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© William John Kennedy | Homage to Warhol’s Flowers | 1964 | The Warhol: Museum Edition © Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.  | Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

London Exhibition Showcases Rediscovered Warhol Archive

Released: November 30, 2015

WARHOL IN LONDON: BEHIND THE LENS OF WILLIAM JOHN KENNEDY DEBUTS IN UK EXHIBITION, LIMITED EDITION BOX SETS AVAILABLE DUSTY BOX HEADED FOR THE RUBBISH REVEALS IMPORTANT WARHOL ARCHIVE KIWI Arts Group is now presenting WARHOL IN LONDON: BEHIND THE LENS OF WILLIAM JOHN KENNEDY, a month long pop-up exhibition on Chiltern Street in London from the 25th November to the 20th December. Featuring over 20 black & white and color photographs of Andy Warhol that until recently had laid hidden in a dusty box. It will be the first time the collection has ever been exhibited in the United Kingdo...

Leon Loughridge "Haybarn," wood block print

Works on Paper features Master Printmakers Leon Loughridge, Joel Ostlind

Released: November 30, 2015

The Ann Korologos Gallery presents the work of acclaimed printmakers Leon Loughridge and Joel Ostlind in the upcoming “Works on Paper” exhibition. Opening with an artists’ reception on December 11, 5 to 7 pm., the exhibit will feature etchings and woodblock prints on paper. According to gallery Director Julia Novy, “Both artists are masters who know how to use paper to its greatest effect.” Loughridge’s works are reduction style woodblocks hand-printed on a 1920 Vandercook Flatbed Letterpress. Ostlind’s medium is copperplate etchings. Both require both finely honed drawing skills and the...

Lot 296 A Platinum & 14kt White Gold Diamond Ring.

Gems Jewelry and Gifts Galore

Released: November 30, 2015

With the holidays fast approaching, Gray’s December 9th auction holds a wonderful collection of fine art, furniture, and a brilliant group of jewelry. Among other treasures, lot 294, an 18 karat Yellow Gold Lady’s Graduated Diamond Necklace, stands out for its graceful shape and pairs nicely with its companion Tennis bracelet, lot 295.  Another striking pair are lots 289 and 290, An 18kt. Yellow Gold, Aquamarine and Diamond Ring, and matching pendant. And a unique piece, Lot 296 is an outstanding platinum and 14 karat white gold diamond ring, fabulously retro with it’s a-symmetrical desi...

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), Venetian Tavern, oil on canvas, The James W.  and Frances Gibson McGlothlin Collection

McGlothlin's $200 Million Gift of American Art Unveiled at VMFA

Released: November 27, 2015

Longtime patrons James W. and Frances Gibson McGlothlin have given their collection of 73 works to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for permanent installation in the McGlothlin American Art Galleries. The value of the McGlothlin Collection exceeds $200 million and the public got its first view of the collection at the VMFA on November 24. “We originally intended to give these paintings to VMFA after our lifetime,” Jim McGlothlin said, “but we’ve recently decided it’s more important for them to reach the hundreds of thousands of patrons who visit the museum. We would rather share in the p...

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This large gilt bronze statue of the Virgin Mary, shown trampling a serpent on an orb, 40.5 inches tall, is expected to sell for $5,000-$7,000.

Massive 1,000-lot auction will be held Dec. 12-13 by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans

Released: November 30, 2015

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The complete liquidation of Peacock’s Estate Jewelers – the iconic fine jewelry store on Royal Street in the New Orleans French Quarter – plus Part 2 of items from Twin Oaks – the onetime home of author Robert Penn Warren in Prairieville, La. – will headline a massive two-day auction event slated for December 12th-13th by Crescent City Auction Gallery. The sale will be held in Crescent City’s gallery, at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, starting at 10 a.m. Central time both days. Lots 1-650 will be sold on Saturday, lots 651-1,000 on Sunday. Featured will be Fre...

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach 2015: Norman Lewis in the Spotlight

Released: November 24, 2015

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery will feature the work of Norman Lewis in our forthcoming 2015 Art Basel Miami Beach Booth (#K4).   Known for his calligraphic compositions often in procession, Norman Lewis (American, 1909-1979) was a vital member of the first generation of abstract expressionists. He was the sole African American artist of his generation who became committed to issues of abstraction at the start of his career and continued to explore them throughout his lifetime. Lewis’ art derived energy from his vast interests in music – both classical and jazz - as well as nature, ancient ...

Hayward Oubre, (American, 1916-2006), Eternal Woman, c.  1956, plaster, 30" x 9.4"x 8.4", Provenance: the estate of the artist Exhibitions: Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture, and Prints, by Negro Artists, Atlanta University Annuals, 1957.  $16,000 - $18,000

Important African American Fine Art to be Sold at Auction

Released: November 24, 2015

More than 60 works by African American artists of the 20th century to be sold by Treadway Toomey Auctions Treadway Toomey Auctions announces its December 5th auction will feature a session of African American artwork curated by specialist Thom Pegg. This important grouping of fine art includes 20th century works in various mediums, including paintings, prints, sculpture, collage, assemblage, and photographs. A highlight of the session is a major work titled Entombment by Bob Thompson, whose art has been the subject of numerous museum shows and is collected by private collectors and ins...

This E.  Howard No.  43 astronomical floor regulator soared to a record price of $254,100 at Fontaine's November 14 auction.

E. Howard & Company No. 43 astronomical floor regulator clock soars to a record $254,100 at Fontaine's Nov. 14th auction

Released: November 25, 2015

PITTSFIELD, Mass. –An E. Howard & Company (Boston) No. 43 astronomical floor regulator clock, 105 inches tall and in fine operating condition, soared to $254,100 at Fontaine's Auction Gallery's two-session clock and antique auction held Saturday, Nov. 14th, in the firm’s gallery at 1485 Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. It was a new world auction record for an E. Howard No. 43. Fontaine’s is no stranger to setting new auction records for E. Howard clocks. In an auction held in 2014 – on Nov. 22-23 – the firm set a new world auction record for any E. Howard clock at auction when a No. ...

Filippo Tarchiani, Tobias and the Angel.  Firenze, 1576 - Firenze, 1645.  Oil on canvas, 136 by 173 cm - 53,5 by 68,1 in.

Miami Art Masters Debuts During Miami Art Week

Released: November 25, 2015

Miami Art Masters Debuts During Miami Art Week New, By-Appointment-Only Art Fair Showcases Historical Masterpieces Alongside Contemporary Art and Design in a Specially Curated “Collector’s Residence” on Hibiscus Island December 2 – 6, 2015 | Press and VIP Previews Tuesday, December 1 | Hibiscus Island, Miami Beach For its inaugural exhibition and sale, Miami Art Masters will take place December 1st through December 6th, 2015 at an exclusive, private residence on Hibiscus Island, located between South Beach and Downtown Miami. Designed by award-winning architects, Touzet Studio, the ...

Sheraton Work Table sold for $18,000 in Eldred's Fall Americana Auction.


Released: November 24, 2015

East Dennis, Mass. – Seven phone bidders chased an exquisite needlework sampler to a sale price of $28,800, more than 50 times its pre-sale estimate of $500/1,000, at Eldred’s annual Fall Americana, Paintings & Maritime Art Auction, held November 19-21. Also selling at the same price was a Circa 1805 Aaron Willard tall-case clock that retains its original paper label from the Boston clockmaker; the clock had a pre-sale estimate of $10,000/15,000. Nearly 600 bidders took part in this eclectic auction that included more than 1,300 lots of paintings, fine furniture, sporting art, collecti...

Untitled silver necklace by Alexander Calder (1898-1976) to be offered in Grogan & Company's December 6th auction with an estimate of $40,000-60,000.

Calder Necklace to be offered at Grogan & Company's December Auction

Released: December 1, 2015

Among the high quality selection of fine art, jewelry, decorative arts, and Oriental carpets to be offered at Grogan & Company's December 6th action, they are poised to present a silver necklace made by Alexander Calder (1898-1976) for his great-niece, Nanette Calder Hayes Sexton (1943-2015). While most renowned for his sculptures and mobiles, Calder was a highly celebrated and sought after jeweler who frequently gifted pieces to his nearest and dearest, among them this necklace. Nanette, named for her great grandmother, Nanette Lederer Calder, was born in Berkeley, California and grew...

NORMAN LEWIS, “Too Much Aspiration,” 1947 (opaque watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper).  | L.  Ann and Jonathan P.  Binstock © Estate of Norman W.  Lewis

Newark Museum Acquires Norman Lewis Work Just Before PAFA Retrospective Opens

Released: November 21, 2015

On November 5, the Newark Museum Board of Trustees approved the acquisition of a major work by the Abstract Expressionist painter Norman Lewis (1909-79). Untitled, 1953 was acquired from Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in New York. “This rare painting, previously in the collection of the artist’s Estate, features Lewis’s calligraphic brushwork in a series of sweeping vertical forms. It’s remarkable both for its scale and for its bold abstract composition. Untitled, 1953 reflects the confidence and virtuoso painting of an important figure in the New York School at the height of his career,” sai...

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Above Sonoma Valley by Joe Mancuso, 11”x14” pastel

Small Works Holiday Art Show Opens November 27th at Solvang Antiques

Released: November 21, 2015

Solvang Antiques together with Judith Hale Gallery announces their annual Small Works Show opening November 27th and running through December. Solvang Antiques Fine Art Gallery will be celebrating the opening with a reception for the artists and public on Saturday, November 28th from noon to 4pm. There will be refreshments and an opportunity for the public to visit with the attending artists. The gallery will be featuring a different artist demonstration each Saturday from noon to 4pm during this major show. Opening the show on Saturday, November 28th will be Dirk Foslien and Nancy Phelp...

This stunning and rare marqueterie de verre glass vase by Emile Galle sold for $89,600 at the October 29 auction.

Rare and important glass vase by Emile Galle (Fr., 1846-1904) soars to $89,600 at A. B. Levy's October 29th auction

Released: November 23, 2015

PALM BEACH, Fla. – An important and rare glass vase by Emile Galle sold for $89,600 and a patinated bronze sculpture by Lynn Chadwick brought $96,000 at a 342-lot auction held by A. B. Levy’s, in the firm’s gallery at 211 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. The auction consisted mostly of Modern, antiques, fine art, silver, jewelry and glass, and grossed a little more than $2 million. The Galle vase was marqueterie de verre, a glass-making technique in which colored pieces of semi-molten glass are set into the body of a glass vessel before it hardens. It was first introduced by Galle himself, wh...

Pair Belknap Fok Art Portraits

Previews of Schwenke Holiday Fine Estates Auction Open Thursday, November 19th

Released: November 19, 2015

On Sunday November 22nd Schwenke Auctioneers will sell over 430 lots in its Holiday Fine Estates Auction. The sale begins at 11:00 am with an eclectic and diverse offering of 235 lots of Mid Century Modern, American, English, Continental and Asian decorative arts, consigned from estates and consignors from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. Beginning at 2:00pm the Stevenson Americana/Folk Art Collection will be sold. The Stevenson Collection includes over 200 lots of fine 17th and 18th century American furniture, primitive and folk art paintings and portraits, and a vari...

Maxfield Parrish classic brings $1 million at Heritage Auctions.

Maxfield Parrish Tops Heritage's $4.2+ Million American Art Sale

Released: November 18, 2015

Maxfield Parrish’s classic Jason and His Teacher, published as a 1909 frontspiece by Collier's magazine, sold for more than $1 million Nov. 16 in Heritage Auctions’ fall American Fine Art Auction in New York. The $4.2 million auction set several world records, including the most valuable painting ever sold by artist Stevan Dohanos. His 1950 Saturday Evening Post cover Menemsha, Massachusetts, Post Office soared to $167,000, against a $40,000 estimate. “Our last three American Fine Art auctions have been powerhouses – a trifecta of stellar results,” said Aviva Lehmann, Director of America...

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Man Ray—Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare, at the Ny Carlsberg Glypotek, in Copenhagen.

Terra Foundation Announces $8.4M in Grants in FY2015, More than $66M since Grantmaking began a Decade Ago

Released: November 18, 2015

The Terra Foundation for American Art announced today that more than $8.4 million was awarded in fiscal year 2015 (July 1, 2014–June 30, 2015) for nearly 70 initiatives and partnerships worldwide, including: A new visiting professorship at the University of Oxford; An international essay prize; The symposium “Wordstruck: American Artists as Readers, Writers, and Literati” at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, in Lublin, Poland; and Several exhibitions, such as Warhol Underground, at the Centre Pompidou-Metz, and Man Ray—Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare, ...

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PAULINE PALMER (1867-1938) Girl with Red Parasol.  Oil on panel, 24 x 20 inches.  Signed lower left

Hawthorne Fine Art announces the opening of Electrical in Movement: American Women Artists at Work (1825-2015)

Released: November 18, 2015

Hawthorne Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening of its upcoming exhibition, Electrical in Movement: American Women Artists at Work (1825-2015), November 19, 2015—January 29, 2016. Featuring a diverse group of women artists who were active throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the exhibition seeks to examine the unexpected skill and dexterity which these women contributed to the profile of American painting. The paintings on view span nearly a century, bridging a broad range of styles and subject matter: from familiar and fittingly feminine landscapes, fashion ...

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Andy Warhol’s celebrated Campbell's Soup Box (Chicken Rice), 1986, sold for $293,000

Fall Modern & Contemporary Art surpasses $7.3 million at Heritage Auctions

Released: November 16, 2015

Andy Warhol’s celebrated Campbell's Soup Box (Chicken Rice), 1986, sold for $293,000 – nearly twice expectations – in Heritage Auctions’ Modern & Contemporary Art Auction, Part II. The Nov. 14 auction concluded the firm’s fall Modern & Contemporary Art auctions. Sales surpassed $7.3 million and set a house record. “We presented interesting works by today’s most sought-after artists. The results prove Heritage is a strong competitor in this market,” said Frank Hettig, Director of Modern & Contemporary Art at Heritage Auctions. “We have high expectations for next season and are...

Pair of Belknap Folk Art Portraits

Stevenson Americana/Folk Art Collection Featured With Eclectic Decorative Arts at Schwenke Holiday Fine Estates Auction

Released: November 13, 2015

Many Fine Artworks Offered, To Include Rare Group of Seven Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita Gouaches On Sunday November 22nd Schwenke Auctioneers will sell over 430 lots in its Holiday Fine Estates Auction. The sale begins at 11:00 am with an eclectic and diverse offering of 235 lots of Mid Century Modern, American, English, Continental and Asian decorative arts, consigned from estates and consignors from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. Beginning at 2:00pm the Stevenson Americana/Folk Art Collection will be sold.  The Stevenson Collection includes over 200 lots of fine 17...

Michael Charron, "Arborglyph Mysteries," oil on canvas, 36 by 36 inches

Michael Charron: Pictorial Essays from Colorado Journeys 2015 Set To Open In Denver

Released: November 12, 2015

The Gilmore Art Center will open an exhibition of Colorado conceptual realist artist Michael Charron's work at its Denver location on November 17, 2015. The opening reception for "Pictorial Essays from Colorado Journeys 2015" will take place on Thursday, November 19 from 4-7pm, featuring over forty new paintings by the artist, refreshments, and live music. "Pictorial Essays from Colorado Journeys 2015" is a group of scenes painted in Colorado, particularly within and around the Zirkel Wilderness. The artist, Michael Charron, accessed the Zirkel Wilderness backcountry via llamas throughou...

Rare Litchfield County, Connecticut Highboy, circa 1730.  Lot 1399 in Eldred's Americana, Paintings & Maritime Art Auction


Released: November 12, 2015

East Dennis, Mass. – An expansive yachting scene by English maritime artist Montague Dawson and a pair of portraits by Ammi Phillips that descended in the family of the sitters are the expected top earners in Eldred’s upcoming Fall Americana, Paintings and Maritime Art Auction, being held November 19-21. The wide-ranging sale, which features a private collection of mechanical banks and items from an important Martha’s Vineyard estate, includes more than 1,300 lots of paintings, fine furniture, Oriental rugs, sporting art, collectibles and much more. Other significant lots include a cir...

Signed and numbered lithograph by Salvador Dali, with viewer, titled Christ of Gala, 57 inches by 48 inches.

Signed and numbered Dali lithograph has been added to Stevens Auction's already packed Nov. 21st sale

Released: November 13, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fifteen gowns and dresses previously owned by Whitney Houston, some worn on-stage and others at events and galas, plus some of the late singing legend’s personal effects – such as pins, costume jewelry and other stage items – will be sold at public auction on Saturday, Nov. 21st, by Stevens Auction Company, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Resort. The Whitney Houston items are the undisputed stars of the auction, but also sold will be many fine antique items, pulled from prominent estates and collections from Texas to the East coast. Included will be priceless Ameri...

Robert Lobe, “Rock and Leaf Study”, 2007.  Hammered galvanized iron.  43”x39”x18”

The West Broadway Gallery to Launch with Exhibition of Work by Robert Lobe and Neil Jenney

Released: November 11, 2015

Metallic reliefs and prints by Robert Lobe and new paintings and prints by Neil Jenney will inaugurate The West Broadway Gallery, a new, Soho, pop-up art space. Located at 383 West Broadway, 4FL - 646-335-5155, the gallery will be open to the public Sundays and Mondays only from 11am - 8pm and by appointment. There will be a reception to celebrate the gallery’s opening and the inaugural exhibition on Sunday, November 15 from 6-8pm. The exhibition will on view until January 14, 2016.   The West Broadway Gallery’s mission is to exhibit Realism and Abstraction of the Idealized sort. Ideal...

Francis Augustus Silva, River Scene, 1873

The American Art Fair Celebrates its 8th Year

Released: November 11, 2015

The American Art Fair celebrates its eighth year from November 15-18, 2015 at the Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, New York City. The Fair marks the beginning of American Paintings week in New York. Inaugurated in 2008, The American Art Fair is the now the only one that focuses on American 19th and 20th century works and features hundreds of landscapes, portraits, still lifes, studies, and sculpture exhibited by 17 premier specialists.   Participants include Adelson Galleries, Avery Galleries, Driscoll Babcock Galleries, Conner Rosenkranz, DC Moore Gallery, Debra Force Fine ...

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