Press Releases tagged with art nouveau - art deco

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Record Breaking, Six-Figure Prices Sends Cowan’s Fall Americana Auction Soaring to $1.4M

Released: October 10, 2018

For the first time since offering the Marge Schott Collection in 2006, Cowan’s sells four lots for over $100,000 in a single auction. CINCINNATI -- Four historic lots created a bidding frenzy that sent prices soaring past their estimates into six figures at Cowan’s Fall Americana, Including Fine & Decorative Art: Premier Auction on October 6, 2018. The $1.4M auction saw nearly 1,000 bidders participate in person, over the phone, or on one of three online bidding platforms as they competed over 537 lots.   “This really was a special auction,” said Sam Cowan, Cowan’s Director of Fi...


The top lot of this auction was a pair of gilt bronze 15-light chandeliers, with three figural maidens, that sold above high estimate at $51,425.

Statement Antiques Go Big At Fontaine’s Antiques, Fine Art Auction

Released: October 09, 2018

   In recent years, Midcentury Modern has been attracting a big buzz at auctions but traditional antiques made a big splash at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s antiques and fine art auction on September 22. The auction achieved robust prices across the board with a wealth of choice antiques from fine art to lighting, including several statement pieces that will transform their new homes.    “The auction grossing over $1,000,000 was extremely diverse and we were pleased to see buyers embrace traditional antiques, such as Tiffany table lamps, gilt chandeliers and marble statuary,” said John Font...


THE FINE ART PRINT FAIR ANNOUNCES 2018 SPEAKERS FOR THE JORDAN SCHNITZER FAMILY FOUNDATION LECTURE

Released: September 11, 2018

New York, September 11, 2018 – The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) is pleased to announce the speakers for the 2018 Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation Lecture series. This year, the Fine Art Print Fair is delighted to welcome featured artist Christiane Baumgartner, who will be joined in conversation by Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jennifer Farrell.   Free and open to the public through the generous support of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, the artist in conversation series aims to honor and r...


This untitled James Martin painting appears to depict fellow artist Vincent Van Gogh, 13 ½ by 11 ¾ inches.

James Martin Art To Cross Block At The Benefit Shop Foundation Oct.10

Released: September 24, 2018

Sometimes described as a storyteller or jazz improvisationist, James Martin (born 1928), has been creating art for decades that is an integral part of the Pacific Northwest scene. Reminiscent of the work of Red Grooms with a similar humorous bent, Martin’s colorful constructions often depict larger-than-life characters and people from the gritty underbelly of a city. Early in his career in the late 1950s-early 60s, his work caught the attention of serious collectors and he participated in museum exhibitions, including at the Seattle Art Museum. In his 90th year, a striking collection of ...


A table-setting set the stage for "You're Invited: The Art of Dining" at Lark Mason Associates

An Innovative Exhibition Draws Strong Sales Results for "You’re Invited: The Art of Dining" Auction Sale at Lark Mason Associates

Released: September 18, 2018

Lark Mason Associates’ recent sale, You’re Invited: The Art of Dining, closed on September 12, 2018 with scores of bidders and nearly 100% results. The innovative exhibition displayed antiques in modern settings, attracting large numbers of first-time bidders. The sale of 382 lots had a 96% sale rate for a total of $112,920. Lark Mason commented that the results, “showed the importance of presentation when offering works that are often thought as no longer desirable to today’s audiences of bidders.” Mason continued, “ Our goal was to attract new bidders with a fresh and innovative approa...


Charles Rennie Mackintosh Stained Oak Armchair, circa 1897.  Est.  $40,000-60,000

A Private Collection of Important Design Will Highlight Doyle’s September 17 Auction

Released: September 07, 2018

Doyle will hold the popular Doyle+Design auction on Monday, September 17 at 10am. The sale showcases Modern and Contemporary furniture, decorations and art by some of the most prominent designers, makers and artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Highlighting the auction is a Private Collection of Important Design. Spanning the late 19th century through the third quarter of the 20th century, the furniture and decorative arts offered in this exceptional collection include important examples of early Modernism in America and Europe. An armchair designed by Scottish architect Charles Renni...


A pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Thin Line chrome armchairs was designed in a dark brown vinyl upholstery mimicking leather, 32 by 23 by 29 inches ($300-600).

Benefit Shop Foundation Sale To Offer Midcentury Modern Aug. 8

Released: July 23, 2018

Midcentury Modern is very much in vogue these days and collectors will have a field day at Benefit Shop Foundation’s monthly Red Carpet auction on Wednesday, August 8, at 10 am, which features a collection of over 100 midcentury furniture pieces and accessories. All lots open with a $1 bid and there are no reserves. From the collection of John Edelman, CEO of Design Within Reach, the collection includes a who’s who of midcentury designers: Milo Baughman, Eero Saarinen, Florence Knoll, Donghia for Baker, Russel Wright and Adrian Pearsall. Midcentury is a thread that runs through Edelman’s...


Lot 365: Leonetto Cappiello, Carnaval / Vinho do Porto, 1911.  Estimate $20,000 to $30,000.

Rare Cappiello Posters Encourage Drinking: Temperance Society Says No at Swann Galleries

Released: July 10, 2018

Swann Galleries’ auction of Vintage Posters on August 1 brings to market the largest selection of food and drink advertisements the house has ever offered, along with premier examples of Art Nouveau, wartime propaganda and resort posters. Leading the sale is Alphonse Mucha’s exquisite quartet, Times of the Day, 1899. Four allegorical women in diaphanous gowns represent Morning Awakening, Daytime Dash, Evening Reverie and Nightly Rest. The set carries an estimate of $40,000 to $60,000. Also available are the iconic Bières de la Meuse, 1897, and Salon des Cent, 1896 (each $8,000 to $12,000...


Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat Turquoise Pagoda, c.  1900 Glazed stoneware 13h x 7.50w in.

Behind the Curtain: Treasures from the Vault On View at the Jason Jacques Gallery

Released: July 09, 2018

Jason Jacques proudly announces the opening of Behind the Curtain: Treasures from the Vault -- the gallery’s largest group exhibition to date. To celebrate this milestone event, a special reception and tour with Jason Jacques and Jason Busch will take place on Wednesday, July 11th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. With over 100 works on view, this unprecedented historic show provides a wide-reaching survey of styles and design movements in ceramic art, from functional vessels to decorative sculpture, while emphasizing the clay medium’s role in the visual arts from the turn of the 20th century forwa...


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 228: Leonard E.  Fisher, The 4th of July, acrylic on board, 2014.  Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.

Modernism & PaJaMa at Swann Galleries’ American Art Sale in June

Released: June 01, 2018

American Art comes to Swann Galleries on June 14 with a highly curated offering of original works by artists living or working in the United States. The nearly 300 paintings, drawings and sculptures, encompassing the middle of the nineteenth century to the present, are expected to exceed $1.6M. Many have never before appeared at auction. The auction will feature a strong section of works by PaJaMa, the artist collective consisting of Paul Cadmus, Jared French and Margaret Hoening French. Many of these works, from the collection of Jon Anderson and Philis Raskind-Anderson, are portraits b...


The top lot of the auction was a David Hockney photo portfolio from 1976, collection of Ileana Sonnabend, that earned $75,000.

Buyers Focus On Photography, Art At Millea Bros. Spring Select Auction

Released: June 04, 2018

If a photograph is worth 1,000 words, then Millea Bros.’ Spring Select Auction May 17–19 is worth a book. Boasting over 1,000 lots, all with compelling stories of their own, the auction showcased three estates, featuring a large selection from the late gallerist Ileana Sonnabend’s art photography collection, passed down to her daughter, Nina Castelli Sundell, a curator and scholar until her death in 2014; 1960s–1970s American Modern art from the estate of Jacob and Marian Javits; and large-scale European and American contemporary art from the estate of venture capitalist Pentti Kouri. “W...


work.  (Pre-sale estimate: $80,000 to $120,000)

$149K Man Ray Sets Record at Swann Graphic Design Auction

Released: May 07, 2018

Swann Galleries’ auction of Graphic Design on May 3 offered vintage posters that defined the styles of the twentieth century. In a highly-curated selection of just over 250 lots, the highlight was Man Ray’s iconic poster for the London Underground, which reached a record $149,000. Done in the surrealist master’s iconic “rayographic” style, the asymmetrical poster equated the reliability with the nascent tube system with the timeless regularity of the solar system. It was the world’s most expensive travel poster from June of 2007, when it sold for $100,906 at Christie’s, until 2012, when ...


Lot 169: Gustav Klimt, Das Werk von Gustav Klimt, with 49 plates, Vienna & Leipzig, 1918.  Sold April 26, 2018 for $106,250.  (Pre-sale estimate: $25,000 to $35,000)

$100K Klimt Leads Fine Books & Graphics at Swann

Released: May 01, 2018

Swann Galleries offered an auction of Fine Illustrated Books & Graphics on April 26, with highlights by artists of the twentieth century and scarce volumes from fine presses. Leading the sale was Das Werk von Gustav Klimt, 1918, the only monograph of Gustav Klimt’s work published during his lifetime. With some of the artist’s most famous plates printed in vibrant color and highlighted in gold and silver, the suite tripled its high estimate, selling to a collector for $106,250. The posthumous Eine Nachlese, 1931, with 30 plates by Klimt and text by Max Eisler, sold for $11,250. Fine...


Lot 168: Gustav Klimt, Eine Nachlese, with 30 plates, Vienna, 1931.  Estimate $15,000 to $25,000.

Visual Feast of Scarce Volumes in Fine Illustrated Books & Graphics

Released: April 13, 2018

Swann Galleries’ Thursday, April 26 auction of Fine Illustrated Books & Graphics will offer books, magazines, portfolios, editions and unique works, with material that changed the trajectory of design and influenced book arts in the last two centuries. Luminous works by Gustav Klimt lead the auction with the limited edition tours-de-force Das Werk, 1918, and Eine Nachlese, 1931. With text by Hermann Bahr and Peter Altenberg, Das Work is the only monograph published during Klimt’s lifetime. The present copy, numbered 103 of 300, retains 49 of the original 50 plates, including the ten ...


Back in 1966-67, the “Souper” dress, inspired by the famous Soup Can art series by Andy Warhol, married art and advertising when paper dresses were in vogue.  If one mailed in two labels from Campbell’s soup cans to the company along with $1, this dress was their reward.

Benefit Shop Foundation Auction Goes From Soup (Can) To Nuts May 16

Released: May 07, 2018

The Benefit Shop Foundation, Inc., usually has merchandise  that runs the gamut from soup to nuts in its monthly Red Carpet auctions. This is especially true for its next auction on Wednesday, May 16, at 10 am, which features an Andy Warhol “Souper” soup can paper dress, which was only made 1966-67. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. “Our auctions mostly are soup to nuts affairs with a little bit of everything,” said owner and founder Pam Stone. “This sale has a very strong pop culture sensibility with the Andy Warhol dress as well as a couple of very str...


Helen Allen, executive director of the Winter Antiques Show

Winter Antiques Show Announces New Executive Director

Released: April 16, 2018

The Winter Antiques Show Executive Committee is pleased to announce that it has named Helen Allen as the new executive director of the Show. Ms. Allen joins the Winter Antiques Show with extensive experience and expertise in the arts, marketing, communications, and event production. Over the past 17 years, Ms. Allen has orchestrated the US market entry, directed, and consulted with numerous art fairs. She served as the executive director of Ramsay Fairs for nine years. During her tenure, she founded and served as executive director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair with events in New York, ...


David Hockney, Celia Observing

HOCKNEY, CLOSE & KATZ: CONTEMPORARY MASTERS OF PORTRAITURE AT CLARKE’S APRIL 22ND AUCTION

Released: April 12, 2018

Clarke’s April 22nd auction is highlighted by a single owner collection of contemporary prints and paintings by such renowned artists as Jim Dine, David Hockney, Alex Katz, Chuck Close and Robert Vickery. Works by distinguished 19th and early 20th century American and European artists round out the sale. Of note is David Hockney’s Celia Observing, a rare 1976 color etching and aquatint ($6,000/$9,000), depicting the fabric designer Celia Birtwell with an intense gaze, seated before a large portrait. Celia, Hockney’s long-time muse, is perhaps most famously portrayed in the large-scale do...


HGTV's Taniya Nayak hosts a panel on kitchen design as part of the 5th Annual Boston Design Week.

5th Annual Boston Design Week Offers 70+ Events, Calendar Now Online

Released: March 28, 2018

Boston, MA - Boston Design Week, a 12-day citywide design festival, returns for its fifth year April 4 – April 15, 2018 featuring a dazzling array of programs and events across the design spectrum. This year’s theme is “Now, New, Next!” which highlights current, new, and future design in all design arenas. All programs, events and exhibitions are open to the public and most are free of charge, but most require an RSVP. The full calendar of events is now available at www.BostonDesignWeek.com. Boston Design Week launches Wednesday, April 4 with five kick-off events in five different locati...


Anne Bridge "Buckets of Fun" (oil, 16" x 12")

‘New Beginnings for Spring’ Opens March 17th at Solvang Antiques

Released: March 05, 2018

Solvang Antiques and Judith Hale Gallery invite you to join them for the opening of their annual Spring Art Show ‘New Beginnings for Spring.’ A champagne reception will be held on Saturday, March 17th from noon to 4:00 pm. Mingle with the artists and enjoy painting demonstrations. The freshness of Spring and sweet fragrant air create an atmosphere of expectation and new beginnings. The artists in the show capture these elements in their unique artworks presenting a collection of new creations in oil, pastel and sculpture. Dirk Foslien will be enchanting attendees with a painting demons...


The top lot of the action was a bronze Art Deco statuette of a nude woman reclining inside a crescent moon, 23 by 20 by 9 inches, that went to a phone bidder for $1,905.

Auction Adventures Across The Board

Released: February 28, 2018

Each auction brings something new and unexpected. The Benefit Shop Foundation’s Red Carpet sale Feb. 21 was no exception. “Every auction is a surprise. Just when we think we have our fingers on the pulse of what Internet buyers want, there are always surprises. That’s one of the things I love about this business — every auction is a new adventure,” said founder/president Pam Stone. “There was a great mix of nice items that did better than expected.” Items sold well across the board from Asian arts and Midcentury Modern to fine art and Continental. While the occasional item is consigned...


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...


Francis J.  Purcell Antiques, Philadelphia, PA

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

Released: February 07, 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...


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 06, 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...


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