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The BAM/PFA collection now features works from the Steven Leiber collection by Bas Jan Ader (shown), John Baldessari, Hanne Darboven, Walter De Maria, Joseph Kosuth, Lee Lozano, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha, and Many Others

BAM/PFA Adds to Its Renowned Collection with the Acquisition of the Steven Leiber Conceptual Art Collection and Library

Released: December 18, 2014

The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) has acquired the Steven Leiber collection of Conceptual art and ephemera as well as Leiber’s library of Conceptual art reference and artists’ books. Steven Leiber, who was a world-renowned dealer, scholar, and collector with a special interest in Conceptual art, died in 2012.   In recognition of Leiber’s impact on the history of art and on the museum’s own collection, BAM/PFA will name the area of its new building that will house these works “The Steven Leiber Conceptual Art Study Center.” BAM/PFA’s...

Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc.  Boy in Red: Portrait of Josiah Lasell.  William Merritt Chase.  c.  1895.


Released: December 18, 2014

Ancient Egyptian bronze sculpture, gilded Herter Brothers side chairs owned by John Pierpont Morgan, and paintings by celebrated American artists William Merritt Chase, John Singer Sargent, and Childe Hassam, will gather for the 61st year of the Winter Antiques Show from January 23-February 1, 2015 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. The Show is America's most prestigious antiques show, providing museums, collectors, dealers, design professionals, and first-time buyers with opportunities to see and purchase exceptional pieces showcased by 73 renowned experts in American, English, E...

8th Annual AD20/21 Gala Preview Party to Celebrate and Support Boston Design Week 2015

Released: December 15, 2014

The 8th Annual AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries combined with The Boston Print Fair takes place March 26-29, 2015, at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston's South End.  AD20/21 features galleries specializing in modern to contemporary fine art, Mid-Century furnishings and contemporary studio furniture, jewelry, decorative arts and sculpture.  The Boston Print Fair in the front two salons features dealers in American, European and Asian fine prints, drawings, and other works on paper. For more information, call 617-363-0405 or visit w...

Lot#2112-Set of six Paul McCobb dining chairs for Planner, Winchendon, maple and iron, circa 1950, marked with labels on five of six.

20th Century Design in the Spotlight at Kaminski Auctions' Jan. 4 Sale

Released: December 16, 2014

Kaminski Auctions’ first sale of the New Year will be a Twentieth Century Modern Design & Fine Art Auction. Scheduled for Sunday, January 4 th 2015 at 10:00am EST, the sale takes place at the Kaminski Auction gallery in Beverly, Massachusetts.   Offering an attractive array of furniture, decorative objects and fine art, this Twentieth Century auction is set to highlight a group of six Paul McCobb dining chairs for Planner Group, circa 1950, fashioned of maple and iron with original labels, as well as an Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen "Egg Chai...

Lot 197: Art Deco Platinum, Jadeite, Pearl, Diamond, and Sapphire Necklace, sold for $90,000


Released: December 17, 2014

BOSTON, MA: Grogan & Company’s inaugural auction in their new Boston location drew standing room only crowds from both down the street and across the country. On Sunday, December 14th, Vice President and Gallery Director, Lucy P. Grogan, took the podium at noon and welcomed attendees to Grogan & Company’s new headquarters on Beacon Hill before kicking off the 545 lot auction. The sale featured items across all collecting genres including Fine Art, Jewelry, Silver, Decorative Arts, and Oriental Carpets. The top lot of the day was an Art Deco Platinum, Jadeite, Pearl, Diamond and...

This original mixed media on paper by Cy Twombly (Am., 1928-2011) will come up for bid on Sunday, January 11th, in Lynbrook, New York.

Original works by Twombly, De Chirico, Baumann, Metcalf will headline Philip Weiss Auctions' Jan. 11 sale

Released: December 17, 2014

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – Original artworks by noted, listed artists, and brilliant estate jewelry items (offered on behalf of the New York County Public Administrator), will co-headline an auction slated for Sunday, Jan. 11, by Philip Weiss Auctions, in the firm’s gallery located at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook. Hundreds of fresh to the market lots will be offered starting at 10 a.m. (EST). The artwork will be led by a mixed media on paper by Cy Twombly (Am., 1928-2011), whose spare, childlike scribbles left him out of step with the movements of post-war American art, even as he became one of th...

An American Craftsman Galleries' window at the new location: 217 East 60th Street, NYC


Released: December 15, 2014

An American Craftsman Galleries has opened a third location at 217 East 60th Street just in time for stumped shoppers with hard-to-please people on their holiday gift list. The delightful boutique is filled with one-of-a-kind gifts, some functional, others decorative—most are both--handmade by established and emerging American artists from around the country at prices ranging from $50 to $20,000. There’s art glass by Stonington, Conn glassmaker Jeffrey P’an ; furniture by David Talley, Tenants Harbor Maine; jewelry by Lauren Pollaro, York, Maine  and puzzle boxes of wood by Ri...

Work by Maryanne Meltzer

Maryanne Meltzer and Allison Proulx Show at North Lake College Jan, 2015

Released: December 15, 2014

IRVING, TX -- Works on display this January at North Lake College will explore the topic of privileged ignorance. Local artist Allison Proulx depicts flourishing city centers layered over elements of frequently catastrophic current events. Her work is shown alongside that of Dallas Artist Maryanne Meltzer who explored similar topics and had a show in the same gallery 30 years ago, in 1984. “The ease with which we are able to overlook global chaos and suffering reflects how desensitized and disconnected we can be from this side of the human experience,” says Proulx, who is finishing...

George McNeil, Penebscot Abstractscape, 1983 acrylic on canvas, 44 x 50”

GEORGE McNEIL: ABOUT PLACE - Three Decades of Landscape Inspired Abstraction

Released: December 14, 2014

For ACME Fine Art’s first exhibition of the 2015 season Gallery Director David Cowan will present the gallery’s sixth solo show of oil paintings by 20th century expressionist master George McNeil. The exhibition will open at ACME Fine Art’s SoWa gallery on Friday, 9 January 2015. A reception will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on 6 February in conjunction with SoWa’s First Friday of February celebration. The exhibition will be comprised of a group of 18 landscape inspired paintings from the estate of the artist that date from between 1955 and 1990. The works range from small, highly abstra...

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Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910), Charles Prentice Howland, 1878.  Oil on canvas, 21 1/8 x 13 ¼ in.  Clark Art Institute.  Gift of Susan Montgomery Howell in Memory of Esther Howland Montgomery and Henry and David Howland, 2014.13

Clark Art Institute Receives Never-Before-Exhibited Winslow Homer Portrait

Released: December 12, 2014

The Clark Art Institute recently received the gift of a significant, rare commissioned portrait by Winslow Homer. Charles Prentice Howland (1878), an oil painting that has never been publicly exhibited, was donated to the Clark by the sitter’s granddaughter Susan Montgomery Howell. The painting, which had remained with the family since 1878, will be on view at the Clark beginning December 12. “We are grateful to Susan Montgomery Howell and her family for giving the Clark this important, little-known painting, which will now be enjoyed by the public. I have long known Char...

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Elsa Vreeland, Cataloguer, Great Estates

Open House at Rago on January 6th Features a Panel Presentation by 5 Under 30

Released: December 12, 2014

OPEN HOUSE AT RAGO ON JANUARY 6TH FEATURES A PANEL PRESENTATION BY 5 UNDER 30.   Lambertville, NJ: Cataloguers are a talented, knowledgeable and indispensable part of the staff at Rago (and all auction houses). They work hand-in-glove with specialists on object identification and description, provenance research, catalog essays and client relations. Often, they are at the start of their careers. Always, they have a passion for the arts and material culture. On Tuesday, January 6, five of Rago’s cataloguers – all under 30 – will introduce you to property from the Rago Unrese...

Winslow Homer, Hunting Dogs in Boat (Waiting for the Start), 1889.  Gift of Jesse H.  Metcalf.  RISD Museum, Providence, RI.

RISD Museum to Present Landscape and Leisure 19th-Century American Drawings from the Collection

Released: December 11, 2014

From precise survey drawing to the broad strokes of European Impressionism, American artists of the 19th century worked in a variety of styles—as seen in the more than 30 watercolors and drawings featured in Landscape and Leisure, March 13 - July 19, 2015. Selected from the RISD Museum’s strong collection of works on paper are those by American artists James Abbot McNeill Whistler, Childe Hassam, and Eastman Johnson, among others, who captured landscape, leisure pursuits, and country life. A group of watercolors by Winslow Homer are on view together f...

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Thomas Coulborn & Sons Ltd.  This Terrestial Pocket Globe and Case was made by John Cary and William Cary of London, and shows the world as it was known in 1791.  The spherical case is made of wood covered externally with black sharkskin.


Released: December 11, 2014

The Winter Antiques Show is proud to announce the selection of nine new exhibitors: Apter-Fredericks (London), Thomas Coulborn & Sons Ltd. (Sutton Coldfield, England), and Ronald Phillips LTD (London), three globally recognized purveyors of fine English furniture; H. Blairman & Sons (London), fourth generation specialists in English furniture and decorative arts; Bowman Sculpture (London), the foremost gallery in the world for masters of 19th and 20th century sculpture; Daniel Crouch Rare Books (London), experts in antique atlases, maps, plans, sea charts, and voyages; Conner • Ros...

The Art Show 2014 at the Park Avenue Armory, New York.


Released: December 10, 2014

Gallery presentations at the 27th annual ADAA Art Show, the nation's longest running fine art fair, will feature thoughtfully curated solo, two-person, and thematic exhibitions by 72 of the nation’s leading art dealers. The Art Show takes place March 4 - 8, 2015 at the historic Park Avenue Armory, with a ticketed Gala Preview on Tuesday, March 3. All ticket proceeds from the gala and run of show benefit Henry Street Settlement, one of New York City’s most effective social services agencies. AXA Art Americas Corporation h...

Two works by William Aiken Walker (Am., 1838-1921), both oil on wood panel, framed, will come up for bid Jan.  3-4 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Works by William Aiken Walker, Old Masters, Cuban painters, more at Ahlers & Ogletree's Jan. 3-4 auction

Released: December 12, 2014

ATLANTA, Ga. – An ambitious New Year’s Signature Estates Auction packed with about 1,100 diverse and high-quality lots of merchandise, pulled from prominent area estates and collections, will be held Saturday and Sunday, January 3rd and 4th, by Ahlers & Ogletree, in the firm’s gallery located at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210) in Atlanta, beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern time both days. The auction will feature original artworks ranging from 17th century Old Masters to 20th century Cuban painters, rare highly collectible Chinese and other Asian objects, European and American period furnitu...


Eldred’s Appoints New Assistant Director of European and Decorative Arts

Released: December 10, 2014

East Dennis, Mass. – The Robert C. Eldred Co. is pleased to announce Leah S. Kingman has joined the auction and appraisal firm as the Assistant Director of European and Decorative Arts. Ms. Kingman comes to Eldred’s with a vast array of experience following six years at a large metropolitan auction house, where she specialized in European furniture and decorative arts including silver, glassware and ceramics.     A lifelong interest and appreciation for arts and antiques led Ms. Kingman to earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and Visual Culture from Bates College i...

Felix F.  de Crano, Alcazar Courtyard, watercolor on paper, 18.25”h x 13.75”w collection of Lightner Museum (Gift of Clarissa Anderson Gibbs)

Lightner Museum Exhibition Rediscovers Major American Artist: Felix F. de Crano Paintings on Exhibit December 11, 2014 – March 1, 2015

Released: December 9, 2014

Nineteenth-century artist Felix F. de Crano’s oil and watercolor paintings will be on view in the Tiberio Gallery of the Lightner Museum from December 11, 2014 – March 1, 2015.  Over thirty works by the artist, including local scenes, landscapes, and portraits, will be presented in this major exhibit. Long forgotten by most of the art world, Felix Frederick de Crano was arguably the most sophisticated and versatile artist in Henry Morrison Flagler’s Ponce de Leon colony of painters in Saint Augustine,” according to art historian Deborah Pollack in her new work FELIX F. de...

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Miami Project 2014

Ai Weiwei to Jamie Wyeth Works Snapped Up at Miami Project

Released: December 9, 2014

Miami Project’s Edition 3 closed Sunday evening in Miami’s Midtown Arts District after six busy days of robust sales to an exciting and engaged audience of international arts patrons, museums, institutions and corporate collections. The Miami Project Pavilion’s 65,000 square foot tent soared above the heads of the fair’s25,000 visitors, all of whom were met with singular exhibitions by the country's top galleries and afforded the opportunity to experience modernist masterpieces alongside the work of some of the world's finest emerging and mid-career contemporary a...

Lot 2557, Largest Known Near-Round Natural Saltwater Pearl, $813,750

Largest Natural Saltwater Pearl to Come to Market Sells for $813,750 in Rago's $4.77 Million Auction Weekend

Released: December 9, 2014

 Rago Arts and Auction Center ended the year in spectacular style with a three day sale that totaled $4,774,531 (reflects buyer’s premium of 25%). The largest known near-round natural saltwater pearl, also known as the Putlov Pearl Brooch, sold for $813,000, a new record for a single lot sold at Rago.   Weekend Total: $3,843,625 (hammer) Weekend Total: $4,774,531 (hammer + b.p.) Percent sold: 89% Friday - Silver, Coins and Currency and Jewelry (Session One): $620,063 (with bp) Saturday -  Great Estates: $690,063 Sunday – Jewelry: $3,501,188  Bid...

(Left) Martin Johnson Heade, New Jersey Salt Marsh, ND, Oil on canvas.  Collection Brandywine River Museum of Art.  Gift from the Estate of Richard Mellon Scaife (Right) George Inness, Moonrise, Alexandria Bay, 1891, Oil on canvas.  Collection Westmoreland Museum of American Art.  Gift from the Estate of Richard Mellon Scaife

Museums' Selection Process of Richard M. Scaife Art Collection Gift Begins

Released: December 8, 2014

The Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art began the process on Dec. 3 of dividing up the art collection of Publisher and American art proponent Richard Mellon Scaife. Mr. Scaife, who died July 4, 2014, bequeathed his art collection, which includes over 500 works, to both museums, specifying that it should be divided evenly between the two institutions. The staff and board of the Brandywine and the Westmoreland are grateful and honored that Mr. Scaife chose to distinguish their museums with this generous act of philanthropy. Thi...

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GEORGE WALTER DAWSON (1870-1938) White Water Lily, 1912 Watercolor on paper 10 x 10 in Signed and dedicated by the artist in pencil lower right: “George Walter Dawson to Amy & Thornton Oakley”

A Joy Forever: Treasures of American Art Suited for Giving

Released: December 6, 2014

Over 40 paintings priced at or under $7,500 on display at Hawthorne Fine Art, LLC. Hawthorne Fine Art, LLC is pleased to present A Joy Forever, an exhibition of over forty paintings from its American Art collection, December 3, 2014—January 30, 2015. The holiday exhibition revolves around the theme of artistic generosity, highlighting works of art particularly suited for giving.  The exhibition takes as its departure a work from the collection entitled White Water Lily by the watercolorist George Walter Dawson. Inscribed across the top of the 1912 painting is an inscription that...

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The Heckscher Museum of Art Presents Ferdinand Richardt’s Niagara: A Study in Landscape Painting

Released: December 5, 2014

Huntington, NY – The Heckscher Museum of Art is pleased to present Ferdinand Richardt’s Niagara: A Study in Landscape Painting. On view December 6 through April 12, 2014, this Permanent Collection examines Ferdinand Richardt’s iconic view of one of America’s most popular tourist sites within the context of American and European landscape painting.   Niagara Falls has been a popular tourist destination since the early 19th century.  Ferdinand Richardt’s Niagara depicts the attraction as it appeared at mid-century, with charming genre elements set against the grand landscape....

Martina Lopez, Heirs Come to Pass, 3, 1991.  Silver dye bleach print made from digitally assisted montage sheet, 30 x 50 in.

The Heckscher Museum of Art Presents Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography December 6, 2014 through March 15, 2015

Released: December 5, 2014

Huntington, NY – The Heckscher Museum of Art is pleased to present Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography.  This exhibition will be on view from December 6, 2014 through March 15, 2015. Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography focuses on 20th- and 21st -century artists who have pushed the boundaries of photography in myriad ways, creating images that have a complex relationship to objective reality.  Beginning with Man Ray’s portfolio Electricité, the exhibition traces 20th -century experimentation with photograms, multiple exposures, combination printing, tonal contr...

"Leah Chase," painting by Gustave Blance III (MFA 2000 Illustration as Visual Essay)

Last Chance: “We Tell Stories” Brings Together Work by Artists Behind Bestselling Children's Books, Comics and More

Released: December 5, 2014

“We Tell Stories,” an exhibition of work by more than 350 artists who graduated from the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program at School of Visual Arts, will be on view through December 17. Curated by founding chair Marshall Arisman, “We Tell Stories” surveys the vitality and versatility of contemporary figurative artists through thousands of works: editorial art, children’s books, comics, graphic novels, animations, products, paintings and more.  “If, in the past 30 years you bought a book because of its cover, thumbed through the illustrations in a magazine or newspape...

Lot 218 The Runaway Toys by Fern Bisel Peat c.1932


Released: December 6, 2014

Gray’s Auctioneers in Cleveland, Ohio are selling 27 original gouaches by Fern Bisel Peat, a well-known twentieth century author & illustrator of children's books and magazines. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1893, Peat went on to attend Ohio Wesleyan University. Not only was she an accomplished author and illustrator in her own right, but together with her husband she founded and ran a successful interior decorating studio specializing in designing children’s rooms, murals, textiles and wallpaper. She also designed several children’s wards, hospitals and orphanages. During the early...

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