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Oil on canvas painting signed by Wilson Irvine (Am., 1869-1936), titled The Fourth of July, Essex, Connecticut (est.  $10,000-$20,000).

Oil on canvas painting signed by Wilson Irvine (Am., 1869-1936) will be part of Nye & Company's June 6-7 auction

Released: May 21, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – A two-day Estate Treasures Auction featuring numerous treasures pulled from prominent estates and collections, will be held Wednesday and Thursday, June 6th and 7th, by Nye & Company Auctioneers, online and in the firm’s gallery located at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield. The auction catalog will appear online May 23rd, at www.nyeandcompany.com, as well as the two online bidding platforms www.LiveAuctioneers.com and www.Invaluable.com.   Start times both days will be 10 am Eastern. The Wednesday, June 6th session will be a live auction. The following day will be a ...


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...


James Lynwood Palmer (British, 1868-1941) Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt Arriving At Brighton, Driving his Coach "Venture," 1909.

Property of Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman, Alfred G. Vanderbilt, and Norman and Lili Israel Highlight Doyle’s May 23 Auction

Released: May 16, 2018

On Wednesday, May 23 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of English and Continental Furniture and Decorative Arts, including Old Master Paintings and Drawings. The sale presents a broad selection of furniture and decorations, including Georgian silver, porcelain, mirrors, clocks, chandeliers, tapestries and rugs. Old Master paintings and drawings will offer landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance to the 19th century. A special section of the sale is devoted to property from the Estate of Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman. Wendy was born in...


Untitled oil on canvas painted in the manner of Jean-Michel Basquiat (Am., 1960-1988), 36.25 inches by 29 inches, unframed, signed and dated 1983 (est.  $20,000-$30,000).

In the Manner Of -- a new art auction house offering just attributions -- will hold its first online sale May 17th

Released: May 08, 2018

FRANKLIN, Mass. – A new specialty art auction house that deals exclusively in antique and vintage artworks created in the styles of master artists will hold its inaugural internet-only sale on Thursday, May 17th, with a live webcast that begins at 5:30 pm Eastern time. The firm is appropriately named In the Manner Of, and the catalog for the initial sale is online now – at www.IntheMannerOf.com.   Internet bidding is also being facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com. The 143-lot auction is filled with names that will be familiar to even casual fine art observers, such as Andy Warhol, Vince...


SAVE THE DATE • 38TH ANNUAL BALTIMORE ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW

Released: May 07, 2018

 SAVE THE DATE 38TH ANNUAL BALTIMORE ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2018  •  Labor Day Weekend Baltimore Show kicks off its 38th edition at the Baltimore Convention Center, Downtown at the Inner Harbor. More than 350 exhibitors from over 25 countries and 30,000 attendees anticipated.   ABOUT:  38th ANNUAL BALTIMORE ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW Already considered one of the largest international art, antique & jewelry shows in the United States, with 30,000 attendees last year, the Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show continues to expand i...


ARABESQUE, by ROBERT MOTHERWELL

Modern and Contemporary Art Sales Abound at Second Edition of TEFAF New York Spring

Released: May 06, 2018

The second edition of TEFAF New York Spring opened on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the historic Park Avenue Armory, following a packed preview day on Thursday, May 3. In the first two days, the Fair saw the attendance of major collectors and international institutions, resulting in significant sales across the Fair. The opening coincided with the launch of the TEFAF Art Market Report: Art Dealer Finance written by Anders Petterson of ArtTactic. Focused on art dealer finance, the report is the first survey of its kind, and the second edition of TEFAF’s new in-depth reports that concentrate on a v...


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 ...


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...


David Hockney, Celia Observing

HOCKNEY, CLOSE & KATZ: CONTEMPORARY MASTERS OF PORTRAITURE AT CLARKE’S APRIL 22ND AUCTION

Released: April 12, 2018

Clarke’s April 22nd auction is highlighted by a single owner collection of contemporary prints and paintings by such renowned artists as Jim Dine, David Hockney, Alex Katz, Chuck Close and Robert Vickery. Works by distinguished 19th and early 20th century American and European artists round out the sale. Of note is David Hockney’s Celia Observing, a rare 1976 color etching and aquatint ($6,000/$9,000), depicting the fabric designer Celia Birtwell with an intense gaze, seated before a large portrait. Celia, Hockney’s long-time muse, is perhaps most famously portrayed in the large-scale do...


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...


The top lot of the sale was this stylized rendering of the iconic Chanel No.  5 perfume bottle ($32,400).

Three artworks attributed to Andy Warhol sell for a combined $50,400 at Woodshed Art Auctions

Released: March 22, 2018

FRANKLIN, Mass. – Three artworks attributed to Pop Art icon Andy Warhol (Am., 1928-1987) – stylized renditions of the products Chanel No. 5 and Absolut Vodka, plus one of Elvis Presley as a gun-toting cowboy – combined for a little more than $50,000 in an online fine art auction titled Private Art Collections & Estate Discoveries held March 15th by Woodshed Art Auctions.   Chanel No. 5 was the top earner in the 163-lot sale, selling for $32,400 (with buyer’s premium). The gouache, watercolor and ink on paper work was signed lower center and verso. It was also marked with the stamp ...


The top lot of the auction was this massive 19th century Chinese archaic poem scroll painting, 24 feet wide by 29 inches tall ($72,500).

Massive 24-foot-wide Chinese poem scroll painting soars to $72,500 at Bruneau & Co.'s March 3rd auction

Released: March 16, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – A gigantic 19th century Chinese archaic poem scroll painting – 24 feet wide by 29 inches tall – sailed past its estimate of $800-$1,200 to command $72,500 at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ March 3rd Antiques, Fine Art & Asian Arts auction, held online and at the firm’s Cranston gallery. The buyer was an in-house Asian bidder acting as a broker for overseas buyers.   About 18 feet of the scroll’s 24-foot image area comprised the painted landscape. Other features included several chops and collection seals along the borders of bold calligraphy. Some creasing and foxi...


Guido Cagnacci (1601–1663), Italy, The Death of Cleopatra, circa 1660–62, oil on canvas, Pinacoteca di Brera, 2341

Cincinnati Art Museum presents Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death, starting March 23

Released: February 15, 2018

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Art Museum is pleased to announce Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death on view March 23–July 22, 2018. This free special feature brings together a select group of Italian Baroque paintings for the first time: three works by Guido Cagnacci and one by Bernardo Strozzi. Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death will introduce museum visitors to the seventeenth-century painter Guido Cagnacci. The centerpiece of the special feature is the oil on canvas Death of Cleopatra (1660-62) on loan from the Pinacoteca de Brera (Brera Paintings Gallery) in Milan, Italy. The specia...


Untitled skeleton head painting attributed to Jean-Michel Basquiat (Am., 1960-1988), unframed and artist signed, 12 inches by 22 inches ($37,500).

Basquiat and Warhol share the spotlight in Woodshed Art Auctions' online-only fine art auction, Feb. 1st

Released: February 12, 2018

FRANKLIN, Mass. – It’s fitting that the top two lots in Woodshed Art Auctions’ internet only fine art auction held February 1st were claimed by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. Not only were the two arguably the kings of the New York Pop Art scene of the 1980s, they currently occupy first and second place for most ever paid for an artwork by an American artist at auction.   Warhol held the record for several years when his 1963 canvas titled Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) sold for $104.5 million at an auction held in 2013 at Sotheby’s in New York. But in May of last year, Basq...


Anthony van Dyck, Charles I, 1635-6.  Oil on canvas.  84.4 x 99.4 cm.  RCIN 404420.  Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017.

'Charles I: King and Collector' Opens This Week at the Royal Academy of Arts

Released: January 22, 2018

In January 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts, in partnership with Royal Collection Trust, will present Charles I: King and Collector, a landmark exhibition that will reunite one of the most extraordinary and influential art collections ever assembled. During his reign, Charles I (1600-1649) acquired and commissioned exceptional masterpieces from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century, including works by Van Dyck, Rubens, Holbein, Titian and Mantegna, amongst others. Charles I was executed in 1649 and just months later the collection was offered for sale and dispersed across Europe. Altho...


Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer at the Met.

Met's Michelangelo Exhibition Attracts 500,000 Visitors, Closes Feb. 12

Released: January 22, 2018

Attendance at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's acclaimed exhibition Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer topped the milestone mark of 500,000 visitors over the weekend.In the nine weeks since it opened on November 13, 2017, the exhibition has attracted an average of approximately 7,000 people per day. The number represents more than one-third of the total attendance at The Met Fifth Avenue during the same time period. The exhibition is on view through February 12—just 22 more days, counting today. To celebrate the milestone, on Sunday morning a catalogue of the exhibition was pres...


Fabergé Silver Samovar, Moscow, 1908-1917, Coat of arms of the Berdyaev family.  Est.  $35,000-55,000

Russian Works of Art, Old Master Paintings, and English and Continental Furnture at Doyle

Released: January 23, 2018

On Wednesday, January 31 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of Russian Works of Art in New York. The sale will be presented as a special section of a larger auction comprising English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts and Old Master Paintings. Highlighting the sale is Property from the Descendants of Russian Grand Duke George Mikhailovich (1863-1919), grandson of Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855), and his wife Princess Marie Georgievna (1876-1940), née Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark, daughter of King George I (1845-1913). Having remained in the family over the course ...


Adrian Sassoon

TEFAF New York Spring Adds 24 New Exhibitors to May Edition

Released: January 21, 2018

On the heels of the acclaimed second edition of TEFAF New York Fall, TEFAF announces the 2018 exhibitor list for TEFAF New York Spring.  91 exhibitors—including 24 new participants— will take part in the second iteration of the Fair, which launched in May 2017. The Fair is dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design and takes place at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City from May 4 to 8, 2018.   New York is the unparalleled global center for modern and contemporary art and TEFAF is proud to offer collectors such a strong line up of leading international galleries, building on th...


Orazio Gentileschi (Pisa 1563– London 1639) The Crowning with Thorns, Oil on canvas 410 x 515 cm.  (16 x 20 in.)

With New Partners and Expanded Purview, Master Drawings New York Returns to the Upper East Side in January

Released: January 08, 2018

Master Drawings New York (MDNY) returns to the Upper East Side for its twelfth year from Saturday, January 27, 2018 to Saturday, February 3, 2018, at a time when all eyes are on the Old Masters market. Still the pre-eminent international showcase for fine drawings, even as its purview extends for the first time to paintings and sculpture, a reconfigured MDNY showcases art from the 15th to the 21th centuries. Twenty-one art dealers will participate (ten are new to the show) including Agnew’s and Naumann Fine Art, Colnaghi, Anthony Grant and Tomasso Brothers Fine Art. The individual exhibi...


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 08, 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...


Oil on board painting by Wayne Thiebaud (Am., b.  1920), titled Lollipop Tree (1969), signed and dated ($1.08 million).

Oil on board painting by Wayne Thiebaud soars to $1.08 million at Nadeau's New Year's Day auction

Released: January 04, 2018

WINDSOR, Conn. – Only a few times has an item ever sold for over $1 million at a Connecticut auction, but this very rare feat was accomplished on January 1st when an oil on board painting by Wayne Thiebaud (American, b. 1920), titled Lollipop Tree, soared to $1.08 million at Nadeau’s Auction Gallery’s annual New Year’s Day auction. The sale price includes the buyer’s premium. With a pre-sale estimate of $400,000-$800,000, the painting was easily the auction’s expected top lot, but what wasn’t expected was the fact that it finished at more than $200,000 beyond even the high figure. The co...


La Surprise, ca.  1718, Jean Antoine Watteau (French, 1684 – 1721).  Oil on panel.  36.3 x 28.2 cm.  The J.  Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

The J. Paul Getty Museum Presents Michelangelo to Degas: Major New Acquisitions

Released: January 02, 2018

In July 2017, the J. Paul Getty Museum announced one of the most important acquisitions in its history: sixteen major drawings and an exquisite painting by Jean Antoine Watteau. Michelangelo to Degas: Major New Acquisitions, presents these newly acquired works to the public from January 17–April 22, 2018 at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center. “This latest acquisition has been the most transformative ever in the history of the Department of Drawings, bringing into the collection a number of extremely rare masterpieces by some of the greatest artists of the Renaissance through th...


The sale's expected top lot is this bronze sculpture by Mexican-born realist Enrique Alferez (La./Tex., 1901-9999), titled The Bather (1983), 8.25 inches tall (est.  $10,000-$15,000).

Bronze sculpture by Mexican-born American realist Enrique Alferez (1901-1999) will headline Bruneau & Co.'s Jan. 6 auction

Released: December 28, 2017

CRANSTON, R.I. – Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will ring in the new year in grand fashion with a 379-lot Winter Antiques & Fine Arts Auction on Saturday, January 6th, featuring fine items pulled from several prominent New England homes. The sale will be held online as well as in Bruneau & Co.’s gallery located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, beginning at 11 am Eastern.   Kicking off the auction will be 100 lots of fine art from several estates, including pieces from a gentleman’s collection out of Dorchester, Mass. Art will be followed by 19th and 20th century decorative arts,...


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...


Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528), Christ Carrying the Cross, from the Engraved Passion series, 1512.  Engraving on paper.  Museum purchase through the Champion & Partners Acquisition Prize in Honour of Richard Hamilton (2017)

Krannert Art Museum Wins Richard Hamilton Acquisition Prize, adds 16th-century Print to Collection

Released: November 30, 2017

Krannert Art Museum has added a 16th-century print by Albrecht Dürer – one of the world’s most skilled engravers – to its collection, thanks to an acquisition prize that provided funds for the purchase. The museum was awarded the 2017 Richard Hamilton Acquisition Prize, given by the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA). Krannert Art Museum is the first academic art museum to receive the prize since it was established in 2012. The prize provides $10,000 – funded by Champion & Partners, a Boston-based executive search firm – to be used at the IFPDA Print Fair in New Yor...


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