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The Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair was one of the top performers in the midcentury selection.

The Good and Plenty: Midcentury and Jewelry Among Top Lots on April 6th.

Released: April 9, 2014

Antique decorative items may have brought the top individual prices, but both midcentury and jewelry selections held the majority of top sellers overall on April 6th at Clarke Auction. As anticipated, the highly desirable and expertly crafted Empire malachite and bronze mounted annular clock was the most successful antique lot. The conservatively estimated $10,000/$15,000 clock raised a quick succession of bids from the 10 plus phone lines that were dedicated to the particular item, but a determined internet bidder locked the item down at a realized price of $29,280. In the same prox...

"The Surviving Members of the Sullivan Seven", 2014.  Oil on panel, 36 x 36 inches.

THEATER OF WAR: Paul Endres Jr.'s Tales of the American Burden

Released: March 31, 2014

On Exhibit at Childs Gallery, Boston, April 10th - June 14th. Named one of the Boston Globe’s “Five young artists to watch” in 2011, painter Paul Endres Jr. continues to enthrall with his hyper-real vision of an absurdist post-apocalyptic world. “Being a painter in the 21st century is so contradictory,” muses 28-year-old artist Paul Endres Jr. “Painting is an old world craft in a faster and faster moving digital world. My work combines that venerable notion of painting with contemporary cultural imagery.” Also a dichotomy is the theme of the artist’s exhilarating new exhibition at...

Lot 409, Chinese Nephrite Jade Four Panel Screen, $12,000-18,000.

An Exceptional Estates Auction at Rago on March 22 - Monumental Silver, Ancient Coins, Presidential Ephemera, Russian Imperial Ware and Classic Furnishings Among the 700+ Offerings

Released: February 28, 2014

The Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold a Great Estates auction on Saturday, March 22, 2014, with 700 lots of 18th, 19th and early 20th c. furnishings, decorative and fine arts including bronzes, paintings, Asian art and antiques, ethnographic, Native American, glass and porcelain, autographs, books, coins including a collection of ancient coins, clocks, lighting, rugs, canes and silver. “This is a classic estate auction – furnishings, rugs, silver, and art intermixed with beautiful, unexpected finds from homes and collections across the country,” says Miriam Tucker, partner at Rago....

Photograph of John F.  Kennedy by Arnold Newman (Est.  $2,000/$3,000)

Rare Arnold Newman Photographs Up For Auction February 23rd

Released: February 13, 2014

A picture is worth a thousand words, but pictures taken by Arnold Newman are worth at least a thousand dollars. Newman once said, “We do not take pictures with our cameras, but our hearts and minds.” The statement itself shows Arnold’s perspective of his calling, not only as a photographer, but as an artist. Clarke Auction will feature 13  individual photographs by Newman on February 23rd, appropriately offered in the fine art selection. Newman, an American photographer, pioneered the genre of “environmental portraiture” which depicts famous figures in their professional habitat...

BEARDEN, Romare.  "Black American in Search of His Identity..." 1969 Mixed Media.

Clarke to Offer Important African-American Art on February 23rd.

Released: February 4, 2014

Clarke is proud to represent a number of works by African-American artists on February 23rd. The highlights of the fine art selection include such socially important artists as Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Sam Middleton, Marion Perkins, and Mitchell Caton. Of the several art works by Romare Bearden, one of particular cultural and historical importance is the pencil signed mixed media collage entitled “Black American in Search of His Identity…” The incredibly emotional and socially thought provoking piece was commissioned by the Brooklyn League of Afro-Americans and Brooklyn College for...

Oscar Bach Cast Bronze Patinated Bacchus Chandelier.

Important Connecticut Estate To Be Auctioned By Clarke Jan. 5th.

Released: January 3, 2014

               When it comes to auction houses evaluating the contents of an estate, it is usually the case that the majority of an estate’s items will not make the cut. On January 5th, Clarke Auction will hold a sale representing a Connecticut estate that is the exception to the rule.                The many items from the 12,000 square foot Northern Connecticut collector’s estate not only represent the collector’s distinguished eye, but also decades of acquisition.  The q...

Martin Brothers Bird Tobacco Jar


Released: December 20, 2013

Rago Arts and Auction Center announces its auction schedule for winter/spring 2014.   Rago Unreserved: Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, 2014. Over 1300 lots of unreserved property, where the high bid, no matter how low, wins the lot. On Saturday, look for Early 20th c. design decorative arts and furnishings, with pottery by Fulper, George Ohr and Rookwood, furnishings by Stickley and Limbert, Scandinavian furniture & fittings, glass by Tiffany and Galle, artwork by Chagall and Dali. Unreserved modern pieces will be sold on Sunday, including furnishings by N...

Anderson, Victor C.  "The High Diver"

Traditions of Beauty: Fine Art Collection Featured at Clarke December 8th.

Released: December 3, 2013

     The holiday season is a time for tradition and Clarke Auction has a long standing tradition of offering a magnificent art selection each December, which continues on Sunday, December 8th at 12 noon EST.      The December 8th art offerings at Clarke Auction features a wide range of works by renowned artists and illustrators, including a large estate-fresh collection of works by Victor C. Anderson.      Victor Anderson was a traditional American painter and illustrator whose work art been featured in Life Magazine, Woman’s Home Companio...

Lot 22, Viennese Silver "Triumph of Flora" Centerpiece.  $80,000-120,000.

Crowds Expected for One-of-a-Kind Estate Silver, Bronzes, Decorative Arts, Militaria and a Brilliant Day of Jewelry, Watches and Gems at Rago's December 6-8 Auction.

Released: November 15, 2013

On December 6, 7 and 8, Rago Arts and Auction Center holds its annual three-day Great Estates auction. This year's sale centers on a single-owner collection of superlative silver, decorative arts, folk art, furnishings, bronzes, Asian and militaria from the Estate of dealer Tony Tenaglia, enriched by a day of jewelry, watches and gems, as well as a selection of silver and coins from multiple sellers.   "Tony Tenaglia was known for an uncanny ability to source singular, valuable property," said Miriam Tucker, Managing Partner at Rago. "His family laughs that, while he loved them ...

Picabia, Oil on Canvas.

Clarke Auction To Showcase Impressive Array of Lots October 27th.

Released: October 25, 2013

To begin the sale, Clarke will present an impressive selection of estate fresh fine art and prints. The featured lot will be a historically and artistically valuable work by Parisian artist Francis Picabia. The oil on canvas Parisian scene entitled “Ponte Marie” is a fine example of the artist’s transitional period in post-impressionism shortly before his involvement in the Dada movement. The work was executed between 1902 and 1908 and has an estimate of $15,000 to $25,000. Several modernist works come to market at Clarke on October 27th as well, including three works by jazz musician a...

Oviedo, Ramon.  Oil on canvas.

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

Released: September 26, 2013

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 lab...

Elizabeth Hammell, Burlington County, NJ, August, 1829.

Morven Museum & Garden Announces its Fall 2014 Exhibition: "Hail Specimen of Female Art! New Jersey Schoolgirl Needlework 1726-1860"

Released: September 25, 2013

This landmark exhibition will be the first to focus on the important contribution of New Jersey in the creation of schoolgirl needlework in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. With over 150 works on view, this exhibition will undertake the first survey of schoolgirl needlework completed in the state or by New Jersey girls prior to 1860.  This exhibition and accompanying catalogue will create a lasting record of the best known examples.  As part of the museum’s mission to showcase the cultural heritage of the Garden State, the curator’s will bring new light to the needlework ...

John F.  Folinsbee

Rago’s Seeks Consignments of Bucks County, Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist Art for Its November 16 Fine Art Auction

Released: September 12, 2013

The Rago Arts and Auction Center seeks works by Bucks County, Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist Artists for its Fine Art Auction. Consignments are being accepted now through September 24 for the sale, which will take place on Saturday, November 16.     Each Fine Art sale offers works from well-known Bucks County, Pennsylvania artists, sought out by collectors both local and foreign. To date, there are works in the sale by artists including Charles F. Ramsey, Mary Elizabeth Price, Walter Emerson Baum, John F. Folinsbee, Cullen Yates, Anthony Michael Autorino, Ramstone...

Tiffany & Co.  Billiard Clock, $20,000-$30,000.  Great Estates: September 22, 2013.

Rago Arts and Auction Center Announces Fall 2013 Auction Schedule

Released: August 14, 2013

Rago Unreserved: September 20 and 21, 2013  Everything sells in Rago's Unreserved sale, where the high bid, no matter what it is, takes home the lot. Friday's sale includes early 20th c. design, original and vintage art, traditional furnishings, tableware, Asian, collectibles, books and ephemera, ethnographic property and coins. Saturday's sale is all 20th century: modern design, including furniture, lighting rugs, pottery, glass, sculpture, painting, prints and photography. (Previews begin September 14)  Great Estates: Sunday, September 22, 2013   Est...

Estimated at $15,000-25,000, this vibrant cloisonne censer is especially sought after due to the double peach form.  With twelve gilt bats and seven small gilt peaches, the 8.5” high piece is marked “Qian long Nian Zhi”.

Asian Art, Continental & American Fine and Decorative Arts to Keep Bidding Hot at Garth's This Summer

Released: July 5, 2013

One of the largest assemblages of high impact items in Garth’s history will go into the record books on July 26 and 27,  when more than 1,000 lots come up for auction in Delaware, Ohio.  “It really could have been two auctions,” comments Amelia Jeffers, President of Garth’s.  “We have an important Asian auction on Friday; with very good mid-Century Modern furniture, accessories and art; and European furniture, silver and art on Saturday.  Pound-for-pound, it is some of the best material in these categories that we have had in a very long time.  We are, as we always...

Castor and Pollux, 1977

NAHUM TSCHACBASOV: A RETROSPECTIVE | First Solo Exhibition in Over 25 Years

Released: May 28, 2013

American Avant-Garde Artist’s First Solo Exhibition in over 25 Years on View at National Arts Club during 11th Annual Russian Heritage Month® The Russian American Foundation is pleased to present a retrospective of work by Russian-born American artist Nahum Tschacbasov (1899-1984). Curated by Marina Kovalyov, the exhibition includes over fifty paintings and will be on view June 1-16, 2013 at the National Arts Club, as part of the 11th Annual Russian Heritage Month®, a celebration of events and exhibits highlighting Russian culture. Tschacbasov’s prolific 60-year career includes an in...

Oelze, Richard.  "Archaic Fragment" Oil on Canvas.

The Surreal Deal: Rare Richard Oelze Oil Painting Discovered by Clarke Auction

Released: May 24, 2013

 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...

Pair of Mies van der Rohe "Barcelona Chairs" with Ottoman.

Clarke Auction Midcentury Selection is a Who's Who of Modern Design.

Released: April 4, 2013

     Some of the most sought after and respected names in midcentury furniture and design will be featured at Clarke Auction on April 14th 2013.      The extensive arrangement of midcentury furniture and design includes important selections from designers and craftsmen Mies van der Rhoe ,T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, George Nakashima, Paul McCobb, Tommi Parzinger, Ray and Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen,  George Nelson, Robert Shultz, Fritz Hansen, Milo Baughman, Harvey Probber, Pierre Cardin and more.      A set of important Mies van der Rohe...

Fritz Bultman | The Missing Irascible | April 3 - May 11, 2013 | Edelman Arts

Released: March 26, 2013

FRITZ BULTMAN: The Missing Irascible APRIL 3 – MAY 11, 2013 OPENING RECEPTION Wednesday, April 3, 6:00 to 8:00 pm RSVP New York, March 26, 2013 -- Edelman Arts is pleased to present The Missing Irascible, a comprehensive exhibition of recently re-discovered work by historic American Abstract Expressionist Fritz Bultman (1919 - 1985). Exploring a multi-faceted body of work that spanned more than four decades, from the heyday of Abstract Expressionism in the late 1940s and 1950s to the close of his career in the mid 1980s, the exhibition includes pain...

Jared French, State Park, 1946.  Egg tempera on composition board.  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Mr.  and Mrs.  R.  H.  Donnelley Erdman 65.78.

The McNay presents REAL/SURREAL

Released: February 5, 2013

Drawn entirely from the deep holdings of the Whitney's collection, Real/Surreal: Selections from the Whitney Museum ofAmerican Art focuses on the tension and overlap between two strong currents in 20th-century art: realism and Surrealism. Real/Surreal features paintings, drawings, photographs, and prints that elucidate how artists-depending on intention and influence-developed degrees of reality in which imagination held more or less sway. Among the notable artists included in the exhibition are Charles Burchfield, Paul Cadmus, Joseph Cornell, Philip Guston, Edward Hopper, Man Ray, Ben Sha...

"Street Scene" ink drawing by George Grosz, 22 3/4 x 17 1/4 in., 57.8 x 43.8 cm

Barridoff Announces Spring Auction of Important Paintings

Released: February 18, 2013

Barridoff Galleries will hold the first of its biannual auctions of American and European Art on April 24, 2013. The auction will be held as always at the Institute of Contemporary at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress Street in Portland, Maine. Students work at the auction where they earn some pocket change while learning about a part of the art world not commonly taught. Barridoff makes a percentage donation to the school after each auction. Owner and CEO of Barridoff, Rob Elowitch, says that the atmosphere is wonderfully "artful" and raises the auction to a cultural level as well as the...

At only 3.25" high, this carved jade censer (Lot 291) from China dates to the 18th-19th century.  It is estimated at $25,000-30,000 and will sell on January 26, 2013 at Garth's (Delaware, Ohio).

Garth's to Begin Chinese New Year (of the Dragon) with Amazing Asian items & more

Released: January 11, 2013

With Asian material encompassing more than half of the 762 lots offered in their late January auction, Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers is hoping to celebrate the Chinese New Year just a few weeks early with fireworks in the sale room.  “The variety and quality in this auction is terrific,” comments Garth’s owner, Amelia Jeffers.  “Just choosing a cover image for the printed catalog was tough.  After considering jewelry, paintings, jade, snuffs and scrolls, we finally settled on a monumental ivory carving that came to us from a wonderful Cleveland, Ohio estate.”  Th...

Enoch Perry Oil on Canvas

Fine Art Starts the New Year at Clarke Auction

Released: January 3, 2013

  Clarke Auction of Larchmont, New York welcomes the New Year with a marvelous selection of Fine Art on Sunday January 6th at 2pm. The collection includes nearly one hundred works of art that range from works of Old Masters to the late 20th Century American.                 The American selection is of particular note and includes a large lot of American Artist Group prints.  The lot is comprised of over 40 un-cataloged prints. Individual artists in the grouping include Reginald Marsh, Joe Jones, and...

Fan Back Windsor Armchair

27th Annual Wilton Fine American Craftsman Show

Released: October 26, 2012

Barn Star Productions and the Wilton Historical Society are proud to announce the 27th annual Wilton Fine American Craftsman Show will take place this November 10 & 11 at the Wilton High School Field House, Wilton CT. The show and sale will feature sixty select artists and artisans known for their creativity, talent and displaying exciting current production from holiday and original traditional crafts to designer floor cloths, exceptional jewelry, red ware pottery, inspired folk art, original oil paintings and prints, silver and pewter, wearable fiber art, custom and period reproduct...

William Bradford, Low Tide, Labrador, oil


Released: September 14, 2012

  Dedham, MA – Grogan and Company Fine Art Auctioneers and Appraisers announces their upcoming September 30th Auction will include over 700 lots of Fine Art, Furniture, Decorative Works of Art, Silver, Jewelry and Oriental Rugs, and will span five centuries of artistic expression and craftsmanship from various estates and collections throughout New England.       The highlight of the fine art offerings is Low Tide, Labrador, a  20 x 30 inch oil on canvas by celebrated 19th century Hudson River School artist William Bradford.  Born in New Bedfor...