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Rago Auctions Announces Its Fall 2014 Auction Schedule

Released: July 9, 2014

RAGO AUCTIONS ANNOUNCES ITS FALL 2014 AUCTION SCHEDULE   Great Estates: Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13, 2014   Estate auctions bring a broad selection of exceptional, fresh-to-market American, English and Continental property from the Northeast’s fine homes, collectors and estates. Furniture; porcelains and glass; sculpture; mirrors; clocks; lighting; historic art; rugs; fine and monumental silver and plate; and coins and currency. Styles from the early Renaissance and Baroque to the Belle Époque, as well as the Chippendale, Federal, Victorian and Ren...


Helen Drutt

Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk on Contemporary Craft by Doyenne Helen Drutt on June 10.

Released: June 3, 2014

Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk on Contemporary Craft by Doyenne Helen Drutt on June 10.   Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Tuesday, June 10 that features Helen Drutt, a leading authority on contemporary craft, speaking as "A Passionate Observer” at 6 pm. The talk takes place during the preview week for Rago's 20th C. Decorative Arts and Design Auctions.   Helen Drutt is a gallerist, author, lecturer, curatorial consultant and collector, acknowledged for introducing American contemporary craft internationall...


Lot 29: Eugune Boudin, one of two oils in the June 8th auction.

BOUDIN PAINTINGS FEATURED IN GROGAN’S JUNE AUCTION

Released: May 27, 2014

Dedham, MA:  On Sunday, June 8th, Grogan and Company will conduct their annual spring auction featuring over 700 lots from various estates and collections.  Collectors will be treated to a wide array of offerings including Fine Art, Jewelry, Silver, Furniture, Decorative Works of Art, and Oriental Rugs.  The sale will begin with American and European Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Sculptures.  Highlights include two oils by French painter Eugene Boudin.  Considered one of the founders of the Impressionist movement, Boudin is credited with introducing Claude Mon...


Jim Keller, left, in his booth with a visitor at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC in May 2014

MOST ARTISTS AT THE CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR NYC WORK ON MULTIPLE PIECES SIMULTANEOUSLY BUT THE MUSE INSPIRES THEM AT DIFFERENT TIMES

Released: May 13, 2014

The Tunnel in Chelsea was filled with artists at last weekend's Contemporary Art Fair NYC so we took advantage of the unusual situation--most major art fairs are populated with galleries, not independent established and emerging artists—to ask a few questions. The chance to learn more about how some of the artists work—and when--was both tempting and fruitful. Most work on more than one piece at a time and they prefer to—or do—work at all hours of day and night. We asked 14 exhibitors--a mix of fine artists and sculptors, a photographer, furniture maker and jeweler—if they work on one p...


“Yellow Line Explosion” by Stacey Elder in acrylic, latex, pouring gel medium, spray paint, ink, fabric paint, and yarn on canvas.

HIGHLIGHTS OF WHAT EARLY BIRDS TO THE CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR NYC WILL PREVIEW ON MAY 8

Released: May 6, 2014

The early birds at an art fair get best pick. Visitors to the Contemporary Art Fair NYC Preview on Thursday, May 8 from 4pm to 8pm at The Tunnel in Chelsea will be the first to see the work of 100 established and emerging functional and fine artists as well as installation artists, curated by co-founders and directors Joanna and Richard Rothbard. Among them are:   Kim Carlino, from Easthampton, Mass., who painted “Cosmological Formations,” series IV, III in watercolor and ink on yupo. http://www.kimcarlinoart.com/. In a more representational style Peiliang Jin, whose studio is...


"Thirty Pounds Lime" by Ellie Murphy

FIVE INSTALLATION ARTISTS STRUT THEIR STUFF AT THE

Released: May 5, 2014

In addition to the 100 fine and functional artists exhibiting their work at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC, May 8-11, three installation artists, one interdisciplinary performance artist and a flying artist will demonstrate their moving art. Ellie Murphy's large yarn sculptures center on notions of cultural and personal nostalgia. She combines references to crafts, folk motifs and Americana from her childhood in 1970s Kansas with aspects of modern, conceptual, multicultural and feminist art. The Ridgewood, Queens-based artist uses the process of creating as a way of playing with the unin...


“Ardyh” by Elizabeth Krall

ARTISTS AT THE CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR NYC MAY 8-11 WHOSE ROUTE TO ART WAS CIRCUITOUS

Released: May 1, 2014

Some of the artists exhibiting at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC postponed their passion to create and only in time focused on their work, came to it by a circuitous route or followed other paths simultaneously. Nevertheless the drive to paint, sculpt or take photographs ultimately prevailed. They will exhibit their work--with that of 100 artists in all--at The Tunnel in Chelsea May 8-11. Elizabeth Krall majored in psychology and minored in fine art at Trinity College. A social worker at first, eventually she made the transition to painting. She subsequently earned a M.A.L.S. in studio a...


"Awaiting the Storm," photograph by Jacquelyn Etling

CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR NYC MAY 8-11 EXHIBITS THE PASSIONS OF TREND-SETTING FINE ARTISTS, SCLUPTORS AND PAINTERS

Released: April 28, 2014

Passions that inspire some of the 100 exhibitors at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC May 8-11 at The Tunnel in Chelsea range from music, entertainment and politics to world travel, history, landscapes and a mission to achieve life balance. Their work will be part of a citywide art celebration taking place concurrently with Frieze New York. This satellite art fair, in its fifth year, joins at least 10 others. About his paintings George Pali identifies the prominence of music and instruments as art objects. The Stamford, Conn.-based artist spent eight years in music school learning violin an...


“Like Magnets in a River,” by Max Gleason, oil paint, enamel and gold paint pen.  48"x34"

PHILOSOPHY AND MEDITATION IMPACT THE WORK OF ARTISTS AT THE CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR NYC MAY 8-11

Released: April 24, 2014

Meditation and profound philosophical thinking inspire and influence much of art. Four exhibitors at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC, May 8-11, running concurrently with Frieze NY and some 10 other satellite shows, share the concepts behind their work. Michael Alfano's figurative and surrealistic sculptures "convey philosophical ideas and abstract concepts," according to his website, http://www.michaelalfano.com. "When I dig into the clay, I pull out a vision that previously existed nowhere but inside my head, or some other place I don't know but am in touch with." Look carefully at the p...


"The Mandala C," by sculptor Herb Rosenberg

ARTISTS' UNUSUAL TECHNIQUES ELECTRIFY THE CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR NYC, MAY 8-11 AT THE TUNNEL IN CHELSEA

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--http://herb-rosenberg.com/. 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.  http://www.KinoGuerin.com

SCULPTURE INSPIRES FURNITURE & JEWELRY AT THE CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR NYC AND TAKES A PROMINENT PLACE AMONG FEATURED ARTISTS: At The Tunnel in Chelsea, May 8-11, the art fair runs concurrent with Frieze NY

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.  http://www.michaelalfano.com

2014 CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR NYC, MAY 8-11, COINCIDES WITH FRIEZE NY SHOWCASING BOTH FINE AND FUNCTIONAL ART

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

ROCKWELL’S FIREFIGHTER TO HIGHLIGHT GROGAN AUCTION

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,

THE RETURN OF THE MAYFAIR ANTIQUES & FINE ART FAIR

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

RAGO’S ANNOUNCES WINTER/SPRING 2014 AUCTION SCHEDULE

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...