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Mark Rothko (American, born Russia, 1903–1970), No.  1, 1961.  Oil and acrylic on canvas, 101 7/8 x 89 5/8 in.  (258.8 x 227.6 cm).  National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.  Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., 1986.43.151 © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


Released: July 22, 2014

Presented in the galleries of the Clark Art Institute’s newly constructed Clark Center, Make It New: Abstract Painting from the National Gallery of Art, 1950–1975 examines the different paths taken by abstract painters in the first quarter-century of the postwar period. Masterworks such as Jackson Pollock’s Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist), Mark Rothko’s No. 1 (1961), and Lee Bontecou’s Untitled (1962) reveal how artists in America and Europe experimented with color, geometry, and material to expand the definition of painting. Make It New showcases Jackson Pollock’s Lavender Mist, one of...

Nye and Company To Auction Property From The Collection of Yogi Berra on iGavel, July 23-August 6

Released: July 22, 2014

Nye and Company has the great honor to represent the sale of Major League Baseball’s iconic New York Yankees catcher,Yogi Berra. Nearly 300 lots will be posted to, starting July 23rd through August 6th. The Bloomfield, New Jersey-based auction house will be open for public viewing from July 28th until the sale closes, including the weekend of August 2nd and 3rd from Noon to 4pm each day. With the recent sale of the Hall-of-Famer’s home in neighboring Montclair, New Jersey, where he and his wife Carmen resided since 1956, furnishings and personal affects...

Original works by Adja Yunkers to be featured on July 27th at Clarke.

Single Artist Sale is Fine Art Collector and Dealer Dream at Clarke.

Released: July 23, 2014

Clarke Auction is proud to announce the sale of over 500 works of art by Adja Yunkers, Latvian/Swedish/New York (1900-1983) in a one man sale to be held at their Westchester, NY state of the art gallery on Sunday, July 27th at 12 p.m. The Latvian artist’s collection had been in storage since he died in 1983. Usually one sees a few pieces of an artist’s work come on the market now and again but with the Adja Yunkers discovery, the July 27th sale will include the artist’s work from all different eras, styles and mediums. People will get to see the full breadth of this man’s great talent, ...

This original oil on canvas oval portrait by Louis Theodore Dube is one of two in the auction by the artist.

Two original oil portraits by Louis Theodore Dube will be sold Aug. 2nd by Stevens Auction Co.

Released: July 23, 2014

ABERDEEN, Miss. – Quality antique items from three prominent area estates – to include Federal, Empire and Victorian furniture, original works of art, hand-made Persian rugs, antique clocks, china, rare lighting and hundreds of collectibles – will all come up for bid on Saturday, Aug. 2, by Stevens Auction Company, in the firm’s gallery located at 609 North Meridian Street. Also sold will be what remains from the Walter Place auction, held on-site July 11th and 12th in Holly Springs, Miss., also by Stevens Auction Company. “These aren’t leftovers, we just ran out of time,” said Dwigh...

Roy Lichtenstein, Donald Duck, 1958.  Brush and india ink on paper.  20 1/16 x 26 1/16 in.  (51 x 66.2 cm)


Released: July 18, 2014

The Morgan Library & Museum announced today that it has received a major gift from the Estate of Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997), including twenty-one sketchbooks by the renowned artist, two of his early drawings, and several original drawings by artists who were part of his circle. The works were given to the Morgan by Lichtenstein’s wife, Dorothy, in memory of her husband. The Morgan held a critically acclaimed exhibition of Lichtenstein’s drawings in 2010, and this gift positions the institution to become a significant center for the study of the artist’s work. The sketchbooks inclu...

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"Crash One: Broken Language" at Lawrence Fine Art

Released: July 21, 2014

Lawrence Fine Art will open "Crash One: Broken Language" at its East Hampton gallery beginning Thurday, July 24 with an opening reception Saturday, July 26 from 5-8 pm.  Crash was one of the first of the 1970's subway "writers" to transition to canvas and helped pioneer the development of Street Art as a recognized art form. In 1980, Crash was signed by Sidney Janis, one of the first gallerists to promote “post-graffiti” artists. That year he also curated Graffiti Art Success for America at Fashion MODA in the South Bronx. This groundbreaking exhibition is viewed as a launching poi...

These stunning jewelry pieces will all come up for bid on Sunday, August 3rd, on-site in Newtown, Conn., as well as online.

Dazzling estate jewelry, gold and silver coins, artwork, more to be sold on-site August 3rd in Newtown, Conn.

Released: July 22, 2014

NEWTOWN, Conn. – The contents of a gorgeous 4,000-square-foot home on Silver City Road in Newtown valued at over $500,000 – 10 rooms, all of them beautifully decorated with quality items purchased 4-5 years ago and ready for immediate use – will be sold at an on-site auction on Sunday, Aug. 3rd, starting at 1 p.m. Eastern time, by Tim’s, Inc. Auctions, based in Bristol, Conn. “This is an exceptional opportunity for people to bid on items they need and can use right away,” said Tim Chapulis of Tim’s, Inc. Auctions. “It’s a blend of old and new but just about everything was purchased r...

Very Fine Antique Chinese Carved Jade Boulder on Stand

Wooten and Wooten Auctioneers: Fine Items Sold to a Global Audience

Released: July 18, 2014

Wooten and Wooten Auctioneers presents Summer Estates and Collections, a diverse catalog sale that reinforces the company’s strengths and offers a variety of stand-out pieces from prestigious, nationwide estates. In keeping with the success of online auctions, for the first time bidders will be able to participate through four online platforms, Live Auctioneers, Invaluable, Auctionzip, and Asia’s EpaiLive, in addition to in-house, phone, and absentee bidding. With its high quality items and worldwide marketplace, Wooten and Wooten sits poised at the forefront of the auction world. The July...

San Francisco -- Hawaii Overnight! Via Pan American -- To the Orient, circa 1939

"Timeless Journeys": 21st Annual Summer Poster Show!

Released: July 15, 2014

Timeless Journeys: 21st Annual Summer Poster Show! At International Poster Gallery On view through Labor Day September 2, 2014   BOSTON, MA: International Poster Gallery (IPG) proudly presents the 21st Annual Summer Show: Timeless Journeys. Travel posters awaken our dreams of adventure, nostalgia, beauty, and wanderlust perhaps more than any other poster category. Experience traveling to these exotic vistas through more than 50 posters from the Golden Age of Travel to Mid-Century Modern. Highlights include early Pan Am posters, a spectacular range of Air France posters...

A.  Mary Kay, "Zenith," 2014.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art prepares for fall debut of "State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now"

Released: July 16, 2014

On November 11, 2013, the second anniversary of the museum’s opening, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced a major new initiative to discover and exhibit recently created artwork from across the United States. As part of the initiative, museum president Don Bacigalupi and assistant curator Chad Alligood traveled to all regions of the country to visit nearly 1,000 artists in studios and conduct hundreds of hours of one-on-one conversations. Now, planning and research is complete and the museum has selected 102 artists for the resulting exhibition, State of the Art: Discovering A...

This original pen and ink soup can drawing by Andy Warhol, signed by the artist, will be sold Wednesday, July 23rd.

Andy Warhol signed pen and ink soup can drawing to be sold July 23rd

Released: July 16, 2014

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A summer sale spectacular featuring over 700 lots of historical items, militaria, posters, rare books, rock ‘n’ roll, ocean liner memorabilia, aviation collectibles and more will be held Wednesday, July 23rd, by Philip Weiss Auctions, online (at and and in the firm’s gallery at 74 Merrick Road, beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern time. Historical items will include an important collection of U.S. Revolutionary War and historical newspapers, a highly collectible grouping of 80 original JFK eulogy speeches, and a needlework (or tapestry) from the e...

"Trail of the Iron Horse" by Charles M.  Russell is expected to realize $1,500,000 - $2,500,000 through The 2014 Coeur d'Alene Art Auction on July 26, 2014, with online bidding available through

Invaluable Announces Exciting Lineup of Summer 2014 Auctions

Released: July 15, 2014

Invaluable, the world’s largest online live auction marketplace, is pleased to offer online bidding on a variety of important auction sales taking place in July and August 2014 from some of the premier auction houses around the world.  Upcoming auctions taking place this summer on the Invaluable platform will feature watches, fine jewelry and handbags, fine art, Asian art and vintage posters, as well as decoys, boats, rare books and more. A selection of noteworthy auctions offering live online bidding through Invaluable this summer follows below. Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-...

Susanna J.  Fichera Fine Art


Released: July 11, 2014

Susanna J. Fichera Fine Art's Summer Exhibition of Italian and Italian-American Art of the Twentieth Century includes works by Mirko Basaldella, Marcello Boccacci, Carlo Ciussi, Pietro Consagra, Gino Conti, Aurelio Cordaro, Alfredo Crimi, Oranzo Gasparo, Sante Graziani, Joseph Gualtieri, Rodolfo Marma, Ezio Martinelli, and Marcello Mascherini. Gallery is located at Fort Andross, Mill One, 14 Maine Street, Brunswick, Maine.  Summer hours are Thursdays and Fridays, from 10 am until 3 pm, or by chance or appointment.

George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879) Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, 1845.  Oil on canvas.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art Presents Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River

Released: July 11, 2014

On October 2, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River, a dynamic exhibition featuring 16 iconic river paintings and 50 preparatory drawings by George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879) depicting boatmen at work and play on the inland rivers, most notably the Missouri and Mississippi. The first major Bingham exhibition in more than 25 years, Navigating the West signals the importance of western rivers to the culture and economy of the developing nation in the middle of the 19th century. It also provides an unprecedented look at Bingham’...

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Ogden M.  Pleissner, The Visitors, oil on board, 16 by 20 in., ($75/85,000)

Copley’s Summer Sale Returns to Plymouth, July 25th and 26th

Released: July 11, 2014

Copley Fine Art Auctions ( is excited to announce its 2014 Sporting Sale will be held on July 25 and 26 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Copley returns to the Radisson Hotel with a cocktail reception preview on Thursday, July 24 between 5:30-7:30PM and bidding for over 550 paintings, prints, decoys, and sculpture taking place on July 25 and 26. Previews will be held between 8:30-10:30AM on Friday and Saturday, and bidding will begin at 11AM. Decoys will cross the block on Friday, July 25, with a dealer exhibition taking place between 8:00AM-4:30PM, and paintings, prints and...

Rago Auctions Announces Its Fall 2014 Auction Schedule

Released: July 9, 2014

RAGO AUCTIONS ANNOUNCES ITS FALL 2014 AUCTION SCHEDULE   Great Estates: Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13, 2014   Estate auctions bring a broad selection of exceptional, fresh-to-market American, English and Continental property from the Northeast’s fine homes, collectors and estates. Furniture; porcelains and glass; sculpture; mirrors; clocks; lighting; historic art; rugs; fine and monumental silver and plate; and coins and currency. Styles from the early Renaissance and Baroque to the Belle Époque, as well as the Chippendale, Federal, Victorian and Ren...

This oil painting by Emiliano di Cavalcanti (Brazilian, 1897-1976), titled Pescadores, is expected to hammer for $150,000-$250,000 at auction, July 26th-27th.

Original oil on canvas painting by Brazilian artist Emiliano di Cavalcanti expected to realize $150,000-$250,000 at auction

Released: July 10, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, La. – An important figural oil on canvas painting by the renowned Brazilian artist Emiliano di Cavalcanti (1897-1976), rendered in 1948 and titled Pescadores (Spanish for “Fishermen”), is expected to bring $150,000-$250,000 at an estates auction scheduled for July 26th and 27th by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue. The framed work, measuring 21 ½ inches tall by 29 ¾ inches wide, is signed lower left by the artist and depicts fishermen hauling in their netted catch, with a fishing boat and setting sun in the background. Di Cav...

Paul Evans Wall Hanging Cabinet.  Signed and Dated Paul Evans 67.

Modern Design Works Include '67 Evans at Clarke.

Released: July 9, 2014

Clarke Auction’s July 14th sale will include several midcentury design masterworks by Paul Evans, Poul Kjaerholm, Ib Kofod- Larsen, Florence Knoll, Ray & Charles Eames, and more.                The featured lot in the sale is a magnificent and large wall mounted hanging cabinet by Paul Evans. The deep relief front cabinet has a riveted metal edging, monumentally heavy fold-out doors, and dual slate insert tops.  The bottom of the left door is signed Paul Evans and is dated ’67. The beautiful 72” long piece is...

Scroll Painting signed by Xu Beihong, (19 July 1895 – 26 September 1953).  Estimate $50,000-80,000.

Garth's Summer Auction Features four sessions of Asian - Jewelry - 20th Century Design - European Decorative Arts

Released: July 7, 2014

Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers has just released a catalog of over 1,000 lots selling in four sessions during the highly anticipated two-day summer auction. The firm hopes for another round of summer fireworks in the saleroom as Asian Art and Fine & Vintage Jewelry cross the block on Thursday, July 24, and Iconic 20th Century Design and European Furniture and Decorative Arts selling on Friday, July 25. “We moved the Asian Art session to Thursday in an effort to make participating more convenient for bidders in China,” comments company President, Amelia Jeffers. “With the quality ...

Hiroko Ikegami (left) and the cover of her book The Great Migrator: Robert Rauschenberg and the Global Rise of American Art, which will be translated into Japanese with a Terra Foundation publication grant.

Terra Foundation Announces Recipients of 2014 International Academic Awards & Fellowships

Released: July 8, 2014

Today, the Terra Foundation for American Art announced the recipients of its 2014 international academic awards and fellowships, including Hiroko Ikegami, an associate professor in the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies at Kobe University. Ms. Ikegami received one of seven publication grants awarded by the foundation this year to translate her critically acclaimed book The Great Migrator: Robert Rauschenberg and the Global Rise of American Art into Japanese. “Relatively little scholarship about the historical art of the United States exists in Japanese, but we’re seeing an increas...

Artist: Malina Belcheva, U.S.  Details: Laced-in binding; full natural goatskin; engraved Moiré design, full decoration on front and back covers drawn in copper, brass and aluminum metallic powders.

International exhibit of design bindings opens in Boston July 18 at the Windgate Gallery

Released: July 8, 2014

La Couleur Du Vent (The Color of the Wind) showcases the remarkable book binding skills of 51 French, Canadian and American artists who are all graduates of l’Ecole Estienne in Paris and/or members of Les Amis de la Reliure d'Art du Canada (Friends of the Art of Bookbinding of Canada).   The free, public exhibit is open for viewing weekdays from July 18 through September 12, 2014, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm in the Windgate Gallery at North Bennet Street School, 150 North Street, Boston.   Although the printed content of all 51 books in the exhibit is exactly the same (cal...

Arthur Pinajian, Untitled D40, oil on canvas, 1965, 46 x 38

"Arthur Pinajian: The Nudes" Opens July 17 at Lawrence Fine Art

Released: July 7, 2014

A tale of near-loss, discovery and, ultimately, posthumous success, the story of Arthur Pinajian has caught the attention of the the art world, collectors and media since his work was shown for the first time a year ago.   For the first time, Pinajian's early nudes will go on display at Lawrence Fine Art, East Hampton, in its West Gallery beginning July 17 with an opening reception on Saturday, July 19  from 5-8 pm. A fellow traveler with DeKooning, Gottlieb and Gorky at the famed Cedar Bar, Pinajian chose never to exhibit and his work was nearly destroyed. ...

The new 42,600-square-foot Clark Center, designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Tadao Ando.

The Clark Opens July 4 with Spectacular Redesigned Campus and New Exhibitions

Released: July 2, 2014

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute celebrates the grand opening of its new campus on July 4, welcoming visitors to explore galleries and grounds and enjoy special Independence Day celebrations on the campus.  The Clark’s new Visitor Center, designed by Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, Osaka, Japan, features more than 11,000 square feet of special exhibition space, with galleries on two floors. A new Museum Store, café, and the main admissions desk are also housed in the glass, concrete, and granite building. Indoor and outdoor walkways connect the Visitor Center to...

Dr.  Erik H.  Neil

Chrysler Museum of Art Names New Director

Released: July 2, 2014

The Chrysler Museum of Art Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Dr. Erik H. Neil as its next director and president. The board unanimously approved his appointment on June 26, 2014. Neil, 50, is director of the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland, where he has served since 2010.   “Erik Neil comes to us with a strong sense of the essential role a museum plays in its community and a history of deep personal engagement in each place he has served,” outgoing board chair Peter Meredith said. “He is a perfect fit for the Chrysler, given our focus on serving the Ha...

Oil painting "Sage Brush in Bloom" by Oscar Edmund Berninghaus (1874-1952) is expected to realize $40,000 - $60,000 at auction by Link Auction Galleries.

Invaluable Announces Exclusive Online Bidding on Link Auction Galleries’ Inaugural Sale

Released: July 2, 2014

Invaluable, the world’s largest online live auction marketplace, and Link Auction Galleries, a new auction gallery located in St. Louis, MO, today announced a new partnership to provide online bidding on Link Auction Galleries’ sales. The first Link Auction Galleries sale to be promoted through Invaluable is the company’s inaugural Summer Gallery auction, taking place on July 12 and 13, 2014.  “We’re pleased to be offering online bidding on Link Auction Galleries’ inaugural auction sale and helping them bring their incredible selection of merchandise to our user base of buyers a...