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Fusion Art's 2nd Annual Skies Art Competition is Now Accepting Entries.  www.fusionartps.com

2nd Annual Skies Art Competition Announced by Fusion Art

Released: May 18, 2018

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting entries for the 2nd Annual Skies international art competition. For this competition, both 2D & 3D artists are encouraged to submit their best art and photography depicting the sky. The sky is everything that lies above the surface of the Earth, including clouds, rainbows, aurorae, lightning, precipitation and storms, stars, planets, moon, celestial events, the night sky, the day sky, dusk and dawn - just as long as the sky is the primary focus. The exhibition will be hosted on Fusion Art’s website during the month of July 2018....


Chinese Coins, Silver, and Modern Paintings Abound at 888 Auctions May 24 Auction

Released: May 16, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – As the auction season heads towards the summer season, 888 Auctions is anticipating robust bidding action at its May 24 auction featuring Chinese Coins, Silver and Modern Paintings. The 397-lot sale is headlined by a diverse range of authentic ancient Chinese coins and modern numismatic items.   Spearheading the great selection of Chinese coins are two coins: a Chinese Yuan Dynasty (1316) Yuanyou Sannian Coin and Chinese Ming Xia Dynasty (1363) Tiantong Tongbao with high estimates reaching $1,500 and $2,000 at Lot 185 and Lot 187, respectively.   Other coins and...


James Lynwood Palmer (British, 1868-1941) Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt Arriving At Brighton, Driving his Coach "Venture," 1909.

Property of Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman, Alfred G. Vanderbilt, and Norman and Lili Israel Highlight Doyle’s May 23 Auction

Released: May 16, 2018

On Wednesday, May 23 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of English and Continental Furniture and Decorative Arts, including Old Master Paintings and Drawings. The sale presents a broad selection of furniture and decorations, including Georgian silver, porcelain, mirrors, clocks, chandeliers, tapestries and rugs. Old Master paintings and drawings will offer landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance to the 19th century. A special section of the sale is devoted to property from the Estate of Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman. Wendy was born in...


Henri Matisse 'odalisque couchee aux magnolias' sold for $80 million.

Rockefeller Collection Nets Highest Ever Total for a Single-Owner Art Auction

Released: May 12, 2018

After a six-month campaign, 10 days of online sales and three days of dynamic live auctions at Christie’s Rockefeller Center HQ, the total for the 1,500 objects comprising The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller  reached $832,573,469/ £613,941,113, well exceeding initial expectations and establishing the highest auction total ever for a private collection at auction — nearly doubling the previous record held by the Collection of Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé, which totaled $443 million. All of the Estate’s proceeds from the most significant charitable auction in history will b...


Two-part marble statues of a little girl with a cat, 31 inches tall, signed "Napoleone Ruffini".

Quality merchandise from across the South will be offered in Stevens Auction Company's May 18-19 sale

Released: May 14, 2018

ABERDEEN, Miss. – A gorgeous Prudence Mallard five-piece bedroom suite, a Sevres three-sided capped urn, a bronze sculpture of fighting bulls signed by the French artist Jean Baptiste Clesinger (1814-1883), a fully restored 1933 V-8 Cadillac in showroom condition, and a two-piece marble statue of a little girl and cat signed “Napoleone Ruffini” will all come up for bid.   They’re just a few of the expected top lots in a massive, two-day antique estate auction slated for Friday and Saturday, May 18th (at 5 pm Central) and 19th (10 am), by Stevens Auction Company, in the firm’s gallery a...


OIl on panel by the renowned American artist and illustrator John Philip Falter (1910-1982), rendered around 1955 ($92,400).

Oil on panel painting by John Philip Falter (Am., 1910-1982) brings $92,400 at Ripley Auctions

Released: May 07, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An oil on panel painting by renowned American artist and illustrator John Philip Falter (1910-1982) soared to $92,400, and an important early modern studio pottery vase by Japanese-born American artist Toshiko Takaezu (1922-2011) – one of a group of pottery pieces by Takaezu in the auction – made $19,200 in a sale held March 31st by Ripley Auctions.   The estate collection auction of American Craft, 20th Century Art & Design was packed with 348 lots of turned wood, studio pottery, American prints, original artwork and more. The event was held in Ripley Auctions...


Lot 106: CARLO CANEVARI Italian 1922-1996 Oil on Panel

888 Auctions Auctioning Off Fine Art, Paintings & Asian Antiques in Summer May 10 Sale

Released: May 02, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON –May 10 marks the mid-point of the year and with great anticipation, 888 Auctions is proud to feature a 399-lot sale featuring fresh-to-market items that include fine art, paintings and Asian antiques.   Paintings abound in the May 10 auction and several standout pieces have been garnering considerable interest in the lead up to the sale. In particular, lot 44, a Marc Chagall (French, 1887-1985) graphite on paper and framed, features a gallery stamped on the lower left margin. The gallery note features “The Redfern Gallery” attached and stamped on verso. Hailing from ...


Oil on Masonite painting by Rhoda Brady Stokes (La., 1901-1988), titled Cotton Wagon Going Into the Barn, signed and dated (est.  $1,500-$2,500).

Artworks by Rhoda Stokes, Pal Fried, Marietta Berman, others in Crescent City's May 19-20 Estates Auction

Released: May 03, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A gorgeous 19th century American Classical carved mahogany full tester bed and an exceptional French bronze and black marble figural mantel clock from around 1880 are expected star lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s upcoming Important Estates Auction, set for the weekend of May 19th and 20th, online and in the gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue.   Offered will be over 1,000 quality lots, to include items from the estate of Dr. Charles “Tony” Currier, former councilman from Baton Rouge, La.; art deaccessioned from the private collection of Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. ...


Lot 1118 - Zsolnay Leopard Vase $9,000-12,000

George Nakashima, Harry Bertoia, Paul Evans, Thomas Molesworth, Wendell Castle, Dale Chihuly, Therman Statom among highlights of Rago’s May 19-20 Auctions

Released: May 01, 2018

Lambertville, NJ - On Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its auctions of Early 20th Century and Modern Design. Early 20th C. Design: Saturday, May 19 at 10:00AM, 276 lots Featuring ceramics by Rookwood, Fulper, Grueby, Marblehead, John Bennett, early Van Briggle, Newcomb College, Teco, and North Dakota School of Mines. European pottery by Martin Brothers, Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat, Zsolnay, Moorcroft, and Clement Massier. Furniture by Gustav Stickley, Roycroft, L. & J.G. Stickley, Limbert, and Rose Valley. An important and rare table...


Springtime Anytime 2017 Plated brass and enameled glass 26.50h x 17.50w x 4d in

Joel Otterson: The Excited Eye Opens at the Jason Jacques Gallery

Released: April 26, 2018

Jason Jacques Gallery, in collaboration with the Elizabeth Dee Gallery, announces Joel Otterson: The Excited Eye, an exhibition of the self-titled ceramiphile Joel Otterson. The artist will present a curated selection of sculptures that draw inspiration from aspects of domestic handicraft and traditional materials. Otterson’s interest in the Gesamkunstwerk or total work of art, keeps his works in conversation with one another and their environments. The Excited Eye will open with a reception with the artist, at 29 East 73rd Street, on May 1st, 6:00-8:00pm, and remain on view through June 1...


Oak-framed broadside poster for California Powder Works, the first American explosive powder manufacturing company west of the Rocky Mountains, circa 1885, 24 inches by 30 inches (est.  $12,000-$18,000).

Antique posters from America's Wild West and mining history will be part of Holabird's May 7-10 auction

Released: April 25, 2018

RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections’ big four-day sale coming up May 7th thru 10th is officially billed as an Americana, Railroad, Mining & More Auction, but those three categories are just the tip of a much larger iceberg. The sale also includes Native Americana, cowboy and Western collectibles, numismatics, tokens, rare soda and medicine bottles and more.   “We also have an incredible collection of antique woodworking tools in their original wooden chests,” said Fred Holabird of Holabird Western Americana Collections, based in Reno. “This represents a great opport...


888 Auctions Featuring Chinese Numismatic Coins, Modern Paintings & Asian Antiques in April 26 Auction

Released: April 18, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – Prices continue to soar at 888 Auctions with sell-through rates of 99% being achieved in its numismatics categories. Leading the way are Chinese numismatic coins and 888 Auctions will be featuring over 200 lots of rare and intriguing coins from Chinese antiquity dating as far back as the 1st Century. Featuring 418 fresh-to-market items, collectors will be delighted to find the inclusion of coins from all eras, modern paintings from estates and private collections, as well as quality Asian antiques.   Four coins highlight this week’s sale and they are remarkable in b...


Lot 24a- Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886) Butternut Tree, Study from Nature, Lake George, New York, Oil on Canvas

The Simple Elegance of the Still Life this Month at Gray’s

Released: April 25, 2018

Any lover of fine art will be intimately familiar with the still life.  An invaluable tool for honing technique and developing a sense of composition, nearly every painter has produced a wealth of them and their styles and subjects are as varied as the artists who created them.  This month at Gray’s we have a variety of wondrous still life works up for auction as well as a number of other gorgeous fine art pieces. First up is Lot 41, Soyez Mysterieuses III by American watercolor painter Joseph Raffael (b. 1933).  An alumni of the Yale School of Art and a long time veteran of the New York...


Morten Løbner Espersen Morten Løbner Espersen Blood Moon #1, 2015 Glazed stoneware 20.47h x 19.69w in.

Jason Jacques Gallery Presents a Lunar-Themed Exhibition at the Dallas Art Fair

Released: April 11, 2018

For its inaugural presentation at the Dallas Art Fair the Jason Jacques Gallery will present a curated selection of contemporary ceramic art juxtaposed with rare black- and- white photographs from NASA’s famous lunar orbiter missions in the 1960s.  The several dozen NASA prints originate from negatives that captured the first images of the Moon in 1966 and 1967. Using a technologically advanced imaging system, the lunar orbiter missions succeeded in mapping 99 percent of the Moon. Though an inherently scientific mission, the Lunar Orbiter program resulted in a series of beautiful, haunti...


8th Annual "Figurative" Online Art Exhibition

8th Annual "Figurative" Art Exhibition Announced by Art Gallery

Released: April 10, 2018

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its April 2018 art exhibition, the 8th Annual “Figurative” Art Exhibition is now posted on their website and can be viewed online.  The theme for this art exhibition is Figurative and artists were asked to submit their best abstract or representational figurative art for this competition.                                                                                              An international art competition was held in March 2018 which determined the art for this exhibition. The gallery received submissions from ...


Roger Medearis (1920-2001), Milking Time, 1947, Signed, dated and inscribed, Egg tempera on board, 14 x 18 inches.  Est.  $4,000-6,000

American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts at Doyle on April 18

Released: April 05, 2018

On Wednesday, April 18 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, Chinese Export porcelain and rugs. This auction category is Doyle’s premier venue for 19th and early 20th century American paintings, with the current sale showcasing over 90 examples. Included are Hudson River School landscapes, Western and Regional art, still lifes, portraits, nautical scenes and Folk paintings. The daughter of a Quaker family wit...


Michael Geertsen
 Decon Moons, 2017
 Handthrown Porcelain with Tenmoku and White Glaze
White #1: 27h x 30w cm.  White #2: 25h x 26w cm.  Brown: 29h x 35h cm.

"Spring Dance" Opens at the Jason Jacques Gallery

Released: March 28, 2018

The Jason Jacques Gallery announces the opening of Spring Dance, a joint exhibition featuring new work of Michael Geertsen and John Souter. Each artist expands the limits of the ceramic medium and the preconceptions and connotative biases with which it is viewed. There will be a reception for the artists on April 4, from 6 to 8pm, and the exhibition will be on view at 29 East 73rd Street through April 26th. Michael Geertsen, a Danish sculptor, is known through his works’ interrogation of the cultural and artistic places that ceramic inhabits, as well as its position in the future. His wo...


Come One, Come All, to the World's Fair!

Released: March 29, 2018

Once again, Gray’s auctioneers is proud to host a wide variety of memorabilia and collectibles from the historic World’s Fair exhibitions, with another slew of souvenirs and curiosities from the 1939 “World of Tomorrow” New York Exhibition in particular.  This particular expo famously featured the monumental Trylon and Perisphere, two large modernist buildings connected by what was at the time the world’s longest escalator.  While the buildings themselves were unfortunately broken down to be turned into artillery shells during World War II, their legacy lives on in their depiction across a...


Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960-1988) Mixed Media

Modern and 19th Century Art with Asian Antiques Lead April 12 Auction at 888 Auctions

Released: March 28, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – As the temperature rises, so have hammer prices at 888 Auctions. And this is in no small part bolstered by the rising hammer prices achieved by the fine art sold through 888 Auctions. This sale represents 405 fresh-to-market items offered to the highest bidder with an emphasis on 19th fine art.   As always, modern art continues to lead the way with Lot 38, a Jean Dufy (French, 1888-1964) Gouache on Paper finding considerable interest among bidders already. Discovered at an estate in Southern Ontario by a discerning collector, lot 38 features an attributed painting c...


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...


Peacock Vase Vase, ca.  1901; Produced by Tiffany and Co.  (United States); USA; mold-blown and iridized glass; H x W x D: 33.7 x 25 x 14 cm (13 1/4 x 9 13/16 x 5 1/2 in.); Gift of Stanley Siegel, from the Stanley Siegel Collection; 1975-32-11; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Cooper Hewitt to Present 'Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color' This Spring

Released: March 26, 2018

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City presents this spring “Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color,” an exhibition on view May 11 through Jan. 13 that explores the elusive, complex phenomenon of color perception and how it has captivated artists, designers, scientists and philosophers. Featuring over 190 objects spanning from antiquity to the present, the exhibition reveals how designers apply the theories of the world’s greatest color thinkers to bring order and excitement to the visual world. “Color has been studied for centuries and yet there is still much to l...


REMIX - CONTEMPORARY + CLASSIC PROVES OPPOSITES ATTRACT AT RAGO ON APRIL 7

Released: March 22, 2018

Rago’s Remix auctions are about how people like to decorate today, unconfined by any decade or design period. Downtown pieces of mid-century modern and 21st c. design will sell side-by-side with period furnishings, urbane antiques, heirloom silver, and compelling art, staged and photographed together in designer room settings. Highlights from the April 7 auction include: a five-piece Georg Jensen sterling silver pyramid tea & coffee service; two oil on canvas paintings by George Goodman; a Vladimir Kagan for Weiman-Preview sofa; a Berndt Friberg vase; a Whiting sterling silver & en...


Karl Gasslander, Provincetown Road, c.1935, Oil on canvas, 18-1/4 x 22-1/8 inches

New Show: AD20/21 HOME April 12-15 Features 40 Exhibitors plus Special Guests as Culmination of 5th Annual Boston Design Week

Released: March 21, 2018

Co-Producers Tony Fusco and Robert Four are pleased to announce the new AD20/20 HOME takes place April 12 – 15, 2018 as the culminating event of the 5th Annual Boston Design Week. The show will open with a Gala Preview on Thursday, April 12 to celebrate Boston Design Week and benefit the American Society of Interior Designers (ASIDNE) Scholarship Fund. Celebrated Boston architect Maurice N. Finegold, FAIA will receive the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Gala. Weekend hours are Friday 1pm-8pm, Saturday 11am-8pm, and Sunday 11am-5pm. Tickets are $15, under 12 free, and include admi...


Lot 1- Clyde J.  Singer (1908-1999) Art Exhibit, January 1963, Casein on board

Picasso, Miro & Jewels dazzle at Gray’s March 28

Released: March 15, 2018

Some of Picasso’s most endearing and sought after works are his playful ceramics. Lot 22 at Gray’s on March 28 is a pichet tête – a small pitcher embellished with contrasting black and white heads, from an edition of 500 dated 1956. This piece has been in the same family since it was purchased circa 1960. Miro’s black and white lithograph Maravillas Acrosticas is lot 15 in the auction. This lithograph is signed in pencil and numbered 14 from an edition of 15. The Spanish artist’s innovative use of line, organic shapes, and color represents a major contribution to Surrealism.    A str...


The top lot of the auction was this painting by Sandzen titled Cedar and Rocks.  It sold for $160,000.

Four oil paintings by Swedish-born American artist Birger Sandzen (1871-1946) sell for a combined $371,000 at Woody Auction

Released: March 08, 2018

DOUGLASS, Kan. – Woody Auction celebrated the grand opening of their new Douglass auction hall with a major antique and fine art auction on Saturday, February 24th, one that featured four oil paintings by renowned Swedish-born Kansas painter Birger Sandzén (1871-1946), plus outstanding collections of Royal Bayreuth, Daum Nancy, Galle, Tiffany, Pairpoint, art glass and period American furniture.    The four Sandzén paintings sold for a combined $371,000, easily making them the superstar lots of the auction. One of the works, titled Cedars and Rocks, brought $160,000. It was a vivid and ...


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