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Peggy Bacon, Valentine Concoction, 1959

At RED DOT, Miami

Posted: December 05, 2014 11:32 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Red Dot is in full swing. The traffic has been great; the visitors have been friendly and interesting and interested, looking especially at the William Baziotes paintings, and the Angelo Pinto reverse painting on glass, Red Beach Flag, 1970, and the Peggy Bacon embroidery collage, Valentine Concoction, 1959.   There have been showers every day since we’ve been in Miami, all starting suddenly, coming down in buckets, and ending just as quickly, It’s fine if you are snug and dry in the tent and it sounds wonderful. And then the sun comes out again and it’s just beautiful! ...

Ansei Uchima, Joy, 1958


Posted: November 20, 2014 15:39 Last Updated: | Susan Teller


Important American Paintings, Volume XV: Now

Posted: October 03, 2014 15:38 Last Updated: | Louis M. Salerno, Owner

Our typically atypical catalogue Hardbound, 132 pages, 50 color plates With a year full of headlines on the dizzying state of the contemporary art market, Questroyal Fine Art continues to champion the importance and value of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American paintings. In the newest edition of their popular Important American Paintings series, aptly titled Now and available in mid-October, Questroyal reviews the important sales and exhibitions in American art throughout the year, demonstrating that while this market continues to gain momentum, there is still opportunity for co...

William E.  Smith, A Friendly Game, 1944

African American Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Posted: September 21, 2014 11:20 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

The Harmon & Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building Now on view through October 12   Curator Anna O. Marley’s striking installation of the Kelley Collection is in one enormous room without dividers or vitrines. Directly across from the entrance is a William E. Smith ink study of World War II-era musicians with their instruments. It’s a small work with fine detail but still an arresting first sight upon entering the room.   The exhibition is arranged thematically in gr...

Jody Pinto, Land Buoy, 2014

JODY PINTO'S 'Land Buoy' unveiled in Philadelphia.

Posted: August 17, 2014 13:34 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

It was a BEAUTIFUL DAY. Friday, August 15 was the ribbon cutting of Washington Avenue Park with JODY PINTO’s installation, Land Buoy referencing both the ecology and the history of the site.   The park was developed by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and is part of a series of projects renewing Philadelphia’s waterfront. It is the original location of Pier 53, an immigration entry point and home to an early Navy shipyard. A path leads the visitor through established trees and a newly planted local habitat, and past spots where one can actually touch the river water. At...

Ed Ruscha: Understanding His Words

Posted: August 01, 2014 10:29 Last Updated: | Kenny Ackerman

Pop Art was one of the defining modern movements of the 1950s and 1960s. The driving force is that anything can be art. There is no right and wrong, no high and low culture. In fact, modern culture and advertisements were embraced. Some of the most recognizable features of Pop Art is the isolation of common objects and images. Warhol’s paintings of soup cans and Lichtenstein lifting comic panels out of context came to define this movement. In the late 50s, Artist Ed Ruscha took another approach.  He examined words. Ruscha once commented that he had appreciation for misspellings ...

Will Barnet, Summer (also titled Repose), 1952


Posted: July 15, 2014 11:32 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

American paintings and works on paper and glass from the 1930s to the 1950s are on view in Summertime at the Susan Teller Gallery, July 8 through August 14, 2014. Artists love the summer as much as the rest of us. On the Gallery’s South Wall there’s a stream of identical blue flowing from an Angelo Pinto drawing to a Fred Shane painting to a William Baziotes watercolor.  Long days at the beach (Wellfleet, Long Beach Island, NYC, Kennebunk, the Aleutians, LaJolla), in the water (ocean waves, lakes, bays, rivers), boardwalks, amusement parks, picnics, bikinis, trees burstin...

Artist Boardwalk Tag Sale Farmington Valley Art Center

Artist Boardwalk Tag Sale Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, CT Saturday July 19, 2014 9:00am -1:00pm

Posted: July 14, 2014 14:33 Last Updated: | C. Dianne Zweig

The Farmington Valley Arts Center in Avon, CT announces a HUGE special Artist Tag Sale on their boardwalk this Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 9:00am-1:00pm. With twenty plus artist studios at this non profit Art Center, there will be lots of art treasures to pick up at bargain prices, including paint, supports, frames, craft materials, original artwork, studio furnishings, jewelry, art book, tools and more.  This multi-studio HUGE tag sale will take place on two levels of The Farmington Valley Arts Center which is located at 25 Arts Center Lane and will help support the many ...

Fairfield Porter, "Sunrise" Currently available at Questroyal Fine Art.

Aggressive Estimates Result in Strong Sales During American Art Week

Posted: May 30, 2014 08:38 Last Updated: | Louis M. Salerno, Owner

Silencing the skeptics, the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American art market demonstrated its strength across multiple genres. Glowing press releases from both Sotheby’s and Christie’s described exuberant bidding and impressive results. The 67 lots sold at Sotheby’s resulted in a sell-through rate of 80.7%, while Christie’s achieved a 69% sell-through rate, selling 115 of the 167 lots offered. Combined, the two major houses sold a total of 182 lots for nearly $110,000,000. I will describe some my battles before delving deeper into the results. My job becomes more difficult...

Image identified as Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley or Dido Elizabeth Belle?

Posted: May 29, 2014 12:51 Last Updated: | M. Richardson

Now that we have the fascinating story of Dido Belle, let’s take another look at the supposed portrait of the American slave and literary prodigy, Phillis Wheatley, in evening dress (Image 1). Published in a French review in the 1830s, long after Wheatley’s death, there is virtually no documentation to establish the subject’s identity. The historical context suggests it is far more likely a depiction of Dido Belle. (Image 2) Detail from double portrait of Elizabeth Murray and her cousin, Dido Elizabeth Belle by an unknown artist (formerly att. Johann Zoffany). Scotland (177...

Bernarda Bryson Shahn, Little Winter Sky, 1990, oil on wood, 15 x 14 inches

Artists of Roosevelt, NJ

Posted: May 24, 2014 15:04 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

On view through tomorrow, May 25: Artists of Roosevelt New Jersey State Museum, Trenton Works by BERNARDA BRYSON SHAHN, BEN SHAHN, and JONATHAN SHAHN, on included. The museum’s permanent collection is showing paintings by BEN SHAHN and ALICE TRUMBULL MASON.

Woodsculpted cutaway showing action on both decks with the feature of 70 handcarved wood figurines.

Gun Deck Cutaways -A Decorative and Definitive Art Form

Posted: April 30, 2014 11:41 Last Updated: | Rex Stewart

It is not surprising that this subject matter has not been recognized in the arts. However, it is a subject that warrants appreciation for its unique form of symmetry and balance when being viewed as a concept. Fine art is anything that is beyond the ordinary; a work which holds unprecedented merit at its finest level -regardless of medium. Money, nor an expert's opinion, cannot control it. What's factual is fine art is defined as "a form"..."a sculpture"...and/or "decorative piece". I can be further said by notables as "a knowledge made efficient by skill" (Genung) or "the expression o...

Lynd Ward, Wild Pilgrimage, 1932

Medium at Muse: Woodcuts and the Modern Book

Posted: April 26, 2014 17:49 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

On view through May 11, 2014 Medium at Muse: Woodcuts and the Modern Book The Morgan Library & Museum Lynd Ward is featured with woodcuts from Wild Pilgrimage, 1932, and the U.S. Pipeline company’s advertisements and calendars (although the Morgan didn’t go into those), 1946. Also in the show is the short film by Elias Katz. It documents Ward working on a print for Vertigo, 1937. Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris are also well represented.

Guy Pène du Bois (1884–1958), "Crossroads." Oil on canvas, 36 1/16 x 20 1/16 inches.  Signed lower right: Guy Pène du Bois.  Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York

Choose With Your Heart

Posted: April 18, 2014 09:09 Last Updated: | Louis M. Salerno, Owner

What would happen if art was purchased for the right reasons; if we simply chose with our hearts? What if we sought the paintings that allow our most cherished places and memories to live again, so that we could share them with our families? All of us long for art that is a part of who we are. Remember it?—that which is beautiful and in accord with the natural world. Timeless art is not within the realm of trend and fashion; we should be suspicious of art that appeals to the fleeting and doubtful taste of the public. Great and lasting art should transcend time. The present is the least rel...

 The Art of Style: Fine Art & Contemporary Fashion" Featuring The Fuse Factory Artists of The Farmington Valley Arts Center at Bodytalk Boutique May 1, 2014, 5:30-8:00 p.m

The Art of Style: Fine Art & Contemporary Fashion" Featuring The Fuse Factory Artists of The Farmington Valley Arts Center at Bodytalk Boutique May 1, 2014, 5:30-8:00 p.m

Posted: April 15, 2014 10:19 Last Updated: | C. Dianne Zweig

THE SECRET IS OUT  The Fuse Factory Artists of The Farmington Valley Arts Center are having their first event ,The Art of Style: Fine Art and Contemporary Fashion. Spring into color for an evening featuring original artwork by the Fuse Factory Artists of the Farmington Valley Arts Center along with a beautiful collection of stylish women's clothing. The public is invited to a complimentary wine and cheese opening reception Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5:30- 8:00p.m. to meet the artists and view their works including paintings, collages, sculpture and ceramics which have...

This model of the Beetle Whaleboat is produced completely in wood.  The model overall length which include the steering oar is 14" inches.  The scale is 1:32, 3/8" = 1'.

BEETLE Whaleboat Model -A Collector's Choice

Posted: March 24, 2014 15:10 Last Updated: | Rex Stewart

When travelling in and around New England, it would not be surprising to discover a small, yet interesting multi-oared boat model displayed somewhere in a home, office, or library setting. This small double-ended type vessel would also be found in likely places such as antique shops, online galleries, and at notable maritime galleries -serving as a decorative art accent, or part of a collection. And, of course, these are very much part of the museum settings around the world for its simplistic yet esthetic design. The whaleboat has been the subject of countless stories and maritime...

Betsey in Her Bed, 1965

Mary Sinclair Centennial Retrospective on view through Saturday, April 5.

Posted: March 23, 2014 08:01 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

This show covers sixty-five years of paintings and works on paper, from 1933 to 1997. Sinclair's children, her home, and her Union City, New Jersey, neighborhood, were her most important subjects. She considered herself an impressionist. Her son, the artist Richard Barnet, noted, “The skill and beauty of Mary Sinclair’s drawing-in-color does not stand alone. Rather, central to her work are the compositions. She always builds powerful designs from these elements: people and the places they inhabit.”  

My vintage Henredon desk and chair from where I will write those notes...

How the Hand Written Note Just Might Save Us...

Posted: March 18, 2014 20:46 Last Updated: | Heather Karlie Vieira

Earlier tonite I spent an hour connecting with folks from around the world through a weekly online forum called Interior Designer Chat. The topic of tonight's chat had to do with referrals in the Interior Design business. As it was my first time participating in such a forum and as I am a dealer in antique and vintage furnishings, I spent more time reading than responding. As I scanned through the fast moving flow of comments, I noticed an overwhelming theme from this group of Interior Designers. Personal connection is a key to success. My business is buying and selling decorative and d...

"Sympathy" by John G.  Brown, 1885

19th Century Art: Evaluating and Collecting

Posted: January 22, 2014 13:25 Last Updated: | Kenny Ackerman

Many painters of the 19thcentury are admired by Ackerman’s Fine Art.  We have come to truly appreciate their perspective of the world and what inspires them. Some of these works have not been seen for a generation and it is exciting when a new work from an admired artist is shown to us. Kenny Ackerman has developed his eye enabling him to recognize an authentic and good quality painting. The learning process never ends and that is part of the fun. Here we would like to share some our knowledge and help you, as a collector, develop your eye and collect wisely.   Finding Q...

"Prelude" by Agnes Pelton at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Our Favorite 40 Museums - Part 4

Posted: December 30, 2013 07:58 Last Updated: | Jay Caldwell

31. Museum of Fine Arts Boston With the recent Art of the Americas Wing expansion, the allure of MFA Boston has grown exponentially. These four floors showcase artworks from the entire continent – North, South, and Central America with artworks that span over 3000 years. Some of our particular favorites include works by Paul Revere, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, and John Singleton Copley. The art at MFA Boston is not limited to that of the Americas. With an eclectic  collection of nearly half a million objects the museum allows you to explore many other world cultures and time...

Picasso Madura.  "Bearded Man's Wife." Est.  25/35,000 USD.

Fine Art Leads Best Ever January at Clarke.

Posted: December 11, 2013 13:10 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

     The New Year at Clarke Auction will start, perhaps stronger than ever before, with a demonstration of their resolution for consistent excellence in 2014.      The fine art selection for Clarke’s January 5th sale already boasts some unbelievable pieces that will propel Clarke into 2014 with fantastic appeal including a massive work by Walasse Ting,  an important gouache by Emil Schumacher, an oil on masonite of stellar execution by Ettore Caser, and a multitude of fine works from a magnificent and large Hartford, Connecticut estate.   &nbsp...

 William Baziotes, Young Clown.1943-46, oil paint and Duco Enamel on canvas, 14 x 18 inches, titled on the reverse of canvas

Report from Miami

Posted: December 07, 2013 14:52 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

The Susan Teller Gallery is participating in Art Basel week in Miami, showing at Red Dot in the Wynwood Art District.  We are featuring Modernist works by William Baziotes, Theodore Haupt, Alice Trumbull Mason, Hugh Mesibov, Angelo Pinto, Bernard Rosenquit, Anne Ryan, Louis Schanker, and Judith Shahn.

Flint Institute of Arts

Report from Flint, Michigan

Posted: December 04, 2013 09:45 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

The Flint Institute of Arts Fifth Annual Print Fair was November 22-24, 2013. There was a steady stream of visitors throughout Saturday and Sunday, both novice and experienced collectors. In particular there was interest in the works of Bernard Rosenquit and Anne Ryan.        The Flint Institute of Arts (Michigan) is located in the Cultural Center, near The Whiting, a performing arts theatre, the Longway Planetarium, the Flint Youth Theatre, the Flint Institute of Music, and the Buick Automotive Gallery.        The Cultural ...

COMMENTS ON THE ART MARKET - November 29, 2013 - Volume 156

Posted: December 04, 2013 08:24 Last Updated: | Alyssa Rehs

Rehs Contemporary on Amazon We are eager to announce our growing involvement in the newest trend that has been sweeping over the art gallery market.   According to Amazon, their buyers have shown a tremendous interest in high end brands, luxury products, and home decor. With that said, we decided to team up with AmazonArt and are now live on the site!    Our hope is that by joining this new venue, which looks to share our quality works of art with a global online market, we will bring a new international client base to our contemporary program.  For the...

"Tunnel of Love" by Henry Koerner at the Yale University of Art Gallery.

Our Favorite 40 Museums - Part 3

Posted: December 02, 2013 07:30 Last Updated: | Jay Caldwell

As we continue to celebrate our gallery’s fortieth year in business we encourage you to explore some of these exceptional museums located throughout the US. *Note this list of museums is not in any particular order. To read about some of the other museums on our list click here for part 1 and here for part 2 of this series. 21. Yale University Art Gallery Established in 1832 to open up dialogue between students, faculty, and the wider public, the Yale University Art Gallery is both one of the oldest university art museums, and one of the biggest with a collection which h...

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