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Harbor Wall, acrylic on canvas, c.  1980, 20" x 30", framed and signed.  Hicken's daring and dramatic use of color is nowhere more evident than in this gem.

Master Colorist of Nantucket Rediscovered - Philip B. Hicken Estate Collection Online

Released: July 10, 2018

Boston, MA – Tony Fusco and Robert Four are honored to present an extraordinary selection from the estate of the Boston and Nantucket artist, Philip B. Hicken (1910-1985), most of which have not been shown for more than 30 years. Recognized as a consummate colorist in both oil paintings and silkscreen prints, his career spanned the late 1930s until 1985 when he died while still active in the Nantucket art scene. Among the stunning oil paintings being shown are “Harbor Wall”, “Promontory Bay, Nantucket”, “South Beach, Nantucket”, and the strongly graphic “New England Quarry” painted in case...


Lot 365: Leonetto Cappiello, Carnaval / Vinho do Porto, 1911.  Estimate $20,000 to $30,000.

Rare Cappiello Posters Encourage Drinking: Temperance Society Says No at Swann Galleries

Released: July 10, 2018

Swann Galleries’ auction of Vintage Posters on August 1 brings to market the largest selection of food and drink advertisements the house has ever offered, along with premier examples of Art Nouveau, wartime propaganda and resort posters. Leading the sale is Alphonse Mucha’s exquisite quartet, Times of the Day, 1899. Four allegorical women in diaphanous gowns represent Morning Awakening, Daytime Dash, Evening Reverie and Nightly Rest. The set carries an estimate of $40,000 to $60,000. Also available are the iconic Bières de la Meuse, 1897, and Salon des Cent, 1896 (each $8,000 to $12,000...


Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat Turquoise Pagoda, c.  1900 Glazed stoneware 13h x 7.50w in.

Behind the Curtain: Treasures from the Vault On View at the Jason Jacques Gallery

Released: July 09, 2018

Jason Jacques proudly announces the opening of Behind the Curtain: Treasures from the Vault -- the gallery’s largest group exhibition to date. To celebrate this milestone event, a special reception and tour with Jason Jacques and Jason Busch will take place on Wednesday, July 11th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. With over 100 works on view, this unprecedented historic show provides a wide-reaching survey of styles and design movements in ceramic art, from functional vessels to decorative sculpture, while emphasizing the clay medium’s role in the visual arts from the turn of the 20th century forwa...


TOP SILVER SHOW IN THE UNITED STATES • 38th Annual Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show

Released: June 28, 2018

The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, now in its 38th year, returns Labor Day Weekend (August 30 – September 2, 2018) to the Baltimore Convention Center featuring items with a wide range of price points.  Show guests can discover many great items ranging from $100 to museum quality treasures with values of more than $1,000,000.   Known amongst dealers and collectors as one of the most important silver showcases in the nation, the Baltimore show has over 30 leading silver specialists ranging from early coin, English, Georgian, Irish, Russian and Victorian to local Baltimore Sti...


U.S. Architecture Pavilion at Venice Biennale Explores Our Common Humanity in 'Dimensions of Citizenship'

Released: June 21, 2018

For the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, the U.S. Pavilion, commissioned by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and The University of Chicago (UChicago) of Educational and Cultural Affairs, presents Dimensions of Citizenship (through Nov. 25, 2018). The exhibition challenges architects and designers to envision what it means to be a citizen today, as critical contemporary issues expand conventional notions of citizenship. The U.S. Pavilion curators Niall Atkinson, Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and the College at ...


Wendell Castle

Last Works Created By Wendell Castle Featured at Nelson-Atkins

Released: June 12, 2018

Wendell Castle: Shifting Vocabularies, an exhibition of the latest and last works created by Castle, will be shown at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City beginning June 23. Castle, hailed as the most important postwar American furniture designer, died in January at the age of 85. Wendell Castle: Shifting Vocabularies includes five large works in the Bloch Building and four on the lawn of the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park. “Wendell Castle constantly pursued new ways of approaching art, making major conceptual leaps in the worlds of sculpture, design and craft,” said Julián Zuga...


An Early 19th Century Sinhalese Ebony and Specimen Wood Center Table, Sri Lanka

Galvanized by the Success of Last Year’s Inaugural Fine Art & Antiques Show, The Art and Antique Dealers League Announces Its Distinguished Dealer Roster for 2018

Released: June 12, 2018

When the Art and Antiques Dealers League of America (AADLA) announced last year that it was launching a new fair, inveterate pessimists had a field day. Another fair in the busy October season? What an imprudent idea, especially because the AADLA fair would be going up against the juggernaut of TEFAF. But AADLA proved the naysayers wrong: The inaugural show was a ringing success, garnering applause from every quarter. Now AADLA is announcing their follow-up: The second show—with 26 dealers—will open at the St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Wallace Hall, 980 Park Avenue, on October 26 and run...


Lot 45: Russell H.  Tandy, The Secret in the Old Attic, watercolor, ink and gouache, for Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #21, by Carolyn Keene, 1944.  Sold June 5, 2018 for $35,000.  (Pre-sale estimate: $15,000 to $25,000)

Secrets & Set Designs: Illustration Art Breaks Records at Swann Galleries

Released: June 07, 2018

Swann Galleries broke long-standing records and brought new artists to auction for the first time in their June 5 Illustration Art sale. 76% of the rich selection of just over 250 works of art sold. Contributing to the success of the auction was a section of works for historically important theater productions by noted set and costume designers. A promotional drawing by Al Hirschfeld for Cabin in the Sky, 1940, published in The Herald Tribune, was purchased by a collector for $32,500. Hirschfeld also designed the promotional poster for the 1943 film. An early sketch by Jo Mielziner for t...


The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair

After 19 Years, The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair Is Cancelled

Released: June 11, 2018

Liz Lees and Meg Wendy, the organizers of The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair, have announced that they are cancelling their fair, which would have celebrated its 20th anniversary next January, 2019 at The Bohemian National Hall. Liz Lees, who established the fair in 1999, with her late husband Bill Caskey, says that she and Meg did everything they could to keep the fair alive. “This was a truly hard decision for both of us to make. Shows have been difficult for everyone in our business for the last 10 or so years, and exhibiting at them is expensive.  We are fully sympathetic to this...

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Babe Ruth, Lefty O'Doul, Lefty Grove and others Signed Baseball (1927-1930)

A Signed Babe Ruth Baseball Featured in Witherell’s 
Mantuary Online Auction Just Before Father’s Day

Released: May 30, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Lilly Wyatt 925.408.2737 http://lilly@lillywyattpr.com     A Signed Babe Ruth Baseball Featured in Witherell’s Mantuary Online Auction Just Before Father’s Day   What:               Mantuary Auction (Online) When:              Opened Monday, May 28, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.                         Closes Monday, June 11, 2018, starting at 10:00 a.m. Annex Preview: Tuesday, June 5 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Where:             Preview at Witherell’s, 1925 C Street, Sacramento 95811 Exclusively on http://www.bidsquare.com/ Who:  ...


Bilbo comes to the huts of the Raft-elves (MS.  Tolkien Drawings 29, © The Tolkien Estate

'Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth' Traveling Exhibition Explores the Author's Art and Life

Released: June 04, 2018

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. - Tolkien Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth, an exhibition now on view in Oxford, UK, explores J.R.R. Tolkien's (1892–1973) amazing legacy from his genius as an artist, poet, linguist, and author to his academic career and private life. More than 200 objects are on display, and many have never been shown before, in this rare exhibition. Visitors take a journey through Tolkien’s famous works, The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings, with an array of draft manuscripts, striking illustrations and maps drawn for his pub...


The top lot of the auction was a David Hockney photo portfolio from 1976, collection of Ileana Sonnabend, that earned $75,000.

Buyers Focus On Photography, Art At Millea Bros. Spring Select Auction

Released: June 04, 2018

If a photograph is worth 1,000 words, then Millea Bros.’ Spring Select Auction May 17–19 is worth a book. Boasting over 1,000 lots, all with compelling stories of their own, the auction showcased three estates, featuring a large selection from the late gallerist Ileana Sonnabend’s art photography collection, passed down to her daughter, Nina Castelli Sundell, a curator and scholar until her death in 2014; 1960s–1970s American Modern art from the estate of Jacob and Marian Javits; and large-scale European and American contemporary art from the estate of venture capitalist Pentti Kouri. “W...


The top lot of the auction was this E.  Howard & Co.  No.  57 wall regulator clock retaining its original 14-inch silvered dial signed “E.  Howard & Co., Boston, Mass.” that set a world auction record price at $145,200.

Choice Antiques, Clocks Drive Fontaine’s Auction Over $1 Million

Released: June 04, 2018

It’s little surprise that of the top 5 selling lots at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s May 19 auction, three of them were clocks, by E. Howard & Company, Seth Thomas and R.J. Horner. Fontaine’s sells antiques in most collecting categories but has carved out a niche with choice clocks, especially E. Howard models, setting a few auction records along the way. In this sale, which totaled over a million dollars, the leader of the pack was an E. Howard No. 57 regulator clock that set a new world record auction price at $145,200. Bidding was fierce on this lot with competition from several ...


work.  (Pre-sale estimate: $80,000 to $120,000)

$149K Man Ray Sets Record at Swann Graphic Design Auction

Released: May 07, 2018

Swann Galleries’ auction of Graphic Design on May 3 offered vintage posters that defined the styles of the twentieth century. In a highly-curated selection of just over 250 lots, the highlight was Man Ray’s iconic poster for the London Underground, which reached a record $149,000. Done in the surrealist master’s iconic “rayographic” style, the asymmetrical poster equated the reliability with the nascent tube system with the timeless regularity of the solar system. It was the world’s most expensive travel poster from June of 2007, when it sold for $100,906 at Christie’s, until 2012, when ...


Lot 76: Man Ray, [London Transport] – Keeps London Going, 1938.  Estimate $80,000 to $120,000.

$100K Man Ray Leads Swann Galleries Auction Celebrating Graphic Design

Released: April 10, 2018

Swann Galleries will offer an auction of Graphic Design on Thursday, May 3, celebrating innovation in the field, with an array of vintage posters, along with a coterie of fine graphically-oriented objets d’art including original maquettes, an Hermès scarf and playing cards. Leading the selection is an extremely rare panel from Man Ray’s iconic campaign for the London Underground, - Keeps London Going, evoking the artist’s signature Rayographic style. The indelible image equates the solar system with the functionality of the London subway system; it was the world’s most expensive travel p...


Lot 168: Gustav Klimt, Eine Nachlese, with 30 plates, Vienna, 1931.  Estimate $15,000 to $25,000.

Visual Feast of Scarce Volumes in Fine Illustrated Books & Graphics

Released: April 13, 2018

Swann Galleries’ Thursday, April 26 auction of Fine Illustrated Books & Graphics will offer books, magazines, portfolios, editions and unique works, with material that changed the trajectory of design and influenced book arts in the last two centuries. Luminous works by Gustav Klimt lead the auction with the limited edition tours-de-force Das Werk, 1918, and Eine Nachlese, 1931. With text by Hermann Bahr and Peter Altenberg, Das Work is the only monograph published during Klimt’s lifetime. The present copy, numbered 103 of 300, retains 49 of the original 50 plates, including the ten ...


Richard Hambleton (1954-2017), Horse and Rider, 2016.  Est.  $15,000-20,000

Alberto and Diego Giacometti to Highlight June 6 Auction of Design and Art at Doyle

Released: May 29, 2018

On Wednesday, June 6 at 10am, Doyle will hold the popular Doyle+Design auction showcasing furniture, design and art by prominent designers, makers and artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. This exciting 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. Swiss sculptor and designer Diego Giacometti (1902-1985) often rendered animals in bronze and incorporated them into his furnishings. Le Chat Maître d’Hôtel is a popular form that he cast for clients throughout the 1960s. ...


Salvador Dalí's and Edward James's Mae West Lips Sofa (1938)

V&A Acquires Mae West Lips Sofa by Salvador Dalí and Edward James

Released: May 16, 2018

London's V&A has acquired one of the most important examples of British Surrealist furniture ever produced. Purchased with support from Art Fund, the V&A members and a bequest from Derek Woodman, the Mae West Lips sofa was the joint creation of artist Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) and his most important British patron, Edward James (1907-1984). Dalí and James collaborated on the design after James suggested that they should create a sofa based on Dalí’s gouache (or drawing) ‘Mae West’s Face which May be Used as a Surrealist Apartment’ (1934-35). James had five Mae West Lips sofas pro...


Eugène Boudin (1824 – 1898) Dunkerque, Effet de Neige sur le Port

Rehs Galleries at the Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show

Released: May 01, 2018

Rehs Galleries, Inc. will be participating in the Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show, Friday, May 18th – Sunday, May 20th; with a special opening night party, Thursday, May 17th.  Rehs is a fourth-generation family-run gallery specializing in 19th and 20th Century European and American art.  They will be exhibiting exceptional works by Eugene Boudin, Federico del Campo, Montague Dawson, Daniel Ridgway Knight and Maurice de Vlaminck.   In 2012, the gallery established Rehs Contemporary, which focuses on up and coming as well as established contemporary artists.   On view will be w...


Courtesy of Dan Arnold Photography

1stdibs Launches "Color My World" Digital Storefront

Released: May 09, 2018

Following the success of last year's event, more than 100 artists, designers, and creatives participated in the 2018 edition of "Color My World." Launched by designer Doug Meyer, the unique fundraiser provides a 12X18' line drawing template where participants add their original spin with any medium—watercolor, paint, market, collage, etc. Each piece is available for $200 online. Enhancing the sense of discovery and mystery, the name of the creator of a particular version will not be revealed until it is purchased — and then only to the buyer. For this year’s iteration, Color My World has...


An expected standout among clocks in the sale is this E.  Howard & Co.  No.  57 wall regulator ($60/80,000) retaining its original 14 inch silvered dial signed “E.  Howard & Co., Boston, Mass.”

Fine Antiques, Clocks & Lighting To Highlight Fontaine’s May 19 Auction

Released: May 07, 2018

All manner of traditional antiques will cross the block at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery on Saturday, May 19, at 11 am, in an antiques, clocks and fine art auction that of course, features several choice European and American clocks. Absentee and Internet bidding is available on Fontaine’s Live, LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable, Auction Zip and Ebay Live. This auction will feature 300 lots, including fine clocks and watches, bronze and marble statuary, art glass and cameo glass, Royal Vienna and KPM porcelains, gold and diamond jewelry, fine silver, 19th and 20th Century lighting by Tiffany Studio...


Back in 1966-67, the “Souper” dress, inspired by the famous Soup Can art series by Andy Warhol, married art and advertising when paper dresses were in vogue.  If one mailed in two labels from Campbell’s soup cans to the company along with $1, this dress was their reward.

Benefit Shop Foundation Auction Goes From Soup (Can) To Nuts May 16

Released: May 07, 2018

The Benefit Shop Foundation, Inc., usually has merchandise  that runs the gamut from soup to nuts in its monthly Red Carpet auctions. This is especially true for its next auction on Wednesday, May 16, at 10 am, which features an Andy Warhol “Souper” soup can paper dress, which was only made 1966-67. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. “Our auctions mostly are soup to nuts affairs with a little bit of everything,” said owner and founder Pam Stone. “This sale has a very strong pop culture sensibility with the Andy Warhol dress as well as a couple of very str...


Top: (left) Siege of the Communist Party Headquarters in Republic Square, Budapest, 1956, Erich Lessing (Austrian, b.  1923) Gelitin silver print, Getty Research Institute, © Erich Lessing.  (right) Small Star Cola-Cola III, Pecs, Hungary, 1988, Sandor Pinczehelyi (Hungarian, b.  1946) Oil on canvas, The Wende Museum, © Sándor Pinczehelyi

Promote, Tolerate, Ban: Art and Culture in Cold War Hungary

Released: May 06, 2018

The Getty Research Institute and the Wende Museum of the Cold War have partnered to organize the exhibition Promote, Tolerate, Ban: Art and Culture in Cold War Hungary, drawing on the two institutions’ complementary collections of art and archives from the period. On view at the Wende Museum of the Cold War from May 20 through August 26, 2018, the exhibition explores a time in Hungary when the state cultural policy simultaneously celebrated modernism and freedom of expression while imposing censorship and promoting propaganda. “Drawing from two complementary collections of post-war Hunga...


Shepard Fairey, Pasteup, Unknown, 1999.

'Shepard Fairey: Salad Days, 1989-1999' at Cranbrook Art Museum This Summer

Released: April 30, 2018

Influential street artist Shepard Fairey has been a consistent presence in national and international art scenes since the 1990s. The LA-based artist is perhaps best known locally through his downtown Detroit mural at One Campus Martius, his ubiquitous Hope image created originally as a grassroots activism tool to support Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, and the pervasive We the People poster series for the 2017 Women’s March and beyond. Shepard Fairey: Salad Days, 1989-1999, at the Cranbrook Art Museum, from June 16 to Oct. 7, 2018, considers the first 10 years of Fairey’s art...


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...


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