Lower West Side...

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