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A Massive Ralph Cahoon Painting of A New England Seaside Village Dock, Ralph Eugene Cahoon, Jr., Titled Seaside Village, Signed R.  Cahoon (LR), Oil on Masonite, 1960.

Ralph Cahoon Revisits Nantucket

Released: July 29, 2014

Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge is please to present a massive Ralph Eugene Cahoon painting at this year's Nantucket Antiques Show. The early signed painting from a private colection depicts a scene of a New England Seaside Village Dock and dates from around 1960. The dimensions of 30 inches x 42 1/2 inches make it one of the larger examples of his work. The painting of a traditional New England village square and docks is populated with Ralph Cahoon's typical characters of sailors and mermaids. The engaging scene is borrowed from an overmantel picture seen in Nina Fle...

Thomas Hart Benton’s epic mural America Today.

Met Museum to Exhibit Thomas Hart Benton's Epic Mural "America Today"

Released: July 28, 2014

An upcoming exhibition will showcase the 2012 gift of Thomas Hart Benton’s epic mural "America Today" from AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. On view starting September 30 in the Museum’s Erving and Joyce Wolf Gallery in the American Wing, the exhibition will be organized into three sections: the first will feature a large selection of Benton’s studies for the mural; the second will present the mural installed in a facsimile of its original space at the New School; and the third will feature related works by other artists, all from the museum’s colle...

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A pair of "Elizabeth" chairs designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen broke previous auctions records with a final price of $39,360 at Clarke Auction.

Kofod-Larsen Chairs Bring Record Price at Clarke

Released: July 28, 2014

A pair of Ib Kofod-Larsen “Elizabeth” chairs brought a record $39,360 at Clarke Auction’s July 14th, 2014 sale. Each rosewood chair was marked with the Christiansen & Larsen company branding under the front seat rails. The upholstery was original but in very worn or absent condition, and the frames were in marvelous and complete original condition. A quick and competitive bout of bidding took place between the phones, the internet, the house, and several generous absentee bids. An internet bidder finally prevailed after raising the bids to over 25 times the high estimate.   ...

Qianlong scroll painting sold for more than estimated at Witherell's summer auction.

Paintings, Asian art and jewelry exceed expectations at Witherell’s summer auction

Released: July 28, 2014

Two paintings identified by Boston-based Vose Galleries that highlighted Witherell’s Summer Auction held July 9 to 23, 2014 sold for $10,200 and $6,000, including buyer’s premium, respectively. While Frank Duveneck’s “Reflections” was within estimates at $5,000 to $10,000, B.J. Blommers “Courtship Days” exceeded estimates of $1,000 to $2,000 by three to six times. Both paintings came from a Sacramento family collection that dates back to the nineteenth century. The auction brought in a total of $143,512, with an average price per lot of $627. “All categories performed well,” sa...

Raphaelle Peale (1774-1825), Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket, 1812, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Acquisition in memory of Ruth Carter Stevenson, President of the Board of Trustees, 1961-2013, with funds provided by the Ruth Carter Stevenson Memorial and Endowment Funds, 2014-7

Amon Carter Museum of American Art Acquires Masterpiece by Raphaelle Peale in Memory of Ruth Carter Stevenson

Released: July 26, 2014

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art has acquired the painting Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket (1813) by Raphaelle Peale (1774–1825). The first work by Peale to enter the collection, the still life painting was purchased in memory of the museum’s founder Ruth Carter Stevenson (1913–2013). It was offered in the million-dollar range by Philadelphia dealer Schwarz Gallery at this year's Winter Antiques Show in New York. The painting is on view beginning July 29 in the museum's main gallery.             “Raphaelle Peale ...

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Jane Stuart (attr.) portrait of George Washington after her father Gilbert Stuart's 1806 masterpiece.

Morgan Rank Collection of Folk Art & Musical Instruments and 19th Century Paintings Highlight Eldred's Summer Americana & Paintings Auction

Released: July 25, 2014

The Robert C. Eldred Co. is excited to announce its flagship Summer Americana & Paintings Auction, being held July 30 through August 1, 2014, will feature the Morgan Rank Collection of Folk Art and Musical Instruments. Mr. Rank had operated an eponymous gallery in East Hampton, New York, from the 1970s through 2001.   Highlights from this one-of-a-kind collection include an impressive Tramp Art secretary, an exceptional Black Americana fiddle carved in the form of “Sambo”, a pair of Moravian wedding chairs, early Outsider art, a papier-mâché cigar store Indian, and five Amis...

James Turrell at one of his best-known workings, the Roden Crater.

White House Announces National Medal of Arts Award Winners, includes Architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams, Artist James Turrell

Released: July 24, 2014

On Monday afternoon, July 28, 2014,  President Obama will award the 2013 National Medal of Arts to distinguished recipients in the East Room. The First Lady will also attend. The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities were established by the Congress in 1965 as independent agencies of the Federal Government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $5 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with State arts agencies, local lead...

Thomas Howland, oil on canvas by John Blanchard c.1855.

Newport Antiques Show Loan Exhibition to Explore Significant Rhode Island Objects

Released: July 24, 2014

The Rhode Island Historical Society and the Newport Historical Society will partner to present The Newport Antiques Show’s 2014 Loan Exhibit, "Fifty Objects That Shaped Rhode Island History." “Rhode Island, founded by an immigrant in 1636, has a rich, complicated history,” explains Kirsten Hammerstrom, Director of Collections at the Rhode Island Historical Society. “Its coastline encouraged a robust maritime trade and the entrepreneurial spirit of its people made it a vanguard in the industrial revolution.” “Rhode Island has served as a haven for the religiously persecuted and a...


Released: July 23, 2014

HUDSON, NY July 23, 2014:  After 41 years dealing art privately, The Caldwell Gallery has opened a retail gallery space in historic Hudson, NY. Caldwell Gallery Hudson will bring the same museum quality American and European artworks to this new location, which has nearly 2,800 square feet of exhibition space on two floors. The gallery will showcase a diverse selection of traditional, modern and contemporary artworks by a wide range of artists from the 19th through 21st centuries.  Their first exhibition, Summertime, runs through September 9th and features ic...

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...