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Aaron I. Fleischman Endows Curatorship in Modern and Contemporary Art at The Met

Released: February 15, 2018

Daniel H. Weiss, President and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced on Wed. the establishment of a newly endowed curatorial position in the Museum's Department of Modern and Contemporary Art. The Aaron I. Fleischman Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, will be held by Ian Alteveer, who has been at The Met for 11 years and was promoted to Curator last year. Aaron Fleischman's endowment contributes significantly toward supporting the Museum's ongoing work in the field of modern and contemporary art.  "We are immensely grateful for the funding of this vital position in the Depa...


“One of the 1st generation California Light and Space artists, Alexander moves from abstraction to representation, making astonishingly sensuous art with a consistent focus on light, pictorial space, and the expansive aerial views of LA at night.  This work is sublime.” - Katherine Plake Hough, Chief Curator, Palm Springs Art Museum - Peter Alexander, Gas, Digital pigment print, 36 x 72 in.

Art Palm Springs - 2018 SELECTS ANNOUNCED

Released: February 15, 2018

Launched at the 2017 event, SELECTS was a tremendous hit with audiences and collectors. Art Palm Springs SELECTS returns in 2018, offering patrons and collectors new ways to navigate the extraordinary artwork at the show by highlighting pieces chosen by noted curators, designers, and critics. Donna Davies, Vice President of the Art Group for Urban Expositions, producer of Art Palm Springs, has tapped top professionals in the art and design communities to review the fair and make their picks, which will also be noted at the fair and accessible online for easy reference. “We’re adding thes...


Tres Plumas Blancas, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches

CODA Gallery Presents Paintings by Jeff Faust

Released: February 15, 2018

CODA Gallery unveils a new exhibition of paintings by Jeff Faust, running March 2-23. The artist from Claremont will attend an opening reception on March 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with El Paseo Art Walk/Palm Desert First Weekend. Rowboats floating in the sky, drifting leaves, puffy clouds, collections of objects (sometimes including clouds) casting shadows in wall niches, and the mysteriousness of shiny spheres recur in Jeff Faust’s work, which he labels “subtle surrealism.” “I paint things that I want to see happen but can’t in real life. I find gentle twists on reality comfor...


Springtime by Maurice Braun

Unparalleled California Art Trove Acquired by University of California, Irvine for its Planned Museum

Released: February 14, 2018

UC Irvine has been gifted the outstanding Buck Collection for its planned Museum and Institute of California Art, or MICA. An exquisite but long-hidden collection of California art has been given to the University of California, Irvine by the trust of Gerald E. Buck, a Newport Beach developer. Valued at tens of millions of dollars, the Buck Collection includes classic California Impressionism, a huge Los Angeles night cityscape, and iconic “freeway series” paintings, among many important 20-th century works. Buck, who built sprawling suburban communities from Southern California farmla...


Pastel on paper under glass painting by Mary Silverwood (N.M., 1932-2011), titled Cottonwoods (est.  $300-$500).

John Moran's Monday, March 12th auction will benefit The Foundation for Appraisal Education

Released: February 15, 2018

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers announces it will conduct an auction to benefit The Foundation for Appraisal Education on Monday, March 12th, at 12 noon Pacific time, live and online. All sales will benefit the Foundation’s efforts to fund scholarships and educational events dedicated to personal property appraising. Items to be auctioned include paintings, silver, jewelry and glass. John Moran Auctioneers is located at 145 East Walnut Street in Monrovia.  “Moran’s is honored to hold this special auction event and believes strongly in the Foundation’s mission to raise funds for...


These circa 1860-1880 temple lions from the Nanking province, 17 ½ by 6 by 7 inches, are striking in appearance.

High-Caliber Items In Benefit Shop Auction Feb. 21

Released: February 13, 2018

The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc. will present its next signature Red Carpet auction on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. Eastern, with a diverse range of goods from Asian and French furniture to decorative arts and fine estate jewelry. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. The monthly Red Carpet sales feature premium collections of antiques, midcentury modern, brand furnishings, sterling, china, crystal, jewelry and fine art. With a mission of “to donate, to discover and to do good,” the foundation is a nonprofit and all auction proceeds support community ...


Demétre Chiparus (Romanian 1886-1947), Les Girls, chryselephantine cold painted bronze sculptures

'Les Girls' by Demétre Chiparus Headlines Weschler’s March 2nd Sale

Released: February 13, 2018

ROCKVILLE, MD –  Weschler’s is pleased to offer a collection of fine art, including significant examples of African American art, American and European antique furniture, Russian objets de vertu, Modern designer furniture, Mid-Century decorative objects and more in their Capital Collections Estate Auction on March 2nd at 10am. The public is invited to preview these items during the exhibit, which opens on Saturday, February 24th at 9am.   ‘Les Girls’ by Demétre Chiparus, $300,000-$500,000, headlines the sale. The rare and dramatic chryselephantine cold painted bronze sculpture of five da...


 Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley, oil on canvas, 2018.  National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.  The National Portrait Gallery is grateful to the following lead donors for their support of the Obama portraits: Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg; Judith Kern and Kent Whealy; Tommie L.  Pegues and Donald A.  Capoccia.

National Portrait Gallery Unveils Portraits of Former President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama by Artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald

Released: February 12, 2018

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery on Monday unveiled its commissioned portraits of former President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama by artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively. The artworks were revealed in a private ceremony in the museum’s Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard as part of the Portrait Gallery’s 50th anniversary celebrations. President Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama delivered remarks as did Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton, National Portrait Gallery Director Kim Sajet and artists Wiley and Sherald. “For 50 years, the National Portrait...


Francis J.  Purcell Antiques, Philadelphia, PA

PHILADELPHIA ANTIQUES AND ART SHOW PRESENTS ART AND DESIGN THROUGH THE CENTURIES

Released: February 7, 2018

For three days this spring, Philadelphians and visitors can explore exceptional works of art and design spanning four centuries at the 56th Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show.  Tickets are now on sale for the show, which will be held from Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22, at The Navy Yard, with a Preview Party on Thursday, April 19.  Sixty of the nation’s most distinguished dealers will showcase some of the finest examples of 17th century through 20th century furniture, paintings, jewelry, crafts, silver, textiles, porcelain, and other works.  The dealers, as well as guides and lo...


Untitled skeleton head painting attributed to Jean-Michel Basquiat (Am., 1960-1988), unframed and artist signed, 12 inches by 22 inches ($37,500).

Basquiat and Warhol share the spotlight in Woodshed Art Auctions' online-only fine art auction, Feb. 1st

Released: February 12, 2018

FRANKLIN, Mass. – It’s fitting that the top two lots in Woodshed Art Auctions’ internet only fine art auction held February 1st were claimed by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. Not only were the two arguably the kings of the New York Pop Art scene of the 1980s, they currently occupy first and second place for most ever paid for an artwork by an American artist at auction.   Warhol held the record for several years when his 1963 canvas titled Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) sold for $104.5 million at an auction held in 2013 at Sotheby’s in New York. But in May of last year, Basq...


Major Preservation Project of American Impressionists’ Original Gallery Underway ~ Lyme Art Association Gets Extreme Makeover

Released: February 9, 2018

In 1914, the American Impressionist painters of Old Lyme formed an association and dreamed of building their own gallery to exhibit their work. For the sum of one dollar, Ms. Florence Griswold deeded a portion of her property to the artists; where, in 1921, the Lyme Art Association Gallery opened its doors. Sadly, nearly a century later, this landmark gallery had the same shingles, deteriorated and literally falling off the building, and rotted woodwork coming apart.   There was simply no choice; the three Rs – repair, restoration, and renovation – had to begin.   But makeovers take money...

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Thomas Cole, The Clove, Catskills, Oil on canvas, 1827, 25 ¼ x 35 1/8 in.  New Britain Museum of American Art.  Charles F.  Smith Fund, 1945.22.

'Picturesque and Sublime: Thomas Cole’s Trans-Atlantic Inheritance' to Open in the Artist's Studio

Released: February 8, 2018

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Cole’s arrival from England in 1818, the Thomas Cole Site is partnering with the Yale Center for British Art to present the special exhibition Picturesque and Sublime: Thomas Cole’s Trans-Atlantic Inheritance in Thomas Cole’s New Studio, in Catskill, NY. This exhibition, from May 1 to Nov. 4, 2018, is designed to complement the major Cole exhibition at The Met and is curated by Tim Barringer, Paul Mellon Professor in the History of Art at Yale; Gillian Forrester, Senior Curator of European Art at the Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester (and...

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John Opper.  Jazz-M-68, 1968.  Acrylic on canvas.  46 x 46 inches.

Berry Campbell Gallery Presents Special Exhibition JOHN OPPER, Paintings from the 1960s to 1970s

Released: February 7, 2018

Berry Campbell Gallery is pleased to announce a special exhibition of paintings by JOHN OPPER from February 8 through March 10, 2018. The opening reception for “John Opper: Paintings from the 1960s and 1970s” is Thursday, February 8 from 6 to 8 pm.  This is Berry Campbell’s first exhibition of Opper’s work since announcing the representation of his estate a year ago. Active as a painter for over six decades, John opper was an early member of the New York School. Over the course of his career, he evolved from creating abstract gestural works, in which he drew inspiration from the natural...


The Women Are Stronger: An Installation by Margo Duvall Opening Reception

Released: February 7, 2018

Henderson State University Associate Professor of Photography Margo Duvall will present her latest body of work in the Arts & Science Center's Simmons Gallery from February 8 - April 21. The process of cyanotype dates back to 1842 and was an early form of duplication and used to make blueprints (hence the blue cast of the image). Duvall uses the process to imprint photographic images on a variety of objects including, in this exhibition, fabric. Duvall earned her bachelor's degree in studio art from Humboldt State University before earning an MFA in photography from San Jose St...


This Chinese green glazed oval footed porcelain bowl with a pre-sale estimate of $1,000-$2,000 finished at $200,000, easily making it the auction's top lot and the sleeper item of the sale.

Chinese porcelain bowl with an estimate of $1,000-$2,000 soars to $200,000 at Nye & Company's Jan. 31 auction

Released: February 7, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – An unassuming Chinese green glazed oval footed porcelain bowl with a pre-sale estimate of just $1,000-$2,000 soared to $200,000 at Nye & Company Auctioneers’ Collectors’ Passion Auction held January 31st, online and in the firm’s showroom at 20 Beach Street. The auction was held after Americana Week in New York City, about 15 miles away.   “I would have to judge this sale a huge success, with strong bidding across all categories, led of course by the Chinese porcelain bowl, the true definition of a sleeper lot,” said John Nye of Nye & Company Auctioneers. “Th...


Lot 117: Erik Nitsche, General Dynamics / Hydrodynamics, 1955.  From the Gail Chisholm Collection.  Estimate $2,500 to $3,500.

Swann Galleries to Offer Scarce Highlights from the Gail Chisholm Collection

Released: February 6, 2018

Swann Galleries will offer an auction of Vintage Posters Featuring Highlights from the Gail Chisholm Collection on Thursday, March 1. More than 130 highlights from the collection of internationally renowned dealer and aficionado Gail Chisholm provide a colorful cross section of the variety of twentieth-century posters, from unusual images to midcentury masterpieces. Gail Chisholm was beloved in the poster community for her impeccable taste and sense of humor. The collection is led by a suite of three posters—unique to the travel poster genre—by Georges Dorival, titled Vers le Mont – Blan...


Judith with the Head of Holofernes by Francesco Cairo (ca.  1633–37), oil on canvas

'Dangerous Women' Exhibition Traces Shifting Perceptions in Art

Released: February 1, 2018

Courageous heroines and deceptive femmes fatales abound in the Old and New Testaments. From Judith to Esther, Salome to Mary Magdalene, Delilah to Lot's Daughters and Potiphar's wife, these women — perceived as dangerous to society — shaped biblical history. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU presents the world premiere of Dangerous Women, the timely new exhibition that explores shifting perceptions of these historic characters, whose power to topple the strongest of male rulers made them “dangerous” but whose strength serves as an historical foundation for thinking about contem...


William Saroyan

Focus on Abstract Gems : Small Paintings, Sculptures, and Paper Pieces

Released: February 13, 2018

As winter is fully upon us, few people venture out to visit galleries. Anita Shapolsky Gallery's charming exhibit of small paintings, paper pieces, and sculptures are worth the trip while in New York (152 East 65th St.). These works adhere to the gallery’s focus of abstract expressionist style, but offers an eclectic variety of genre, medium and eras. It exposes rare drawings, prints, photographs and paintings from some of the most significant artists of the 1950’s and 1960’s. This show follows our tradition of representing important artists from all backgrounds to the public. Seeing these...

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It opened with the melancholy reflection that, in the lives of mortals, the best days are the first to flee.  Vintage General GG tractor, fur, paper, acrylic, oil, 72x120x54 inches, Installation at Goucher College, Baltimore, MD, 2018

Goucher College’s Silber Art Gallery presents Jim Condron: Diminishing Returns, At Goucher College’s Silber Art Gallery in the Sandy J. Unger Athenaeum

Released: February 1, 2018

— Jim Condron: Diminishing Returns, a solo exhibition showcasing over twenty paintings and new sculptural works will be presented at Goucher College’s Silber Art Gallery in the Sandy J. Unger Athenaeum now open through March 26, 2018 at 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, in Baltimore. An artist’s reception will be held February 9, 2018, from 6:00-9:00 p.m, This exhibition incites viewers to examine the application of the economic principle of the law of diminishing returns to painting and art making in the 21st century. The paintings in the show range in size from 5x6 inches to 90x144 inches. Eac...


Gregg Dietrich joins Eldred's as Senior Consultant, Specialist

GREGG DIETRICH JOINS ELDRED’S AS SENIOR CONSULTANT, SPECIALIST

Released: January 31, 2018

East Dennis, Mass. – The Robert C. Eldred Co. announced today Gregg K. Dietrich has joined the auction and appraisal firm as a Senior Consultant and Specialist. Mr. Dietrich brings to the position a diverse range of knowledge and experience in the art market following decades of work in both gallery and auction settings. He will primarily focus on continuing to expand Eldred’s industry-leading Maritime Art department although he will also assist in the procurement of high quality consignments across a wide array of collecting areas.   “We are beyond thrilled Gregg has joined the Eldred’s...


Lyndhurst Mansion

Barn Star Launches New Antiques Show at Hudson Valley's Lyndhurst Mansion in April

Released: January 30, 2018

Barn Star Productions and Frank Gaglio, Inc. announce a new and exciting event, Antiques on the Hudson, At Lyndhurst, Saturday and Sunday, April 7 & 8, 2018. The antiques, vintage, and fine art show and sale will take place as part of Lyndhurst Mansion’s Spring Blossoms Flower Show, the 2018 season opening at the historic site. The Spring Blossoms flower show is a once-a- year event for visitors to experience the Gothic Revival style mansion filled with luxurious flower arrangements, shop fine garden antiques and rarities, and participate in horticultural workshops and lectures. As p...


David Boudon (Switzerland, 1778-c.1816)

Estates Excel in the Brunk Auctions January Sale

Released: January 30, 2018

Brunk Auctions hosted another successful auction in their Asheville, North Carolina gallery over the weekend of January 26th and 27th, 2018. The January sale at Brunk Auctions brought $1.76 million and finished with a 95% sell-through rate over the course of two sessions. Exceptional results were achieved in many categories with records set for Southern-related works in the auction. Important estates realized outstanding prices and sell-through rates. The sale saw Brunk Auctions continue their success in the marketplace with important North Carolina artists. A new auction record wa...


Long Island Biennial Call for Entries February 1 – April 30, 2018

Released: February 1, 2018

Huntington, NY – The Heckscher Museum of Art is accepting entries for the 2018 Long Island Biennial beginning February 1, 2018.  Inaugurated in 2010, the Long Island Biennial is a juried competition offering local artists an opportunity to show their work to a broad public in a professional Museum setting. Long Island has a rich artistic history and has long been an inspiration for artists.  Professional visual artists over the age of 18 who live in Suffolk and Nassau Counties may submit entries for the Biennial from February 1 through April 30, 2018. Artists can apply online at LongIsla...


Bronze depiction of a cowboy on horseback by California sculptor Betty Saletta, titled Yesterday is Tomorrow, dated 1990, 31 inches tall ($5,000).

Bronze depiction of a cowboy on horseback by California sculptor Betty Saletta brings $5,000 at auction

Released: January 30, 2018

RENO, Nev. – A beautiful bronze depiction of a cowboy on horseback by California sculptor Betty Saletta sold for $5,000, a 25-cent War Eagle slot machine from the 1930s fetched $2,875, and a mint condition A.B. Stewart & Co. (Virginia City, Nev) drug store bottle dated 1877 made $2,250 at Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC’s auction held on January 20th and 21st.   It was the first big auction event of the New Year for Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC, featuring nearly 1,500 lots in many collecting categories. It was held online and in their Reno gallery, at 355...


Laura Woodward (American, 1834-1926) Path with palm and blossoms, ca.  1890s.  Watercolor.  Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, Florida.

'Behold, A New Eden: Laura Woodward and the Creation of Palm Beach' at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach

Released: January 29, 2018

Long before “Discover Florida,” Laura Woodward was one of the State’s earliest publicists – using a paintbrush instead of a pen to entice Henry Flagler to look southward—to Palm Beach and Boca Raton—in search of the “New Eden” of oceanside tourism. The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens will honor Woodward’s important influence on our area in Behold, A New Eden: Laura Woodward and the Creation of Palm Beach, to be exhibited at the Gardens from Saturday, February 10, 2018 - Sunday, May 6, 2018.  Mr. and Mrs. Jose P. Fanjul, Jr., are the chairmen of the exhibition which has been sponsored by Flo...

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