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Altered State: Deciphering Urban in the Art of Chen Xuanrong and Huang Yulong

Released: October 19, 2018

The exhibition Altered State: Deciphering Urban in the Art of Chen Xuanrong and Huang Yulong echoes the atmosphere of urbanity anywhere, but it also forges an entirely unique way of conceptualizing the new urban individuality in China. Two artists with almost a 10-year gap in age difference create works influenced by hip-hop culture, or what we interchangeably call street culture. Chen Xuanrong’s graffiti-like works rendered in acrylic and stretched across large canvases provide the setting of the urban realm, while Huang Yulong’s ‘hoodie character ’, dressed in bronze or stainless still, ...


Surtout de Table (Table Centerpiece) Photo: Ellen McDermott © Smithsonian Institution

Cooper Hewitt Presents 'Tablescapes: Designs for Dining'

Released: October 16, 2018

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum presents “Tablescapes: Designs for Dining,” an exhibition that offers a creative timeline of dining experiences through three distinct installations. At the center of the exhibition is Cooper Hewitt’s surtout de table, a magnificent, newly conserved treasure from the museum’s expansive collection of over 210,000 design objects that once ornamented the tables of French nobility at the turn of the 19th century.  The exhibition also spotlights the work of the underrecognized but influential textile designer Marguerita Mergentime, active in the 1920s ...

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This Tiffany Studios leaded Dogwood floor lamp with a 22 inch-diameter “Holden” shaped shade with eight rows of staggered brick pattern allover mottled dogwood flowers ($50/75,000).

Fontaine’s Offers Tiffany Lamps, Fast Cars And Estate Antiques Auction Oct. 20

Released: October 11, 2018

   Expected to literally drive Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s antiques and estates auction on Saturday, October 20, at 11 am will be seven antique and vintage cars along with a select grouping of fine luxury goods ranging from Tiffany Studios lamps to silver and bronze decorative pieces. Auction previews the week of the sale are Friday 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday, 9 am. to 11 am.    This auction will feature 400 lots of antiques and fine art, including Victorian, early American, Arts and Crafts and Mid-Century furniture and accessories, 19th and 20th Century lighting, antique and classic car...


Large oil on canvas done in the manner of Winslow Homer (Am., 1836-1910), 50 inches by 75 inches, depicting a lady at a New England seashore, nicely framed, with museum labels on back.

Painting attributed to Winslow Homer will be sold at auction October 20th in Aberdeen, Miss.

Released: October 09, 2018

ABERDEEN, Miss. – The contents of the historic Adams French Mansion, belonging to Stevens Auction Company founder Dwight Stevens, will be sold on the grounds of the mansion itself, located at 301 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen, on Saturday, October 20th, starting at 9 am Central time. The sale will be conducted by Stevens Auction Company, also based in Aberdeen. A detailed video of the mansion’s interior can be seen online, at www.adamsfrenchmansion.com.   The auction will comprise most of Mr. Stevens’s 38-year antique collection, which includes several private warehouses of highly ...


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...


"Lincoln White House Chairs." Set Twelve American Late Classical Dining Chairs.

President Lincoln’s Chairs and Michael Jackson’s Coffee Table – Among 500 Lots of Diverse Fine Estate Property at Schwenke October 10th Auction

Released: October 02, 2018

On Wednesday, October 10th Schwenke Auctioneers will conduct its October Fine Estates Auction with a diverse offering of 502 lots consigned from several separate estates and consignors from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. The auction includes a broad selection of Asian decorative arts, American, English and Continental furniture and decorative arts, folk art and American country furniture, early English & other sterling silver, jewelry, fine art, miscellaneous decorative arts, and estate oriental rugs. Special items of interest among the Americana lots being sol...


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 ...


William Trost Richards (1833-1905), Stormy Seas with Whitecaps, 1904.  Est.  $100,000-150,000

Auction of American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts at Doyle

Released: September 22, 2018

On Wednesday, October 3 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of American Paintings, Furniture and Decorative Arts. Featured in the fine art section of the sale is a broad range of works, including 19th century portraits, Hudson River School views, Western-themed landscapes and sculpture, fine examples of naïve painting, and still lifes. A native of Philadelphia, William Trost Richards (1883-1905) studied with such noted landscape painters Paul Weber and William Stanley Haseltine and exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He traveled widely and painted and sketched the land...


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...


Lot 74: HENRI MATISSE French 1869-1954 Gouache/Paper

888 Auctions’ September 27 Sale Featuring Modern Paintings, Fine Art & Asian Antiques

Released: September 19, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – 396 fresh to market items will be available to the highest bidder Thursday, September 27, 2018 with knowledgeable collectors and discerning buyers participating and competing against one another over a variety of quality items on display at 888 Auctions. With modern paintings, fine art and Asian antiques featuring heavily in 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 a gouache on paper featuring a figure attributed to Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954) at lot 74. This work is...


Contemporary Bun-cheong bowl by Park Young Sook

A Significant Collection of Korean Ceramics to be Presented at The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show

Released: September 19, 2018

Don Joint of The Orange Chicken Gallery (New York) is delighted to present important Korean ceramics at the upcoming San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show (October 11 through 14, 2018), the 37th edition of the oldest continuously operating international art and antiques show on the West Coast. A regular exhibitor at the fair, New York-based dealer Don Joint has conceived this year’s presentation to be entirely of Korean ceramics: period, modern, as well as contemporary, reflecting his long time passion as a collector of this genre. Anchoring the exhibit will be a large selection o...


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...


Unknown Artist, Deer Bearing Symbols of the Kasuga Deities, Nanboku-chō period, 14th century, bronze, Hosomi Museum

Historic Exhibition of 16 Centuries of Animals in Japanese Art Will Showcase Masterpieces That Rarely Leave Japan

Released: September 12, 2018

Washington, DC—Artworks representing animals—real or imaginary, religious or secular—span the full breadth and splendor of Japanese artistic production. Today, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, announced The Life of Animals in Japanese Art, the first exhibition devoted to the subject, covering 16 centuries (from the sixth century to the present day) and a wide variety of media—sculpture, painting, lacquerwork, ceramics, metalwork, textile, and the woodblock print. On view from May 5 through July 28, 2019, the exhibition will feature 315 works, drawn from 66 Japanese and 30 American ...


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 French Neoclassical Style Gilt-Metal Eighteen-Light Chandeliers

Lark Mason Associates Celebrates New Exhibition Gallery with The Art of Dining Now Live on iGavelAuctions.com

Released: September 06, 2018

Lark Mason Associates Celebrates New Exhibition Gallery with The Art of Dining Now Live on iGavelAuctions.com To celebrate the launch of the first phase of the build-out of its new auction house, an historic German fachwerk farmhouse, located in New Braunfels, Texas, in the heart of Texas Hill Country, Lark Mason Associates and iGavelAuctions offer up The Art of Dining. This extraordinary sale of 384 lots representing thousands of fine examples of Venetian, German, English, French, American, and Asian table glass and porcelain serving articles, dinner and other services, serving vessels,...


Circa 1885 oak-framed chromo-litho poster for the California Powder Works, the first U.S.  explosive powder making company west of the Rockies ($6,000).

Over 2,100 lots of Americana in many categories come up for bid at Holabird's Aug. 24-26 auction in Reno

Released: September 07, 2018

RENO, Nev. – Silver and gold lots reigned supreme at Holabird Western Americana Collections’ Americana auction, held August 24th-26th in Reno, as a Rothchild & Sons silver ingot from 1935 soared to $23,500, a Chinese gold unicorn coin weighing one troy ounce realized $3,375, and a World War II Confederate Air Force set of 14 silver coins, each one troy ounce, brought $2,125.   The auction, which marked the beginning of Holabird’s summer-fall-winter season, was packed with a number of major collections – over 2,100 lots in all. The event was held online as well as in Holabird’s gall...


Rare oil on window shade painting rendered circa 1950 by the renowned folk artist Clementine Hunter, titled Saturday Night at the Honky Tonk, signed lower right (est.  $30,000-$50,000).

Artworks by Clementine Hunter, Otto Hoffmann, many others in Crescent City's Sept. 22-23 auction

Released: September 06, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A Russian icon of the Virgin Akhtirskaya made in Moscow between 1896 and 1908, a rare oil on window shade painting rendered circa 1950 by the renowned folk artist Clementine Hunter, and an early 19th century French Louis XV-style gilt bronze three-piece clock set are expected top lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s upcoming Sept. 22-23 auction.   This auction marks Crescent City’s 10th year in business and will be held online as well as in the firm’s gallery located at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, starting at 10 am Central time both days. The sale will...


Pair of Chinese Jade Covered Vases, Qing Dynasty, Height of vase 10 inches.  Estimate: $12,000-18,000

Doyle to Auction Asian Works of Art on September 10

Released: August 29, 2018

Doyle’s Asian Works of Art auction on Monday, September 10 at 10am will present the arts of China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia dating from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Showcased will be porcelains, pottery, jade, scholar’s objects, bronzes, screens, furniture and paintings from prominent collections and estates. Chinese porcelains feature a Yuan-Ming Dynasty covered jar was produced in the southern Chinese region of Longquan where some 500 kilns have been discovered. Such wares are prized for the crisp quality of carving and the consistency in color and thickness of ...


Pair of silver neck perfume bottles.

Massive collections in many categories will be auctioned September 22nd in Panama City, Florida

Released: August 27, 2018

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Items from the lifetime collections of Pat Bovard and Sherry Smithson of Lynn Haven, a suburb of Panama City – a massive accumulation of objects that began with a six-foot-tall Coca-Cola bottle and snowballed from there into thousands of collectibles in many categories – will come up for bid Saturday, September 22nd, at The Specialists of the South, Inc.   The auction, packed with over 600 lots, will be held in The Specialists of the South’s gallery, located at 544 East 6th Street in Panama City, starting at 8 am Central time. Previews will be held the week of aucti...


Fusion Art's Into the Wild Art Competition is Now Accepting Entries www.fusionartps.com

"Into the Wild" International Art Competition Announced by Fusion Art

Released: August 21, 2018

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting entries for its 8th International Quarterly Art Competition – Into the Wild. For this art competition, 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best work depicting wildlife. The wildlife theme includes any undomesticated animal species including any wild mammal, wild fish, wild bird or wild reptile. All artists, over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational or abstract wildlife art and photography. The exhibition will be hosted on Fusion Art’s websi...


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...


Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped (installation view), 2017.  Photo by Gary Zvonkovic.  Courtesy of the artist and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

Cranbrook Art Museum Fall Exhibitions Examine Alumni and Artists-in-Residence of Cranbrook Academy of Art

Released: August 16, 2018

This November, Cranbrook Art Museum will open three exhibitions that showcase the incredible range of alumni and Artists-in-Residence that have emerged from Cranbrook Academy of Art and the significant impact they have made in the art world. Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped; Binion/Saarinen: A McArthur Binion Project; and Danielle Dean: A Portrait of True Red will all open at Cranbrook Art Museum on November 17. The Annabeth Rosen and McArthur Binion exhibitions will run through March 10, 2019, and the Danielle Dean exhibition will close on January 6, 2019 to be followed ...


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 ...


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 ...


Five-ounce Chinese 'Beloved Unicorn' gold coin, one of only 99 minted and in proof condition ($32,535).

Five-ounce Chinese 'Beloved Unicorn' gold coin brings $32,535 at Holabird's June 22-26 auction

Released: July 17, 2018

RENO, Nev. – Who says there’s no such things as unicorns? A five-ounce Chinese ‘Beloved Unicorn’ gold coin sold for $32,535 to take top lot honors at Holabird Western Americana Collections’ five-day June Treasures from Pacific Shores auction held June 22-26 in Reno. The runner-up lot was an astounding ore specimen collection from Nevada’s mining past ($15,625).   The auction was loaded with nearly 3,600 lots covering many categories, including numismatics, mining, minerals, general Americana, railroad, tokens, antique bottles, gaming, firearms and weaponry, Wells Fargo and Express coll...


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