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42nd Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, November 16-18

Released: November 13, 2018

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 42nd year, November 16-18, 2018. Featuring the collections and rare treasures of 132 booksellers from the U.S., England, Canada, Netherlands, France, Germany, Russia, Denmark, and Argentina, the Boston Book Fair gives visitors the opportunity to see, learn about, and purchase the finest in rare and valuable books, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, graphics, maps, atlases, photographs, fine and decorative prints, and much m...


Exceptional illustrated journal covering a whaling voyage from Nantucket to the Pacific

Exceptional Whaling Journal Headlines Eldred's Fall Sales

Released: November 08, 2018

East Dennis, Mass. – An exceptional illustrated whaling journal, a complete set of Elmer Crowell miniature songbird carvings, a Tiffany Studios tea screen, a rare Simon Willard & Sons lighthouse clock and paintings by Robert Salmon and Ralph Cahoon are just a few of the highlights in Eldred’s eclectic series of auctions taking place November 15, 16 and 17 at the firm’s headquarters in East Dennis, Mass., on Cape Cod. Thursday, November 15 will be a dedicated Marine Art Auction with just over 500 lots of scrimshaw, paintings, models, woolworks and other artifacts. Eldred’s, building o...


Original oil on canvas figural landscape painting by the Latvian-born German painter Johann Valters, better known as Walter Kurau (1869-1932), framed (est.  $40,000-$55,000).

Oil on canvas figural landscape painting by Walter Kurau (1869-1932) will be in Helm's Dec. 1st auction

Released: October 31, 2018

EL CAJON, Calif. – Helm Auction, Inc.’s end-of-year Holidaze! auction on Saturday, December 1st, will be jam-packed with over 550 lots of Native American artifacts (such as Navajo weavings and Pueblo pottery), pre-Columbian artifacts, other pre-historic items (like arrowheads and stone tools), oil paintings and other fine artwork, Oceanic, African and Asian tribal artifacts and more.   The catalog also includes Native American and Mexican jewelry from the 20th century. Many pre-Columbian artifacts are from a high-end Rancho Santa Fe, California estate, collected by a dentist and descen...


A Passion for Prints: The Fine Art Print Fair Opens With Packed VIP Preview, Curators & Collectors Breakfast, Award Winners and Museum-Quality Works of Art

Released: October 25, 2018

The Fine Art Print Fair, the largest fair devoted to printmaking, made its return to the River Pavilion, Javits Center, opening its doors to a passionate community of new and seasoned collectors alike. The packed VIP Preview on Wednesday evening, welcomed over 2,600 private collectors, museum curators and connoisseurs from all over the world, who perused the booths set in the light and airy River Pavilion. The Fair, which runs through Sunday, October 28, showcases works from 80 exhibitors, spanning old master to contemporary, unique masterworks to new editions. "The energy of the prin...


Regency Japanned and Parcel-Gilt Cabinet, 1808

The Little Antiques Show That Could: AADLA Fine Art & Antiques Show Proudly Takes Its Place with the Big Guys

Released: October 24, 2018

Now that The Winter Show, the stalwart of antique shows, has eliminated the “A” word from its name, it might appear that the future use of this word might be in jeopardy. And designers are voicing their opinions. According to Thomas Jayne, “It’s cooler to be an antiques show than to be a polyglot,” adding, “The addition of antiques to a room imbues a depth and texture that’s unmatched. It’s the contrast of antiques juxtaposed with the more modern elements that makes the room extraordinary.” Whether on the hunt for an ancient Aztec serpent god, a killer Carlo Bugatti parchment cabinet or ...


Lot 96 - Luba-Songye, Kifwebe Mask, Congo $100,000 - 150,000

TRIBAL ART, MUSEUM QUALITY ANTIQUES AND INTERIOR DESIGN TAKE CENTER STAGE IN RAGO'S OCTOBER AUCTIONS

Released: October 05, 2018

Lambertville, NJ - On October 19-21, Rago Auctions in Lambertville, NJ hosts three auctions that showcase both important and historic works of art and show-stopping design. This three-day auction series begins on Friday, October 19 with Tribal Art from the Collection of Allan Stone and Other Owners, featuring art from Africa, Oceania, Asia and the Americans. Remix: Classic + Contemporary, our semi-annual design sale, follows on Saturday. The auction on Sunday, October 21 is Autobiography of a Hoarder: The Collection of Martin Cohen, Part 1. It features American and European decorative ar...


Unbound book of Japanese woodblock accordion prints in uncut sheets, 110 in all, showing domestic scenes and landscapes, by Hiroshige and Kunisada (est.  $20,000-$40,000).

Objects from the East and West converge in Converse Auctions' online-only East Meets West auction, Oct. 5

Released: September 20, 2018

MALVERN, Pa. – Ten bucks is all it takes to participate in Converse Auctions’ online-only East Meets West Auction slated for Friday, October 5th, with live bidding set to begin at 10 am Eastern time. The auction is packed with 435 lots of fine American, European, African, Chinese and other Asian items.   Although the auction is online-only, the sale can be previewed in the Malvern gallery. Phone and absentee bids will be executed, in addition to live bidding on several auction platforms. People can register and bid online now via the Converse website (www.ConverseAuctions.com), as well...


Hornet the mythical dragon-eel, one of 4 ocean protectors in Fusion Tide

Eight-Year-Old Artist Drives Effort to Save Our Seas through Art

Released: September 05, 2018

Eight-year-old artist Aria Luna is calling attention to the problem of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans that’s impacting the livelihood of millions and decimating marine life. Her latest exhibit and first solo show, an interactive installation titled Fusion Tide, engages visitors in a quest to defeat a monster spawned from the plastics swirling in the sea. Fusion Tide is currently on display at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California and will continue on to other venues in 2019. The world’s oceans are so polluted with plastic that experts say we could see one pound of p...


Oil on canvas figural landscape painting by the Latvian-born German painter Johann Valters-Walter Kurau (1869-1932), in a gold gilt frame, 62.5 inches by 61.5 inches (est.  $50,000-$100,000).

Oil painting by Latvian-born German painter Johann Valters-Walter Kurau (1869-1932) will be in Helm Auction's July 7th online-only sale

Released: July 03, 2018

EL CAJON, Calif. – Helms Auction, Inc.’s Tribal & Native American Summer Shindig planned for this coming Saturday, July 7th, is packed with over 460 lots of Navajo weavings and Pueblo pottery; pre-Columbian artifacts; prehistoric arrowheads and other stone tools; Oceanic, African and Chinese tribal artifacts; 20th century Native American and Mexican jewelry items and more.   The online-only auction will begin promptly at 1:15 pm Eastern time. All lots may be viewed and bid on now, via the platforms LiveAuctioneers.com and iCollector.com, plus on the Helm Auction website, live.helma...


Lot 337: John James Audubon, Fish Hawk, Plate 81, hand-colored aquatint and engraved plate from Birds of America, London, 1830.  Estimate $30,000 to $50,000.

From the Shoreline of Manhattan to the Island of California: Maps & Atlases at Swann Galleries June 7

Released: May 22, 2018

Swann Galleries’ June 7 auction of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books offers nearly 400 groundbreaking maps, atlases, manuscript travelogues, naturalist plates and ephemera from every corner of the world. Landmarks in the history of mapping the United States include the first representation of the country as an integrated landmass: John Melish’s Map of the United States with the Contiguous British & Spanish Possessions, 1816, with an estimate of $15,000 to $25,000. Also available is A Map of the State of Virginia Reduced from the Nine Sheet Map of the State, ...


Clamra Celestin Tribal Art Dealer

WEST HARLEM ART FUND KICKS OFF PUBLIC PROGRAMMING WITH AFRICAN ART DEALER CLAMRA CELESTIN ON GOVERNOR’S ISLAND

Released: May 31, 2018

Colonel’s Row comes alive amidst its landmarked building and distressed interiors with art exhibitions. Presenting a modern response to the history of island, the West Harlem Art Fund returns with Early Encounters. The exhibition features several installations that focus on the early encounters and interactions of the Lenape Indians, African slaves and European explorers (Dutch, African, Caribbean, French) on the island in 1624. Kicking off their talk series, the West Harlem Art Fund begin with African art and noted tribal art collector Clamra Celestin. Clamra Celestin was born and rai...


Aria Luna's "Dragón del Mar" fundraising poster for March for the Ocean

Young artist Aria Luna Supports March for the Ocean and Raises Awareness about Ocean Conservation

Released: May 16, 2018

Young artist and muralist Aria Luna is lending her art to help raise funds for the March for the Ocean on June 9, 2018. Part of World Oceans Day weekend, thousands are expected to attend the March for the Ocean in Washington, DC, and marches and events across the country and in at least 23 countries. Aria Luna is donating all profits from the sales of greeting cards, posters, and a special Limited M4O Edition autographed poster of her “Dragón del Mar (Sea Dragon)” watercolor painting that’s part of her upcoming mural exhibit about the ocean’s creatures battling a plastic monster. Her...


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...


Catalog cover with detail of African-American Andirons

Powers Presents: WINNOWED at the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show

Released: April 11, 2018

Powers admits that is not easy coming up with compelling and complex material show after show. But, he claims his current catalog is thinner than usual, but phat as ever—quality over quantity with no filler!  Powers has put together a collection that among many other objects includes a unique and important pair of African-American (Slave-Made) Andirons, a remarkable folk art carving, entitled, "The Venus of Baltimore," a first-rate folk art carved and painted whirligig, a rare pair of Ojibwa Love Dolls and an Ojibwa pictographic textile, a painting by Westchester County, PA African-Ameri...


International Dealers Specializing in the Art of Traditional Cultures Gather in New York City for the Spring 2018 Madison Ancient and Tribal Art (MATA) Fair, May 11th - 13th, 2018, at the Arader Gallery, New York City.

Released: March 01, 2018

New York, NY. – The seventh annual spring Tribal Art Fair - Madison Ancient and Tribal Art (MATA), opens at the Arader Gallery on Manhattan’s upper east side on Friday, May 11th, 2018. Its final full-day is Sunday, May 13th, 2018. The opening reception will be held on Friday evening from 5pm - 8pm. This alliance of renowned international dealers specializing in the art of traditional cultures, will present an exhibition of select works of the highest quality. Works range from exceptional museum quality antique figurative and abstract sculpture, to ancient artifacts from the rich tribal cul...


Empire's Eyes: Colonial Stereographs of the Philippines.  Curated by Jan Christian Bernabe, Ph.D.

CA+T Launches New Virtual Exhibition: "Empire's Eyes: Colonial Stereographs of the Philippines"

Released: March 14, 2018

The Center for Art and Thought (CA+T), a web-based arts and education nonprofit organization, launches its first virtual exhibition of 2018: Empire's Eyes: Colonial Stereographs of the Philippines. Curated by Jan Christian Bernabe, this exhibition draws from the archives of the California Museum of Photography’s Keystone-Mast Collection to make available late 19th- and early 20th- century stereographic photographs of the Philippines that have never before been exhibited. Covering the tumultuous start of US colonialism in the Philippines (1898) through the early decades of the 20th centu...


Rushnyky cloth.

Museum of Russian Icons presents Rushnyky: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles

Released: January 18, 2018

CLINTON, MA – The Museum of Russian Icons presents Rushnyky: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles, an exhibition celebrating and exploring Ukrainian culture through one of its most ancient and valued traditions.  Rushnyky are ornately embroidered woven textiles that function at the core of many life-cycle ceremonies and rituals of the Ukrainian people. On view February 15-June 10, 2018, the exhibition will feature more than 80 rushnyky, Ukrainian icons, and related artifacts.  A rushnyk is a long rectangular cloth, typically handwoven in one solid piece from white linen or hemp, measuring 6-8 feet...


Bernard Hoyes acrylics on Canvas 60x40"

Bernard Hoyes Pops up at the River

Released: January 08, 2018

Hoyes exhibit at The River at Rancho Mirage. Opening Reception Friday, January 12th 2018, 6-8pm December 15, 2017-March 15th 2018. Gallery hours 4-8 Daily Palm Desert, CA - Visual artist Bernard Hoyes has pardnered with The River at Rancho Mirage, . www.theriveratranchomirage.com for a showing of his works in Space A-161. The River is Rancho Mirage’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination located in the heart of the Palm Springs Valley. Offering an extraordinary lineup of boutiques, award-winning restaurants and movie theatres, The River offers guests the perfect...


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...


Lot 77: Richard Hakluyt, Novus Orbis, engraved folding map, showing first printed use of “Virginia,” Paris, 1587.  Estimate $40,000 to $60,000.

Cartographical Debut of ‘Virginia’ Being Offered at Swann

Released: November 16, 2017

Important cartographical milestones abound in Swann Galleries’ auction of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books on Tuesday, December 5. The sale promises to be one of the best the department has ever offered, with the estimated total exceeding $1,000,000.             Richard Hakluyt’s 1587 map of the New World, Novus Orbis, is the first to use the designations “Virginea” and “Nuevo Mexico.” The map, valued at $40,000 to $60,000, is not known to have appeared at auction since 1917. It is one of a selection of duplicates from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Colle...


Outstanding Cycladic marble head dating from 2,500 BC with impeccable provenance, from the collection of the late philanthropist Annette Cravens ($188,800).

Ancient Cycladic marble head and an Alexander Calder metal sculpture headline Cottone' Sept. 22-23 auction

Released: October 06, 2017

GENESEO, N.Y. – An outstanding Cycladic marble head dating from 2,500 BC with impeccable provenance soared to $188,800 and an elegant sculpture of black-and-red-painted sheet metal circa 1946 by Alexander Calder (Am., 1898-1976), titled Crayfish, sold for $153,400 at a two-day, two-session auction held Sept. 22-23 by Cottone Auctions in Geneseo. Day 1 featured the lifetime collection of Annette McGuire Cravens (1923-2017), a lifelong philanthropist and patron of the arts. Annette dedicated her time to the expansion and diversification of her collection of archaeological and ethnographic ...


Lot 260: Galileo Galilei, Galilæus .  .  .  His Systeme of the World, in Thomas Salusbury's Mathematical Collections and Translations, first edition, London, 1661.  Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.

Early Printed Books Auction Features Feast of Culinary Tomes at Swann Galleries

Released: September 21, 2017

Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books come to Swann Galleries on Tuesday, October 17. The wide-ranging auction of some 300 lots covers a plethora of topics and periods.             Setting the sale apart is a prodigious selection of early books relating to food and wine, with highlights including L’Humore Dialogo, Milan, 1564, a treatise by Bartolomeo Taegio on viticulture, valued at $4,000 to $6,000, as well as the first edition of Domenico Romoli’s La Singolare Dottrina…dell’Ufficio dello Scalco, Venice, 1560, a guidebook for hoteliers and chefs with a year’s worth of m...


2018 Loan Exhibition Highlight Vincent Van Gogh (Dutch, active in France, 1853-1890) Daisies, Arles, 1888 Oil on canvas Framed: 20 1/2 × 23 3/4 × 2 1/4 in.  (52.07 × 60.33 × 5.72 cm) Collection of Mr.  and Mrs.  Paul Mellon, 2014.207 Image © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Winter Antiques Show Celebrates 64 years as America’s Leading Art, Antiques and Design Fair

Released: September 19, 2017

WHAT: The Winter Antiques Show is the leading art, antiques and design fair in America, featuring 70 of the world's top experts in the fine and decorative arts. Now in its 64th year, the Show highlights an eclectic mix of works dating from ancient times through the present day, and each object is examined for authenticity, date and condition. Net proceeds from the Show benefit East Side House Settlement, a nationally recognized community-based organization in the South Bronx. Returning for a 22nd year is the Show’s Presenting Sponsor, Chubb. WHEN: January 19-28, 2018 12 pm-8 pm daily...


Icy jade pendants.  Lot 5.  Gianguan Auctions, September 9.

Neolithic Chinese Jade Jewelry Adorns Gianguan Auctions Saturday Sale

Released: August 30, 2017

As every woman knows, there is jewelry and then there are statement pieces. Whether the choice is a contemporary Chinese carved jade pendent, precious prayer beads or indeginous jewelry five-thousand years old, there is always room for one more signature piece.You will discover it at Gianguan Auctions online catalog now and on the podium Saturday, September 9. A few of the highlights are  Lot 5, an icy jadeite pendant carved with bat and ruyi, along with a leaf shaped pendant carved with grapes. Both are suitable to be worn or kept close as touchstones.  Estimate on the lot is $800-$1,50...


Krannert Art Museum recently expanded its website, providing access to its art collection online.

Krannert Art Museum Expands Website, Provides Online Access to Art Collection

Released: August 04, 2017

CONTACT: Julia Nucci Kelly Krannert Art Museum University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 217-244-0320 jkell@illinois.edu   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Krannert Art Museum Launches Expanded Website Provides Online Access to Artwork Collection     Champaign, Ill., August 2, 2017—Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois (KAM) has recently launched an expanded, redesigned website, kam.illinois.edu, that opens online access to the museum’s panoramic collection of art to students, researchers, and online visitors.   The redesigned website will enable visitors ...


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