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“School of the Americas” by Bo Bartlett is included "The Things We Carry" at the Gibbes Museum.

The Gibbes Museum of Art Reopens after Two-Year, $13.5 Million Renovation

Released: May 30, 2016

the Gibbes Museum of Art reopened its doors to the public after an extensive two-year, multimillion-dollar renovation. The 111-year-old museum houses a premier collection of more than 10,000 works telling the story of American art. In addition to the museum’s permanent exhibitions, the Gibbes will showcase six to eight special exhibitions per year to promote creativity, introduce new art forms and provide perspective on larger community issues. “When the Gibbes Museum opened in 1905, the nation celebrated what Charleston has always understood: the power of art to inspire our imagination,...

This limited-edition bronze sculpture by the Russian artist Erte (1892-1990), titled Madame Butterfly, will be sold June 18th in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Artworks by Erte, Warhol. Gehry, others, plus Mid-Century Modern furniture pieces will headline a June 18th Florida auction

Released: June 1, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Wonderful Mid-Century Modern furniture creations by the father-son team of Philip and Kelvin LaVerne and the German-born New York designer Karl Springer, porcelains, sterling silver, bronzes, art glass, sculptures, estate jewelry, Chinese jade, antiquities and more will all come up for bid on Saturday, June 18, at Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery.   The auction will start promptly at 1 pm Eastern time, in the firm’s showroom located at 809 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach. In addition to the abovementioned offerings, the auction will also feature a large a...


Released: April 25, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   LARRY CAVENEY SOLO SHOW: SUPER FREAKS   San Diego, CA – April 25, 2016  - The Sparks Gallery (530 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101) is pleased to announce local artist Larry Caveney’s solo show, “Super Freaks”, opening June 11, 2016.   Caveney will be exhibiting an array of abstracted superheroes and villains in his solo show at Sparks Gallery. Beer and wine sales on opening night will benefit the California Veterans Legal Task Force (   Exhibition Dates: June 11 – August 21, 2016 Opening Public Reception: June 11, 2016:  6 – 9 ...


Released: April 20, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ALLIED CRAFTSMEN OF SAN DIEGO ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION   San Diego, CA - April 20, 2016  - The Sparks Gallery (530 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101) is pleased to host the Allied Craftsmen of San Diego annual juried exhibition, opening May 13, 2016.    This annual exhibition has come to define the current contemporary practices of the group and exemplifies the groups’ mission of producing work that pushes the limits of their chosen medium.   Exhibition Dates: May 13, 2016 - July 14, 2016 Opening Public Reception: May 13, 2016:  6 – 9 pm (RSVP required via...

Portrait Figurative Art competition winners!

Released: May 23, 2016

The art of portraiture is not just about the ruling class or the wealthy. Today, portraiture art is about capturing the essence of humanity one moment at a time. This month the artists who participated in the Portrait / Figurative Art competition and exhibition captured the angst, the gentleness, the soulfulness, as well as the beauty of everyday life of people worldwide. For the month of April, Contemporary Art Gallery Online received entries for: paintings, photography and digital art, also mixed media categories; as part of the Portrait / Figurative Art competition. Winners were ann...

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Lot 37: Important Chinese Export 'Lady Washington States China' Plate, ca.  1796, d: 9 3/8 in.  $25,000-50,000

Bid Now: Grogan and Company's JUNE AUCTION

Released: May 31, 2016

On Sunday, June 5th Grogan & Company will hold its annual June Auction, featuring over 400 lots of fine art, jewelry, silver, decorative arts, furniture, and Oriental rugs. The sale will begin at noon with an impressive selection of over 100 lots of of fine American paintings, furniture, and decorative arts from the estate of a Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts gentleman. Highlights from this important estate include a Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926) oil portrait, a Chinese export plate designed for Martha Washington in 1796, a tall case clock with works by Joseph Gooding, and a secretar...

American Sculptor Elizabeth Tuk delivered the keynote address, “All of us who create chase our curiosity, our passion, our crazy ideas, expose our vulnerabilities are undeterred by failure.  We turn impossible into possible and this inspires everyone around us.  This is success.”

Laguna College of Art and Design Bestows Degrees on Largest Graduating Class In History

Released: May 27, 2016

As of Monday, May 23rd at 5:00 p.m., one hundred twenty-three students became graduates of Laguna College of Art and Design’s (LCAD) class of 2016. President Jonathan Burke with James R. Mellor, chair of the board of trustees conferred undergraduate degrees in Animation, Design and Digital Media, Drawing and Painting, Game Art and Illustration. Peter Zokosky, chair of LCAD’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) programs in Drawing and Painting, conferred four graduate candidates earning MFA degrees in painting and two post-baccalaureate certificates. LCAD’s class of 2016 is the largest graduating...

Ivan Toth Depeña, Lapse, 2016, augmented reality app and The Visions (mural screen capture), 2016, Locust Projects, Miami.

Artist Ivan Toth Depeña Launches Miami-Wide Augmented Reality Artwork

Released: April 30, 2016

Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places, The John. S and James L. Knight Foundation, and Locust Projects, Miami’s longest running experimental art space, announce the launch of Lapse on May 30, a major public art commission by Miami native, Charlotte-based artist Ivan Toth Depeña. Lapse consists of six interwoven components: The Visions and The Collective, a series of publically accessible murals; The Sounds, a GPS-based audio soundscape discoverable on Miami’s downtown MetroMover; The Writings, a virtual prose experience in Museum Park; The Sculpture, an augmented experience triggered by...

Willem de Kooning, East Hampton II, 1968: Realized $802,000

Heritage solidifies its middle market position exceeding $6.8M in Modern and Contemporary Art auctions

Released: May 25, 2016

A record-setting season of fresh-to-market Modern & Contemporary Art surpassed $6.86 million and set a house record during Heritage Auctions’ spring offering, including its first auction dedicated to Prints & Multiples. “Once again, we proved Heritage’s distinct competitive advantages in the middle market,” said Frank Hettig, Director of Modern & Contemporary Art. “Last spring our auction reached $3.8 million and unlike other houses where sales have dramatically reduced in size, we have grown selling more six-figure works than ever before.” The New York sale held May 2 was ...

Shaker Red-stained Sewing Desk, c.  1830 (Lot 15, Estimate $20,000-$30,000)

Single-Owner Collection Leads Skinner’s June Shaker Auction

Released: May 24, 2016

MARLBOROUGH, MA – May 24, 2016 – On Saturday, June 4 at 10 AM, Skinner, Inc. will present at auction The Shaker Collection of Erhart Muller in its Marlborough, MA gallery. The auction will showcase the last of the pioneering Shaker collections to be offered to the public, along with additional Shaker objects from other private collections.   The Collection of Erhart Muller   Erhart Muller, who died at 105 years old, remained enthusiastic and passionate throughout his life about Shaker furniture and utilitarian objects and their association with the many Shakers he befriended beginn...

Single-action Colt revolver sold for $500,000 at Witherell's Old West Show May 6 and 7

Single-action Colt revolver tops the bill at Witherell's Old West Show

Released: May 24, 2016

Despite the newly discovered Billy the Kid tintype debuting at Witherell’s Old West Show in Grass Valley, Calif., May 6 and 7, 2016, the talk of the show was a single-action Colt revolver that sold for $500,000. “That gun is arguably the best Colt single-action known,” said Brian Witherell, Witherell’s chief operating officer and a featured appraiser on Antiques Roadshow.  Dealers also sold a wooden Cigar Store Indian for $30,000; a Wells Fargo strong box for $25,000; a Buffalo Brewing advertising calendar for $17,000 and a bronze for $10,000. Witherell had re-configured the lay-out ...

DETAIL: Edmund William Greacen, In Miss Florence’s Garden, 1913.  Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, A Private Collector

Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas Captures the Spirit of Gardens that Inspired Artists at the Turn of the 20th Century

Released: May 22, 2016

The New York Botanical Garden continues to explore the connections between the plant world and the arts through captivating flower shows and fine art in its upcoming exhibition, Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas, from May 14 through September 11, 2016. During this Garden-wide exhibition, visitors will experience the horticultural inspiration behind American Impressionism as well as view more than 20 Impressionist artworks. In the Seasonal Exhibition Galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, visitors will stroll through an American Impressionist garden inspired by the paintings...

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This 15th century watercolor and gouache on vellum painting, titled The Ascension and measuring 10 inches by 10 inches (sight) in a later frame, will be sold May 28-30 in Amesbury, Mass.

Medieval 15th century watercolor and gouache on vellum will be featured at John McInnis' May 28-30 auction

Released: May 23, 2016

AMESBURY, Mass. – A three-session Memorial Day weekend auction featuring a vast array of items from prominent estates in the Boston area – to include the Hoes family of Wayland, direct descendants of President James Monroe, plus a fabulous collection out of Bolton – will be held on May 28th, 29th and 30th by John McInnis Auctioneers, in the firm’s gallery at 76 Main Street.   Session I, on Saturday, May 28th, starting at 4 pm Eastern time, will feature vintage clocks and pocket watches, including French, English and American examples, and an outstanding collection of model steam engine...

This bronze sculpture by 19th century French artist Henri Emile Adrien Trodoux, titled Boxer Dog and a Rat, signed, four inches tall, will come up for bid June 4-5 in New Orleans, La.

Bronze figural sculpture by 19th century French artist Henri Trodoux will be sold June 4-5 in New Orleans

Released: May 24, 2016

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A “prostitute’s box” from Dodge City, Kansas dating to around 1900, a fine collection of 20th century Meissen figures, a handsome 19th century English George II-style inlaid carved walnut chest-on-chest, and a bronze sculpture by 19th century French artist Henri Emile Adrien Trodoux, titled Boxer Dog and a Rat, will all come up for bid June 4th and 5th.   They’re just a few of the expected star lots in a weekend estates auction planned by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. Lots 1-650 will be sold on June 4t...

Mary Cassatt, Augusta with Her Forefinger on Her Cheek, oil on canvas, 27 x 22 1/2 in., $100,000-200,000

Mary Cassatt Oil Portrait Leads Grogan and Company's June Auction

Released: May 23, 2016

On Sunday, June 5th Grogan & Company will hold its annual June Auction, featuring over 400 lots of fine art, jewelry, silver, decorative arts, furniture, and Oriental rugs. The sale will begin at noon with an impressive selection of over 100 lots of of fine American paintings, furniture, and decorative arts from the estate of a Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts gentleman, the highlight of which is undoubtedly Mary Cassatt’s striking oil portrait, Augusta with Her Forefinger on Her Cheek, which measures 26 ¾ x 22 3/8 in. and carries an estimate of $100,000-200,000. In the portrait, Augusta...

Susan Vecsey, Untitled (Black/Blue), 2015, Oil on linen, 74 x 74 in.  Courtesy Berry Campbell

Susan Vecsey | Recent Paintings

Released: May 20, 2016

 SUSAN VECSEY OPENS AT BERRY CAMPBELL GALLERY   NEW YORK, NEW YORK, MAY 19, 2016 - Berry Campbell is pleased to present recent paintings by Susan Vecsey.  This much anticipated exhibition will feature over twenty newly completed paintings and works on paper.  Vecsey’s elegant and minimal abstract compositions still retain elements of her earlier oeuvre: soft lines, ethereal atmospheres, and fields of raw linen. However, her new work, which is often large in scale, distinguishes itself through a heightened sense of drama characterized by bold geometric shapes, strong diagonals, and o...

Vernal Pool with Willows, 2003.  Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches.

'Anne Lyman Powers: Seven Decades of Painting' on view at Childs Gallery

Released: May 20, 2016

Childs Gallery, Boston is pleased to present Anne Lyman Powers: Seven Decades of Painting, an exhibition bringing together still lifes, landscapes, and figural works spanning the Boston area artist’s prolific career. A survey of Powers’ oeuvre demonstrates a long-standing and continued interest in the relationship of subject and object – the subject of the painting, whatever it may be, and the painting as an object itself: its composition, color, and texture. Powers deftly marries these aspects to create works that evoke thoughts and feelings reflecting upon both visual and emotional exper...

Kimberly Orcutt.  Photo by Michael Benabib

Kimberly Orcutt Appointed Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum

Released: May 19, 2016

The Brooklyn Museum is pleased to appoint Kimberly Orcutt as Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art. Orcutt, currently the Mellon Curator at Large for American Art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, is the former Henry Luce Foundation Curator of American Art at the New-York Historical Society. She has also held curatorial positions at the Harvard Art Museums and at the Bruce Museum in Connecticut. Orcutt succeeds Teresa Carbone, who held the position from 1985 to 2015 and is the current Program Director for American Art at the Henry Luce Foundation.  Orcutt organized and contributed to...

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John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925) In the Luxembourg Gardens, 1879 Oil on canvas, 25 7/8 x 36 3/8 in.  Philadelphia Museum of Art: John G.  Johnson Collection, 1917, Cat.  1080.  Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

'Electric Paris' Exhibition Lights Up Bruce Museum

Released: May 19, 2016

Paris had been known as the City of Light long before the widespread use of gaslight and electricity. The name arose during the Enlightenment, when philosophers made Paris a center of ideas and of metaphorical illumination. By the mid-nineteenth century, the epithet became associated with the city’s adoption of artificial lighting: in the 1840s and 1850s, gas lamps were first widely installed, while electric versions began to proliferate by the end of the 1870s. Even as rivals, including Berlin, London, New York, and Chicago, increased the quantity of light in their rapidly electrified cit...

N.C.  Wyeth (1882-1945), He Rode Away, Following a Dim Trail Among the Sage, 1909, oil on canvas, 38 x 25, Estimate: $500,000–$700,000

Jackson Hole Art Auction announces new highlights, including N.C. Wyeth masterwork

Released: July 16, 0005

Jackson, Wyoming – September 16-17, 2016 – Trailside Galleries and the Gerald Peters Gallery are pleased to announce 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. New highlights include N.C. Wyeth’s masterwork He Rode Away Among the Sage, Following a Dim Trail. The 38 x 25 oil on canvas, dated 1909, is estimated at $500,000-$700,000. The painting hails from an important private collection and is f...

Rose Art Museum announces Sam Hunter (pictured in photo) Emerging Artist's Fund

Rose Art Museum Announces Sam Hunter Emerging Artists Fund

Released: May 19, 2016

(Waltham, MA) – Christopher Bedford, Henry and Lois Foster Director of The Rose Art Museum, has announced the Sam Hunter Emerging Artists Fund, designed to discover promising artists, and the acquisition of the fund’s first work, American painter David Schutter’s “MMA 636 a2.”  The initiative is named after Sam Hunter, the Rose Art Museum’s founding director, whose keen insights and guiding principles continue to influence the path of the museum. In 1962, a $50,000 gift from Leon Mnuchin and Harriet Gevirtz-Mnuchin allowed Hunter to make a series of astute collecting decisions, acquiring...

Lot 75 Charles Sheeler, New York #3 - Study, gouache and pencil, 1950.  Estimate $100,000 to $150,000.

American Modernism and Scenes of New York Headline Swann Galleries’ June American Art Auction

Released: May 18, 2016

On Thursday, June 9, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of American Art featuring works of early American modernism and a recently discovered Hudson River School painting.              Headlining the sale is New York #3–Study, a 1950 gouache and pencil on paper by American modernist painter and photographer Charles Sheeler. The painting is characteristic of Sheeler’s work around 1950, which reduced objects and buildings to colorful, planar forms. New York #3–Study depicts an abstracted Rockefeller Center, with attention paid to the shadows on 30 Rockefeller Center and the International...

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This original painting by the renowned science fiction artist Chesley Bonestell is part of an archive of the artist's work that will be sold June 15th.

Original artworks by sci-fi legends Chesley Bonestell and Joe Kubert will headline Philip Weiss's June 15th auction

Released: May 18, 2016

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – Original illustrations and paintings by the renowned science fiction artist Chesley Bonestell (Am., 1888-1986), original cover art from the legendary comic book artist Joe Kubert (Am., 1926-2012), rare and highly desirable Disney production cels and collectible ocean liner memorabilia will all come up for bid on Wednesday, June 15th, at Philip Weiss Auctions.   The 550-lot sale, slated to begin promptly at 10 am Eastern time, will be held in Philip Weiss Auctions’ gallery, located at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook. An eclectic mix of fine, high-end and unusual pieces from...

Edward Hopper.  Gas, 1940.  The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Mrs.  Simon Guggenheim Fund, 1943.  © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY.

'America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s' at Art Institute of Chicago

Released: May 17, 2016

What is American art? That is a question the country’s artists asked and answered in myriad ways during the decade spanning the economic crash of 1929 through America’s entry into World War II. With economic downturn at home and the rising threat of fascism abroad, artists of the time applied their individualized visions of the nation to rethinking modernism. The Art Institute of Chicago exhibition "America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s," from June 5, 2016–September 18, 2016, brings together 50 works by some of the foremost artists of the era—including Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Ke...

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Edvard Munch: The Dance of Life, 1925.  © Munchmuseet

' Johns + Munch' Exhibition in Oslo Explores Artistic Connections of Two Masters

Released: May 17, 2016

Johns + Munch, organized with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, opens at the Munchmuseet (Munch Museum) in Oslo on June 18 and examines the connection between Edvard Munch's work and one of the truly great names in contemporary art – Jasper Johns. Never before has there been such a comprehensive exhibition of Johns' art in Scandinavia. Johns (born in 1930) made his breakthrough on the American art scene in the latter half of the 1950s, with paintings based on widely known symbols like the American flag, targets, numbers and letters. His art broke with the subjective and spontaneous paint...

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