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Lot 96 - Luba-Songye, Kifwebe Mask, Congo $100,000 - 150,000

TRIBAL ART, MUSEUM QUALITY ANTIQUES AND INTERIOR DESIGN TAKE CENTER STAGE IN RAGO'S OCTOBER AUCTIONS

Released: October 05, 2018

Lambertville, NJ - On October 19-21, Rago Auctions in Lambertville, NJ hosts three auctions that showcase both important and historic works of art and show-stopping design. This three-day auction series begins on Friday, October 19 with Tribal Art from the Collection of Allan Stone and Other Owners, featuring art from Africa, Oceania, Asia and the Americans. Remix: Classic + Contemporary, our semi-annual design sale, follows on Saturday. The auction on Sunday, October 21 is Autobiography of a Hoarder: The Collection of Martin Cohen, Part 1. It features American and European decorative ar...


Oil on canvas painting by Michelangelo Lovelace, Sr.  (Am., b.  1960), titled Stand Up and Be Counted, 48 inches by 45 inches, signed and dated “10/2008” lower right, signed verso (est.  $3,000-$5,000).

Artworks by prominent African-American artists will headline Gray's October 10th auction in Cleveland

Released: October 02, 2018

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A collection of fine art by prominent and important African-American artists will be a featured part of Gray’s Auctioneers’ upcoming Fine Art, Furniture, Jewelry & Decorative Art Auction planned for Wednesday, October 10th, online and in the firm’s gallery at 10717 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland, starting at 11 am Eastern time. Asian artworks and decorative pieces will also be offered.   For those unable to attend in person, online bidding will be available through GraysAuctioneers.com, and at LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone and absentee bids will a...


Don West, Eyes, Photograph

African-American Master Artists in Residence Selected to Show at Boston International Fine Art Show

Released: September 27, 2018

Boston, MA – The African-American Master Artists in Residence Program (AAMARP) has been invited to mount an exhibition at The Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS) October 18-21 at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts in the South End. Selected work from the artists on display will be for sale. The special exhibition is free with admission to the show. www.FineArtBoston.com   The AAMARP at Northeastern University was founded in 1977 by Dana Chandler and provides studio space for thirteen artists and an enriching environment for a diverse community through the arts. Through th...


THE FINE ART PRINT FAIR ANNOUNCES 2018 SPEAKERS FOR THE JORDAN SCHNITZER FAMILY FOUNDATION LECTURE

Released: September 11, 2018

New York, September 11, 2018 – The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) is pleased to announce the speakers for the 2018 Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation Lecture series. This year, the Fine Art Print Fair is delighted to welcome featured artist Christiane Baumgartner, who will be joined in conversation by Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jennifer Farrell.   Free and open to the public through the generous support of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, the artist in conversation series aims to honor and r...


ZORAN MUSIC Gorizia/Görz 1909 - 2005 Venedig MOTIVO DALMATA, 1952 
Oil on canvas, 13 x 16 inch (33 x 40.6 cm)


October Art Week Announces Its Roster of Blue-Chip Galleries on New York’s Upper East Side

Released: September 24, 2018

Coinciding with TEFAF New York and Christie’s Classic Art Week of auctions and selling exhibitions, the third edition of October Art Week will kick off on Thursday, October 25th. On that evening, from 5 to 9 p.m., more than a dozen of the world’s pre-eminent galleries will be hosting open houses and gallery receptions on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Open to the public and within walking distance from one another, the October Art Week events, which runs through November 1st, confer a festive atmosphere to the neighborhood and contributes to the overall excitement of autumn in New York. Pa...


Unbound book of Japanese woodblock accordion prints in uncut sheets, 110 in all, showing domestic scenes and landscapes, by Hiroshige and Kunisada (est.  $20,000-$40,000).

Objects from the East and West converge in Converse Auctions' online-only East Meets West auction, Oct. 5

Released: September 20, 2018

MALVERN, Pa. – Ten bucks is all it takes to participate in Converse Auctions’ online-only East Meets West Auction slated for Friday, October 5th, with live bidding set to begin at 10 am Eastern time. The auction is packed with 435 lots of fine American, European, African, Chinese and other Asian items.   Although the auction is online-only, the sale can be previewed in the Malvern gallery. Phone and absentee bids will be executed, in addition to live bidding on several auction platforms. People can register and bid online now via the Converse website (www.ConverseAuctions.com), as well...


Charles Woodbury, "Playing in the Waves", oil on canvas, 17" x 21.

22nd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show Features a Strong Showing from New and Returning Exhibitors

Released: August 22, 2018

Boston, MA – Tony Fusco and Robert Four are proud to announce the 22nd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show. Featuring the work of 40 galleries from across the U.S. this year’s Boston International Fine Art Show will offer original works of art that satisfy a wide array of collectors, tastes and price ranges. The show takes place October 18-21, opening with a Gala Preview to benefit the groundbreaking Art for Justice Fund on Thursday, October 18 at the Cyclorama Boston Center for the Arts. www.FineArtBoston.com. The Gala Preview is an elegant evening where attendees have first choic...


Fusion Art's Into the Wild Art Competition is Now Accepting Entries www.fusionartps.com

"Into the Wild" International Art Competition Announced by Fusion Art

Released: August 21, 2018

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting entries for its 8th International Quarterly Art Competition – Into the Wild. For this art competition, 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best work depicting wildlife. The wildlife theme includes any undomesticated animal species including any wild mammal, wild fish, wild bird or wild reptile. All artists, over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational or abstract wildlife art and photography. The exhibition will be hosted on Fusion Art’s websi...


Oil on canvas figural landscape painting by the Latvian-born German painter Johann Valters-Walter Kurau (1869-1932), in a gold gilt frame, 62.5 inches by 61.5 inches (est.  $50,000-$100,000).

Oil painting by Latvian-born German painter Johann Valters-Walter Kurau (1869-1932) will be in Helm Auction's July 7th online-only sale

Released: July 03, 2018

EL CAJON, Calif. – Helms Auction, Inc.’s Tribal & Native American Summer Shindig planned for this coming Saturday, July 7th, is packed with over 460 lots of Navajo weavings and Pueblo pottery; pre-Columbian artifacts; prehistoric arrowheads and other stone tools; Oceanic, African and Chinese tribal artifacts; 20th century Native American and Mexican jewelry items and more.   The online-only auction will begin promptly at 1:15 pm Eastern time. All lots may be viewed and bid on now, via the platforms LiveAuctioneers.com and iCollector.com, plus on the Helm Auction website, live.helma...


The Violin Player, 1623.  Dirck van Baburen (Dutch, c.  1592/3–1624).  Oil on canvas; 80.4 x 67.1 cm.  The Cleveland Museum of Art.

Cleveland Museum of Art Acquisitions Range From a Jolly Dutch Portrait to a Cool 1970s Work by Emma Amos

Released: June 18, 2018

Significant recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include The Violin Player, a 17th-century genre painting by Dirck van Baburen; a drawing by Johannes Stradanus, a Netherlandish artist at the Medici court in Florence; an important painting from 1973 by the African American artist Emma Amos; a masterfully carved and unique wooden Bow Stand of the Luba people of south-central Democratic Republic of Congo; and an exceptional, silver-gilt and enamel cigar box by Russian goldsmith Peter Carl Fabergé. Dirck van Baburen's The Violin Player is a superb example of Caravaggesque techn...


Installation by Jorge Luis Rodriguez

WEST HARLEM ART FUND RETURNS TO GOVERNOR’S ISLAND WITH THE EXHIBITION EARLY ENCOUNTERS

Released: May 25, 2018

New York, NY… The West Harlem Art Fund will present a mixed-media exhibition on Governor’s Island that focuses on the early encounters and interactions of the Lenape Indians, African slaves and European explorers (Dutch, African, Caribbean, French) on the island in 1624. Historically the island known as Pagganuck or (“Nut Island”) was bountiful with many tree species -- hickory, oak, and chestnut trees. And the island was used as a site for fishing among the Lenapes. The Dutch first settled on the island before moving to the island of Manahatta and forming the colony of New Amsterdam. ...


Clamra Celestin Tribal Art Dealer

WEST HARLEM ART FUND KICKS OFF PUBLIC PROGRAMMING WITH AFRICAN ART DEALER CLAMRA CELESTIN ON GOVERNOR’S ISLAND

Released: May 31, 2018

Colonel’s Row comes alive amidst its landmarked building and distressed interiors with art exhibitions. Presenting a modern response to the history of island, the West Harlem Art Fund returns with Early Encounters. The exhibition features several installations that focus on the early encounters and interactions of the Lenape Indians, African slaves and European explorers (Dutch, African, Caribbean, French) on the island in 1624. Kicking off their talk series, the West Harlem Art Fund begin with African art and noted tribal art collector Clamra Celestin. Clamra Celestin was born and rai...


BROWN ARTS INITIATIVE WELCOMES ACCLAIMED ARTIST JELILI ATIKU

Released: May 02, 2018

BROWN ARTS INITIATIVE WELCOMES ACCLAIMED ARTIST JELILI ATIKU First Artist Protection Fund Fellow in Residence at Brown University Artist Protection Fund is a program of the Institute of International Education Providence, RI…Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) at Brown University is hosting internationally renowned Nigerian multimedia artist Jelili Atiku, Brown’s first Artist Protection Fund Fellow. Atiku is serving as an assistant professor in the University’s Department of Africana Studies and a BAI artist-in-residence through 2018. Established by the New York-based Institute of Internat...


International Dealers Specializing in the Art of Traditional Cultures Gather in New York City for the Spring 2018 Madison Ancient and Tribal Art (MATA) Fair, May 11th - 13th, 2018, at the Arader Gallery, New York City.

Released: March 01, 2018

New York, NY. – The seventh annual spring Tribal Art Fair - Madison Ancient and Tribal Art (MATA), opens at the Arader Gallery on Manhattan’s upper east side on Friday, May 11th, 2018. Its final full-day is Sunday, May 13th, 2018. The opening reception will be held on Friday evening from 5pm - 8pm. This alliance of renowned international dealers specializing in the art of traditional cultures, will present an exhibition of select works of the highest quality. Works range from exceptional museum quality antique figurative and abstract sculpture, to ancient artifacts from the rich tribal cul...


Lot 55: Jacob Lawrence, 19.  Tension on the High Seas, tempera on board, 1956.  Estimate $75,000 to $100,000.

Rediscovered Jacob Lawrence Painting Comes to Swann Galleries

Released: March 15, 2018

Swann Galleries’ highly anticipated auction of African-American Fine Art on April 5 will offer superlative works by marquee artists, with fine mid-century paintings, contemporary art and important discoveries. Tension on the High Seas, the nineteenth panel from Jacob Lawrence’s 1954-56 series Struggle . . . From the History of the American People, depicts a British naval officer inspecting three bound and wounded captives seized from the American ship, the Chesapeake, in 1807, an incident which led directly to the War of 1812. The Struggle… series was envisioned as 60 illustrations for a...


Lot 190: Frederick Douglass, signed albumen cabinet card, by George Kendall Warren, circa 1879.  Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.

Poignant Letters in Swann Galleries' Printed & Manuscript African-Americana Auction

Released: March 12, 2018

Swann Galleries’ auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana on Thursday, March 29 sheds light on some of the darker moments in American history and provides crucial context for cultural sea changes, from abolition to the Civil Rights Movement. Setting the auction apart is a selection of documents concerning named individuals who are too often lost to history. First-person accounts of enslaved people rarely appear on the market because literacy was uncommon in the community. An archive of 1842-45 letters revealing multiple perspectives regarding a single incident includes a let...


World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean, Prita Meier and Allyson Purpura, eds., 2018.  © Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois on behalf of Krannert Art Museum

Krannert Art Museum Publishes World on the Horizon Catalogue

Released: February 28, 2018

Krannert Art Museum (KAM, kam.illinois.edu) has recently published an edited, multi-authored catalogue in conjunction with the groundbreaking exhibition World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean at the University of Illinois (illinois.edu). The 384-page volume is edited by the co-curators of the exhibition—Allyson Purpura, senior curator and curator of global African art at KAM, and Prita Meier, assistant professor of Art History at New York University. Focusing on eastern and central Africa and the western Indian Ocean world, the catalogue’s eighteen essays offer compel...


Prehistoric clay pot effigy of a human head, discovered in the Southeastern United States, 6.5 inches tall (est.  $1,000-$3,000).

Tribal and Native American artifacts from prehistoric to modern times in Helm Auction's online-only sale, April 14th

Released: February 28, 2018

EL CAJON, Calif. – More than 450 quality lots of tribal and Native American artifacts, spanning multiple categories and continents, will come up for bid in a Spring Fling online auction slated for Saturday, April 14th by Helm Auction, Inc. All lots may be viewed and bid on now, via the platforms LiveAuctioneers.com and iCollector.com, plus on Helm’s site, live.helmauction.com.   The auction features American Indian art, prints and paintings, prehistoric and pre-Colombian antiquities from North, Central and South America and Europe, to include arrowheads, axes, discoidals, birdstones, p...


Shanta Mingel, Kawandi (Quilt), Cotton and Other Textiles, 2005-6.

Brilliant Colorful Quilts from Descendants Of Africa In India Adorn Galleries of The Davis Museum

Released: February 05, 2018

A unique tradition of artful quilt making is displayed in Soulful Stitching: Patchwork Quilts by Africans (Siddis) in India, an exhibition of patchwork kawandi at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. The fourteen quilts in the exhibition were created by Siddi women of Karnataka, descendants of early African immigrants to South Asia and enslaved Africans brought to India’s west coast from the 16th-century. The exhibition will be on view in the Freedman Gallery from February 13 through June 10, 2018. While they have integrated many aspects of Indian cultures, Siddis have also retained an...


Bernard Hoyes acrylics on Canvas 60x40"

Bernard Hoyes Pops up at the River

Released: January 08, 2018

Hoyes exhibit at The River at Rancho Mirage. Opening Reception Friday, January 12th 2018, 6-8pm December 15, 2017-March 15th 2018. Gallery hours 4-8 Daily Palm Desert, CA - Visual artist Bernard Hoyes has pardnered with The River at Rancho Mirage, . www.theriveratranchomirage.com for a showing of his works in Space A-161. The River is Rancho Mirage’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination located in the heart of the Palm Springs Valley. Offering an extraordinary lineup of boutiques, award-winning restaurants and movie theatres, The River offers guests the perfect...


PORTRAIT

Released: January 05, 2018

PORTRAIT An Exhibition at Opera Gallery New York January 19 - February 8, 2018 To kick off 2018, Opera Gallery proudly presents an exhibition dedicated entirely to the art of portraiture in their flagship venue on New York’s Madison Avenue. Curated entirely from Opera Gallery’s global collection of works from galleries in London, Paris, Monaco, Geneva, Beirut, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Dubai, Miami and Aspen, this major exhibition runs from January 19 through February 8 at Opera Gallery New York, 791 Madison Avenue. A favored subject of artists throughout history, the port...


John Miller Howard, Still Life with Fruit, oil on canvas, 1967 Courtesy ASC Permanent Collection, ASC80.026.000

UAPB & ASC: Five Decades of Collaboration Opening Reception

Released: February 02, 2018

UAPB & ASC: Five Decades of Collaboration Curator, Dr. Lenore Shoults   The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), a historically Black college in existence for over 140 years, and the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas (ASC), which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018, have enjoyed decades of collaboration. This exhibition features artwork from ASC’s Permanent Collection by UAPB faculty and students.   Works on exhibit include pieces from each art department chairman: John Miller Howard, Henri Linton, and Danny Campbell. Faculty artists are Tarrence C...


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...


Art Africa Announcement

Art Africa 7th Edition BACK TO BLACK: No On /Off Ramps Set For Miami Art Week In Historic Overtown-December 5-10, 2017

Released: November 08, 2017

Historic Overtown Serves As Cultural Hub For African Diaspora To Take Root and Flourish Art Africa Miami Arts Fair Helps To Create Change Through Arts and Culture Miami, FL( November 8, 2017)-Arts and culture are essential for building a community, supporting the development and contributing to economic opportunity. Collectively, arts and culture enable understanding of the past and envisioning of a shared, more equitable future. The 7th Edition of Art Africa Miami Arts Fair: Back To Black: No On/Off Ramps is set to kick off Miami Art Week and Art Basel 2017 on December 5-10, 2017.The ...


4: Henry Ossawa Tanner, Flight into Egypt, oil on canvas, circa 1910.  Sold October 5, 2017 for $341,000.

$2.8M African-American Fine Art Sale Sees Four Works Exceed $100K

Released: October 18, 2017

Four works exceeded $100,000 at Swann Auction Galleries’ sale of African-American Fine Art on Thursday, October 5. A wealth of unique paintings, drawings and monotypes distinguished the sale of approximately 150 lots, nearly all of which were executed in the last century. An important nocturne by Henry Ossawa Tanner titled Flight into Egypt, circa 1910, was the highlight of the sale. The subject was a favorite motif of the artist’s, who took several trips to the Holy Land and was deeply inspired by the experience. The large oil painting was purchased by an institution for $341,000. Wor...


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