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The largest painting ever to come to auction by Harrison Bird Brown (American, 1831-1915) also set a new global record for the artist.  Titled, “Picnic by the Falls (White Mountains, Maine), this work achieved $23,800, solidly surpassing its $10,000 to $15,000 estimate.

Artist Record for Harrison Bird Brown in $3.2 Million Clars Auction

Released: June 2, 2014

Clars Auction Gallery’s May 17, 18, 19, 2014, Fine Art, Jewelry and Decoratives Auction will go down in the firm’s history as their largest sale to date generating $3.2 million. Closing the 8th month of their fiscal year, Clars is up an impressive 59% over their last fiscal year, recording higher sales than any previous year. All categories outperformed expectations and determined buyers from around the globe drove many final sale prices to well beyond estimate.  FINE JEWELRY The top seller of the three-day event was realized in the Fine Jewelry category. A rare fancy brownish p...

'Schweben'(Levitation) Based on an original design from 1938

Rare Kandinsky Jewellery to be offered by London Specialist Lucas Rarities at Art Antiques London, Kensington Gardens, 12th-18th June 2014

Released: June 3, 2014

A recently acquired collection of jewellery designed by influential Russian painter and art theorist, Wallisly Kandinsky (1866 –1944) will be offered for sale by the Mayfair, London jewellery dealer Lucas Rarities, at this year’s Art Antiques London.  The jewellery was manufactured in the 1960's under licence from Nina Kandinsky based on her husband's jewellery designs from the early 20th century.  This will be the first time since their creation that the 14 pieces will be offered for sale.  The jewellery was manufactured in Munich, in 1969 by Cornelia Roethel and Max Pol...

Marjorie Strider, You Can Leave Your Hat On, 72 x 48, acrylic on canvas

"Marjorie Strider: Second International Girlie Show" at Lawrence Fine Art Opens June 26

Released: June 3, 2014

 Lawrence Fine Art will mark the 50th anniversary of acclaimed Pop artist Marjorie Strider's first show with a retrospective and exhibition of new works, to open June 26th with an opening reception June 28th at the gallery's East Hampton location.  Lawrence Fine Art will also exhibit Strider's work at Art Southampton from July 24-28th. The gallery will offer a "meet and greet" with the artist at Art Southampton on Friday, July 25. The Strider show will be titled "The Second International Girlie Show".  The title references the first show Strider ever received, at Pace Gal...

JOEL-PETER WITKIN, LAS MENINAS, 1987 Gelatin Silver Print 28 x 28 inches

Extended Through August 30, 2014, TWIN VISIONS: Jerome Witkin & Joel-Peter Witkin

Released: May 29, 2014

Identical Twin Brothers United for the First Time Painter Jerome Witkin and Photographer Joel-Peter Witkin in an Historic Exhibition at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Los Angeles, CA.  -  Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles presents an historic first in its exhibition entitled “Twin Visions: Jerome Witkin & Joel-Peter Witkin,” uniting for the first time the two internationally celebrated artists – identical twins – in this exhibition.  “Twin Visions” newly extended through August 30, 2014. Jerome Witkin and Joel-Peter Witkin are acknowledged as two of the greatest conte...

Lot 29: Eugune Boudin, one of two oils in the June 8th auction.


Released: May 27, 2014

Dedham, MA:  On Sunday, June 8th, Grogan and Company will conduct their annual spring auction featuring over 700 lots from various estates and collections.  Collectors will be treated to a wide array of offerings including Fine Art, Jewelry, Silver, Furniture, Decorative Works of Art, and Oriental Rugs.  The sale will begin with American and European Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Sculptures.  Highlights include two oils by French painter Eugene Boudin.  Considered one of the founders of the Impressionist movement, Boudin is credited with introducing Claude Mon...

Tara Donovan "Bluffs," 2013.  Buttons and glue.

Tara Donovan: Untitled Opens at Pace Pop-Up Gallery in California

Released: May 26, 2014

Pace Gallery has opened the final exhibition at its California pop-up: Tara Donovan: Untitled. The show is on view until June 30, 2014, at the gallery's temporary space, 300 El Camino Real, in Menlo Park. The exhibition surveys work by Tara Donovan from 2000 to present and features large-scale installations recently included in museum exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to Untitled, Pace Menlo Park, located in the former Tesla Headquarters, exhibits a wide variety of work by contemporary masters. A screening room featuring artists' films and a 1,000 volume art...

G25N formally know as Gallery 25N Announces its Grand Opening.

G25N formally known as Gallery 25N Announces its Grand Opening!

Released: May 23, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE G25N formally known as Gallery 25N Announces its Grand Opening! Gallery 25N has evolved to G25N a virtual online gallery exhibit space. The virtual version of Gallery 25N reaches a global audience and expands the original gallery’s mission of exhibiting emerging and established national and international artists. Gallery 25N was founded in 2002 in Peekskill, NY on the belief that a partnership between artists, the public and educators is a vital part of their mission. The gallery fosters an environment to expose artists and their work to a global network of ...

Prof.  Uche Okeke (Nigerian, born 1933) Motherhood unframed.  Sold for £51,650 (US$ 87,111) inc.  premium


Released: May 22, 2014

‘Africa Now’, Bonhams auction of Contemporary African Art in London on 21 May, was a celebration of art from across the African continent. However, it was Nigerian and Ghanaian artists whose work took top prices in a sale that made a total in excess of £1million and saw new world record prices for at least ten different African artists. Hannah O’Leary, Bonhams Head of Contemporary African Art commented “Since our inaugural Africa Now auction just five years ago, this market has gone from strength to strength. While artists from at least fifteen African countries were represented, the to...

Ann Hamilton (b.  1956) The People’s Republic , 2013 Paperback book slices, wood, bookbinder’s glue 9 3/4 x 12 x 4 3/4 in

Significant exhibition of 21st century abstract art to open Pizzuti Collection’s new season

Released: May 22, 2014

Pizzuti Collection announces two new partnerships and three exhibitions for the 2014 - 2015 season, building on the success of their inaugural year: NOW-ism: Abstraction Today, Ori Gersht’s Portraits and Campana Brothers. “The art and artists in these new exhibitions are remarkable for their ability to transcend age, race, country and medium,” said Pizzuti Collection Director and Curator Rebecca Ibel, “They challenge us, inspire us and enlighten us. I’m looking forward to the dialogue and exchange they will provoke.” NOW-ism: Abstraction Today (on view f...

Lot 622: Paul Evans, Important Sculpture Front cabinet, $100,000 – 150,000

Work by George Nakashima, Paul Evans, Phil Powell, Josef Hoffmann, Karl Kipp, Peter Voulkos and Dale Chihuly among Highlights of Rago’s June 14-15 Auctions

Released: May 22, 2014

Work by George Nakashima, Paul Evans, Phil Powell, Josef Hoffmann, Karl Kipp, Peter Voulkos and Dale Chihuly among Highlights of Rago’s June 14-15 Auctions    Other top lots include the Martin Brothers, Donald Deskey, Gustave Baumann, Wharton Esherick, Adelaide Robineau, Teco, Otto and Gertrud Natzler, Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová, Wendell Castle, and Albert Paley.   Lambertville, NJ:   On Saturday June 14 and Sunday June 15, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its auction of Early 20th Century Decorative Arts and Modern ...

Image: Yoav Reches

2014 AIDA Awards

Released: May 23, 2014

2014 AIDA AWARDS The Association of Israel’s Decorative Arts (AIDA) Awards 20 Scholarships/Residencies Palm Beach, FL—The Association of Israel’s Decorative Arts ( is pleased to announce that it has awarded scholarships/residencies to The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Haystack Mountain School, Penland School of Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School , and UrbanGlass to 19 artists from Israel. Each of these awards includes tuition, room and board, and a travel grant. As Dale Anderson, one of AIDA’s co-founders said, “AIDA has helped support the careers of a gene...

The Show and Sale of Early Texas Art will be back at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center August 8-9, 2014.

Texas Art Collector On Tap for August

Released: May 21, 2014

This affordable, intimate and usually packed show is open to dealers, galleries and self-representing artists focusing on Early Texas Art.. The Show and Sale of Early Texas Art will be back at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center August 8-9, 2014. Now run by Vintage Promotions, LLC the show was produced for more than a decade of production by the Collectors of Fort Worth Art. “The response last year was incredible,” says Eric Miller, co-owner of Vintage Promotions, LLC. “Those who have been there from the beginning told me it was the best-attended to date.” The show includes a doz...

A show coming to the Fort Worth Community Arts Center will highlight the work of Dallas artist Maryanne Meltzer

Fort Worth Show to Highlight Work of Dallas Artist Maryanne Meltzer

Released: May 21, 2014

A show coming to the Fort Worth Community Arts Center  will highlight the work of Dallas artist Maryanne Meltzer. Meltzer, who died earlier this year, was a prolific printmaker whose work was shown in several states, and frequently in Texas during the 1980s and 90s. “Although I never had the opportunity to meet Maryanne Meltzer, I was immediately struck by the quality of her work,” says local art critic Lin Wang who is helping organize the show. “It’s bold and sometimes unconventional, but always well-executed.” Meltzer, who received her masters degree from the University of Tex...

Lot 582, Paul Guiragossian (Lebanese, 1925-1993), Untitled, Sold for: $87,500.

Rago Arts and Auction Center’s Fine Art Auctions on May 17 Bring an Impressive $1,795,906

Released: May 20, 2014

Rago Arts and Auction Center’s Fine Art Auctions on May 17 Bring an Impressive $1,795,906.   Lambertville, NJ:  Rago Auctions Fine Art auctions on May 17 totaled $1,795,906 in sales. Top results included a Louise Nevelson sculpture and Paul Guiragossian painting, which each sold for $87,500. Other strong sales in the Post-War and Contemporary Art sale included work by Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Richard Pettibone and Willem de Kooning.  The 19th/20th C. American and European Art auction was led by work from Fern Isabel Kuns Coppedge, John F. Folinsbee, Joan Miro, Jean D...

Alexander Calder, Blue and Yellow Butterfly, 1973.  Gouache on paper.  30 x 44 in.  (76.2 x 111.8 cm.).  Signed and dated "Calder 73" lower right.


Released: May 20, 2014

IMPRESSIVE HIGH SIX-FIGURE SALES OF BLUE CHIP WORKS SET THE STANDARD AND REINFORCE IMPORTANT ACQUISITIONS OF EMERGING, MID-CAREER AND CUTTING EDGE ARTISTS. Downtown Fair Brings New Vitality to Frieze and Auction Week in New York City. As the Downtown Fair drew to a close, the overwhelming consensus was that the fair was a resounding success on all fronts. The inaugural edition of the Downtown Fair was the only fair during Frieze Week to offer a versatile array of fresh primary and important secondary contemporary and modern blue chip works, alongside works by noteworthy emerging...

This colorful and vibrant painting by LeRoy Neiman from 1958, titled The Gambling Set, sold for $162,000 at auction, May 1st.

Early 1958 painting by Pop Art icon LeRoy Neiman fetches $162,000 at Shannon's May 1st auction

Released: May 21, 2014

MILFORD, Conn. – Four vibrant and colorful paintings by the renowned American Pop artist LeRoy Neiman (1921-2012) sold for a combined $279,600 at a sale of fine American and European paintings, drawings and sculptures held May 1st by Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers, in the firm’s gallery located at 354 Woodmont Road in Milford. The auction grossed $2.5 million. One of the paintings, a brilliantly colored early 1958 Neiman work titled The Gambling Set, showing a confluence of Las Vegas roulette wheels, was the auction’s top lot, soaring to $162,000. The other paintings were an enamel a...

United Nations Hosts Exhibit of Contemporary Chinese Farmers’ Art

Released: May 19, 2014

Chinese Farmers’ Art, the genre that is gaining in popularity among folk artists of rural China, will be on view at the United Nations headquarters in New York City for three days, May 21- 23. The exhibition will be followed by a benefit auction at Gianguan Auctions New York on Sunday May 25th. Entitled “World Mind-China Dream,” the UN exhibition features more than 80 folk paintings selected from regions across China by the Chinese Peasant’s Calligraphy and Painting Research Association. The rustic, often quirky, works-of-art offer vibrant and personal interpretations of country li...

Marian Goodman Gallery, Art Basel in Hong Kong 2014.

Art Basel's second edition in Hong Kong closes with strong sales

Released: May 18, 2014

Art Basel's second edition in Hong Kong closed Sunday with galleries reporting strong sales across all five days. A premier line-up of 245 galleries with exhibition spaces in 39 countries and territories across the world participated in Art Basel's second edition in Hong Kong, the first with UBS as Lead Partner. With over 50 percent of galleries having exhibition spaces in Asia and the Asia-Pacific region, Art Basel underlined its deep commitment to the region. The show was attended by over 65,000 visitors.   The show’s success proves that the art scenes across Asia are dynamic enou...

Poul Kjaerholm PK-61 Coffee Table.

Miniatures, Midcentury, and More: Clarke Auction May 18th Preview.

Released: May 16, 2014

April weeks bring May antiques.  The weeks leading up to the May 18th sale at Clarke Auction have shown as much. A number of important estates being handled by Clarke Auction at the close of April will be represented through the offering of a bouquet of items in the mid May sale and encompass the full spectrum of item categories, from fine art to Asian. The fine art selection at Clarke will open with an expansive collection of nearly 150 portrait miniatures of exceptional quality.  The consignor gathered English, Continental, and American portraits on bone, ivory, or card, dat...


Gerald Peters Gallery and Gavin Spanierman Ltd. Announce Merger

Released: May 14, 2014

Gerald Peters Gallery, New York and Gavin Spanierman Ltd. announce a merger, bringing clients a wide offering of museum quality art from Classic Masterworks and American Modernism to Contemporary Artists. The union of these two distinguished galleries brings over 65 years of experience in the art world and provides an incredible synergy between the two. The founders, Gavin Spanierman and Gerald Peters, look forward to serving a broader and more diverse clientele.   Gerald Peters Gallery brings specialization in Classic Masterworks of Western art such as Frederic Remington, ...

 Ed Ruscha Lion in Oil, 2002 Synthetic polymer on canvas with tape, 64 3/16 x 72 1/8 x 1 9/16in.  (163 x 183.2 x 4 cm) Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; promised gift of the Fisher Landau Center for Art P.2010.330


Released: May 13, 2014

Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection (June 5 – September 14) includes works by 39 renowned artists such as Jasper Johns, Willem de Kooning, Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, Agnes Martin, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol.   This summer, the San Jose Museum of Art will kick off its year-long 45th-anniversary celebration with a landmark exhibition of postwar American art by such prominent artists as Jasper Johns, Willem de Kooning, Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol. Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection, on view June 5 – September 14, 2014,is a survey of Am...

Jim Keller, left, in his booth with a visitor at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC in May 2014


Released: May 13, 2014

The Tunnel in Chelsea was filled with artists at last weekend's Contemporary Art Fair NYC so we took advantage of the unusual situation--most major art fairs are populated with galleries, not independent established and emerging artists—to ask a few questions. The chance to learn more about how some of the artists work—and when--was both tempting and fruitful. Most work on more than one piece at a time and they prefer to—or do—work at all hours of day and night. We asked 14 exhibitors--a mix of fine artists and sculptors, a photographer, furniture maker and jeweler—if they work on one p...

Vincent Calmel, Marat,

SWISS PHOTO Exhibition Opens at Artvera's Gallery in Geneva

Released: May 9, 2014

SWISS PHOTO features works by Iseult Labote, Cedric Bregnard, Vincent Calmel, and Patrick Weidmann  May 9 – June 9, 2014 Geneva, Switzerland—Artvera’s Gallery will present an exhibition of photography featuring works by four contemporary Swiss artists, Iseult Labote, Cedric Bregnard, Vincent Calmel, and Patrick Weidman. On view May 9 – June 9, 2014, the exhibition entitled SWISS PHOTO is Artvera’s second show dedicated to contemporary Swiss art. The gallery previously mounted S.P.R.A.Y., the exhibition of works by four Swiss artists sharing an interest in the airbrush (spray) techn...

Kongo Figure from the Allan Stone Collection at Sotheby's

Traditional Arts of Africa, Oceania and The Americas in the Spotlight During New York Tribal Art Week 2014

Released: May 6, 2014

Tribal Art will once again find itself in the spotlight during the prestigious, (5th Annual)  New York Tribal Art Week. Recognized as a must see destination for tribal collectors and aficionados, New York Tribal Art Week begins May 12th and runs through May 18th, 2014. Interest in authentic art and artifacts from Africa, Oceania, the Americas and SE Asia is growing as prices for this material break records at the major auction houses. New York is at the heart of all of this because historically, New Yorkers have been among the foremost collectors of tribal art. New York politicians...

Opening Night crowds at Chicago International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show


Released: May 6, 2014

Inaugural Art, Antique & Jewelry Show Wows Top Collectors and Art Enthusiasts Over 5-Day Debut.  The Inaugural Chicago International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show took place last week and closed with strong attendance and impressive sales. Many of the pieces sold to established as well as new collectors, plus museums, cultural foundations, art advisors and designers. More than 12,000 attendees visited the Chicago International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show throughout the extended weekend with more than 2,000 patrons attending the exclusive Opening Night Preview Party on Thu...

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