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Maori: Gisborne Festival, North Island, January 2011 © Jimmy Nelson Pictures BV

Photographs by Jimmy Nelson Exhibited in "Before They Pass Away: Documenting the World's Last Indigenous Tribes"

Released: July 28, 2014

From September 25 – November 16, 2014, ATLAS Gallery will be the first British gallery to showcase Jimmy Nelson’s landmark project Before They Pass Away. This elegant and evocative collection of photographs documents the unseen lives and traditions of over 15 million people from 35 of the world’s last indigenous tribes.  British-born Nelson started his career as a photographer in 1987. Now based in Amsterdam, his limitless curiosity and fascination with other cultures has lead him on a journey around the world to document some of the world’s oldest surviving communities.  A...

A pair of "Elizabeth" chairs designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen broke previous auctions records with a final price of $39,360 at Clarke Auction.

Kofod-Larsen Chairs Bring Record Price at Clarke

Released: July 28, 2014

A pair of Ib Kofod-Larsen “Elizabeth” chairs brought a record $39,360 at Clarke Auction’s July 14th, 2014 sale. Each rosewood chair was marked with the Christiansen & Larsen company branding under the front seat rails. The upholstery was original but in very worn or absent condition, and the frames were in marvelous and complete original condition. A quick and competitive bout of bidding took place between the phones, the internet, the house, and several generous absentee bids. An internet bidder finally prevailed after raising the bids to over 25 times the high estimate.   ...

Jane Stuart (attr.) portrait of George Washington after her father Gilbert Stuart's 1806 masterpiece.

Morgan Rank Collection of Folk Art & Musical Instruments and 19th Century Paintings Highlight Eldred's Summer Americana & Paintings Auction

Released: July 25, 2014

The Robert C. Eldred Co. is excited to announce its flagship Summer Americana & Paintings Auction, being held July 30 through August 1, 2014, will feature the Morgan Rank Collection of Folk Art and Musical Instruments. Mr. Rank had operated an eponymous gallery in East Hampton, New York, from the 1970s through 2001.   Highlights from this one-of-a-kind collection include an impressive Tramp Art secretary, an exceptional Black Americana fiddle carved in the form of “Sambo”, a pair of Moravian wedding chairs, early Outsider art, a papier-mâché cigar store Indian, and five Amis...

James Turrell at one of his best-known workings, the Roden Crater.

White House Announces National Medal of Arts Award Winners, includes Architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams, Artist James Turrell

Released: July 24, 2014

On Monday afternoon, July 28, 2014,  President Obama will award the 2013 National Medal of Arts to distinguished recipients in the East Room. The First Lady will also attend. The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities were established by the Congress in 1965 as independent agencies of the Federal Government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $5 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with State arts agencies, local lead...


Released: July 23, 2014

HUDSON, NY July 23, 2014:  After 41 years dealing art privately, The Caldwell Gallery has opened a retail gallery space in historic Hudson, NY. Caldwell Gallery Hudson will bring the same museum quality American and European artworks to this new location, which has nearly 2,800 square feet of exhibition space on two floors. The gallery will showcase a diverse selection of traditional, modern and contemporary artworks by a wide range of artists from the 19th through 21st centuries.  Their first exhibition, Summertime, runs through September 9th and features ic...

Mark Rothko (American, born Russia, 1903–1970), No.  1, 1961.  Oil and acrylic on canvas, 101 7/8 x 89 5/8 in.  (258.8 x 227.6 cm).  National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.  Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., 1986.43.151 © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


Released: July 22, 2014

Presented in the galleries of the Clark Art Institute’s newly constructed Clark Center, Make It New: Abstract Painting from the National Gallery of Art, 1950–1975 examines the different paths taken by abstract painters in the first quarter-century of the postwar period. Masterworks such as Jackson Pollock’s Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist), Mark Rothko’s No. 1 (1961), and Lee Bontecou’s Untitled (1962) reveal how artists in America and Europe experimented with color, geometry, and material to expand the definition of painting. Make It New showcases Jackson Pollock’s Lavender Mist, one of...

Original works by Adja Yunkers to be featured on July 27th at Clarke.

Single Artist Sale is Fine Art Collector and Dealer Dream at Clarke.

Released: July 23, 2014

Clarke Auction is proud to announce the sale of over 500 works of art by Adja Yunkers, Latvian/Swedish/New York (1900-1983) in a one man sale to be held at their Westchester, NY state of the art gallery on Sunday, July 27th at 12 p.m. The Latvian artist’s collection had been in storage since he died in 1983. Usually one sees a few pieces of an artist’s work come on the market now and again but with the Adja Yunkers discovery, the July 27th sale will include the artist’s work from all different eras, styles and mediums. People will get to see the full breadth of this man’s great talent, ...

): Charlotte Dumas, Major II; Middle, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, 2012.  Courtesy of the artist and Julie Saul Gallery.

"Charlotte Dumas: Anima" Photography Exhibition to Open in Pittsburgh

Released: July 22, 2014

Charlotte Dumas: Anima features a series of portraits of the majestic burial horses of Arlington National Cemetery. The exhibition is on view at the Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh from Aug. 8 to Oct. 4, 2014 with an opening reception on Friday, August 8 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.   These intensely personal and up-close portraits of draft horses that serve the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, the Army's oldest active infantry regiment known as "The Old Guard," reveal a powerful human connection to these honored animals. Using only the natural light that reaches in...

"Crash One: Broken Language" at Lawrence Fine Art

Released: July 21, 2014

Lawrence Fine Art will open "Crash One: Broken Language" at its East Hampton gallery beginning Thurday, July 24 with an opening reception Saturday, July 26 from 5-8 pm.  Crash was one of the first of the 1970's subway "writers" to transition to canvas and helped pioneer the development of Street Art as a recognized art form. In 1980, Crash was signed by Sidney Janis, one of the first gallerists to promote “post-graffiti” artists. That year he also curated Graffiti Art Success for America at Fashion MODA in the South Bronx. This groundbreaking exhibition is viewed as a launching poi...

These stunning jewelry pieces will all come up for bid on Sunday, August 3rd, on-site in Newtown, Conn., as well as online.

Dazzling estate jewelry, gold and silver coins, artwork, more to be sold on-site August 3rd in Newtown, Conn.

Released: July 22, 2014

NEWTOWN, Conn. – The contents of a gorgeous 4,000-square-foot home on Silver City Road in Newtown valued at over $500,000 – 10 rooms, all of them beautifully decorated with quality items purchased 4-5 years ago and ready for immediate use – will be sold at an on-site auction on Sunday, Aug. 3rd, starting at 1 p.m. Eastern time, by Tim’s, Inc. Auctions, based in Bristol, Conn. “This is an exceptional opportunity for people to bid on items they need and can use right away,” said Tim Chapulis of Tim’s, Inc. Auctions. “It’s a blend of old and new but just about everything was purchased r...

Very Fine Antique Chinese Carved Jade Boulder on Stand

Wooten and Wooten Auctioneers: Fine Items Sold to a Global Audience

Released: July 18, 2014

Wooten and Wooten Auctioneers presents Summer Estates and Collections, a diverse catalog sale that reinforces the company’s strengths and offers a variety of stand-out pieces from prestigious, nationwide estates. In keeping with the success of online auctions, for the first time bidders will be able to participate through four online platforms, Live Auctioneers, Invaluable, Auctionzip, and Asia’s EpaiLive, in addition to in-house, phone, and absentee bidding. With its high quality items and worldwide marketplace, Wooten and Wooten sits poised at the forefront of the auction world. The July...

San Francisco -- Hawaii Overnight! Via Pan American -- To the Orient, circa 1939

"Timeless Journeys": 21st Annual Summer Poster Show!

Released: July 15, 2014

Timeless Journeys: 21st Annual Summer Poster Show! At International Poster Gallery On view through Labor Day September 2, 2014   BOSTON, MA: International Poster Gallery (IPG) proudly presents the 21st Annual Summer Show: Timeless Journeys. Travel posters awaken our dreams of adventure, nostalgia, beauty, and wanderlust perhaps more than any other poster category. Experience traveling to these exotic vistas through more than 50 posters from the Golden Age of Travel to Mid-Century Modern. Highlights include early Pan Am posters, a spectacular range of Air France posters...

A.  Mary Kay, "Zenith," 2014.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art prepares for fall debut of "State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now"

Released: July 16, 2014

On November 11, 2013, the second anniversary of the museum’s opening, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced a major new initiative to discover and exhibit recently created artwork from across the United States. As part of the initiative, museum president Don Bacigalupi and assistant curator Chad Alligood traveled to all regions of the country to visit nearly 1,000 artists in studios and conduct hundreds of hours of one-on-one conversations. Now, planning and research is complete and the museum has selected 102 artists for the resulting exhibition, State of the Art: Discovering A...

U.S.  Capitol

Rep. Nadler on the ART Act, Hearing on Artists’ Resale Rights

Released: July 15, 2014

On Tuesday, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, delivered an opening statement at the subcommittee’s hearing of “Moral Rights, Termination Rights, Resale Royalty, and Copyright Term.” Congressman Nadler introduced the American Royalties Too (ART) Act, which will be discussed at the hearing, in order to ensure visual artists are compensated when their original artwork is resold.  His legislation would bring fairness to American artists who, unlike their fellow visual artists...

"Trail of the Iron Horse" by Charles M.  Russell is expected to realize $1,500,000 - $2,500,000 through The 2014 Coeur d'Alene Art Auction on July 26, 2014, with online bidding available through

Invaluable Announces Exciting Lineup of Summer 2014 Auctions

Released: July 15, 2014

Invaluable, the world’s largest online live auction marketplace, is pleased to offer online bidding on a variety of important auction sales taking place in July and August 2014 from some of the premier auction houses around the world.  Upcoming auctions taking place this summer on the Invaluable platform will feature watches, fine jewelry and handbags, fine art, Asian art and vintage posters, as well as decoys, boats, rare books and more. A selection of noteworthy auctions offering live online bidding through Invaluable this summer follows below. Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-...

Ogden M.  Pleissner, The Visitors, oil on board, 16 by 20 in., ($75/85,000)

Copley’s Summer Sale Returns to Plymouth, July 25th and 26th

Released: July 11, 2014

Copley Fine Art Auctions ( is excited to announce its 2014 Sporting Sale will be held on July 25 and 26 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Copley returns to the Radisson Hotel with a cocktail reception preview on Thursday, July 24 between 5:30-7:30PM and bidding for over 550 paintings, prints, decoys, and sculpture taking place on July 25 and 26. Previews will be held between 8:30-10:30AM on Friday and Saturday, and bidding will begin at 11AM. Decoys will cross the block on Friday, July 25, with a dealer exhibition taking place between 8:00AM-4:30PM, and paintings, prints and...

Iria Candela

Met Museum Names New Curators

Released: July 10, 2014

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today the two appointees who will inaugurate new curatorships within the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art. Both positions were established this spring through a generous gift from Daniel Brodsky, the Museum’s Chairman, and his wife Estrellita B. Brodsky, an art historian and specialist in Latin American art. Iria Candela will become the Estrellita B. Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art in the fall, focusing on the art of 20th- and 21st-century Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South A...

Set to coincide with the UN’s International Day of Peace, CULTURUNNERS begins its journey in Houston with an evening of discussion and film screenings at the Rothko Chapel on September 21st, 2014

Art Jameel announces the launch of CULTURUNNERS, an independent artists' expedition and core component of Edge of Arabia's US Tour, at the Rothko Chapel in Houston

Released: July 10, 2014

On the occasion of the United Nation’s International Day of Peace – September 21, 2014 – the Rothko Chapel, in partnership with Art Jameel, will host the launch of CULTURUNNERS, an independent artists’ expedition and core component of Edge of Arabia’s US Tour. In the spirit of the Chapel’s humanist mission to inspire people to action through art and contemplation and to provide a forum for global concerns, this event brings together pioneering artists, scholars and community groups to cultivate new perspectives on cultural collaboration. This collaborative event, which is a core component ...

Rago Auctions Announces Its Fall 2014 Auction Schedule

Released: July 9, 2014

RAGO AUCTIONS ANNOUNCES ITS FALL 2014 AUCTION SCHEDULE   Great Estates: Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13, 2014   Estate auctions bring a broad selection of exceptional, fresh-to-market American, English and Continental property from the Northeast’s fine homes, collectors and estates. Furniture; porcelains and glass; sculpture; mirrors; clocks; lighting; historic art; rugs; fine and monumental silver and plate; and coins and currency. Styles from the early Renaissance and Baroque to the Belle Époque, as well as the Chippendale, Federal, Victorian and Ren...

Winner James Gooch of Doe & Hope receives award, also shown George Johnson, Timothy Medhurst and Mark Hill


Released: July 8, 2014

AND THE WINNER IS ... On Friday 4 July 2014, the hottest night of the year, an excited crowd gathered at The Rooftop Restaurant at Alfies Antiques Market for the celebratory party and awards ceremony to announce the winners of the Antiques Young Gun of the Year Award. The winner of Antiques Young Gun of the Year 2014 was the very popular choice of James Gooch owner of Doe & Hope who was presented his award by winner in 2013 Timothy Medhurst. James Gooch commented: “I'm naturally delighted to take on the mantle of Antiques Young Gun of the Year from the superb ambassa...

Hiroko Ikegami (left) and the cover of her book The Great Migrator: Robert Rauschenberg and the Global Rise of American Art, which will be translated into Japanese with a Terra Foundation publication grant.

Terra Foundation Announces Recipients of 2014 International Academic Awards & Fellowships

Released: July 8, 2014

Today, the Terra Foundation for American Art announced the recipients of its 2014 international academic awards and fellowships, including Hiroko Ikegami, an associate professor in the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies at Kobe University. Ms. Ikegami received one of seven publication grants awarded by the foundation this year to translate her critically acclaimed book The Great Migrator: Robert Rauschenberg and the Global Rise of American Art into Japanese. “Relatively little scholarship about the historical art of the United States exists in Japanese, but we’re seeing an increas...

Copyright Milly Martionou, Dreamscape No.  401, 2014 Oil on Canvas / Glitter, 88 x 88 cm


Released: July 4, 2014

Diamonds forever Milly Martionou at Nina Torres Fine Art by Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund, Art Critic Nina Torres Fine Art Miami International Art Exhibition July 4-10, 2014 NINA TORRES FINE ART 1800 North Bayshore Drive, CP1 Miami, FL. 33132 Phone: +01.305.395.3599 In the heart of Miami Downtown, just a few Metromover stops away from the new Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Nina Torres Fine Art reflects the urban landscape of Miami and responds to the city's rapid growth as a cultural destination. The gallery manager has ...

Rendering of planned Speed Art Museum expansion

Speed Art Museum Hires New Curator of Contemporary Art

Released: July 4, 2014

The Speed Art Museum has begun hiring key positions in anticipation of its re-opening in the spring of 2016 and announced today that Miranda Lash has been hired as the Curator of Contemporary Art for the Museum. Lash will begin her new role at the Speed on August 18, 2014. "I am excited to become a part of the Speed Art Museum's promising future. Between the new building and its stunning galleries, the site-specific commissions planned for the Art Park, and the enthusiasm for contemporary art in Louisville, the possibilities seem boundless. For years I have enjoyed exploring what contempor...

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston Raises $50 Million

Released: July 3, 2014

Today, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) announced that is has successfully completed its $50 million campaign. The $50 million was raised for the ICA’s endowment and operations, paving the way for the next phase of the museum's development and solidifying the ICA as a catalyst for artistic, educational and civic life in Boston. The ICA campaign, which launched in 2010, generated three historical endowments: Ellen Poss endowed the director’s position, now named the Ellen Matilda Poss Director; Barbara Lee endowed the chief curator post, now named the Barbara Lee Chief Curato...

Arthur Pinajian, Untitled D40, oil on canvas, 1965, 46 x 38

"Arthur Pinajian: The Nudes" Opens July 17 at Lawrence Fine Art

Released: July 7, 2014

A tale of near-loss, discovery and, ultimately, posthumous success, the story of Arthur Pinajian has caught the attention of the the art world, collectors and media since his work was shown for the first time a year ago.   For the first time, Pinajian's early nudes will go on display at Lawrence Fine Art, East Hampton, in its West Gallery beginning July 17 with an opening reception on Saturday, July 19  from 5-8 pm. A fellow traveler with DeKooning, Gottlieb and Gorky at the famed Cedar Bar, Pinajian chose never to exhibit and his work was nearly destroyed. ...

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