Press Releases tagged with art nouveau - art deco

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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...


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...


Pair of Vladimir Kagan Upholstered Walnut Contour Lounge Chairs, designed 1958.  Est.  $12,000-18,000

Auction of Modern and Contemporary Furniture, Design and Art at Doyle

Released: November 13, 2017

Doyle’s popular Doyle+Design auction on Tuesday, November 21 at 10am showcases furniture, design and art by some of the most prominent designers, makers and artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. The sale presents design that has transformed the way we use living spaces while questioning where we draw the line between fine art and furniture and decorative objects. Furniture by George Nakashima (1905-1990) is renowned for its organic forms that incorporate the natural unfinished edge of the wood plank, as seen in two chests of drawers in the sale (est. each $30,000-50,000). Often chosen...


Rene Herbst, Tassel Vase, 1923, Glazed stoneware, 8 3/4 in.  high

Jason Jacques Top 12 European Pottery Finds in Heritage Auctions' Design Sale

Released: October 17, 2017

For the novice or seasoned collector wanting to dip their feet into the field of European art pottery, the Jason Jacques collection is a perfect way to start. Here are Jason's top 12 picks with estimates starting as low as $350 for such amazing pieces offered in the Heritage Auctions' Design Sale on October 24 in Dallas. No one is more in tune with the field than Jason who has been carrying on a love affair with everything ceramic. *Rene Herbst, Tassel Vase, 1923 *Henri-Leon Charles Robalbhen, Red Basket, circa 1895 *Lucien Gaillard, Iris Ewer, circa 1905, Atelier de Glatigny *Cl...


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...


Peacock 1.  20th century Chinese porcelain bird, 18th century Chinese porcelain fragments and mixed media

The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair Announces Outstanding 2018 Line-up

Released: October 4, 2017

When the 19h annual New York Ceramics & Glass Fair—the only fair of its kind in the United States—opens its doors on January 18th, twenty-nine internationally renowned specialists will swell the historic Bohemian National Hall with a panoply of historic and contemporary treasures that span five centuries, from the Middle Ages to right this minute. “Liz Lees and I are delighted to welcome several new participants to the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair this year,” says Meg Wendy, who with Ms. Lees produces the fair. Among the newcomers are Elise Abrams from Stockbridge Massachusetts...


Antique French Sugar Casket

The Main Line Antiques Show combines Design, Art, Jewelry and Antiques

Released: October 3, 2017

The twelfth annual Main Line Antiques Show, the only antiques show held on Philadelphia’s Main Line, will be held on October 7 and 8 at Cabrini University in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Folk art, exquisite prints, midcentury and antique furniture, decorative arts, ceramics, silver, paintings, Asian antiques, equestrian antiques and more will be on offer. Claim a piece of history from the Show to make that special design element at your home or office a conversation piece. Committee Chair Rick Davis, Honorary Chairs Anne Hamilton and Maureen Brennan-Miller, along with Show Manager Nick Vandekar...


Matthais Stomer (Ca.  1600 – after 1652?) "The Martyrdom of St.  Bartholomew" Oil on canvas 44 x 62 inches (111.8 x 157.5 cm)

Upper East Side's Premier Fine and Decorative Arts Galleries Celebrate October Art Week

Released: October 2, 2017

Thanks to last year’s enthusiastic response from both dealers and the public alike, the second edition of October Art Week will once again take place alongside TEFAF New York and Christie’s Classic Art Week of auctions and selling exhibitions. Nineteen of the world’s preeminent fine and decorative art dealers will open their doors to the public on October 26 through November 2 for this celebratory occasion. The gallery receptions—open to the public and within walking distance from each other—add to the excitement generated by TEFAF New York. Holding forth at the Park Avenue Armory, this ...


George Inness (1825-1894), Delaware River, circa 1860-63, signed, Oil on canvas, 8 1/4 x 10 inches.  Est.  $8,000-12,000

American Paintings Highlight Doyle's October 4 Americana Auction

Released: September 27, 2017

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts. The sale showcases 18th and 19th century American furniture and decorative arts, including silver, ceramics, mirrors, folk art, quilts and samplers, in addition to Chinese Export porcelain and rugs. Special sections of the sale are devoted to fine 19th century paintings and Audubon, Currier & Ives and topographical prints. The sale offers a fascinating selection of paintings by American artists working abroad.  A Philadelphia native, Edmund Darch Lewis was of the ...


"Team Players" by Nancy Davidson

“Western Days and Cowboy Ways” Art Exhibit Opens October 7

Released: September 1, 2017

In conjunction with Solvang Antiques, the Judith Hale Gallery announces the opening of their new exhibit “Western Days and Cowboy Ways.” Artists with new works for the show include Bill Churchill, Howard and Betty Carr, and Santa Barbara’s Nancy Davidson. The show opens on Saturday, October 7th and runs through November 13th. “The Santa Ynez Valley has long been devoted to the equine lifestyle. They love their horses, tack, trail rides and all that encompasses the joy and hard work with their ranches,” says Judith Hale. She adds, “The gallery exhibits wonderful works reflecting these w...


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...


Sam Gilliam (b.1933), Fan Fire IV

Weschler's Sept. 15 Auctions Mark Grand Opening of New Galleries

Released: August 25, 2017

Weschler's to auction noted Baltimore estate & Capital Collections sale ROCKVILLE, MD - Weschler’s, the Washington area's oldest auction house, will inaugurate its new location with two sales comprising nearly 500 works of art, fine furniture, jewelry, silver, rugs and more in two sales on Fri., Sept. 15. The estate of Baltimore antiques collector Elizabeth Margolet will begin at 10 a.m.; the Capital Collections Estate auction will begin at 1 p.m. Bids will be accepted in person, absentee, via telephone and online.  These auctions mark the first catalogue sales for Weschler's sinc...


Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Ceramic Cavalier and Horse Pitcher (Lot 253, Estimate $4,000-6,000)

Functional, Fashionable, and Fun: Skinner’s 20th Century Design Auctions Offer a Rich Spectrum of Furniture, Art, and Ceramics

Released: August 11, 2017

MARLBOROUGH, MA – Skinner presents two auctions that span modern design from its beginnings in art nouveau to pieces by artists and artisans still active today. Jane Prentiss, Department Director, observes that both auctions celebrate the innovative use of materials and the adventurous concepts that characterize 20th century design. Wood and ceramic, fiber and laminate, metal and glass were re-imagined and used in new ways to meet the needs and tastes of a forward-looking, dynamic culture. 20th Century Design | Live Auction | August 24 The 20th Century Design live auction will take p...


Keep Calm and Carry On, designer unknown, 1939.  Sold August 2, 2017 for $15,000.

I Want You to Keep Calm & Carry On: Wartime Posters Lead Sale at Swann

Released: August 4, 2017

More than 600 colorful advertisements and announcements crossed the block at Swann Auction Galleries’ sale of Vintage Posters on Wednesday, August 2. The encyclopedic selection represented a century’s worth of development in graphic design, history and technology. In honor of the centennial anniversary of the U.S.’s entry into WWI, the sale featured the largest selection of war propaganda the house has ever offered. According to Nicholas D. Lowry, Swann Galleries’ President and Director of Vintage Posters, the varied designs from 1917 are the result of the government giving illustrators ...


Musical Collection of the Late Irene and Theodore Leverett Highlight Cowan’s Summer Fine & Decorative Art Auction

Released: July 25, 2017

Oil paintings from well-known American artists, silver from the Americas, England, and Europe, and antique furniture are also expected to draw heavy interest in July auction.   CINCINNATI -- Music boxes from an internationally known collection, silver from around the world, a European Art Deco bronze, and furniture that includes several outstanding Georgian and Elizabethan pieces are among the highlights of Cowan's Summer Fine & Decorative Arts auction. Quality and diversity define the sale to be held on Saturday, July 29 in Cowan’s Cincinnati salesroom.   The highlight of the ...


Tiffany Studios, Byzantine Vase, favrile glass, 14 5/8 × 9 1/2 in.  Collection of Stanley and Dolores Sirott, © David Schlegel, courtesy of Paul Doros.  Image courtesy of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Tiffany Favrile Glass: Masterworks from the Collection of Stanley and Dolores Sirott at The Huntington

Released: July 18, 2017

Prime examples of Tiffany glass from one of the most significant private collections in the U.S. to go on view this fall Thirty-two exquisite glass vases designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, on loan from a private collection, will feature in an exhibition opening this fall at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. “Tiffany Favrile Glass: Masterworks from the Collection of Stanley and Dolores Sirott” will survey the full range of Tiffany’s Favrile glass vase production, from experimental pieces made in the 1890s to the widely-admired peacock vases produced in the...


Eugene Grasset, Abricotine, circa 1905.  Estimate $7,000 to $10,000.

100 Years After WWI: Propaganda Dominates Swann Galleries’ Vintage Posters Sale

Released: July 10, 2017

On August 2, Swann Galleries will close their spring-summer season with an extravaganza of Vintage Posters that span the last 150 years. Marking the centennial anniversary of the U.S.’s entry into World War I, the sale will feature the largest number of posters from the conflict the house has ever offered. James Montgomery Flagg’s iconic I Want You for U.S. Army, 1917, estimated at $7,000 to $10,000, leads a group of galvanizing images from both sides of the Atlantic. Flagg is well represented in the sale, with several of his famous works promoting Wake Up America Day, as well as various...


Eric Wind, Vice President, Christie's NY Watch Department

Ancient to Modern Jewelry & Gems Sparkle at First-Ever Antique Jewelry Symposium

Released: June 26, 2017

An exclusive backroom tour of high-style jeweler Oscar Heyman & Brothers and an unparalleled private showing of Art Deco jewelry and objects are part of the exciting program at the 1st annual Antique Jewelry Symposium hosted by Macklowe Gallery Ltd., the premier dealer of museum-quality Twentieth Century Decorative Arts, in Manhattan, N.Y. from August 4 - 5, 2017.  Attendees will receive a first-hand look at Oscar Heyman & Brothers’ work, which was the subject of the recently published book, Oscar Heyman: The Jewelers’ Jeweler, depicting the important role the legendary jeweler pla...


A 1770 Chippendale sofa highlights Witherell's June 27 to July 11 auction

Newly discovered Chippendale sofa, circa 1770, offered in Witherell's American Arts Auction

Released: June 23, 2017

A newly discovered Philadelphia Chippendale sofa is being offered in Witherell's American Arts Auction June 27 to July 11, 2017. Found in a Danville, Calif., home, the mahogany double-peaked, camelback couch was acquired by the consignor’s mother at a Los Angeles antiques shop about 1942. Although the consignor knew little about it, she agreed to have a portion of the show cover removed from which Brian Witherell, Witherell's chief operating officer and ‘Antiques Roadshow’ appraiser, was able to tell her that the sofa was unaltered, circa 1770-1780.  It is being offered without reser...


Gustav Klimt, The Kiss (Das Werk Gustav Klimts), 1908-1914 Collotype

Das Werk: Rare Gustav Klimt Collotypes And Avant-Garde Austrian Art Pottery on View at the Jason Jacques Gallery

Released: June 21, 2017

Jason Jacques Gallery is pleased to announce that Das Werk: Gustav Klimt Collotypes and Avant-Garde Austrian Art Pottery, an exhibition that combines rare collotype prints by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt with Austrian Art pottery from the late 19th through early 20th centuries, will open on July 6 and run through September 1, 2017. The exhibition presents color prints from Klimt’s Das Werk series, which includes some of the artist’s most iconic masterpieces, such as The Kiss, Judith I, and Emilie Flöge. In 1908, Klimt and Galerie Miethke in Vienna planned the publication of collotypes un...


Colored Diamond Ring, Oscar Heyman (Lot 401, Estimate: $30,000-50,000)

Diamonds, Signed Jewelry, and The Susan Freeman Collection Featured at Skinner Fine Jewelry Auction, June 27

Released: June 12, 2017

BOSTON, MA  – Skinner, Inc. presents its second Fine Jewelry auction of 2017 on June 27th in Boston. The auction will feature over 400 lots of diamonds, colored stones, and antique and period jewelry. Diamonds Leading the collection of diamonds is a 10.65 carats, emerald-cut diamond graded by the GIA as a J Color, VS2 clarity (Lot 402, Estimated between $100,000-125,000). Diamond highlights also include a Fancy Intense Yellow oval diamond ring weighing 4.09 carats by Oscar Heyman (Lot 401, $30,000-50,000), a solitaire set with a 4.33 carats pear-shape diamond (Lot 400, $50,000-60,000),...


Arthur Szyk, The Szyk Haggadah, first edition, limited edition on vellum, with 14 full-page plates, London, 1939.

Books Become Art at Swann Galleries’ Art, Press & Illustrated Auction

Released: May 22, 2017

Swann Galleries has announced highlights from their June 13 auction of Art, Press & Illustrated Books, which will feature premier examples of printing that elevate the humble book to a noble art form. The sale is led by an inscribed limited first edition on vellum of Arthur Szyk’s Haggadah, 1939, with 14 jewel-like full-page color plates by the artist. The work was illustrated by Szyk in Poland in the mid-1930s, and has been called the most celebrated modern Haggadah; it carries an estimate of $15,000 to $25,000. An outstanding selection of press books by Bernhardt Wall from the Na...


Siblings by Paul Hermann Wagner

Rare Paul Hermann Wagner Oil at Gray's May 31

Released: May 24, 2017

Cleveland, Ohio – (May 23, 2017)  The 19th century German figure and landscape painter, Paul Herman Wagner (1852-1937), is best known for his poignant portraits of children. Wagner’s paintings seldom come up at auction, lot 56 is entitled Siblings. This oil on canvas by Wagner, showcases the cherubic features of two siblings playfully enjoying each other’s company. The upper right of the portrait is signed ‘Paul Wagner Munchen’. There are several other paintings of interest including: lot 54, oil on canvas by Marian T. MacIntosh titled Morning On The Killary; lot 55, oil on canvas by Carl ...


Leonetto Cappiello, Le Petit Dauphinois, 1933.  Estimate $30,000 to $40,000.

Global Graphic Design Comes to Swann Galleries

Released: April 26, 2017

On Thursday, May 25, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of Graphic Design, featuring a premier selection of posters, books and magazines by outstanding designers from around the world. Early twentieth-century French posters lead the sale, with highlights ranging from A.M. Cassandre’s SS. “Côte d’Azur”, 1911, to Leonetto Cappiello’s Le Petit Dauphinois, 1933, an advertisement for one of the largest periodicals in the Alps at the time ($15,000 to $20,000 and $30,000 to $40,000, respectively). Also featured is Paul Colin’s complete portfolio Le Tumulte Noir, 1927, a tribute to Jazz-Age Pa...


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