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Lot 28 An Unusual Pair of Auspicious Bat Jade Door-Knocker with Ring Height: 8 in

Gianguan Auctions Fine and Decorative Chinese Works of Art

Released: October 19, 2018

Door Knockers, whether crafted out of bronze, as in England in medieval times, or in Jade, as in Chinese Palaces, are devices to ward off Evil. Although modern homes utilize electric bells, a Knocker increases the elegance of the front door in addition to Good Feng Shui. For the October 27 auction, Gianguan has gathered an excellent collection of moderately valued Asian Works of Art for this sale. Encompassing an unusual pair of auspicious Jade Door-knocker, Lot 28, intricately carved depicting bats in flight with hinged qilin ring knocker, to ward off evil to a set of ten jade cups, in ...


Altered State: Deciphering Urban in the Art of Chen Xuanrong and Huang Yulong

Released: October 19, 2018

The exhibition Altered State: Deciphering Urban in the Art of Chen Xuanrong and Huang Yulong echoes the atmosphere of urbanity anywhere, but it also forges an entirely unique way of conceptualizing the new urban individuality in China. Two artists with almost a 10-year gap in age difference create works influenced by hip-hop culture, or what we interchangeably call street culture. Chen Xuanrong’s graffiti-like works rendered in acrylic and stretched across large canvases provide the setting of the urban realm, while Huang Yulong’s ‘hoodie character ’, dressed in bronze or stainless still, ...


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ARC Select: The Modern Muse

Released: October 16, 2018

There is also a third kind of madness, which is possession by the Muses, enters into a delicate and virgin soul, and there inspiring frenzy, awakens lyrical.... But he, who, not being inspired and having no touch of madness in his soul, comes to the door and thinks he will get into the temple by the help of art--he, I say, and his poetry are not admitted; the sane man is nowhere at all when he enters into rivalry with the madman. - Excerpt from Phaedrus by Plato The notion of the muse, originating in ancient Greece, stems from the mythological group of sister goddesses said to inspire...


A Fine Japanese Eight Panel Painted Paper Screen dating from the Edo Period

iGavel Auctions and Lark Mason Associates Offer Over 1,000 Lots at their Fall Asian Art Auction Now Open for Bidding

Released: October 11, 2018

iGavel Auctions kicks off its Fall 2018 sales season with a series of three Asian art auctions: Asian Works of Art (Oct. 2-23), Chinese Jades and other Carvings (Oct. 9-22), and Fine Art and Antiques from Florida Estates (Oct. 10-25) – all open for online bidding. With over 1,000 works of art representing all the major cultures of Asia, the sales includes over 300 lots of jade, jadeite, and hardstone carvings dating from the Qianlong period and later; more than fifty Japanese prints from the collections of Dr. William Schull and Clyde Littlefield which will benefit four entities: the Schul...


Oil on canvas painting by William Langson Lathrop (Am., 1859-1938), titled October Evening (1922), 30 inches by 40 inches, signed lower right ($100,300).

Oil on canvas painting by William Langson Lathrop climbs to $100,300 at Cottone Auctions

Released: October 08, 2018

GENESEO, N.Y. – Five gorgeous early 20th century Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) table lamps gaveled for a combined $465,510 and a dazzling five-carat fancy vivid yellow diamond ring slipped onto a new finger for $206,500 at a Fine Art & Antique Auction held September 29th by Cottone Auctions. The auction was held online and in Cottone’s gallery at 120 Court Street in Geneseo.   The sale featured an extensive variety of first-time offerings, including the impressive collection of Dr. Gregory Alan Zemenick, an orthopedic surgeon from Troy, Michigan with a passion for collecting Americana, Ti...


Lot 190: FERNANDO BOTERO Italian b.  1932 Oil on Canvas

Fernando Botero (Columbian, born 1932)

Released: October 05, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – 491 fresh to market items will be available to the highest bidder Thursday, October 11, 2018 with knowledgeable collectors and discerning buyers participating and competing against one another over a quality assortment of items on display at 888 Auctions. With modern art, postwar contemporary paintings and Asian antiques dotting the sale, there will be incredible interest in the items set to be offered to the highest bidder.   The star piece of the auction features an oil on canvas featuring a two figures dancing and attributed to Fernando Botero (Columbian, born 19...


"Lincoln White House Chairs." Set Twelve American Late Classical Dining Chairs.

President Lincoln’s Chairs and Michael Jackson’s Coffee Table – Among 500 Lots of Diverse Fine Estate Property at Schwenke October 10th Auction

Released: October 02, 2018

On Wednesday, October 10th Schwenke Auctioneers will conduct its October Fine Estates Auction with a diverse offering of 502 lots consigned from several separate estates and consignors from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. The auction includes a broad selection of Asian decorative arts, American, English and Continental furniture and decorative arts, folk art and American country furniture, early English & other sterling silver, jewelry, fine art, miscellaneous decorative arts, and estate oriental rugs. Special items of interest among the Americana lots being sol...


Oil on canvas painting by Michelangelo Lovelace, Sr.  (Am., b.  1960), titled Stand Up and Be Counted, 48 inches by 45 inches, signed and dated “10/2008” lower right, signed verso (est.  $3,000-$5,000).

Artworks by prominent African-American artists will headline Gray's October 10th auction in Cleveland

Released: October 02, 2018

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A collection of fine art by prominent and important African-American artists will be a featured part of Gray’s Auctioneers’ upcoming Fine Art, Furniture, Jewelry & Decorative Art Auction planned for Wednesday, October 10th, online and in the firm’s gallery at 10717 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland, starting at 11 am Eastern time. Asian artworks and decorative pieces will also be offered.   For those unable to attend in person, online bidding will be available through GraysAuctioneers.com, and at LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone and absentee bids will a...


THE FINE ART PRINT FAIR ANNOUNCES 2018 SPEAKERS FOR THE JORDAN SCHNITZER FAMILY FOUNDATION LECTURE

Released: September 11, 2018

New York, September 11, 2018 – The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) is pleased to announce the speakers for the 2018 Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation Lecture series. This year, the Fine Art Print Fair is delighted to welcome featured artist Christiane Baumgartner, who will be joined in conversation by Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jennifer Farrell.   Free and open to the public through the generous support of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, the artist in conversation series aims to honor and r...


This untitled James Martin painting appears to depict fellow artist Vincent Van Gogh, 13 ½ by 11 ¾ inches.

James Martin Art To Cross Block At The Benefit Shop Foundation Oct.10

Released: September 24, 2018

Sometimes described as a storyteller or jazz improvisationist, James Martin (born 1928), has been creating art for decades that is an integral part of the Pacific Northwest scene. Reminiscent of the work of Red Grooms with a similar humorous bent, Martin’s colorful constructions often depict larger-than-life characters and people from the gritty underbelly of a city. Early in his career in the late 1950s-early 60s, his work caught the attention of serious collectors and he participated in museum exhibitions, including at the Seattle Art Museum. In his 90th year, a striking collection of ...


Cut it Out: Paper World of Tang Zhengwei

Released: September 20, 2018

Chinese artist Tang Zhengwei addresses his concerns for the environmental issues in the form of two- and three-dimensional paper cut works which Art+ Shanghai Gallery presents in the solo show “Cut It Out: Paper World of Tang Zhengwei”. His works may or may not be regarded as environmental, but there is no doubt that Tang Zhengwei’s art brings new awareness, adds to the subject of environmental art, its incredible versatility and highlights a variety of responses artists can have on the subject.   Tang’s art is unique in so many ways, one of which being the fact that the artist chose p...


20th c.  art to be sold includes this abstract mixed media on paper by Afro Basaldella (Italian, 1912-1976) dated 1948.  This (and the large canvas by Julian Stanczak) is from the estate of a fellow artist and friend of both artists.  In 1956, Afro, as he is known, was given the award as Best Italian Artist at the Venice Biennale.

CRN AUCTIONS, INC., ANNUAL SEPTEMBER AUCTION

Released: September 21, 2018

On Sunday, September 30th, CRN Auctions will conduct their Annual Fall Auction of antiques and fine arts at their gallery in Cambridge, MA offering a mix of items ranging in geographical origin and spanning the 17th through mid 20th centuries. Among the approx. 80 lots of works of art offered, included, from the estate of artist William C. Collins, is a large Op-Art canvas by Julian Stanczak, and an abstract by Afro Basadella (both works were acquired from the artist). A color lithograph by Paul Cezanne, purchased in Paris in the 1950’s, is also from the Collins estate. These three works...


Unbound book of Japanese woodblock accordion prints in uncut sheets, 110 in all, showing domestic scenes and landscapes, by Hiroshige and Kunisada (est.  $20,000-$40,000).

Objects from the East and West converge in Converse Auctions' online-only East Meets West auction, Oct. 5

Released: September 20, 2018

MALVERN, Pa. – Ten bucks is all it takes to participate in Converse Auctions’ online-only East Meets West Auction slated for Friday, October 5th, with live bidding set to begin at 10 am Eastern time. The auction is packed with 435 lots of fine American, European, African, Chinese and other Asian items.   Although the auction is online-only, the sale can be previewed in the Malvern gallery. Phone and absentee bids will be executed, in addition to live bidding on several auction platforms. People can register and bid online now via the Converse website (www.ConverseAuctions.com), as well...


Contemporary Bun-cheong bowl by Park Young Sook

A Significant Collection of Korean Ceramics to be Presented at The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show

Released: September 19, 2018

Don Joint of The Orange Chicken Gallery (New York) is delighted to present important Korean ceramics at the upcoming San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show (October 11 through 14, 2018), the 37th edition of the oldest continuously operating international art and antiques show on the West Coast. A regular exhibitor at the fair, New York-based dealer Don Joint has conceived this year’s presentation to be entirely of Korean ceramics: period, modern, as well as contemporary, reflecting his long time passion as a collector of this genre. Anchoring the exhibit will be a large selection o...


Dinh Q.  Lê Untitled, from the series “Tapestry,” 2006 Chromogenic print and linen tape 53 x 53 inches Courtesy of UBS Art Collection

San Jose Museum of Art Presents Dinh Q. Lê: True Journey Is Return, The largest solo exhibition of Dinh Q. Lê’s work in the US.

Released: September 18, 2018

Dinh Q. Lê: True Journey Is Return is the largest solo exhibition of the renowned Vietnamese-American artist’s work in the United States in more than a decade. Dinh Q. Lê features five major video and photography installations, including the installation Vision In Darkness: Trần Trung Tín (2015), which has never before seen in the US, and rarely seen photo-weavings from 2006. The exhibition highlights the artist’s ongoing experimentation in narrative and storytelling through multimedia documentary video and found photography installations. The exhibition is organized by San José Museum of ...


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LarbitsSisters Win Inaugural NOVA New Media Interactive Art Prize

Released: September 12, 2018

The inaugural NOVA New Media Interactive Art Prize has been awarded to the Brussels-based duo LarbitsSisters by the Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation and the Big House Contemporary Art Center, Wuhan, China. The NOVA Prize, awarded annually, identifies visionary artists who incorporate new media and interactive methods in their work. The Prize is dedicated to uniting artistic concepts with future-oriented technologies, facilitating communication between artists and global audiences. The work of LarbitsSisters – social media researcher Bénédicte Jacobs and media artist Laure-Anne Jacobs ...


888 Auctions’ Sept. 13 Sale Featuring Fine Art, Chinese Coins & Asian Antiques

Released: September 05, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – 395 fresh to market items will be available to the highest bidder Thursday, September 13, 2018 with knowledgeable collectors and discerning buyers participating and competing against one another over a variety of quality items on display at 888 Auctions. With fine art, Chinese coins and Asian antiques featuring heavily in the sale, there will be something for everybody in the first auction of the autumn season. The star piece of the auction features a gouache and tempera on paper surreal portrait attributed to Rene Magritte (Belgian, 1898-1967) at lot 79. This piece f...


Gianguan Auctions Sets 6:00 P.M. Start For September 8th Sale

Released: September 05, 2018

When Kwong Lum of Gianguan Auctions calls the gallery to order for the sale of more than two hundred Chinese paintings and albums, Bronze Age treasures, and exceptional Chinese ceramics, it will be twilight in New York.  The 6 p.m. start time provides ample opportuity for collectors in the US, Europe and China to live bid in person or on several digital platforms. Highlights of the auction include Tang Dynasty scholar Liu Gongquan’s “Calligraphy," Lot 98. The eight foot panel has Thirteen Emperor's seals and fourteen Collectors seals.  Zhao Ji, the personal name of the eighth Song Empe...


Ernest Briggs, "Untitled", 1960s

Super Bodies

Released: September 04, 2018

The Anita Shapolsky Gallery is pleased to present a cross-cultural and transhistorical exploration of the body in art. “Super Bodies” moves beyond our typical focus on abstract expressionist paintings to exhibit art from a potpourri of artists, periods, countries, and media. Antiques from Japan, China, Burma, and Greece from Anita Shapolsky’s own collection are scattered throughout the exhibition to compliment the modern and contemporary works, all exemplifying the ever-present drive to represent the body in both the abstract and the figurative. The instinctual drive to creatively captur...


"Maya Lin: A River Is a Drawing" opens Oct.  12 at the Hudson River Museum.  Maya Lin, Folding the Chesapeake, 2015.  Glass marbles, adhesive.  Smithsonian American Art Museum Permanent Collection.  Photo Credit: Ron Blunt, courtesy Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Asia Contemporary Art Week Expands to an Entire Season of Events in NYC Region

Released: August 30, 2018

As a remarkable testimony to the field’s growing prominence in New York and the art scene at large, the 13th edition of Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) expands to a full season this fall to present 30+ cutting-edge exhibitions and public programs at leading ACAW Consortium Partner museums and galleries citywide. The two-month long platform highlights 150+ acclaimed and emerging artists through timely exhibitions and retrospectives by individual artists and artist collectives from recent to modern history, along with ACAW’s newly conceived studio visits program. Numerous public programs...


DETAIL: Su Shi, Wood and Rock.

1,000-Year-Old Chinese Scroll Painting by Su Shi Could Fetch Asian Art Record

Released: August 30, 2018

Christie’s will offer one of the world’s rarest Chinese paintings by Su Shi (1037-1101) – the pre-eminent scholar of the Song Dynasty and one of the most important figures in Chinese history. The painting, Wood and Rock, will lead Christie’s Hong Kong Autumn Sale 2018.  This is an ink-on-paper scroll which depicts withered tree branches standing dignified alongside a curiously-shaped rock, resembling, as one renowned critic put it, giant creatures and dragons appearing and disappearing from stormy seas. An esteemed scholar, writer, poet, painter, calligrapher and statesman, Su Shi was ...


Watercolor and ink on laid paper by Chinese artist Pu Jian (1893-1966), titled Scholar in a Landscape Calligraphy Scroll, 36 ¼ inches tall by 17 ¼ inches wide (est.  $800-$1,200).

Asian objects from the collection of Dr. Ronald J. DiCenzo will be auctioned Sept. 12th by Gray's

Released: August 30, 2018

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The private collection of the late Dr. Ronald J. DiCenzo, the former Professor of History and East Asian Studies at Oberlin College in Ohio – whose enthusiasm for Japanese culture (and Asian culture overall) are brilliantly displayed through his superb collection of fine decorations and furniture – will be auctioned on Wednesday, September 12th, by Gray’s Auctioneers & Appraisers.   The auction will be held online and in Gray’s showroom, at 10717 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland, starting at 10 am Eastern time. For those unable to attend in person, online bidding will ...


Pair of Chinese Jade Covered Vases, Qing Dynasty, Height of vase 10 inches.  Estimate: $12,000-18,000

Doyle to Auction Asian Works of Art on September 10

Released: August 29, 2018

Doyle’s Asian Works of Art auction on Monday, September 10 at 10am will present the arts of China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia dating from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Showcased will be porcelains, pottery, jade, scholar’s objects, bronzes, screens, furniture and paintings from prominent collections and estates. Chinese porcelains feature a Yuan-Ming Dynasty covered jar was produced in the southern Chinese region of Longquan where some 500 kilns have been discovered. Such wares are prized for the crisp quality of carving and the consistency in color and thickness of ...


Haroon Mirza: A C I D G E S T, Pérez Art Museum Miami, 2017-18.  Photograph by Oriol Tarridas

Haroon Mirza's Installation at Asian Art Museum Translates Historic Islamic Painting into Light and Sound

Released: August 26, 2018

This fall at San Francisco's Asian Art Museum, British-Pakistani multimedia artist Haroon Mirza (b. 1977, London) brings electricity to life in his new project The Night Journey. Mirza’s site-specific multimedia installation — constructed from vintage audio-visual materials — invites us to explore the relationships between optics and acoustics, seeing, listening and feeling. By translating an early 19th-century painting of the Prophet Muhammad from the museum’s collection into light and sound, Mirza alters our experience of a conventional art gallery space, raising larger questions about o...


Wang Yuyang, Moon201808, 2018 Oil on canvas, 200x200cm Courtesy the artist and Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong

Massimo De Carlo Hong Kong Shows 'The Moon,' The First Solo Exhibition By The Chinese Artist Wang Yuyang

Released: August 26, 2018

Massimo De Carlo Hong Kong will present The Moon, the first solo exhibition by the Chinese artist Wang Yuyang with the gallery, from September 7 to October 27, 2018. Wang Yuyang (b.1979, Harbin) graduated from China Central Academy of Drama and the Central Academy of Fine Arts. The artist currently lives in Beijing, where he has been teaching at the School of Experiment Art at the Central Academy of Fine Arts since 2008. Wang Yuyang’s oeuvre is a multi-medial practice that encompasses sculpture, painting, photography and video, focusing on the relationship between humans and technology...


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