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Antonio Reyna, Canal Scene, Venice, asking bid $27,000

BIDSQUARE LAUNCHES THEMED AUCTIONS FEATURING A CURATED COLLECTION FROM TOP NEW YORK DEALERS

Released: March 24, 2017

Bidsquare's inaugural themed auction Passport to the World features a curated collaboration of travel-inspired art, antiques and collectibles from the finest New York dealers. The themed auction is open for bidding, live on Bidsquare until March 30. Featured New York galleries include Barbara Israel Garden Antiques, Elizabeth Street Gallery, Combray Gallery and Burden among others. Take a trip while you browse the auction, all from the convenience of your device. First, decide where you're headed by spinning this vintage globe or consulting engraved or hand colored fabric maps from Rare ...


Sean Cutting, President of Cutting Edge Homes, is a Gold Sponsor for Boston Design Week

Sean Cutting, President of Cutting Edge Homes, Makes Bold Statement of Support for Fourth Annual Boston Design Week

Released: March 16, 2017

For the third year in a row, Sean Cutting, President of Cutting Edge Homes, Architects + Builders has taken a leadership role as the Gold Sponsor for Boston Design Week, a 12-day citywide design festival with 80 + events taking place March 29 – April 9, 2017. Cutting, who is under 30 years of age, heads up one of the most prestigious and successful custom home and remodeling businesses in the Boston area. “We think differently,” comments Sean. “And Boston Design Week thinks differently -- every year feels more exciting than the last. Fostering brilliant design is essential to moving a pr...


Romare Bearden, Untitled, 1959.  Oil, paper, and canvas on linen 72 x 56 ¼ inches.  Estate of Nanette Bearden, Courtesy of DC Moore Gallery, New York Art © Romare Bearden Foundation/ Licensed by VAGA, NY.  Photography by Steven Bates

Neuberger Museum of Art Receives Prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Grant in Support of the Upcoming Exhibition 'Romare Bearden: Abstraction'

Released: March 16, 2017

“With its very existence under threat, it us up to all of us to acknowledge the NEA’s importance in enriching our lives by making possible invaluable programming, exhibitions, and performances in our community.” Tracy Fitzpatrick, Director of the Neuberger Museum of Art, has announced that the Museum received a $45,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help fund the exhibition “Romare Bearden:  Abstraction,” opening on September 10, 2017. Organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, and curated by Dr. Fitzpatrick, the exhibition will focus on Be...

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Edgar Alwin Payne (1883–1947), Navajo Scouting Party, oil on canvas, 28 x 34 in, Estimate: $400,000–$600,000

Jackson Hole Art Auction Announces Early 2017 Highlights

Released: March 22, 2017

Jackson, Wyoming – September 15-16, 2017 – Trailside Galleries and the Gerald Peters Gallery are pleased to announce the eleventh annual Jackson Hole Art Auction, scheduled for September 15-16, 2017 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. Highlights to date include Edgar Payne’s Navajo Scouting Party, a 28 x 34 oil on canvas estimated at $400,000-$600,000. Fresh to the auction market, this piece is a rare example of Payne’s large figural work. Another excellent example...


Kevin Salatino, Anne Vogt Fuller and Marion Titus Searle Chair and Curator of Prints and Drawings.  Courtesy of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

The Art Institute of Chicago Names New Curator of Prints and Drawings

Released: March 22, 2017

The Art Institute of Chicago President and Eloise W. Martin Director James Rondeau announced today the appointment of Kevin Salatino as the new Anne Vogt Fuller and Marion Titus Searle Chair and Curator of Prints and Drawings. Salatino most recently served as Director of the Art Collections at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California (2012-2017), where he oversaw and strengthened its extensive holdings of British and Continental paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and works on paper from the 17th to the 20th centuries—as well as noteworthy...


Kate Freeman Clark, My First Sky, Shinnecock, no date

Lasting Impressions: Restoring Kate Freeman Clark (1875-1957)

Released: March 21, 2017

The exhibition "Lasting Impressions: Restoring Kate Freeman Clark" pays tribute to a prodigious and prolific female artist from Holly Springs, Mississippi. Opening March 28, the exhibition at the University of Mississippi Museum seeks to reintroduce Kate Freeman Clark’s work to the history of American painting by drawing attention to the ongoing restoration of her career and her canvases. In the spring of 1896, twenty-year-old Kate Freeman Clark, originally from Holly Springs, Mississippi, enrolled in an oil-painting class offered by William Merritt Chase, one of America’s most well-know...

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Southern view panorama of Olana

Upcoming Exhibition at Olana Features a Groundbreaking Site-Specific Installation by Artist Teresita Fernández

Released: March 21, 2017

The ground-breaking exhibition “OVERLOOK: Teresita Fernández Confronts Frederic Church at Olana” will open on Sunday, May 14 at Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY.  In this exhibition, an innovative collaboration between The Olana Partnership and the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros [CPPC], artist Teresita Fernández examines Frederic Church and his contemporaries’ response to the cultures and landscapes they experienced during their 19th century Latin American travels.  Visitors will have the opportunity to explore Fernández’s perspective and respond to her provocative installati...


ArtFields® marks its fifth year with bigger cash prizes, an expanded Makers Market, more “meet-the-artist” opportunities, and a full lineup of activities, food and musical performances from April 21 to 29, 2017.

ARTFIELDS® MARKS FIFTH YEAR WITH MORE INTERACTIVE EVENTS, EXPANDED CASH PRIZES

Released: March 21, 2017

ArtFields® marks its fifth year with bigger cash prizes, an expanded Makers Market, more “meet-the-artist” opportunities, and a full lineup of activities, food and musical performances from April 21 to 29, 2017. Lake City’s downtown historic district will transform into a town-wide art gallery, with approximately 400 works of art featured in more than 40 venues – from cafés to art galleries. A jury of visual art professionals will choose the winning works, and attendees can vote for their favorite in the People’s Choice Awards. The first four ArtFields competitions delivered nearly hal...


William T.  Williams (b.1942), "Things Unknown," 1988-2003, acrylic on canvas, 65" x 28 1/2" / 165.1 x 72.4 cm, signed and dated

William T. Williams: Things Unknown, Paintings, 1968-2017

Released: March 22, 2017

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is pleased to present its first solo exhibition for abstract painter William T. Williams (American, b.1942). Things Unknown, Paintings, 1968-2017 is scheduled to be on view from April 7 through June 3, 2017. The exhibition has been curated to present an overview of the artist’s most major painting series. Twenty-eight paintings will be included, starting with his late-1960s bold geometric abstractions like Harlem Angels (1968) to recent gold metallic fields with lyrical lines like Evidence (2016). For five decades, Williams has been committed to an abstraction tha...


Audrey Flack (b.  1931) Queen of Sheba, 2016 Mixed media on paper 39 1/4 x 27 1/2 inches

Audrey Flack: Master Drawings from Crivelli to Pollock

Released: March 21, 2017

Audrey Flack: Master Drawings from Crivelli to Pollock at Hollis Taggart Galleries will present a new body of work from legendary painter Audrey Flack, signaling her triumphant return to two dimensions after nearly three decades working almost exclusively in sculpture. These new works draw on Flack's longstanding interest in Baroque and Old Masters, and places these sources alongside imagery gleaned from the 20th century canon, including Abstract Expressionism and Pop art. Across the thirty works in this exhibition, Flack experiments with drawing, painting, and printmaking, infusing each p...

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Frank Stella

Modern Art, Furniture, and a Luxury Car Drive Clarke in March

Released: March 21, 2017

Clarke Auction in Larchmont, NY, will offer a full selection of high-end modern and antique lots on Sunday, March 26th. Collectors of both early 20th Century and Post-War  art will see an array of both paintings and multiples to begin the sale. For bidders interested in earlier works from the century, examples of period Art Deco will be shown alongside more modern forms. A large Deco oil on canvas dated 1914 by Charles-George Dufresne, entitled “Retour De Chasse,” will be offered with an estimate of $6,000/$9,000. An expressionist still life with fruit by Sigmund Menkes will also be up f...


Jennie C.  Jones.  Portrait by Jason Frank Rothenberg.

Jennie C. Jones wins 2017 Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Prize

Released: March 20, 2017

The Rose Art Museum is pleased to name Jennie C. Jones as the recipient of the 2017 Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence Award. Drawing connections between art and music, the Brooklyn-based artist creates visual and sound abstractions that explore intersections between cultural and social histories. Through her work, Jones highlights the complex and often parallel legacies of the mid-20th century—from abstraction, Minimalism, and avant-garde jazz to the era’s seminal political and social shifts—revealing the unlikely alliances that emerge between the visual arts and music of ...


Large oil portrait painting by the noted American artist William McGregor Paxton (Am., 1869-1941).

Large oil portrait painting by William McGregor Paxton (Am., 1869-1941) will be auctioned March 24-26

Released: March 20, 2017

AMESBURY, Mass. – An important Revolutionary War sword and scabbard made by John Bailey and descended in the family of patriot Francis Dana (1743-1811), a pair of circa 1820 floor globes by Cary of London, each standing 39 inches tall, and a large oil portrait painting by William McGregor Paxton (Am., 1869-1941) will all come up for bid at a March 24-26 auction.   They’re just a few of the many rare, important and historically significant items slated to cross the auction block over the course of the three-day weekend at John McInnis Auctioneers, in the firm’s gallery at 76 Main Street...


Allan D’Arcangelo, Dipped, 1967, Serigraph, 20 x 25 inches.  Gift of Mr.  and Mrs.  Samuel Dorsky.  Permanent Collection.  1972.1.4.64.

Asheville Art Museum Presents Pop and Op Exhibition

Released: March 17, 2017

The Asheville Art Museum will present Pop 'n' Op, an exhibition featuring works from the 1960s and 1970s that are considered part of the Pop/Op era. The exhibition, on view March 18-May 14, 2017, brings together over 30 works by Pop and Op artists who rose to popularity in the 1960s.  Throughout the 1950s, Abstract Expressionism dominated the art world. Its practitioners—artists like Jackson Pollack, Willem De Kooning, and Mark Rothko—aimed to express their inner psyche through energetic brushstrokes, spontaneous drips and contemplative fields of color on monumental canvases. While their...

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Andrew Wyeth, Dr.  Syn, 1981 tempera on panel.  The Andrew and Betsy Wyeth Collection © 2017 Andrew Wyeth/Artists Rights Society (ARS)

Farnsworth Opens First of five Andrew Wyeth at 100 Exhibitions

Released: March 17, 2017

On Saturday, March 25, the Farnsworth Art Museum, in Rockland, Maine, will open the first two in a series of five exhibitions to mark the centennial of Andrew Wyeth’s birth. Andrew Wyeth at 100: Dr. Syn will be on display in the museum’s Wyeth Study Center Gallery through September 9, and Andrew Wyeth at 100: Maine Drawings will be on view in the museum’s Hadlock gallery through December 31. Both shows feature rarely-seen and privately-held works many of which will be new to Farnsworth visitors. The first of these two exhibitions is Andrew Wyeth at 100: Maine Drawings. Drawings are a lit...

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Original dark brown ink drawing attributed to Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), done on heavy wove paper and titled Landscape with Tree (starting bid: $20,000).

Original ink drawing attributed to van Gogh will be part of The Woodshed Gallery's March 29th art auction

Released: March 17, 2017

FRANKLIN, Mass. – An original ink drawing by Vincent van Gogh, an untitled 1967 gouache study by Adolph Gottlieb, a work by Fernand Leger titled Composition with Three Women and a paint and ink on cardboard attributed to Jean-Michel Basquiat will all be part of a tidy, 97-lot online-only Master Artworks Discovery sale planned for March 29th by The Woodshed Gallery. “I decided to keep this auction small, in order to focus on the bigger-name items,” said Bruce Wood of The Woodshed Gallery, adding that the sale will also be a showcase for exciting and emerging talent, such as Juta Barbara B...


Brooke Davis Anderson; Photo by Jay Potter

PAFA Announces the Appointment of Brooke Davis Anderson as its New Museum Director

Released: March 16, 2017

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) has announced the appointment of Brooke Davis Anderson as the Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum.  Anderson, who has more than 25 years of arts and cultural experience and most recently served as Executive Director of Prospect New Orleans, the international triennial of contemporary art, accepted the position after an extensive national search conducted by PAFA. She will begin her new role June 5. "Brooke Davis Anderson is an inspiring, energetic, and collaborative leader who will maintain our focus on presenting aspects of America...


Roy Lichtenstein, 'Bellagio Hotel Mural: Still Life with Reclining Nude (Study),' 1997 © ESTATE OF ROY LICHTENSTEIN

Groundbreaking Exhibition 'Matisse and American Art' on View at Montclair Art Museum

Released: March 16, 2017

First exhibition to examine Henri Matisse’s profound influence upon the development of American modern art from 1907 to the present Montclair Art Museum (MAM) now presents Matisse and American Art, the first exhibition to examine this French master’s profound impact upon the development of American modern art from 1907 to the present. Henri Matisse’s complex, multi-faceted art has provided a liberating model for American artists’ varied explorations of vibrant color, strong, fluid lines, and clear compositional structures in their pursuits of self-expression. The exhibition is organized ...


Installation view of "A Game of My Own," 2017 Courtesy of the artist, White Cube, and Regen Projects National Gallery of Art, Washington

Theaster Gates Presents New Body of Work in Solo Exhibition at National Gallery of Art, Washington

Released: February 9, 2017

Washington, DC—The cross-disciplinary American artist Theaster Gates (b. 1973) presents a new body of work, The Minor Arts, as part of the Tower exhibition series at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. On view in the East Building, Tower 3, from March 5 through September 4, 2017, In the Tower: Theaster Gates examines how discarded and ordinary objects acquire value through the stories we tell. It marks the artist's first solo exhibition in Washington and on the East Coast. As with his larger projects, Gates created this exhibition out of his collections of "modern castoffs," a term ...


Mickalene Thomas, Tell Me What You're Thinking, 2016.  Chromogenic print, 40" x 50"

The Photography Show Presented by AIPAD

Released: March 16, 2017

The Photography Show—in a new location with an expanded program—will be held March 30–April 2, 2017, at Pier 94 in New York City. More than 115 of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries will present a range of museum-quality work including contemporary, modern, and 19th century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media. Presented by AIPAD (the Association of International Photography Art Dealers), the fair, in its 37th edition, is the longest running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium. Highlights of the 2017 show  Exhibitors ...


Tamiko Thiel, Gardens of the Anthropocene, 2016.

Boston Cyberarts presents The Augmented Landscape at National Park Service’s Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Released: March 15, 2017

Boston Cyberarts has commissioned five artists–John Craig Freeman, Kristin Lucas, Will Pappenheimer, Mark Skwarek, and Tamiko Thiel – to create 10 augmented reality (AR) sculptures for The Augmented Landscape, an outdoor exhibition to take place at the National Park Service’s Salem Maritime National Historic Site. Located on the historic waterfront in Salem, MA, the free exhibition will open to the public on Saturday, May 27, and remain on view through November 30, 2017.  “I’m thrilled to be bringing this groundbreaking new work, created by five of the foremost international practitioner...


Andy Taylor, "Skinny Light," oil on linen, 28" x 49"

Andy Taylor: New Works

Released: March 14, 2017

The Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt, Colorado presents Andy Taylor: New Works, opening on Saturday, March 18, 2017 with an artist’s reception from 5-7 pm. The exhibition features regional landscapes in Taylor’s colorful, gestural style. The artist will be on hand to discuss his work and take questions during the opening reception. For more than forty years, Taylor has been drawing and painting scenery within a day’s drive of Carbondale: the 250 miles to the north, south and west, across the Colorado Plateau, with its spectacular canyons, high plains, distant mesas, winding rivers, sparse...


Chuck Close, portrait of Barack Obama (2013).  Courtesy of Two Palms and Chuck Close/National Portrait Gallery.

Chuck Close Portrait of Obama to be Unveiled in Temporary Installation of “America’s Presidents” at National Portrait Gallery

Released: March 13, 2017

For the first time, a portrait of former President Barack Obama by Chuck Close (2013) will be displayed in the iconic exhibition “America’s Presidents” at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. A temporary installation on view from March 24 is part of an extensive four-phase renovation of the nation’s only complete collection of presidential portraits outside the White House. These portraits will remain on view through Sept. 4 before moving back into the newly restored gallery spaces and reopening Sept. 22. After 18 months of careful conservation and analysis, Gilbert Stuart’s ...


Phil Archer, curator at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, shows visitors Samuel Morse’s painting Gallery of the Louvre, now on view at the museum through June 4.  Early prototypes of Morse’s other masterwork – the telegraph - are also exhibited.

The Multiple Masterpieces of Samuel Morse – His Art and Telegraph On View at Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Released: March 13, 2017

Reynolda House Museum of American Art recently pulled back the curtain on two American masterpieces:  a monumental painting titled Gallery of the Louvre and the telegraph – both the work of Samuel F. B. Morse. The new exhibition offers a rare look at a historical painting as well as a unique presentation of the diverse talents that made Morse one of America’s first Renaissance men. Samuel F. B Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention is on view at Reynolda House through June 4, 2017.  An Artist With Big Ideas Morse was an accomplished artist in the early 1800s, noted for ...

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Original screenprint depiction of screen siren Greta Garbo as the legendary traitor Mata Hari by pop art icon Andy Warhol.

Original screenprint by Andy Warhol of Greta Garbo as Mata Hari will headline Bruneau & Co.'s March 25th auction

Released: March 13, 2017

CRANSTON, R.I. – An original screenprint depiction of screen legend Greta Garbo as Mata Hari by Andy Warhol, plus additional artworks by Miguel Martinez, Walter Franklin Lansil, William Perkins Babcock, Craig McPherson and Bruno Bruni will headline a two-session spring antiques and fine arts auction planned for Saturday, March 25th, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. The auction will be held online and in Bruneau & Co.’s gallery, located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston. In addition to the above-mentioned artwork, the auction will also feature fine antiques, decorative arts, toys and c...


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