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Oil on canvas painting attributed to the renowned Hudson River School artist Jasper Francis Cropsey, untitled, signed and dated 1878 (est.  $200,000-$300,000).

Oil painting attributed to Jasper Francis Cropsey could bring $200,000-$300,000 at Woodshed auction, Nov. 29th

Released: November 20, 2017

FRANKLIN, Mass. – An oil on canvas painting attributed to the renowned Hudson River School artist Jasper Francis Cropsey is expected to realize $200,000-$300,000 and several other works have estimates in the six figures in Woodshed Art Auctions’ next Prestige Signature Collection auction, online now and ending Wednesday, November 29th, at 12 o’clock noon Eastern time. The stunning late autumn Luminist work attributed to Cropsey (Am., 1823-1900) is untitled and is signed lower right (“JF Cropsey”) and dated (“1878”). It is large – 45 inches by 51 inches – and comes with a copy of a 2017 a...


Willi Baumeister, Growth of the Crystals II | Wachstum der Kristalle II, 1947/52.  Oil with resin and putty on hardboard.  Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Partial gift of Felicitas Baumeister and Jochen Gutbrod and purchase through the generosity of the German Friends of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, 2016.211.  © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.  Photo: © President and Fellows of Harvard College.

The Harvard Art Museums present Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55

Released: November 17, 2017

Showcases artwork largely unknown to American audiences by modern German artists working during the most tumultuous time in that country’s history. The Harvard Art Museums’ newest special exhibition, Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55, will be on view from February 9 through June 3, 2018. The first exhibition of its kind, Inventur examines a largely unaddressed moment in modern German art—from just before the end of World War II to the decade just after—and features more than 170 works by nearly 50 German artists, including women who were integral to exhibitions at the time but whose work ...

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Lot 304: Edward Hopper, The Lonely House, etching, 1923.  Sold November 2, 2017 for $317,000.  (Pre-sale estimate $150,000 to $200,000).

Swann Galleries Sets Record for a Print by Hopper at $317K

Released: November 3, 2017

A new auction record for any print by American master Edward Hopper was established at Swann Galleries’ auction of Old Master Through Modern Prints on Thursday, November 2. The extremely rare etching The Lonely House, 1923, sold for a record $317,000 to a buyer over the phone, above a high estimate of $200,000. The previous record for a print by the artist, set in 2012, was $80,000 lower. It was also the highest price for an etching ever sold by Swann Galleries. All three works by Hopper in the sale found buyers. Les Poilus, an extremely rare 1915-18 etching of French infantrymen, reache...


Lot 33: Adolphe Mouron Cassandre, Normandie / Maiden Voyage, 1935.  Sold October 26, 2017 for $20,000.  (Pre-sale estimate: $15,000 to $20,000)

From Cassandre & Dupas to Yogi Bear, Swann Travel Poster Auction Runs the Gamut

Released: November 3, 2017

Bidders were treated to a voyage across time at Swann Auction Galleries’ Thursday, October 26, sale of Rare & Important Travel Posters, with spectacular examples that embodied a century’s worth of technological development. The top lot of the sale was Adolphe Mouron Cassandre’s promotional image for the maiden voyage of the Normandie, 1935, one of the most iconic posters of all time. It was purchased by a bidder in the room for $20,000. A fine selection of early ocean liner images opened the sale, as the earliest form of mass leisure transportation. A rare circa-1911 depiction of the...


Alexandre Jean Dubois-Drahonet (French, 1791-1834), Portrait of Achille Deban de Laborde, 1817, Oil on canvas, 59 x 39.6 in.  Clark Art Institute, 2017.2

The Clark Acquires a "Daring" French Portrait

Released: November 13, 2017

The Clark Art Institute announced today the acquisition of Portrait of Achille Deban de Laborde (1817) by Alexandre-Jean Dubois-Drahonet (French, 1791–1834). The large oil on canvas painting of a young boy dressed in military regalia is a touching memorial to the sitter’s father, Baron Jean-Baptiste Deban de Laborde, who was killed at the battle of Wagram in 1809 when Achille was barely a year old. The portrait is currently on view in the Clark’s galleries. “This beautiful painting enhances the Clark’s collection of early nineteenth-century portraiture,” said Olivier Meslay, Felda and De...

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Gorgeous circa 1860s English repousse silver pitcher by R&S Garrand of London, with marks dating it to London around 1861, 8 inches tall (est.  $4,000-$6,000).

Asian objects will be sold along with items from the Western culture at Converse's East Meets West auction, Dec. 1st

Released: November 14, 2017

MALVERN, Pa. – An English repousse silver pitcher made by R&S Garrand of London around 1861, a seven-piece sterling silver tea service made in Germany, and a fine selection of Tibetan Buddhist thangkas (religious paintings) are key lots in Converse Auctions’ next East Meets West Sale, an online-only auction scheduled for Friday, December 1st, starting at 10 am Eastern time.   Those are just a few items in a 474-lot auction where Asian objects will be sold along with items from the Western culture – hence the title East Meets West. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneer...


Oil on canvas landscape painting by the Scottish-born abstract modernist William Gear (1915-1997), titled Paysage, Mai 50 (1950) (est.  $10,000-$20,000).

Oil painting by Scottish abstract modernist William Gear (1915-1997) will lead Bruneau & Co.'s Nov. 25th auction

Released: November 13, 2017

CRANSTON, R.I. – An oil on canvas landscape painting by the Scottish-born abstract modernist William Gear (1915-1997), titled Paysage, Mai 50 (May Landscape, 1950), is the expected headliner in a 436-lot Estate, Antiques, Fine & Decorative Art Auction planned for Saturday, November 25th, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, in their Cranston gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue.   The auction will begin promptly at 12 noon Eastern time and will be preceded by a live-only DiscoverIt Estates Auction (no online bidding) starting at 10 am. The noon auction will feature furniture, fine art, sculptu...


A pair of good quality Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted porphyry covered urns, 19th century (estimate: $8,000 - 12,000)

Elegant Home Auction to Offer Nearly 900 Diverse Pieces at Bonhams Los Angeles November 13-14

Released: October 27, 2017

Bonhams will offer nearly 900 diverse antique pieces from estates and private collections across the country at The Elegant Home auction on November 13-14. The sale will be an opportunity for collectors and decorators to acquire quality curated pieces of European and American furniture, chandeliers, tapestries, paintings, mirrors, clocks, sconces, candelabra, bronze and marble sculpture, ceramics and glassware, silver, works of art, and Oriental rugs spanning the 16th through the 20th century. “The Elegant Home is a great example of European and American antiques sourced from coast to ...


Viktor Pivovarov, No.  2, Sacralizators for a Friendly Party, from the album Sacralizators.  1979.  Graphite and colored pencil, 29.6 x 24.1 cm (11 5/8 x 9 1/2 in.) overall.  Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union

Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers Acquires the Whole of the Legendary Dodge Collection of Soviet Nonconformist Art

Released: November 9, 2017

$44 Million Donation of Historic Artworks from Nancy Ruyle Dodge and Endowment from the Avenir Foundation Includes Largest Single Gift in Rutgers History A groundbreaking collection of Soviet nonconformist art has been donated in its entirety to the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the university announced today. The donation by Nancy and Norton Dodge, the largest single gift in Rutgers’ history, makes the museum the world’s principal site for studying and exhibiting the most vital, diverse, and daring strains of art produced throughout the USSR o...

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Oil painting by the Italian artist Nicola Simbari (1927-2012), titled Near Amalfi, signed and dated 1965 ($5,700).

Artworks by Simbari, Soulacroix, Lamotte all perform well at A. B. Levy's Oct. 30th auction

Released: November 10, 2017

PALM BEACH, Fla. – A 17th century Chinese polychrome-decorated, carved wood figure of a seated bodhisattva (in Buddhism, a spiritually enlightened person) sailed well past its pre-sale estimate of $8,000-$12,000 to sell for $60,000 at A.B. Levy’s Jewelry, Art, Antiques & Asian Works of Art Auction held October 30th, online and at A.B. Levy’s gallery in Palm Beach, Fla.   “Walking into the Palm Beach home of the person who owned it, I was instantly fascinated with the carved bodhisattva figure and looked forward to the opportunity of bringing it to auction,” said Albert Levy of A.B....


Friends of Florence completes major restoration of Renaissance frescoes at Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata

Released: November 2, 2017

MAJOR RESTORATION PROJECT AT THE BASILICA OF THE SANTISSIMA ANNUNZIATA, FLORENCE COMPLETED BY FRIENDS OF FLORENCE  Renaissance frescoes and artwork by Florentine masters restored in the Cloister of the Vows Washington, DC…Friends of Florence and its partners celebrate the completion of a four-year restoration project at the Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata in Florence of twelve superb lunette frescoes, architectural elements, and marble statues in the Cloister of the Vows funded by the organization. The frescoes are by Florentine Renaissance masters Alessio Baldovinetti (1424‒99),...


Mix of Historic and Contemporary Ensures Success for 21st Annual Boston International Fine Art Show

Released: November 7, 2017

Boston, MA – Tony Fusco and Robert Four, Co-Producers of the Boston International Fine Art Show are thrilled to announce the success of the 21st annual event. Forty exhibitors from the United States, France, and the UK dazzled the weekend crowds with a strong mixture of historic and contemporary works on offer. An elegant gala preview sponsored by Yvel, the internationally known jewelry company from Israel and Boston’s own Cutting Edge Homes Architects + Builders drew close to 400 attendees on Thursday, October 19 to start the show. Throughout the weekend six special programs were offere...


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...


Oil on board painting by South Carolina artist William Aiken Walker (1838-1921), titled Cabin Scene, 5.5 inches by 11.5 inches, signed lower left (est.  $10,000-$15,000).

Oil on board painting by William Aiken Walker (S.C., 1838-1921) will lead Crescent City's Nov. 17-19 estates auction

Released: November 2, 2017

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A 19th century oil on board painting by South Carolina artist William Aiken Walker (1838-1921), an oil on cardboard work by folk artist Clementine Hunter (1887-1988), and a bronze figural group from around 1900 by French sculptor Alfred Boucher (1850-1934) will all come up for bid at Crescent City Auction Gallery’s Nov. 17th-19th estates auction.   The three-day event will be held in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, starting at 1 pm on Friday, November 17th (340 lots); at 9 am on Saturday, November 18th (750 lots); and at 10 am on Sunday,...


Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976), Long Orange Tail, 1948, Sheet metal, brass, wire and paint, 3 3/4 x 4 x 2 1/2 inches.  Estimate: $150,000-250,000

Impressionist, Modern, Post-War & Contemporary Art Auction at Doyle on November 15

Released: November 1, 2017

Doyle’s auction on Wednesday, November 15 in New York showcases paintings, drawings and sculpture from the late 19th century to the current day. Session I at 11am is devoted to Impressionist & Modern Art by European and American artists. Offered are works ranging from Academic and Barbizon art through Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to German Expressionism and early Modernism. Highlighting Session I are two works by French artist Jean Metzinger (1883-1956). A good example of the "mechanical" style of Cubism that flourished during the 1920s is Nature Morte (Still Life), painted a...


Lot 51.  John Singer Sargent, "Candelabra with Roses," oil, 21 x 16 in., Est.  $50,000-100,000

Grogan & Company Celebrates Thirty Years

Released: October 30, 2017

Grogan & Company is delighted to mark their 30th year of serving New England families with the sale of their fine art, jewelry, and antiques with their November 5th auction, which features a well-curated selection of 337 lots of fine art, jewelry, and decorative art. Works by notable artists such as John Singer Sargent, Milton Avery, William McGregor Paxton, Aiden Lassell Ripley, and Aldro Hibbard are accompanied by jewelry by venerable designers Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, David Webb, Patek Philippe, Tiffany & Co., and Burle Marx against the backdrop of important silver and d...


Oil on canvas portrait from the Circle of Sir Thomas Beech (Br., 1738-1806), titled Miss Ann Congreve with Three Children (1780), signed and dated (est.  $8,000-$12,000).

Oil painting from the Circle of Sir Thomas Beech (Br., 1738-1806) will be auctioned Nov. 11

Released: October 30, 2017

ATLANTA, Ga. – The estate of Thomas Ruben Jones (1929-2014), a prominent Atlanta businessman, patron of the arts and avid lifelong collector of 18th and 19th century American and European antiques, fine art and decorative arts, will be sold without reserve on Saturday, November 11th, on-site at Mr. Jones’ former plantation estate in north Georgia, at 11 am Eastern.   For security reasons, the address of the estate won’t be revealed until the week before the sale. It has a 30513 zip code, however, and out-of-town guests are encouraged to secure lodging in either Blue Ridge or Ellijay, G...


Never-before-seen cover painting for The Saturday Evening Post from 1922 by Joseph Leyendecker (Am., 1874-1951), expected to soar to $100,000-$150,000.

Rare cover art for The Saturday Evening Post by Joseph Leyendecker from 1922 will be auctioned

Released: October 30, 2017

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A never-before-seen cover painting for The Saturday Evening Post from Dec. 30, 1922 – the New Year’s issue – by Joseph Leyendecker (Am., 1874-1951) is expected to soar to $100,000-$150,000 at a two-day auction of iconic collectibles planned for November 15th and 16th by Weiss Auctions, online and in the firm’s gallery at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook.   Joseph Leyendecker was one of the most influential American illustrators of the early 20th century. Between 1896 and 1950, he painted over 400 magazine covers; 322 of those were for The Saturday Evening Post. No other art...


Lot 327: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled: Four Prints, complete set of four color screenprints, 1983-2001.  Estimate $250,000 to $350,000.

Basquiat Set Could Reach Up To $350K at Swann Contemporary Art Sale

Released: October 26, 2017

Swann Galleries announces their largest and most encyclopedic sale of Contemporary Art to date, featuring scarce and important works by such titans as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Yves Klein and Christo. Also in the Thursday, November 16 auction is the largest section of sculpture the department has ever offered, and a slew of works that toe the line between two- and three- dimensions, epitomizing the paradoxical nature of postmodernism. The sale is led by a set of four evocative prints by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled: Four Prints, 1983-2001, rarely seen complete at auction. Each panel featur...


Lot 10: Albrecht Dürer, The Nemesis, engraving, circa 1501-02.  Estimate $80,000 to $120,000.

Seven $100k Lots in Swann Galleries' Star-Studded Print Sale

Released: October 5, 2017

An outstanding auction of Old Master Through Modern Prints at Swann Galleries on Thursday, November 2 offers seven lots with an estimate at or above $100,000, more than any from the house’s Prints & Drawings department in nearly ten years. Rare and museum-quality prints from the fifteenth- to twentieth centuries act as an overview of the evolution of Western printmaking, and chronicle the dramatic changes of the latter half of the millennium. A powerful section of works by American artists in the first half of the twentieth century is led by Edward Hopper’s scarce and haunting etchin...


Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904) A Bischari warrior oil on canvas, executed in 1872 Estimate: $150,000-200,000

IMPORTANT ORIENTALIST DISCOVERIES HIGHLIGHT 19TH CENTURY EUROPEAN PAINTINGS AT BONHAMS NEW YORK

Released: October 27, 2017

New York− Bonhams is delighted to announce the autumn sale of 19th Century European Paintings on November 8, which is highlighted by a superb selection of newly discovered Orientalist paintings by Jean-Léon Gérôme and Ludwig Deutsch. Leading the sale and also the cover lot is Jean-Léon Gérôme’s arresting portrait of A Bischari warrior (estimate: $150,000-200,000). This striking work has been in America since 1873 and has not been seen on the market since. This painting is one of two works commissioned by the New York art dealer, Samuel Avery, from Gérôme in 1871. This work is exquisite in ...

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Old Master portrait of an artist from the Circle of Caspar Nescher (Heidelberg, 1639-1684, The Hague), half-length, 16.5 inches by 13.5 inches, signed (est.  $10,000-$20,000).

Old Master oil portraits attributed to Caspar Nescher and Nicolaes Maes will be in Nye's Nov. 1st auction

Released: October 25, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nye & Company Auctioneers’ upcoming Fall Estate Treasures Auction on Wednesday, November 1st, will feature French furniture and decorative items from a private collection on Park Avenue in New York City, a large group of American Aesthetic Movement furniture and decorations from a former Manhattan dealer, and a pair of Old Master oil paintings.   Some other items in the auction – 123 lots of the 818 up for bid – will be sold to help fund the restoration of buildings and water features at Greenwood Gardens, an historic mansion home and the 28 acres of cultivated g...


Oil and enamel painting attributed to American-Russian Federation artist Mark Rothko (1903-1970), untitled (Blue Square), one of three Rothkos in the auction (each one est.  $100,000-$200,000).

Paintings attributed to Rothko and Monet will headline Woodshed Art Auctions' Nov. 1 sale

Released: October 24, 2017

FRANKLIN, Mass. – Three oil and enamel paintings attributed to renowned American-Russian Federation artist Mark Rothko (1903-1970) – two untitled abstract compositions and one untitled (Blue Square) work – all framed, signed verso and dated 1948 – carry estimates of $100,000-$200,000 each in Woodshed Art Auctions’ Prestige Signature Collection auction ending Nov. 1st.   “Considering we were assembling an auction of small-scale paintings and drawings, it was a surprise to have three rather large Rothko paintings delivered from a Peruvian estate,” said Bruce Wood, owner of Woodshed Art A...


Leaf Study III, c.  1940 Leaves and colored paper 18 x 18 5/8 inches (45.7 x 47.3 cm) © 2017 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.  Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

An Autumnal Gallery Crawl for Art Aficionados: October Art Week Opens with 19 Gallery Open Houses

Released: October 23, 2017

Building on its huge success from last year, the second iteration of October Art Week will kick off on October 26, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a round of convivial Upper East Side gallery open-houses – organized to coincide with TEFAF New York and Christie’s Classic Art Week of auctions and selling exhibitions. Nineteen of the world’s most noted fine and decorative art dealers will add to the week’s electricity by curating and hosting special exhibitions—all within strolling distance of one another. Here is an overview of some of the prime highlights that these pre-eminent galleries want...


Elegant oil on canvas figural rendering by the French painter Charles J.F.  Soulacroix (1825-1879), titled Enchantee (est.  $50,000-$80,000).

Beautifully detailed figural rendering by Charles J.F. Soulacroix (Fr., 1825-1879) will be auctioned Oct. 30

Released: October 23, 2017

PALM BEACH, Fla. – An elegant oil on canvas figural rendering by the French painter Charles J. F. Soulacroix (1825-1879), an exceptional pair of cased French dueling pistols from around 1840 and a Hermes shiny crocodile Birkin women’s handbag are three expected top lots at A. B. Levy’s 300-lot Jewelry, Art, Antiques & Asian Works of Art Auction set for Monday, Oct. 30th. The sale will be held in A. B. Levy’s gallery, located at 211 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, starting at 2 pm Eastern. Exactly 300 lots will come up for bid, featuring property from Palm Beach estates. The list of artis...


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