Press Releases tagged with American art

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Holiday Small Works Show at Solvang Antiques

Released: November 21, 2014

Solvang Antiques and the Judith Hale Gallery invite you to the opening of their Holiday "Small Works" art show. The exhibit opens November 22nd and will run through December. A reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, November 29th, from 1-5PM. Many new works of art have been added to the collection of beautiful paintings regularly exhibited by the gallery. Local favorite, Dave DeMatteo, has a number of wonderful Santa Ynez Valley subjects for holiday gift giving. Dirk Foslien has recently completed a series on moonrises, which are stunning views of the evening sky. Barron Po...

Artist's rendering of the planned South Nassau Street entrance to the expanded Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

Colonial Williamsburg to raise $40 million for major expansion of its art museums

Released: November 21, 2014

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation plans a major expansion of its award-winning art museums to enrich Americans’ appreciation of their nation’s history through the power of art and material culture. The $40-million project represents the first large-scale expansion and upgrade of the building that houses both the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum since its opening in 1985. When complete, the project will add 8,000 square feet of new gallery space to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg—as the two museums are collectively known—a...

face2-water color on peaper-(12x15,5cm)- 2014

Mohamed Elmoslemany

Released: November 20, 2010

Mohamed Elmoslemany Biography and CV 2014 Born (1973) in Egypt, he had studied at the faculty of art education. Then- he had been graduated on- 1997 with grade very good- with honors degree - (the first place among his session), then he took the job of assistant professor at the department of decorative designs at this faculty, and he obtained the master degree on- 2003 and the doctorate on- 2009 in the philosophy of art education, Mohamed is working as Associate Professor of decorative designs at the faculty of art education- Helwan universi...

(Lot 495) – Wythe County, Virginia folk art watercolor and ink on paper fraktur birth and baptismal record (c.  1819) attributed to the Wild Turkey artist.


Released: November 20, 2014

The November 15 auction of Americana and Southern Decorative Arts proved that the demand for exceptional pieces continues to surge. Even more importantly, however, the strength of bidding at the sale on items across multiple categories, from pottery to furniture to folk art, surprised more than a few and seemed to signal some degree of revitalization in the overall marketplace for art and antiques. One of the more important pieces in the sale, an extremely rare folk art fraktur birth and baptismal certificate, created by the so-called “Wild Turkey Artist” and made in 1819 for Anna Magdalen...

Z.S.  Liang, Siksika Hunter, oil on board, 9 x 12 in

Sell Out Show for Z.S. Liang at Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale

Released: November 20, 2014

On Saturday, November 15, award winning artist Z.S. Liang appeared in person at Trailside Galleries’ Scottsdale, Arizona, location for his showcase of new works and to sign copies of his recent book, Native Trails-Fresh Tracks.  Published by Greenwich Workshop Press, this is the first ever, fine art, hardcover retrospective of Z.S. Liang’s work. Collectors streamed into the gallery and stood in line to meet Liang and get their books signed. While the showcase for Liang was comprised of just five paintings, the power of the imagery was rich and compelling. Precise detail combined wi...

Thomas Cole (American, born England, 1801-1848).  A Wild Scene, 1831-1832.  The Baltimore Museum of Art: Purchase with exchange funds from Leonce Rabillon Bequest Fund; and Purchase Fund, BMA 1958.15

Baltimore Museum of Art Reopens its Renowned American Wing on Nov. 23

Released: November 19, 2014

In celebration of The Baltimore Museum of Art’s 100th anniversary,the museum will reopen the Merrick Historic Entrance and the renovated Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing on November 23, 2014 with a new presentation of its outstanding collection of American art, considered one of the finest on the East Coast. Visitors will be able to explore new facets of American art, history, and culture through more than 850 paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts displayed throughout the second level of the museum’s original building, a Beaux-Arts masterpiece by the great American architect Jo...

Richard Nonas, Untitled, 2012 
 98 1⁄2 x 8 x 8 inches
 250.2 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm 

Fergus McCaffrey Gallery, St. Barth - Inaugural exhibition featuring Donald Judd and Richard Nonas

Released: November 19, 2014

Inaugural exhibition featuring Donald Judd and Richard Nonas  November 29 – December 24, 2014 Fergus McCaffrey is pleased to announce the inaugural exhibition at its new location on the Caribbean island of St. Barthélemy. The show features a juxtaposition of works by Donald Judd (1928-94) and Richard Nonas (b. 1936). As aesthetic theorists and practicing sculptors, Judd and Nonas have altered the trajectory of art history in reconsidering sculptural materials and the act of installation. Though allied by the use...

This bronze bust of a woman by the French artist Emmanuel Villanis (1858-1914) sold for $1,000 at an on-site auction held Nov.  1st in Goshen, Conn.

Bronze bust by Emmanuel Villanis (Fr., 1858-1914) fetches $1,000 at Nov. 1st on-site auction

Released: November 21, 2014

GOSHEN, Conn. – A turquoise blue 1957 Buick Special in showroom condition sped off for $8,610, an antique Nantucket sewing basket with swinging handle fetched $4,500, a 19th century walnut grandfather clock with carved angels rose to $6,250, a magnificent 19th century rosewood rococo sideboard realized $3,382, an Elmer O. Stennes banjo clock garnered $2,875, a superb walnut cylinder roll secretary finished at $3,125 and a newly discovered coin hoard kept in banana boxes for decades brought $14,637 at an auction held Nov. 1st by Tim’s, Inc. Auctions. They were top lots in a massive, 16-h...

Ludwig Bemelmans (American 1898-1962), Madeline and Her Class Visiting the Monuments, Estimate $40,000-$60,000

Madeline at Weschler’s: Ludwig Bemelman’s Painting of Madeline and Her Class Visiting the Monuments to be Featured in Weschler’s December Capital Collection Auction

Released: November 19, 2014

Weschler’s December 5th Capital Collections Auction arrives just in time for the holidays with over 130 lots of fine art as well as a large assortment of furniture, rugs, silver, porcelain, jewelry, and Asian art. Highlighting the sale is a whimsical painting by Ludwig Bemelmans (American 1898-1962), Madeline and Her Class Visiting the Monuments ($40,000-$60,000), a richly colored depiction of Madeline and her class walking along the Tidal Basin under the cherry blossoms at sunset with the Washington Monument and Capitol in the horizon. Ludwig Bemelmans, famous for his iconic Madeline p...

Thomas C.  Molesworth Club Chairs sold for $55,000


Released: November 18, 2014

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers' November 13th Arts of the American West auction was lively and successful despite the early winter weather that hit the Front Range. While temperatures plummeted, prices soared with strong bidding on property in all categories. Fresh to the market estate consignments made the results of this auction remarkable with prices reaching far beyond presale expectations in many instances. Over 500 lots were sold and the auction house is reporting a 93% sell through. "The room was crowded with hundreds of bidders registered in person and online," said Annie McLagan, m...

George Beline's Provincetown net-mending scene.


Released: November 18, 2014

The Robert C. Eldred Co.’s annual Fall Americana Auction, held this year November 20, 21 and 22, will include a wide array of fresh-to-market items from private estates and collections. Highlights include weapons and militaria from a private New Jersey collection, twenty-two Harold Gibbs miniature bird carvings from a Massachusetts collection, paintings, folk and decorative art from a special Cape Cod collection, and a group of Boston School portraits from a private Virginia collection. The sale will also include a large section of maritime art, as well as period furniture, silver, Orienta...

"Bird Abstractions," a photograph by Peter Houts of gulls flying over The Pond in Central Park, and shot at 1/8 of a second while following the birds with a camera.


Released: November 18, 2014

Brooklyn’s artistic talent will sell handmade ceramics, jewelry, photography, ornaments, crochetware, candles & art. Admission to the fair is free.   NYCreates will hold its 11th Holiday Craft Fair December 6-7, 2014, in the landmark Brooklyn Historical Society’s Great Hall. Of the 40 artisans, fine artists and photographers from all boroughs, 17 hail from Brooklyn neighborhoods such as Gowanus, Park Slope, Bay Ridge, Brighton Beach, Bath Beach and Carroll Gardens as well as Greenwood Heights, South Slope, Red Hook, Dyker Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant and Sheepshead Bay. NYCre...

A 3-piece Renaissance Revival bedroom suite sold for $28,750 at Witherell's Fall Auction.

Furniture prices picked up at Witherell's Fall Auction

Released: November 18, 2014

At the Witherell’s fall auction, furniture did exceedingly well with sale prices picking up. At $28,750, a monumental, 1870’s, 3-piece Renaissance Revival bedroom suite sold for more than double the estimate to a buyer in Virginia. Had it sold at the height of the market, it probably would have brought in $60,000, but in the past few years prices were as low as $20,000. To have this carved walnut and burl veneer bed with arched headboard and incurvate footboard, dresser with marble-topped cabinets and a marble-topped bedside commode sell for half what it would have shows ...

Lot 587, Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976), Girouette, $207,750.

Rago Achieves Year's Top Price for Calder Work on Paper at $207,750 in a $2 Million Dollar Auction

Released: November 18, 2014

Rago Arts and Auction Center’s Fine Art auctions on November 15 brought in an impressive $2 million in sales, including the highest price paid in the U.S. in 2014 for a work on paper by Alexander Calder.   “We saw enthusiasm and spirited bidding across the collecting categories, like the Theodoros Stamos in Abstract Expressionism, Adolph Alexander Weinman in American bronzes, Roy Lichtenstein in Pop Art,” said Meredith Hilferty, Director of Fine Art. “Our cover lot got the attention that it deserved, achieving the highest price realized for a Calder work on paper at auction in a ye...

KRAAKWARE CHARGER OR BASIN.  China, ca.1610-1630.  Blue and white decoration featuring a central medallion of a bird in a garden setting, surrounded by a border of reserves filled with flowers and auspicious symbols.  Scalloped edge.  Two small hairlines.  3.75"h.  19.75"d.  Estimate $ 8,000-10,000

Bidders to Gather for Garth’s 54th Annual Thanksgiving Americana Auction

Released: November 15, 2014

On Friday, November 28th beginning at 10am, Garth’s Auctioneers and Appraisers will host  the 54th Annual Thanksgiving Americana Auction. “Over the years, this annual event has granted us the opportunity to express the gratitude we feel towards our clients - many who have become friends, while we celebrate our country’s rich material culture in quality examples such as the  featured cover lot; a Pennsylvania Chippendale blanket chest, inlaid with stars and tulips and dated 1818,” noted Jeff Jeffers, CEO and Principal Auctioneer.   Traditionally known as Black Friday in...

"Winter Morning on Newbury Street", 2014.  Oil on panel, 40 x 30 inches.

"Sean Flood: Urban Outlook" on exhibit at Childs Gallery, Boston

Released: November 17, 2014

Sean Flood's works are a dynamic reflection of the artist's roots in construction and street art; line and form build his paintings up as if high-rises, while imbuing them with the inherent intensity of graffiti, allowing his cityscapes to mimic perfectly the at once homey and hectic feel of urban life.  Childs Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition of the artist’s urban scenes and city compositions.   Born and raised on the South Shore, many of Flood’s paintings depict streets, buildings, and landmarks familiar to Bostonians.  His cityscapes, however, a...

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art president Don Bacigalupi will leave in January 2015 to head the new Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago.

Crystal Bridges Announces the Departure of Museum President Don Bacigalupi

Released: November 17, 2014

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces that Don Bacigalupi, museum president and board member, will conclude his role as president on January 14, 2015, while retaining his role as a member of the board. Bacigalupi has accepted an appointment as the Founding President for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, to be built in Chicago. The museum’s conceptual design by MAD Architects was recently released, with a proposed opening date in 2018. Bacigalupi joined Crystal Bridges as executive director in 2009, and was instrumental in the planning, collection development, and opening ...

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Michael Charron, "East of Pearl," oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches

Michael Charron: Pictorial Essays from Colorado Journeys 2014 Set To Open In Denver

Released: November 17, 2014

The Gilmore Art Center will open an exhibition of Colorado conceptual realist artist Michael Charron's work at its Denver location on November 17, 2014. The opening reception for "Pictorial Essays from Colorado Journeys 2014" will take place on Thursday, November 20 from 4-8pm, featuring over forty new paintings by the artist, refreshments, and live music. "Pictorial Essays from Colorado Journeys 2014" is a group of scenes painted in Colorado, particularly within and around the Zirkel Wilderness. The artist, Michael Charron, accessed the Zirkel Wilderness backcountry via ll...

Walter Launt Palmer, Venetian Reflections

Venetian Reflections

Released: November 14, 2014

Beginning around the 1400’s, the extremely long, rich celebrated history of painting in Venice produced masterpieces by geniuses such as Bellini, Canaletto, Turner, Monet, Moran and Sargent to name a few. This magical city with its completely unique ambiance and glowing light certainly inspired the wonderful painters included in the current exhibition at MME Fine Art which pays homage to not only Venice but to other, gifted American painters who fell in love with this enchanting subject as well. Walter Launt Palmer (1854-1932), one of our beloved artists and prize pupil of the great Fre...

GEORGE BELLOWS (American, 1882-1925) Two Women, 59 1/4 x 65 1/2in.  $1 million - 1.5 million

Two Women by George Bellows to Headline Bonhams American Art Auction

Released: November 16, 2014

Bonhams' November 19 American Art auction will feature one of the last figural works by prominent early 20th century American artist George Bellows. Two Women, an allegorical work referencing a Renaissance masterpiece by Titian, is estimated at $1,000,000 – 1,500,000. Bellows' early artistic career was hugely inspired by New York City's dynamic hustle and bustle. He studied under the avant-garde tutelage of Robert Henri where he learned to observe and portray everyday aspects modern American life - a deviation from popular academic painting and Impressionism. Bellows embraced capturing ...

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The Rise and Fall of the Trevor Whitney Gallery by Lauren Walden Rabb.

Former Curator and Gallerist Pens Novel About Art World

Released: November 16, 2014

Lauren Walden Rabb, former Curator of Art at the University of Arizona Museum of Art, writes about the art world from an insider’s point of view. Ms. Rabb’s career in the arts spans thirty years – from her early days as a gallerista for Hollis Taggart Galleries in NYC, to her years owning her own gallery and then working as the Curator at the UAMA.  Currently, Ms. Rabb manages the Healing Art Program at Tucson Medical Center. This novel, her third, is the tale of an upstart gallery in New York City in the 1980s specializing in 19th and 20th century American art.  Titled The...

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Robert Longo, Study of the Capitol, charcoal and ink on vellum, 2012.  $60,000

Prints and Drawings Top Swann Galleries' Contemporary Art Sale

Released: November 15, 2014

Robert Longo's 2012 Study of the Capitol, a highly-detailed charcoal and ink on vellum, and a 1960s work by Jesús Rafael Soto, Jaí-Alai Series, Multiples I-V, both sold for $60,000 at Swann Galleries in New York on Nov. 12. The Soto multiples, from 1969, achieved an auction record, far exceeding their estimate of $5,000-8,000. Andy Warhol screenprints and a hand-colored lithograph fetched the sale's following four top prices. Leading the Warhols was Mao, a color screenprint from 1972, which brought $46,800. Swann's contemporary art sale brought a total ...

Jame's Ensor's "The Cathedral," dated 1886, was acquired by the Portland Art Museum, which won The Richard Hamilton Acquisition Prize of $10,000, sponsored by Champion & Partners

23rd Edition of IFPDA Print Fair Garners Accolades, Record Attendance and Excellent Sales

Released: November 15, 2014

The 23rd edition of the International Fine Print Dealers Association Print Fair closed on an exuberant note as its 90 dealers gave it enthusiastic praise and reported excellent sales. The excitement commenced on November 5, when some 2,000 guests, including collectors, curators and interior designers, flocked to the Park Avenue Armory for the opening-night benefit preview for the IFPDA Foundation. Over the course of the following four days visitors poured into the historic drill hall to see upwards of 10,000 original works of art by revered Old Masters and cutting-edge contemporary artists...

Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) Fruit Still Life, c.  1928-28 Watercolor on paper 6 ¾ x 9 ⅝ inches

The American Art Fair Kicks Off American Paintings Week in New York

Released: November 14, 2014

The American Art Fair celebrates its seventh year from November 16-19, 2014 at the Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, New York City. Inaugurated in 2008, The American Art Fair during American Paintings Week is now the only one that focuses on American 19th and 20th century works and features hundreds of landscapes, portraits, still lifes, studies, and sculpture exhibited by 17 premier specialists.    Participants include Adelson Galleries, Avery Galleries, Driscoll Babcock Galleries, Conner ŸRosenkranz LLC, Debra Force Fine Art, Godel & Co. Fine Art, Hirsch...

Lot 2557, Largest Known Near-Round Natural White Saltwater Pearl, Estimate $100,000+

Rago to Auction a Record-Sized Pearl, Royal Silver and Master’s Decoy, December 5, 6, 7

Released: November 14, 2014

A RECORD-SIZED PEARL ON A CRACKER OF DIAMONDS, ROYAL SILVER AND A MASTER’S DECOY WILL AUCTION IN RAGO’S DECEMBER 5,6,7 GREAT ESTATES WEEKEND.   Lambertville, NJ: Rago rounds out 2014 with a three-day, 1500 lot auction of property from private homes and fine estates.     FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 at 11 AM – Silver/Coins and Currency/Jewelry (Session One)   SILVER (Lots 1-102) Decorative accessories, flatware and Russian enamel. Three Earl of Warrington, Dunham Massey silver serving platters. Jensen, Gorham, Tiffany & Co., Buccellati, Whiting, Wall...

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