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James Mortimer, Sheepman

James Mortimer presents new surreal and provocative paintings in February solo show

Released: December 10, 2018

Land of Mortimer, a solo exhibition with new work by British artist James Mortimer will take place from Friday 8 February to Saturday 2 March 2019 at James Freeman Gallery Mortimer’s new body of work includes provocative oil paintings and ink drawings exploring nature and humanity, often through a skewed comedic lens. His pieces feature stylised idyllic landscapes characterised by darkly humorous undertones and macabre scenarios. Naked figures and exotic animals fight and romp amidst clear blue waters, palm trees and fields of wheat, displaying universal elements of the human condition. ...


Coby Kennedy, Adoration Of The Albino

FACTION Art Projects announce second Harlem Perspectives, an annual exhibition celebrating the local talent of Harlem and uptown New York

Released: December 10, 2018

FACTION Art Projects have announced their second Harlem Perspectives, an annual exhibition celebrating the local talent of Harlem and uptown New York. Harlem Perspectives II is co-curated by Leanne Stella of Art In FLUX, and showcases an eclectic mix of local artists who live and work above Manhattan’s 110th Street. This year’s edition of Harlem Perspectives will present works by a selection of artists who deconstruct history through their process of art making.  With their hands, a brush, or through a lens, the artists investigate, manipulate and work materials and objects that are ch...


Kate Bunce, Musica, ca.  1895–97.  Oil on canvas, 40 3/16 x 30 3/16 x 1 3/4 in., Birmingham Museums Trust (1897P17).

'Victorian Radicals' Traveling Exhibition Begins Multiyear U.S. Museum Tour

Released: December 06, 2018

Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement An unprecedented selection of paintings, works on paper, and decorative arts—many never shown outside the UK—by three generations of revolutionary British artists and designers.  On view now through January 6, 2019, at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and then traveling to 7 other U.S. museums through 2021 (view itinerary). In the second half of the nineteenth century, three generations of young, rebellious artists and designers revolutionized the visual arts in Britain, engaging with and challenging the ne...


GEORGE NAKASHIMA (AMERICAN, 1905-1990) THE IMPORTANT HOLTZ DINING TABLE, NEW HOPE, PENNSYLVANIA, 1986 Claro Walnut, American Black Walnut, rosewood.  H: 29, L: 92, W: 65 in.  Estimate $150,000-250,000

Nakashima Masterwork headlines December 10 Design Auction

Released: December 06, 2018

Philadelphia, PA – Rounding out Freeman’s 2018 auction season is the December 10 sale of Design. The auction includes close to 130 lots, offering a varied selection of master American studio artisans from Pennsylvania, and the New Hope area. Among the modern designers, works by George Nakashima (1905-1990), Paul Evans (1931-1987), Wharton Esherick (1887-1970), and Phillip Lloyd Powell (1919-2008) feature prominently, along with an assortment of more than a dozen silver items, from a California collection. Lot 122, an Important Holtz Dining Table by George Nakashima (estimate: $150,000-25...


The top lot of the auction was this Diego Giacometti cast bronze,“Chat maitre-d’hotel,” circa 1967, in a pleasing reddish-brown patina, that earned $81,250.  It and many of the sale’s other top lots came from the collection of Eugene V.  and Clare E.  Thaw.

Storied Provenance Drives Millea Bros. Select Auction

Released: December 05, 2018

Realtors like to say it’s all about location, location and location. For Millea Bros., their November 15-17 Select auction was all about provenance, provenance and provenance. Renowned art dealer, collector and philanthropist Eugene Thaw died at age 90 in January, leaving behind a large estate that was auctioned at Christie’s and Millea Bros. His wife, Clare, had died in 2017. The treasure trove on offer here evinces Thaw’s keen eye and includes fine antiques, American folk art, European art spanning antiquities to Impressionism, Victorian era architectural models, and post-Impressionist...


19th century American Horn and Hide Armchair

iGavel Auctions Presents Online Decorative Arts Gifts for the Holidays

Released: November 27, 2018

Who doesn’t know the traditional gifts for the 12 Days of Christmas—partridge, doves, golden rings, and so on. That’s why this season iGavel is offering a different lineup of gifts for the 12 days of Christmas—and they are anything but traditional. And why would they be? iGavel broke with tradition long ago when it launched as one of the first online auction sites to offer unique items from the world of antiques, collectibles and fine art. So grab your songbook and sing along to iGavel’s version of “The 12 Days of Christmas” and start bidding on www.igavelauctions.com! On the 12 days...


CAMA Gallery, Bita Vakili, London, November 2018

Solo show of Iranian artist Bita Vakili at CAMA Gallery rescheduled after delay at UK border

Released: November 21, 2018

  Bita Vakili CAMA Gallery London Thursday 29 November – Monday 17 December 2018 Private View Wednesday 28 November 2018, 6-9pm 31 works from Bita Vakili, considered one of the most successful female artists in the Middle East, were held at the UK border from Monday 12 November until Thursday 15 November. The works were due to go on display at CAMA Gallery in London’s Westminster as a solo show, opening that week. CAMA were informed by government officials that this was due to their country of origin. The show has now been re-arranged to open with a private view on Wednesday 28...


Lot 1124 - ASA AMES (American, 1823 – 1851) Figure of a boy, exceptionally carved and painted with great sensitivity, wood and original polychrome paint, USA, ca.  1840 43” x 15” x 8” $30,000–40,000

HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT: Figure of a Young Boy Confirmed as the Work of American Folk Art Sculptor Asa Ames

Released: November 20, 2018

Lambertville, NJ - Rago’s December 1 Curiouser and Curiouser auction is filled with beautiful, intriguing and remarkable objects, as well as significant discoveries. The most important of these discoveries is a major find in the American folk art field: a forty-three inch high figure of a young boy, a tender yet serious carving in original polychrome paint, purchased over 20 years ago in the Buffalo, New York area. Hitherto unidentified (and still an attribution as of production of the print auction catalog), this sculpture, ca 1840, has now been confirmed as the work of Asa Ames (1823...


Tiffany in New London explores the life and career of artist, designer, and glassmaker Louis Comfort Tiffany through the lens of New London, Conn., focusing on the artist’s unique connections to the region.

Lyman Allyn Art Museum Opens New Permanent Exhibit Dedicated To Louis Comfort Tiffany

Released: November 14, 2018

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, in New London, Conn., has opened a new permanent exhibit, dedicated to the life and works of American artist and designer, Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848 – 1943), who was best known for his innovative work with stained glass. The installation features three newly conserved stained glass windows which were commissioned in the early 1900s to memorialize loved ones in New London. The collection, which showcases never before exhibited objects (many of which came from the artist’s descendants), illustrate Tiffany’s early career as a painter, then show his work as an i...


888 Auctions’ November 22 Auction Featuring Fine Art, Jewelry & Chinese Paintings

Released: November 13, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – 456 fresh to market items will be available to the highest bidder in 888 Auctions’ winter auction featuring the finest in Fine Art, Jewelry & Chinese Paintings. Taking place in the afternoon, discerning collectors and buyers will participate in what will likely be one of the busiest sale of the season. Competing against one another over an eclectic group of items on display at 888 Auctions, there will be incredible interest in the items set to be offered to the highest bidder.   Lot 212, a silkscreen lithograph framed and signed Banksy is the star lot of the auc...


6th Annual Boston Design Week! March 27 – April 7, 2019 Call for Events is Now Open!

Released: November 13, 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+ event...


Bita Vakili

CAMA Gallery announces solo show of prominent female Iranian artist Bita Vakili

Released: November 12, 2018

Bita Vakili CAMA Gallery London 16 November – 17 December 2018 Private View 15 November 2018, 7-9pm CAMA Gallery have announced a London solo exhibition of Iranian contemporary artist BitaVakili, considered one of the most successful female artists in the Middle East.This marksVakili’s first solo exhibition in the UK.The exhibition will open with a private view on 15th of November and run until 17th of December 2018. Bita Vakili celebrates a successful international career, including a number of works sold at auction, such as the 12th Christie’s Dubai auction in 2012 where a piece sold...


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...


Farmer holiday toy

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...


FIRST US SOLO SHOW, Belgian Master Anne Marie Laureys: LOOK OUT

Released: November 05, 2018

Jason Jacques Gallery is thrilled to present new work by Anne Marie Laureys, a Belgian artist based in Russeignies, in her first solo exhibition in the United States. Over the course of her lengthy career, Laureys' vision of what constitutes a vessel— and wherein lies its potential— has been refined into an effervescent series of forms reminiscent of gently-gaping heart valves, clouds, sand dunes, and rippling waves fashioned of paper-thin stoneware. The undulating vessels, which Laureys has called “metaphors for feelings,” have reached their remarkably organic state of being through met...


Pablo Guarderas, Untitled

MVP Gallery presents grand scale exhibition in neo-classical mansion in London's outskirts

Released: October 29, 2018

Marie Von Papen announces MVP:London, an exhibition of significant international artists, showing together for the first time in the UK. Marie Von Papen, known for staging exhibitions in unusual spaces, brings her renowned artist roster to the unconventional art space of a neo-classical mansion on the outskirts of London.MVP:London is the latest in a series of innovative art pop ups, including a former wharf in Copenhagen, an abandoned shipping warehouse in New York, and a former 1930’s office block in Berlin. MVP:London will consist of 80 new works ranging from sculptures, to large scal...


CAMA Gallery Majid Barzegar, Old Man, 2018

CAMA Gallery announces exhibition of renowned Iranian filmmakers in Los Angeles

Released: October 18, 2018

CAMA Gallery announces exhibition of renowned Iranian filmmakers in Los Angeles Time Lapse CAMA Gallery at The Container Yard, LA November 2 – November 14 2018 Private View: 2 November 2018, 8-11pm CAMA Gallery presents an exhibition of photographs by prestigious Iranian film directors. After enormous success in both London and Tehran, the exhibition will travel to the USA in November, to be shown at The Container Yard in Downtown Los Angeles. Time Lapse features the work of Cannes Film Festival award-winning directors Jafar Panahi and Abbas Kiarostami, Cann...


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...


FACTION Lisa Wright, Song of Starlings, oil on linen 180 x 120cm 2017-2018

FACTION Art Projects presents solo show of award-winning British painter Lisa Wright in New York

Released: October 04, 2018

Faction Art Projects has announced a solo show of paintings by award-winning British artist Lisa Wright. In The Eyes of Each will be Wright’s most ambitious exhibition in New York. In The Eyes of Each will present a series of oil paintings which Wright refers to as her ‘inner landscape’ series, figurative works that embody natural landscapes. Wright’s inner worlds encompass fauna, trees, birds, insects and sky. They draw our attention back to nature and remind us of our responsibility to protect Earth’s ecosystem. Each of Wright’s distinctive subjects embodies a unique la...


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 ...


Myung Urso.  Composition, 2014, Canvas, linen, hanji( Korean mulberry paper), Asian ink, thread, resin, plastic beads, Image courtesy of the artist

The Society of Arts + Crafts Announces Fall Shows in Boston

Released: September 24, 2018

New exhibition explores cutting-edge contemporary studio jewelry from 20th century to present and biennial cups show returns Boston, MA – The Society of Arts + Crafts announces two new exhibitions opening this fall: Adorning Boston and Beyond: Contemporary Studio Jewelry Then + Now and Our Cups Runneth Over, the 6th iteration of the Society’s biennial exhibition and sale of ceramic cups. Both exhibitions will open on Thursday, November 8, 2018 and be celebrated with a public reception at the Society of Arts + Crafts that same evening from 6-9pm.   Adorning Boston and Beyond: Contempora...


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...


Nasser Taghvai

Opens 7 September: Exhibition of renowned Iranian filmmakers at CAMA Gallery of Iranian art

Released: September 03, 2018

Time Lapse CAMA London: 7 September – 30 September 2018 Private View & Panel Discussion: 7 September Press Preview: 5 September CAMA Gallery of Iranian art presents an exhibition of photographs by prestigious Iranian film directors. Time Lapse features the work of Cannes Film Festival award-winning directors Jafar Panahi and Abbas Kiarostami, Cannes Film festival award nominee Nasser Taghvai, award-winning documentary maker Kamran Shirdel, San Sebastian International Film Festival award-winning director Majid Barzegar, World Press Photo award-winning Cinematographer Seifollah S...


Charles Woodbury, "Playing in the Waves", oil on canvas, 17" x 21.

22nd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show Features a Strong Showing from New and Returning Exhibitors

Released: August 22, 2018

Boston, MA – Tony Fusco and Robert Four are proud to announce the 22nd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show. Featuring the work of 40 galleries from across the U.S. this year’s Boston International Fine Art Show will offer original works of art that satisfy a wide array of collectors, tastes and price ranges. The show takes place October 18-21, opening with a Gala Preview to benefit the groundbreaking Art for Justice Fund on Thursday, October 18 at the Cyclorama Boston Center for the Arts. www.FineArtBoston.com. The Gala Preview is an elegant evening where attendees have first choic...


Zon Ito and Ryoko Aoki

Site-specific exhibition of renowned Japanese artist duo to open at Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix Gallery in Shoreditch

Released: August 15, 2018

Ryoko Aoki and Zon Ito Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix Gallery Friday 7 September 2018 ‒ Thursday 22 November Private View: Thursday 6 September 2018, 6-9pm Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix has announced a joint exhibition by contemporary Japanese artist duo Ryoko Aoki and Zon Ito. The two independent artists started collaborating in 2000, and this will be the first time they will exhibit London. Curated by Hikotaro Kanehira, the exhibition will comprise of works recently created in their Kyoto studios as well as those produced within the gallery space for the duration of August. The ...


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