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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...


Keynote Presentation and Book Signing "The Design Vision of Joe Nahem" with Joe Nahem of Fox-Nahem, NY

“Living with Art” Program Series Enlivens the 21st Anniversary Boston International Fine Art Show

Released: September 21, 2017

The 21st Annual Boston International Fine Art Show takes place October 19 – 22. The show opens on October 19 with a Gala Preview presented by two Gold Sponsors: Yvel and Cutting Edge Homes. Founded in 1986 in Jerusalem, Yvel is a luxury jewelry brand and will showcase their award winning pearls and precious gemstone collections, meticulously crafted by designers and artisans using nature as an inspiration. Cutting Edge Homes Architects + Builders is an award-winning boutique firm serving the Boston area, with a fully integrated architecture and construction approach, and an obligation to c...


Lot 4: Henry Ossawa Tanner, Flight into Egypt, oil on canvas, circa 1910.  Estimate $200,000 to $300,000.

Multi-Million Dollar African-American Fine Art Auction at Swann Galleries

Released: September 05, 2017

Swann Galleries’ biannual auction of African-American Fine Art on Thursday, October 5 promises never-before-seen art from the turn of the nineteenth century to the present. With just over 150 lots of scarce and important works by marquee artists including Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Norman Lewis and Charles White, the sale carries an estimate of $2.3 to 3.4 million. The African-American Fine Art department at Swann Galleries, the only one of its kind in the world, celebrated its tenth anniversary this year, coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the house. The top lot is a life-s...


David Tsoka (b.  1992) Johannesburg, South Africa, All Things Began to Happen, 2013 Linocut.  Dimensions: image: 23 1/4 in.  x 35 1/4 in.  (59.1 cm x 89.5 cm); sheet: 30 3/8 in.  x 43 7/8 in.  (77.2 cm x 111.4 cm) Gift of Artist Proof Studio 2017.58

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College Poses Universal Questions about Social Culture in Life on Paper: Contemporary Prints from South Africa

Released: September 18, 2017

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College will present Life on Paper: Contemporary Prints from South Africa, an exhibition that investigates existential questions raised by diverse artists through works on paper including drypoints, lithographs, screenprints, woodcuts, and more. The exhibition, which honors recent gifts to the collection by the Artist Proof Studio (APS) in Johannesburg, APS Director and University of Johannesburg Associate Professor Kim Berman, APS Manager of Educational Programs Lucas Nkgweng, and Dr. Pamela Allara, Brandeis University Associate Professor Emerita of Contempor...

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(left to right) Museum Director Kathleen Harleman, Kenyan Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githae, U of I Chancellor Robert Jones, Director General of the National Museums of Kenya Mzalendo Kibunjia at Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

World on the Horizon Opens at Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; U of I Chancellor, Kenyan Dignitaries Welcome Visitors to Exhibition

Released: August 31, 2017

World on the Horizon Opens at Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign U of I Chancellor, Kenyan Dignitaries Welcome Visitors to Exhibition     CHAMPAIGN, Ill., August 31, 2017 — Krannert Art Museum (KAM, kam.illinois.edu) introduced visitors to World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean on its opening night at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (illinois.edu). The audience was welcomed by Museum Director Kathleen Harleman and U. of I. Chancellor Robert J. Jones, who introduced and thanked special guests including the Kenyan Am...


Wonderfully rendered oil portrait attributed to the French artist Jean Paul Laurens (1838-1921), depicting an unknown man of means (est.  $2,000-$3,000).

Oil portrait attributed to Jean Paul Laurens (Fr., 1838-1921) will come up for bid August 25th

Released: August 07, 2017

MALVERN, Pa. – A colorful cloisonné tripod censer of three enameled cranes is expected to bring $3,000-$5,000 and a wonderfully rendered oil portrait attributed to the French artist Jean Paul Laurens (1838-1921) carries an estimate of $2,000-$3,000 in Converse Auctions’ next East Meets West Sale, an online-only auction scheduled for Friday, August 25th starting at 9 am EDT.   Those are just two items in a 475-lot auction where Asian objects will be sold prior to items from the Western culture – hence the title East Meets West. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com an...


Artist longside his Masterpiece "Dancing for the Lord" in the Collection of Oprah Winfrey.

Internationally renowned artist, Bernard Stanley Hoyes to exhibit at Museum of African American Art (MAAA), July 2 through September 24

Released: June 10, 2017

Los Angeles, CA...The Bernard Stanley Hoyes, MAAA exhibit: “Evolving Art Practice, Rags to the Revival Series,” will open Sunday, July 2 and run through Sunday, September 24. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Bernard Stanley Hoyes demonstrated artistic abilities early. When he was trotted off to live with a great aunt in rural Jamaica, his exposure to the revival cults, ceremonies and rituals planted seeds deep within, that would manifest in his art years later.  Hoyes's formal art studies began at Junior Art Centre at the Institute of Jamaica. At age 15 he left Jamaica for New York City. His l...


The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show welcomes back last year’s addition of the Baltimore Fine Craft Show

Released: April 12, 2017

WHAT:             BALTIMORE FINE CRAFT SHOW The Baltimore Fine Craft Show returns to the Baltimore Convention Center August 24-27, 2017 co-located with the renowned Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show. This dedicated Fine Craft Section of the Show will feature the nation’s top contemporary craft artists, offering their latest celebrated works in a comfortable, indoor setting. Continuing to build off last year’s introduction of fine crafts to the Baltimore Show, the Palm Beach Show Group welcomes collectors to enjoy the arts of the future and beyond.   WHEN:                 A...


Artist: Henri Maik (French 1922 – 1993) Title: Landscape with Tigers Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 52” x 32” inches Date: Signed and Dated Lower Left – “Maik ’81” EST: $6,000-8,000

Museum-quality art at bargain prices: Impressionist, Modern & Old Masters Art at Carlyle Auctions

Released: March 31, 2017

Beverly Hills, California - April 1, 2017 - Carlyle Galleries International, Inc., (www.carlyle-auctions.com) the online fine art dealers and auctioneers, is hosting their next auction: “ART: IMPRESSIONIST, MODERN & OLD MASTERS” on Wednesday, April 7, 2017 at 10:00AM Pacific Time. Carlyle's latest online auction offers a curated selection of nearly 200 lots of museum-quality paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. Many of the artworks being offered are from local Los Angeles estates and collections of entertainment industry luminaries.  As always, Carlyle’s auction features a...


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Modern Art, Furniture, and a Luxury Car Drive Clarke in March

Released: March 21, 2017

Clarke Auction in Larchmont, NY, will offer a full selection of high-end modern and antique lots on Sunday, March 26th. Collectors of both early 20th Century and Post-War  art will see an array of both paintings and multiples to begin the sale. For bidders interested in earlier works from the century, examples of period Art Deco will be shown alongside more modern forms. A large Deco oil on canvas dated 1914 by Charles-George Dufresne, entitled “Retour De Chasse,” will be offered with an estimate of $6,000/$9,000. An expressionist still life with fruit by Sigmund Menkes will also be up f...


Lovely pastoral painting by David Ellinger (1913-2003), titled Long Lane Farm (est.  $1,000-$1,500)

Pastoral painting by David Ellinger (1913-2003) will be in Converse Auctions' East Meets West Sale, March 24th

Released: March 13, 2017

MALVERN, Pa. - Over 300 lots of fine American, European, African, Chinese and other Asian items will be sold in an internet-only Spring East Meets West Auction on Friday, March 24th, by Converse Auctions, based in Malvern. Online bidding will be available via the Converse Auctions website (www.converseauctions.com), or App, plus LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.   Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Offered will be antique clocks, fine furs, a Colt .44 revolver, sterling silver, a gilt bronze dragon seal, bronze Buddhas, Asian scrolls, furniture, fine cloisonné and mor...


The rare presentation tomahawk pipe estimated at $25,000-35,000, commemorates the Treaty of Fort Harmar.

Rare Tomahawk Pipe Leads Selkirk’s Auction of American Indian and Ethnographic Artifacts Representing Multiple Cultures

Released: March 03, 2017

Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers will host an auction of American Indian and Ethnographic Artifacts, with Persian and Oriental rugs, at 10 a.m. on March 11, 2017, at its gallery in St. Louis’ Central West End. Spanning the pre-historic to modern eras, more than 350 lots of Native American items are to be offered, including rare items from a number of private collections. ​Furthermore, 100+ lots of Ethnographic artifacts and 100+ lots of Persian and non-tribal oriental rugs will be sold. This specialty auction builds on the interest which brought strong sales prices for several items of...


Bowman - Auguste Rodin (Paris 1840-1917 Meudon), Le Penseur (The Thinker) Bronze with a black patination with lighter brown highlights Height 37.5 cm

TEFAF NEW YORK SPRING ANNOUNCES EXHIBITORS FOR ITS DEBUT FAIR

Released: February 06, 2017

International art fair TEFAF New York Spring has announced the 92 internationally acclaimed exhibitors participating in its debut edition, with an emphasis on modern and contemporary art & design. The Fair will take place at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City from May 4-8, 2017, with the Opening VIP Preview on May 3, 2017. The Fair is an expansion of the TEFAF portfolio, adding a new platform for today’s collectors and museums within the context of the TEFAF organization. In addition to modern and contemporary art & design, a small number of TEFAF New York Spring dealers wil...


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