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OVIEDO, Ramon.  Oil on Canvas.

Falling Up: Clarke to Continue Fall Success with September 29th Sale.

Posted: September 25, 2013 14:36 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

Just three weeks after a highly successful start to the fall auction season, the Clarke Auction team of appraisers has collectively created another quality sale of fine art, midcentury, silver, jewelry, antiques, and Asian items to be held on Sunday, September 8th at 12pm EST.   The fine art selection will begin the sale and will include a number of important estate fresh pieces. One of the most exciting pieces in the fine art selection is a Roy D. Deforest  polymer on canvas entitled “Swamp Fever.” The work is signed and dated 1982 with a Phoenix Art Museum label verso.&...


1981 Delorean.

Summer Heat Brings the Cool to Clarke Auction July 22nd.

Posted: July 21, 2013 15:10 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

      With the summer heat wave reaching its peak this weekend in the Northeast, Clarke Auction hopes to break the weather’s trend with some exceptionally cool lots in their sale on Monday July 22nd at 5pm.       A featured item in the sale is the ultra-cool 1981 Delorean to be sold without reserve at an estimate of $8,000 - $12,000 on July 22nd. Ironic how the ‘80s icon of style is considered cool since the body is made of stainless steel and has been displayed in front of the Larchmont auction gallery for the past week during the recent heat wave.  I...


Important Bronze, Illegibly Signed

Rebuilding with Art: Clarke Auction's November 18th Sale Provides Renewal After Sandy.

Posted: November 14, 2012 08:45 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

After Hurricane Sandy, we are all reminded that we may lose our possessions, but we never lose our need to be surrounded by beauty and brightness. A force of nature forces changes in landscape, residence, and environment, so why not a change in what we fill our homes and our lives with? Clarke Auction, Westchester's Premier Auction House, appreciates the severity of destruction that Sandy has left behind, down to a personal level. They also appreciate people's need to rebuild and renew.  On Sunday November 18th, Clarke Auction will provide over 400 lots of beauty and structure in...


Paul Evans Sculptured Dining Table

A Rosewood By Any Other Name : Arne Vodder, Eames, and Evans at Clarke Auction's October 21st Sale.

Posted: October 16, 2012 13:55 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

Midcentury Modern furniture has been recently challenging the idea that only fine art is art. The combination of functionality, design foresight, elegance, and edginess has made the midcentury modern market bring fine art numbers at auction over the last several months.     Clarke Auction in Larchmont, NY, Westchester's Premier Auction House, has successfully navigated the rough economy of late by providing its bidders with exceptional midcentury selections in its last several sales. The upcoming Sunday, October 21st sale at Clarke Auction will maintain the reputation for ...


Indianapolis 500 presentation frame by Heintz Art Metal Smiths, 1913

1913 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Sweepstakes Trophy at Antique Helper Auctions

Posted: October 04, 2012 12:08 Last Updated: | Antique Helper

We have had the privilege to offer some fantastic Indy 500 and auto racing-related treasures over the years. Thanks to the Duesenberg and Clarence Cagle Estates, and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with retired racer Jigger Sirois, we have all become, in some shape or form, race fans. For many of us, racing has always been a big deal. For others, it’s been the collections and rich history of auto racing that served as the bait. We can unequivocally state that we all love auto racing and all of the interesting and amazing bits and pieces of memorabilia that go with it. ...


Nantucket Sleigh Ride - Wood Sculpture

Whaling - The Advent of Art Collecting

Posted: June 01, 2012 07:10 Last Updated: | Rex Stewart

Documents, motion pictures, lectures, and annual gatherings -all are mediums working together to bring back the era of whaling. With this year's celebration at Mystic Seaport, in Mystic Connecticut, with the restoration of whaleship CHARLES W. MORGAN, more art venues are honing in on whaling themes in high numbers. At homes on Cape Cod, shoreline communities in and around New England, and maritime communities -worldwide, the whale has been an integral part of our culture. In history and art, there is no comparison to the degree of interest this mammal has promoted. Each year there are co...


Maritime artist and shipmodel specialist Rex Stewart restoring Van Ryper T2 Tanker

Damaged Van Ryper Models -The Great Investment / Rex Stewart

Posted: May 20, 2012 09:38 Last Updated: | Rex Stewart

Some years ago it was suggested that I build waterline models for profitable sales, similiar to the work of noted builder Charles Van Ryper. At that time I was not familiar with his work, nor did I know the history about his contemporary "Art Deco' style which emerged when he produced his Travel Series prior to the Second World War. Today, in the maritime arts, especially in the Collectible market of ship models, there seem to be a strong resurgence of collectors sprouting up in America and across the atlantic relative to the antique shipmodels of Charles Van Ryper. This is due, in part,...


Figurative Art Competition

Call for Art - "Figurative" Juried Art Competition

Posted: April 16, 2012 04:59 Last Updated: | John R. Math

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for entries with the theme “Figurative” for a juried art competition for the month of May 2012.  The gallery would like for all 2D artists (including photography) to send us your best interpretation of the theme “Figurative” by depicting the human form or human features. “Figurative” is considered to be figures, forms and faces for inclusion into the gallery’s June 2012 online Group Art Exhibition.  We will accept art on this subject that is either representational or abstract, but please, do not submit any erotic art....


MAYFLOWER II Miniature on cradle base

Miniature Collectibles - The Stewart Collection of Classic Ships

Posted: April 15, 2012 08:31 Last Updated: | Rex Stewart

It's evident on the collectible's circuit that miniature ship models have taken on a new perspective as an artform. In recent times it has been garnered the distinctive titleship as being a highend collectible under the auctioneer's hammer -and bidding participants who look upon these tiny gems, with awe and appreciation, anticipate ownership. These ship miniatures have been bought, sold, and appraised for hundreds (sometimes thousand of dollars) -attesting to the fact that these are, indeed, highly desirable art pieces. Ship models, or rather, the ship model has long been regarded in ...


Miniature shipmodel BATAVIA c.1628

SHIP MODEL Miniature - Defining the art

Posted: March 26, 2012 10:34 Last Updated: | Rex Stewart

It has been long regarded that ship models exist as a craftsman's art and has never been taken seriously as a true artform. On the contrary... Over the years, as both artist and historian, I have studied this art trend -and to my amazement and awe, found that the artist and the artform has, in my most humble observation, been a medium much sought after. Moreover, with the recent passing of noted British artist Donald McNarry, world-wide collectors have scowered the maritime searching for his signature miniatures since his retirement from the medium in 1983. At the auction house of Chri...


Maritime artist Rex Stewart working on a contemporary shadowbox titled - Midday Endeavor

Maritime Shadowboxes - Defining A Contemporary Style

Posted: March 08, 2012 06:22 Last Updated: | Rex Stewart

Shadowboxes came into vogue as sailor keepsakes during the 18th century when crews placed in this window-framed box items that denoted a sailor or officer's career while with a ship. This was the early shadowbox. Since then, the shadowbox has developed into pictureque two-dimensional form containing either cultural or maritime-related subjects. As the American maritime market grew in the mid-70s, so did the shadowbox. These were bulky wall pieces that centered around a shipmodel that was plaed in a setting with other vessels or coastal scenes which either depicted a lighthouse or town. T...


The Antique Helper staff, outside of Antique Helper Auctions, Indianapolis.  November, 2011

Sell It With A Flourish

Posted: January 12, 2012 12:05 Last Updated: | Antique Helper

Some folks like to do things in a big way.  They enjoy the spotlight, and blossom with a little extra attention.  We’re sort of that way, too, so we understand.  Even when it comes to selling an antique or collectible, we think it’s always more fun to make a splash.  Why do anything the conventional way when you can make it fun? Do you remember that Super Hero Auction we had last year?  We had national news coverage for that event, plus plenty of local headlines and spots on our local news networks.  Our own John discovered he looked good in...


SeaScapes Art Exhibition - www.lightspacetime.com

SeaScapes Art Exhibition Now Online and Ready to View

Posted: January 04, 2012 16:48 Last Updated: | John R. Math

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its January 2011 art exhibition is now posted on their website and is ready to view online.  The theme and the basis for this month's art exhibition was "SeaScapes" where participating artists provided their interpretation of this theme by depicting coastal living, ocean activities, seaside vistas and any related seashore subjects. An art competition was held in December 2011 which determined and judged the art for this exhibition. The gallery received submissions from 15 different countries from around the world...


All Photography - www.lightspacetime.com

Art Call - All Photography Art Competition - Apply Now

Posted: August 22, 2011 13:50 Last Updated: | John R. Math

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a Juried Competition with an "All Photography" theme for the Month of September 2011. All photographers from around the world are called upon to make online submissions with the winners being included in the gallery's October 2011 online art group exhibition. All digital, film, manipulated and alternative photographic and printing processes are welcome to submit. The theme for the September art competition is "All Photography" and the submission process and the deadline will end on September 28, 2011. Winners of the "All Photograph...


Branislava Stojanovic – “Penelope” - www.lightspacetime.com

The “Open” Art Exhibition Now Online and Ready to View

Posted: August 01, 2011 16:27 Last Updated: | John R. Math

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its August 2011 art exhibition is now posted on their website and ready to view.  The theme for the Light Space & Time art exhibition is an “Open” subject.  The gallery received submissions from 21 different countries from around the world and they also received entries from 32 different states.  Overall, there were 572 entries that were judged. Congratulations to the artists who have been designated as this month’s winners.  Due to the high volume and the overall quality of the entries, 65 Spe...


Open Theme Art Competition

Call for Art - Open Theme Art Competition - Apply Now - July 29th Deadline

Posted: June 21, 2011 13:19 Last Updated: | John R. Math

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a Juried Competition with an "Open" theme in which 2D artists (Including Photography & Excluding Video) from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for inclusion into the Gallery's August 2011 online group exhibition. Light Space & Time encourages entries from all 2D artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of the top five finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery during the month of Augus...


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Call for Art - Theme "Abstracts" - Apply Now

Posted: May 23, 2011 14:48 Last Updated: | John R. Math

A Thematic exhibition “Abstracts” by Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery in a Juried Competition. A Group exhibition of the top five finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Art Gallery for the month of July 2011. Awards will be for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. All winners will be selected, announced and featured on the Light Space & Time website on July 1, 2011 and remain online in the gallery for the month of July 2011. Thereafter, the artworks will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives with links to the artist’s websites.  Apply through ...


Harbor Sunset

The Joy and Peril of Self Promotion, or "The outdoor weekend show".

Posted: May 16, 2011 16:58 Last Updated: | Robin Wethe Altman

Definition of PERIL 1: exposure to the risk of being injured, destroyed, or lost. and this is the definition of the word "joy: a : the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires. As an artist, I have found that if I want to have a chance at success, good fortune or the prospect of possessing what I desire, I have to risk the possibility of being injured, destroyed or lost. An artist's life is not one of hiding in solitude and indulging in self expression. An artist's life demands that I must expose...


Oh Happy Day

Finding my Niche

Posted: May 16, 2011 12:09 Last Updated: | Robin Wethe Altman

As a younger artist I envisoned myself in prestigious galleries, accepting awards from people "on high". I soon lost patience with that. I found that what I love most is to create exactly the kind of art that my heart desires. I've had no problem finding people who love my work and buy it, and as far as I'm concerned, that's all that matters to me. I've always had a childlike quality to what I do. I used to try to "overcome" that, but now I embrace it. I am childlike. I love to see the world through my own lens, in the way I want to see it. My worst critics in life where all in my head. Th...


Chinese Vase Sold For $18 million

Did Sotheby's Document $18 million Vase Correctly?

Posted: May 11, 2011 06:40 Last Updated: | Joseph K. Levene

A Chinese Vase expected to sell for $800. to $1,200., was sold by Sotheby's New York for an astonishing $18 million on March 22, 2011. Described as an unusual famille rose and gold decorated vase, an Anonymous Sotheby's bidder paid $18 million for this 20 century porcelain. The Chinese Vase was among 300 lots consigned by J.T. Tai and Company, a well-known  Dealer of Chinese Porcelain; the Sotheby's Sale realized $36.3 million and took nine hours to complete. Why did Sotheby's estimate the $18 million Chinese Vase at only $800-$1,200? Sotheby's felt there was no actual...


Buying Fine Art Not Like Buying Detergent

Buying Fine Art Is Not Like Buying Detergent

Posted: February 14, 2011 07:17 Last Updated: | Joseph K. Levene

Buying Art is not like buying Detergent; the key is to "buy intelligently". Art buyers often make the wrong decision when comparing two examples of the same Work of Art with the objective of "saving money". Many Buyers fall prey to buying the Work of Art with the lowest price, and often not the best. Daniel Grant wrote a WSJ Article titled Why You Can't Always Trust Art Dealers which casts a negative light on Art Dealers. We don't condone the ethical behavior cited by Mr. Grant and agree due diligence is essential to protect financial harm. How...


Fine Art Daily, ACEO

Fine Art Daily, January 13, 2011

Posted: January 13, 2011 04:54 Last Updated: | Jean Dixon Sanders

January 13, 2011 Today's Fine Art Daily is a little craft, to help you out of a jam in case you forget a co-worker's birthday, or it can be an activity for the snowbound in the gelid North. This is an ACEO card - Art Cards, Editions and Originals. It is a standard trading card size - think grown up baseball cards without that yummy pink, powdery cardboard gum. People exchange, trade, sell and collect these cards which must be 2½ inches by 3½ inches. That's the only rule. So print a few of these and keep them in your top desk drawer for that day when you find out it's the birthday o...


Eero Saarinen Womb chair with ottoman by Knoll $900 sold at Antique Helper in 2008

New Year's Revolution

Posted: January 05, 2011 09:52 Last Updated: | Antique Helper

There’s something about wintry days that make a person see their home with new eyes. Maybe it’s all that indoor time between the holidays and the Super Bowl that spurs that itch for change. Whether you while away your weekends rearranging the furniture, or reclining on your George Nelson sofa, I’m pretty sure you’ve spent a little time envisioning how swell your living room would look with that orange chair parked in front of the picture window. Before you know it, you might find yourself brandishing a paintbrush and picking out new throw pillows.  Being the voice of...


Banquito by William P.  Henderson.

GALLERY GAZING IN SANTA FE by Laura Beach

Posted: December 31, 2010 06:05 Last Updated: | Laura Beach

SANTA FE, N.M. – December is the best month to be in Santa Fe. Snow sugars the old town and farolitos – occasionally still the paper bag and candle variety of childhood memory – climb stepped adobe walls. Pinon scents the night air. At the nearby pueblos, feast day dances bind the generations in spiritual traditions as old as time. A first stop is Coulter Brooks Art & Antiques at 924 Paseo de Peralta.  Jan Brooks and Lane Coulter  –  who is known for such well-thumbed references such as New Mexican Tinwork, 1840-1940; Navajo Saddle Blankets: Textiles to Ride in the Am...


“St.  Bartholomew,” one of 12 portraits of apostles embroidered by Prudence Punderson Rossiter, 1776-1783.

A NEEDLEWORK DOYENNE'S LEGACY RECONSIDERED

Posted: October 03, 2010 11:30 Last Updated: | Laura Beach

HARTFORD, CT. – Some scholars cast a shadow so deep that decades pass before newcomers dare examine a subject in a new light. Betty Ring is one such giant. Beginning in 1967 and culminating in 1993 with Girlhood Embroidery: American Samplers and Pictorial Needlework, 1650-1850, the doyenne of needlework studies defined the field’s scholarly and commercial parameters by classifying the best early American embroidery by school and instructor. Enter Susan P. Schoelwer. In 2005, she began her exhaustive analysis of antique needlework in the collection of the Connecticut Historical Society. ...


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