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Lot 24a- Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886) Butternut Tree, Study from Nature, Lake George, New York, Oil on Canvas

The Simple Elegance of the Still Life this Month at Gray’s

Released: April 25, 2018

Any lover of fine art will be intimately familiar with the still life.  An invaluable tool for honing technique and developing a sense of composition, nearly every painter has produced a wealth of them and their styles and subjects are as varied as the artists who created them.  This month at Gray’s we have a variety of wondrous still life works up for auction as well as a number of other gorgeous fine art pieces. First up is Lot 41, Soyez Mysterieuses III by American watercolor painter Joseph Raffael (b. 1933).  An alumni of the Yale School of Art and a long time veteran of the New York...


KPM painted porcelain plaque, 19th or 20th century, depicting General Hindenburg of Germany, 9 inches by 6 inches (est.  $3,000-$5,000).

KPM portrait plaque of General Hindenburg, of aerial disaster fame, will be in Nye & Company's April 25-26 auction

Released: April 18, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – A two-day Estate Treasures Auction highlighted by the Phillips “Pete” Hathaway collection of fine items pulled from his historic Greek Revival home Ragamont House in northwestern Connecticut, plus merchandise from other estates and collections, will be held Wednesday and Thursday, April 25th-26th, by Nye & Company Auctioneers, at 10 am both days.   The auction will be held online and in Nye & Company’s showroom located at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield. The April 25th session will be a live auction, featuring 439 lots. The following day will be a timed auction...


Large signed mixed media painting with a horse race theme by African American Master Wadsworth Jarrell (b.  1929), 50 inches by 73.75 inches (est.  $30,000-$40,000).

Large mixed media work signed by African American Master Wadsworth Jarrell (b. 1929) will be auctioned April 22nd in Atlanta

Released: April 16, 2018

ATLANTA, Ga. – A large signed mixed media artwork by the African American Master Wadsworth Jarrell, a cruciform staff inscribed and signed by Martin Luther King, Jr., an important Italian Art Nouveau dining suite by Cutler & Girard dated 1901, and a slant back chair and plant stand by Frank Lloyd Wright with provenance from Christie's will all be part of Ahlers & Ogletree’s auction planned for Sunday, April 22nd, in Atlanta.   The sale – titled Important Art & Design: Art Nouveau to Modern – will feature more than 600 lots of period Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Arts and Crafts, M...


David Hockney, Celia Observing

HOCKNEY, CLOSE & KATZ: CONTEMPORARY MASTERS OF PORTRAITURE AT CLARKE’S APRIL 22ND AUCTION

Released: April 12, 2018

Clarke’s April 22nd auction is highlighted by a single owner collection of contemporary prints and paintings by such renowned artists as Jim Dine, David Hockney, Alex Katz, Chuck Close and Robert Vickery. Works by distinguished 19th and early 20th century American and European artists round out the sale. Of note is David Hockney’s Celia Observing, a rare 1976 color etching and aquatint ($6,000/$9,000), depicting the fabric designer Celia Birtwell with an intense gaze, seated before a large portrait. Celia, Hockney’s long-time muse, is perhaps most famously portrayed in the large-scale do...


Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show Presents Art and Design Through the Centuries; Martha Stewart Special Guest Lecture

Released: April 11, 2018

April 20-22 Show Benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine Martha Stewart Presents Special Guest Lecture on April 20 For three days this spring, Philadelphians and visitors can explore exceptional works of art and design spanning four centuries at the 56th Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show. Tickets are now on sale for the show, which will be held from Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22, at The Navy Yard, with a Preview Party on Thursday, April 19, and an Emerging Collectors Night on Saturday, April 21. Sixty-one of the nation’s most distinguished dealers will sho...


Carol B.  Cadou, photo by Stephen Elliot

Winterthur Names New Director and CEO

Released: April 11, 2018

The Board of Trustees of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library announced on Wednesday the appointment of Carol B. Cadou as the first Charles F. Montgomery Director and CEO of Winterthur. The newly endowed title is named in honor of the first director of Winterthur. Ms. Cadou, currently Senior Vice President, Historic Preservation and Collections at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, will succeed David P. Roselle in late spring, when Dr. Roselle retires after ten years as director.Ms. Cadou has more than two decades of experience in the museum field and earned her master’s degree from the ...


Couch, attributed to Hugh Finlay, Baltimore, Maryland, 1819-1821, tulip poplar, paint and brass; linen, iron, hair stuffing, wool and silk, Museum purchase, Bridget and Alfred Ritter in honor of Milly McGehee and Deanne Deavours, 2003-1, 1

Search for Clues Found in Early American Upholstered Furniture and Explore the Evidence Like an Expert in New Exhibition to Open in May 2018 at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

Released: April 10, 2018

While forensics, defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “scientific tests or techniques used in connection with the detection of crime,” is a hot topic, not many people would think to apply this kind of detective work to determine how 17th-, 18th- and early 19th-century seating furniture was originally upholstered and what it looked like. These investigation tactics, however, are exactly what are employed in the furniture conservation labs of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation every day along with the scholarship of furniture curators. The search for evidence in historic materials a...


Winter landscape by 19th Century Dutch/German artist Barend Cornelis Koekkoek sells for $132,000 at Eldred's Americana + Paintings Auction

NEW HAMPSHIRE ART COLLECTION CLIMBS HIGH AT ELDRED’S AMERICANA + PAINTINGS AUCTION

Released: April 09, 2018

East Dennis, Mass. – A winter landscape by 19th Century Dutch/German artist Barend Cornelis Koekkoek may have been the top lot at Eldred’s April 6-7 Americana + Paintings Auction when it sold for $132,000, but the greatest star of the sale was the collection of Lewis “Julian” Kotekas, an art dealer and collector from Manchester, N.H., which sold for more than double its pre-sale estimate.   “It was a resounding success and a testament to Julian’s eye,” said Joshua Eldred, president of Eldred’s and head of its Fine Arts Department, speaking about the collection, which included 84 lots o...


John Dickinson, Custom Hoofed Side Table, c.  1970.  (Estimate: $8,000-12,000)

BONHAMS LOS ANGELES AUCTION ENCAPSULATES MID-CENTURY CALIFORNIA ART + DESIGN

Released: April 04, 2018

Bonhams' upcoming Modern Decorative Art + Design auction, which will be held on April 17 at Bonhams Los Angeles showroom, is perfectly curated for today's Los Angeles. The collection pays tribute to mid-century California design with pieces from the 1940s through the 1990s and ranges in style from stark, modern design to high-style Hollywood. “The current art and design scene in Los Angeles is a reinvigoration similar to the spirit we saw in the mid-century,” said Jason Stein, director of Bonhams Modern Decorative Art & Design. “California is an amazing state where 'anything is possi...


Roger Medearis (1920-2001), Milking Time, 1947, Signed, dated and inscribed, Egg tempera on board, 14 x 18 inches.  Est.  $4,000-6,000

American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts at Doyle on April 18

Released: April 05, 2018

On Wednesday, April 18 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts. The sale showcases 18th and 19th century American furniture and decorative arts, including silver, ceramics, mirrors, folk art, Chinese Export porcelain and rugs. This auction category is Doyle’s premier venue for 19th and early 20th century American paintings, with the current sale showcasing over 90 examples. Included are Hudson River School landscapes, Western and Regional art, still lifes, portraits, nautical scenes and Folk paintings. The daughter of a Quaker family wit...


Casein paint, ink and pencil on board by Ludwig Bemelmans (Fr./Am., 1898-1962), titled Palma de Mallorca Street Scene, signed and dated 1956 (est.  $6,000-$9,000).

Spanish street scene by Ludwig Bemelmans (Fr./Am., 1898-1962) will headline Bruneau & Co.'s April 14th auction

Released: April 04, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – A wonderful selection of exterior architectural antiques and fine artworks that include a Spanish street scene by Ludwig Bemelmans (Fr./Am., 1898-1962), will headline Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ 356-lot Antiques & Fine Art Estate Auction on Saturday, April 14th, online and in the Bruneau & Co. gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, at 11 am Eastern time.   Internet bidding will be made available through Bidlive.Bruneauandco.com, Invaluable.com, LiveAuctioneers.com and Bidsquare.com. Phone and absentee (left) bids will also be accepted. Previews will be hel...


Bauhaus Dessau ©Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Photograph: Yvonne Tenschert, 2011

Getty Foundation's Keeping It Modern Grant Preserves Architectural Heritage Worldwide

Released: March 26, 2018

The Getty Foundation last year gave $1.66 million in architectural conservation grants to twelve significant 20th century buildings as part of its Keeping It Modern initiative. Among 2017’s most recognizable projects is Germany’s Bauhaus Building, the revered Dessau structure designed by architect Walter Gropius, who incorporated design features that would ultimately become synonymous with modern architecture around the world. Since its inception in 2014, Keeping It Modern has supported 45 international conservation projects that collectively point to the importance of research and plannin...


Come One, Come All, to the World's Fair!

Released: March 29, 2018

Once again, Gray’s auctioneers is proud to host a wide variety of memorabilia and collectibles from the historic World’s Fair exhibitions, with another slew of souvenirs and curiosities from the 1939 “World of Tomorrow” New York Exhibition in particular.  This particular expo famously featured the monumental Trylon and Perisphere, two large modernist buildings connected by what was at the time the world’s longest escalator.  While the buildings themselves were unfortunately broken down to be turned into artillery shells during World War II, their legacy lives on in their depiction across a...


HGTV's Taniya Nayak hosts a panel on kitchen design as part of the 5th Annual Boston Design Week.

5th Annual Boston Design Week Offers 70+ Events, Calendar Now Online

Released: March 28, 2018

Boston, MA - Boston Design Week, a 12-day citywide design festival, returns for its fifth year April 4 – April 15, 2018 featuring a dazzling array of programs and events across the design spectrum. This year’s theme is “Now, New, Next!” which highlights current, new, and future design in all design arenas. All programs, events and exhibitions are open to the public and most are free of charge, but most require an RSVP. The full calendar of events is now available at www.BostonDesignWeek.com. Boston Design Week launches Wednesday, April 4 with five kick-off events in five different locati...


REMIX - CONTEMPORARY + CLASSIC PROVES OPPOSITES ATTRACT AT RAGO ON APRIL 7

Released: March 22, 2018

Rago’s Remix auctions are about how people like to decorate today, unconfined by any decade or design period. Downtown pieces of mid-century modern and 21st c. design will sell side-by-side with period furnishings, urbane antiques, heirloom silver, and compelling art, staged and photographed together in designer room settings. Highlights from the April 7 auction include: a five-piece Georg Jensen sterling silver pyramid tea & coffee service; two oil on canvas paintings by George Goodman; a Vladimir Kagan for Weiman-Preview sofa; a Berndt Friberg vase; a Whiting sterling silver & en...


Karl Gasslander, Provincetown Road, c.1935, Oil on canvas, 18-1/4 x 22-1/8 inches

New Show: AD20/21 HOME April 12-15 Features 40 Exhibitors plus Special Guests as Culmination of 5th Annual Boston Design Week

Released: March 21, 2018

Co-Producers Tony Fusco and Robert Four are pleased to announce the new AD20/20 HOME takes place April 12 – 15, 2018 as the culminating event of the 5th Annual Boston Design Week. The show will open with a Gala Preview on Thursday, April 12 to celebrate Boston Design Week and benefit the American Society of Interior Designers (ASIDNE) Scholarship Fund. Celebrated Boston architect Maurice N. Finegold, FAIA will receive the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Gala. Weekend hours are Friday 1pm-8pm, Saturday 11am-8pm, and Sunday 11am-5pm. Tickets are $15, under 12 free, and include admi...


New Antiques Show to Pop Up in The Berkshires

Released: March 20, 2018

Barn Star Productions and Frank Gaglio have announced a new one-day show, The Berkshire Antiques, Vintage and Art Fair, which will take place on Saturday, June 16, from 10AM to 4PM at the Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth, in Canaan, New York. Comments fair manager Gaglio, “The popularity, fast pace and fresh merchandise at many one-day shows has prompted us to fulfill the request of dozens of dealers to create a one-day, low cost, highly advertised event in a location that is convenient, accessible and collector rich. The Berkshire Farm Center facility fills all those require...


A handcrafted cello by Leandro Bisiach (Italian, 1864-1946), in the “Grand Pattern Amati” style, circa 1890, is one of two Italian cellos in this sale.

Choice Clocks, Cellos And Fine Art At Fontaine’s Auction Gallery March 24

Released: March 16, 2018

Surprises and choice items will abound in Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s antiques and fine art auction on Saturday, March 24, at 11 am. From not one but three hand crafted Italian cellos to a rare French industrial animated cyclist mantle clock, a wealth of fine offerings will tempt buyers. The auction will offer 275 lots, including bronze and marble statuary, art glass and cameo glass, fine clocks and watches, Royal Vienna and KPM porcelains, gold and diamond jewelry, fine silver, rare Italian cellos, 19th and 20th Century lighting, American figural carved and Victorian furniture, Black F...


Lot 1- Clyde J.  Singer (1908-1999) Art Exhibit, January 1963, Casein on board

Picasso, Miro & Jewels dazzle at Gray’s March 28

Released: March 15, 2018

Some of Picasso’s most endearing and sought after works are his playful ceramics. Lot 22 at Gray’s on March 28 is a pichet tête – a small pitcher embellished with contrasting black and white heads, from an edition of 500 dated 1956. This piece has been in the same family since it was purchased circa 1960. Miro’s black and white lithograph Maravillas Acrosticas is lot 15 in the auction. This lithograph is signed in pencil and numbered 14 from an edition of 15. The Spanish artist’s innovative use of line, organic shapes, and color represents a major contribution to Surrealism.    A str...


Leigh Keno

Leigh Keno Makes Guest Appearance at Antiques on the Hudson at Lyndhurst, Tarrytown, NY in April

Released: March 11, 2018

The inaugural Antiques on the Hudson at Lyndhurst is proud to announce a guest appearance and walking tour presented by highly accomplished appraiser and auctioneer of decorative and fine arts, Leigh Keno. Growing up in a family passionate about antiques, Leigh’s intuition, knowledge and love of history will bring insightful commentary to his complimentary walking tour of the show entitled “The Hudson River Valley and New York” on Saturday. April 7 th  at 12 noon.  Join Leigh as he shares highlights and key points of select treasures found throughout the show, while inviting exhibitors t...


A Rare Pair of Georgian-Era 21 Carat Diamond Earrings, offered in the March 23-24 Auction at Brunk Auctions

Brunk Auctions Announces March 23-24 Sale

Released: March 05, 2018

On March 23rd – 24th, 2018 Brunk Auctions will host an auction of fine and decorative art in their gallery in Asheville, North Carolina. The sale will feature 845 lots of American and European furniture & paintings, jewelry, Asian decorative arts, and silver.   Fine 18th Century New York, Boston, Connecticut, and Philadelphia furniture from the Dudley and Constance Godfrey Foundation will be offered during the auction. The Godfreys were strong supporters of multiple charitable and artistic institutions including the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library and The Milwaukee Art Museum...


Anne Bridge "Buckets of Fun" (oil, 16" x 12")

‘New Beginnings for Spring’ Opens March 17th at Solvang Antiques

Released: March 05, 2018

Solvang Antiques and Judith Hale Gallery invite you to join them for the opening of their annual Spring Art Show ‘New Beginnings for Spring.’ A champagne reception will be held on Saturday, March 17th from noon to 4:00 pm. Mingle with the artists and enjoy painting demonstrations. The freshness of Spring and sweet fragrant air create an atmosphere of expectation and new beginnings. The artists in the show capture these elements in their unique artworks presenting a collection of new creations in oil, pastel and sculpture. Dirk Foslien will be enchanting attendees with a painting demons...


Oil on canvas of a seated female nude in contemplation by the social realist Moses Soyer (Russ./Am., 1899-1974), expected to realize $2,000-$3,000.

Oil painting by the Russian-American artist Moses Soyer (1899-1974) will be in Bruneau & Co.'s March 3rd auction

Released: February 23, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – Gorgeous Asian antiques, led by Part 2 of the George Dagher collection of Chinese Export and the Ruth Latta collection of Japanese scrolls, will be just part of an eclectic Antiques, Fine Art & Asian Arts auction scheduled for Saturday, March 3rd, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the Bruneau & Co. gallery, located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston. The sale will start promptly at 11 am Eastern time. “Part 1 of the George Dagher collection was great. We can’t wait to see how Part 2 performs,” said Kevin Bruneau, president and auctioneer of Bruneau &am...


Engraved by Valentine Green, after a painting by John Trumbull, George Washington, 1781, mezzotint with engraving on laid paper, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Bayou Bend Collection, gift of Miss Ima Hogg.

Radicals and Revolutionaries: America’s Founding Fathers

Released: February 17, 2018

Opening March 10, Radicals and Revolutionaries: America’s Founding Fathers at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, features paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, and decorative arts from the MFAH collections—including 18th-century selections from Bayou Bend and Rienzi—along with several works from other Houston collections.  During the American Revolution and the early years of the United States, great artists on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean produced images of leaders, and of military and political events, that were disseminated throughout the world. American artists such as Gilbert S...


Demétre Chiparus (Romanian 1886-1947), Les Girls, chryselephantine cold painted bronze sculptures

'Les Girls' by Demétre Chiparus Headlines Weschler’s March 2nd Sale

Released: February 13, 2018

ROCKVILLE, MD –  Weschler’s is pleased to offer a collection of fine art, including significant examples of African American art, American and European antique furniture, Russian objets de vertu, Modern designer furniture, Mid-Century decorative objects and more in their Capital Collections Estate Auction on March 2nd at 10am. The public is invited to preview these items during the exhibit, which opens on Saturday, February 24th at 9am.   ‘Les Girls’ by Demétre Chiparus, $300,000-$500,000, headlines the sale. The rare and dramatic chryselephantine cold painted bronze sculpture of five da...


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