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Adonna Khare’s massive 40-foot-long pencil drawing, Elephants (2012)

Summer Exhibitions at Crystal Bridges Cover Animal Artists, Geodesic Domes, and Chihuly Glass

Released: June 27, 2017

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces new exhibitions in an ongoing focus exhibition series: Animal Meet Human and Not to Scale will be on view this summer in the permanent collection galleries, concurrently with the temporary exhibition, Chihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest. “We strive to create dynamic exhibitions that reflect the diverse interests of our visitors,” said Rod Bigelow, Crystal Bridges Executive Director, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. “Focused exhibitions allow us to do that by showcasing never-before-seen works as well as creating a new context f...

Joe Bradley American, born 1975 Good World , 2017 Oil on canvas support: 86 1/8 x 75 inches (218.76 x 190.5 cm) Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York By exchange: Gift of Mrs.  George A.  Forman, Albert H.  Tracy Fund, Charles W.  Goodyear Fund and George B.  and Jenny R.  Mathews Fund, 2017 2017:2

Albright-Knox Opens Large-Scale Joe Bradley Exhibition

Released: June 25, 2017

On Saturday, June 24, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery opened the first large-scale museum exhibition in North America devoted to the work of celebrated artist Joe Bradley (American, born 1975). “The Albright-Knox’s collection was in large part shaped by a strategy of acquiring significant works by artists early in their careers and also working with early and mid-career artists to organize their first major monographic exhibitions in the United States, including that of Clyfford Still in 1959, as well as many more in recent years,” said Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director Janne Sirén. “The museum...

A 1770 Chippendale sofa highlights Witherell's June 27 to July 11 auction

Newly discovered Chippendale sofa, circa 1770, offered in Witherell's American Arts Auction

Released: June 23, 2017

A newly discovered Philadelphia Chippendale sofa is being offered in Witherell's American Arts Auction June 27 to July 11, 2017. Found in a Danville, Calif., home, the mahogany double-peaked, camelback couch was acquired by the consignor’s mother at a Los Angeles antiques shop about 1942. Although the consignor knew little about it, she agreed to have a portion of the show cover removed from which Brian Witherell, Witherell's chief operating officer and ‘Antiques Roadshow’ appraiser, was able to tell her that the sofa was unaltered, circa 1770-1780.  It is being offered without reser...

LOT 1F Artist: Miguel Viladrich Vila (Spain/Argentina 1887-1956) Title: Medium: oil on canvas Size: 22" x 26 1/2" inches canvas size Date: Provenance: A Palm Beach estate EST: $4,000-8,000

European & American Art: 1500's to 1990's: AUCTION June 28

Released: June 22, 2017

Beverly Hills, California - June 21, 2017 - Carlyle Galleries International, Inc., ( the online art auction house, is hosting their next auction: “European & American Art: 1500's to 1990's” on the evening of Wednesday,  June 28, 2017 at 5:00PM Pacific Time. Carlyle's latest online auction offers a curated selection of nearly 200 lots of “fresh to the market” museum-quality paintings, sculpture, and works on paper from collections and estates across the Unites States. As always, Carlyle’s auction features an eclectic mix of fine art, including: European,...

Women’s Liberation Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, August 1971

The Time Is N♀w

Released: June 22, 2017

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery presents The Time Is Now, a group exhibition featuring thirty-two artists whose work the gallery has consistently championed for three decades through thematic group exhibitions as well as multiple solo shows. The exhibition, which takes its title from a protest sign captured by Bettmann on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan during the Women’s Liberation Parade in August 1971, is curated to complement and expand on Making Space: Women Artists & Postwar Abstraction currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA, New York). The Time Is Now features artists who rep...

Hannelore Baron, c.1985

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery to Represent the Estate of Hannelore Baron

Released: June 22, 2017

(New York—June 22, 2017) Michael Rosenfeld Gallery proudly announces its exclusive representation of the Estate of Hannelore Baron (1926-1987). The gallery has long been an energetic champion of Baron, including her work in such group thematic shows as Fiber & Form: The Woman’s Legacy (1996), [un]common threads (2008) and most recently, Collage: Made in America (2017).  Her work is currently featured in the gallery’s summer exhibition The Time Is Now (June 17–August 4). The gallery was eager to partner with the Baron Estate not only because of the artist’s superlative talent, but als...

Ogden M.  Pleissner (1905-1983), Down’s Gulch, oil on canvas, 24 by 36 inches, Estimate: $80,000-$120,000

Copley’s Sporting Sale 2017 Featuring the Donal C. O’Brien, Jr. Collection of Important American Sporting Art and Decoys

Released: June 7, 2017

Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC will present a two-day sale event on July 27 and 28 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Donal C. O’Brien, Jr. Collection of Important American Sporting Art and Decoys, Sessions I & II, will be available at auction on July 27, followed by the the twelfth edition of Copley’s annual Sporting Sale on July 28. Perennially balanced between fine art and decoys, Copley will offer a wide range of American, folk, sporting, and wildlife art. With its reputation for quality, integrity, and results, Copley continues to set benchmarks in the field. Copley’s sales have led...

"In Quest of the Holy Snail" by Robert Zakanitch, 2010.  Gouache on paper diptych, 96 x 72 inches, overall.  Courtesy of the artist.

'Robert Zakanitch: Garden of Ornament' On View With Collection Highlights at Hudson River Museum

Released: June 20, 2017

The art of Robert Zakanitch is on view in Robert Zakanitch: Garden of Ornament at the Hudson River Museum from June 3 to September 17, 2017. The exhibition draws from an array of Zakanitch’s works that explore depictions of floral beauty in this artist’s 50-year career in which he explored color, line, and form. Zakanitch’s art has been seen around the world in solo and group exhibitions, and is in the collections of major museums in the United States and Europe. Zakanitch, who began painting in the 1960s, first as an Abstract Expressionist and Minimalist, became, only a decade later, th...

Dinah Worman: From Above

AMERICA AT HEART: From Above, Presenting Dinah Worman

Released: June 20, 2017

America at Heart: From Above presents a solo exhibition of oils and pastels from the nationally acclaimed and award-winning Dinah Worman, with an artist’s reception on Thursday, July 6th from 5 to 7PM at the Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt, Colorado. Dinah Worman’s representational yet imaginative variations in both oil and pastel focus on the human relationship to the landscape. Instantly recognizable for its clarity, depth, and quality of light, Worman’s work shows the interaction of man and nature in the contemporary “Wild West” of New Mexico and neighboring Colorado. Dinah sees the...

 Peggy and David Rockefeller, May 1973.  Photo: Arthur Lavine/Rockefeller Estate

Sale of Peggy and David Rockefeller Art Collection to Benefit Charities

Released: June 17, 2017

The Estate of David Rockefeller, the youngest son of American philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and art patron Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, will sell at Christie’s the personal collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, which is estimated to include over 2,000 individual items and spans numerous collecting categories, in order to benefit a dozen charities. The sales will be conducted in keeping with David Rockefeller’s pledge to direct the majority of his wealth to philanthropy and provide for the cultural, educational, medical, and environmental causes long supported by both David and ...

The Archives of American Art Announces Four New Board Trustees

Released: June 16, 2017

The Board of Trustees of the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art announced today that it has elected four new members: Amy Bermingham, Gilberto Cárdenas, George Merck, and Richard J. Miller. Their four-year terms begin July 1, 2017. Ms. Bermingham, who specializes in estate planning, has been a partner at Ehrenkranz & Ehrenkranz LLP since 1995. She is a member of The New York Public Library Planned Giving Advisory Board, a member of the Planned Giving Committee of Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center, and a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Metropolitan Museu...

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"Edward and Josephine Hopper from the Permanent Collection" at Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Mass.

A Trove of Drawings, Dairies by Edward and Josephine Hopper to Go On View in Provincetown

Released: June 15, 2017

Provincetown Art Association and Museum has announced a recent acquisition of 96 drawings by Edward Hopper, 69 drawings and watercolors by his wife, Josephine Hopper, and 22 diaries dating between from 1933-1956 chronicling the Hoppers’ lives on Cape Cod and beyond. Selections will go on view Aug. 25-Oct. 15, 2017. This unprecedented donation was made through the generosity of Laurence C. and J. Anton Schiffenhaus in honor of their mother Mary Schiffenhaus (a close and personal friend of Josephine and Edward Hopper), and two anonymous donors. Up until 2013, PAAM had only one Hopper in ...

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Jasper Johns, Flag, 1967, encaustic and collage on canvas (three panels), 33 1/2 x 56 1/4 in., Art © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.  The Eli and Edythe L.  Broad Collection

'Something Resembling Truth': Major Jasper Johns Retrospective Coming to The Broad

Released: June 15, 2017

Artist Jasper Johns (b. 1930), who rose to prominence with his paintings of flags, targets and other familiar objects, will be the sole subject of a special exhibition at LA's The Broad in early 2018. Johns’ 60-year career of work will be presented in the most comprehensive survey in the U.S. in two decades. Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’ is the first major survey of the artist’s work to be shown in Los Angeles, and will be on view at The Broad Feb. 10, 2018 through May 13, 2018. A collaboration with the Royal Academy, London, Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’ will...

Daniel LaRue Johnson, untitled, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40, 2016

Lawrence Fine Art to Showcase work by Daniel LaRue Johnson, Paul Resika, and Howard Schatz at Market Art and Design

Released: June 16, 2017

Lawrence Fine Art will showcase work by Daniel LaRue Johnson, Paul Resika, Howard Schatz, Amaranth Ehrenhalt and others at the upcoming Market Art and Design, July 6-9, in Bridgehampton. This is the gallery's second year presenting at the fair.  "We are proud and pleased to be presenting such strong artists to the collecting public in the Hamptons," said Gallery Director Howard Shapiro. "Game on." African-American artist Daniel LaRue Johnson is known for his politically charged collages and sculpture, as well as for his hard-edge geometric abstractions. His work will appear in the upco...

LCAD invites the community and prospective students to join us for our Saturday Figure Drawing Workshop.

Laguna College of Art and Design Expand Community Offerings to Include Summer Painting and Sculpture Classes

Released: June 16, 2017

Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) encourages local artists to take advantage of its expanded community education program for summer 2017 by enrolling in one of two new courses: Painting Explorations and Summer Portrait Sculpture.   "LCAD was created by a community of artists and we invite our neighbors to attend classes, distinguished lectures, and exhibitions for education and inspiration," said LCAD President Jonathan Burke. "We are proud to expand non-accredited, extension courses for Orange County residents as well as for pre-college students that enhance personal or professi...

MINO CERETTI (Italian, b.  1930), "i nomi", oil on canvas, signed, titled and inscribed, 43 3/4 x 54 inches.


Released: June 13, 2017

Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers will host their biannual Online Fine Art Auction this Thursday, June 15th, Session I begins at 12:30PM and Session II begins 2:00PM. The sale will be online-only with live bidding through Absentee bids left directly with Shannon’s will be accepted through June 14th. Headlining the auction is a group of 77-lots from the Collection of Galleria George Lester, Session I. The Galleria was a prominent mid-century gallery in Rome, Italy. The collection features an impressive selection of abstract expressionist and modernist works. Among the to...

Anna Zemánková, Untitled, Pastel and ink-on-paper, 1970

Solo Exhibition of Anna Zemánková Debuts in California at The Good Luck Gallery On View Now Through July 9

Released: June 13, 2017

Paige Wery, principal of The Good Luck Gallery, has announced that the first-ever solo exhibition of Anna Zemánková’s rarely seen beaded and embroidered works, along with many of her collages and drawings, are on view through July 9th, at 945 Chung King Road, in L.A.’s Chinatown Arts District. Says Ms. Wery, “I am thrilled to present the work of Anna Zemánková to a new generation of art collectors and enthusiasts. Throughout her often-troubled life Zemánková cultivated a unique personal botany in crayon, ink and oil pastel, creating her own singular realm of emotionally charged lyrical a...

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

National Museum of Women in the Arts Receives $9 Million Bequest

Released: June 13, 2017

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) has announced the largest single financial gift in the museum’s history. On its 30th anniversary, NMWA has been honored by a major gift of $9 million from the Estate of Madeleine Rast. The bequest will bolster the museum’s endowment, strengthening in perpetuity NMWA’s mission to bring recognition to the achievements of women artists. “We are inspired and truly grateful for this extraordinary gift. Madeleine was absolutely convinced of the importance of establishing a museum for women in the arts. Her conviction never wavered and, over time,...

George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware: Page from an American History Textbook, 1975, Robert Colescott, acrylic on canvas, 84 x 108 in., Private Collection, St.  Louis, © 2017 Estate of Robert Colescott / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Photo: Jean Paul Torno

Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas

Released: June 11, 2017

The Seattle Art Museum is planning Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas (February 15–May 13, 2018), a new exhibition organized by SAM featuring three leading American artists from three generations whose work redefines history painting in a contemporary context. The large-scale paintings on view are distinctive in style, subject matter, and in the historic moments they reference, but collectively they critique and redefine mainstream narratives of history and representation. In their portrayals, these artists provide testimony centered on Black experie...

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), San Francisco Silverspot, 1983, from 'Endangered Species' portfolio of 10 silkscreen prints on Lenox Museum Board.  38 × 38 in.  Edition of 150.  11 panels.  Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York.  © 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.  / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Andy Warhol Works Featuring Natural, Real and Intimate Subjects On View at Bruce Museum

Released: June 11, 2017

On June 10, 2017, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Conn., opened Spring into Summer with Andy Warhol and Friends! The new exhibition takes an unusual approach to this most famous of Pop artists. “Although we tend to associate Warhol’s work with artifice and mass production—think of his bold images of Marilyn Monroe and Campbell’s Soup cans—there is another side to the artist that is often overlooked, his interest in the natural, the real, and the intimate,” says Kenneth E. Silver, New York University Professor of Modern Art and Bruce Museum Adjunct Curator of Art. Silver is curating the sh...

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Large 19th century oil on canvas painting of a Swiss Alps cottage, housed in the original gold gilt frame.

The historic Trotter-Byrd antebellum home in Quitman, Miss., plus its contents of fine antiques, will be sold on-site, June 24th

Released: June 12, 2017

QUITMAN, Miss. – The only antebellum home in Quitman spared by General Sherman during the Civil War (but only because of a connection to George Washington), plus its outstanding contents of fine antiques, will be sold on-site Saturday, June 24th, on the grounds of the home itself, at 419 East Franklin Street. The real estate will come up for bid at 12 noon Central time.   The 5,500-square-foot Greek Revival home – known as the Trotter-Byrd house – is a beautiful and historic gem, built in 1852 and situated on manicured grounds. Its most recent owners were Harry H. Wheat and the late Sa...

Mural, The Dream Garden, 1916.  Tiffany Studios.  Glass mosaic.  Curtis Publishing Company Building (now The Curtis Center & Dream Garden); mural in the collection of Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (2001.15, partial bequest of John W.  Merriam; partial purchase with funds provided by a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts; partial gift of Bryn Mawr College, The University of the Arts, and The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Corning Museum's Summer Exhibition Explores Little-Known Tiffany Mosaics

Released: June 11, 2017

Architectural Panels, Decorative Objects, and Glass Fragments Reveal This Little-Known Aspect of Tiffany’s Artistry and Innovation New High-Resolution Photography and Digital Displays Provide Visitors with Unprecedented Opportunity to Study Details of Extant Works from Around the Country The first exhibition to explore Louis C. Tiffany’s glass mosaics—an extraordinary, but little-known aspect of his artistic production—is presented by The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) from May 20, 2017 through January 7, 2018. Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics, organized jointly by CMoG and The Ne...

Oil on canvas painting by Robert M.  Rucker (La., 1932-2000), titled The Steamboat Natchez (est.  $2,000-$4,000).

Works by Louisiana artists Robert M. Rucker, George Rodrigue, George Valentine Dureau will be part of Crescent City's June 24-25 auction

Released: June 12, 2017

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A pair of 20th century Italian-style composition Blackamoor torchieres, a mid-19th century French three-piece gilt and patinated bronze and white marble clock set, a large pair of French carved giltwood Corinthian columns, and an oil on canvas painting by Louisiana artist Robert M. Rucker (1932-2000) will all come up for bid June 24th and 25th in New Orleans.   They’re a few of the expected top lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s June Estates Auction, a summer sale packed with over 1,000 premium lots in the categories people have come to expect from Crescent City...

Artist longside his Masterpiece "Dancing for the Lord" in the Collection of Oprah Winfrey.

Internationally renowned artist, Bernard Stanley Hoyes to exhibit at Museum of African American Art (MAAA), July 2 through September 24

Released: June 10, 2017

Los Angeles, CA...The Bernard Stanley Hoyes, MAAA exhibit: “Evolving Art Practice, Rags to the Revival Series,” will open Sunday, July 2 and run through Sunday, September 24. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Bernard Stanley Hoyes demonstrated artistic abilities early. When he was trotted off to live with a great aunt in rural Jamaica, his exposure to the revival cults, ceremonies and rituals planted seeds deep within, that would manifest in his art years later.  Hoyes's formal art studies began at Junior Art Centre at the Institute of Jamaica. At age 15 he left Jamaica for New York City. His l...

The top lot of the auction was this oil painting by Fritz Bultman (Am., 1919-1985), titled Cape May II.  It sold for $23,750.

Paintings by American abstract expressionist Fritz Bultman dominate the list of top lots at Bruneau & Co.'s June 3rd auction

Released: June 12, 2017

CRANSTON, R.I. – Abstract expressionist paintings by American artist Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) dominated the list of top lots at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Summer Antiques & Fine Art Auction held June 3rd, online and in the firm’s Cranston gallery. The sale consisted of over 400 lots of original artwork, vintage lamps, American and European bronze sculptures and art glass.   There were five works by Bultman up for bid, all part of a larger collection owned by Ruth Latta of Provincetown, Mass. The sale’s two top lots were both large collages of painted papers by Bultman, one tit...

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