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Three important nautical themed artworks by the renowned British painter Montague Dawson will be in the Oct.  26 auction.

Works by Dawson, Vasarely, Leger, Calder will headline A. B. Levy's Oct. 26 auction

Released: October 23, 2014

PALM BEACH, Fla. – A.B. Levy’s Fine Art, Antiques and 20th Century Auction, slated for Sunday, Oct. 26th, will be led by a half-dozen pivotal works, including Fernand Leger’s Nature Morte au Masque de Platre and Victor Vasarely’s Zebres (both conservatively estimated at $40,000-60,000); Alexander Calder’s 1966 orange and black gouache titled Baseball (est. $10,000-15,000; and Adolf Schreyer’s Orientalist Arabs on Horseback (est. $30,000-50,000). The auction will be conducted in A.B. Levy's spacious gallery located at 211 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, starting promptly at 1 p.m. Easter...

Sun, ocean, sky, graphite pencil on paper, 51 x 60 in, 2012


Released: October 21, 2014

A Plan: Vacation, Lidija Slavkovic’s first New York exhibition, will be on view at Studio Vendome Projects from October 22 - November 22, 2014. The exhibition will include drawings of landscapes made with acrylic, graphite, charcoal pencil, and coffee. A reception for the artist will be held on Wednesday, October 22 from 6-8 pm. Studio Vendome Projects is located at 30 Grand Street, New York, NY. The title of the exhibition A Plan: Vacation has a double meaning – the most obvious is one’s associations with seascapes and landscapes as vacation destinations. But the more important aspect ...

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Lot 601, Paul Evans Sculpture Front Cabinet, Sold for $183,750

Rago Sells Work by Charles Rohlfs for $255,750 and Paul Evans for $183,750 in a $5.1 Million Dollar 20th C. Auction Weekend

Released: October 21, 2014

Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center’s 20th C. Decorative Arts and Design Auction brought a total $5,105,250 on October 18 and 19, 2014.  “Arts and Crafts was surprisingly strong, 90% sold and hammering well into the estimate range,” said David Rago. “In addition to solid performances by standards such as Newcomb College and Marblehead potteries (thanks to an important consignment from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art), we saw impressive prices for European work by French, English, and Hungarian makers such as Dalpayrat, Martin Brothers, and Zsolnay.  The high lot...

Thomas Cole (American, 1801–1848) The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds, 1833–34.  Oil on canvas, 101 1/2 x 185 1/2 in.  Gift of Walter P.  Chrysler, Jr., in memory of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch.  Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Va.

Chrysler Museum Becomes "Thomas Cole Central" with Monumental Works from "Voyage of Life" and Chrysler Collection

Released: October 20, 2014

It’s the story of Everyman, beautifully told by one of the founding fathers of American art. The Chrysler Museum of Art presents Thomas Cole’s Voyage of Life, a special exhibition of some of the finest—and largest—works by our country’s greatest landscape painter. This show will be on view from October 21, 2014 through January 18, 2015. Admission is free. The centerpiece of this exhibition is the iconic series The Voyage of Life (1839–40), the most famous and beloved work of landscape master Thomas Cole (1801–1848). Spanning four monumental canvases, The Voyage of Life takes viewers on ...

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Louis Comfort Tiffany, New York, Come Unto Me, 1924, Favrile glass; 72” x 76”

Lyman Allen Art Museum Acquires Tiffany Favrile Glass Window

Released: October 19, 2014

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum has acquired a magnificent stained-glass window created by the renowned Tiffany Studios in New York. In 1924, Come Unto Me was installed above the pulpit in the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of New London, CT and was dedicated to the memory of Anna Chaplin Rumrill, a member of that congregation. This exquisite work of art depicts a beatific Jesus standing with outstretched arms in the foreground of a lustrous landscape with mountains, a lake, and cypress trees. The large window (72” tall x 76” wide) is signed by Louis Comfort Ti...

Jordan D.  Schnitzer

IFPDA Print Fair Announces Inaugural Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation Lecture on November 8 at IFPDA Print Fair, Park Avenue Armory

Released: October 17, 2014

Mel Bochner, the renowned Conceptual artist, will be the first guest artist to speak at the inaugural Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation Lecture Program on November 8 at the IFPDA Print Fair at the Park Avenue Armory, as announced by Michele Senecal, the executive director of IFPDA. Jordan D. Schnitzer, the Portland, Oregon-based art collector and philanthropist, is funding the lecture through his foundation.   “We are extremely grateful to Mr. Schnitzer for his generosity in underwriting our inaugural lecture program and are privileged to feature Mel Bochner as our first guest ...

Philip Guston Holiday Card.

The Morgan to Exhibit Personal Holiday Cards Made by Artists

Released: October 17, 2014

The Morgan Library & Museum will celebrate the 2014 holiday season with an entertaining exhibition of rarely-seen handmade cards created by twentieth-century artists for their friends and family. Drawn from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, the exhibition will include nearly sixty seasonal cards made by such important artists as Helen Frankenthaler, Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Ad Reinhardt, Philip Guston, and Saul Steinberg. The exhibition will open on November 21 and will be on view through January 4, 2015. Spanning the decades from the 1920s to the 2000s, the work...

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Ikunu Figure Coastal Papuan Gulf

MATA Fall Exhibition

Released: November 8, 2014

International dealers specializing in the art of traditional cultures come together for a group show in New York City. The Madison Ancient and Tribal Art (MATA) Fall 2014 show will take place in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, November 8-11, 2014. October 3, 2014 New York, NY. - Madison Ancient & Tribal Art (MATA), an alliance of renowned international dealers specializing in the Art of Traditional Cultures, will present an exhibit of extraordinary art and objects, November 8-11, 2014. The exhibition will take place across the SECOND and THIRD floors of the Arader Galleries, 1016 M...

Holly Sherratt

Holly Sherratt joins Heritage Auctions as Consignment Director, Modern and Contemporary Art, in San Francisco

Released: October 17, 2014

Heritage Auctions has announced that Holly Sherratt, with more than 20 years of Fine Art experience, has joined the firm’s growing West Coast office in San Francisco, California, as a Consignment Director of Fine Art. Holly brings extensive experience in the auction and retail marketplace for American, Modern and Contemporary and California Art as well as building strong relationships with collectors, museums, institutions, and fiduciaries.     “Holly has made art her life’s work and we’re excited to add her extensive experience helping collectors and institutions acqu...

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Moonlight on a Creek, circa 1928-29, by Oscar Bluemner (est.  $600,000).

King Collection treasures highlight Heritage’s American Art Auction in New York

Released: October 16, 2014

Moonlight on a Creek, circa 1928-29, Oscar Bluemner’s masterful symphony of form and color (est. $600,000) highlights the extraordinary King Collection of American Art in Heritage Auctions’ American Fine Art Signature® Auction Nov. 17 in New York. Comprised of 46 paintings and works on paper from the inception of Modernism in 1907 through the flourishing scene of the 1930s, The King Collection includes iconic works by Stieglitz Circle masters Georgia O'Keeffe, Charles Demuth and Marsden Hartley, as well as masterworks by rare and obscure artists Henry Lyman Sayen and William Henry Kembl...

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This bust portrait by Hovsep Pushman (1877-1966), titled Sacred lotus of the Nile, brought $50,000 at Ahlers & Ogletree's Oct.  4-5 auction.

Oil on board painting by Hovsep Pushman (1877-1966) hammers for $50,000 at Ahlers & Ogletree, Oct. 4-5

Released: October 17, 2014

ATLANTA, GA. – An original oil on board painting by the noted Armenian-American artist Hovsep Pushman (1877-1966), titled Sacred Lotus of the Nile and depicting a lady at bust length with dark hair and wearing a jeweled tiara, necklace and emerald green camisole, was sold to a floor bidder for a robust $50,000 at Ahlers & Ogletree’s Fall Estates Auction, held Oct. 4th -5th. The auction was held in Ahlers & Ogletree’s gallery, located at 715 Miami Circle in Atlanta, where more than 300 in-house bidders and more than 900 registered online bidders (who participated via LiveAucti...

Trefler's does not restore just antiques, but also items of sentimental value.


Released: October 15, 2014

Antiques, furniture, fine art, ceramics, glass and even metals often need the skillful touch and care of a restoration expert. This year Trefler’s, Boston’s best and only comprehensive resource for all restoration needs, is proud to be a Sponsor of the 2014 Ellis Boston Antiques, Art and Design show, October 23-26 in Boston. Trefler’s participation in Ellis Boston helps educate people on the importance of preserving and restoring the items that are valuable to them.   Trefler’s is located at 29 Tower Road in Newton Upper Falls, MA.  Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00AM to ...

Tilted Column (left), 2008, graphite pencil on BFK paper, Susan York, Gift of Marc and Marleen Olivié in honor of the Museum’s 60th Anniversary G.2012.50

Columbus Museum and Columbus State University present dual exhibition on Minimalism

Released: October 13, 2014

The Columbus Museum will partner with the Columbus State University Department of Art to present a dual exhibition:  Beyond the Grid/Into the Sublime - A New View of Minimalism. Featured works will be on view October 15-November 15 in the Museum’s Leebern Gallery and Columbus State University’s Illges Gallery. Beyond the Grid /Into the Sublime includes examples of the early pioneers of Minimalism as well as contemporary artists who explore and redefine a minimalist approach in their work. Minimalism emerged in the 1960s as Pop artists challenged the authority of Abstract Expre...

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Henry Moore (1898-1986) Reclining Figure 6 (c.477) Est.  £200-300 [Lot 78]

Bloomsbury Auctions’ Modern & Contemporary Prints sale

Released: October 13, 2014

Bloomsbury Auctions’ Modern & Contemporary Prints sale on Wednesday 29th October offers collectors the opportunity to invest in affordable prints from some the most famous names of 20th Century British, Post War Contemporary and Modern Art. A further tranche of prints from the Michael Rand collection of Henry Moore and a collection of L.S. Lowry works heads the 20th Century British prints, whilst elsewhere in the sale a large group of prints by Victor Vasarely will draw the attention of op art lovers.  The sale of Modern & Contemporary Prints sale will be held at Dreweatts ...

What a tailor can do!, 2013.  Etching and aquatint, 9 x 6 inches.  Plate 52.

'Emily Lombardo: The Caprichos' on exhibit at Childs Gallery

Released: October 13, 2014

The Caprichos, by Emily Lombardo, is a series of 80 etchings which are in direct conversation and homage to Francisco Goya's Los Caprichos, 1799. Both series reveal the dark underbelly of cultural movements which ultimately serve to divide society across economic, racial, political, religious, and gender lines. Goya's series explores the artist’s dissatisfaction and disgust with humanity’s follies during the Enlightenment, a period in which much of the Western world embraced reason and scientific discovery, yet the artist’s native Spain experienced devastating wars, economic humiliation, a...

La gare Saint-Lazare, Claude Monet (1840-1926), France, 1877, 75.5 x 104 cm, Oil on canvas, Musée d’Orsay

Louvre Abu Dhabi Reveals Loans From France For Opening Year

Released: October 12, 2014

Louvre Abu Dhabi has announced approximately 300 loans to come from major French institutions for its opening year, which will complement the museum’s growing collection and universal narrative. The loans include Leonardo da Vinci’s Portrait of an Unknown Woman (circa 1495), also known as La Belle Ferronnière, which is being loaned by the Musée du Louvre, Edouard Manet’s The Fife Player (1866), Claude Monet’s The Saint-Lazare Station (1877) to be loaned by Musée d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie, a rare salt cellar in ivory from the Benin Kingdom, from Musée du quai Branly and Henri Matisse’s S...

This large and beautiful Royal Vienna painted charger, 24 inches in diameter, titled The Wave & the Rock, will be sold Oct.  18.

Royal Vienna charger, lamps by Tiffany and Pairpoint will be in Fontaine's Oct. 18 auction

Released: October 13, 2014

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – A monumental 14-piece figural carved oak dining room suite by R. J. Horner, an equally impressive five-piece marble-top Renaissance Revival bedroom suite, a 22-inch Tiffany Studios banded Dogwood table lamp and a rare Pairpoint Puffy Apple Tree table lamp are just a few of the 429 lots to be sold at Fontaine’s Auction Galleries’ next big auction. The cataloged antique auction is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18th, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, in Fontaine’s spacious gallery located at 1485 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. Headlining the event will be wonderful turn...

Paul Evans standing cabinet.(est.$10,000/$15,000)

Rare Paul Evans Standing Cabinet Featured At Clarke

Released: October 10, 2014

A fantastic selection of Midcentury design will once again be the focus of the auction world at Clarke's October 26th sale. The featured offerings include a Paul Evans standing cabinet adorned with patchwork copper with painted interior and three matching patchwork interior drawers. The condition of the patchwork is exceptional and it will be sold at a highly desirable $10,000/$15,000 estimate.  Another excellent work to be offered is by George Nakashima. The slab form bench with spindle back is signed with original client's name and will be offered at a $6,000/$8,000 estimate.&...

Lot 278: Robert Hale Ives Gammel, "Bathsheba", oil, 55 x 44 in., $10,000-15,000


Released: October 8, 2014

Grogan and Company is pleased to announce that its October 26th auction will feature a collection of approximately 400 paintings from the Estate of William “Willie” Postar. Willie Postar (1924-2006) is remembered as one of Boston’s most legendary Fine Art dealers in the 1980s, 90s and early 2000s. Operating out of his shop in Beacon Hill on Charles Street, Willy amassed an impressive collection of fine art by the best in American and European painting from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. “Willie Postar stands out as one of my earliest client memories at Grogan and Company,” re...

E. M. Saniga: Artifacts

Released: October 8, 2014

October 15- November 16, 2014 Opening: Wednesday, October 15, 6-8 Two Locations: 208 Forsyth Street and 237 Eldridge Street     Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects present Artifacts, a solo exhibition of paintings by E.M. Saniga. This exhibition has two components.  The first is a collection of new works by the artist, depicting Quaker artifacts and structures from the area surrounding Saniga’s home in rural Lancaster County Pennsylvania.  The second, on view at PR0JECTOR, our pop-up location on Eldridge Street, is a survey of the artist’s earlier paintings, ...

One of the first Ford Mustangs ever made will be auctioned by Witherell's starting October 14, 2014.

1964½ Ford Mustang convertible, Renaissance Revival bedroom suite, Kondos paintings highlight Witherell’s fall auction

Released: October 7, 2014

One of the first Ford Mustangs ever made, called a 1964½ because it was introduced late in the “car year”, will be one of the most interesting items in Sacramento-based Witherell’s Fall Auction October14 through October 28, 2014. The turquoise convertible was bought by the Sacramento owner in 1968 when in college and still runs. The iconic beauty is valued at $15,000 to $25,000. “This car was Ford’s most successful launch since the Model A,” said Brian Witherell, Witherell’s Fine Art and Antiques chief operating officer. “It is very exciting to have such an important car at our au...

Syd Solomon, Sundance, 1985 Acrylic and aerosol enamel on canvas, 38 x 36 in.  (96.5 x 91.4 cm) © Estate of Syd Solomon 2014 SOL-00037


Released: October 8, 2014

An Abstract Expressionist painter of vibrant, multilayered paintings, Syd Solomon held important roles in the art communities of Sarasota, Florida and East Hampton, New York.   Solomon was born near Uniontown, Pennsylvania in 1917.  He had a long and varied training as an artist.  He began painting in high school in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, where he was an All-American football player.  He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1935 to 1938.   Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, he joined the war effort and soon after married Ann Francine Cohen. &nb...

This turn-of-the-century Tiffany Studios memorial stained glass window sold for $71,300 at Cottone Auctions.

Stunning Tiffany Studios memorial stained glass window brings $71,300 at Cottone Auctions

Released: October 9, 2014

GENESEO, N.Y. – Three outstanding, early 20th century lots from Tiffany Studios – a memorial stained glass window titled Angel of Resurrection, a gorgeous Poppy lamp and a pair of unusual turtleback leaded glass hanging domes – sold for a combined $188,300 at Cottone Auctions’ big annual Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction, held Sept. 26-27 in the firm’s modern Geneseo gallery. The memorial window was the top lot of the auction, fetching a robust $71,300. It came directly from the Church of the Redeemer in Newark, N.J., where it had been originally installed as the “Allison Memorial...

Maurice Golubov (1905-1987) Untitled Abstract, 1944.  Oil on paper mounted on foamcore, 37 1/2 x 46 inches (95.25 x 116.84 cm).  Signed and dated lower right.

Final Week of "Maurice Golubov: Ahead of Time" Exhibition

Released: October 7, 2014

ONLY ONE WEEK REMAINING: Maurice Golubov (1905-1987) Ahead of Time, an exhibition of paintings runs through October 15th at Levis Fine Art's Chelsea gallery, 514 West 24th St., New York. This exhibition of the artist's visionary Abstract paintings, spanning 1925-1978, illustrates Golubov’s genius with form and color and has been received with a high level of interest by collectors and curators. Golubov’s artistic voice and search of the “fourth dimension” is timeless and even more relevant today than when he created the paintings beginning in the 20’s, as the youngest student in the ...

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Heated bidding for Ruth Asawa's “Hanging Five-Lobed Continuous Form with Spheres Inside Four of the Lobes, c.  1954, which sold for $329,000


Released: October 7, 2014

Leigh Keno’s October 1st sale confirmed the strength of the modern and contemporary art market with sales totaling $1,200,000, exceeding the high end of the presale estimate of $650,000- $1,140,000. “With only 48 lots offered, the sell-rate was a healthy 80 per cent,” reported Leigh Keno. Telephone bidders and two determined bidders in the room battled it out for the top lot of the sale: a Ruth Asawa sculpture that drove the bidding up to $329,000 (est. $100-200,000). Keno noted that the consignor, John W. Freeman, purchased the piece in 1954 at Asawa’s first solo exhibition at the Peri...

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