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Wu Qingxia (1910-2008), Chinese Modernist

Will Price Disparity Shift For China's Female Modernists? Gianguan Sale To Be A Barometer.

Released: February 16, 2018

Born on the cusp of a change in attitudes about education for women in  China, Wu Qingxia (1910-2008) became one of the 20th century’s leading Modernists working in the traditional style. She is renown for studies of smoothly painted, brightly colored carp-symbols of challenge and challenge overcome. Like the works of female artists in the West, auction prices for Wu Qingxia’s paintings have not kept pace with those of her male counterparts.  The new wave of feminism is likely to change that when “Lotus Pond Fish” comes to the podium on Saturday, March 10 at Gianguan Auctions in New York...


Cover of Tang, gilt copper volume of the Pratyutpanna Sutra (Vol.  3).  Finely incised in clerical script.  Lot 151, $200,000.  Gianguan Auctions March 10 sale.

Gianguan Auctions March 10th Sale Is Exploration of Connoisseurship

Released: February 15, 2018

Collectors of Chinese works of art will find Gianguan Auctions, pre-Asia Week sale on Saturday, March 10th, an exploration in connoisseurship.  The marquee item is Zhao Mengfu’s "Script Calligraphy of a Poem by Liu Zongyuan, Journey to the East Gate”. The nearly one-hundred inch long calligraphy is signed Ziang. It has one artist seal, 10 Emperors Seals, and 19 Collector’s Seals. The  frontispiece is by Gao Shiqi, with colophons by Pan Zhengwei and Wu Dacheng. Descended from the Song’s imperial family, Zhao Mengfu came to prominence during the Yuan Dyansty, which was under Mughul rule. B...


These circa 1860-1880 temple lions from the Nanking province, 17 ½ by 6 by 7 inches, are striking in appearance.

High-Caliber Items In Benefit Shop Auction Feb. 21

Released: February 13, 2018

The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc. will present its next signature Red Carpet auction on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. Eastern, with a diverse range of goods from Asian and French furniture to decorative arts and fine estate jewelry. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. The monthly Red Carpet sales feature premium collections of antiques, midcentury modern, brand furnishings, sterling, china, crystal, jewelry and fine art. With a mission of “to donate, to discover and to do good,” the foundation is a nonprofit and all auction proceeds support community ...


Figure of a dog, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 25–220 A.D.  Earthenware with dark green glaze.  Gift of Stanley Herzman, in memory of, in memory of Adele Herzman, 1991 (1991.253.1)

The Department of Asian Art of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Asia Week New York Association To Co-host Annual Celebration

Released: February 8, 2018

The Department of Asian Art of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Asia Week New York will co-host the annual reception in the Asian art galleries of The Museum on Monday, March 19 to celebrate Asia Week. This private by-invitation only reception has become a must attend event on the calendars of curators, auction house experts, and collectors who descend upon New York for the ten-day non-stop extravaganza of exhibitions, auctions, and cultural events. “We are delighted to join with the Department of Asian Art of the Met as co- hosts of this wonderful evening,” says Christina Prescott-W...


This Chinese green glazed oval footed porcelain bowl with a pre-sale estimate of $1,000-$2,000 finished at $200,000, easily making it the auction's top lot and the sleeper item of the sale.

Chinese porcelain bowl with an estimate of $1,000-$2,000 soars to $200,000 at Nye & Company's Jan. 31 auction

Released: February 7, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – An unassuming Chinese green glazed oval footed porcelain bowl with a pre-sale estimate of just $1,000-$2,000 soared to $200,000 at Nye & Company Auctioneers’ Collectors’ Passion Auction held January 31st, online and in the firm’s showroom at 20 Beach Street. The auction was held after Americana Week in New York City, about 15 miles away.   “I would have to judge this sale a huge success, with strong bidding across all categories, led of course by the Chinese porcelain bowl, the true definition of a sleeper lot,” said John Nye of Nye & Company Auctioneers. “Th...


Kuniyoshi.  Tametomo and his Son Rescued from the Sea Monster by Tengu.  c.  1850.  Woodblock print.  14” x 29,” triptych

Kuniyoshi: The Masterpieces at Ronin Gallery

Released: January 25, 2018

For Asia Week 2018, Ronin Gallery invites you to immerse yourself in the fantastical realms of Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) woodblock prints. Kuniyoshi: The Masterpieces explores the ravenous imagination and unmatched skill of this ukiyo-e master through his most celebrated designs. The exhibition, Mar.14 - April 28, 2018. will include his most iconic triptychs such as Tametomo and his Son Rescued from the Sea Monster by Tengu and Princess Takiyasha and the Skeleton Specter. As Hokusai is to landscape, Utamaro to courtesans, Kuniyoshi belongs to the ukiyo-e canon, bringing Japanese myth, magic,...

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Marc Chagall from Galerie Raphael.

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Wraps with Seven Figure Sales

Released: January 18, 2018

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, presented by Art Miami and hosted by the City of West Palm Beach, returned for its second edition from Thursday, January 11th through Monday January 15th where it was immediately recognized as a leading international contemporary and modern art fair. Attendance of prestigious art collectors, connoisseurs, advisors and notable museum professionals surged through the weekend, while galleries reported significant six and seven figure sales of investment quality blue chip, contemporary and Post-War works. More than 19,000 attendees visited the Fair, in a 65,...


Antiques for Everyone at UK's National Exhibition Centre

Released: January 18, 2018

Featuring the widest range of Decorative Arts, 20th Century collectors’ pieces, traditional antiques, vintage accessories, sculpture and custom made works of art, Antiques for Everyone takes place at the National Exhibition Centre from 5 – 8 April 2018. Known across the world for its variety of exhibits, Antiques for Everyone is an essential buying source for collectors, interior designers, decorators and anyone with an interest in fine art and period design.    Around 200 specialist dealers take part in a fair that is divided into two distinct areas, one providing an elegant showcase fo...


Oil on canvas painting by the renowned Swedish-born American artist Birger Sandzen (1871-1946), titled Cedars and Rocks, one of four Sandzens in the auction.

Four original oil paintings by Birger Sandzen (1871-1946) will headline Woody Auction's Feb. 24 grand opening event

Released: January 17, 2018

DOUGLASS, Kan. – Woody Auction will celebrate the grand opening of its new Douglass gallery with a major antique and fine art auction on Saturday, February 24th, one that will be highlighted by several original artworks by the renowned Swedish-born Kansas painter Birger Sandzén (1871-1946), plus outstanding collections of Royal Bayreuth, Daum, Galle, Tiffany, Pairpoint, pattern glass, and furniture. The new showroom is located at 130 East Third Street in Douglass, located just south and east of Wichita, not far from Interstate 35 and Hwy. 5/Kellogg Rd. “The February 24th grand opening wi...


The sale's top lot was this fine bronze sculpture by Mexican-born realist Enrique Alferez (1901-1999), dated 1983 and titled The Bather ($13,750).

Bronze sculpture by Mexican-born realist Enrique Alferez (1901-1999) brings $13,750 at Bruneau

Released: January 16, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – A fine bronze sculpture of a female nude by Mexican-born realist Enrique Alferez (La./Tex., 1901-1999), titled The Bather (1983), climbed to $13,750, and a beautiful Tiffany & Company pearl necklace with diamond-encrusted platinum clasp brought $10,625 at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Winter Antiques & Fine Arts Auction held Saturday, January 6th.   The 379-lot auction was conducted at Bruneau & Co.’s Cranston gallery, which attracted around 135 in-house bidders, despite frigid temperatures. The 60 phone bidders and 15 absentee bidders accounted for 277 bi...


19th century oil on board painting by South Carolina artist William Aiken Walker (1838-1921), titled Cabin Scene, signed lower left (est.  $12,000-$15,000).

Artworks by William Aiken Walker, Clementine Hunter, Bill Hemmerling will lead Crescent City's Jan. 27-28 auction

Released: January 15, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Original paintings by renowned Southern artists William Aiken Walker and William Hemmerling, a mug and a vase from the studios of George Ohr (the “Mad Potter of Biloxi”), and a stunning five-piece Mexican sterling silver coffee and tea service by Maciel are just a few expected top lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s upcoming Winter Estates Auction.   The major two-day sale, slated for the weekend of January 27th and 28th, will be held online and in Crescent City’s gallery, located at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. In all, 1,185 lots will cross the auctio...


Modern Paintings Feature Heavily in First Auction of the Year, January 18 at 888 Auctions

Released: January 11, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – January 18 marks the first auction of the year at 888 Auctions. Collectors will be delighted to find the inclusion of 399 fresh-to-market items with prices ranging in the hundreds to the thousands of dollars. Featuring Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Antiques, the sale brings renewed focus and interest for the Richmond Hill based auction house.   After a year in which the auction house achieved over $2.5 million in total revenue with over 5,700 items finding new owners in over 40 different countries, 888 auctions continues to produce strong prices in a number of cat...


REMBRANDT PEALE (1778- 1860) AFTER CHARLES WILLSON PEALE (1741-1827) Portrait of George Washington as a Colonel of the Alexandria Militia, early 19th Century.  Oil on canvas.  Estimate: $400,000-600,000

Peale's Washington, Eisenhower's Silver and a Tour-de-Force Tall Case Clock at Christie's Americana Sales

Released: January 11, 2018

Christie’s Americana Week 2018, a series of auctions, viewings and events, will be held January 12-19 with sales comprised of Chinese Export Art featuring 100 Lots from Marchant, est. 1925 on January 18, Beyond Imagination: Outsider and Vernacular Art featuring the Collection of Marjorie and Harvey Freed on January 19, and Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Silver on January 19. Highlights of the Chinese Export sale include 100 lots from the esteemed Chinese art dealers Marchant, est. 1925, and a very rare set of 17 blue and white dishes depicting the various stages of tea cultiv...


Harriet Hosmer, Daphne, 1853, marble, Purchased with funds provided by the Calvin and Marisa Allen Foundation, Anne Allen Cheatham, and Lizzie Cheatham McNairy and Charlie McNairy on behalf of the Matrons of the Arts Initiative, and by the bequest of Carlisle Adams

NCMA Launches Matrons of the Arts Initiative to Highlight Female Artists

Released: January 11, 2018

Ongoing campaign highlights female artists from around the world, throughout history   The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) announces a new initiative, Matrons of the Arts, which highlights female-identified artists in both the Museum’s permanent collection and around the world. Matrons of the Arts is a Museum-wide, ongoing project that presents programs, exhibitions, and acquisitions by and about women artists. Inspired in part by the name five women artists challenge put on by the National Museum of Women in the Arts—and playing off the phrase patron of the arts—this campaign seeks...


Sui Dynasty gilt-bronze altarpiece of Buddha Maitreya with seven Buddha on lotus blossom thrones.  Gianguan Auctions, March, 2018.

Chinese Buddhist Devotional Art Leads Gianguan Auctions March Sale

Released: January 10, 2018

Gianguan Auctions will hold its 16th annual spring sale on Saturday, March 10. Marquee properties include a rare Sui Dynasty Buddhist altarpiece, a Northern Qi Buddhist stele and  a Western Wei Shrine From the unifying Sui period comes a gilt-bronze altarpiece of Buddha Maitreya that suggests the Seven Buddhas on the Great Tower of Asoka. Of exceptional definition, the Maitreya is seated in dhyanasana with hands positioned in karanamudra. A robe of diagonal folds exposes the left shoulder. Flanked by two Bodhisattvas, the flame shaped aureole and lotus throne rest on a two-tiered openwo...


Remote view of streams and hills, in the style of Xia Gui, 1962, by Fu Shen (Chinese, b.  1937).  Hand scroll; ink on paper.  Collection of National Palace Museum, Taipei.  © Fu Shen.  Photograph courtesy of Eros Zhao

SF Asian Art Museum Offers Postmodern Masterclass in Chinese Cultural History

Released: January 8, 2018

Dreamy hills enshrouded in clouds, familiar poems in a twisted script, conversation caught only in snatches, a universe captured in a brushstroke. From December 5, 2017 through September 4, 2018, the Asian Art Museum invites visitors to Traces of the Past and Future: Fu Shen’s Paintings and Calligraphy, a postmodern masterclass in Chinese cultural history. Spanning decades, Traces of the Past and Future is an exhibition that features 18 works in landscape painting, calligraphy and glazed ceramics by the highly regarded art historian, educator and artist Professor Fu Shen. Copying the scr...


Frank Overton Colbert, Chickasaw Indian (1895-1953) / The Trail to Happy Hunting Ground / Oil on canvas board / Circa: 1922 / Size: 16" (w) x 14" (h)

Powers Presents: Insider/Outsider at the Outsider Art Fair

Released: January 8, 2018

The definition of Outsider Art is fraught with issues—as online trolls will attest—and, Powers will not attempt to define it at the forthcoming Outsider Art Fair in New York, January 18-21. However, to further confuse the issue, Powers will bring a few of what he calls “insider/outsider” artists such as Forrest Bess, Frank Overton Colbert, Ida Jones and John Roeder. Individuals that are hard to pigeonhole and overlap with Outsider, Folk, Self-taught, and schooled artists. Powers asks, "can an artist be an “outsider” if you they had some instruction, but have a minority’s perspective?" "A...


China, Imperial Portrait of a Prince (detail), Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, 1736–95 Ink, color, and gold on silk Gift of funds from Louis W.  Hill, Jr., David Bradford, Myron Kunin, and Bruce Dayton 83.30

Minneapolis Institute of Art and Theater Artist Robert Wilson Collaborate To Create Immersive Experience Highlighting China’s Last Dynasty

Released: January 8, 2018

Opening February 4, Exhibition Will Reveal the Drama and Rituals of Court Life The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) is collaborating with celebrated theatre director and visual artist Robert Wilson to organize a first-of-its-kind exhibition highlighting the drama, rituals, and opulence of the Qing Empire, the last imperial dynasty of China. The exhibition will present objects from Mia’s renowned collection of Chinese art, including rare court costumes, jades, lacquers, bronzes, gold ornaments, paintings, and sculpture, displayed in an immersive, experiential environment conceived of by...


PORTRAIT

Released: January 5, 2018

PORTRAIT An Exhibition at Opera Gallery New York January 19 - February 8, 2018 To kick off 2018, Opera Gallery proudly presents an exhibition dedicated entirely to the art of portraiture in their flagship venue on New York’s Madison Avenue. Curated entirely from Opera Gallery’s global collection of works from galleries in London, Paris, Monaco, Geneva, Beirut, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Dubai, Miami and Aspen, this major exhibition runs from January 19 through February 8 at Opera Gallery New York, 791 Madison Avenue. A favored subject of artists throughout history, the port...


The top lot of the auction was this untitled Luminist landscape painting by the renowned Hudson River School painter Jasper F.  Cropsey ($38,400).

Luminist style landscape painting attributed to Jasper F. Cropsey brings $38,400 at Woodshed Art Auctions

Released: January 8, 2018

FRANKLIN, Mass. – A stunning late autumn Luminist style landscape painting attributed to the renowned Hudson River School artist Jasper F. Cropsey (Am., 1823-1900), sold for $38,400 in Woodshed Art Auctions’ internet-only Private Collection Discoveries auction held December 28th. Online bidding was provided by LiveAuctioneers.com and WoodshedArtAuctions.com.   The untitled (Autumn Sunset) oil on canvas work was presented in a later frame and was signed lower right and dated 1878. It was a large work – 45 inches by 51 inches – and a prime example of Cropsey’s mature work. Mesmerizing an...


Milton Avery at ACA Galleries.

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair Returns for Second Edition

Released: January 1, 2018

The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair, presented by Art Miami and sponsored by the City of West Palm Beach, will return for its second edition in West Palm Beach’s Tent Site (825 S Dixie Hwy & Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach) located directly behind the new Restoration Hardware on Thursday, January 11th, 2018. The fair will open on Thursday evening with an exclusive VIP Preview at 5:00pm benefiting The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, The Joe Namath Neurological Research Center and the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. The Fair is sponsored by Christie’s International ...


Amanpuri, Phuket, Thailand

Asia Week New York Announces Aman as Presenting Sponsor for 2018 Edition

Released: December 15, 2017

The Asia Week New York Association announces that Aman, whose portfolio of world-renowned restorative resorts and hotels in exceptional destinations, returns as the Presenting Sponsor of Asia Week New York 2018, which will run from March 15 to 24. “We gladly salute Aman’s return as our Presenting Sponsor,” says Christina Prescott Walker, chairman of Asia Week New York. “Aman and Asia Week New York are ideal counterparts, complementing each other through the assets of iconic hotels and resorts and our prestige galleries and the high quality Asian art they offer. It's a perfect match." S...


TSUKIOKA Yoshitoshi, Japanese, Meiji period (1868-1912), Looks Like She Wants to See: Custom and Manner of a Maid of the Tenpô Era [1830-1844] (Mitasô: Tempô nenkan okoshô no fûzoku), from the series Thirty-Two Aspects of Women (Fûzoku sanjûnisô, 1988, Ukiyo-e woodblock print in vertical ôban format;, ink and color on paper, H.  14-1/2 x W.  10 inches.  Loan from the Lee & Mary Jean Michels Collection

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art hosts an exhibition of 19th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints

Released: December 11, 2017

“The Long Nineteenth Century in Japanese Woodblock Prints,” an exhibition featuring more than fifty superlative works from the distinguished private collection of Dr. Lee and Mary Jean Michels, will be on view through July 1, 2018 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, located on the University of Oregon campus. Many of the Japanese prints on view were selected, researched, and presented by seventeen students who participated in a spring 2017 seminar co-taught by Akiko Walley, Maude I. Kerns Associate Professor of Japanese Art in the Department of History of Art & Architecture, and A...

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Jon Seydl has been named as the ninth director of Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois

Curator and Art Historian Jon Seydl Joins Krannert Art Museum as Director

Released: December 11, 2017

Jon Seydl, an art historian specializing in Italian Renaissance art, has been named the new director of Krannert Art Museum. Jon Seydl is currently the senior director of collections and programs and curator of European art at Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts. His appointment at Krannert Art Museum will be effective in February, pending approval of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. “I've known about KAM's work for a long time, and I'm very proud to join such a great institution,” Seydl said. “KAM's commitment to research, its outstanding curators and nationally recogni...


Kent Hendrickson, "Steady Breeze"

Collectors Concessions Launches Online Gallery to Sell Contemporary Art from Collectors' Collections

Released: December 6, 2017

Online consignment websites are proliferating for antiques, furniture, fashion, jewelry and watches and now contemporary art. Collectors Concessions, founded by contemporary art collectors Eileen and Richard Ekstract, launched this month to offer contemporary art from the collections of established collectors. With an inventory of collectible artists, art enthusiasts on a budget or looking to expand their collections, as well as other collectors, can purchase work directly from world renowned collectors in a direct sale payment method which eliminates the "middle man" and provides an oppor...


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