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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...


A Jeff Koons "Play-Doh" sculpture will be part of “Plato in LA: Contemporary Artists’ Vision,” at the Getty Villa this spring.  © Jeff Koons.

Getty Villa Reinstalls Antiquities, Opens 'Plato in L.A.' Exhibition This Spring

Released: November 15, 2017

The Greek philosopher Plato (about 428-347 BC) is one of the founding figures of Western civilization. His writings, most composed in the form of dialogues led by his teacher Socrates, provide fundamental perspective on all aspects of human existence: metaphysical, ethical, poetic, and political. Plato in L.A.: Contemporary Artists’ Visions, on view from April 18, 2018 through September 3, 2018, will be the inaugural exhibition to accompany the opening of the newly reinstalled Getty Villa. The exhibition will feature some of today's most celebrated artists, Paul Chan, Rachel Harrison, Hu...


Lot 77: Richard Hakluyt, Novus Orbis, engraved folding map, showing first printed use of “Virginia,” Paris, 1587.  Estimate $40,000 to $60,000.

Cartographical Debut of ‘Virginia’ Being Offered at Swann

Released: November 16, 2017

Important cartographical milestones abound in Swann Galleries’ auction of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books on Tuesday, December 5. The sale promises to be one of the best the department has ever offered, with the estimated total exceeding $1,000,000.             Richard Hakluyt’s 1587 map of the New World, Novus Orbis, is the first to use the designations “Virginea” and “Nuevo Mexico.” The map, valued at $40,000 to $60,000, is not known to have appeared at auction since 1917. It is one of a selection of duplicates from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Colle...


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...


Lot 193: 1912 Szechuan 1 Dollar NGC AU-Details L&M-366

Chinese Coins, World Numismatics & Asian Art Feature Heavily at Winter November 23 Auction at 888 Auctions

Released: November 14, 2017

Richmond Hill, ON – Chinese numismatics feature heavily at 888 Auctions’ November 23 sale. Featuring 430 fresh-to-market items with estimates ranging from a few hundred to thousands of dollars, this auction features something for everyone. As we approach the holiday season, interested buyers and collectors will be pleased to find this sale heavily featuring some unique collectibles, most notably some rare Chinese coins and numismatic items perfect as a holiday gift.   The featured lots of the auction are a plethora of quality coins. From that offering of coins, many of them are Chinese...


Chinese marble stelae, with high relief guardians clenching clubs and trampling beastly demons.  Lot 75, Gianguan Auctions, December 9, 2017

Chinese Buddhist Art Recalls Freer's Passion

Released: November 10, 2017

When the 12th century Chinese fresco “Water-Moon Guanyin” comes to the podium at Gianguan Auctions on December 9, it will be a poignant reminder of the esteem in which Chinese Buddhist art was held by Charles Lang Freer, one of the great 20th century collectors and founder of the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.  According to a 2016 paper by the Peabody-Essex Museum’s Curator Daisy Yiyou Wang, the works of Chinese Buddhist art  “were the crowning achievement of the (Freer) collection.“  Kwong Lum, Founder and President of Gianguan Auctions, responded to the article in an intervi...


A pair of good quality Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted porphyry covered urns, 19th century (estimate: $8,000 - 12,000)

Elegant Home Auction to Offer Nearly 900 Diverse Pieces at Bonhams Los Angeles November 13-14

Released: October 27, 2017

Bonhams will offer nearly 900 diverse antique pieces from estates and private collections across the country at The Elegant Home auction on November 13-14. The sale will be an opportunity for collectors and decorators to acquire quality curated pieces of European and American furniture, chandeliers, tapestries, paintings, mirrors, clocks, sconces, candelabra, bronze and marble sculpture, ceramics and glassware, silver, works of art, and Oriental rugs spanning the 16th through the 20th century. “The Elegant Home is a great example of European and American antiques sourced from coast to ...


Friends of Florence completes major restoration of Renaissance frescoes at Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata

Released: November 2, 2017

MAJOR RESTORATION PROJECT AT THE BASILICA OF THE SANTISSIMA ANNUNZIATA, FLORENCE COMPLETED BY FRIENDS OF FLORENCE  Renaissance frescoes and artwork by Florentine masters restored in the Cloister of the Vows Washington, DC…Friends of Florence and its partners celebrate the completion of a four-year restoration project at the Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata in Florence of twelve superb lunette frescoes, architectural elements, and marble statues in the Cloister of the Vows funded by the organization. The frescoes are by Florentine Renaissance masters Alessio Baldovinetti (1424‒99),...


John and Louise Bryson at the Mogao Grottoes, the site of a Getty Conservation Institute project, in 2008.

J. Paul Getty Trust Receives $5 Million Gift for Conservation Efforts

Released: November 9, 2017

The J. Paul Getty Trust announced today an unprecedented $5 million gift from philanthropists John E. Bryson and Louise Henry Bryson to establish a new endowed fund supporting the important global work of the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI).  The new fund, to be known as the John E. and Louise Bryson Fund for the Getty Conservation Institute, will support all aspects of the Getty Conservation Institute’s work. In recognition of the Brysons’ generosity, the title of the position of the Director of the Getty Conservation Institute will be renamed as the John E. and Louise Bryson Directo...


Song Dynasty fresco.  Gianguan Auctions, December 9, 2017 sale.

Chinese Frescos, Modern Paintings, Seals and Zisha Teapots Lead Gianguan's December 9 Sale.

Released: November 7, 2017

Collectors of revered objects–from Song Dynasty frescos to Yuan ceramics, classic and modern art to signature seals and Zisha teapots–will find strong collections at Gianguan Auctions upcoming sale on Saturday, December 9. The lead Buddhist work of art is a Song Dynsaty fresco panel depicting the Water-Moon Guanyin, also known as Avalokiteshvara of the Southern Seas. She is portrayed in the traditional posture, seated on rockery, wearing robes and an elaborate headdress with gilt highlights, all backed by a double mandorla. The robes are outlined in thread relief making for an exceptiona...


David Hockney Featured in Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Art Auction November 9

David Hockney Featured in Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Art Auction November 9

Released: November 6, 2017

Richmond Hill, ON – A David Hockney oil on canvas and a slew of modern paintings feature heavily in 888 Auctions’ Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Furniture auction on November 9, 2017. Furthermore, with the drop in temperature and the mad dash towards the holiday season, 888 Auctions is proud to feature a quality offering of jewelry and Asian art for the discerning collector.   54 Modern paintings, lead the way in the November 9 sale. Highlighting the list of paintings is Lot 84, a David Hockney (b. 1937) oil on canvas painting featuring quite possibly the most famous of his subjects: ...


Incomparably Rare Desk and Bookcase Shatters Records Selling for an Astonishing $498,750 at Cowan's Auctions

Released: October 21, 2017

The Chippendale desk and bookcase of Captain John Cowan (1748 – 1823) sets the new standard for Kentucky furniture after an exhilarating 10-minute bidding war.  CINCINNATI – The most significant pieces of Kentucky furniture to ever come to market shattered the record for furniture made in the Bluegrass State when it sold for $498,750 at Cowan’s Auctions on Saturday, October 21. It was also the second most expensive piece of Southern furniture ever sold at auction. This was the first time the desk had been available to the public in over 220 years after remaining in the family of Kentucky...


October 26, 2017: RARE COINS, CHINESE NUMISMATICS & ASIAN ART

1988 Fine Gold Panda Coin Leads Way in Rare Coins, Chinese Numismatics & Asian Art Auctions

Released: October 16, 2017

Richmond Hill, ON – Thursday, October 26 marks 888 Auctions’ inaugural auction dedicated to numismatic items with a special focus on Chinese gold and silver panda coins. The 426-lot auction will also be featuring rare coins from all over the world and will also be accompanied by 888 Auctions’ usual complement of Asian fine and decorative arts, including finely carved jadeite objects, porcelain ceramics, furniture and jewelry.   Released for the first time in 1982 (Gold) and 1983 (Silver) by the People’s Bank of China, the Chinese Panda continues to be one of the most eagerly awaited co...


Arie L.  Kopelman, Chairman Emeritus of the Winter Antiques Show

Arie L. Kopelman Named Chairman Emeritus of the Winter Antiques Show and Honored by East Side House Settlement

Released: October 5, 2017

New York, NY –  The East Side House Settlement Board of Managers is pleased to announce that Arie L. Kopelman, distinguished longtime Chairman of the Winter Antiques Show, becomes Chairman Emeritus in January 2018. In celebration of his achievement, Mr. Kopelman will be presented with a leadership award honoring him for his service to the Show and the charity. The Winter Antiques Show, entering its 64th year, is a benefit for East Side House Settlement, a community-based organization in the South Bronx that celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2016. In his new capacity, Mr. Kopelman conti...


Lot 260: Galileo Galilei, Galilæus .  .  .  His Systeme of the World, in Thomas Salusbury's Mathematical Collections and Translations, first edition, London, 1661.  Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.

Early Printed Books Auction Features Feast of Culinary Tomes at Swann Galleries

Released: September 21, 2017

Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books come to Swann Galleries on Tuesday, October 17. The wide-ranging auction of some 300 lots covers a plethora of topics and periods.             Setting the sale apart is a prodigious selection of early books relating to food and wine, with highlights including L’Humore Dialogo, Milan, 1564, a treatise by Bartolomeo Taegio on viticulture, valued at $4,000 to $6,000, as well as the first edition of Domenico Romoli’s La Singolare Dottrina…dell’Ufficio dello Scalco, Venice, 1560, a guidebook for hoteliers and chefs with a year’s worth of m...


Lot 91, a Zinaida Serebriakova (1884-1967) Russian Oil Board featuring a still life painting of fruits, flowers and vases.  Measuring at 31 inches by 24 inches, this Serebriakova piece is expected to exceed its high estimate of $12,000

Modern Paintings, Jadeite Bangles Headlines 888 Auctions’ October 12 Auction

Released: September 26, 2017

Richmond Hill, ON – The middle of the autumn season brings forth another auction featuring Modern Paintings, Jadeite Bangles, and Asian Art October 12th. Consisting of 400 fresh-to-market items, an eclectic selection of modern paintings, jade carved items, jewelry, porcelain ceramics, and bronze statues are expected to achieve outstanding prices.   Headlining the modern paintings category are several standout pieces. One piece stands above the rest however: Lot 91, a Zinaida Serebriakova (1884-1967) Russian Oil Board featuring a still life painting of fruits, flowers and vases. Measuri...


2018 Loan Exhibition Highlight Vincent Van Gogh (Dutch, active in France, 1853-1890) Daisies, Arles, 1888 Oil on canvas Framed: 20 1/2 × 23 3/4 × 2 1/4 in.  (52.07 × 60.33 × 5.72 cm) Collection of Mr.  and Mrs.  Paul Mellon, 2014.207 Image © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Winter Antiques Show Celebrates 64 years as America’s Leading Art, Antiques and Design Fair

Released: September 19, 2017

WHAT: The Winter Antiques Show is the leading art, antiques and design fair in America, featuring 70 of the world's top experts in the fine and decorative arts. Now in its 64th year, the Show highlights an eclectic mix of works dating from ancient times through the present day, and each object is examined for authenticity, date and condition. Net proceeds from the Show benefit East Side House Settlement, a nationally recognized community-based organization in the South Bronx. Returning for a 22nd year is the Show’s Presenting Sponsor, Chubb. WHEN: January 19-28, 2018 12 pm-8 pm daily...


English three quarter suit of armor, c.1630

EN GARDE! Get Your Armor On!

Released: September 15, 2017

A knight in shining armor introduces the next auction, on October 4th, at Gray’s Auctioneers. Several lots of armor from a private collector display an armory from centuries past and from many different cultures. Not to be outshone, a huge collection of American decorative, stretch and pressed glass makes their mark in the auction, lots 111 to 299. Features notable manufacturers like Fenton, Imperial and Cambridge.   Perched on an antique oak pedestal base, lot 1, is a three quarter suit of English armor, circa 1630. The helmet is comprised of a four part bowl with hinged, pierced vents ...


Gilded Coffin Lid for the Priest Nedjemankh (detail).Late Ptolemaic Period (150-50 B.C.).  Cartonnage, gold, silver, resin, glass, wood.  Purchase, 2017 Benefit Fund; Lila Acheson Wallace Gift; Louis V.  Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest; Leona Sobel Education and The Camille M.  Lownds Funds; and 2016 Benefit Fund, 2017 (2017.255b).  Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Met Acquires Ancient Egyptian Gilded Coffin

Released: September 12, 2017

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced Tuesday that it has acquired an ancient Egyptian gilded cartonnage coffin from the first century B.C. The highly ornamented lid of the coffin is displayed prominently in the Museum's Lila Acheson Wallace Galleries for Egyptian Art (gallery 138), where it will be seen and enjoyed by millions of visitors. "This beautiful and unusual coffin is extremely rare, and we are honored to welcome it to the Museum's collection," said Daniel H. Weiss, President and CEO of The Met. "It is an extraordinary work of art that will give our visitors the opportunity ...

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The Philadelphia Art Alliance at the University of the Arts brings two of Philadelphia's most historic and innovative arts institutions together.

University of the Arts and Philadelphia Art Alliance Announce Merger

Released: September 12, 2017

Leading century-old cultural institutions to join forces, creating Philadelphia Art Alliance at the University of the Arts The boards of trustees of the University of the Arts (UArts) and Philadelphia Art Alliance announced today that the two century-old institutions will join together. The vote of both boards was unanimous, with the agreement finalized on August 28, 2017.   Under the agreement, the Art Alliance will become part of the University of the Arts, renamed Philadelphia Art Alliance at the University of the Arts, under the executive leadership of UArts President and CE...


Icy jade pendants.  Lot 5.  Gianguan Auctions, September 9.

Neolithic Chinese Jade Jewelry Adorns Gianguan Auctions Saturday Sale

Released: August 30, 2017

As every woman knows, there is jewelry and then there are statement pieces. Whether the choice is a contemporary Chinese carved jade pendent, precious prayer beads or indeginous jewelry five-thousand years old, there is always room for one more signature piece.You will discover it at Gianguan Auctions online catalog now and on the podium Saturday, September 9. A few of the highlights are  Lot 5, an icy jadeite pendant carved with bat and ruyi, along with a leaf shaped pendant carved with grapes. Both are suitable to be worn or kept close as touchstones.  Estimate on the lot is $800-$1,50...


Still from Elizabeth Price, A RESTORATION Video/installation, 2016

Major exhibition pairs video installation by Turner Prize winner Elizabeth Price with artifacts related to work of legendary archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans

Released: September 6, 2017

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) continues its efforts to illuminate ancient cultures and their interpretation through the lens of contemporary art with Restoring the Minoans: Elizabeth Price and Sir Arthur Evans. The exhibition presents A RESTORATION, an immersive video by artist Elizabeth Price in which images drawn largely from Evans’s excavation, on Crete, of the Bronze Age culture of the Minoans are transformed into a work of art for the digital age. The video, made in response to a  commission by the London-based Contemporary Art Society to create an artwork ba...


Jean Hasbrouck House (ca.  1721), Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY.  Photo by Pieter Estersohn, 2017.  Courtesy Historic Huguenot Street.

Historic Huguenot Street in Hudson Valley NY opens new exhibition showcasing 17th-century Dutch culture

Released: August 30, 2017

Historic Huguenot Street exhibition showcases 17th-century Dutch culture including paintings, furniture, and decorative items from the George Way Collection Complementary display of American and Dutch-made kasten cupboards also on view October 1‒December 17, 2017 New Paltz, NY (August 30, 2017)…Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) presents the special exhibition Living in Style: Selections from the George Way Collection of Dutch Fine and Decorative Art, on view October 1 through December 17, 2017. Featuring over 100 17th- and 18th-century Dutch items from the Netherlands—including 22 oil p...


CASVA members tour the Gallery's objects conservation lab with Shelley Sturman, head of objects conservation, National Gallery of Art, October 2016

National Gallery of Art's Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) Announces 2017–2018 Academic Year Appointments

Released: August 20, 2017

Washington, DC—The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), a world-renowned research institution that brings distinguished scholars from around the world to the National Gallery of Art, has announced its 2017–2018 academic year appointments. They include Diane Favro of the University of California, Los Angeles (emerita) as a Samuel H. Kress Professor; David Bomford of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as an Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor; and Hal Foster of Princeton University as the 67th A. W. Mellon Lecturer in the Fine Arts. Estelle Lingo of the University of Washingto...


Drawings by ex-slave Bill Traylor (American, 1854-1949) and ceramics by Karel Appel (Dutch, 1921-2006)

CRN Auctions to sell recently uncovered works by former slave Bill Traylor.

Released: September 5, 2017

     On Sunday, September 10th at 11 a.m. CRN Auctions will be conducting its annual September auction in Cambridge, Massachusetts.    The sale will be the usual CRN eclectic mix of American, English, European, Asian and Latin American works of art, furniture, and decorative accessories including a large private collection of American and English silver. CRN conducts only three sales annually, which gives time to selectively collect a variety of objects from primarily New England homes and collectors.    Auction coordinator and partner, Karin Phillips, stated, “We are very excited to h...


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