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"The Mandala C," by sculptor Herb Rosenberg


Released: April 21, 2014

Artists exhibiting their work at the fifth Contemporary Art Fair NYC at The Tunnel in Chelsea May 8-11 have clearly dominated technical challenges and honed the skills required to achieve prominence as photographers, sculptors, painters or furniture makers. Yet an unusual approach or technique prominently impacts viewers' reactions to art. Here are four examples. Herb Rosenberg has embraced innovative and inventive solutions for 40+ years. He first created bronze figurative work from dried banana peels in 1973 according to his website-- Today in "The Mandala C...

Lot 75, Walter Emerson Baum (American, 1884-1956), Untitled, Oil on Masonite, Sold for $5,313, Fine Art, November 2013.

Locals Prosper at Rago Auctions' Free Walk-In Appraisal Days

Released: April 19, 2014

LOCALS PROSPER AT RAGO AUCTIONS' FREE WALK-IN APPRAISAL DAYS.   ITEMS VALUED AT $20,000+ DISCOVERED RECENTLY.   Lambertville, NJ:  Walk in to the Rago Arts and Auction Center with your treasures on most Mondays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a free, no obligation valuation from our specialists, many of whom you’ll recognize from appearances on Antiques Roadshow. Fine art, silver, jewelry, antiques, decorative art, memorabilia and furniture are all welcome with a six piece limit. If the piece is too large to bring in, the specialists can work from photographs.  ...

Kino Guerin’s “Knotted Table,” laminated with a vacuum press.


Released: April 15, 2014

The hand of sculptors will be evident at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC, May 8-May 11, 2014, in Chelsea, where you’d expect to see it in the work of sculptors such as Susan Madacsi and Michael Alfano and also in the fine furniture and jewelry of some exhibitors. Madacsi will exhibit forged and fabricated steel pieces colored by aerosol enamel paints. Michael Alfano’s limited edition clay sculptures are cast in bronze.         The skill and perspective of a sculptor is evident in furniture maker Kino Guerin’s benches, that he calls “Knotted Table” a...

Michael Alfano’s “Liquid Sunshine,” sculpted in clay, cast in resin with paint can.  Acrylic paint.  Limited edition of 250.


Released: April 10, 2014

The Contemporary Art Fair NYC, May 8-May 11, 2014, moves to the heart of Chelsea joining at least 10 other events around the city that also amplify and coincide with the international contemporary art fair--Frieze New York. “We’ve set a high bar for the 100 exhibitors in this show--in its fifth year--at The Tunnel in Chelsea,” said Richard Rothbard, art fair co-founder and co-producer, with his wife Joanna Rothbard. "We curate this fair to exhibit master-quality work, yet we distinguish it in other essential ways,” he continued. “Following the tradition of major museums, seasoned master...

The Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair was one of the top performers in the midcentury selection.

The Good and Plenty: Midcentury and Jewelry Among Top Lots on April 6th.

Released: April 9, 2014

Antique decorative items may have brought the top individual prices, but both midcentury and jewelry selections held the majority of top sellers overall on April 6th at Clarke Auction. As anticipated, the highly desirable and expertly crafted Empire malachite and bronze mounted annular clock was the most successful antique lot. The conservatively estimated $10,000/$15,000 clock raised a quick succession of bids from the 10 plus phone lines that were dedicated to the particular item, but a determined internet bidder locked the item down at a realized price of $29,280. In the same prox...

Magnificent and Rare French Clock Attr.  to Pierre Claude Raguet.

Jewelry and Rare Pierre Claude Raguet Clock Raise April Expectations

Released: March 25, 2014

     One clock that you would not mind having to reset every spring has been discovered by Clarke Auction and will be brought to market on April 6th.      A magnificent 19th century Empire malachite and ormolu mounted cercles tournantes clock currently attributed to Pierre Claude Raguet of France will be the featured lot in the sale. Raguet is also referred to as Raguet-Lepine for his relation, by marriage, to the legendary French horologist and clock maker, Jean-Antoine Lepine.        Lepine named Raguet the successor of his Paris ba...

Chinese Porcelain Plaques

Asia Week NY 2014 Starts in Westchester.

Released: March 11, 2014

To help kick off Asian Week 2014 in New York City, Clarke Auction will offer a quality selection of Chinese and Asian art and objects in their March 16th sale.                The Chinese and Asian offerings include quality objects of Chinese porcelain in many forms.  The stand-out Chinese porcelain lots include two similarly designed vintage Chinese porcelain barrel form garden seats (est. $800/$1,200), two separate pairs of vintage signed Chinese porcelain plaques (est. $1,000/$1,500 each), a Chinese vase mounte...

Scott Diament, Palm Beach Show Group President/CEO and Audrey Gruss, HDRF Founder and Chairman

2014 Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show Smashes All Records

Released: February 24, 2014

(February 21, 2014 -- Palm Beach, FL) The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show came to a close on Tuesday, February 18 after five days of impressive numbers and spectacular attendance, solidifying its status as the premier event of the season. The Palm Beach County Convention Center was transformed into one of the finest art, antique and jewelry exhibitions in the world, drawing enthusiastic crowds to view the offerings of more than 175 international exhibitors over Presidents’ Day Weekend.   The positive energy was reflected in the sales that were consistently g...

Lot 1: John Dee Wareham/Rookwood, Reticulated Black Iris Vase, $20,000 – $30,000.

Rago’s 20th C. Design Auctions, March 1-2, Include Work by George Nakashima, Paul Evans, Phil Powell, Viktor Schreckengost, Tiffany Studios and Robert Arneson

Released: February 12, 2014

RAGO’S 20TH C. DESIGN AUCTIONS, MARCH 1-2, INCLUDE WORK BY GEORGE NAKASHIMA, PAUL EVANS, PHIL POWELL, VIKTOR SCHRECKENGOST, TIFFANY STUDIOS AND ROBERT ARNESON.   Other highlights include the Martin Brothers, Gio Ponti, Tommi Parzinger, Adelaide Robineau, Newcomb College, Otto and Gertrud Natzler, Jan Yoors, Ed and Philip Moulthrop, and Harry Bertoia.   Lambertville, NJ   On Saturday March 1 and Sunday March 2, Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its auction of Early 20th Century Decorative Arts and Modern Design.   Early 20th C. Decorative Arts...

Norman Rockwell, The Firefighter, gouache study


Released: February 10, 2014

Dedham, MA- Grogan and Fine Art Auctioneers and Appraisers is pleased to announce their upcoming February 23rd auction includes over 800 lots of Jewelry and Silver, American and European Fine Art, 18th and 19th century Furniture and Decorations, Asian and Tribal Works of Art, and Oriental Rugs and Carpets from various New England Estates and Collections.  The sale will appeal to a myriad of collecting tastes.  The highlight of the auction is an oil study for The Fireman by venerated illustrator and American icon Norman Rockwell.   The 14 x 11 inch oil on paper board,...

‘Portrait of a bay hunter in a wooded landscape, a church in the distance’ by Daniel Clowes, 1819

Luxury Antiques Weekend at The Mere

Released: February 3, 2014

The much anticipated Luxury Antiques Weekend at The Mere, held in association with Bentley Manchester and organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, returns to The Mere Golf Resort & Spa, Chester Road, Mere, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6LJ from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 February 2014. The Mere Golf Resort & Spa is the ideal location for a top class boutique-style antiques fair being one of the most luxurious hotels in Cheshire and within easy reach of Chester, Manchester and Liverpool.  Visitors can either enjoy the fair for a few hours, the whole day or take advantage of the new...

‘Liz Taylor’ by Andy Warhol, lithograph on wove paper poster, 24¾” x 28”, printed in colour 1965,


Released: January 8, 2014

For four days last January, a new and prestigious boutique fine art and antiques fair burst onto the London scene to great acclaim. Organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair takes place again at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London W1K 6JP, in association with Mayfair property experts Wetherell, from Thursday 9 until Sunday 12 January 2014.    Director of The Antiques Fair Limited, Ingrid Nilson said, “Visitors travelled from various parts of the world and from around the UK to attend our first London fair.  ...

Lot 1045, Martine Bedin/Memphis, "Super Lamp", $500-700.

Everyone’s Welcome and Everything Goes at Rago’s Unreserved Auction, January 18 and 19 – Two Days of Modern and Early 20th C. Furnishings, Art and Collectibles with No Reserves.

Released: January 2, 2014

Everyone’s Welcome and Everything Goes at Rago’s Unreserved Auction, January 18 and 19 – Two Days of Modern and Early 20th C. Furnishings, Art and Collectibles with No Reserves.     Lambertville, NJ: Rago Auctions is holding a 1300+ lot Unreserved Auction over two days, Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 10 a.m.  None of the lots have reserves, meaning that the high bid – no matter how low – wins the lot.  On Saturday, look for 550 lots of Early 20th c. design decorative arts and furnishings, with pottery by Fulper, George Ohr and Rookwood,...

Oscar Bach Cast Bronze Patinated Bacchus Chandelier.

Important Connecticut Estate To Be Auctioned By Clarke Jan. 5th.

Released: January 3, 2014

               When it comes to auction houses evaluating the contents of an estate, it is usually the case that the majority of an estate’s items will not make the cut. On January 5th, Clarke Auction will hold a sale representing a Connecticut estate that is the exception to the rule.                The many items from the 12,000 square foot Northern Connecticut collector’s estate not only represent the collector’s distinguished eye, but also decades of acquisition.  The q...

Martin Brothers Bird Tobacco Jar


Released: December 20, 2013

Rago Arts and Auction Center announces its auction schedule for winter/spring 2014.   Rago Unreserved: Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, 2014. Over 1300 lots of unreserved property, where the high bid, no matter how low, wins the lot. On Saturday, look for Early 20th c. design decorative arts and furnishings, with pottery by Fulper, George Ohr and Rookwood, furnishings by Stickley and Limbert, Scandinavian furniture & fittings, glass by Tiffany and Galle, artwork by Chagall and Dali. Unreserved modern pieces will be sold on Sunday, including furnishings by N...

Butchoff Antiques, Painted Wardrobe constructed in mahogany in the Louis XVIth manner, circa 1890

Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show Announces Participating Dealers

Released: December 12, 2013

All space has been committed for the 2014 Show. The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show announces the following list of premier dealers that will showcase their collections over Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 14-18 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. After ten successful years, The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, under the leadership of President/CEO, Scott Diament, releases the 2014 list of 180 leading international exhibitors.   “We are extremely proud of the international galleries and exhibitors that will be participating in the 201...

Lot 1238, Myochin School Iron Articulated Snake, Sold for: $195,750.

Rago’s December 2013 Estate, Jewelry, Silver and Coin Auctions Bring the Year to a Close with $3.8 Million in Sales

Released: December 11, 2013

Tiffany & Co. Japanesque mixed metal centerpiece sells for $117,750. Myochin School iron articulated snake sells for $195,750.   Lambertville, NJ:  Rago Arts and Auction Center ended the year in spectacular style with a three day sale that totaled $3,814,469 (reflects buyer’s premium of 25%). “This weekend’s results speak to Rago’s strength with property other than the 20th c. material for which David Rago is best known. It was entirely satisfying to succeed for the Tenaglia family, whose property formed the nucleus of the auction. That property soared above its...

Blossom Garland by Christine Mackellar

CHRISTINE MACKELLAR EXHIBITS HER GARDEN-INPSIRED JEWELRY AT THE FIRST AMERICAN FINE CRAFT SHOW BROOKLYN, DECEMBER 14-15, BROOKLYN MUSEUM BEAUX-ARTS COURT: The Brooklyn-based artisan addresses the popularity of Brooklyn for artists and the borough’s renaissance

Released: December 5, 2013

Christine Mackellar, a jeweler, is one of 90 artisan and artist-exhibitors at the first American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn, December 14-15, at the landmark Brooklyn Museum’s Beaux-Arts Court. Her studio is in Brooklyn’s Gowanus section where she appreciates the special quality of the light essential both to the success of her garden and to her husband’s work: He’s a painter. “One reason we both live and work in Brooklyn is my garden which has a huge influence on my work; I have to get my hands into soil,” said Mackellar. In a way the borough also has impact, “in the sense that so many...

"America!" by Philip Hazard, mixed media, Zenith Gallery,

FIRST ANNUAL AMERICAN FINE CRAFT SHOW BROOKLYN TO FILL BROOKLYN MUSEUM BEAUX-ARTS COURT WITH FINE GIFTS, FASHION AND ART: December 14-15--90 jury-selected artisans and artists from Kings County and around the country exhibit work to enhance homes and wardrobes year 'round

Released: December 2, 2013

For the first time the American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn will crown the holiday season with 90 exhibits of handmade fine crafts and art for sale from Brooklyn artisans and artists as well as others from around the country in the landmark Brooklyn Museum Beaux-Arts Court December 14-15, 2013. “Whimsy, such as Nancy Kubale’s ceramic figures or Victoria Varga’s jewelry and novel fashion accents--ingenious boot cuffs of recycled materials by Look at Me Designs—will join hand thrown porcelain dinnerware, magical glass, decorative accents as well as fashion-forward tops to brighten your holid...

Lot 2019, Tiffany & Co.  Renaissance Revival Quatrefoil Brooch.  $6,000-8,000.

Crowds Expected for One-of-a-Kind Estate Silver, Bronzes, Decorative Arts, Militaria and a Brilliant Day of Jewelry, Watches and Gems at Rago's December 6-8 Auction.

Released: November 15, 2013

On December 6, 7 and 8, Rago Arts and Auction Center holds its annual three-day Great Estates auction. This year's sale centers on a single-owner collection of superlative silver, decorative arts, folk art, furnishings, bronzes, Asian and militaria from the Estate of dealer Tony Tenaglia, enriched by a day of jewelry, watches and gems, as well as a selection of silver and coins from multiple sellers.   "Tony Tenaglia was known for an uncanny ability to source singular, valuable property," said Miriam Tucker, Managing Partner at Rago. "His family laughs that, while he loved them ...

SCHLEETER, Howard.  Oil Glaze, "Campo Santo." Sold for $13,420.

Art Suprised and Diamonds Shined at Clarke Auction's October 27th Sale.

Released: November 5, 2013

In the fine art selection, a Howard Schleeter oil glaze entitled “Campo Santo” garnered a surprising amount of interest directly before the sale and brought nearly 15 times the high estimate of $900 with a selling price of $13,420. Even more impressive was the verso label dating it to 1941 with an original price tag of $25. Clarke art specialist Nelia Moore, who directly handled the consignment of the painting, was pleased with the outcome saying, “We knew this was an important regional painting but we did not anticipate such aggressive bidding from collectors and dealers across the countr...

Picabia, Oil on Canvas.

Clarke Auction To Showcase Impressive Array of Lots October 27th.

Released: October 25, 2013

To begin the sale, Clarke will present an impressive selection of estate fresh fine art and prints. The featured lot will be a historically and artistically valuable work by Parisian artist Francis Picabia. The oil on canvas Parisian scene entitled “Ponte Marie” is a fine example of the artist’s transitional period in post-impressionism shortly before his involvement in the Dada movement. The work was executed between 1902 and 1908 and has an estimate of $15,000 to $25,000. Several modernist works come to market at Clarke on October 27th as well, including three works by jazz musician a...

Gustavian console table with marble top


Released: October 8, 2013

Catch a fallen star at this year’s Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair which takes place from Friday 11 until Sunday 13 October 2013 at Esher Hall, Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey KT10 9AJ.    Discover the glamour of Russian and Oriental textiles and carpets, antique and designer jewellery, Art Deco pieces, country and period antique furniture, 18th & 19th century Swedish furniture and decorative items, contemporary and traditional sculpture and paintings, books and original book illustrations,  glass, silver, clocks and objets ...


Released: October 14, 2013

The Palm Beach Show Group is excited to announce the acquisition of the Antiques, Art & Design at the Armory Show, renowned as the AVENUE Show, from Manhattan Media. The prestigious and respected event is New York’s oldest and longest running show.   The Palm Beach Show Group, headquartered in Palm Beach County, FL, currently owns and produces nine other internationally acclaimed art, antique and jewelry shows, each highly celebrated for its world class participating dealers, exceptional merchandise and high production quality.   With shows in Los Angeles, Dal...

Installation “Digital Being” by Taezo Park,


Released: October 8, 2013

In its fourth year, Contemporary Art Fair NYC producers Joanna and Richard Rothbard have invited installation artists to exhibit gargantuan works and a Woodstock-inspired peace exhibit as well as pottery and weaving instructors to the concurrent American Fine Craft Show NYC. “We are intrigued by the work of these award-winning installation artists who traditionally don’t exhibit at such venues,” said Richard Rothbard. “We invited them to share how they captivate by their approach to light and space and the passion they apply to their installations.” “Plato’s Cave” is a 2,500 square foot...