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Oil on board painting by Wayne Thiebaud (Am., b.  1920), titled Lollipop Tree (1969), 13 inches by 10.25 inches, signed and dated (est.  $400,000-$800,000).

Oil on board painting by Wayne Thiebaud should bring $400,000-$800,000 at Nadeau's Jan. 1st auction

Released: December 13, 2017

WINDSOR, Conn. – An oil on board painting by Wayne Thiebaud (Am., b. 1920) titled Lollipop Tree, a lovely art glass vase by Ercole Barovier (It., 1888-1974), and one of the finest collections of Victorian furniture ever offered at auction are just part of what bidders can expect at Nadeau’s Auction Gallery’s annual New Year’s Day auction on Monday, January 1st, at 11 am Eastern.  “This promises to be the most important sale we’ve held to date, one that will be even bigger and more special than previous New Year’s Day auctions,” said Ed Nadeau of Nadeau’s Auction Gallery. “In the past we ...


Jon Seydl has been named as the ninth director of Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois

Curator and Art Historian Jon Seydl Joins Krannert Art Museum as Director

Released: December 11, 2017

Jon Seydl, an art historian specializing in Italian Renaissance art, has been named the new director of Krannert Art Museum. Jon Seydl is currently the senior director of collections and programs and curator of European art at Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts. His appointment at Krannert Art Museum will be effective in February, pending approval of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. “I've known about KAM's work for a long time, and I'm very proud to join such a great institution,” Seydl said. “KAM's commitment to research, its outstanding curators and nationally recogni...


George Grant Elmslie (1871-1952) Six Leaded Glass Windows for the Henry B.  Babson House, circa 1907 (estimate: $ 15,000 - 20,000)

ICONS OF MODERN DESIGN AT BONHAMS NEW YORK

Released: December 7, 2017

New York – On December 14, the Modern Decorative Art + Design auction at Bonhams New York will be led with rare lamps by Alberto Giacometti, spectacular window panels by Frank Lloyd Wright and by George Grant Elmslie, and a selection of incredible Danish lighting design by Poul Henningsen, including an original iconic Artichoke lamp from the Langelinie Pavilion, Copenhagen.    The top lots of the sale are two sets of lamps by Alberto Giacometti, famed for his attenuated representations of the human form. These elegant lamps, a pair of Étoile bronze table lamps in one lot (estimate: $80...


Call for Events! 5th Anniversary Boston Design Week! April 4 - 15, 2018

Released: December 7, 2017

Boston, MA – A “Call for Events” has been issued for the Fifth Anniversary Boston Design Week, a 12-day citywide festival taking place April 4 – 15, 2018. Non-profit organizations, professional design associations, government agencies, individual designers, businesses and designer collaborative are all invited to propose events for Boston Design Week.   Boston Design Week is honored to announce that it is now a member of World Design Weeks, an international coalition to share knowledge, resources, and best practices, fostering the exchange of products and ideas, sustainable development...


The Rothko Chapel is a non-denominational chapel in Houston, Texas founded by John and Dominique de Menil and opened in 1971.  "The mission of the Rothko Chapel is to inspire people to action through art and contemplation, to nurture reverence for the highest aspirations of humanity, and to provide a forum for global concerns." - Rothko Chapel Mission Statement

Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Is a 'Provocative and Thoughtful Purple'

Released: December 7, 2017

Think purple in the richest hue of colonial-era glass, the Pop Art punch of Warhol, or a contemplative Rothko canvas, and expect to see the shade appear more in art, fashion and design --- Ultra Violet has been named the 2018 PANTONE color of the year. PANTONE announces: A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond w...

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Ruby Chrysanthemum Pin Rubies, black diamonds, Brazilian hematite, red PVD plated German silver

Pairing Art Nouveau Art Pottery with Contemporary Jewelry, All that Glitters: William Ehrlich and Clément Massier, Opens at the Jason Jacques Gallery, December 14

Released: December 6, 2017

Jason Jacques Gallery presents All that Glitters­, an exhibition that combines the talents of contemporary jeweler William Ehrlich and ceramist Clément Massier (1845-1917). The pairing of masterworks by the two artists, presented side-by-side for the first time, seeks to explore the connections between art pottery and jewelry as an homage to Art Nouveau design. The show opens on December 14, 2017 and continues through January 28, 2018, at 29 East 73rd Street. “Ehrlich and Massier share the insatiable desire to transcend conventional definitions of design, form, and ornamentation,” says J...


Peter Voulkos, Rondena

Masterwork by Ceramist Peter Voulkos to Lead Phillips’ December Design Auctions

Released: November 27, 2017

On Tuesday, 12 December, Phillips will host its final Design auctions of the year with the Evening and Day Sales in New York.  These auctions will present an opportunity for collectors of all levels and interests to acquire exceptional examples of 20th and 21st century Design. The Day Sale will begin at 10am, offering over 100 lots, with works by Fausto Melotti, Harry Bertoia, and Carlo Scarpa, among others. The Evening Sale will take place at 5pm, including 31 lots with works by Peter Voulkos, Jean-Michel Frank, Alberto Giacometti, and Eugene Schoen. Six works from the esteemed collection...


Locke art glass liquor decanter with golf theme valued at $250/500 in Witherell's Holiday Auction Dec 6.

Bid on unique gifts December 6 in Witherell's Holiday Auction

Released: December 1, 2017

Starting at 10 a.m., people can bid online, call-in or join the fun at Witherell’s gallery in Sacramento for the Holiday Gifts auction December 6, 2017. Bid on unique items of jewelry, watches, coins and luxury goods. for loved ones, friends and colleagues Witherell’s gallery is located at 300 20th Street, Sacramento, Calif., 95811.                   Witherell’s is the perfect source for something special besides being an exciting way to shop….  For the serious collector, Witherell’s is offering a 1853-D U.S., gold $2.50 Quarter Eagle coin, estimated at $4,000 to $6,000. For that...


Lot 1 - Still Life by Severin Roesen

Bountiful Masterpieces at Gray's

Released: November 21, 2017

The 19th century Prussian immigrant Severin Roesen’s masterful American still life paintings feature the abundance of the new world’s bountiful harvest.  The vibrant colors of an autumnal yield of fruits, flowers and glasses of wine glow against a subdued background of dark greys and browns in the magnificent painting offered at lot 1 in Gray’s November 29th auction. Inspired by 17th century Dutch still life painters Roesen’s works are elegantly composed leading the eye across the overflowing table, leaving the viewer sated but hungry for more. Lot 2, also by Roesen, depicts a table filled...


Sam Francis Painting, Original Work, Estimate $70,000-90,000

FRESH TO MARKET ARTWORKS AND DESIGN LEAD PALM BEACH MODERN AUCTIONS NOVEMBER SALE ON BIDSQUARE

Released: November 17, 2017

A wealth of modern design, fresh to market artworks and a highly select offering of fine jewelry are ready for bidding on Bidsquare in Palm Beach Modern Auctions' Modern Art, Design and Luxury Goods sale November 25. Highlights include a distinguished Miami collection of early, exotic Murano glass purchased directly from artists; prized Pablo Picasso pottery; sought-after Mid-century furniture and more. Three extremely desirable Sam Francis original works on paper are backed by scholarship from the Sam Francis Foundation. Each is signed and bears a Sam Francis Estate stamp. The highest-v...


Gorham, Bird's eye view of the Vase or Bonbon Dish Sterling Silver and ‘Translucent’ Enamel 2.75 inches high by 6.25 inches in diameter New York, NY, 1893

Winter Antiques Show Announces New Exhibitors for 2018 Edition

Released: November 15, 2017

The Winter Antiques Show is pleased to announce the selection of six new exhibitors: Hirschl & Adler Modern (New York), Jason Jacques Gallery (New York), Lillian Nassau LLC (New York), Lobel Modern (New York), Spencer Marks (Southampton, Massachusetts), and Galerie Anne-Sophie Duval in collaboration with continuing exhibitor Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz (Paris). Returning to the Show after a one-year hiatus are Peter H. Eaton and Joan R. Brownstein (Newbury, Massachusetts). The new and returning exhibitors complete the 2018 Show’s roster of 70 renowned experts in fine and decorative art...


Ivonne Alcantara Sanchez

adidas Skateboarding Partners With Juxtapoz to Bring The Showcase Global Creators Series to Miami

Released: November 14, 2017

As a part of its growing global initiative to elevate emerging artists from skateboarding's creative sect, adidas Skateboarding partners with seminal art publication Juxtapoz Magazine to bring The Showcase, adidas’ global creators series, to Miami. Taking place from December 7-10, 2017 and in collaboration with Juxtapoz, this large-scale group exhibition and cultural gathering provides a unique platform to showcase works from rising artists on an international stage at one of the world’s most renowned art fairs. Taking place within the Juxtapoz Clubhouse located at the Historic Walgreen’...


Pair of Vladimir Kagan Upholstered Walnut Contour Lounge Chairs, designed 1958.  Est.  $12,000-18,000

Auction of Modern and Contemporary Furniture, Design and Art at Doyle

Released: November 13, 2017

Doyle’s popular Doyle+Design auction on Tuesday, November 21 at 10am showcases furniture, design and art by some of the most prominent designers, makers and artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. The sale presents design that has transformed the way we use living spaces while questioning where we draw the line between fine art and furniture and decorative objects. Furniture by George Nakashima (1905-1990) is renowned for its organic forms that incorporate the natural unfinished edge of the wood plank, as seen in two chests of drawers in the sale (est. each $30,000-50,000). Often chosen...


Milliner Karen Morris, Minneapolis

PATTERN IS THE FASHION IN DRESS & ACCESSORIES AT THE 5TH AMERICAN FINE CRAFT SHOW AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM NOV. 18-19

Released: November 10, 2017

90 exhibitors in all fill the Beaux-Arts Court in time for holiday shopping  Pattern enhances many of the tunics, T-shirts, jackets, coats, hats and luxury accessories at the fifth American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Museum November 18-19, 2017. Fashion and accessories designers join jewelers and other artisans in the museum’s handsome Beaux-Arts Court the weekend before Thanksgiving, in time for holiday shopping.             Here are just some of the examples:  “When I was first introduced to weaving in the early 80s,” said Marsha Fleisher, Loominus, Woodstock, N.Y.,...


William Joseph McCloskey, Valencia Oranges, 1889

The American Art Fair Celebrates Its 10th Year

Released: November 9, 2017

NEW YORK, NY November 9 – Artists Romare Bearden, Rockwell Kent, John Singer Sargent, Robert Henri, Reginald Marsh, Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, Martin Johnson Heade, and scores of works by their 19th and 20th century colleagues are featured in The American Art Fair, celebrating its 10th anniversary from November 12-15 at Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, New York City. A catalogue for this year’s fair is at theamericanartfair.com/catalogue. Opening American Art Week in New York, The American Art Fair focuses solely on American 19th and 20th century works and features nearly...


This vintage Nieman Eisman sideshow or circus banner (est $1/1,500), Twentieth Century, American, depicts a monkey driving a racecar inside a wheel, stenciled lower right "Nieman Studios," 92 by 115 inches.  Eisman was a renowned banner painter in the Chicago style of sideshow banner painting, actively painting banners from the 1920s to the mid-1950s.

Millea Bros. To Embrace 'Wow' Factor At Fringe Auction Nov. 13

Released: November 9, 2017

Halloween may have come and gone but Millea Bros. is cracking open its coffers and has scared up over 400 lots for a most unique set of offerings at its annual fall auction. Titled “Fringe,” the sale on Monday, November 13, at 10 am, brings together a collection of objects that will shock, delight or disturb. The free-ranging sale, defying easy categorization, spans multiple genres, including horror, science and medical, Victoriana, erotica, ethnographic, surrealism, psychedelia, fine and folk art, militaria and more. “Fringe” offers both seasoned and novice collectors choice items with a ...


Made in North Korea by Nicholas Bonner.  Published by Phaidon

Made in North Korea: Graphics From Everyday Life in the DPRK

Released: November 8, 2017

In a new book with 500 illustrations, North Korea is uncensored and unfiltered – ordinary life in the world's most secretive nation, captured in never-before-seen ephemera. "An insight into the banalities of a country's whose name is synonymous with the cult of personality, political and cultural oppression, and the threat of nuclear war." —Independent The 240-page new release, Made in North Korea (Phaidon), by Nicholas Bonner, uncovers the fascinating and surprisingly beautiful graphic culture of North Korea - from packaging to hotel brochures, luggage tags to tickets for the world-fa...


“Delicate Beauty” by Lynda Sauls

Weston Art Guild presents, “Art, Culture Feeding” at the Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show

Released: November 7, 2017

The Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show and the Weston Art Guild present, “Art, Culture Feeding” – A visual banquet and artist encounter showcase set before you by eleven WAG members. “Art, Culture Feeding” reflects the multicultural composition in its members work. Nourishment is digested through color, texture, complex subjects, wet on wet techniques, geometric shapes, repetition of color and line. Dining will facilitate freedom to explore, as well reflect and enhance conscious and unconscious awareness. Hoping to titillate taste buds that will lead to new possibilities and t...


The Canterbury Pilgrims.  Oxford: The Alley Workshops, circa 1925.

41st Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, Nov 10-12

Released: November 3, 2017

BOSTON, MA – The annual fall gathering for booklovers, the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair returns to the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s beautiful Back Bay for its 41st year, November 10-12, 2017. More than 120 dealers from the United States, Argentina, Australia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and Russia will exhibit and sell a vast selection of rare, collectible and antiquarian books, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, maps, atlases, modern first editions, photographs, and fine and decorative prints.    Special events at this year’s Fair includ...


Furniture maker Bok Read's organic wood table.  Media, Pa.

SIX FURNITURE MAKERS EXHIBIT A RANGE OF STYLES & MEDIA AT THE 5TH AMERICAN FINE CRAFT SHOW AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM NOV. 18-19

Released: November 2, 2017

90 exhibitors in all will fill the Museum’s Beaux-Arts Court  Exhibitors of furniture as art at the fifth American Fine Craft Show at the Brooklyn Museum represent styles ranging from traditional and eclectic to contemporary and classic using materials such as wood and upholstery to glass, aluminum and steel. Some find new life in repurposed wood and highlight its natural beauty. Others add humor or imaginative color combinations to 19th Century style floral upholstery.  Japanese design, jewelry, fine art, print and papermaking have inspired a few. The furniture makers will join glassmak...


FURUTANI KAZUYA Shigaraki jar, 21st century, magnificent tea leaf storage jar, 18 inches high

ZEN INK & CLAY

Released: October 31, 2017

Two hundred years ago three Zen monks from the Daitoku-ji in Kyoto collaborated to create a single stroke Mt. Fuji accompanied by three poems which extolled the wonder of the iconic mountain. This work exemplifies the focus of the show which reveals the melding of image, calligraphy, and poetic verse incorporated in many Zen works. The philosophy extended to tea ceramics, tea bowls, tea containers, water jars, and storage jars. Calligraphy of bold strokes on a six panel screen, once translated, provides a glimpse of a monk seated in early morning dew, touching a venerable tree, desiring ...


Paolo Costagli, New York, 18kt Rose Gold Brillante® Earrings.  Asking bid: $2,725

THE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN CELEBRATES INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE WITH ITS ANNUAL ONLINE AUCTION ON BIDSQUARE

Released: October 31, 2017

Bidsquare is proud to partner with the Museum of Arts and Design for its annual gala, MAD Ball 2017. For over twenty years, the MAD Ball has recognized visionaries in the fields of art, design, business, and philanthropy, reflecting MAD’s mission to celebrate innovation and excellence across all creative disciplines. MAD Ball kicks off its celebrations this week with an online auction on Bidsquare. Bidding is now live and closes Tuesday, November 7th at 10:15PM EST. The auction features outstanding works of art, jewelry, unique travel packages, design items and more. Art highlights inclu...


As The World Tipped, Greenwich Docklands International Festival, London © Stu Mayhew, Courtesy of Greater London Authority

Bloomberg Philanthropies and Google Arts & Culture Announce the World Cities Culture Forum Leadership Exchange Programme

Released: October 29, 2017

Partnering with the World Cities Culture Forum to Create the First City-to-City Exchange, Enabling Cities to Develop Best Practices in Advancing Cultural Projects and Shaping Public Policy Bloomberg Philanthropies and Google Arts & Culture, with the World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF), have announced a major new grant opportunity for the 35 member cities of the WCCF to learn from one another and share ideas to solve common challenges across the globe. Each city will have the chance to apply for the Leadership Exchange Programme, a unique initiative designed to extend the expertise of, ...


Incomparably Rare Desk and Bookcase Shatters Records Selling for an Astonishing $498,750 at Cowan's Auctions

Released: October 21, 2017

The Chippendale desk and bookcase of Captain John Cowan (1748 – 1823) sets the new standard for Kentucky furniture after an exhilarating 10-minute bidding war.  CINCINNATI – The most significant pieces of Kentucky furniture to ever come to market shattered the record for furniture made in the Bluegrass State when it sold for $498,750 at Cowan’s Auctions on Saturday, October 21. It was also the second most expensive piece of Southern furniture ever sold at auction. This was the first time the desk had been available to the public in over 220 years after remaining in the family of Kentucky...


Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Bald Eagle, from Endangered Species, 1983, screen print in colors (estimate $ 50,000 - 70,000)

BONHAMS LOS ANGELES TO OFFER THREE CURATED SALES OF CONTEMPORARY ART, PRINTS AND MULTIPLES AND MODERN DESIGN

Released: October 19, 2017

Los Angeles – This October, Bonhams will present a West Coast series of curated sales, offering lots from Contemporary Art, Prints and Multiples, and Design together for the first time. More than 440 pieces will be on view from October 20 to 24 alongside highlights from upcoming sales of Latin American and Contemporary Art before going under the hammer.  The preview will span both Bonhams buildings on the historic Sunset Blvd, including the newly renovated contemporary galleries at 7575 West Sunset Blvd. and its main auction and gallery space at 7601 West Sunset Blvd. Prints and Mu...


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