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Ten artworks by Birger Sandzen (Swedish-American, 1871-1954), including this painting titled Elko River Nevada, will be sold Feb.  18 by Woody Auction in Douglass, Kansas.

Ten artworks by Swedish-American painter Birger Sandzen (1871-1954) will headline Woody Auction's Feb. 18 sale

Released: January 23, 2017

DOUGLASS, Kan. – The massive single-owner collection of Emerson and Freda Moore of Wichita, Kansas, consisting of ten artworks by the Swedish-born American painter Birger Sandzen (1871-1954), plus fine examples of French cameo, miniature lamps, Loetz, Nippon, Rookwood and more will be sold by Woody Auction on Saturday, February 18th, in the firm’s gallery at 120 East 3rd Street in Douglass.   The sale will start promptly at 9:30 am Central time. For those unable to attend live, internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com. Absentee bids will also be accepted. “The Moores we...


Frank E.  Schoonover (1877-1972), Trappers On The Lake, 1932, oil on canvas, 20 by 44 inches, Estimate: $100,000-$150,000

Copley’s Winter Sale Returns To Charleston, SC On February 17

Released: January 18, 2017

Copley Fine Art Auctions will hold its Winter Sale on February 17 at the American Theater located in the Design District of Upper King Street in Charleston, South Carolina. The sale will take place on Friday, February 17 in conjunction with the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. Bidding on over 450 lots will begin at 11 am, with preview times running from 8:30 am until 10:30 am. Perennially balanced between fine art and decoys, Copley will offer a wide range of American, folk, sporting, wildlife, and western art. With its reputation for honesty, integrity, and accuracy, Copley continues t...


Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864–1946).  Georgia O’Keeffe, Prospect Mountain, Lake George, 1927.  Gelatin silver print, 4⅝ x 3⅝ in.  (11.8 x 9.3 cm).  National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1980.70.223.  © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern is the first exhibition to examine the renowned artist’s self-crafted persona

Released: January 18, 2017

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern offers a new look at the iconic American artist’s powerful ownership of her identity as an artist and a woman. This major exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum examines the modernist persona that Georgia O’Keeffe crafted for herself through her art, her dress, and her progressive, independent lifestyle. It will mark the first time O’Keeffe’s understated yet remarkable wardrobe will be presented in dialogue with key paintings, photographs, jewelry, accessories, and ephemera. Opening on March 3, Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern represents a homecoming of sorts, a...


“Recent Works” Revisited: The Collection of Timothy B. Stauffer to open at Lancaster Museum of Art

Released: January 17, 2017

Lancaster, PA – The Lancaster Museum of Art will kick off the 2017 year with a special exhibition of a gift of art works from the collection of Timothy B. Stauffer.  A Lancaster native, Stauffer is bequeathing the works in this exhibit as well as more to the newly merged Demuth Museum and Lancaster Museum of art. Anne M. Lampe Executive Director and Chief Curator notes, “this gift comes a prescient moment for the newly formed “One Museum, Two Locations.”  With the greater breadth of our mission we are reforming our ideas about our collections and Stauffer’s gift which varies from glass, to...


Two paintings by the British artist Lord Frederick Leighton (1830-1896), to include this work, will be sold in a televised live auction program called Auction Action On BCTV, Jan.  30th at 6 pm (EST).

Original artwork will be a major part of the debut of a new live-bidding TV show called Auction Action On BCTV, Jan. 30th

Released: January 18, 2017

READING, Pa. – Berks Community Television (BCTV) is bringing live auctions to television with the debut airing of a new show called Auction Action On BCTV on Monday evening, January 30th, at 6 pm, with the first item up for bid at 7 pm. The program will be hosted by Bill Howze, the owner of The Renaissance Auction Group in Reading, Pa., and host of the popular BCTV show All That Stuff. In the first hour of the show, Mr. Howze will explain how the auction works and preview featured lots. All bidding is online. Individuals can bid from anywhere in the world on their desktop or mobile devic...


Lenore Tawney (1907-2007) postcard collage to Maryette Charlton, March 18, 1980.  Maryette Charlton papers.  Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Before Internet Cats: Feline Finds from the Archives of American Art

Released: January 17, 2017

Archives of American Art presents Before Internet Cats: Feline Finds from the Archives of American Art, a new exhibition featuring 60 depictions and descriptions of cats from the Archives' collection by various artists in a range of mediums, on view April 28-October 29, 2017, at The Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery in Washington, DC. The exhibition features rare documents including sketches and drawings, letters, journals, and photographs from the 19th century through the 1980s, decades before cat videos came to dominate the Internet. Among the artists in the exhibition who paid tribute to...

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Amaranth Ehrenhalt, "The Process Being," 1974, watercolor on paper, 30.5 x 22

"Amaranth Ehrenhalt: Works on Paper" On-Line at Lawrence Fine Art

Released: January 17, 2017

The story of the post-WWII New York School painters is still being written, with the story of the female artists of that era still underappreciated. A well-timed show at the Denver Art Museum this past summer explored the contribution of the "Women of Abstract Expressionism," such as Elaine DeKooning, Joan Mitchell, Grace Hartigan, Perle Fine and others.  One of the last living members of that group is Amaranth Ehrenhalt. Ehrenhalt journeyed to Paris after the war and settled there as an expatriate artist for the next fifty-odd years. Le Select Cafe was the place where artists and cogn...


Beauford Delaney Portrait of a Young Musician, 1970 Acrylic on canvas, 51 × 38 in.  The Studio Museum in Harlem; gift of Ms.  Ogust Delaney Stewart, Knoxville, TN 2004.2.27 Photo: Marc Bernier

Studio Museum in Harlem Explores Black History and Culture in 'Circa 1970'

Released: January 15, 2017

The Studio Museum in Harlem will be open on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. On view, the exhibition Circa 1970 features a wide-ranging selection of works drawn from the Museum’s unparalleled collection, including recent major gifts, revisiting a crucial decade for African-American culture and the Studio Museum itself. Following the tumultuous 1960s, which ushered in new victories in civil rights, the 1970s was a decade of firsts in American society, and particularly in black culture. Many major American cities elected African-American mayors for the first ...

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Watercolor painting by George Alan Swanson (N.J., 1908-1968), of the ballet dancer Igor Youskevitch, artist signed and dated 1941 (est.  $3,000-$5,000).

Two dozen artworks by George Alan Swanson (N.J., 1908-1968), from the artist's estate, will be sold online by Shannon's, Jan. 19

Released: January 13, 2017

MILFORD, CT - Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers will host its first online auction of the year on Thursday, January 19th, at 2 pm Eastern time. The sale will include many high-quality paintings, prints, works on paper and sculptures. Also featured will be works from the artists’ estates of George Alan Swanson, Will Hutchins, Alfred Bricher and Pat Jensen, all accomplished painters.   The estate of George Alan Swanson (Am., 1908-1968) will comprise 24 offerings. A native of Bloomfield, N.J., Swanson achieved international success as an artist. From 1941, he painted the dancers of the Balle...


Beatrice Mandelman, Sea Shapes (#1), 1960s

Rosenberg & Co. announces representation of the estates of Beatrice Mandelman and Louis Ribak

Released: January 12, 2017

Rosenberg & Co. and The University of New Mexico Foundation are delighted to announce that the gallery now exclusively represents the estates of the artists Beatrice Mandelman and Louis Ribak. The two artists married in New York in 1942, and in 1944 they moved to Taos, New Mexico where they lived until the end of their lives; Louis Ribak passed away in 1979, and Beatrice Mandelman nearly two decades later in 1998. To inaugurate this new partnership, Rosenberg & Co. will hold a solo show, Beatrice Mandelman and the Sixties, opening on January 18, 2017. The exhibition will feature ...


Alexander Nemerov, department chair and Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities, Stanford University, presents the 66th A.  W.  Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts on Sundays, March 26, April 2, 9, 23, 30, and May 7, 2017, at the National Gallery of Art.

Alexander Nemerov of Stanford University Presents the 66th Annual A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts in 2017 at the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Released: January 12, 2017

Washington, DC—The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art has announced that Alexander Nemerov, department chair and Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities, Stanford University, will give the 66th annual A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, entitled The Forest: America in the 1830s. The preeminent lecture series will be held in the East Building Auditorium at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, on March 26, April 2, 9, 23, and 30, and May 7, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. In his six-part series, Nemerov wil...


Film still from I Called Him Morgan (Kasper Collin, 2016, 91 minutes), Washington premiere at the National Gallery of Art on Saturday, February 4, 2:30, as part of the series Alternate Takes: Jazz and Film.

2017 Winter Films at National Gallery of Art Include Nine Ciné-Concerts, Five Virginia Dwan Favorites, a Rare 35mm French Version of The Crucible, Hand-Tinted Italian Silents, a Washington Premiere, Archival Jazz Shorts, and Appearances by Eleven Filmmakers, Artists, and Musicians

Released: January 10, 2017

Washington, DC—The 2017 National Gallery of Art winter film program includes film series, ciné-concerts, special appearances by artists, filmmakers, and musicians, and a Washington premiere. The season opens with Virginia Dwan Selects, presenting five of Dwan's favorite feature films from the 1950s and 1960s. The series is a companion to the exhibition Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971, on view through January 29 in the recently renovated East Building. Other highlights include the series Jean Desmet's Dream Factory, 1906–1916, a selection of six programs with live piano acc...


Christo and Jeanne-Claude with the finished project "Valley Curtain, Rifle, Colorado," 1970-72, August 10, 1972, gelatin silver print, Shunk-Kender Photography Collection, Department of Image Collections, National Gallery of Art Library, Gift of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation in memory of Harry Shunk and János Kender.

Artistic Process of Christo and Jeanne-Claude Explored Through Installation of Documentary Photographs in National Gallery of Art Library Installation

Released: January 6, 2017

Washington, DC—From 1958 to 1973, Harry Shunk (German, 1924–2006) and János Kender (Hungarian, 1938–2009)—known collectively as Shunk-Kender, a partnership based initially in Paris and later in New York City—photographed the major European and American artists, studios, performances, and exhibitions of the era. A new installation from the National Gallery of Art Library presents selections from these photographs depicting artists Christo (b. 1935) and Jeanne-Claude (1935–2009), project staff, visitors, works of art, and related locations during the 1960s to early 1970s, including extensive...


Laura Gilpin, Maria Martinez Making Pottery, 1959; Gelatin silver print, 10 3/4 x 14 1/2 in.; Eugene B.  Adkins Collection at Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, and Fred Jones Jr.  Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman; © 1979 Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, L2007.0788

New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin at National Museum of Women in the Arts

Released: January 12, 2017

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) presents New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, on view from Feb. 17 through May 14, 2017. Contemporaries and friends, potter Maria Martinez (ca. 1887–1980) and photographer Laura Gilpin (1891–1979) shaped the image of the Southwest as a culturally rich region fostering artistic expression. Martinez’s bold adaptation of an ancient black-on-black pottery design technique reflected her Pueblo artistic traditions and appealed to a minimalist modern sensibility. Gilpin, hailed during her lifetime as the “grand dame of Ameri...


Mockup, Bjørn Okholm Skaarup's Hippo Ballerina, 2016.

Bronze Hippo Ballerina makes her NYC Debut this Feb 7 - July 31

Released: January 3, 2017

Standing over 15 feet tall, weighing over 2 and a half tons, cast in bronze, and clad in a copper tutu, Hippo Ballerina, 2016, by Danish artist Bjørn Okholm Skaarup, will be making her Broadway debut from February 7 – July 31, 2017, at Dante Park at the intersection of 64th Street and Broadway. Following in the mighty footsteps of impressive animal sculptures including the raging bull, crouching cougar, and lounging lions that lord over the city’s most treasured landmarks, NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program has given Hippo Ballerina a pride of place right across from Lincoln Center for th...


Ibram Lassaw, Gyre 2, 1995, Bronze & Various Alloys, 12" x 8" x 11 1/2"

“Abstract 50’s Masters (Where Were the Mistresses?)”

Released: September 30, 2016

Thru Saturday, February 25th 2017   Abstract art has roots in the late 19th century and reached ascendance in the late 40’s – 50’s. Philip Pavia (sculptor), one of the leaders of “the Club and his publication “It is” was seminal in the championing of abstract art. Our exhibition emphasizes the pluralistic nature of abstraction: gesture, geometric, and introspection. Abstract expressionism uses gesture and was an important development in abstract art (Action painting). Most of the artists began traditionally using grids and sketches, as they were taught. They went on to their indivi...


The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists Announces $1 Million Gift from the Gross Family Foundation

Released: January 11, 2017

Donation Made in Memory of Influential Photojournalist Doug Pensinger to Provide Career and Business Development Assistance for Photographers The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) is honored to receive a $1 million grant from the William and Sue Gross Family Foundation in support of the Pensinger Photography Fund, an arm of the noted national nonprofit. CHF is challenging its supporters to match this generous gift and plans to raise significant complementary funding by the end of 2017. Doug Pensinger was a lauded photojournalist with Getty Images Editorial Sport. U...


Joseph Kleitsch, The Oriental Shop [detail], 1922.  Oil on canvas, 32 x 40 inches.  Crocker Art Museum, Melza and Ted Barr Collection

The Golden Twenties: Portraits and Figure Paintings by Joseph Kleitsch

Released: January 11, 2017

The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) will present The Golden Twenties: Portraits and Figure Paintings by Joseph Kleitsch, March 6 to Aug. 6, 2017. The first museum exhibition to focus on the work of innovative portraitist and California Impressionist Joseph Kleitsch (1882-1931), The Golden Twenties characterizes Southern California during this tumultuous decade through depictions of the people who helped shape it. Though the artist was highly praised by critics and collectors during his lifetime for his brazen use of color and expressive brushstroke, he fell into relative obscuri...

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Ernest L.  Blumenschein, The Chief Speaks, 1917, oil on canvas; Private Collection, photograph courtesy Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, N.M.

“The Taos Society of Artists” Exhibition Brings Vibrant, American Masterpieces to Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

Released: January 12, 2017

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West pays tribute to the Taos Society of Artists − one of the most influential schools of American painting in the nation’s history − with a major exhibition of masterpieces through April 30, 2017. “The Taos Society of Artists,” which opened on January 10, 2017, features paintings by the Society’s 12 members and seven associate members, and includes 80 of the finest and most valued Society artworks ever exhibited together. The paintings are on loan from institutions across the country, as well as private collections. Rarely seen artworks in the ...


Howard Norton Cook, Looking up Broadway, 1937 lithograph.

American Prints of Urban Life Celebrated at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, February 26 through August 6, 2017

Released: January 10, 2017

Washington, DC—American artists of the early 20th century sought to interpret the beauty, power, and anxiety of the modern age in diverse ways. Through depictions of bustling city crowds and breathtaking metropolitan vistas, 25 black-and-white prints on view in The Urban Scene: 1920–1950 will explore the spectacle of urban modernity. Prints by recognized artists such as Louis Lozowick (1892–1973) and Reginald Marsh (1898–1954), as well as lesser-known artists including Mabel Dwight (1875–1955), Gerald Geerlings (1897–1998), Victoria Hutson Huntley (1900–1971), Martin Lewis (1881–1962), and...


John Singleton Copley, The Fountaine Family, 1776.

Rare British Family Portrait by John Singleton Copley Goes on Public Display for First Time

Released: January 11, 2017

John Singleton Copley’s The Fountaine Family 1776 has been accepted for the nation through Arts Council England’s Cultural Gift Scheme and allocated to Tate. Copley was considered to be the leading painter of his day, and this is the only conversation piece by the artist to enter a public collection in the UK. The group portrait, donated by David Posnett OBE, is a rare example of work from the beginning of the artist’s career in England. It is now on public display for the first time and is accompanied at Tate Britain by two preparatory drawings which feature the young boy in the painting,...


Leo Villareal, 2013, light emitting diodes, computer, custom software, circuitry, wood, plexiglas, 37.5 x 73.5 x 3.75 inches, ed: 3.

Art Miami Kicks Off its 2017 Winter Season with the Inaugural Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Fair

Released: January 11, 2017

The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary art fair, presented by Art Miami and sponsored by the City of West Palm Beach, will make its debut in West Palm Beach City’s Tent Site from January 12th through January 15th, 2017. The fair will open on Thursday evening with an exclusive VIP Preview benefiting The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, sponsored by Christie’s International Real Estate who is the official luxury real estate sponsor of Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary. Together with its international affiliates, Christie’s International Real Estate will host an elegant booth at the ...


From Voices of the Past: Objects from the Colonial Williamsburg Art Museums: Weathervane, Probably Wells, Maine, 1850-1880, iron, pine, paint, and gilt, gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1933.700.1

The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg Join the Prestigious Global Roster of Museums Participating in Sotheby's Museum Network

Released: January 11, 2017

The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg is pleased to join the list of esteemed international museums that comprise Sotheby’s Museum Network, a new online destination that makes videos from leading museums accessible to a vast global audience of art collectors and aficionados. Through its participation on the site, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, which will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2017, and the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Art Museum will gain another vehicle for bringing material from their world-class collections to a broader audience. The Art Museums will be added ...


Rendering for Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Lucas Museum Plans to Build in Los Angeles

Released: January 10, 2017

From the Board of Directors, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art  “After extensive due diligence and deliberation, the Board of Directors of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is pleased to announce plans to build the museum in Exposition Park in Los Angeles. We have been humbled by the overwhelmingly positive support we received from both San Francisco and Los Angeles during our selection process. Settling on a location proved to be an extremely difficult decision precisely because of the desirability of both sites and cities.  The board wishes to extend a special thanks to Mayor Ed Lee and ...

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Artist Lita Albuquerque will be honored as the Artist of the Year at Art Palm Springs 2017, February 16-19.    Lita Albuquerque, Image Courtesy of the Artist and USC Fisher Museum of Art Photography by Caren Levin

Lita Albuquerque announced as Art Palm Springs 2017 Artist of the Year

Released: January 6, 2017

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (December 16, 2016) – Art Palm Springs is proud to announce Lita Albuquerque, a pioneering artist and leader of California’s Light and Space art movement in the 1970s, as its 2017 Artist of the Year. Coinciding with Presidents’ Day Weekend, Art Palm Springs brings together more than 60 galleries from the U.S., South America and Europe, along with hundreds of artists from around the globe to the Palm Springs Convention Center February 16 through 19, 2017. Represented at the Fair by Peter Blake Gallery (Laguna Beach, Calif.), Albuquerque joins the ranks of past Art ...


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