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Lot 200: Emilio Cruz, Floating Figures, oil on canvas.  Sold June 14, 2018 for $17,500, a record for the artist

Swann Sets Record for Cuban-American Painter Emilio Cruz

Released: June 19, 2018

Swann Galleries’ auction of American Art on June 14 offered original works by bastions of the category including William Glackens and John Singer Sargent, as well as artists whose work has only more recently been recognized. 81% of the 300 works found buyers, indicating a robust market with continued interest in rising stars.             Nearly a fifth of the auction comprised works by the artist collective PaJaMa, consisting of Paul Cadmus, Jared French, Margaret Hoening French and their various partners and friends. Many of these works came from the collection of Jon Anderson and Phili...

Ed Ruscha (American, b.  1937), Pool #2, from the portfolio Pools, 1968; printed 1997.  Chromogenic color print, 40.4 x 40.7 cm (image).  Edward Ruscha Papers and Art Collection, 2013.16.2 © Ed Ruscha.  Courtesy Harry Ransom Center.

Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance

Released: June 19, 2018

The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin presents the exhibition “Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance” from Aug. 11, 2018, through Jan. 6, 2019. One of today’s most influential artists, Ruscha (b. 1937) is renowned for his category-defying synthesis of words and images, and for his deadpan renderings of the roadside landscapes, commercial signs and vernacular architecture of Los Angeles and the American West. Featuring more than 150 objects, this exhibition presents Ruscha’s celebrated books, photographs, drawings and prints alongside unpublished archival production mate...

The Violin Player, 1623.  Dirck van Baburen (Dutch, c.  1592/3–1624).  Oil on canvas; 80.4 x 67.1 cm.  The Cleveland Museum of Art.

Cleveland Museum of Art Acquisitions Range From a Jolly Dutch Portrait to a Cool 1970s Work by Emma Amos

Released: June 18, 2018

Significant recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include The Violin Player, a 17th-century genre painting by Dirck van Baburen; a drawing by Johannes Stradanus, a Netherlandish artist at the Medici court in Florence; an important painting from 1973 by the African American artist Emma Amos; a masterfully carved and unique wooden Bow Stand of the Luba people of south-central Democratic Republic of Congo; and an exceptional, silver-gilt and enamel cigar box by Russian goldsmith Peter Carl Fabergé. Dirck van Baburen's The Violin Player is a superb example of Caravaggesque techn...

Arturo Pacheco Altamirano (1903-1978)

Lots To Discover in Clarke Auction's June 25 Storage Sale

Released: June 19, 2018

             Clarke Auction is holding its fifth, online-only, no reserve, storage sale on Monday, June 25, 2018.  The sale features approximately two hundred lots of fine art pulled from the gallery’s storage. These lots, which cover a wide variety of media and styles, and range from large scale abstractions on canvas to Old Master drawings, are all being sold with an estimate of $50 to $1000.  Many of the artists represented in the sale have not previously sold at auction or are still emerging within the market.  Clarke’s storage sale is an excellent opportunity for buyers and collecto...

Joan Mitchell.  Bracket.  1989.  The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  © Estate of Joan Mitchell.  Photo: Katherine Du Tiel.

Baltimore Museum of Art and SFMOMA Co-Organize Comprehensive Retrospective of Work by Acclaimed Artist Joan Mitchell

Released: June 17, 2018

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) are co-organizing a comprehensive retrospective of American artist Joan Mitchell. The exhibition will bring together a breathtaking array of paintings, drawings, and prints from public and private collections in the U.S. and Europe that together reveal Mitchell’s inner landscape—experience, sensation, memory—expressed with an intensely athletic grace. Mitchell’s acclaimed masterworks will be joined by rarely seen paintings and works on paper, bringing to life the artist’s varied creative processes and the int...

Chinese Coins, Antiques & Western Paintings Abound June 21 at 888 Auctions

Released: June 15, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – As the temperatures continue to rise, the sell-through rates and hammer prices continue to steadily climb at 888 Auctions. The high sell-through rates have become an effective barometer for the Canadian auction house and it is with those high hopes that 888 Auctions will be featuring 393 fresh-to-market items including a variety of Chinese Coins, Antiques and Western Paintings.   Starring as the cover lot of the auction and nestled within the numerous rare Chinese coins featured in the June 21 sale is Lot 208, a Chinese Qing Dynasty Daoguang Period (1820-1850) Tongb...

Charles Sorlier limited edition color lithograph (#69/75) on Arches paper of an artwork after Marc Chagall (1887-1985), titled Roses et Mimosas (est.  $10,000-$20,000).

Signed prints after Chagall, Picasso and other artists are just part of Ahlers & Ogletree's June 24th auction

Released: June 15, 2018

ATLANTA, Ga. – An important one-day auction featuring 583 lots of period antiques, fine art, modern art and furniture, Chinese decorative arts, rugs, lighting and more is planned for Sunday, June 24th, by Ahlers & Ogletree, online (via and and in the firm’s gallery located at 715 Miami Circle in Atlanta, beginning at 10 am Eastern time.   Highlights will include a Chinese solid gold snuff bottle from the Qing dynasty; prints from Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso and other artists; a Chinese late Ming dynasty carved cinnabar lacquer tiered box; an inc...

"Button Yer Lip," Crash (John Matos), 1989, 40 x 30, watercolor on paper

Lawrence Fine Art to Show Work by Freilicher, Gilliam, Rivers, Price and Schatz at Art Market Hamptons, July 5-8

Released: June 15, 2018

Lawrence Fine Art will make its third appearance at Art Market Hamptons, in Bridgehampton, July 5-8, showing works by Jane Freilicher, Sam Gilliam, Larry Rivers and Howard Schatz, among others. The Gallery will also show work by Amaranth Ehrenhalt, Harriette Joffe and Crash One. Both Gilliam and Freilicher have been the subject of well-received recent gallery retrospectives, laudatory reviews, and, in the case of Gilliam, his first European museum retrospective. "We are particularly pleased to be showing Freilicher's work," said Gallery Director Howard Shapiro.  "These are her iconic l...

Louise Jones working on her 30-foot mural for

Crystal Bridges Museum Debuts Traveling Exhibition 'The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art'

Released: June 14, 2018

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art presents the debut of The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art on view now through September 3, 2018. After the debut at Crystal Bridges, The Beyond will travel to the North Carolina Museum of Art, October 13, 2018 to January 20, 2019, and to the New Britain Museum of American Art, February 22 to June 2, 2019. Created by Crystal Bridges, The Beyond brings together sculptures, murals, photographs, paintings, and more by Georgia O’Keeffe and 20 contemporary artists working in similar themes. Building on works from the museum’s collection and ...

Alma Woodsey Thomas (American, 1891–1978) Still Life with Mandolin, 1950s.  Oil on Masonite, 19 7/8 x 35 1/4 inches.  The Johnson Collection

Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection

Released: June 13, 2018

At Georgia Museum of Art (June 30-Sept. 23, 2018), "Central to Their Lives," organized by the Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, South Carolina, examines the achievements of women artists working in and inspired by the American South. Spanning the decades between the late 1890s and early 1960s, it looks at the particularly complex challenges these artists confronted in a traditionally conservative region during a period in which women’s social, cultural and political roles were being redefined and reinterpreted. How did the variables of historical gender norms, educational barriers, race, re...

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Thomas Moran (1837–1926), Laguna, New Mexico Looking from the East (1891), watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper 9 3/8 x 12 3/8 (sight) in, Estimate: $75,000–$125,000

Jackson Hole Art Auction Announces New Highlights & Final Call for 2018 Consignments

Released: June 13, 2018

Jackson, Wyoming – September 14-15, 2018 – Trailside Galleries and the Gerald Peters Gallery are pleased to announce the twelfth annual Jackson Hole Art Auction, scheduled for September 14-15, 2018 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Both sessions will be held at the award-winning Center for the Arts in downtown Jackson Hole. Jason Brooks will serve as auctioneer. Highlights to date include Frank Tenney Johnson’s Branding a Maverick, a 34 x 24 oil on canvas from 1913 estimated at $175,000-$275,000. Fresh to the auction market, this piece is a wonderful example of Johnson’s western work. American...

Fauvist landscape painting by Swedish-born American artist Birger Sandzen (1871-1954), depicting Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, artist signed (est.  $20,000-$30,000).

Picasso and Miro signed prints, Birger Sandzen landscape, more at Bruneau & Co.'s June 23rd auction

Released: June 13, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – A pair of outstanding Rhode Island collections – one of gorgeous Tiffany pieces pulled from a home in Providence and the other the modern prints collection of Lucille Comes out of Warwick, all purchased from Multiple Impressions in New York – will be just part of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ next big sale, planned for Saturday, June 23rd, at 10 am Eastern.   The auction will be held online as well as in Bruneau’s gallery, located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston. Internet bidding will be available via,, ePaiLIVE (in Asia), Bidsquare....

Together Alone, Alone Together by Nora Valdez

Urbano Project presents Nora Valdez: Together Alone, Alone Together

Released: June 12, 2018

Alone Together, Together Alone, an exhibition of artist Nora Valdez’s work, and Still We Rise, a multimedia installation by Urbano Youth Artists, both open at Urbano on Wednesday, June 13, with the celebration beginning at 6PM. The exhibitions will remain on view through August 16. Urbano is located at 29 Germania Street in Jamaica Plain, opening hours Monday-Friday, 1-6PM, Argentine-born, Boston-based artist Nora Valdez­’ Alone Together, Together Alone presents a series of figurative sculptures and drawings, with themes of ­the heart, emotions, home, and immigrati...

Dave DeMatteo "Santa Ynez Valley"

Summer art feature “Valley Vistas” to open June 16 at Solvang Antiques

Released: June 11, 2018

In conjunction with Solvang Antiques, the Judith Hale Gallery announced the June 16 opening of their newest exhibit “Valley Vistas,” featuring landscape paintings. “As the summer grasses begin to turn from the beautiful bright green of spring to gold, we turn our attention to new works of art celebrating the artist’s eye and ability to capture its beauty,” says curator Judith Hale, adding, “The beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley is well depicted among painters. Numerous exquisite works have been inspired by the stunning scenery throughout the region.”  Many new works will be shown from oil ...

Lot 45: Russell H.  Tandy, The Secret in the Old Attic, watercolor, ink and gouache, for Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #21, by Carolyn Keene, 1944.  Sold June 5, 2018 for $35,000.  (Pre-sale estimate: $15,000 to $25,000)

Secrets & Set Designs: Illustration Art Breaks Records at Swann Galleries

Released: June 07, 2018

Swann Galleries broke long-standing records and brought new artists to auction for the first time in their June 5 Illustration Art sale. 76% of the rich selection of just over 250 works of art sold. Contributing to the success of the auction was a section of works for historically important theater productions by noted set and costume designers. A promotional drawing by Al Hirschfeld for Cabin in the Sky, 1940, published in The Herald Tribune, was purchased by a collector for $32,500. Hirschfeld also designed the promotional poster for the 1943 film. An early sketch by Jo Mielziner for t...

Lot 55: Paul Revere, Autograph Document Signed, certifying the discharge of a captain from his regiment, 1779.  Estimate $12,000 to $18,000.

William Wheeler III Collection of Revolutionary & Presidential Americana at Auction June 21

Released: June 08, 2018

On Thursday, June 21, Swann Galleries will close their auction season of books and manuscripts with Revolutionary & Presidential Americana from the Collection of William Wheeler III­–some 230 works on paper including autographs of 36 presidents, manuscript material illuminating the American Revolution and a premium selection of Jacksoniana. The collection reveals a historian's perspective. Inspired as a child by the collections of the American Antiquarian Society, particularly their holdings of The Massachusetts Spy, Wheeler collected Revolutionary Americana with an eye towards answe...

Detail: Carl Rungius, Two Cowboys in the Saddle, 1895-1950.  Oil on canvas, 24 x 31 15/16 in.  Bequest of William N.  Beach.  1960-376.43.  Photography by Andy Duback.

Shelburne Museum’s Upcoming Exhibition, Playing Cowboy, Explores an American Myth

Released: June 11, 2018

 Playing Cowboy, this summer’s major exhibition at Vermont's Shelburne Museum, will be on view in the Pizzagalli Center for Arts and Education’s Colgate Gallery from June 23 until October 21, 2018. Before movie legends like John Wayne galloped across the silver screen, real live cowboys and Indians entertained audiences in dramatic performances that traveled the world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. William “Buffalo Bill” Cody (1846-1917) helped generate the growing public interest in the vanishing Wild West by acting out the exploits of his life as a scout and Indian fighter ...

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Capturing Landscape, installation at Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, 2018.

Krannert Art Museum summer exhibition, events focus on landscape photography

Released: June 08, 2018

A summer photography exhibition at Krannert Art Museum provides a way to experience American landscape photography, with accompanying events that feature well-known local photographers and encourage visitors to create landscape photographs of their own. “Capturing Landscape” looks at the relationship between people and nature through black-and-white photographs from the Krannert Art Museum collection. The exhibition runs May 26 to Oct. 20, with public talks and workshops planned in July and August. The works by modern and contemporary Americans represent landsca...

Amaranth Ehrenhalt, Carmona, 1957, Oil on Canvas, 40 x 40 in.

Different Strokes

Released: June 21, 2018

As the long, grey months of winter finally melt away, one longs for yellow daffodils, a warm breeze, and the sun’s triumphant return. The Anita Shapolsky Gallery’s summer exhibition, “Different Strokes”, seeks to fill this longing by bringing together six different artists whose works all capture the vibrancy of the season. Distinct, dynamic, colorful brushstrokes permeate each piece, but each artist uses different strokes to convey their own personal visual philosophies. DENISE CARVALHO is a Brazilian-born artist who draws inspiration from various philosophies such as Jacques Derrida’s...

Frederic Edwin Church, "Valley of Santa Isabel, New Granada" (1875)

Ex-Berkshire Museum Masterpiece by Frederic Church Enters PAFA Collection

Released: June 07, 2018

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) purchased American artist Frederic Edwin Church's masterful oil painting, Valley of Santa Isabel, New Granada, 1875, that was deaccessioned from the Berkshire Museum. The painting was offered at Sotheby's in New York on Wednesday, May 23. Church is arguably one of the artists most integral to the history of American art and this will be the first work by Church (1826–1900) to enter the museum's permanent collection. "PAFA is thrilled that this important American artwork will allow us to tell the sweeping story of American art," said Broo...

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Roy Lichtenstein, Sea Shore, 1964.  Oil and Magna on two Plexiglas panels, paint on Plexiglas box frame (24 × 30 in.).  © Roy Lichtenstein Foundation

The Whitney Receives Massive Gift of 400 Works by Roy Lichtenstein 

Released: June 06, 2018

The Whitney Museum of American Art announced on Wednesday that it has received a remarkable promised gift of over 400 works by Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997). The Museum and the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation have forged an agreement that will bring the two organizations into a close and ongoing partnership and will make the Whitney a locus for Lichtenstein scholarship with the creation of the Roy Lichtenstein Study Collection. Through this gift, and an expanded relationship with the Foundation, the Whitney will hold the world’s largest study collection of Lichtenstein’s work, opening up except...

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Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo with Lucile and Arnold Blanch at Coyoacán, c.  1930, Peter A.  Juley & Son, New York City , active 1910s - 1970s.  Gelatin silver print, image and sheet: 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches.  Philadelphia Museum of Art: Gift of Carl Zigrosser, 1975.

Face to Face: Portraits of Artists at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Released: June 06, 2018

This summer, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents a unique selection of photographic portraits of artists, from the French painter Henri Matisse to American writer Eudora Welty and the great jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald as well as many other figures in the world of the visual, literary, performing arts. Ranging in date from the late nineteenth century to the present, the compelling images in Face to Face reveal the expressive ways in which artists have used photography not only to portray their subjects but also to promote or shape their own celebrity. Many of the photographs in this exh...

Roy Lichtenstein in front of his paintings Craig… (1964) and Happy Tears (1964) in his West 26th Street studio, NY, 1964.  Art: © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein.  Photograph: © Ken Heyman.  Courtesy The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation

Archives of American Art Announces Major Promised Gift From the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation

Released: June 06, 2018

Gift Transforms the Archives’ Collection of and Accessibility to Material by and About Roy Lichtenstein, the Seminal 20th-century artist The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art announced that it is the beneficiary of a major promised gift from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation: the expansive Roy Lichtenstein Foundation records and Roy Lichtenstein papers comprising over 500 linear feet. The gift constitutes the most complete research resource anywhere on the art and life of the artist and his times, illuminating Lichtenstein’s wide-reaching influence and legacy. The foundation will supp...

John Marin, Stonington, Maine, 1923.  Watercolor and charcoal, 21 3/4 x 26 1/4 in.  Colby College Museum of Art.  Gift of John Marin Jr.  and Norma B.  Marin, 1973.047

Modern Wonder: The John Marin Collection On View in Maine

Released: June 04, 2018

Modern Wonder: The John Marin Collection opens at the Colby College Museum of Art, in Waterville, Maine, from June 5 to August 19, 2018. “The life of today, so keyed up, so seen, so seemingly unreal yet so real and the eye with so much to see and the ear to hear…. What is it?” John Marin spent his lifetime answering this question. He looked at the towering skyscrapers and bustling streets of Manhattan, the rollicking waters and windy coast of Maine and saw great forces at work. Large or small, manmade or natural, Marin embraced these forces and made their expression the focus of his pain...

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Mixed media on paper of Andy Warhol's iconic Marilyn Monroe image, attributed to the Pop Art master, artist signed front and back (est.  $8,000-$10,000).

In the Manner Of's Thursday, June 28 fine art auction will be held online and at 500 Gallery in Franklin, Mass.

Released: June 06, 2018

FRANKLIN, Mass. – A mixed media on paper of Andy Warhol’s iconic Marilyn Monroe image that’s attributed to the Pop Art master, and a lovely tempera and watercolor on paper landscape attributed to French artist Jean Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-1875), are just two expected headliners in a star-studded fine art auction that goes live on Thursday, June 28th, by In the Manner Of, at 5:30 pm EDT.   It will be just the second auction for the young firm that deals exclusively in antique and vintage artworks created in the styles of master artists (hence the name In the Manner Of) but, unlike ...

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