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Beautiful oil on canvas landscape rendering by the French-born New Orleans artist Richard Clague (1812-1873), titled The Back of City Park, New Orleans (est.  $60,000-$90,000).

Beautiful landscape painting by Richard Clague (1812-1873) will headline Crescent City's May 13-14 auction

Released: April 27, 2017

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A beautiful oil on canvas landscape rendering by New Orleans artist Richard Clague (1812-1873), three oil on board figural works by the iconic African American folk artist Clementine Hunter (1886-1988), and a Russian icon of the Virgin of Kazan, one of 60 icons up for bid, are expected headliners in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s May 13-14 auction.   The two-day estates auction will be held in Crescent City’s gallery, at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, with start times of 9 am on Saturday, May 13th, and 10 am on Sunday, May 14th, both Central time. Online bi...


Grace Hartigan Land and Sea , 1977 Oil on canvas 72 x 89 in.

Grace Hartigan Survey On View at ACA Galleries

Released: April 26, 2017

ACA Galleries in New York will present GRACE HARTIGAN: A SURVEY from April 27 through June 3, 2017 . This exhibition will feature paintings and works on paper from 1949 to 2006. A catalogue with an essay by Robert S. Mattison will be available. During her lifetime Grace Hartigan was the recipient of numerous awards including the Life Time Achievement, Neuberger Museum (2002) and Governors Awards, Baltimore, MD (2006) and honorary doctorates from Goucher College, Towson, MD; Lafayette College, Easton, PA; Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD and Moore College of Art, Philadelp...


Thornton Dial, Sr.  (American,1928–2016), Crossing Waters, 2006–2011, paint, fencing, clothing, cloth, wood, metal, corrugated tin, shoe, ceramic figurines, and wireon canvas on wood.High Museum of Art, Atlanta.Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio.

High Museum of Art Receives 54 Artworks from Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Released: April 26, 2017

Acquisition strengthens one of the most significant collections of American self-taught art in the world  Museum expands largest public collection of works by Thornton Dial and holdings by African American artists from the Southern U.S. Rand Suffolk, Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr., director of the High Museum of Art, announced today that the Museum has received 54 works from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, one of the most significant acquisitions by the High’s folk and self-taught art department since its establishment in 1994. The combined gift and purchase features paintings, sc...

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 Allan D'Arcangelo (1930-1998) Constellation #10, 1970 Acrylic on canvas 86 x 86 inches

In the Absence of Color: Artists Working in Black and White

Released: April 26, 2017

"But when I fell in love with black, it contained all color. It wasn’t a negation of color. It was an acceptance. Because black encompasses all colors. Black is the most aristocratic color of all. The only aristocratic color."- Louise Nevelson   Hollis Taggart Galleries presents an exhibition probing the depth and versatility of a restricted palette. Everett Shinn, a member of the Ashcan school and mainstay of American Realism, employed a black and white color-scheme to render honest portrayals of the working poor in New York. In contrast, Andy Warhol used black and white to escape fro...

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'The West I' (2011) © Diane Meyer.

DIANE MEYER joins the KLOMPCHING GALLERY

Released: April 26, 2017

We are delighted to announce the representation of DIANE MEYER. Meyer's artistic practice consists of photographs, that have been partially obscured, with the use of cross-stitch embroidery, hand-sewn directly into the photograph by the artist. Diane Meyer is interested in the disjunct, between actual experience and photographic representation, and photography’s ability to supplant memory. By borrowing the visual language of digital imaging with an analog process, a connection is made between forgetting and digital file corruption.  Her two main bodies of work are Berlin and Time Spe...


Monika in the Red Dress, oil pastel, 22 x 30, c.  1986

Lawrence Fine Art to Represent the Work of Gabriel Laderman

Released: April 27, 2017

Now that figuration has reentered the mainstream of contemporary art, it is appropriate to reappraise  the work of a key figure in the development of post-abstract figuration, or new realism, as it was then called, during the 60s and 70s--Gabriel Laderman. Lawrence Fine Art is pleased to announce that it will represent Laderman's work and reintroduce it to the collecting public. Laderman (1929-2011) started out as an Abstract Expressionist under the direct influence of Hans Hoffmann at Provincetown; Alfred Russell, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Burgoyne Diller, Jimmy Ernst, Stanley William ...


© 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.  / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.  Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) Flowers, c.1967 Color silkscreen on paper 36 1/16 x 36 in.  (91.6 x 91.5 cm) Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA: Gift of Tennyson and Fern Schad, Class of 1952 (84.17.1)

Andy Warhol's Conservationist Leanings Explored in a Colorful, Immersive Exhibition of Art and Nature

Released: April 25, 2017

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens will serve as a Warhol-inspired floral playground beginning February 2018, illuminating the artist’s passion for the natural world. Warhol: Flowers in the Factory, will be shown Feb. 11 - June 2018, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Florida. Andy Warhol, well-known as a groundbreaking Pop Artist and innovator, maintained a surprising interest in exploring and celebrating nature and often depicted landscapes and plants in his work. This focused exhibition, situated against the stunning backdrop of Selby Gardens on Sarasota Bay, provides a matchles...

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Walter's Gift (2015) © Kimberly Witham.

Kimberly Witham joins the KLOMPCHING GALLERY

Released: April 25, 2017

We are delighted to announce the representation of KIMBERLY WITHAM. Visitors to the gallery may recall having seen Kimberly Witham's, Of Ripeness and Rot series, when we exhibited a selection of the photographs in our FRESH 2015 Annual Summer Show. We look forward to presenting recent work by the artist, in our upcoming exhibition, Vanitas: Jeanette May and Kimberly Witham, May 4 – June 30, 2017. "These photographs are a very personal meditation on beauty, fecundity, fragility and the inevitable march of time.  The visual language of these images is borrowed from classical Dutch still ...


The Parrot of Carolina and the Cypress of America, ca.  1722–1726, by Mark Catesby (British, 1682–1749); watercolor, bodycolor, and pen and ink; Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017

British Royal Collection Loans Works to Gibbes Museum's Exhibition on Explorer-Artist Mark Catesby

Released: April 24, 2017

Gibbes Museum of Art will open a new special exhibition this spring with works by Mark Catesby titled Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas. The show, which runs from May 12 – September 24, 2017, features 44 watercolor paintings by English artist, scientist and explorer Mark Catesby generously lent by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from the British Royal Collection. “The Carolinas, and particularly the city of Charleston, is a significant location in the fascinating story of Catesby’s life and work,” said Angela Mack, executive director of the Gibbes. “We are honored...

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José María Velasco (1840–1912), Valle de México (The Valley of Mexico), 1877, oil on canvas, 63 3/16 × 90 7/16 in.  Museo Nacional de Arte, INBA, Mexico City, SIGROPAM 24433.  Reproduction authorized by the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature, 2016.

Sweeping International Loan Exhibition at the Huntington to Explore Images of Latin American Nature From the Late 1400s to the Mid-1800s

Released: April 24, 2017

A sweeping international loan exhibition at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens will explore how the depiction of Latin American nature contributed to art and science during the colonial era, at the time of contact with Europeans from the late 1400s to the mid-1800s. “Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin,” on view in the MaryLou and George Boone Gallery from Sept. 16, 2017 to Jan. 8, 2018, will feature more than 150 paintings, rare books, illustrated manuscripts, prints, and drawings from The Huntington’s holdings as well as fro...


A recently discovered oil on canvas folk art portrait of a gentleman, signed on the back "Painted by A.L.  Powers" with illegible date, for Asahel Lynde Powers (1813 - 1843) , the frame size 34" high, 29 1/2" wide.

Previously Unknown Asahel Powers Portrait Among Fine Americana & Folk Art Featured at Schwenke Auctioneers April 26th Estates Auction

Released: April 24, 2017

Offering Americana From Several Local Fairfield and Litchfield County Estates This Wednesday April 26th at 11am, Schwenke Auctioneers will hold an Americana & Folk Art Fine Estates Auction, featuring several local Connecticut estate collections of American country and formal furniture, decorative arts and folk art. The sale is being held at the firm’s auction hall at 710 Main Street South, Middle Quarter Plaza in Woodbury. Remaining preview times are Monday, April 24th  from 10am to 5pm; Tuesday, April 25th from 10am to 5pm; and Wednesday, April 26th from 9am to sale time at 11am.   ...


Two original signed gouache on paper paintings by the French-born Russian artist Erte (1892-1990) will be sold, to include this mesmerizing work (est.  $2,000-$6,000).

Pair of original artworks hand-signed by Erte (1892-1990) will be part of Auction Life's May 7th sale

Released: April 24, 2017

BOCA RATON, Fla. – A pair of original artworks hand-signed by the French-born Russian artist Erte (1892-1990), a huge fossil mural from the Green River region of southwestern Wyoming, a 10-acre ranch in Deming, New Mexico (USA), fashion accessories by Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Chanel and a collection of fine American gold coins will all come up for bid on Sunday, May 7th.   They’re just a few of the nearly 400 intriguing lots that will come under the gavel when Auction Life, Inc., conducts its Palm Beach Estate Finds & Spring Cleaning Auction, at the Ramada Suites Boca hotel, locate...


Raphaelle Peale, Orange and Book, c.  1817, Oil on canvas, the Frank and Michelle Hevrdejs Collection.  Thomas R.  Dubrock, photographer.

A Feast for the Eyes: 200 Years of American Still-Life Painting from the Hevrdejs Collection

Released: April 21, 2017

Featuring rarely seen works by major American artists—including James Peale, John F. Peto, Thomas Hart Benton, Georgia O’Keeffe and Andrew Wyeth—this traveling exhibition, at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art from April 22 to July 30, 2017, celebrates the history of still-life painting in the United States. Drawn from a private collection, these pictures represent an extraordinary range of subject matter, from fruit and flowers to images of guns and game. Among the major works from the Hevrdejs Collection in the exhibition are John F. Peto’s vibrant and haunting trompe l’oeil painting, Th...

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Charles E.  Chambers 1883-1945

Historic Artists at Salmagundi Club

Released: May 9, 2017

Patrons' Gallery, May 12, 2017 - May 20, 2017, Salmagundi Club 47 Fifth Ave., NYC 212 255-7740 This exhibition and sale of fine oil paintings from a private collection includes Historic American Artists and Salmagundi Club members. The majority of artworks are from the turn of the century including the golden age of American Illustration, fine art of the period and contemporary Atelier artists. Artists included in the exhibition are: Charles E. Chambers, John Ward Dunsmore, Gustave A. Wiegand, Charles A. Burlingame, Charles P. Gruppe, Burr Nichols, Arthur E. Becher, Walter C. Hartson, ...

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Artist Charles E.  Chambers (1883-1945) Night Scene, Oil/Linen

Historic Artists at Salmagundi Club

Released: May 11, 2017

Historic Artists At Salmagundi Club 47 Fifth Ave. NYC  Tel 212 255-7740 From a Private Collection and Ateliers Patrons Gallery, May 12, 2017 to May 20, 2017 This exhibition and sale of fine oil paintings includes Historic American Artists and Salmagundi Club members. The majority of the artworks are from the turn of the century including the golden age of American Illustration, fine art of the period and contemporary Atelier artists. Artists included in the exhibition are: Charles E. Chambers, John Ward Dunsmore, Gustave A. Wiegand, Charles P. Gruppe, Arthur E. Becher, Walter C. ...


Several Lladro figures will be featured in the sale, to include this enchanting #2128 gres matte Venus figure.

Lladro and Cybis nude sculptures, plus works by Dali and others, all at The Specialists of the South, April 22nd

Released: April 19, 2017

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – A live and internet multi-estates auction packed with more than 400 lots in a rainbow of collecting categories will be held on Saturday, April 22nd, by The Specialists of the South, Inc., online and in the firm’s gallery at 544 East 6th Street in Panama City, beginning promptly at 8 am Central time. An in-house preview will be held April 17-21 from 9 am to 4 pm.   Items will include carnival glass lamps, Chinese carvings, Asian wooden dolls, Cybis and Lladro nude sculptures, artwork (including pieces by Salvador Dali, regional African-American painter Dean Mitchell ...


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Art Institute of Chicago Names New Chair and Curator of American Art

Released: April 18, 2017

President and Eloise W. Martin Director James Rondeau announced Tuesday that after an in-depth national search, Sarah Kelly Oehler has been appointed the new Field-McCormick Chair and Curator of American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Oehler succeeds Judith Barter, who retired from the position in December 2016. Oehler joined the Art Institute in 2002 as an Assistant Curator of American Painting and Sculpture, and most recently served as the Gilda and Henry Buchbinder Curator of American Art, focusing on the modern American art collection. Her current projects include Whistler’s M...

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Larry Zox.  Esso Lexington (Diamond Drill), 1968.  Acrylic, epoxy on canvas.  79 x 63 3/4 inches

BERRY CAMPBELL GALLERY PRESENTS THE EARLY GEOMETRIC PAINTINGS OF LARRY ZOX

Released: April 13, 2017

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, APRIL 12, 2017 – Berry Campbell is pleased to announce an exhibition of twenty-two paintings and works on paper by LARRY ZOX (1937-2006). A painter who played an essential role in the Color Field discourse of the 1960s and 1970s, Larry Zox is best known for his intensely and brilliantly colored geometric abstractions that question and violate symmetry.1 Zox stated in 1965: “Being contrary is the only way I can get at anything.” Berry Campbell is pleased represent the Estate of Larry Zox and present its first exhibition of Zox’s early geometric abstract paintings from 19...


E.  Charlton Fortune, Gethsemane (Could’st Thou Not Watch One Hour with Me?) [detail], 1942.  Oil on canvas on board, 65 1/2 x 46 inches.  Carmel Mission Museum

E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit

Released: April 13, 2017

One of California’s most trailblazing artists, E. Charlton Fortune (1885–1969) had a thriving career as a painter until the age of forty-three, when she began a pioneering new vocation in liturgical art. At the Pasadena Museum of California Art, August 20, 2017–January 7, 2018, E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit pairs the artist’s Impressionist and modernist landscapes with her ecclesiastical paintings, sculptures, furnishings, and other designs produced for the Catholic Church. Though her paintings are frequently labeled Impressionist, Fortune’s work moved beyond the style, a fact...

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The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show welcomes back last year’s addition of the Baltimore Fine Craft Show

Released: April 12, 2017

WHAT:             BALTIMORE FINE CRAFT SHOW The Baltimore Fine Craft Show returns to the Baltimore Convention Center August 24-27, 2017 co-located with the renowned Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show. This dedicated Fine Craft Section of the Show will feature the nation’s top contemporary craft artists, offering their latest celebrated works in a comfortable, indoor setting. Continuing to build off last year’s introduction of fine crafts to the Baltimore Show, the Palm Beach Show Group welcomes collectors to enjoy the arts of the future and beyond.   WHEN:                 A...


Original gouache on paper by Alexander Calder (Am., 1898-1976), titled Fleurs d'Ete, artist signed and dated (est.  $50,000-$75,000).

Artworks by Alexander Calder and Andre Brasilier will headline Shannon's May 4th auction

Released: April 13, 2017

MILFORD, Conn. – Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers will host a biannual American & European Fine Art Auction on Thursday, May 4th at 6 pm Eastern time, in their gallery at 354 Woodmont Road in Milford, as well as online at www.Invaluable.com. Headlining the auction of 271 lots are works by blue-chip modern and contemporary artists Alexander Calder and Andre Brasilier. The Calder is a remarkable gouache titled Fleurs d’Ete, dated 1968, a notable year for the artist; he exhibited similar works on paper at Gallery Maeght in Paris and Perls Gallery in New York (est. $50,000-75,000). The p...


J.J.  Audubon elephant folio "Carolina Parrot" sold for $78,000 at Eldred's Americana, Paintings and Maritime Art auction April 6-8, 2017.

AUDUBON, SCRIMSHAW HEADLINE ELDRED’S SPRING AMERICANA AUCTION

Released: April 12, 2017

East Dennis, Mass. – “Carolina Parrot”, a J.J. Audubon elephant folio, sold for $78,000, taking the top spot at Eldred’s Americana, Paintings and Maritime Auction, held April 6, 7 and 8 at the firm’s headquarters in East Dennis, Massachusetts. Other highlights came from all collecting areas of the diverse 1,160-lot sale, which included scrimshaw from the Thomas Mittler Collection as well as fine art, Oriental rugs, jewelry, decorative arts, silver and sporting art. The Audubon came to auction from a Cape Cod, Massachusetts, estate and carried a pre-sale estimate of $65,000/85,000. Anothe...


St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair Enters Second Decade

Released: April 11, 2017

After a record success at the 10th annual Fair in 2016, the Mercantile Library is taking its signature event into a second decade of bringing exceptional examples of books and works on paper to the Midwest.   The Fair audience builds each year, and organizers are expecting up to 1,000 art and rare book collectors to pack this year’s St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book and Paper Arts Fair.  Visitors will be rewarded with the opportunity to build their collections and chat with the thirty-five top-tier dealers from around the country in the conveniently located J.C. Penney Conference on the Univ...


BAMPFA Organizes First Museum Survey in 60 Years of Works by Charles Howard

Released: April 10, 2017

Charles Howard: A Margin of Chaos Illuminates Creative Trajectory and Bay Area Connections of Significant Abstract Artist This summer, the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) will mount the first museum exhibition in over six decades to explore the legacy of Charles Howard, a pivotal figure in the Surrealist and abstract art movements of the mid-twentieth century. Charles Howard: A Margin of Chaos will showcase more than 50 works by the artist, drawn from the collections of many esteemed museums across the country, that chart his affiliations with Surrealis...

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Skin and Tonic at Rehs Contemporary

Released: April 10, 2017

Skin and Tonic at Rehs Contemporary   Opening Thursday, May 4th, Rehs Contemporary will debut David Palumbo and Todd M. Casey’s Skin and Tonic at their 57th Street gallery. With more than 100 works between the two, the walls are expected to be jam packed, celebrating figurative and still life work - as the art world has done for centuries.   With a growing presence of Realism in the Contemporary art world, it is no surprise to see a contemporary twist on these classic motifs. As Art Historian Janet Whitmore notes, “both Palumbo and Casey participate in the academic tradition of cla...


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