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Neue Auctions Lot 194: Opal, Diamond and Emerald n Necklace

Cleveland’s newest auction house – Neue Auctions features Jewelry, Fine Watches and Objets de Vertu for Holiday Auction

Released: December 05, 2018

(CLEVELAND) December 5, 2018 – Neue Auctions, Cleveland’s newest auction house will host a Jewelry, Fine Watches and Objets de Vertu online auction on Saturday, December 8, 2018. You can view the catalog now and bid by visiting neueauctions.com. Lots will close live on Saturday, December 8th beginning at 11 a.m. EST. The upcoming auction features a carefully curated collection of jewels, watches and objets de vertu; including small crystal perfume flasks, Steuben glass acorns, niello & enameled pieces including antique Potter & Mellen accessories and a collection of repousse silv...


One of two works in the sale by Dorothy (Mann) Dehner is this steel abstract sculpture, signed and dated 1987, 34 ¼ by 28 ½ by 75 inches ($10/15,000).

From Dehner to Daum, Clarke Auction Is Place To Be Dec. 2

Released: November 14, 2018

Clarke Auction Gallery will offer a wide-ranging auction on Sunday, December 2, at 10 am, running the gamut from Chinese carved furniture to Daum Nancy and Galle vases but fine art will definitely take center stage. Crossing the block early in the sale is an important oil on canvas painting by Gustave Jean Jacquet (French, 1846-1909), circa 1869-70, “Normande Young Girl Holding Chalice,” 39½ by 28 inches, ($8/12,000) from a Connecticut estate. Other fine paintings on offer include a playful David Burliuk (Russian, 1882-1967) oil on board painting, “The Man With 13 Pipes,” 12 by 9 inches ...


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42nd Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, November 16-18

Released: November 13, 2018

The annual fall gathering for booklovers, the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair returns to the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s beautiful Back Bay for its 42nd year, November 16-18, 2018. Featuring the collections and rare treasures of 132 booksellers from the U.S., England, Canada, Netherlands, France, Germany, Russia, Denmark, and Argentina, the Boston Book Fair gives visitors the opportunity to see, learn about, and purchase the finest in rare and valuable books, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, graphics, maps, atlases, photographs, fine and decorative prints, and much m...


6th Annual Boston Design Week! March 27 - April 9, 2019 - Call for Evens Now Open

Released: November 09, 2018

Boston, MA – A “Call for Events” has been issued for the 6th Annual Boston Design Week, a 12-day citywide festival taking place March 27 – April 7, 2019. Boston Design Week seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design, foster recognition of the vital role design plays, and bring new audiences to a wide array of design industries and organizations. To download the Participant Guide or to register an event visit www.BostonDesignWeek.com. The deadline to register an event is January 18, 2019.   The 2018 Boston Design Week was a resounding success with 70+ e...


7 Centuries and 36 City Blocks from Van Gogh To Van Dongen

Released: November 08, 2018

Master Drawings New York returns to the Upper East Side Saturday, January 26 through Saturday, February 2, 2019 Preview: Friday, January 25, 4-8 PM Highlights of the Week include Metropolitan Museum of Art Lecture, Special Loan Exhibition from Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University and Master Drawings Journal Symposium Thirty of the world’s leading international art dealers will exhibit an outstanding array of drawings, paintings, watercolors, sculpture and oil sketches from the 14th to the 21st centuries during the 2019 edition of Master Drawings New York (MDNY) from Saturda...


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CORNCOBS TO COSMONAUTS: Redefining the Holidays during the Soviet Era

Released: November 05, 2018

The Museum of Russian Icons will be presenting Corncobs to Cosmonauts: Redefining the Holidays during the Soviet Era, an exhibition transforming the Museum’s West Gallery into a Russian Winter Wonderland from November 9, 2018-January 27, 2019.  The centerpiece of the exhibition will be more than 150 Soviet-era ornaments displayed alongside various-sized and decorated “New Year’s Trees,” together with holiday toys, books, and cards. The majority of the ornaments have been donated to the museum by collector Frank Sciacca. The ornaments depict a variety of non-religious objects that were im...


Original oil on canvas figural landscape painting by the Latvian-born German painter Johann Valters, better known as Walter Kurau (1869-1932), framed (est.  $40,000-$55,000).

Oil on canvas figural landscape painting by Walter Kurau (1869-1932) will be in Helm's Dec. 1st auction

Released: October 31, 2018

EL CAJON, Calif. – Helm Auction, Inc.’s end-of-year Holidaze! auction on Saturday, December 1st, will be jam-packed with over 550 lots of Native American artifacts (such as Navajo weavings and Pueblo pottery), pre-Columbian artifacts, other pre-historic items (like arrowheads and stone tools), oil paintings and other fine artwork, Oceanic, African and Asian tribal artifacts and more.   The catalog also includes Native American and Mexican jewelry from the 20th century. Many pre-Columbian artifacts are from a high-end Rancho Santa Fe, California estate, collected by a dentist and descen...


COUNTRY ESTATE WITH MINIATURE SILVER ARNOLDUS VAN GEFFEN ET AL.  Silver 33 x 47 cm

TEFAF New York Fall Opens With Strong Early Sales

Released: October 29, 2018

The third edition of TEFAF New York Fall opened on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Park Avenue Armory, following a packed Preview on Friday, October 26. Museum-quality works attracted high-level interest and resulted in the attendance of major collectors and international institutions. Early sales at the Fair across a range of collecting categories had already taken place by the end of the Preview as conversations and commerce continue.  Since its inception in 2016, TEFAF New York Fall has reinvigorated the conversation around historic art by presenting a unique platform in the U.S. --...


Wes Anderson & Juman Malouf Picture Gallery, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna © KHM-Museumsverband

Filmmaker Wes Anderson and Designer Juman Malouf Curate a Curious Museum Exhibition

Released: October 18, 2018

Continuing the exhibition series that began with Ed Ruscha (2012) and Edmund de Waal (2016), the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna has invited the acclaimed American filmmaker Wes Anderson and his partner Juman Malouf, a celebrated author and costume designer, to curate a very special exhibition at the museum. The invitation was a simple but daunting one: to comb through more than four million objects, both on public display and tucked away in the museum’s labyrinthine storage rooms, and to select their favourites. "Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and Other Treasures from the Kunsthistori...


Amanda Grieve - Muscle Memory

ARC Select: The Modern Muse

Released: October 16, 2018

There is also a third kind of madness, which is possession by the Muses, enters into a delicate and virgin soul, and there inspiring frenzy, awakens lyrical.... But he, who, not being inspired and having no touch of madness in his soul, comes to the door and thinks he will get into the temple by the help of art--he, I say, and his poetry are not admitted; the sane man is nowhere at all when he enters into rivalry with the madman. - Excerpt from Phaedrus by Plato The notion of the muse, originating in ancient Greece, stems from the mythological group of sister goddesses said to inspire...


Lot 190: FERNANDO BOTERO Italian b.  1932 Oil on Canvas

Fernando Botero (Columbian, born 1932)

Released: October 05, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – 491 fresh to market items will be available to the highest bidder Thursday, October 11, 2018 with knowledgeable collectors and discerning buyers participating and competing against one another over a quality assortment of items on display at 888 Auctions. With modern art, postwar contemporary paintings and Asian antiques dotting the sale, there will be incredible interest in the items set to be offered to the highest bidder.   The star piece of the auction features an oil on canvas featuring a two figures dancing and attributed to Fernando Botero (Columbian, born 19...


Lot 96 - Luba-Songye, Kifwebe Mask, Congo $100,000 - 150,000

TRIBAL ART, MUSEUM QUALITY ANTIQUES AND INTERIOR DESIGN TAKE CENTER STAGE IN RAGO'S OCTOBER AUCTIONS

Released: October 05, 2018

Lambertville, NJ - On October 19-21, Rago Auctions in Lambertville, NJ hosts three auctions that showcase both important and historic works of art and show-stopping design. This three-day auction series begins on Friday, October 19 with Tribal Art from the Collection of Allan Stone and Other Owners, featuring art from Africa, Oceania, Asia and the Americans. Remix: Classic + Contemporary, our semi-annual design sale, follows on Saturday. The auction on Sunday, October 21 is Autobiography of a Hoarder: The Collection of Martin Cohen, Part 1. It features American and European decorative ar...


A Cavour vase

'Syria Matters' Exhibition to Present Rare Antiquities and Works by Living Artists in Immersive Installation

Released: September 23, 2018

The opening at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha (Qatar Museums), of Syria Matters, the most comprehensive exhibition of its kind in the world, will be marked with two evenings of performances by internationally acclaimed Syrian artists. On Thursday 22 November there will be a performance by Maias Alyamani, violinist, composer, producer, considered one of the foremost Arab artists of today. On Friday 23 November renowned Syrian musician, Kinan Azmeh and Syrian Armenian artist, Kevork Mourad will present Home Within, a spectacular multi-media performance combining film and music. Syri...


20th c.  art to be sold includes this abstract mixed media on paper by Afro Basaldella (Italian, 1912-1976) dated 1948.  This (and the large canvas by Julian Stanczak) is from the estate of a fellow artist and friend of both artists.  In 1956, Afro, as he is known, was given the award as Best Italian Artist at the Venice Biennale.

CRN AUCTIONS, INC., ANNUAL SEPTEMBER AUCTION

Released: September 21, 2018

On Sunday, September 30th, CRN Auctions will conduct their Annual Fall Auction of antiques and fine arts at their gallery in Cambridge, MA offering a mix of items ranging in geographical origin and spanning the 17th through mid 20th centuries. Among the approx. 80 lots of works of art offered, included, from the estate of artist William C. Collins, is a large Op-Art canvas by Julian Stanczak, and an abstract by Afro Basadella (both works were acquired from the artist). A color lithograph by Paul Cezanne, purchased in Paris in the 1950’s, is also from the Collins estate. These three works...


Aphrodite, (first century A.D.).  White marble.  Before (left) and after (right) restoration.  Photo courtesy of Friends of Florence.

"Rediscovered Aphrodite" in Italy's National Archeology Museum restored thanks to Friends of Florence

Released: September 19, 2018

THE POLO MUSEALE DELLA TOSCANA AND THE MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE IN FLORENCE PRESENT THE “REDISCOVERED APHRODITE” RESTORED THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF FRIENDS OF FLORENCE September 19, 2018, Florence, Italy…The recently restored statue of Aphrodite housed in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale (National Archeological Museum/the Museum) in Florence, Italy, was unveiled in a public celebration on September 11, 2018. Funded by Friends of Florence with a donation by Michael and Sandy Collins, the cleaning and restoration process revealed a surprising development. Long thought to be a represe...


Gianguan Auctions Sets 6:00 P.M. Start For September 8th Sale

Released: September 05, 2018

When Kwong Lum of Gianguan Auctions calls the gallery to order for the sale of more than two hundred Chinese paintings and albums, Bronze Age treasures, and exceptional Chinese ceramics, it will be twilight in New York.  The 6 p.m. start time provides ample opportuity for collectors in the US, Europe and China to live bid in person or on several digital platforms. Highlights of the auction include Tang Dynasty scholar Liu Gongquan’s “Calligraphy," Lot 98. The eight foot panel has Thirteen Emperor's seals and fourteen Collectors seals.  Zhao Ji, the personal name of the eighth Song Empe...


Ernest Briggs, "Untitled", 1960s

Super Bodies

Released: September 04, 2018

The Anita Shapolsky Gallery is pleased to present a cross-cultural and transhistorical exploration of the body in art. “Super Bodies” moves beyond our typical focus on abstract expressionist paintings to exhibit art from a potpourri of artists, periods, countries, and media. Antiques from Japan, China, Burma, and Greece from Anita Shapolsky’s own collection are scattered throughout the exhibition to compliment the modern and contemporary works, all exemplifying the ever-present drive to represent the body in both the abstract and the figurative. The instinctual drive to creatively captur...


Donkey head kantharos depicting Dionysos and his entourage.  520-500 BCE, Greece.

Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings

Released: August 20, 2018

This September, the Harvard Art Museums present Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings; the exhibition brings together 75 objects—elaborate drinking and pouring vessels as well as related contextual works—from the collections of the Harvard Art Museums and nearly two dozen international lenders. Offering a glimpse into the symbolism and communal practices that found expression at ancient feasts across the ancient Near East and Mediterranean, the exhibition and its accompanying print publication, online digital feature, and rich programming explo...


"Frogs," by 20th C.  Chinese naturalist Yangyong Ding.  Lot 77.  Gianguan Auctions.  September 8, 2018

Reading The Du Hua Of Chinese Paintings At Gianguan Auctions

Released: August 17, 2018

The Chinese paintings coming to the podium at Gianguan Auctions on September 8th hold strong interest for collectors familiar with the form and may well serve as an introduction to the du hua of Chinese paintings for others interested in learning how “to read a painting”. Since the dawn of the dynasties, paintings with brush and ink have been the domain of  poets and multi-talented scholars, visionary emperors, and monks. In the twentieth century globe-trotting experimentalists commanded the respect of  Picasso, well-known patrons, and the press. Today’s collectors look for idealism, tec...


Boshanlu Censer, bronze.  Gianguan Auctions.  September 8th sale.

Two Ding, A Pair of Dou, And A Qing Zun: Some Favorite Chinese Ritual Items At Auction

Released: August 14, 2018

Collectors of Chinese antiquities and art can count on Gianguan Auctions for pockets of very specialized collections–such as Warring States ritual bronzes and their later progeny. Several highlight Gianguan’s annual fall sale on September 8th.  To be prized for design and craftsmanship is a pair of Warring States ritual Dou inlaid with gold and silver. Covered circular vessels sit high atop pedestals emanating from the backs of ferocious Bixie. Fantastical Kui dragons then encircle the risers and dare clutch the horn of the stealthy Bixie below. The inlays are worked in geometric patter...


Kavanagh’s sculpture inspired by the Venus of Brassempouy, a late Stone Age piece from the Grotte du Pape in southwestern France.

Representations of Paleolithic Female Figures Featured in Yale Peabody Museum Exhibit

Released: August 13, 2018

“The Artist’s Eye: Figurines of the Paleolithic,” an art exhibition featuring sculptures by Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh that pay homage to some of the first three-dimensional representations of the female form ever discovered, opened Aug. 11 at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. The exhibition, on view through March 17, celebrates Upper Paleolithic hunter-and-gatherer artisans who created the female figures 100 generations ago, between 40,000 and 15,000 BCE. Some 200 of these figures were discovered, some in association with weaponry, jewelry, and animal remains, at archaeologica...

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This white marble amulet is believed to have been crafted during the Jemdet Nasr period around 3000 BC

British Museum Repatriates Antiquities Looted From Iraq

Released: August 12, 2018

In London, a group of 8 historic objects from Iraq seized in a Metropolitan Police raid are now going back to Iraq, thanks to the British Museum. The items were suspected to be looted and seized from a now defunct London dealer in a Metropolitan Police operation on 2 May 2003. The dealer failed to supply proof of ownership, subsequently ceased trading and the objects passed to the Crown and then to the British Museum for analysis this year. The objects were identified by Museum experts as being from Iraq, specifically from the site of Tello in Southern Iraq, where the British Museum’s Iraq...

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Warring States pair of Dou atop Bixie.  Gianguan Auctions.  September 8, 2018 sale.

Warring States Dou Atop Bixie Captures Tone of September 8 Sale At Gianguan Auctions

Released: August 08, 2018

Warring States Dou Atop Bixie Captures Tone of September 8 Sale At Gianguan Auctions NEW YORK , New York -- 08 August 2018 Warring States bronze, silver & gold Dou on Bixie. Gianguan Auctions.September 8, 2018 sale. "Visit" by Huang Gongwang, Yuan Dynasty. Gianguan Auctions. September 8, 2018 sale. Yellow-Ground Falangcai Twin-Horse Vase by Lang Shining, (Giuseppe Castiglione). Gianguan Auctions. September 8, 2018 (ArtfixDaily.com)  As New York’s premier independent Chinese auction gallery, Gianguan Auctions approaches its 15th annual fall auction ...


Ancient Coins, Modern Paintings & Asian Art Abound July 19 at 888 Auctions

Released: July 10, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – With the temperatures hitting record highs all over the world, the prices continue to soar at 888 Auctions. With 401 fresh-to-market items opening up for bidding and available to the highest bidder, the upcoming auction, featuring Ancient Coins, Modern Paintings and Asian Art is sure to be a crowd-pleaser July 19, 2018.   Headlining the sale will be a series of ancient coins which can be found at the following lots:   Lot 174: Northern Song Dynasty (1101-1125 AD) Daguan Tongbao Hartill 16.418 (High Estimate: $120) Lot 186: Chinese Sui Dynasty (581-604 AD) Wuzh...


Oil on canvas figural landscape painting by the Latvian-born German painter Johann Valters-Walter Kurau (1869-1932), in a gold gilt frame, 62.5 inches by 61.5 inches (est.  $50,000-$100,000).

Oil painting by Latvian-born German painter Johann Valters-Walter Kurau (1869-1932) will be in Helm Auction's July 7th online-only sale

Released: July 03, 2018

EL CAJON, Calif. – Helms Auction, Inc.’s Tribal & Native American Summer Shindig planned for this coming Saturday, July 7th, is packed with over 460 lots of Navajo weavings and Pueblo pottery; pre-Columbian artifacts; prehistoric arrowheads and other stone tools; Oceanic, African and Chinese tribal artifacts; 20th century Native American and Mexican jewelry items and more.   The online-only auction will begin promptly at 1:15 pm Eastern time. All lots may be viewed and bid on now, via the platforms LiveAuctioneers.com and iCollector.com, plus on the Helm Auction website, live.helma...


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