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Lot 125: After Frederic Remington (1861-1909), Bronze, "Bronco Buster", $400-600

Three Days of Unreserved Goods to Auction at Rago's, August 27-29, 2015

Released: August 4, 2015

THREE DAYS OF UNRESERVED GOODS TO AUCTION AT RAGO’S, AUGUST 27-29, 2015.   Lambertville, NJ: The Rago Arts and Auction Center will auction over 1900 lots of unreserved property on August 27, 28, and 29. The sale begins on Thursday, August 27 at 10 am with estates goods, and continues at noon with unreserved Jewelry and accessories. The sale continues on Friday, August 28 with early 20th century, fine art, and Danish modern design.  Saturday, August 29 features more modern design, including furnishings, decorative arts and contemporary art.   U...

Sand Art Bottle by Andrew Clemens, sold for $72,000 at Eldred's Summer Americana Auction, a world record for the artist.


Released: August 3, 2015

The top lot of Eldred’s annual Summer Americana, Paintings and Maritime Art Auction was a spectacular sand art bottle featuring a sailing vessel and an eagle and American flag by 19th Century artisan Andrew Clemens of eastern Iowa. Other top lots, conducted July 29, 30 and 31, include two works by Ralph E. Cahoon, Jr., which sold for a combined $77,400, a Gloucester Harbor scene by John Frederick Mulhaupt, which sold for $25,000, and a moonlit mountain scene in the manner of Alfred Bierstadt, which also sold for $21,600.   Spirited competition between two floor bidders drove the...

Martin Puryear, Drawing for Untitled, ca.  2009.  Compressed charcoal on ivory wove paper.  Courtesy of the artist.  © Martin Puryear, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery

The Morgan Presents the First Exhibition of Drawings by Martin Puryear

Released: August 2, 2015

One of the most important contemporary American artists, Martin Puryear (b. 1941) is known primarily for the refined elegance of his abstract, hand-made sculptures. However, throughout his career he has consistently turned to drawing to elaborate ideas and forms for works in three dimensions. Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions, on view at the Morgan Library & Museum from October 9 through January 10, 2016, is the first exhibition to explore the essential role drawing plays in the artist’s practice. The show includes over seventy works—from quick sketches to monumental, finished compos...

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Barbara Macklowe, Floreale Series, printed on aluminum under plexi, limited edition of 10, 2015

"Barbara Macklowe: Floreale" to Open August 22 at Lawrence Fine Art

Released: July 31, 2015

Lawrence Fine Art is pleased to announce that it will open "Barbara Macklowe: Floreale" at its East Hampton Gallery on Saturday, August 22 with an opening reception from 5-8 pm. The opening will coincide with Guild Hall's "Garden as Art" tour earlier in the day which will feature Barbara's acclaimed East Hampton Garden. Barbara Macklowe is an art photographer living in New York and East Hampton. Using her garden as inspiration for this show, she has produced double and multiple exposures which are made in camera and are then re-worked to create artistically unique, abstra...

Whitney Museum of American Art

Steven and Alexandra Cohen Give Whitney Museum $2 Million for Education

Released: July 30, 2015

The Whitney Museum of American Art has received a $2 million gift from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation to support its award-winning education programs, Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney, announced today. Over the next five years, the Foundation's gift will provide essential support for the Museum’s education programs which serve children, teens, seniors, and the community at large. “The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation’s generous gift recognizes that education is one of the cornerstones of the Whitney’s mission. Visiting the Museum can be ...

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Italian Ebonized Vitrine Cabinet, $8,000-12,000

Rago Announced Its Fall/Winter 2015 Auctions

Released: July 30, 2015

RAGO ANNOUNCES ITS FALL/WINTER 2015 AUCTIONS Unreserved Jewelry and Estate Goods: Thursday, August 27 Jewelry and couture without reserves, includes a varied selection of late 19th thru 20th century antique and period jewelry, modern gemstone jewelry, engagement and bridal jewelry, designer fashion jewelry and bijoux, as well as designer couture. Highlights to date: a La Triomphe enamel gem-set 18k gold peacock brooch, a Trifari "Fruit Salad" brooch, an Edwardian coral and pearl gold festoon necklace, and several Hermes scarves. Period English, American and Continental furniture, ...

Man Ray and Lee Miller, Neck (portrait of Lee Miller), c.  1930 ©Man Ray Estate and All Rights Reserved.  Collection Lee Miller Archives, England.

The Indestructible Lee Miller, Exhibition Explores Works from the 1920s to 1950s by Man Ray and More

Released: July 29, 2015

The remarkable life of artist Lee Miller (1907-1977) will be explored at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale in The Indestructible Lee Miller. The exhibition, on view October 4, 2015 through February 28, 2016, considers Miller’s life from multiple perspectives: as the favored model of leading photographers including Edward Steichen and Arnold Genthe during the 1920s; as the assistant, collaborator and muse of surrealist artist Man Ray in the 1930s; and as a pioneering fine art, fashion, and combat photographer whose images of the London Blitz, liberation of Paris, and Dachau and Buchenwald conc...

This portrait of famed Civil War photographer Mathew Brady by the renowned portrait artist Charles Loring Elliott will be sold at auction Aug.  8-9 in Garrison, N.Y.

Portrait of Mathew Brady by Charles Loring Elliott will headline Louis J. Dianni's Aug. 8-9 auction

Released: July 30, 2015

GARRISON, N.Y. – A rare portrait painting of famed Civil War photographer Mathew Brady by the renowned 19th century portrait artist Charles Loring Elliott, a large pre-Columbian statue of a pregnant woman nearly 17 inches tall and about 2,000 years old, and a wildly colorful circa-1910 art glass vase by the French maker LeGras, will all come up for bid the weekend of August 8-9. They are just a few of the nearly 1,000 lots of antiques and collectible items in a wide array of categories that will come under the gavel at the 6th annual West Point-Garrison auction that will benefit, in par...

Robert S.  Duncanson (American, 1821–1872), Landscape with Waterfall, 1853, oil on canvas, Cincinnati Art Museum; Gift of The Procter & Gamble Company, 2003.58.

Cincinnati Art Museum’s Early Cincinnati galleries re-open Aug. 1

Released: July 29, 2015

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Art Museum’s Early Cincinnati galleries in the Cincinnati Wing will reopen on Aug. 1. These galleries tell the first chapter in the story of the Cincinnati Wing, detailing the city’s rise as an artistic center from its founding in the late 18th century through the years leading to the Civil War. Recent renovations allow for the galleries to lead chronologically into the other galleries of the Cincinnati Wing for the first time since the Wing’s debut in 2003. The refreshed and reoriented galleries will feature some recent acquisitions and items not previous...


Released: July 28, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 1, six to nine pm Exhibition on view August 1 - September 22, 2015 Father/Son artist duo James and Brennan Hubbell will release brand new works - available exclusively through Sparks Gallery. James Hubbell is an artist who is connected to nature and his inner dreams which he expresses through architecture and art. He sculpts one-of-a-kind living environments from natural materials that provide shelter and inspiration for those who wish to live in harmony with nature. For more than 50 years he has given the world an inspiring vision of nat...

Hollis Taggart Galleries is moving to Chelsea

Released: July 29, 2015

Hollis Taggart Galleries is moving to Chelsea. Our last day on Madison Avenue will be July 31st, and we will reopen to the public on Monday, August 10th at the following locations: Chelsea: 521 West 26th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 Private Viewing: 18 East 64th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10065 Between August 3rd and August 7th we will be available by phone, 212-628-4000, or email, We look forward to seeing you all in our new locations.

Tatiana Blanco exhibits her metal sculptures with paintings by Lorie Ofir and Emil Bodourov.

20 Miami Artists Present Fine and Urban Art, Labor Day Weekend: “At Home with Art” Miami Home Design Remodeling Show

Released: July 28, 2015

The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show announces the ambassador artists for its newest feature, “At Home with Art.” Art for the home is emphasized with 20 emerging and mid-career artists showcasing their work. On hand for the duration of the Show, they can provide visitors insight about his/her artistic vision, style, and Miami’s art resources and events.   Presenters were selected following a call for artists and selection process, (by Home Show representatives) based on the artist’s skills and support of Miami’s artistic community through education or service projects. &...

Sand Art Bottle by Andrew Clemens

Items from the Estate of Actress Julie Harris to be Sold at Eldred's Americana, Paintings and Maritime Art Auction

Released: July 24, 2015

Items from the estate of noted actress Julie Harris will headline the Robert C. Eldred Co.’s annual Summer Americana, Paintings and Maritime Art Auction, being held July 29, 30 and 31, 2015 in East Dennis, Massachusetts. The 1,300-lot sale also includes items from other notable estates and collections, as well as a rich and diverse selection of paintings, fine furniture, sporting art and maritime art.   A Tony Award-winning actress and Kennedy Center honoree, Julie Harris was a beloved figure on both Broadway and in Chatham, Massachusetts, where she made her home for many years....

This stylized rendering of the French fashion design icon Coco Chanel, by the equally iconic Andy Warhol (not a print), will be sold August 8th.

Original artworks by Warhol and Chagall (not prints) will headline Stevens Auctions' August 8 on-site sale

Released: July 27, 2015

ABERDEEN, Miss. – Original artworks by Andy Warhol and Marc Chagall – two of the most famous and highly sought after names in the world of fine art – will come up for bid on Saturday, August 8th, at a sale of the contents of one of Mississippi's most stately antebellum homes: Lauri Mundi, built in 1847. The auction will he held on-site, at 309 South Matubba Street in Aberdeen. “Dr. Frank Nichols, the current owner of Lauri Mundi, has decided to sell his dream home, nestled in a beautiful 18-acre sanctuary in historic Aberdeen,” said Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Company, the Aberdee...

Michael Kenna, Chrysler Building Study 3, New York, NY, USA, 2006


Released: August 8, 2015

August 8 – September 5, 2015    Opening Event: Saturday, August 8, 2015, From 2-8 PM This late summer exhibition explores the diversity and evolving landscape of the Big Apple, from street scenes to architectural studies, through a survey of both vintage and modern views. Photographs from the 1920's – 1960's of New York will include street scenes of kids playing and entertaining themselves in a variety of nostalgic city kid ways. Summer scenes from Coney Island will be included. Both Morris Engel and Harold Feinstein captured the energy of Coney Island like no ...

This acrylic on Masonite board painting by the Mexican artist Leonardo Nierman (b.  1932), titled Bird of Paradise, will be sold Aug.  8-9 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Works by Lichtenstein, Botero, Nierman to headline Ahlers & Ogletree's Aug. 8-9 sale in Atlanta

Released: July 24, 2015

ATLANTA, Ga. – Two signed lithographs by famed American Pop Art icon Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997), three works by the noted Mexican artist Leonardo Nierman (b. 1932), and a signed lithograph by renowned Colombian artist Fernando Botero (b. 1932), are just a few of the many items that will be sold at a two-day, two-session auction planned for August 8th and 9th in Atlanta. The sale will be conducted by Ahlers & Ogletree, in the firm's gallery at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210) in Atlanta. The Saturday, Aug. 8th session will focus on modern and contemporary works of art, design and furni...

Jamie Wyeth The Sea, Watched, 2009 Oil on canvas 30 × 48 in.  Private Collection.  Photography courtes y of the Museum of Fine Arts, B Jamie Wyeth

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art debuts two exhibitions: Warhol’s Nature and Jamie Wyeth

Released: July 23, 2015

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces Warhol’s Nature, on view through October 5, and the opening of Jamie Wyeth, on view July 25 through October 5, 2015. Admission is $8 for a combined ticket from July 25 – October 5 and as always, temporary exhibitions are free for museum members and youth ages 18 and under. “Presenting these exhibitions concurrently provides viewers the chance to experience art by two contemporaries with distinct artistic styles and different worldviews. The exhibitions explore the life and career of Warhol and Wyeth, and uncover a fascinating and lesser-k...

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Thomas Moran, Castle Rock, Green River, Wyoming (1907)

Three important Western paintings consigned to Live Auction of The Russell: An Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the C.M. Russell Museum

Released: July 23, 2015

The C.M. Russell Museum is pleased to announce that an oil painting by Thomas Moran and two original watercolor paintings by Charles M. Russell have been consigned to the Live Auction on March 19, 2016, for The Russell: An Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the C.M. Russell Museum. Thomas Moran (1837-1926) was a British-born painter and printmaker who became one of the pre-eminent artists of the American West. In 1871, as a member of the Hayden Geological Survey, he recorded the glories of the area that Congress set aside as Yellowstone National Park in 1872. One subj...

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Yasuo Kuniyoshi, “Boy Stealing Fruit” (1923), oil on canvas (courtesy Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, © Estate of Yasuo Kuniyoshi/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY)

Smithsonian's Yasuo Kuniyoshi Retrospective Places the Artist at the Forefront of American Modernism

Released: July 22, 2015

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has on view, through August 30, 2015, a major exhibition about Yasuo Kuniyoshi (1889-1953), a preeminent 20th century modernist whose talents and contributions rivaled those of his contemporaries including Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe and Stuart Davis. Kuniyoshi emigrated to America from Japan as a teenager, rising to prominence in the New York art world during the 1920s to become one of the most esteemed artists in America between the two world wars. He drew on American folk art, Japanese design and iconography and European modernis...

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Martha Campbell (left) and Christine Berry

Berry Campbell Gallery is Expanding

Released: July 22, 2015

Berry Campbell is pleased to announce its expansion at 530 West 24th Street. The gallery is doubling its size with the addition of 2,000 square-feet of ground floor gallery and exhibition space.   Berry Campbell’s growth reflects its established role in Chelsea since its opening in Fall 2013.  Berry Campbell joins its 24th Street neighbors—303 Gallery, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Gagosian, Jack Shainman Gallery, Luhring Augustine, Mary Boone Gallery, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Matthew Marks, Metro Pictures, and Unix Gallery—as vital contributors to the flourishing Chelsea art scene,...

Henri Lebasque’s (1865-1937) oil on canvas Madame Lebasque and her Daughters (lot 3215, $70,000-90,000) had a price realized of $271,400.

Michaan’s June Fine Auction Basks in the Glow of Lebasque

Released: July 22, 2015

Commanding the top spot in Michaan’s June 19th Fine Art, Furniture, Decorative Arts and Jewelry Auction was Henri Lebasque’s (1865-1937) oil on canvas Madame Lebasque and her Daughters (lot 3215, $70,000-90,000).  The piece solidified itself as the highest seller of the day at over 3 times the high estimate with a price realized of $271,400.  Rounds of phone bids sprinkled with paddles raised upon the floor pushed the idyllic scene of the artist’s wife and daughters by the water among a grove of birch trees to success.  This most handsome contributor to the department’s bott...

Anna Walinska, Landscape, casein on paper, 24 x 36, 1956

"Anna Walinska: Abstractions from the 50s and 60s" to open at Lawrence Fine Art on August 15

Released: July 23, 2015

Lawrence Fine Art is pleased to announce that it will open "Anna Walinska: Abstractions from the 50s and 60s" at its East Hampton gallery with an opening reception on Saturday, August 15 from 5-8 pm. The show will continue for approximately three weeks. Nearly all of the works were shown at her career retrospective at the Jewish Museum in 1957. The show is part of the gallery's "Summer of Abstraction," which aims to explore the continued evolution of abstraction as an artistic medium. "The story of the post-WWII New York School artists is still being written," said Gallery Director Howa...

The top lot of the auction was this signed Daum Nancy French cameo winter scene art glass vase, 19 1/2 inches tall and in superb condition.  It sold for $12,000.

Gorgeous Daum Nancy French cameo art glass vase, signed and in superb condition, brings $12,000 at auction

Released: July 22, 2015

DOUGLASS, Kan. – A monumental and gorgeous signed Daum Nancy French cameo art glass vase, 19 ½ inches tall and with a winter scene, in superb condition, sold for $12,000 at a sale of the large and eclectic collection of Virginia and the late Dr. Jimmie Downing held July 11th by Woody Auction, in the firm’s remodeled gallery at 120 East 3rd Street in Douglass, near Wichita. “What a wonderful first auction to have at our new facility,” enthused Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “The Downings were widely known among auction-goers and they attended many of my auctions. They were a spirited couple,...

Courtyard, National Portrait Gallery

First Honorees Announced for National Portrait Gallery's Inaugural American Portrait Gala Nov. 15

Released: July 21, 2015

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will hold its inaugural American Portrait Gala Sunday, Nov. 15. The event will honor individuals whose portraits are in the museum’s collection because of their exemplary achievements: The Portrait of a Nation Prize celebrates personalities for their accomplishments in the arts, business, entertainment, military service, sports and their commitments to service. The 2015 recipients are American Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Henry “Hank” Aaron, U.S. Marine and Medal of Honor-recipient Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, singer and musician Aretha Frank...

Angleina Jolie and Brad Pitt, 2009.

Wealth-X Reveals Hollywood's Top 10 Art Collectors

Released: July 20, 2015

In April, Wealth-X released a list of Hollywood's top 10 art collectors, which features Tinseltown titans such as Star Wars director George Lucas and blockbuster actors Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.  Taking the top spot on the list is entertainment industry mogul David Geffen, who has amassed an art collection worth an estimatedUS$2.3 billion, which includes masterpieces by American artists Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. Geffen's collection comprises nearly 33% of his total net worth of US$7 billion, even though he sold...

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