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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 8, 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 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...


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 4, 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 2, 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...


Hieronymus Bosch, The Owl's Nest, c.  1505/1515 pen and brown ink on paper, laid down Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Rare Netherlandish Drawings on Loan From Rotterdam Unveiled at National Gallery of Art, Washington; Drawings by Hieronymus Bosch Among Stunning Works

Released: September 29, 2017

Washington, DC—Rotterdam's historic Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen holds one of the finest collections of Netherlandish master drawings. In a special presentation of this collection at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, some 100 works explore the many functions of drawings, from preparatory studies for paintings and designs for prints to finished works of art. On view from October 8, 2017, through January 7, 2018, Bosch to Bloemaert: Early Netherlandish Drawings from the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam includes landscapes, portraits, biblical scenes, and historical and mytho...


Cosmè Tura, Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, 1470s miniature on vellum National Gallery of Art, Washington, Rosenwald Collection

Prints of La Verna Explore Franciscan Imagery at the National Gallery of Art, February 25 through July 8, 2018

Released: November 16, 2017

Washington, DC—One of the most innovative Italian books of the early baroque period, the Descrizione del Sacro Monte della Vernia, published in 1612, illustrates the experiences of Saint Francis and the buildings of the Franciscan community at La Verna. Drawing from the Gallery's rich holdings of works with Franciscan imagery, Heavenly Earth: Images of Saint Francis at La Verna contextualizes this publication alongside some 30 traditional representations from the late 15th through the mid-18th century. Heavenly Earth will be on view on the ground floor of the West Building from February 25...


Lot 1 - Still Life by Severin Roesen

Bountiful Masterpieces at Gray's

Released: November 21, 2017

The 19th century Prussian immigrant Severin Roesen’s masterful American still life paintings feature the abundance of the new world’s bountiful harvest.  The vibrant colors of an autumnal yield of fruits, flowers and glasses of wine glow against a subdued background of dark greys and browns in the magnificent painting offered at lot 1 in Gray’s November 29th auction. Inspired by 17th century Dutch still life painters Roesen’s works are elegantly composed leading the eye across the overflowing table, leaving the viewer sated but hungry for more. Lot 2, also by Roesen, depicts a table filled...


Friends of Florence completes major restoration of Renaissance frescoes at Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata

Released: November 2, 2017

MAJOR RESTORATION PROJECT AT THE BASILICA OF THE SANTISSIMA ANNUNZIATA, FLORENCE COMPLETED BY FRIENDS OF FLORENCE  Renaissance frescoes and artwork by Florentine masters restored in the Cloister of the Vows Washington, DC…Friends of Florence and its partners celebrate the completion of a four-year restoration project at the Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata in Florence of twelve superb lunette frescoes, architectural elements, and marble statues in the Cloister of the Vows funded by the organization. The frescoes are by Florentine Renaissance masters Alessio Baldovinetti (1424‒99),...


Mix of Historic and Contemporary Ensures Success for 21st Annual Boston International Fine Art Show

Released: November 7, 2017

Boston, MA – Tony Fusco and Robert Four, Co-Producers of the Boston International Fine Art Show are thrilled to announce the success of the 21st annual event. Forty exhibitors from the United States, France, and the UK dazzled the weekend crowds with a strong mixture of historic and contemporary works on offer. An elegant gala preview sponsored by Yvel, the internationally known jewelry company from Israel and Boston’s own Cutting Edge Homes Architects + Builders drew close to 400 attendees on Thursday, October 19 to start the show. Throughout the weekend six special programs were offere...


David Hockney Featured in Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Art Auction November 9

David Hockney Featured in Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Art Auction November 9

Released: November 6, 2017

Richmond Hill, ON – A David Hockney oil on canvas and a slew of modern paintings feature heavily in 888 Auctions’ Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Furniture auction on November 9, 2017. Furthermore, with the drop in temperature and the mad dash towards the holiday season, 888 Auctions is proud to feature a quality offering of jewelry and Asian art for the discerning collector.   54 Modern paintings, lead the way in the November 9 sale. Highlighting the list of paintings is Lot 84, a David Hockney (b. 1937) oil on canvas painting featuring quite possibly the most famous of his subjects: ...


The Canterbury Pilgrims.  Oxford: The Alley Workshops, circa 1925.

41st Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, Nov 10-12

Released: November 3, 2017

BOSTON, MA – The annual fall gathering for booklovers, the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair returns to the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s beautiful Back Bay for its 41st year, November 10-12, 2017. More than 120 dealers from the United States, Argentina, Australia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and Russia will exhibit and sell a vast selection of rare, collectible and antiquarian books, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, maps, atlases, modern first editions, photographs, and fine and decorative prints.    Special events at this year’s Fair includ...


Saint Jerome, about 1605-6.  Caravaggio (Italian, 1571-1610).  Oil on canvas.  Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo–Galleria Borghese.

'Caravaggio: Masterpieces from the Galleria Borghese' to Open in California

Released: October 30, 2017

The J. Paul Getty Museum will host a rare exhibition of three celebrated works by the great Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), on loan from the Galleria Borghese in Rome, home to the largest collection of Caravaggio’s paintings in the world. Caravaggio: Masterpieces from the Galleria Borghese will be on view at the Getty Center from November 21, 2017 through February 18, 2018.             According to Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, “These three masterpieces are among Caravaggio’s best-known paintings, and we are extremely grateful to the ...

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Lot 51.  John Singer Sargent, "Candelabra with Roses," oil, 21 x 16 in., Est.  $50,000-100,000

Grogan & Company Celebrates Thirty Years

Released: October 30, 2017

Grogan & Company is delighted to mark their 30th year of serving New England families with the sale of their fine art, jewelry, and antiques with their November 5th auction, which features a well-curated selection of 337 lots of fine art, jewelry, and decorative art. Works by notable artists such as John Singer Sargent, Milton Avery, William McGregor Paxton, Aiden Lassell Ripley, and Aldro Hibbard are accompanied by jewelry by venerable designers Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, David Webb, Patek Philippe, Tiffany & Co., and Burle Marx against the backdrop of important silver and d...


Oil on canvas portrait from the Circle of Sir Thomas Beech (Br., 1738-1806), titled Miss Ann Congreve with Three Children (1780), signed and dated (est.  $8,000-$12,000).

Oil painting from the Circle of Sir Thomas Beech (Br., 1738-1806) will be auctioned Nov. 11

Released: October 30, 2017

ATLANTA, Ga. – The estate of Thomas Ruben Jones (1929-2014), a prominent Atlanta businessman, patron of the arts and avid lifelong collector of 18th and 19th century American and European antiques, fine art and decorative arts, will be sold without reserve on Saturday, November 11th, on-site at Mr. Jones’ former plantation estate in north Georgia, at 11 am Eastern.   For security reasons, the address of the estate won’t be revealed until the week before the sale. It has a 30513 zip code, however, and out-of-town guests are encouraged to secure lodging in either Blue Ridge or Ellijay, G...


Old Master portrait of an artist from the Circle of Caspar Nescher (Heidelberg, 1639-1684, The Hague), half-length, 16.5 inches by 13.5 inches, signed (est.  $10,000-$20,000).

Old Master oil portraits attributed to Caspar Nescher and Nicolaes Maes will be in Nye's Nov. 1st auction

Released: October 25, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nye & Company Auctioneers’ upcoming Fall Estate Treasures Auction on Wednesday, November 1st, will feature French furniture and decorative items from a private collection on Park Avenue in New York City, a large group of American Aesthetic Movement furniture and decorations from a former Manhattan dealer, and a pair of Old Master oil paintings.   Some other items in the auction – 123 lots of the 818 up for bid – will be sold to help fund the restoration of buildings and water features at Greenwood Gardens, an historic mansion home and the 28 acres of cultivated g...


Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475–1564).  Studies for the Three Labors of Hercules, ca.  1530.  Red chalk, 10 11/16 x 16 5/8 in.  (27.2 x 42.2 cm).  Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017, www.royalcollection.org.uk

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer

Released: October 23, 2017

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from November 13, 2017, through February 12, 2018, will present a stunning range and number of works by the artist: 128 of his drawings, 3 of his marble sculptures, his earliest painting, and his wood architectural model for a chapel vault. A substantial body of complementary works by his teachers, associates, pupils, and artists who were influenced by him or who worked in collaboration with him will also be displayed for comparison and context. A towering genius in the history of Western art, Michelan...


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