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Future President by George Hughes, September 25, 1948 Saturday Evening Post cover

America, Illustrated: An Exhibition of Saturday Evening Post Cover Illustrations

Posted: December 17, 2015 12:38 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

The great illustrators of the 20th century captured American history unlike any artist before, and the famed Saturday Evening Post carried their images to millions of Americans, into their hearts and homes. At M.S. Rau Antiques, we are exploring the nation’s rich story as told by six decades of original Post illustrations in our current exhibition, America, Illustrated. Featuring original Post covers by Norman Rockwell and his contemporaries, including J.C. Leyendecker, Stevan Dohanos, Maxfield Parrish, John Philip Falter, and more, the exhibition offers a nostalgic look into a bygone age....


OVIEDO, Ramon.  Oil on Canvas.

Falling Up: Clarke to Continue Fall Success with September 29th Sale.

Posted: September 25, 2013 14:36 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

Just three weeks after a highly successful start to the fall auction season, the Clarke Auction team of appraisers has collectively created another quality sale of fine art, midcentury, silver, jewelry, antiques, and Asian items to be held on Sunday, September 8th at 12pm EST.   The fine art selection will begin the sale and will include a number of important estate fresh pieces. One of the most exciting pieces in the fine art selection is a Roy D. Deforest  polymer on canvas entitled “Swamp Fever.” The work is signed and dated 1982 with a Phoenix Art Museum label verso.&...


1981 Delorean.

Summer Heat Brings the Cool to Clarke Auction July 22nd.

Posted: July 21, 2013 15:10 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

      With the summer heat wave reaching its peak this weekend in the Northeast, Clarke Auction hopes to break the weather’s trend with some exceptionally cool lots in their sale on Monday July 22nd at 5pm.       A featured item in the sale is the ultra-cool 1981 Delorean to be sold without reserve at an estimate of $8,000 - $12,000 on July 22nd. Ironic how the ‘80s icon of style is considered cool since the body is made of stainless steel and has been displayed in front of the Larchmont auction gallery for the past week during the recent heat wave.  I...


Richard Oelze, Archaic Fragment

The Surreal Deal: Rare Oelze Painting Discovered At Clarke Auction June 3rd.

Posted: May 24, 2013 15:06 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

In one of those rare and anticipated moments when an appraiser goes to a location to view what are usually copies, the opposite happened. Peering out from under an old sheet, Clarke Auction art specialist Nelia Moore and owner Ronan Clarke then discovered what would turn out to be a long lost and magnificent oil on canvas by the German surrealist artist Richard Oelze.  The large and intricate painting entitled Archaic Fragment was executed in 1935 when the artist was in Paris. The work was included in the major 1942 surrealist exhibition, First Papers of Surrealism, in New York ...


Jasper Cropsey Oil on Canvas

Another Cropsey Discovered in New York.

Posted: September 06, 2012 10:08 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

A fresh to market oil by Hudson River School artist, Jasper Cropsey,  was recently authenticated by the Newington-Cropsey Foundation with the help of Clarke’s Fine Art Specialist, Nelia Moore, and will be put up for auction at Clarke’s Larchmont, NY location on September 10th, 2012. The Cropsey oil had been kept away in a private collection since the mid 1960’s and was unavailable to the market until now. The emergence of this newly discovered Cropsey comes a little more than a year after a Clarke Auction consigner brought in two unknown paintings, which were later verified...


Chinese Carved Ivory Closed Censor

100 Unearthed Lots and Asian Art Headline Clarke Auction's March 18th Auction for Asia Week New York 2012

Posted: March 13, 2012 14:39 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

The last 100 lots of Clarke Auction’s March 18th sale include a variety of American and International oil paintings, drawings, and prints that the Auction had unearthed from a storage unit, earlier this week, but the discovery of the fine art is not the only conquest of Clarke Auction for the upcoming auction. The day’s auction, starts at 2:00pm, will include a worldly collection of art, furniture, and silver. Just as Mark Antony adored Cleopatra, so too does Clarke have a fondness for Egyptian beauty, as exemplified in the oil and sand on masonite painting, entitled “Le Menestral,” by...


Woman in a Veil

Maurice Prendergast Paris Scene Oil Painting Unearthed at Clarke Auction

Posted: October 18, 2011 09:16 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

While sifting through a large box lot of art dropped off at the Larchmont, NY gallery by what is known in the trade as a “picker,” Nelia Moore, Art Specialist/Auctioneer at Clarke Auction spotted a beautifully executed but very dirty painting on panel of a woman in a veil. After dusting it off and studying the painting she spotted the Prendergast Paris signature on the lower right of the panel. The quality and style of the small oil lead both Mr. Clarke, auction owner, and Ms. Moore to believe they had made a very important discovery, especially relevant in a time of economic gloom.&nb...


Edward Laning, Tissie, 1930

Whitney's Breaking Ground Show closes September 18

Posted: September 05, 2011 14:13 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

The show is such a stunner -- everything looks wonderful. The Edward Laning 1931 painting of 14th Street is an entire universe.  The Alexander Brook and the Isabel Bishop are just beautiful -- both are in the fabulous Salon Gallery. (Bishop's Nude, 1934, is modern before she was consciously modern.) Peggy Bacon, Arthur B. Davies, Ernest Fiene, Katherine Schmidt, Arthur B. Davies, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Georgina Klitgaard  (Mrs. Kai Klitgaard), Katherine Schmidt, Marguerite Zorach, and Max Weber, are just a few of the others in the show.  


Sketch Class at the League, 1919

PEGGY BACON SHOW ENDS SATURDAY

Posted: April 28, 2011 09:51 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

PEGGY BACON: DRAWINGS AND PRINTS, 1915 THROUGH 1976   LAST WEEK, ENDS SATURDAY, APRIL 30   The Peggy Bacon show runs through Saturday. From Union Square soap box speakers, to Art Students League studios, to audience and beach crowd scenes, to children’s book illustrations and relaxing felines -- no one does it like she does! There are drawings, drypoints, lithographs, and one fabulous embroidery.     The entire show may be viewed under Exhibitions at WWW.SUSANTELLERGALLERY.COM  


County Courthouse, Fredericksburg, TX

Day Off, Stonewall, Texas, March 23, 2011

Posted: March 23, 2011 16:38 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

This is our day off after the Chicago Print and Drawing fair and before the McNay Fair in San Antonio.  We are in the Texas Hill Country, actually Stonewall, established 1860. We spent the day visiting historic Fredericksburg and Enchanted Rock, a pink granite batholith, the second largest in the US.   Since arriving last night we’ve also seen llamas, alpacas, buffalo, something that may have been a dwarf antelope, horses (thoroughbreds, palominos, and miniatures), camels, sheep, goats of many stripes including “showgoats,” several kinds of cattle (longhorn, black angus, and...


Peggy Bacon, Very Young World, 1928

Chicago Print and Drawing Fair

Posted: March 17, 2011 21:25 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

  The Chicago Print and Drawing Fair is currently on view in the Yates Gallery of the Chicago Cultural Center, March 17 through March 20, 2011. Fourteen dealers are showing, all International Fine Print Dealers Association members. At this fair we are featuring works by women: Peggy Bacon (in advance of our April show), Riva Helfond, Anne Ryan, and Marguerite Zorach. Will Barnet, James Daugherty, Howard Daum, Peter Grippe, Hugh Mesibov, and Fred Shane, round out the group.          


Louis Schanker, Abstraction, 1946

ABSOLUTE ABSTRACTION

Posted: February 28, 2011 07:59 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

American Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper, 1942-1972. Absolute Abstraction is on view through March 12. Works in this extensive, wide-ranging show date from Josef Albers’ classic lithograph, Prefatio, 1942, to James Daugherty’s pastel, Synchromist Compostion, 1972. Also included are cubist works by Fannie Hillsmith, painterly expressionist pieces by Hugh Mesibov, op art by Bernard Rosenquit, Indian Space by Howard Daum, and those by Fred Becker and Hans Burkhardt that touch on the surreal. A strong selection of Atelier 17 students and teachers includes Minna Citron, Worden Day (w...


Galen Mercer - Tide Water Ducks

Galen Mercer Exhibition

Posted: September 24, 2009 08:20 Last Updated: | Stephen B. O'Brien Jr.

Through October 15, my gallery Stephen O’Brien Jr. Fine Arts will feature a solo exhibition of six major works by the artist, writer, and sportsman Galen Mercer.  The grandson of two painters and the son of another, Mercer excelled in formal technique at Thornton Hall Academy, a school specializing in the fine arts.  This exhibition demonstrates his impressive ability to apply that classic tradition to a bold, expressive palette.                 Any nature lover like myself will appreciate Mercer’s work...


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