Press Releases tagged with American art

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Celebrity Interior Designer Nina Magon of Contour Interior Design provides complimentary design seminars throughout Labor Day weekend.  Magon and her team find inspiration in paintings by local artist, Lorie Ofir.  Magon’s room is dedicated to CBS4’s Rudabeh Shahbazi.

South Florida Interior Designers Find Inspiration in Miami Art

Released: September 3, 2015

Anyone staying in town for Labor Day Weekend should not miss the Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show. The Show’s signature, Designer Vignettes for the Stars, features 5 showcases that highlight Miami’s unique style and pay tribute to South Florida television news personalities. And, for the first time, South Florida interior design firms source work by local artists for inspiration. The Show takes place from Friday, September 4 through to Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.   The Honorees who will be presented with their custom room design are: ...


BALTIMORE SUMMER ANTIQUES SHOW CONTINUES TO SHINE A SPOTLIGHT ON ANTIQUES INDUSTRY AND THE CITY WITH 35TH EDITION

Released: August 24, 2015

Show Wows Collectors of Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry; Receives Accolades and Reports Strong Sales The 35th annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show came to a close this past Sunday after four days of impressive sales, drawing robust and enthusiastic crowds of more than 25,000 collectors. The attendees, which included private collectors, art connoisseurs, museum curators, interior designer and non-exhibiting dealers were impressed with the consistent quality and quantity of dealers that presented aisle after aisle of extraordinary fine art, antiques and jewelry. Produced by the ...


Two New Printmaking Exhibitions at The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York

Released: September 2, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    The Heckscher Museum of Art Presents Graphic Appeal: Modern Prints from the Collection and James Rosenquist: Tripartite Prints     Huntington, NY – The Heckscher Museum of Art is pleased to present Graphic Appeal: Modern Prints from the Collection and James Rosenquist: Tripartite Prints, now on view. Featuring over five dozen exceptional works, these exhibitions highlight the significance of printmaking in 20th-century art, as artists explored the expressive range of traditional processes and developed new techniques. &nbs...


laine de Kooning, Bullfight, 1959.  Oil on canvas; 77-5/8 x 131-1/4 x 1-1/8 in.  Denver Art Museum: Vance H.  Kirkland Acquisition Fund.  Courtesy Mark Borghi Fine Art, New York, NY.  © Elaine de Kooning Trust

Landmark Exhibition at Denver Art Museum Highlights Women’s Contributions to Abstract Expressionism

Released: September 1, 2015

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will present the first full-scale museum presentation celebrating the female artists of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Organized by the DAM and curated by Gwen Chanzit, Women of Abstract Expressionism brings together 51 paintings to examine the distinct contributions of 12 artists who played an integral role in what has been recognized as the first fully-American modern art movement. On view June 12, 2016 through Sept. 25, 2016, the exhibition presents a nuanced profile of women working on the East and West Coasts during the 1940s and ’50s, provi...

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Lot 59.  Henry Francois Farny (American, 1847-1916)

Aspire Auctions Inc. September 2015 Fine Art & Antiques Online Auction

Released: August 31, 2015

Aspire Auctions Inc. is proud to present the current online auction catalog featuring items from the Martha Jackson Gallery as well as rare works from fine estates. Two watercolors by the famous painter & illustrator Henry Francois Farney, lots 59 & 60, are offered with estimates of $100,000.00 - $200,000.00 each, both depicting American Indians. "A Friend in Need" by sculptor Carl Kauba, lot 156, is offered with an estimate of $10,000.00 - $15,000.00. Lot 7. by William Aiken Walker depicting a cabin is estimated $8,000.00 - $12,000.00. Manuf...


Diane Silver, "Baptism", 48x96 in, Mixed Media, 2015

Diane Silver's SACRAMENT Seven New Large Abstract Works on Canvas

Released: August 26, 2015

Coagula Curatorial presents Diane Silver's SACRAMENT Seven New Large Abstract Works on Canvas September 2, 2015 – October 4, 2015 Artist reception: Saturday, September 5, from 7:00pm - 11:00 pm Artist talk: Sunday, September 6, from 5:00pm - 6:00 pm Los Angeles, CA. (August 25, 2015) Coagula Curatorial (Los Angeles) is pleased to present Sacrament, an exhibition of new works by Diane Silver. The exhibit runs from Wednesday, September 2 thru Sunday, October 4th. Additionally, Coagula Curatorial will host an Artist talk with Diane Silver, art critic Pete...


Eli Cantini.  Con sus hijas.  Acrylic on Canvas.  31.5"x19.5"

An International Celebration of Art at Agora Gallery

Released: August 30, 2015

This September, two shows open at Agora Gallery that represent the great diversity and excitement in the emerging international art scene. In the exhibition Enigmatic Visions, artists from around the world present abstract and figurative two-dimensional works that use color and composition to tell extraordinary stories about the world around us. In Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition, twenty-two artists present 75 paintings, sculptures, digital works, and mixed media pieces that prove the Latin American art scene is as multifaceted and innovative as any. Thes...


See handcrafted rustic furniture and furnishings like this piece by L.  Post Rustics at the 28th Annual Rustic Furniture Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Sept 12 and 13, at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y.

28th Annual Rustic Furniture Fair explores style's roots and branches Sept. 12 - 13 at Adirondack Museum

Released: August 29, 2015

The Adirondack Museum will present its 28th Annual Rustic Furniture Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12 and 13, on its campus in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y., with a comprehensive look at classic and contemporary uses of the rustic aesthetic. The festival celebrates all styles of rustic creation, presented by more than 50 of today’s artisans and artists, chosen by the museum for their unique style as expressed in handcrafted furniture, household furnishings, and Adirondack paintings. Rustic Roots Rusticity is a quintessentially American expression, inspired by...


August Sander (German, (1876 –1964), Bricklayer, 1928

Join Rago Auctions on Tuesday, September 8, for a Lecture by Stephen Perloff, "The Portrait in Photography"

Released: August 29, 2015

JOIN RAGO AUCTIONS ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, FOR A LECTURE BY STEPHEN PERLOFF, “THE PORTRAIT IN PHOTOGRAPHY”   Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Tuesday, September 8 featuring Stephen Perloff, founder and editor of The Photo Review, speaking in a lecture entitled, “The Portrait in Photography” at 6 pm.   “From the very earliest days of photography, photographers have sought to capture portraits not only of the famous, but of the notable, as well as of everyday people,” says Stephen Perloff. “How they focus their gaze a...


Clark Hulings (1922-2011),Lower Colonias, oil on panel, 30 x 60 in, $100,000-$200,000

Jackson Hole Art Auction announces addendum lots

Released: August 26, 2015

Jackson, Wyoming – September 18-19, 2015 – Trailside Galleries of Jackson, WY and Scottsdale, AZ, in partnership with Gerald Peters Gallery of Santa Fe, NM and New York, NY are pleased to present the ninth annual Jackson Hole Art Auction. The Session I sale will be held at 12:00 PM MST on Friday, September 18 at Trailside Galleries in downtown Jackson Hole. The Session II sale will be held at 12:00 PM MST on Saturday, September 19 at the award-winning Center for the Arts venue. Both sessions will be led by auctioneer Jason Brooks. The Jackson Hole Art Auction is pleased to announce five...


Steve Tobin American, b.  1957 Bronze Root, 2010 bronze Loan, courtesy of the artist

NEW SCULPTURE TAKES ‘ROOT’ IN READING PUBLIC MUSEUM’S ARBORETUM

Released: August 28, 2015

  Just in time for the end of summer, The Reading Public Museum is pleased to announce the placement of Bronze Root, 2010, by renowned Pennsylvania artist Steve Tobin. The work is on a three-year loan from the artist and will be positioned at The Museum’s Entrance Plaza. That site has been host to loaned outdoor sculpture, most recently Ant X and Ant O, the popular sculptures by Susan P. Cochran of Florida. Eventually, the site will be the permanent home of an important bronze sculpture that has been promised to The Museum by one of its leading donors. Bronze Root is monumental ...


(pair) PAUL THEK (American, 1933-1988)

THREE MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS AT THE UPCOMING SEPTEMBER CRN AUCTION

Released: August 27, 2015

CRN Auctions, Inc., Cambridge, MA    Three very special lots, all fresh on the market, will be offered in the upcoming September 13th sale which demonstrate the diversity of period and country of origin for which CRN Auctions is known. The auction is comprised of an extensive variety of American, English, Continental and Asian works of art, furniture and decorative accessories, silver, estate carpets, and Chinese Export porcelains spanning the late 17th through mid 20th centuries.    First item of the sale, one of eighty lots of art, is a diptych of contemporary p...


Michael Conforti

Group Gives $6.5 Million to Clark Art Institute in Honor of Retiring Director Michael Conforti

Released: August 26, 2015

A leadership group of trustees, benefactors, staff, and close associates has made a $6.5 million gift to the Clark Art Institute to honor Michael Conforti’s vision and leadership during his twenty-year tenure as its director. Conforti announced his retirement earlier this year and will step down at the end of this month. In recognition of Conforti’s many contributions to the growth of the Institute, the Clark’s Board of Trustees will rename the West Pavilion in the new Clark Center as the Michael Conforti Pavilion. The gift provides capital and operating support for the pavilion and als...


Robert Motherwell (American, 1915-1991) Night Music Opus #24, 1989 (Lot 477, Estimate $40,000-$60,000)

Skinner Features Fresh-to-Market Works during American & European Art Auctions, September 11th

Released: August 26, 2015

BOSTON, MA – August 26, 2015 – On September 11th, Skinner, Inc. will host two outstanding auctions of American & European Works of Art, beginning at 12PM with a superb range of Fine Prints & Photographs, and followed by an excellent selection of Fine Paintings & Sculpture at 4 PM. An accompanying online-only auction of Fine Art, covering sculpture, prints, paintings, and photographs, will take place from September 2nd through 15th. All items can be viewed in person at Skinner’s Boston Gallery on Wednesday, September 9th from 12 PM to 5 PM, Thursday, September 10th from 12 PM...


A rare confederate map by William Aiken Walker.

EXCITING FINDS IN WOOTEN & WOOTEN AUCTIONEERS SUMMER SALE

Released: August 26, 2015

Wooten & Wooten Auctioneers is pleased to announce strong results for their summer sale, which took place on July 25, 2015 in Camden, South Carolina.  The Southeast’s fastest growing auction house, Wooten & Wooten Auctioneers is quickly becoming known for their fine offerings of Southern Americana.  This sale included a rare Confederate map by William Aiken Walker which realized $22,800 (including premium).  The piece was created by Walker during his time in the Confederate Engineers Corps and is the only signed (in type) printed example of his cartography; the map w...


Julian Onderdonk’s Road to the Hills post conservation in the DMA’s Paintings Conservation Studio, April 2015 (Julian Onderdonk, Road to the Hills, c.  1918, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of the Dallas Shakespeare Club in memory of Elizabeth Patterson Kiest, 1919.2)

Dallas Museum of Art Restores, Displays Julian Onderdonk Masterpiece for First Time in 60 years

Released: August 24, 2015

The painting Road to the Hills by famed Texas artist Julian Onderdonk has been newly restored in the DMA’s Paintings Conservation Studio. Considered a masterpiece of early 20th-century Texas art, the painting will now be on view in the Museum’s American art galleries on Level 4 after an absence of 60 years. Purchased in 1919 by the Dallas Shakespeare Club and donated to the Museum in that same year, Road to the Hills, c. 1918, was created at the height of the artist’s career. The painting depicts the bright, reflective light of the midday sun on an isolated white road in the Texas Hill ...

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The Estate of Dr.  Floyd "Fred" Loop and Dr.  Bernadine Healy to be sold August 29 onsite in Gates Mills, Ohio - just outside of Cleveland.

Garth’s Auctions to Sell Estate of Former Cleveland Clinic CEO

Released: August 24, 2015

On August 29, in the tony Cleveland suburb of Gates Mills, Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers will conduct a one day on-site auction of the estate of the late Dr. Floyd (“Fred”) Loop. From 1989 through 2004, Dr. Loop served as CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, turning a $30M deficit into a $30M surplus within his first year in the position. Under Dr. Loop’s leadership, the Cleveland Clinic underwent massive expansion to become one of the world’s leading medical centers. As a cardiac surgeon, Dr. Loop operated on thousands of patients, including international political and business leader...


Martin Johnson Heade, Storm Cloud Over the Marshes, ca.  1871–75.

New-York Historical Society Gifted Major Collection of Hudson River School Paintings Plus Ed Ruscha

Released: August 23, 2015

The New-York Historical Society has received two major donations to its collection. Fifteen Hudson River School paintings—collected over the course of two decades by the late Arthur and Eileen Newman and including such artists as Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church, and Martin Johnson Heade—will join New-York Historical’s extraordinary collection of 19th-century American paintings. The Museum has also been gifted a stellar contemporary work by longtime New-York Historical Society Trustee Sid Lapidus and his wife Ruth: Fanned Book by Ed Ruscha (2013). Dr. Linda S. Ferber, the New-Yor...

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Three cabinets filled with nothing but perfume bottles -- many of them French -- are just part of the massive inventory of antiques and collectibles that will be sold Aug.  26-30 in the estate sale.

Astounding 85-year lifetime antiques collection will be sold on-site, Aug. 26-30 in Georgia

Released: August 24, 2015

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – An astounding single-owner lifetime collection of art glass, perfume bottles, banquet lamps, Dresden figurines, pickle castors and thousands of other items, many of them rare and all fresh to the market, will be sold August 26th-30th at a massive estate sale in the recently deceased collector’s residence at 1120 Henry Terrace in Lawrenceville, near Atlanta. Mary Haugk (1921-2015) began collecting as an eight-year-old child in 1929, the year of the stock market crash, with dolls, doll furniture and accessories, children’s sized furniture, tea sets and china. Remarkab...


This artist proof color lithograph on paper by Roy Lichtenstein, titled Pyramids (1969), sold for $10,030 at an auction held Aug.  8-9 by Ahlers & Ogletree in Atlanta.

Roy Lichtenstein artist proof color lithograph on paper, signed, brings $10,030 at auction

Released: August 24, 2015

ATLANTA, Ga. – An artist proof color lithograph on paper, signed in pencil by the renowned pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (Am., 1923-1997), titled Pyramids (1969), sold for $10,030 at a two-day, two-session auction held Aug. 8-9 by Ahlers & Ogletree, in the firm’s gallery at 715 Miami Circle (Ste. 210). Over the course of the two days, more than 1,000 premier lots came up for bid. Pyramids was one of two Lichtenstein lithographs that crossed the auction block in the Saturday, Aug. 8 session, which featured modern and contemporary works of art, design and furniture. The Sunday, Aug. 9 s...


This oil on canvas rendering of the Robert Penn Warren House in New Orleans, by the noted regional artist Robert Rucker, will be sold at auction Sept.  11-13 in New Orleans, La.

Paintings by Rucker, Fragonard, Millet, Drysdale will be part of Crescent City's Sept. 11-13 estates auction

Released: August 21, 2015

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The contents of Twin Oaks in Prairieville, La. (the onetime home of Robert Penn Warren, author of All the King's Men); items de-accessioned from the Alexandria Museum of Art in Alexandria, La.; and items descended in the family of Paul Capedevielle (who served as Mayor of New Orleans from 1900-1904) will all be sold at public auction, Sept. 11-13. These are the headlining collections in a massive three-day estates sale being held by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm's gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. The start times will be 12 o'clock noon o...


Kansas City Art Institute

Kansas City Art Institute Receives $25 Million from Anonymous Donor

Released: August 15, 2015

In its 130th year, the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) is honoring its past and celebrating its future, thanks to a $25 million gift, believed to be one of the largest donations to a North American art college.  The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation presented the $25 million donation on behalf of an anonymous donor during a private reception August 18 with KCAI’s board of trustees, faculty, staff and Kansas City arts community supporters in attendance. “For more than a century, the Kansas City Art Institute has been preparing students to transform the world cre...


"Steve Joester: From London to Havana: Rock and the Rhythm" Opens Labor Day Weekend at Lawrence Fine Art

Released: August 19, 2015

Lawrence Fine Art is pleased to announce that it will open "Steve Joester: From London to Havana: Rock and the Rhythm" at its East Hampton Gallery on Saturday of Labor Day weekend.  The show will continue for approximately three-and-a-half weeks. Joester is an acclaimed rock-and-roll photographer.  At the same time, as a British citizen, he has visited Cuba often and has photographed Old Havana numerous times since the 1990s. "We started talking about this idea even before the recent U.S.-Cuba rapprochement," explained gallery director Howard Shapiro.  "We wanted to il...


Lot 2249: Jean-Jacques Caffieri (French, 1725-1792), Depicting a river god, $10,000-15,000

Join Rago for Its First Great Estates Auction of the Season on Friday, September 11, 2015

Released: August 19, 2015

Lambertville, NJ: The Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold a Great Estates on Friday, September 11 at 10 a.m.  The sale features 749 lots of American, English and Continental furniture and decorative arts; art and furnishings from China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, as well as from the Middle East, Oceania and Africa; ephemera; rare books; textiles; militaria; prints and maps; and American Indian art. The Great Estates auction is preceded on September 10 by a live, online only auction of Asian art held exclusively on Bidsquare.com at 10 a.m., and a live auction of st...


Flowering Tree , 1903-1905.  Howard Pyle

Delaware Art Museum Unveils Newly Restored Howard Pyle Murals

Released: August 15, 2015

Early in 1903, illustrator Howard Pyle (1853-1911) began work on a set of nine wall-sized panels for the drawing room of his home at 907 Delaware Avenue in Wilmington, Delaware. The Delware Art Museum has announced that all nine panels are now on view in their entirety for the first time in 75 years. They have been semi-permanently installed in the Museum’s second floor Vinton Illustration Galleries. While two of the panels were on view during the Howard Pyle retrospective exhibition in 2011-2012, which celebrated the Museum’s 100th anniversary, the complete set has recently underg...

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