Press Releases tagged with American art

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"Many Facets" An exhibition and sale of new works by Judy Friday

Released: April 30, 2015

Judy Friday is one of the best known contemporary artists in the Old Lyme area.  Whether for her paintings, photography, weavings or sculptures Judy has a long list of devoted collectors.  The Cooley Gallery is proud to present Many Facets, an exhibition and sale of new paintings, weavings and textiles by a very talented local artist.   Judy is one of those artists who confounds her audience by being so skilled in so many media. A rare week goes by when the artist Judy Friday doesn't visit the gallery, her mind excitedly whirring with ideas of what her next work of art or ...

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Edward Hopper (1882–1967), Railroad Sunset, 1929.  Oil on canvas; 29 5/16 × 48 1/8 in.  (74.5 × 122.2 cm).  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Josephine N.  Hopper Bequest 70.1170.  © Heirs of Josephine N.  Hopper, licensed by Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Empire State Building to Light Up with Art for Whitney Museum on May 1

Released: April 26, 2015

The Whitney Museum of American Art will partner with Empire State Realty Trust on a one-of-a-kind, one-night-only Empire State Building lightshow on Friday, May 1, 2015, marking two historic occasions: the opening day of the Whitney’s new Renzo Piano–designed building in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District and the eighty-fourth anniversary of the Empire State Building. Focusing on twelve iconic works from the Whitney’s collection, lighting designer Marc Brickman will interpret pieces by artists Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol, Peter Halley, and Barbara Kruger, among others, ut...

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Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online Announces a Call for Artists to Participate in the "ALL Botanicals" Art Competition & Exhibition

Released: May 1, 2015

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 2nd Annual International "ALL BOTANICAL" Online Art Competition for the month of May 2015.  Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field.  A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at Contemporary Art Gallery Online during the month of June 2015.  Awards will be given for the top 5 chosen winners.  In addition to the winning images, depending on the amount and the quality of the entries received, Honorable Recogn...

Andy Warhol (American 1928-1987), Flowers, (Estimate: $20,000-$30,000)

Warhol at Weschler’s: Two ‘Flowers’ screenprints by Andy Warhol to be auctioned on May 8th

Released: April 25, 2015

[Washington, D.C.]—Spring has sprung at Weschler’s! On May 8th, Weschler’s will hold its Capital Collections auction featuring notable artists such as Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Tiffany Studios, Louis Majorelle, and Emile Gallé. Headlining the auction are two Andy Warhol color screenprints from his iconic series, Flowers; one in bright spring pastels of teal, pink, orange and yellow and the other in red, green, yellow and pink. Each is estimated to bring $20,000-$30,000 and is signed and numbered out of an edition of 250.   Other notable American fine art includes works by Edwa...

LCAD President Jonathan Burke celebrates 35th anniversary with endowed scholarship

Laguna College of Art and Design Announces Jonathan Burke Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Celebration of 35th Anniversary

Released: April 24, 2015

Laguna Beach, CA (April 23, 2015) - Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announced the Jonathan Burke Endowed Presidential Scholarship commemorating Burke's 35 years with the college. "In my experience, LCAD is the finest of any and all art schools in offering the depth and meaning of representational and figurative art," said American Figurative Painter Jerome Witkin.  "This is Jonathan Burke's monument and great gift to our culture." Named by NIKE as one of the top three design schools in the world, LCAD is closely partnered with Blizzard Entertainment, Disney Animatio...

Paul Burlin, Composition

Caldwell Gallery Hudson Opens New Exhibition “Spring – The Return Of Color”

Released: April 23, 2015

Caldwell Gallery Hudson is pleased to open our new exhibition “Spring – The Return Of Color”, featuring both traditional representations of the season as well as many abstract works whose palettes reflect the colors so often seen this time of year. More than a dozen canvases in this show are new to the market. Of particular note are a 1952 canvas by Paul Burlin, a major Joseph Solman NYC scene from 1939, and important 1963 canvas by the recently deceased John Grillo.  This exhibit will run through June 1 and include works by regionalist painter Paul Sample, American impress...

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Vladimir Kagan’s Plaid-Upholstered Walnut Rocking Chair and Ottoman

Exceptionally Priced 20th Century Furniture, Lighting and Decorative Accessories from Nye and Company is Now Live On

Released: April 23, 2015

Nye and Company is pleased to announce that its April auction, which consists primarily of 20th century decorative arts, comprised of Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Modern furniture, lighting and table-top accessories, is now open for bidding through April 28th on www Of the 600 lots, the 20th century works comprise the bulk of the auction with intentionally conservative estimates and reserves even lower than normal.   Says John Nye: “This is this is a rare opportunity to acquire fine examples of sought-after 20th century design at very attainable prices.”   ...


Released: April 23, 2015

Katherine de Vos Devine has been appointed the first Executive Director of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC), effective July 1, 2015, it was announced today by BMCM+AC Board Chair Dr. J. Richard Gruber. In her position at BMCM+AC she will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for the institution as it expands its facilities and programs in downtown Asheville's vibrant cultural district. Ms. Devine, who is completing her Ph.D. in Art History at Duke University, and who has been active in research and curatorial projects at Duke's Nasher Mus...

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Lot 5: Richard Joseph Anuszkiewicz (b.  1930) Untitled (Portal Series), 1971

Gray’s Modern & Contemporary explodes into Color on May 6th

Released: April 25, 2015

Gray’s Modern & Contemporary explodes into Color on May 6th. Op-Art masters, upstart renegades, Pop geniuses and post modernists all demand attention at this dynamic and brilliantly curated auction. With only 146 lots Gray’s Spring Modern and Contemporary bursts onto the block with Lot 1, Clarence van Duzer’s dramatic interpretation of Op-art. Playfully merging a kinetic sculptural sunburst of brass rays hovering above a geometric field of complimentary colors, bright greens, orange and blues, a classic Op-art doctrine of color and pattern, created circa 1965. ‘Van’ was a close fr...

Andy Warhol, Screen Test: Edie Sedgwick [ST309], 1965 16mm film, black-and-white, silent, 4.5 minutes at 16 frames per second, ©2015 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute.  All rights reserved.  Film still courtesy The Andy Warhol Museum

Rarely-Seen Footage from Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory Brings the ‘60s Back to Times Square This May

Released: April 22, 2015

May 1-31, 2015, every night from 11:57 p.m.–midnight Rare 1960’s Andy Warhol Screen Tests made of Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Lou Reed, Harry Smith and Edie Sedgwick among others in his studio, the Silver Factory, will be shown publicly for the first time on Times Square’s electronic billboards from 11:57 pm to midnight each night in May. This project is a part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts.  In the mid-1960s, Warhol’s studio became a diverse scene of artists, friends, and celebrities, many of who...

Andy Warhol.  Liz #3 [Early Colored Liz] , 1963.  The Stefan T.  Edlis Collection, Partial and Promised Gift to the Art Institute of Chicago.

Art Institute of Chicago Receives Over $400 Million in Art, Its Largest Gift Ever

Released: April 22, 2015

Douglas Druick, President and Eloise W. Martin Director of the Art Institute of Chicago, has announced the largest gift of art in the museum’s 136-year history: the Edlis/Neeson Collection, 42 iconic masterpieces of contemporary art donated by the Chicagobased collectors and philanthropists Stefan T. Edlis and his wife, Gael Neeson. The gift includes nine works by Andy Warhol, three paintings by Jasper Johns, one Robert Rauschenberg Combine, two paintings by Roy Lichtenstein, four paintings by Gerhard Richter, and a painting and sculpture by Cy Twombly. Works by Brice Marden, Eric Fischl, ...

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Hung Liu, Cruise Triptych, 2014, mixed media, 60 x 96 inches.  Nancy Hoffman Gallery.  Booth 413.

Visitor Experiences from Robotically Poured Cocktails to Robert Motherwell ahead at Art Market San Francisco

Released: April 22, 2015

Art Market San Francisco returns to Fort Mason Festival Pavilion this April 29 - May 3, marking its fifth edition as the Bay Area's leading modern and contemporary art fair. After numerous years of relationship building within the Bay Area, resulting in a community-wide network of partnerships, the fair has shaped into a citywide celebrated event. This year, Art Market San Francisco is thrilled to present a stimulating schedule of events featuring participation from the region's top museums, curators, collectors, and institutions. Art Market San Francisco's cutting-edge panel programs,...

Gil Elvgren (shown), Patrick Nagel, Leroy Neiman and Alberto Vargas lead the way, May 14-15, at Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills

Greatest names in Pin-ups, Pulps and illustration art offered in Beverly Hills auction

Released: April 22, 2015

A veritable Who’s Who straight from the top shelf of the Illustration Art Pantheon sits atop the May 14-15 Heritage Auctions Signature® event in Beverly Hills, starting with The King, Gil Elvgren and his 1950 Brown & Bigelow calendar illustration, High and Shy (estimate: $60,000+), a painting notably reproduced as figure 400 in Martignette and Meisel’s seminal Gil Elvgren: All His Glamorous American Pin-Ups, Taschen, 1999. Two of the greatest modern illustrators are represented by vintage, peak period work: Patrick Nagel’s acrylic on canvas Mirage, 1982 (estimate $50,000+), emb...

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Gary Snyder

Art Dealer and Consultant Gary Snyder Discusses "The Five Paintings I Would Buy if I Had Your Money" at Rago Auctions on May 5 at 6 pm

Released: April 22, 2015

ART DEALER AND CONSULTANT GARY SNYDER DISCUSSES "THE FIVE PAINTINGS I WOULD BUY IF I HAD YOUR MONEY" AT RAGO AUCTIONS ON MAY 5 AT 6 PM   Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Tuesday, May 5 featuring art dealer Gary Synder speaking on, “The Five Paintings I Would Buy if I had Your Money,” at 6 p.m.   Art dealer and consultant Gary Snyder discusses different ways to approach buying art at auction, and “walks” the audience through our upcoming sale with thoughts and suggestions.   Gary Snyder is an art ...

Lot 15: Preston Dickinson, The Drive, ca.  1914, $30,000-50,000

Important Works by Preston Dickinson, Marguerite Zorach, Max Weber, Alexander Calder, Mike and Doug Starn, Heinz Mack and Andy Warhol Featured in Rago’s May 7 Fine Art Auctions

Released: April 22, 2015

IMPORTANT WORKS BY PRESTON DICKINSON, MARGUERITE ZORACH, MAX WEBER, ALEXANDER CALDER, MIKE AND DOUG STARN, HEINZ MACK AND ANDY WARHOL FEATURED IN RAGO’S MAY 7 FINE ART AUCTIONS.   Lambertville, NJ: On Thursday, May 7, 2015, Rago will hold auctions of 19th/20th Century American and European Art and Post-War/Contemporary Art. The sale features fresh to market material, with many significant deaccessions from important private collections.     19TH / 20TH AMERICAN / EUROPEAN ART: Thursday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m.   19th/20th C. American and European Art feat...

This original pastel and mixed media on paper drawing by Willem de Kooning could bring $700,000-$900,000 at a May 2-3 auction in Atlanta, Ga.

Original pastel and mixed media work by Willem de Kooning could fetch $700,000-$900,000 at May 2-3 auction in Atlanta

Released: April 23, 2015

ATLANTA, Ga. – An original pastel and mixed media on paper by renowned Dutch-American artist Willem de Kooning (1904-1997), titled Woman (Study for Marilyn Monroe), signed, is the expected top lot at a Spring Salon Auction slated for May 2-3 by Ahlers & Ogletree, in the firm’s gallery located at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210), beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern time on both days. The unframed work, done circa 1950s and measuring 12 ½ inches by 8 ½ inches, is one of more than 1,000 premium lots scheduled to come up for bid, all pulled from prominent local estates and collections and includin...

Edouard Kopp

Harvard Art Museums Appoint Edouard Kopp as Maida and George Abrams Associate Curator of Drawings

Released: April 21, 2015

The Harvard Art Museums has announced the appointment of Edouard Kopp as the Maida and George Abrams Associate Curator of Drawings in the museums’ Division of European and American Art. Kopp comes to the museums from the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, where he was associate curator of drawings and was responsible for French and later Germanic drawings. At the Getty, Kopp organized exhibitions devoted to French landscape, Germanic drawings, the artist Gustav Klimt, and 18th-century French drawings from Los Angeles collections. He has recently co-curated two international loan ...

Lot 1168, Japanese Myochin School Iron Articulated Snake, sold for $118,750

Rago Holds a A $1.8 Million Auction, April 15-17, 2015

Released: April 21, 2015

RAGO HOLDS A $1.8 MILLION AUCTION, APRIL 15-17, 2015.   Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center's three-day auction April 15, 16, and 17 resulted in total sales of $1,806,126 for the auction house and its consignors.   ESTATES, FINE JEWELRY, UNRESERVED JEWELRY, COINS AND CURRENCY AUCTION RESULTS   Hammer: $1,449,030 Hammer + BP: $1,806,126 Number of Lots: 1507 Bidders in House: 130 Phone bidders: 171 Absentee bidders: 92   FINE JEWELRY AUCTION RESULTS   Hammer: $471,175 Hammer + BP: $588,969 Low Est...

Robert Motherwell

Robert Motherwell: A Centennial Celebration to Open in Provincetown

Released: April 20, 2015

The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) announce details for Robert Motherwell: A Centennial Celebration scheduled for May 15-31, 2015. The two-week festivities will include exhibitions of the renowned artist’s work, along with talks and workshops commemorating Motherwell’s legacy in Provincetown and his impact on generations of artists and writers. The programs will be hosted at Fine Arts Work Center and PAAM and presented in collaboration with the Dedalus Foundation, founded in 1981 by Robert...

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Calder Sterling Bracelet Leads Schwenke Auctioneers April 26th Auction

Released: April 22, 2015

Calder Bracelet, Modern Decorative Arts, American Folk Art and Single Owner Clock Collection Featured at Schwenke April Fine Estates Auction Also Fine Art, Ethnographic Arts, Asian Arts and Estate Oriental Rugs Woodbury, CT – On Sunday April 26th Schwenke Auctioneers presents its April Fine Estates Auction with an eclectic and diverse offering of over 400 lots of Mid Century Modern, American, English, Continental and Asian decorative arts, consigned from more than sixty separate estates and consignors from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. The sale include...

Two Calla Lilies on Pink, 1928.  Georgia O'Keeffe (American, 1887–1986).  Oil on canvas; 101.6 x 76.2 cm (40 x 30 in.).  Philadelphia Museum of Art, Bequest of Georgia O'Keeffe for the Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1987.

Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Released: April 9, 2015

This fall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present a major exhibition surveying nearly two centuries of the most intimate, intricate, and varied genre of painting practiced in the United States. Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life will explore the nature and development of still-life painting in this country from the days of the early American republic to the emergence of Pop Art in the early 1960s, providing a fresh perspective on the evolution of this genre over time and the various ways in which it has reflected our history and culture. Nearly one hundred artists will ...

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LACMA Museum Director Michael Govan (L) and Katherine Ross attend LACMA's 50th Anniversary Gala sponsored by Christies at LACMA on April 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

LACMA’s 50th Anniversary Gala Raises $5 Million, Debuts New Acquisitions

Released: April 19, 2015

On Saturday, April 18, 2015, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) celebrated the museum’s 50th anniversary at a specialfundraising gala, co-chaired by LACMA trustees Ann Colgin, Jane Nathanson, and Lynda Resnick. The evening welcomed approximately 750 guests and raised $5 million, the proceeds of which will benefit the museum’s programming and acquisitions. LACMA’s 50th Anniversary Gala was sponsored by Christie’s. In honor of the occasion, Mrs. Nathanson and Mrs. Resnick gifted significant works of art to the museum’s collection; in addition, the two trustees led a campaign enc...

Contemporary Art at Swann Galleries on May 12, 2015.

Leather Jacket Tagged by Warhol and Basquiat Among Highlights of Swann Galleries' May 12 Sale

Released: April 17, 2015

On Tuesday, May 12, Swann Galleries will conduct an auction of Contemporary Art, which is replete with cutting-edge prints, paintings, drawings and sculptures by the biggest names in contemporary art. Extraordinary unique works include Robert Indiana’s The Mother of Us All, a mixed-media collage on board from 1976, which was the original maquette for the same-titled poster for a 1976 production of the pop opera about suffragist Susan B. Anthony. Indiana also designed costumes and sets for the show. This piece was a gift from the artist to the current owner and is estimated at $40,000 to...

Martin Lewis, The “El” Station, drypoint, 1919, brought $47,500 at Swann Galleries.


Released: April 17, 2015

Swann Galleries continues to be the market leader for prints by American artists at auction. The March 5 sale of 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings offered an exceptional selection of works by celebrated New York City printmaker Martin Lewis, other American artists and Modern European masters. Examples by Lewis included some so scarce, they’d never appeared at auction before, such as his The “El” Station, drypoint, 1919, which set a benchmark at $47,500*. Beating previous auction records was Martin’s Glow of the City, drypoint, 1929, at $52,500 and Bay Windows, drypoint and s...

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Dianne Bernstein.  Confidence.  Acrylic on Canvas 24"x18"

May and June at Agora Gallery

Released: April 17, 2015

The Australian and New Zealander artists featured in Out From Down Under & Beyond represent some of the finest emerging talent from the Oceanian art world. These artists draw inspiration from their nations’ histories, their natural splendor, the artists’ own travels across the globe, and their internal processes. They offer a unique and unforgettable view into a familiarly unfamiliar world. In Nicole Tremblay’s paintings, displayed in the solo exhibition, Sovereign Women / Femmes Souveraines, female subjects take on a presence that is larger than life. “I have always been fascinated by...

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