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Joseph Kleitsch (1882-1931) The Oriental Shop (or The Jade Shop), 1925, oil on canvas Price realized: $912,500

NEW AUCTION RECORD FOR JOSEPH KLEITSCH AT BONHAMS LOS ANGELES

Released: November 22, 2017

Los Angeles – A jewel-toned painting by Joseph Kleitsch achieved a new auction record for the artist at the California and Western Paintings and Sculpture auction at Bonhams Los Angeles on November 20. The vivid work, The Oriental Shop (or The Jade Shop), sold for more than three times its low estimate, achieving $912,500. The sale totaled $4,136,000 and sold 84% by lot and by value.   Scot Levitt, Bonhams Director of Fine Arts, said, “We were witness to robust bidding across the board in last night’s auction of California and Western paintings and sculpture. Top quality works continue...


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...


Oil on canvas painting attributed to the renowned Hudson River School artist Jasper Francis Cropsey, untitled, signed and dated 1878 (est.  $200,000-$300,000).

Oil painting attributed to Jasper Francis Cropsey could bring $200,000-$300,000 at Woodshed auction, Nov. 29th

Released: November 20, 2017

FRANKLIN, Mass. – An oil on canvas painting attributed to the renowned Hudson River School artist Jasper Francis Cropsey is expected to realize $200,000-$300,000 and several other works have estimates in the six figures in Woodshed Art Auctions’ next Prestige Signature Collection auction, online now and ending Wednesday, November 29th, at 12 o’clock noon Eastern time. The stunning late autumn Luminist work attributed to Cropsey (Am., 1823-1900) is untitled and is signed lower right (“JF Cropsey”) and dated (“1878”). It is large – 45 inches by 51 inches – and comes with a copy of a 2017 a...


Oil on canvas painting of Gaspe Peninsula in southeastern Quebec, Canada, rendered around 1960 and attributed to Eugene Klimoff (1901-1990) (est.  $1,500-$3,000).

Oil painting of Gaspe Peninsula in Canada, rendered by Eugene Klimoff around 1960, will be sold Dec. 1-3

Released: November 20, 2017

RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC is gearing up for a huge three-day auction event December 1st, 2nd and 3rd, one that’s packed with over 2,200 lots of railroad passes, Express collectibles, Western and postal history, mining memorabilia, rare bottles, Americana and more, online and in Holabird’s gallery located at 3555 Airway Drive (Suite 308) in Reno.   Start times all three days will be 8 am Pacific time. Online bidding will be provided by the platforms iCollector.com, Invaluable.com, eBay Live and Auctionzip.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted....


Sam Francis Painting, Original Work, Estimate $70,000-90,000

FRESH TO MARKET ARTWORKS AND DESIGN LEAD PALM BEACH MODERN AUCTIONS NOVEMBER SALE ON BIDSQUARE

Released: November 17, 2017

A wealth of modern design, fresh to market artworks and a highly select offering of fine jewelry are ready for bidding on Bidsquare in Palm Beach Modern Auctions' Modern Art, Design and Luxury Goods sale November 25. Highlights include a distinguished Miami collection of early, exotic Murano glass purchased directly from artists; prized Pablo Picasso pottery; sought-after Mid-century furniture and more. Three extremely desirable Sam Francis original works on paper are backed by scholarship from the Sam Francis Foundation. Each is signed and bears a Sam Francis Estate stamp. The highest-v...


Leon Loughridge, "Grass Creek"

HOME for the HOLIDAYS: Small Works, Big Statements

Released: November 17, 2017

Ann Korologos Gallery presents Home for the Holidays: Small Works, Big Statements featuring printmakers Paula Schuette Kraemer, Leon Loughridge, Joel Ostlind, Sherrie York, and paintings, photographs, and sculpture by renowned local and national artists. Holiday Party and Artists’ Reception on Thursday, December 7th from 5 to 7PM at Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt. In the spirit of the holidays, this curated collection of small works by over 30 artists appeals to the passions and palate of those who love the West, with the opportunity to give unique gifts that leave a lasting impression....


Fused glass by Marcie Tauber, Wilmngton, Del

ARTISTS EXHIBIT ASTONISHING GLASS & CERAMICS AT THE 5TH AMERICAN FINE CRAFT SHOW AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM NOV. 18-19

Released: November 16, 2017

In addition, exhibitors will fill the Museum’s Beaux-Arts Court  Nov. 18-19 with furniture makers, fashion designers, milliners, jewelers, sculptors & photographers   Work of glass artists and ceramists will enhance the fifth American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Museum Nov. 18-19. They will join furniture makers, fine artists and sculptors as well as jewelers and fashion designers—90 exhibitors in all--in the majestic Beaux-Arts Court in the landmark museum. In addition to foreign cultures and nature, their inspirations come from the character of the materials they kno...


Lot 304: Edward Hopper, The Lonely House, etching, 1923.  Sold November 2, 2017 for $317,000.  (Pre-sale estimate $150,000 to $200,000).

Swann Galleries Sets Record for a Print by Hopper at $317K

Released: November 3, 2017

A new auction record for any print by American master Edward Hopper was established at Swann Galleries’ auction of Old Master Through Modern Prints on Thursday, November 2. The extremely rare etching The Lonely House, 1923, sold for a record $317,000 to a buyer over the phone, above a high estimate of $200,000. The previous record for a print by the artist, set in 2012, was $80,000 lower. It was also the highest price for an etching ever sold by Swann Galleries. All three works by Hopper in the sale found buyers. Les Poilus, an extremely rare 1915-18 etching of French infantrymen, reache...


Lot 33: Adolphe Mouron Cassandre, Normandie / Maiden Voyage, 1935.  Sold October 26, 2017 for $20,000.  (Pre-sale estimate: $15,000 to $20,000)

From Cassandre & Dupas to Yogi Bear, Swann Travel Poster Auction Runs the Gamut

Released: November 3, 2017

Bidders were treated to a voyage across time at Swann Auction Galleries’ Thursday, October 26, sale of Rare & Important Travel Posters, with spectacular examples that embodied a century’s worth of technological development. The top lot of the sale was Adolphe Mouron Cassandre’s promotional image for the maiden voyage of the Normandie, 1935, one of the most iconic posters of all time. It was purchased by a bidder in the room for $20,000. A fine selection of early ocean liner images opened the sale, as the earliest form of mass leisure transportation. A rare circa-1911 depiction of the...


O the Wind Motel

CODA Gallery Exhibition and Reception

Released: November 15, 2017

PALM DESERT, CA — CODA gallery honors one of its best-selling painters with a solo exhibition and artist reception at the gallery’s 31st season celebration on Nov. 25. An art history buff, Ben Steele imbues in his paintings tongue-in-cheek references to predecessors such as Leonardo da Vinci, Edgar Degas, Marc Chagall, and Jeff Koons. On many occasions, he has melded famed artists — Georges Seurat, Georgia O’Keefe, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock, et al. — with crayons. He describes his work as “kind of realist or representational oil paintings, usually with a theme [in addition to c...


Alice Kent Stoddard (1883 –1976), Leila, 1915, Gift, George D.  Horst, 1916.43.1

Favorite American Paintings Now on View at the Reading Public Museum

Released: November 16, 2017

The Reading Public Museum in Pennsylvania has announced the reinstallation of its American Gallery featuring some of its most beloved works from the collection. Leila, by Alice Kent Stoddard; Buttonwood Farm, by N. C. Wyeth; Lemons and Sugar, by Raphaelle Peale, Cotopaxi, by Frederic Church and DeWitt Clinton Boutelle; and The Brook, Montclair, by George Inness are among the works on view now through the end of April, 2018 in the second floor American Gallery. Additional works by Norman Rockwell, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Anshutz, Peter Moran, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Worthington Whittredge, W...

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This Rare Privately Published and Distributed Journal by British Officer John Graves Simcoe caught the eye of several interested bidders.

Record-Setting Maps at Brunk Auctions

Released: November 15, 2017

On November 9th-11th, Brunk Auctions held an auction of over 1,600 lots of fine and decorative arts, maps, and more. Hundreds of bidders participated in what was the largest ever auction by lot-count for the Asheville-based firm. Several exceptional results ensued, including numerous auction records for Maps Deaccessioned by Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund.   The high lot from Colonial Williamsburg Foundation was an extremely rare copy of a privately published journal by John Graves Simcoe entitled Operations of the Queen’s Rangers. The journal i...


Gorham, Bird's eye view of the Vase or Bonbon Dish Sterling Silver and ‘Translucent’ Enamel 2.75 inches high by 6.25 inches in diameter New York, NY, 1893

Winter Antiques Show Announces New Exhibitors for 2018 Edition

Released: November 15, 2017

The Winter Antiques Show is pleased to announce the selection of six new exhibitors: Hirschl & Adler Modern (New York), Jason Jacques Gallery (New York), Lillian Nassau LLC (New York), Lobel Modern (New York), Spencer Marks (Southampton, Massachusetts), and Galerie Anne-Sophie Duval in collaboration with continuing exhibitor Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz (Paris). Returning to the Show after a one-year hiatus are Peter H. Eaton and Joan R. Brownstein (Newbury, Massachusetts). The new and returning exhibitors complete the 2018 Show’s roster of 70 renowned experts in fine and decorative art...


1968 oil on board painting by Dr.  Granville Fisher (1906-1988), a renowned criminologist who also earned a reputation as an accomplished eclectic painter.

Artworks by Granville Fisher, Charles Schulz, others will be sold in a televised auction,Nov. 30th

Released: November 15, 2017

READING, Pa. – Berks Community Television has announced the next airing of its hit program Auction Action on BCTV – a unique show that brings live auctions right into the living rooms of viewers. It will be on Thursday, November 30th, at 6 pm Eastern time. As before, the show will be hosted by local auctioneer Bill Howze, who is also the host of the BCTV show All That Stuff.   At the beginning of the show, Mr. Howze will remind viewers how the auction works and preview featured lots. All bidding is online. Individuals can bid from anywhere in the world on their desktop or mobile device...


Demonstration image of augmented reality project featuring work by Still and (left) Phillip Taaffe, Quadro Vesuviano, 1988.  Monoprint collage on linen © Philip Taaffe; courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York

Exhibition Juxtaposes Clyfford Still Paintings With 30 Influential Artworks in Augmented Reality

Released: November 13, 2017

The most original abstract expressionist was also the most deeply versed in art history. The world’s most intact public collection of any major American artist delves deep into Clyfford Still’s practice and ideas this fall. Still & Art presents the most widely investigative survey mounted by the Clyfford Still Museum, which enters its seventh year in Denver this November. The first exhibition to extensively juxtapose Still’s art with numerous reproduced images by more than 30 other artists, the display also features the museum’s first augmented reality experience. Occupying the mus...

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The Cooley Gallery proudly announces a holiday sale of art in all sizes

Released: November 13, 2017

The Cooley Gallery announces the opening of a holiday sale featuring historic and contemporary art in all sizes. The gallery will host a celebration of the season with a reception Thursday, November 16th from 5-7 p.m. where all are welcome. In The Holiday Sale at The Cooley Gallery newly discovered paintings by Old Lyme colony artists Harry Hoffman, William S. Robinson and Charles Ebert as well as exquisite drawings by Lyme artist Sewell Sillman and the father of American Impressionism, J. Alden Weir will be featured. “The prices will be commensurate with the spirit of the season,” says ...

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Photographer James Venuti, NYC

PHOTOGRAHPHERS JOIN ARTISANS @ THE 5th AMERICAN FINE CRAFT SHOW @ THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM NOVEMBER 18-19

Released: November 13, 2017

Joining photographers & sculptors are prominent sculptors, jewelers, fashion designers, furniture & art glass makers Multi-talented photographers join sculptors and artisans in the Beaux-Arts Court at the fifth American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Museum Nov. 18-19. One is also a woodworker; one a master printmaker and computer software expert and the third uses unconventional hardware and pioneering underwater techniques to achieve desired visual impact. Cindy Walpole, FocusFrog Fine Art Photography combines talents of award-winning fine art photographer, maste...


Renee Chase Cloth2Clay, Collingswood, N.J.

SCULPTORS JOIN ARTISANS @ THE 5th AMERICAN FINE CRAFT SHOW @ THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM NOVEMBER 18-19

Released: November 13, 2017

Joining sculptors are prominent jewelers, fashion designers, furniture and art glass makers Sculptors using wire mesh, leather, ceramic, metal armature and paper, whose work captures human forms, dresses, mythic figures, and movement, will join artists and artisans in the Beaux-Arts Court at the 5th American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Museum Nov. 18-19. Bonnie Shanas, Cherry Hill, J., who is intrigued by the human form, dance and movement, wrote on her website: “While most forms of sculpture are additive or reductive, I enjoy the challenge of breathing life into a shee...


Gorgeous circa 1860s English repousse silver pitcher by R&S Garrand of London, with marks dating it to London around 1861, 8 inches tall (est.  $4,000-$6,000).

Asian objects will be sold along with items from the Western culture at Converse's East Meets West auction, Dec. 1st

Released: November 14, 2017

MALVERN, Pa. – An English repousse silver pitcher made by R&S Garrand of London around 1861, a seven-piece sterling silver tea service made in Germany, and a fine selection of Tibetan Buddhist thangkas (religious paintings) are key lots in Converse Auctions’ next East Meets West Sale, an online-only auction scheduled for Friday, December 1st, starting at 10 am Eastern time.   Those are just a few items in a 474-lot auction where Asian objects will be sold along with items from the Western culture – hence the title East Meets West. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneer...


Oil on canvas landscape painting by the Scottish-born abstract modernist William Gear (1915-1997), titled Paysage, Mai 50 (1950) (est.  $10,000-$20,000).

Oil painting by Scottish abstract modernist William Gear (1915-1997) will lead Bruneau & Co.'s Nov. 25th auction

Released: November 13, 2017

CRANSTON, R.I. – An oil on canvas landscape painting by the Scottish-born abstract modernist William Gear (1915-1997), titled Paysage, Mai 50 (May Landscape, 1950), is the expected headliner in a 436-lot Estate, Antiques, Fine & Decorative Art Auction planned for Saturday, November 25th, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, in their Cranston gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue.   The auction will begin promptly at 12 noon Eastern time and will be preceded by a live-only DiscoverIt Estates Auction (no online bidding) starting at 10 am. The noon auction will feature furniture, fine art, sculptu...


Framed Fritz Scholder Oil Linen Of A Native Dancer

Eclectic Offering of Fine and Decorative Arts at Schwenke November Fine Estates Auction

Released: November 10, 2017

On Thursday November 16th, Schwenke Auctioneers will hold its November Fine Estates Auction with an offering of over 390 lots of freshly consigned estate property from estates throughout Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. The auction includes a broad selection of Asian decorative arts, American, English and Continental decorative arts, folk art and American country furniture, English & other sterling silver, jewelry, fine art, miscellaneous decorative arts, and estate oriental rugs. The top lot of the sale is an extensive set of Gorham sterling flatware in the "LaScala" pa...


William Joseph McCloskey, Valencia Oranges, 1889

The American Art Fair Celebrates Its 10th Year

Released: November 9, 2017

NEW YORK, NY November 9 – Artists Romare Bearden, Rockwell Kent, John Singer Sargent, Robert Henri, Reginald Marsh, Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, Martin Johnson Heade, and scores of works by their 19th and 20th century colleagues are featured in The American Art Fair, celebrating its 10th anniversary from November 12-15 at Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, New York City. A catalogue for this year’s fair is at theamericanartfair.com/catalogue. Opening American Art Week in New York, The American Art Fair focuses solely on American 19th and 20th century works and features nearly...


Oil painting by the Italian artist Nicola Simbari (1927-2012), titled Near Amalfi, signed and dated 1965 ($5,700).

Artworks by Simbari, Soulacroix, Lamotte all perform well at A. B. Levy's Oct. 30th auction

Released: November 10, 2017

PALM BEACH, Fla. – A 17th century Chinese polychrome-decorated, carved wood figure of a seated bodhisattva (in Buddhism, a spiritually enlightened person) sailed well past its pre-sale estimate of $8,000-$12,000 to sell for $60,000 at A.B. Levy’s Jewelry, Art, Antiques & Asian Works of Art Auction held October 30th, online and at A.B. Levy’s gallery in Palm Beach, Fla.   “Walking into the Palm Beach home of the person who owned it, I was instantly fascinated with the carved bodhisattva figure and looked forward to the opportunity of bringing it to auction,” said Albert Levy of A.B....


This vintage Nieman Eisman sideshow or circus banner (est $1/1,500), Twentieth Century, American, depicts a monkey driving a racecar inside a wheel, stenciled lower right "Nieman Studios," 92 by 115 inches.  Eisman was a renowned banner painter in the Chicago style of sideshow banner painting, actively painting banners from the 1920s to the mid-1950s.

Millea Bros. To Embrace 'Wow' Factor At Fringe Auction Nov. 13

Released: November 9, 2017

Halloween may have come and gone but Millea Bros. is cracking open its coffers and has scared up over 400 lots for a most unique set of offerings at its annual fall auction. Titled “Fringe,” the sale on Monday, November 13, at 10 am, brings together a collection of objects that will shock, delight or disturb. The free-ranging sale, defying easy categorization, spans multiple genres, including horror, science and medical, Victoriana, erotica, ethnographic, surrealism, psychedelia, fine and folk art, militaria and more. “Fringe” offers both seasoned and novice collectors choice items with a ...


Intentionally broken stretched canvas abstraction-painting-turned-sculpture by Andy Warhol, signed "Jon / Andy Warhol 83" and titled Abstraction - A Gift to Jon Gould (est.  $500,000-$1 million).

Attic find of unseen original artworks by Warhol and Basquiat will be auctioned by John McInnis, Dec. 2nd

Released: November 9, 2017

AMESBURY, Mass. – An attic find of original artworks which includes some by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat – literally unseen by anyone since being stored away more than 30 years ago – will finally see the light of day in an auction planned for Saturday, December 2nd, by John McInnis Auctioneers, in the firm’s Amesbury gallery at 76 Main Street, starting at 1 pm Eastern time, as part of their two-day sale of the contents of the Harriett (Woodsom) Gould estate, the family country home in Amesbury.  Those that are familiar with Andy Warhol will recognize the name of Jon Gould as his ...


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