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John Himmelfarb, Hero, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 66 x 90 in.

Workhorse that delivered American Dream featured in "John Himmelfarb: TRUCKS"

Released: January 24, 2015

Chicago-based artist John Himmelfarb's exhibition, "TRUCKS," will be on view at Auburn University's Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art from Saturday, Jan. 24, through Sunday, May 10. The survey of work, more than a decade in the making, showcases the iconic image of trucks as represented in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. Whether you are brand loyal to Ford or Chevrolet, there's an association that's uniquely American about the truck. Covered in mud or meticulously detailed, the vehicle is a symbol of pride for some drivers. Workers haul their tools and materials for a ...

O.  Gail Poole, "I Saw the Light"

AN UNTAMED ARTIST’S WORK ROARS BACK TO LIFE: Late Oklahoma painter O. Gail Poole gains new attention thanks to daughter’s efforts

Released: January 22, 2015

As one of Oklahoma’s most prolific and adventurous artists, O. Gail Poole never stayed in one place long enough for anyone to build a box around him. The only constant was his unerring skill with a paintbrush, and when Poole died in 2013 at age 77, he left behind hundreds of oils, encaustics, pastels, watercolors and works in pen and ink, along with a Herculean task for his daughter, Nicole Poole. Sequestering herself in a Norman, Okla. storage space over the course of two hot summers, Nicole Poole carefully catalogued her father’s work, which ranges wildly from traditional Western Art,...

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Robert Rauschenberg (U.S.A., 1925–2008), Drawing for Stoned Moon Book, 1970.  Photo collage with watercolor and colored pencil on illustration board.  Lent by Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.  © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.  Photo by Glenn Steigelman.

Cantor Exhibition Presents Rarely Seen Art by Robert Rauschenberg Documenting First Manned Flight to the Moon

Released: January 22, 2015

Loose in Some Real Tropics: Robert Rauschenberg’s “Stoned Moon” Projects, 1969–70, is on view through March 16, 2015, at Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center. In the early 1960s, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) created an art program designed to make the innovations and adventures of the space program accessible to the public through the probing lens of artistic vision. Iconic American artist Robert Rauschenberg was among those invited to interpret NASA’s activities. Acclaimed as the first postmodern artist and a forerunner of the Pop Art movement, Rauschenb...

Lillian Nassau in her gallery on Third Avenue, circa 1962

Lillian Nassau LLC Celebrates its 70th Year

Released: January 22, 2015

Lillian Nassau LLC, world-renowned specialists in the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany and Tiffany Studios, celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.  Lillian Nassau opened her antiques shop in 1945 in New York City on Third Avenue between 54th and 55th streets, specializing in 18th and 19th Century porcelain, glass and objets d'art. In the 1950’s she became increasingly interested in the decorative arts of the Art Nouveau period.  Mrs. Nassau was the first to handle the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany and Tiffany Studios, including Tiffany Studios Lamps and Tiffany Favrile Glass a...

William Pachner // The Forrest 1961 // Oil on canvas // 50.5 x 42.75 inches

Abstract Expressionist William Pachner Exhibition at Mindy Solomon Gallery

Released: January 20, 2015

2015 marks the 100th year of life for painter William Pachner—a journey that can be measured in concert with the chronology of his work. Wholly authentic in his visual musings, his trajectory follows the pattern of 20th century stylistic milestones, while retaining the fluidity and expressiveness of Pachner’s own unique artistry. His Abstract Expressionist drawings and paintings are a visual feast, embodying swirling colors and texture, while his deeply layered surfaces speak to a much deeper world concern.  Miami's Mindy Solomon Gallery will present WILLIAM PACHNER: Selected ...

Rendering of Scottsdale's Museum of the West

Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West Opens its Doors to Public

Released: January 20, 2015

Shining like a desert star in the heart of historic Old Town Scottsdale, Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West will be a premier cultural destination in a locale that has been called “The West’s Most Western Town.” Opened to the public on January 15, 2015, the City-owned museum boldly immerses its guests in the essence of the American West, past and present, through stunning artworks by renowned artists, historic artifacts of the Old and New West, interactive exhibits, multi-media productions, and an ongoing schedule of fun, educational programs and public events. “Western Spi...

Martin Luther King, Jr., 1981.  John Woodrow Wilson, American.  Charcoal on cream wove paper Sheet: 38 1/8 x 29 7/16 inches (96.8 x 74.8 cm).  125th Anniversary Acquisition.  Purchased with funds contributed by the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in honor of the 125th Anniversary of the Museum and in celebration of African American art, 2000 2000-34-1

Represent: 200 Years of African American Art opens at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Released: January 18, 2015

Represent: 200 Years of African American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (through April 5, 2015) highlights selections from the Museum’s exceptional holdings of African American art and celebrates the publication of a catalogue examining the breadth of these noteworthy collections. With work by renowned artists such as Henry Ossawa Tanner, Horace Pippin, Jacob Lawrence, and Carrie Mae Weems, the exhibition showcases a range of subjects, styles, mediums, and traditions. Since the Museum’s acquisition of Tanner’s painting The Annunciation in 1899, its collections of...

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900+ Lots from Around the World at Garth's First Sale of 2015

Released: January 16, 2015

Columbus, OH - Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers has amassed a quality auction with over 900 lots of fine and decorative antiques from all over the world. With an Asian Arts session kicking off the two days of selling on the morning of January 29, followed by Continental later that day and Country Americana on Friday, January 30, the auction is sure to offer something for every genre of collecting. “There has been strong interest in auctions that have a wide variety of choice items,” comments company CEO, Jeff Jeffers. “Some collectors are highly focused, but most people appreciate an o...

Ernest Briggs, Untitled, 1950, Untitled, Oil on Canvas, 72" x 68"

Abstract Approaches at Anita Shapolsky Gallery

Released: October 17, 2014

Through March, Ernest Briggs, Lawrence Calcagno, Friedel Dzubas, Amaranth Ehrenhalt, Joseph Fiore, Stanley Hayter, Carl Hecker, Buffie Johnson, Michael Loew, Jeanne Miles, Betty Parsons, Irving Petlin, Jeanne Reynal, Ethel Schwabacher, Thomas Sills The Anita Shapolsky Gallery is pleased to present “Abstract Approaches”, a comprehensive collection of many works from the The New York School of the 1950s and 1960s, as well as works as early as 1935 and as recent as 2009. Abstract art means many things. It is not as simple as a room full of gestural paintings, almost indistinguishable fr...

Samia Halaby (Palestinian, b.  1937) #270 (Rainbow Spirals), Oil on canvas.

Modern and Contemporary Prints and Paintings at Gray’s

Released: January 17, 2015

Selections from the Stanley Yulish collection of contemporary and modern prints and paintings are up for auction at Gray’s in Cleveland on January 28th, with live online bidding provided by The auction includes pieces from established artists including Dali, Picasso, Henry Moore, Georges Rouault and Max Ernst together with works from pop to op including Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Victor Vasarely, Yaacov Agam, Richard Anuskiewicz and George Snyder. Highlights of the auction include Lot 1, a free spirited lithograph from 1930, Bather by Raoul Dufy. It is s...

Janet Mait, "Marigold," acrylic on canvas, 2014, 50 x 48

Lawrence Fine Art to Showcase Modern and Contemporary Masters at Palm Springs Fine Art Fair

Released: January 19, 2015

Lawrence Fine Art will showcase a strong roster of mid-century and contemporary masters across genres at the upcoming Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Valentine's Day Weekend, February 12-15. The fair is part of Modernism Week in Palm Springs. The gallery will exhibit an early work by Abstract Expressionist painter Cleve Gray and a series of "very Motherwell" collages circa 1950 by Rolph Scarlett. The collages have never been seen before. Also on tap are works by Pop artist Marjorie Strider, work by acclaimed contemporary sculptor Albert Paley, a "stunning" triptych by Etsuko Ichikawa, wh...

Jean Gabriel Domergue, La Danseuse du Lido, circa 1930, oil on canvas, 25 5/8 high x 21 1/4 wide


Released: January 15, 2015

Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau Antiques will present Innocence, Temptation and Power: The Evolution of Women in Art from March 27–May 4, 2015 at the M.S. Rau Gallery in New Orleans. Organized by recognized expert in 18th and 19th century fine art, art patron and owner of M.S. Rau, William Rau, the exhibition will include more than forty notable works, many of which will be exhibited for the first time, by fine art masters including William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Jean-Leon Gerome, Henri Matisse, Berthe Morisot, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Reno...

Charles Howard oil (1962)

Caldwell Gallery Hudson opens Winter exhibition.

Released: January 15, 2015

Caldwell Gallery Hudson is pleased to open our Winter exhibition "A Gallery Collects - American Art (1870's-1970's). The exhibition features more than 50 works in a wide range of subjects and styles. Highlights include: Carl Holty's "Red Gold" (1958), a major expressionist work by the artist exhibited in his one-man show at Graham Gallery in NY in 1958. Henry Lee McFee's "The Blue Compote" (1930-31) which is reproduced in John Baker's monogaph on the artist as "Current whereabouts unknown". Charles Houghton Howard's rare surrealist work from 1962 which he exhibited in his one-ma...

Peach Vase on Pedestal, 2014, Collection of the Artist

Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk by Ceramicist Cliff Lee, “My Work, My Love, My Passion” on Thursday, February 12

Released: January 15, 2015

RAGO AUCTIONS OPEN HOUSE FEATURES A TALK BY CERAMICIST CLIFF LEE, “MY WORK, MY LOVE, MY PASSION” ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12.   Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Thursday, February 12, featuring ceramicist Cliff Lee speaking at 6 pm. Dr. Lee is an artist who presents himself with problems and revels in the discovery of their solutions - devising new (usually laborious) techniques and developing proprietary glazes. In “My Work, My Love, My Passion” Dr. Lee will provide insight into his creative process. The talk takes place during the pr...

after John James Audubon (1785-1851), Snowy Owl, hand-colored engraving, 38 ¾ by 25 ⅞ inches, ($60/90,000)

Copley’s Winter Sale Returns to Charleston on February 12, 2015

Released: January 14, 2015

Copley Fine Art Auctions ( is pleased to announce its upcoming Winter Sale 2015, which will be held on February 12th at the American Theater in Charleston, South Carolina. Copley will return with a dynamic offering of over 560 items including American paintings, drawings, prints, folk art, bird decoys, and antique bamboo fly rods and reels. A preview of the lots will be available on Wednesday, February 11th from 5-7 PM and again on Thursday, February 12th from 8:00-10:00 AM. The auction will begin at 10 AM, and online bidding will be offered through Bidsquare and Invaluab...

art on paper Launching March 5 - 8 on Pier 26 in NYC

Released: January 13, 2015

For Immediate Release                       Media Contact Kelly Freeman, Communications 212.518.6912 - -  art on paper launches in March of 2015 -   Pier 26, New York City ********* March 5 - 8, 2015 Brooklyn, New York - January 12, 2015 - Art Market Productions is pleased to announce art on paper, an art fair from the producers of Miami Project, launching in March, 2015 on Manhattan’s vibrant Tribeca waterfr...

Vetting at TEFAF Maastricht in 2010

TEFAF Taps Patrick van Maris as New CEO

Released: January 13, 2015

Several months ago, Paul Hustinx informed the Executive Committee of TEFAF, that during 2015, he wished to step down as Managing Director of TEFAF, a position which he has held for 17 years. In view of this and to support its future ambitions, the Executive Committee of TEFAF, the world's leading fair for art, antiques and design, has appointed Patrick van Maris as its new Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 1 May 2015. Paul Hustinx discussed his desire to step down with the Chairman of the Executive Committee, Willem van Roijen, last summer. “I felt that ...

Michael Goldberg (1924-2007), Untitled (2/05-S), 2005, oil and oil stick on canvas, 78" x 73 7/8", signed and dated

Michael Goldberg: Making His Mark, Paintings and Drawings, 1985-2005

Released: January 7, 2015

One Show, Two Cities:   Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY: January 17–March 14, 2015 Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA: February 21–April 18, 2015 Opening Reception at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery: Friday, January 16th / 6:00-8:00pm (New York—January 7, 2015) Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is pleased to present Michael Goldberg: Making His Mark, Paintings & Drawings, 1985-2005, a single exhibition of paintings and works on paper running simultaneously in New York and Los Angeles. Spanning the last two decades of the artist’s career, the exhibition is the joi...

"Street Dog," by Federico Uribe, 2014


Released: January 13, 2015

Whether it’s a single artist or a thematic booth, visitors to the 4th edition of Metro Curates, opening on January 22, at the Metropolitan Pavilion,will cast their collective eye on a veritable treasure trove of the unusual and unexpected. Here is a sampling of some of the spectacular highlights that make this four-day fair a must-see for art lovers of all persuasions:   WHERE: Adelson Galleries, Boston (Booth 216) MUST-SEE: Street Dog by Federico Uribe, 2014 WHY: Demonstrating Uribe's mastery in his preferred unconventional medium of colored pencils, this vibrant sculptur...

Carie Moyer, Four Dreams in an Open Room, 2013.  Courtesy of the artist and CANADA LLC.

The Rose at Brandeis Reconsiders Modern Art in Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler

Released: January 12, 2015

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University presents Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler, a groundbreaking exhibition that reconsiders the history of modern art and its renewed meaning for contemporary artists, February 11 – June 7, 2015, in the Foster Gallery. An opening reception will be held from 5-8pm on Tuesday, February 10. Pretty Raw takes the work of the artist Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) as the point of departure for an alternative version of modernist art over the past 50 years, a story usually written as a series of male masters. In this new history, decoratio...

Sean Scully, Wall of Light Peru, 2000, oil on linen, 110 x 132 in., Gift of Mary and Jim Patton, © 2014 Sean Scully

North Carolina Museum of Art Receives Major Gift of Works of Art from Private Collection

Released: January 11, 2015

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) has acquired a major gift of works of modern and contemporary art from the private collection of Jim and Mary Patton. Amassed over a lifetime, the Pattons’ collection includes seminal works by masters of mid- to late-20th-century American art: Milton Avery, Richard Diebenkorn, Jackie Ferrara, Helen Frankenthaler, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Motherwell, David Park, George Rickey, Sean Scully, Frank Stella, and many others. The gift includes paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings,and photographs. On December 10 the NCMA’s Bo...

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Powers & Lowenfels Presents: BIRDS BURL BRANCHES & BARK at Metro Curates

Released: January 11, 2015

BIRDS BURL BRANCHES & BARK presents the divergent and overlapping interests and aesthetics of Steven S. Powers and Joshua Lowenfels around the loose premise of flora and flying fauna. Powers’ aesthetic flirts with the traditional, however walks the line of the unexpected and unorthodox, while Lowenfels is well established in the unpredictable, incidental and surprisingly sublime. Though each presents their own interpretation of the theme—incidental Venn diagram-like overlaps occur. For example, Powers offers a carved granite mother bird with covey by African-...

This signed oil on canvas by the Dutch-born painter Frederick Hendrick Kaemmerer, titled Avery, sold for $20,400 at Nadeau's New Year's Day Auction, Jan.  1st.

Works by Kaemmerer, Dubucand, Le Pho lead Nadeau's Jan. 1 auction

Released: January 13, 2015

WINDSOR, Conn. – An exceptionally rare and monumental pair of Tiffany & Company silver vases, each one 23 inches tall and weighing in at a combined 247 troy silver ounces, sold for $33,600 at a New Year’s Day auction held Jan. 1 by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery located at 25 Meadow Road in Windsor. About 630 lots changed hands for the new year. The Tiffany vases were Art Nouveau repousse, referring to a method of silver decoration in which the item is hammered from the back to create an embossed design, with added definition created by chasing the item from the fro...

This fine 19th century stained and leaded glass window in the original frame will be sold at auction Jan.  17 in Aberdeen, Miss.

The estate of Mrs. Gertrude Sanders will headline Stevens Auction's Jan. 17 estates auction in Aberdeen, Miss.

Released: January 9, 2015

ABERDEEN, Miss. – Quality antique items from prominent and historic estates throughout the South, plus an extraordinary collection of American Brilliant Cut Glass, porcelains and antiques from the estate of Mrs. Gertrude Sanders of Amory, Miss., will be sold at auction on Saturday, Jan.17, by Stevens Auction Company, in the firm’s gallery located at 609 North Meridian Street. The auction will get underway promptly at 10 a.m. Central time, with internet bidding facilitated by Longtime regulars at Stevens Auction Company sales will recognize the Sanders name from 1999...

Thom Collins with Robin Rhode, Requiem for a Pavilion of Silence, 2010.  Photo by Chocolate Milk photography.


Released: January 7, 2015

The Board of Trustees of the Barnes Foundation announced Wednesday that they have named Thomas “Thom” Collins as the new Executive Director and President of the Barnes Foundation. An innovative educator, accomplished art historian, administrator and author, Mr. Collins, a Philadelphia native, has more than 20 years of experience at some of America’s top arts institutions. He comes to the Barnes after serving for five years as director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Florida (PAMM). “Thom is a national leader in the visual arts and is recognized for his expertise and breadth of knowledge ...

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