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Buddha Amitabha, bronze, with four character Xuande mark.  Lot 228.  Gianguan Auctions, June 9, 2018.

Dynastic Buddhist Art Offers Aesthetic Choices At Gianguan Auctions

Released: May 22, 2018

With a growing reputation for offering Chinese religious art at accessible estimates, Gianguan Auctions is poised to present an outstanding collection of bronze, jade and ceramic Buddhist statues in its Saturday, June 9 sale.  Of exceptional quality is a rare Northern Zhou seated Buddha. Finely cast and retaining a rich patina, the the folds of the traditionally posed Buddha's robe drape elaborately over the sides of three-tiered gilt bronze pedestal.  It is Lot 213.   From the Ming comes a rare gilt bronze figure of Buddha Amitabha. While the Buddha is depicted seated in dhyanasana, t...


M.Y.  Kwong Lum with Mrs.  Lum shortly after he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Gianguan Auctions Founder M. Y. Kwong Lum Awarded 2018 Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Released: May 16, 2018

Kwong Lum, internationally known scholar, artist, poet, and Chairman of Gianguan Auctions in New York City, has been awarded an Ellis Island Medal of Honor.  The award is bestowed on American citizens who have distinguished themselves within their own ethnic groups while exemplifying the values of the American way of life.  In responding to the honor, Mr. Lum said, “I am grateful for the opportunities I have been afforded in China, Canada and the U.S. to support the arts and share my knowledge of Chinese heritage as it was and as it is in contemporary art.”  He credited his teachers, the...


Chinese Coins, Silver, and Modern Paintings Abound at 888 Auctions May 24 Auction

Released: May 16, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – As the auction season heads towards the summer season, 888 Auctions is anticipating robust bidding action at its May 24 auction featuring Chinese Coins, Silver and Modern Paintings. The 397-lot sale is headlined by a diverse range of authentic ancient Chinese coins and modern numismatic items.   Spearheading the great selection of Chinese coins are two coins: a Chinese Yuan Dynasty (1316) Yuanyou Sannian Coin and Chinese Ming Xia Dynasty (1363) Tiantong Tongbao with high estimates reaching $1,500 and $2,000 at Lot 185 and Lot 187, respectively.   Other coins and...


THE INVISIBLE FORMS:NEW WORKS BY ZHANG WEI

Released: May 15, 2018

Zhang has experienced four years of precipitation, accumulation and adjustment since receiving his postgraduate degree from Chen Wenji and graduating from the mural department of CAFA (Central Academy of Fine Arts) in 2014. After continuous thinking and tireless creating, Zhang brings to us his latest works to the exhibition and cordially invites the viewers to appreciate non-figurative painting from different perspectives.   The works of this exhibition show both continuance and new progress and thinking of the artist. The overall tone is soft, light, and there is always this unique t...


Painting of the Simpsons character Krusty the Clown by Ron English (Ill./Tex., b.  1959), 16 inch by 16 inch acrylic on canvas titled Krusty the Grin, circa 2017 (est.  $20,000-$25,000).

KAWS, Ron English, Sylvia Ji, others will be in Bruneau & Co.'s first-ever Pop Culture, Street & Unusual Art Auction, May 12th

Released: May 07, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ first-ever Pop Culture, Street and Unusual Art sale, slated for Saturday, May 12th, is packed with 118 lots by some of the most famous artists in the burgeoning genre – names such as Ron English, Alexander Girard, Robert Rustermier, Taro Yamamoto, Sylvia Ji, Danny DeLancey and Brian Donnelly, better known simply as KAWS.   The auction will be held online as well as in Bruneau’s gallery, located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, starting at 11 am Eastern time. Internet bidding will be available via Invaluable.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, ePaiL...


19th century Korean eight-panel screen, depicting a Korean-court scene

At iGavel Auctions, Korean Art Leads in Spring Asian Sales

Released: May 03, 2018

This Spring season iGavel Auctions mounted three simulataneous Asian art auctions with over $2,000,000 in combined sales. Buyers were attracted to many fine examples of Chinese bronzes, jades, furniture, porcelain; Japanese woodblock prints, and other Asian items. However, the strong results of Chinese and Japanese items were superseded by Korean art sold by Lark Mason Associates. The top lot, a 19th century Korean eight-panel screen, depicting a Korean-court scene, went into extended bidding for 32 minutes and finally closed at $225,000 with 40 bids, more than four times its high estima...


Lot 106: CARLO CANEVARI Italian 1922-1996 Oil on Panel

888 Auctions Auctioning Off Fine Art, Paintings & Asian Antiques in Summer May 10 Sale

Released: May 02, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON –May 10 marks the mid-point of the year and with great anticipation, 888 Auctions is proud to feature a 399-lot sale featuring fresh-to-market items that include fine art, paintings and Asian antiques.   Paintings abound in the May 10 auction and several standout pieces have been garnering considerable interest in the lead up to the sale. In particular, lot 44, a Marc Chagall (French, 1887-1985) graphite on paper and framed, features a gallery stamped on the lower left margin. The gallery note features “The Redfern Gallery” attached and stamped on verso. Hailing from ...


Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013), 02.01.64, 1964.  Est.  $200,000-400,000.  Lot 54

Doyle’s May 9 Auction of Impressionist, Modern, Post-War & Contemporary Art to Feature a 1964 Work by Zao Wou-Ki

Released: May 01, 2018

Doyle’s auction on Wednesday, May 9 will showcase a wide range of works by prominent European, American, Latin American and Asian artists of the late 19th century to the current day. The sale will be offered in two sessions with Impressionist and Modern Art beginning at 11am and Post-War and Contemporary Art at 2pm. Highlighting the sale is 02.01.64, an abstract work by Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) from 1964 (est. $200,000-400,000). Zao began his art training in China and immigrated to France at the age of twenty-seven. His formal Chinese painting techniques lent themselves well to the abstrac...


The Boston International Fine Art Show

22nd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show - Oct. 18-21 ~ Gala Preview to benefit the Art for Justice Fund

Released: April 30, 2018

Boston, MA - Co-Producers Tony Fuso and Robert Four are honored to announce that the Gala Preview of the 22nd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS) on October 18th will benefit The Art For Justice Fund. www.FineArtBoston.com. In June 2017, visionary arts advocate Agnes Gund donated $100 million from the sale of a beloved painting to launch a new fund focused on addressing mass incarceration in America. By using artwork to create the Art for Justice Fund, Ms. Gund seeks to show that art can be a powerful force for justice. www.ArtForJustice.org The Art for Justice Fund makes...


Diana Al-Hadid "The Candle Clock in the Citadel," 2017 Modified polymer gypsum, fiberglass, brass, copper, steel, concrete, polyurethane foam, plaster, metal leaf, and pigment.  117 x 90 x73 in.  Gift of the Lipman Family Foundation.

SJMA Acquires Works by Diana Al-Hadid and The Propeller Group

Released: April 27, 2018

SAN JOSÉ, California (April 27, 2018) — The San José Museum of Art announces the acquisition of three works by major international artists. Two works by Brooklyn-based artist Diana Al-Hadid, whose solo exhibition Diana Al-Hadid: Liquid City was featured at SJMA in 2017, will join the permanent collection, made possible by a gift from The Lipman Family Foundation. The two works by Al-Hadid are the 117-inch tall free-standing sculpture The Candle Clock in the Citadel (2017) and the two paneled South East North West (2017). The Museum also purchased the sculpture Antique Earth Satellite (2016...


Donato Giancola - Life Seaker

IMAGINE

Released: April 25, 2018

The most powerful tool each of us have is our imagination – we can create alternate realities, bend the laws that govern the world we live in or dream up fantastical beings that have never been pondered by another... and we can do it all in our mind. That sentiment could not hold truer than with respect to the arts. An artist, with an imagination at their disposal, can create anything… and further, a capable artist can share their imagination in ways others cannot – visually. The genre of Imaginative Realism, to put it simply, is the art of the unseen – things that never existed or might e...


Owner Todd Converse with some of the items up for bid in his Important Spring Chinese Auction, set for Friday, May 4th.

Over 300 hand-selected Chinese antiques are in Converse Auctions' May 4th internet-only sale

Released: April 23, 2018

MALVERN, Pa. – Just over 300 hand-selected Chinese antiques are up for bid in Converse Auctions’ internet-only Important Spring Chinese Auction, already online at the Converse website (www.ConverseAuctions.com), as well as two additional online bidding platforms: LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Live bidding begins on Friday, May 4th, at 10 am Eastern.   “We’ve spent the last several months gathering the best of the best Chinese antiques for this important online auction,” said Todd Converse of Converse Auctions, based in Malvern. “The items include Ming and Qing dynasty porcela...


888 Auctions Featuring Chinese Numismatic Coins, Modern Paintings & Asian Antiques in April 26 Auction

Released: April 18, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – Prices continue to soar at 888 Auctions with sell-through rates of 99% being achieved in its numismatics categories. Leading the way are Chinese numismatic coins and 888 Auctions will be featuring over 200 lots of rare and intriguing coins from Chinese antiquity dating as far back as the 1st Century. Featuring 418 fresh-to-market items, collectors will be delighted to find the inclusion of coins from all eras, modern paintings from estates and private collections, as well as quality Asian antiques.   Four coins highlight this week’s sale and they are remarkable in b...


Helen Allen, executive director of the Winter Antiques Show

Winter Antiques Show Announces New Executive Director

Released: April 16, 2018

The Winter Antiques Show Executive Committee is pleased to announce that it has named Helen Allen as the new executive director of the Show. Ms. Allen joins the Winter Antiques Show with extensive experience and expertise in the arts, marketing, communications, and event production. Over the past 17 years, Ms. Allen has orchestrated the US market entry, directed, and consulted with numerous art fairs. She served as the executive director of Ramsay Fairs for nine years. During her tenure, she founded and served as executive director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair with events in New York, ...


Lot 687: Andy Warhol Bald Eagle from Endangered Species Portfolio $50,000 - 80,000

RAGO TO SPOTLIGHT ANDY WARHOL, WINSLOW HOMER, ARSHILE GORKY, M.C. ESCHER, LATIN AMERICAN ARTISTS AND MORE IN A SUBSTANTIAL BI-ANNUAL FINE ART AUCTION

Released: April 13, 2018

Lambertville, NJ - On Saturday, May 5, 2018, Rago will hold auctions of 19th/20th Century American and European Art and Post-War/Contemporary Art. Included among the 500+ lots of paintings, prints, sculptures and works on paper for sale, also is a sequenced sale of some 30 works from the personal collection of celebrated art critic, dealer and collector, Clara Diament Sujo. Entitled "Presencia de lo Humano" (Human Presence), this session attests to Clara Sujo’s exquisite taste, with works from Luis Martínez Pedro, Alirio Rodriguez, Antonio Seguí, Luis Fernando Benedit, Manuel Espinoza ...


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...


Lorie Novak Doorway Shadows, n.d.  Color photograph Gift of Arthur J.  Goodwin

SJMA Explores the House in Contemporary Art in The House Imaginary

Released: April 03, 2018

In a new exhibition at the San José Museum of Art, artists use the idea of the single-family house to explore memory, identity, and belonging. The House Imaginary, on view April 20, 2018, through August 19, 2018, comprises 45 international works in a variety of media from the 1970s to the present. It explores the house as an architectural and psychological space resonant in discussions around immigration, urban planning, and other social issues. The exhibition includes favorites from the Museum’s permanent collection by Mildred Howard, Bill Owens, and Clare Rojas; new acquisitions by Tabai...


Ali Nedaei

First Gallery of Iranian Art in London Opens This Week

Released: April 29, 2018

CAMA Gallery of Iranian Art announce opening of London gallery, 5th of April 2018  CAMA Gallery London 19 Dacre Street, London, SW1H 0DJ Opening Ceremony 6pm-10pm Following the success of their space in Tehran, CAMA Gallery, the new international market leaders in Modern and Contemporary Iranian art, have announced the opening of their London gallery on the 5th of April with an inaugural exhibition of 19 Contemporary Iranian artists. The exhibition, entitled “Sensation”, is dedicated to contemporary luminaries from Iran. Whilst the works of all the artists are vastly diverse in t...


Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960-1988) Mixed Media

Modern and 19th Century Art with Asian Antiques Lead April 12 Auction at 888 Auctions

Released: March 28, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – As the temperature rises, so have hammer prices at 888 Auctions. And this is in no small part bolstered by the rising hammer prices achieved by the fine art sold through 888 Auctions. This sale represents 405 fresh-to-market items offered to the highest bidder with an emphasis on 19th fine art.   As always, modern art continues to lead the way with Lot 38, a Jean Dufy (French, 1888-1964) Gouache on Paper finding considerable interest among bidders already. Discovered at an estate in Southern Ontario by a discerning collector, lot 38 features an attributed painting c...


Rare Pair of Georgian Era 21.5 Carat Earrings

Jewelry Shines at Brunk Auctions March Sale

Released: March 26, 2018

On the weekend of March 23-24, Brunk Auctions hosted a sale of fine and decorative art, jewelry and more. The two-session sale totaled $1.49 million over a pre-sale estimate of $870,000 to $1.37 million. There were exceptional results in jewelry, Continental fine and decorative objects, and Chinese fine and decorative objects.   The top lot in the auction was a pair of rare 21.5 carat diamond earrings from the Georgian Era. Estimated at $50,000 to $70,000, these convertible Night and Day earrings brought the attention of several bidders in the room and over the phone. After enthusiasti...


An early Meiji period Japanese Koto musical instrument with intricate inlays, silver and gilt lacquer and applied metal decoration, measuring 11" wide, 75 1/2" long

Rare Japanese Six Panel Screen & Koto Instrument Featured Among Over Eighty Lots of Asian Decorative Arts at Schwenke Auctioneers April 11th Fine Estates Auction

Released: March 21, 2018

On Wednesday, April 11th Schwenke Auctioneers will hold its April Fine Estates Auction with an offering of over 440 lots of freshly consigned estate property. The auction features items from estates in Fairfield County, Connecticut; New York City and Buffalo, New York; Morristown, New Jersey; and property from the collection of a Westchester County, New York lady. Property being offered includes a broad selection of Asian decorative arts, American, English and Continental decorative arts, folk art and American country furniture, early English & other sterling silver, jewelry, fine art,...


Almond Blossom by Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, 1890, oil on canvas, 73.3 cm x 92.4 cm.  Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

'Van Gogh & Japan' Touring Exhibition Arrives in Amsterdam

Released: March 21, 2018

On March 23, 2018, the Van Gogh Museum opens 'Van Gogh & Japan', a major international exhibition about the influence of Japanese art on the work of Vincent van Gogh. With some sixty paintings and drawings by Van Gogh and a large selection of Japanese prints, the exhibition explores the extent of Van Gogh’s admiration for this form of art and the fundamental impact it had on his work. Exceptional loans from museums and private collections all over the world are coming to Amsterdam, among them Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear (1889, The Courtauld Gallery, London), a painting that has n...


Kuo Ming Chiao – Untitled IX, 1984 – enamel on copper – 13 5/8” x 19”

Findlay Galleries and Robert Kuo Present: Art in the Age of Displacement, Exhibition and Panel Discussion

Released: March 19, 2018

Findlay Galleries and Robert Kuo are pleased to announce their participation in Asia Week New York with Art in the Age of Displacement. This unique exhibition and panel discussion examines the visual impact of the radical disruption that transpired during the tumult of the Communist Revolution, and how this informs the perspectives of Chinese artists Kuo Ming Chiao, Chuang Che, and Fu Shen. In 1921, the genesis of the Communist Party in China launched a cultural upheaval which would span decades. Bound by this common backdrop, Kuo Ming Chiao, Chuang Che, and Fu Shen came of age, turning ...


Set of Three Chinese Polychrome Stucco Lohans, Song/Yuan Dynasty Height of each: 24 inches(61cm)

From Lark Mason & Associates: Preview of An Important Sale of Asian Works of Art Now on View at iGavel Auctions, New York

Released: March 19, 2018

Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that more than 500 lots of important Asian art will be up for bidding on iGavelauctions.com in a series of online sales that goes live on April 3 and close on April 17. The outstanding works of art span 3,000 years of material, from the Western Zhou Dynasty to the late Qing Dynasty. A selection of works are currently on view at the iGavel Auctions salesroom, 227 East 120th Street. The sale of Asian works of art includes an impressive array of Chinese jade carvings, ancient bronzes, and works from the Qing Dynasty a...


Empire's Eyes: Colonial Stereographs of the Philippines.  Curated by Jan Christian Bernabe, Ph.D.

CA+T Launches New Virtual Exhibition: "Empire's Eyes: Colonial Stereographs of the Philippines"

Released: March 14, 2018

The Center for Art and Thought (CA+T), a web-based arts and education nonprofit organization, launches its first virtual exhibition of 2018: Empire's Eyes: Colonial Stereographs of the Philippines. Curated by Jan Christian Bernabe, this exhibition draws from the archives of the California Museum of Photography’s Keystone-Mast Collection to make available late 19th- and early 20th- century stereographic photographs of the Philippines that have never before been exhibited. Covering the tumultuous start of US colonialism in the Philippines (1898) through the early decades of the 20th centu...


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