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Rare & Important Album Containing CDVs & Cabinet Cards of Wells Fargo Highway Men, Train Robbers, & Other Criminals

Auction of Legendary Dealer Norm Flayderman Brings $1.1M and Achieves Record Prices

Released: February 24, 2017

Antique firearms, Bowie knives, Civil War broadsides and imprints, folk art soldier-carved pipes, and manuscript archives from the famed dealer spark robust bidding setting records in the process.   Once again proving that exceptional items bring exceptional prices, Cowan’s auction of the property of legendary dealer Norm Flayderman topped $1.1 million including the buyer’s premium. Cowan’s registered 877 bidders including 113 phone bidders on just 290 lots, a per-lot record for the auction house. Between the record number of phone bidders, a near capacity crowd on the floor, and biddi...


303 Gallery will unveil a new triptych, Antiquarian Sleeping in His Shop, created specifically for The Art Show by Rodney Graham.

ADAA Art Show 2017 Brings Together a Full Spectrum of American Art

Released: February 23, 2017

The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) has announced some program highlights of the 2017 edition of The Art Show, along with a special silent auction of an important Alexander Calder work. The nation’s most respected and longest-running art fair will take place March 1-5, 2017, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, with a Gala Preview on February 28 to benefit Henry Street Settlement.  For the fair’s keynote public program, the ADAA will host a panel discussion featuring insights from arts and museum leaders on the health of the country’s cultural nonprofits. Gathering Lawrence J...


Left: Jacob Lawrence, 1957 / Alfredo Valente, photographer.  Alfredo Valente papers, 1941-1978.  Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.  Right: Jacob Lawrence, Naples - 1944, painted in 1947, egg tempera on hardboard, 16 x 20 inches, signed and dated lower right.  Artwork © 2017 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Jonathan Boos to Exhibit Jacob Lawrence's Dynamic Cubism at The Armory Show

Released: February 22, 2017

Jonathan Boos has announced that the gallery will feature a curated exhibition “Jacob Lawrence’s Dynamic Cubism: A Centennial Celebration” to commemorate the anniversary of the artist’s 100th birth year at The Armory Show 2017, beginning March 1st. (The Armory Show, at Piers 92 and 94 in New York, runs through March 5.) Jonathan Boos will be featured at Insights (Pier 92), a section of the Armory Show emphasizing solo-artist, dual-artist and thematic presentations. This section highlights canonical works of modernism and the post-war era as well as overlooked artistic gems and rediscover...

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Bradley Walker Tomlin, Tension by Moonlight, 1948, Oil on canvas, 32 x 44 inches, Everson Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs.  Kathleen Tomlin, Mrs.  Earle Dockstader and Jean Barron

Major Retrospective of Bradley Walker Tomlin's Art Nouveau to Abstract Works at Everson Museum of Art

Released: February 7, 2017

The Everson Museum of Art, in partnership with the Dorsky Museum, presents the first retrospective of American painter Bradley Walker Tomlin (1899-1953) since 1975. This major exhibition, including more than 40 paintings, works on paper, and printed materials, charts Tomlin's development from Art Nouveau illustrations of the 1920s to large-scale Abstract Expressionist paintings of the 1950s, for which he is best known. "Bradley Walker Tomlin: A Retrospective" is on view February 11 - May 14, 2017.  Born in Syracuse, in 1899 and active in New York City and Woodstock, Tomlin bridged two ge...

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Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth with 'Sailor's Farewell' Scene, Mid-19th Century (Lot 166, Estimate: $10,000-15,000)

American Beauty: Skinner’s American Furniture & Decorative Arts auction on March 4 promises depth, breadth and surprises

Released: February 21, 2017

BOSTON, MA – Skinner Inc.’s upcoming auction of American Furniture & Decorative Arts features over 500 lots, ranging from classic New England case pieces and seating furniture to exceptional ceramics, fine scrimshaw, and very desirable folk paintings. The auction will take place at the Boston Gallery, 63 Park Plaza, on March 4 at 10AM. Previews will be held on March 2, 12PM to 5PM and March 3, 12PM to 8PM. Stephen Fletcher, Director of American Furniture & Decorative Arts, emphasizes that this auction offers not only rarities for the advanced collector but opportunities for new...


Lovely Fauvist-style oil on canvas painting signed by French artist Jean de Botton (Fr., 1898-1978), titled Fleurs Joyeuse, circa 1966-1971 ($5,890).

Fauvist-style oil on canvas painting by Jean de Botton (Fr., 1898-1978) brings $5,890 at Ahlers & Ogletree, Jan. 14-16

Released: February 21, 2017

ATLANTA, Ga. – A GIA-certified 6.77-carat modern Champagne diamond ring slipped onto a new finger for $31,000 and a monumental figural hall bench (or settle), attributed to R. J. Horner (N.Y., 1853-1922), gaveled for $28,320 at Ahlers & Ogletree’s New Year’s Signature Estates Auction, held January 14th-16th in the firm’s gallery at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210) in Atlanta.   About 200 of the 1,491 lots in the sale were from the estate of Diane Smith McIver, a prominent businesswoman and former president of Corey Airport Services in Atlanta who recently passed away. These included fi...


Fred Eversley, Untitled, 1976.  Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University; Gift of Joyce and Paul Krasnow.  Courtesy the artist.  Photography- Charles Mayer

Fred Eversley: Black, White, Gray opens at Rose Art Museum

Released: February 20, 2017

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University presents Fred Eversley: Black, White, Gray from February 17 through June 11, 2017. For more than four decades, Fred Eversley (b. 1941) has produced innovative and visually stunning sculptures that consider materials, light, and the optical qualities of shapes and colors as part of a broad investigation of individual perceptual experience. This exhibition examines for the first time a series of black, white, and gray cast-resin sculptures that Eversley began in the early 1970s, works that prompt us to consider the symbolic values of color and how w...


Donald Judd (Excelsior Springs, Missouri, 1928–New York, 1994) Untitled, no.  85–065, 1985 Aluminum 30 x 120 x 30 cm Hermann und Margrit Rupf-Stiftung, Kunstmuseum Bern © Donald Judd, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2016

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Shows Key Works from the Rupf Collection

Released: February 18, 2017

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is presenting The Collection of Hermann and Margrit Rupf through April 23, 2017. This exhibition brings together 70 works by key artists in the history of art during the first half of the 20th century, including Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger, Paul Klee, and Vasily Kandinsky, in dialogue with works by contemporary artists dating from the second half of the 20th century until today. Hardly any time went by between the creation of works by artists like Picasso, Braque, and Derain and their acquisition by Hermann Rupf, who was personally...


Hale Woodruff (American, 1900–1980) Opening Day at Talladega College, 1942.  Oil on canvas.  Collection of Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama

'Cross Country' Explores Rural America's Role in the Evolution of Modern Art

Released: February 18, 2017

Shedding light on a rarely examined topic in the history of modernism, the major exhibition “Cross Country: The Power of Place in American Art, 1915-1950” (Feb. 12 through May 7, 2017) at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta uncovers how experiences of rural life fundamentally changed the direction of American art. Organized in collaboration with the Brandywine River Museum of Art, the exhibition features more than 200 artworks, including more than 70 from the High’s permanent collection, which encompass a wide range of media and makers—from paintings and photographs to murals and sculpture...

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Opening Night Crowd at Art Palm Springs, February 16, 2016

The opening night at Art Palm Springs draws an excited crowd, generates great sales and a new attendance record

Released: February 17, 2017

Celebrating Artists of the Year, Lita Albuquerque, and Arts Patron of the Year, Donna McMillan, an estimated 2,600 collectors, curators and veritable who’s who gathered at the Palm Springs Convention Center for the opening night of Art Palm Springs (art-palmsprings.com).  Attendees included Palm Springs International Film Festival chair Harold Matzner, photographer Michael Childers, Arlene Schnitzer, Jordan Schnitzer, Sherri Applebaum, Steven Biller, Arthur & Patty Newman, Jamye and Ken Jesser, Helene Galen, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Architects Jeff Jurasky and Lance O’Donnell, City of Pal...


Oil on canvas painting signed and dated (1922) by Dale Nichols (Am., 1904-1995), titled Mid-Nation Winter (est.  $50,000-$75,000).

Original works by Nichols, Wiggins, Benson, many others will be in Shannon's Fine Art Auction, April 27th

Released: February 20, 2017

MILFORD, Conn. – Shannon’s biannual Fine Art Auction, slated for the evening of Thursday, April 27th, will feature 250 lots of quality American and European paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints. For those unable to attend in person, internet bidding will be available through Invaluable.com. Notable highlights will include scenes of New York City led by a large, early work by Guy C. Wiggins titled Washington Square expected to fetch $50,000-75,000; other views of New York City by various artists, including Johann Berthelsen; and a 19th century view of New York Harbor by Granville-Pe...


Ernest Briggs, "Untitled", June 1980, Oil on Canvas, 69 1/2" x 52 1/2"

“Abstract 50’s Masters (Where Were the Mistresses?)”

Released: October 27, 2016

Thru Saturday, February 25th Abstract art has roots in the late 19th century and reached ascendance in the late 40’s – 50’s. Philip Pavia (sculptor), one of the leaders of “the Club and his publication “It is” was seminal in the championing of abstract art. Our exhibition emphasizes the pluralistic nature of abstraction: gesture, geometric, and introspection. Abstract expressionism uses gesture and was an important development in abstract art (Action painting). Most of the artists began traditionally using grids and sketches, as they were taught. They went on to their individual de...


Tommy Hartung, King Solomon's Mines, 2017 (still).  Courtesy of On Stellar Rays and the artist.

The Rose Art Museum opens Spring 2017 exhibitions

Released: February 17, 2017

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University opens Spring 2017 exhibitions: Fred Eversley: Black, White, Gray; Tommy Hartung: King Solomon’s Mines; Collection at Work; Reflections: Louise Nevelson, 1967, and Rose Video 10: Ana Mendieta, on view February 17 – June 11, 2017.  FRED EVERSLEY: BLACK, WHITE, GRAY For more than four decades, Fred Eversley (b. 1941) has produced a singular body of work that considers materials, light, and the optical qualities of shapes and colors as part of a broad investigation of individual perceptual experience. A Brooklyn native and engineer by training,...


George Schulman, "Hola", acrylic on paper, 10 x 10, 2013

"George Schulman: Sweet Small Things" at Lawrence Fine Art

Released: February 16, 2017

Lawrence Fine Art is pleased to present "George Schulman:  Sweet Small Things" opening February 22 on Artsy and running for two weeks.   "The exhibition will provide an attractive entry point for collectors of Schulman's work or for those with a limited budget," explained Gallery Director Howard Shapiro.  "All works will be $3,000 or less with some under $1000. No work will be larger than 24 x 24."   George Schulman's wildly exuberant, colorful and kinetic paintings and collages take the viewer on a roller coaster ride in and out of the pictorial plane. Viewed from one perspective, the...


Dahlov Ipcar and Farnsworth Associate Curator Jane Bianco at a 2012 event.

Farnsworth Mourns the Passing of Dahlov Ipcar

Released: February 14, 2017

The Farnsworth Art Museum is deeply saddened by the passing of artist Dahlov Ipcar on Saturday, February 11 at the age of 99. The daughter of American modernist artists William and Marguerite Zorach, her animal-inspired paintings, children’s books, and intricate patterns and geometric designs were an inspiration to so many of all ages. Since her first solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1939, Ipcar’s works have been collected by art institutions that include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New Yo...

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Perez Celis, "Chi-Quix", Buenos Aires, 1989, Print, 23/99, 26" x 32"

Latin Implosion!

Released: February 2, 2017

Latin Implosion! March 4 – May 5, 2017 Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 7, 6-8pm   Rodolfo Abularach, Mario Bencomo, Pérez Celis, Agustin Fernandez The Anita Shapolsky Gallery is pleased to present “Latin Implosion!” a selection of works by four 20th century masters of Latin American art, including Rodolfo Abularach, Mario Bencomo, Pérez Celis, and Agustin Fernandez. Each of these four artists seeks to explore the sensory overload within each human interaction or experience. Histories of exile, repatriation and diaspora transform the works into vehicles for re-imagining the mo...


Donald Judd, Prototype Desk and Chairs, 1978-1980.  Donald Judd Furniture © 2017 Judd Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Huntington and LACMA Jointly Acquire Donald Judd Prototype Chairs

Released: February 12, 2017

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced today their joint acquisition of two prototype chairs (1979–80) made by American artist Donald Judd (1928–1994). The chairs will join a Judd prototype desk (1978) that LACMA acquired in 2011, thus uniting a suite that will be co-owned by the two institutions. The group will go on view at The Huntington in 2018. "We're delighted to join forces with LACMA in bringing these seminal works to the public," said Kevin Salatino, Hannah and Russel Kully Director of the Art Col...


White earthenware two-handled vase by Pablo Picasso from 1952, one in an edition of 400 and 15 inches tall ($37,200).

Earthenware two-handled vase created in 1952 by Pablo Picasso brings $37,200 at Weiss Auctions

Released: February 13, 2017

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A white earthenware two-handled vase by Pablo Picasso, executed in 1952 as one in an edition of 400, sold for $37,200 at an auction held Jan. 29 by Weiss Auctions, online and in the firm’s gallery at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook. The vase was the top lot in a sale that grossed over $350,000, with more than 1,000 people combining to bid live and via the internet.   The vase was vintage Picasso, painted in black, white and grey patina, in the master’s inimitable style, with knife engraving and partial brushed glaze. The 15-inch-tall vase was inscribed in black, “Edition P...


“Façade of Mission San Juan Capistrano,” circa, 1885 by Elizabeth Jaynes Borglum (1848-1922) Oil on canvas / 16 x 22 inches The Irvine MuseumCollection at the University of California, Irvine

'Along El Camino Real' Exhibition Explores the History of California Missions in Art

Released: February 9, 2017

The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine presents “Along El Camino Real,” an exhibit (through May 18, 2017) that explores the history of the California missions. These outposts were connected by El Camino Real (the Royal Road or the King’s Highway), which today approximates California's Highway 101. The first mission in what is now California was founded by Spain in San Diego in 1769. Over the next 54 years, 20 more were established, stretching as far north as Sonoma. In 1821, Mexico declared its independence from Spain and claimed California as a province. Th...

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Michael Kessler, "Pine Trunks (1)," Acrylic on Panel, 84" x 48"

Nature in Layers Showcases New Works by Contemporary Western Artist Michael Kessler

Released: February 10, 2017

The Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt, Colorado presents Nature in Layers, opening on February 18, 2017. The exhibition features the intricately layered, nature-based abstract paintings of Michael Kessler, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Kessler is known for creating large-scale panels that reference forest and stream, bringing the outdoors inside in a fresh way. His abstractions complement modern architecture especially well and can be found in many contemporary homes across the U.S. He will discuss his work, influences and process at the opening reception on February 18 from 5-7 pm. In ...


Polly Apfelbaum, Night Flowering, 2009; Woodblock print on handmade paper, 15 x 15 in.; Gift of Steven Scott, Baltimore, in Honor of National Museum of Women in the Arts Chief Curator Kathryn A.  Wat and the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the National Museum of Women in the Arts; Photo by Lee Stalsworth; © Polly Apfelbaum

National Museum of Women in the Arts Exhibits Work by Polly Apfelbaum in 'Chromatic Scale'

Released: February 9, 2017

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) presents Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum, on view March 10–July 2, 2017. Polly Apfelbaum (b. 1955, Abington, Pennsylvania) employs striking colors and bold abstract shapes—alternately geometric and organic—in her woodcut prints. Chromatic Scale features ten prints, and explores Apfelbaum’s distinctive approach to the printmaking process and how it relates to her work in painting, sculpture and installation. Including selections from the museum’s collection as well as complementary loans, Chromatic Scale provides a focused study o...

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DETAIL: Diamond Shoal, 1905, by Winslow Homer (Private Collection)

Landmark Exhibition on the Watercolor Movement in American Art at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Released: February 8, 2017

The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present the most comprehensive loan exhibition in over forty years devoted to the most important chapter in the history of watercolor painting in this country. American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent (March 1-May 14, 2017) will bring together more than 170 works—many of them acknowledged masterpieces of this difficult, yet rewarding medium—drawn from public and private collections throughout the country. Tracing the development of the watercolor movement from its passionate embrace by a small, but dedicated group of painters in the 1860s to t...

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Original drawing by Marc Chagall (Russ./Fr., 1887-1985), titled Village Berger Descending, in excellent condition (est.  $30,000-$40,000).

Prints and drawings by names such as Chagall, Haring, Dali, Warhol, many others will be in The Woodshed Gallery's Feb. 22 online-only auction

Released: February 9, 2017

FRANKLIN, Mass. – A pair of sanguine drawings on white paper by the renowned Russian-born French artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985), two signed lithographs by the equally famous Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali (1904-1989), and other original drawings by notables like Keith Haring, Man Ray, Andy Warhol, Jean Cocteau and Fernand Leger, will be sold in an online-only auction.   They’re just a few of the nearly 200 highly collectible prints and drawings, by Old and Modern Masters representing four centuries of artworks on paper, that will be offered by The Woodshed Gallery on Wednesday, Febr...


A copy of French artist Louis Charles-Auguste Couder’s Siege of Yorktown (1781) being installed at the Museum of the American Revolution.

19th-Century Painting of Washington and Rochambeau at Siege of Yorktown Installed at Museum of the American Revolution

Released: February 7, 2017

A restored mid-19th-century copy of a painting depicting George Washington and French general Rochambeau during the last major battle of America’s Revolutionary War has been installed at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. The painting will be prominently displayed when the Museum opens to the public on April 19. The exceptionally large painting, measuring 14-by-17 feet (16-by-19 framed), is a hand-painted copy of French artist Louis Charles-Auguste Couder’s Siege of Yorktown (1781). It hangs in the Museum’s second floor court and can be seen from the first floor, draw...


Celebrating Art, Design and Architecture: Diverse Conversations at Art Palm Springs 2017

Released: January 18, 2017

Art Palm Springs (art-palmsprings.com) returns to the Palm Springs Convention Center February 16-19, 2017 for a sixth year with an expanded program of panels, artist receptions, book signings, and VIP access events. The weekend kicks off with the Opening Night Reception and awards presentation. 2017 honorees include Art Patron of the Year to Donna MacMillan and Artist of the Year to Lita Albuquerque. Each year this reception draws a capacity crowd of collectors, curators, artists and tastemakers as they celebrate the curated collection of works presented by the exhibiting galleries from ...


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