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Andrew Newell Wyeth (1917-2009), Pot Buoys, 1954, watercolor, 8 1/2 by 15 inches, sold for $90,000

Copley Fine Art Auctions Posts Record Results in Charleston: Highlights from The Winter Sale 2016

Released: February 13, 2016

Copley Fine Art Auctions ( continued to build its market dominance, realizing over $1.9 million in sales at their Winter Sale 2016, held on February 12 in Charleston, South Carolina. There was robust bidding across all categories, including paintings, prints, folk art, and antique and contemporary decoy carvings. Carl Rungius’ Bull Moose oil sold for $180,000, continuing Copley’s strong results for the wildlife artist. American paintings also found eager buyers, with Andrew Wyeth’s Pot Buoys selling for $90,000 on its $70/80,000 estimate. A.B. Frost’s classic watercolor The...

Richard Tuschman at the Klompching Gallery

Released: February 12, 2016

Klompching Gallery is delighted to present the debut of Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz, a new series of photographs by Richard Tuschman.   This will form the artist’s first solo exhibition at the Klompching Gallery, and will be launched with an Opening Reception on Thursday, March 3rd, 6:00–9:00pm, with the artist in attendance. Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz is a visual novella, which portrays a fictional Jewish family in 1930’s Poland. Set in the once vibrant neighborhood of Kazimierz in Krakow, the location is a metaphor for loss and decay. In 1935, the Jewish historian Meir Balab...

This oil on board painting by Clementine Hunter (1886-1987), titled A Burial (1969) is expected to bring $6,000-$8,000.

Original artworks by New Orleans painters and other regional artists will headline Crescent City's Feb. 27-28 auction

Released: February 15, 2016

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Original artworks – many by renowned New Orleans painters and other regional artists – and over 225 lots of stunning estate jewelry pieces, to include diamonds, rubies, sapphires, tanzanites and more, are just part of a two-day estates auction slated for Feb. 27-28 by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. In all, more than 1,400 lots will come up for bid, starting at 9 a.m. Central time Saturday, and 10 a.m. Central time Sunday. The auction will feature Part 2 of fine jewelry items from Peacock’s Estate Jewelry ...

Kevin O'Leary, Lifeguard, 2013.

Highlights of Art Wynnwood Include 'Shark Tank' Investor Kevin O'Leary's Photography

Released: February 11, 2016

Art Wynwood, the premier art fair of the winter season produced by Art Miami LLC, will showcase a dynamic array of work from the underground street art movement, emerging young talent, and world-renowned contemporary and modern artists. Its fifth edition will take place Presidents Day Weekend, opening with the highly acclaimed VIP Preview on Thursday, Feb. 11, and will open to the public on Friday, Feb. 12, and continue through Monday, Feb. 15. The major contemporary art fair will feature 72 international galleries showcasing diverse artworks from artists around the globe, including countr...

Howard Cook (1901-1980) Lower Manhattan, 1930 Lithograph 15 7/8 x 11 ½ inches Museum Purchase, 1980.7

New Exhibition at the Farnsworth: About Buildings

Released: February 11, 2016

(Rockland, ME) On Saturday, February 13, the Farnsworth Art Museum will open an exhibition of works focusing on buildings and the built environment. The exhibition of paintings, prints, three-dimensional work, maps and photographs will be on display in the museum’s Library Gallery through January 8, 2017. Architecture signifies structure: shelters that provide a roof over our heads, or landmarks that define the character of a town, or qualities of buildings that we pass each day. While the reach of architects often extends into the realms of industrial, textile and other forms of design, ...

Samuel Jordan (New Hampshire/Massachusetts, 1804-after 1836) Portrait of a Gentleman (Lot 323, Estimate $8,000-$12,000)

Folk Art, Portraiture, and Chinese Export Porcelain Highlight Skinner’s February Americana Auction

Released: February 10, 2016

BOSTON, MA – February 10, 2016 – On Saturday, February 27 at 10 AM, Skinner, Inc. will host its first American Furniture & Decorative Arts auction of 2016 in its Boston, MA gallery. The sale will showcase a broad range of furniture, ceramics, and fine and decorative arts, from 17th Century andirons to 20th Century Folk Art and Tramp Art. Folk Art Leading the sale is an excellent group of Folk Art and Portraiture, highlighted by a spectacular early 19th Century Polychrome Decorated Overmantel Painting on Pine with a Maritime subject (Lot 224, estimated $30,000-$50,000). It was paint...

Charlotte Park, Untitled, c.  1963, oil on canvas, 50 x 50 in.

Abstract Expressionist Charlotte Park Exhibition Opens Thursday at Berry Campbell

Released: February 9, 2016

CHARLOTTE PARK FEBRUARY 11 - MARCH 12, 2016 Berry Campbell Gallery Born in Concord, Massachusetts, Charlotte Park (1918-2010) graduated from the Yale School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut in 1939. During World War II, she met James Brooks while working at the Office of Strategic Services in Washington, D.C., and the couple soon moved to New York City in 1945, where Park studied privately with the Australian artist Wallace Harrison. After moving to New York, the excitement of the Abstract Expressionist art scene captivated Park and Brooks, and they soon joined the ranks of its leading...

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Installation view, The 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece (1981 – 98) in Robert Rauschenberg: A Retrospective, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, 1998 – 99, Photograph by Erika Barahona Ede, © FMGB Guggenheim, Bilbao

Major Work by Robert Rauschenberg on View for the First Time in Asia this Summer

Released: February 8, 2016

“There is no reason not to consider the world as one gigantic painting.” – Robert Rauschenberg, 1961   The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation has announced that the artist's The 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece (1981–98) will be shown at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing from June 12 – August 21, 2016. Ullens’ presentation marks the first time this monumental artwork will be shown in Asia, and precedes the 2016–17 Rauschenberg retrospective co-organized by Tate Modern, London and the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA), which will travel to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ...

Lois Mailou Jones (American 1905-1998), "Monte Carlo", Estimate: $8,000-$12,000

Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence and Lois Mailou Jones Featured in Weschler’s February 26th African American Art Auction

Released: February 9, 2016

Weschler’s Auctioneers is pleased to offer a compelling selection of African American Art featuring the Collection of Reverend Douglas E. Moore and Dr. Doris Hughes-Moore on February 26th, 2016. This specialized sale focuses on the works of modern and contemporary African American artists including one of the largest private collections of prints by Elizabeth Catlett.   The Moores’ comprehensive collection of prints by Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence and John Biggers is an all-encompassing visual representation of the changing landscape of black life in America from t...

Marcel Duchamp (French, 1887–1968) L.H.O.O.Q.  or La Joconde, 1964 (replica of 1919 original) Colored reproduction, height­ened with pencil and white gouache, Edition of 35, No.  6 (Arturo Schwartz edition) Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Virginia Dwan © Succession Marcel Duchamp / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2016

Norton Simon Exhibition Explores Duchamp's Influence on Pop Art

Released: February 7, 2016

The Norton Simon Museum presents Duchamp to Pop, an exhibition (from March 4 to Aug. 29, 2016) that examines Marcel Duchamp’s potent influence on Pop Art and its leading artists, among them Andy Warhol, Jim Dine and Ed Ruscha. Approximately 40 artworks from the Museum’s exceptional collection of 20th-century art, along with a handful of loans, are brought together to pay tribute to the creative genius of Duchamp and demonstrate his resounding impact on a select group of artists born half a century later. The exhibition also presents materials from the archives of the Pasadena Art Museum (w...

Edward S.  Curtis, An Oasis in the Badlands, 1905

Palm Springs Art Museum Debuts Several New Exhibitions

Released: February 6, 2016

Palm Springs Art Museum is introducing two new exhibitions at the main museum, while the Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion, recently unveiled its new exhibition and also has two exciting events taking place this month. In addition, the Annenberg Theater debuts the new Fluid Art Series, the fabulous LUEY events continue, and new programs have been announced for Free Second Sunday and Galen First Fridays. Opening at the main museum on February 20 and continuing through May 29, 2016, is Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks. Beginning in 1900, Edward S. Curtis (186...

Van de Weghe at TEFAF 2015

TEFAF Maastricht to Launch Two New Fairs at Park Avenue Armory in New York

Released: February 4, 2016

TEFAF | Maastricht, the world's foremost fair of art, antiques and design presented annually in Maastricht, Netherlands, has announced that, through a joint venture with New York based Artvest, it will be launching two TEFAF art fairs that will be presented annually in New York at the Park Avenue Armory.  Building on TEFAF Maastricht’s 30 years of success and experience in bringing together the best objects for sale from 7,000 years of art history by expert dealers from around the globe and an unsurpassed reputation for vetting, these two TEFAF fairs will allow the leading art dealers of t...

Sonia Gechtoff, Goya’s Ghost, 1998, Acrylic on Canvas, 35" x 35"

Over 85 - Still Creating

Released: November 12, 2015

Amaranth Ehrenhalt, Sonia Gechtoff and Liz Whitney Quisgard emerged during the Abstract Expressionist era of the 50s and 60s, and it's no exaggeration to say that they were eclipsed by their male counterparts. These three have not only outlived many of their peers, but they have blossomed during the decades under the radar: they show internationally and nationally, and their work is collected worldwide. Over 85 --Still Creating marks a turning point, as attention is now being paid to the less well-known, but certainly not less important Abstract Expressionists who often happen to be femal...

Richard Edward Miller (American, 1875-1943), "Woman at her Vanity with Earring," 1910-1914, oil on canvas


Released: February 3, 2016

Despite a week long postponement due to winter weather, Keno Auctions’ Pop-Up auction boasted an 87% sell-through rate on Sunday, January 31st. After a brief introduction by Keno Auctions President, Leigh Keno, New York-based auctioneer Charles Antin led the auction, encouraging lively bidding on lots from excited bidders on the phone and internet. A fresh to market American Impressionist painting from a Rhode Island Estate brought nearly a quarter of a million dollars. Richard Edward Miller’s Woman at her Vanity with Earring was in untouched condition and had been in the same family for...

Lot 1: Tiffany Studios Dragonfly Hanging Shade, $75,000 – 100,000

Work by Paul Evans, George Nakashima, Phil Powell, Tiffany Studios, Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat, Peter Voulkos, and Dale Chihuly among Highlights of Rago's February 26-28 Auctions

Released: February 3, 2016

On Friday, February 26, Saturday, February 27, and Sunday, February 28, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold six auctions of Early 20th Century and Modern Design. Una Buona Vita…A Private New Jersey Collection: Friday, February 26, 4:00 p.m., 101 lots A fine collection of Tiffany Studios works put together in the 1970s, including a Dragonfly hanging shade, Dragonfly table lamp, Bellflower table lamp, and wheel-carved, paperweight, Cypriote, Agate, and Tel-el-Amarna vases. Fine French Art Nouveau glass including a Daum cameo and martelé glass vase, a Vallerysthal gourd vase, and ...

This porcelain enamel on steel artwork by Roy Lichtenstein (Am., 1923-1997), is expected to fetch $100,000-$150,000.  It is one of four works by Lichtenstein in the auction.

Artworks by Lichtenstein, Calder, Albers, others will headline Cottone Auctions' March 19 sale

Released: February 3, 2016

GENESEO, N.Y. – Cottone Auctions will celebrate 30 years in the business with a Fine Art & Antiques Auction on Saturday, March 19th, featuring original artworks by Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Josef Albers, Wendell Castle and others, plus Tiffany lamps, period furniture and more. The sale will be held in Cottone's gallery, located at 120 Court Street in Geneseo, starting at 11 a.m. Eastern time. “We’re extremely thankful for our history of bringing quality merchandise to auction for these past 30 years, and we look forward to doing the same for the next 30 years as well,” said...

David Einstein, untitled, mixed media on mylar, 48 x 42, 2013

Lawrence Fine Art to Present at Art on Paper New York, March 3-6

Released: February 3, 2016

Lawrence Fine Art will present at the second annual Art on Paper fair, March 3-6 at Pier 36 on the Lower East Side. The show occurs during Armory Art Fair week.  The opening night preview will benefit the Brooklyn Museum. Art on Paper's 2016 Exhibitors will exhibit an incredible selection of works on, about, by, and from paper. Purposeful exhibitions and highly curated projects will speak to the fair's focus, highlighting the special range and diversity inherent to the medium. Last year's inaugural Art on Paper show welcomed 20,000 visitors to the Lower East Side over the fair's four buz...

Arthur F.  Mathews (American, 1860-1945), Youth, about 1917.  Oil on canvas; 59 ½ x 67 ¾ in.  (151.1 x 172.1 cm.) Collection of the Oakland Museum of California, Gift of Concours d’ Antiques, the Art Guild, A66.196.24

Traveling Exhibition Explores Dance in American Art

Released: February 2, 2016

Rhythm and Roots: Dance in American Art explores the influences, evolution, and distinct traditions of dance in America. The traveling exhibition portrays dances throughout America's diverse community, from the sacred dances of indigenous North Americans, to Irish jigs, and Spanish flamencos. About 90 paintings, photographs, sculptures, and costumes relating to American dance from 1830 to 1960 will be on view. It is on view at the Detroit Institute of Arts (March 20-June 12, 2016) before traveling to Denver Art Museum (July 10, 2016-Oct. 2, 2016). It also will be on view at Crystal Bridg...

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Salvador Dalí, Archeological Reminiscence of Millet’s “Angelus” (1933-35) © Salvador Dalí.  Fundació Gala-Salvador Dali,[Artist Rights Society (ARS)], 2015.

Dali Museum Exhibition Lets You Step Inside a Surrealist Masterpiece

Released: January 31, 2016

Go inside and beyond Salvador Dali’s 1935 painting Archeological Reminiscence of Millet’s “Angelus” and explore the world of the surrealist master in virtual reality. A new 360-video of Dreams of Dali takes you inside the painting with your desktop or mobile device. The VR experience is part of Disney and Dali: Architects of the Imagination at The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL., an enriching multimedia exhibition (through June 12) that tells the story of the unlikely alliance between two of the most renowned artists of the twentieth century:brilliantly eccentric Spanish Surrealist Salv...

Carracci, Annibale (circle of), Christ and the Woman of Samaria, ca.  1620-30.  1953.21.  Gift of Dr.  and Mrs.  Arthur K.  Solomon.

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College Highlights How Men and Women are Depicted in Art in “Gendered Value: Curators’ Choice”

Released: February 1, 2016

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents Gendered Value: Curators’ Choice, a theme-based exploration of artworks in the permanent collections of the Davis Museum selected by eight members of the curatorial staff. The works cover a unique cross-section of the collections, highlighting interesting objects across periods, genres, and cultures, which have rarely been on view. Various media including painting, sculpture, photography, textiles, prints, and drawings are represented in more than 4o works of art. On view in the Joan Levine Freedman ’57 and Richard I. Freedman Gallery, the exh...

 Jules Olitski, Moon Momma, 1992, Acrylic on canvas.  Courtesy Paul Kasmin Gallery, Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

The ADAA Announces Program Highlights at the 2016 Edition of The Art Show

Released: January 28, 2016

The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) has announced program highlights of the 2016 edition of The Art Show. The nation’s most respected and longest-running art fair, will take place on March 2-6, 2016 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, with a Gala Preview on March 1 to benefit Henry Street Settlement. This year the ADAA is pleased to welcome Robert Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts, as The Art Show’s keynote speaker who will discuss the role of the arts in America’s economic landscape on Friday, March 4, at 6:00 p.m. Organized by the ADAA, a nonprofit membersh...

Francis Lee Jaques (1887-1969), "Wild Turkey," 1945, oil on canvas on masonite, 24 by 20 in., Estimate: $15,000-$20,000

Copley To Offer Finest Paintings And Decoys At Winter Sale 2016 In Charleston On February 12

Released: January 28, 2016

On Friday, February 12, Copley Fine Art Auctions, the nation’s premier sporting art auction house, will offer hundreds of the finest antique and contemporary decoys and American, Sporting, and Wildlife art at the American Theater, located in the Design District of Upper King Street in Charleston, South Carolina. Held in conjunction with the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Copley will bring a dynamic auction of over 480 items including American paintings, drawings, prints, folk art, and bird decoys. Copley’s sporting auctions have led the field with first-rate offerings and strong resul...

30 Americans Artists, December 5, 2008.  Left to right: Rashid Johnson, Nick Cave, Kalup Linzy, Jeff Sonhouse, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems, Barkley L.  Hendricks, Hank Willis Thomas (front row), Xaviera Simmons, Purvis Young, John Bankston, Nina Chanel Abney, Henry Taylor, Mickalene Thomas (front row), Kerry James Marshall, and Shinique Smith.  Photo Kwaku Alston

Cincinnati Art Museum to present powerful African-American art in "30 Americans"

Released: January 28, 2016

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Art Museum will present 30 Americans, an exhibition featuring artworks by many of the most important African-American artists of the last three decades, from March 19 – August 28, 2016. This conversation-starting and sometimes provocative exhibition focuses on issues of race, gender, and historical identity in contemporary culture, while exploring the powerful influence of artistic legacy and community across generations. The approximately 60 artworks are drawn primarily from the acclaimed Rubell Family Collection, Miami, as well as from the Cincinnati Art Mus...

Thomas Moran, Castle Rock, Green River, Wyoming (1907)

Major Landscape by Moran Headlines The Russell Benefit Auction

Released: January 26, 2016

The C.M. Russell Museum will offer significant works of art that have been consigned to the Live Auction on March 19, 2016, for The Russell: An Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the C.M. Russell Museum. Headlining the sale is Thomas Moran's oil painting Castle Rock, Green River, Wyoming (1907) which is projected to hammer between $3,500,000 and $4,500,000. The previous record price for The Russell Live Auction was set in 2015, when Charles M. Russell’s For Supremacy sold for $1,500,000. Moran (1837-1926) was a British-born painter and printmaker who became one of the preeminent artists of t...

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“No Stamp Act” Teapot Staffordshire, England, 1766-1770 Lead-glazed Earthenware Colonial Williamsburg Museum Purchase, 1953-417

"We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence" Will Examine Events Preceding, During and Following the Fight for Freedom from a Cartographic Perspective and Will Open at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg in March 2016

Released: January 25, 2016

Marking the first collaboration between the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg and the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence will frame the American Revolution from its beginnings in Boston to its climax at Yorktown. When the exhibition opens on March 6, 2016 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, one of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, it will highlight the critical role that the Southern colonies—particularly Virginia—played at the end of the Revolution. More than 30 unique objects...

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