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This fresh-to-the-market oil painting by the Pierre Auguste Renoir (Fr., 1841-1919), titled Portrait of Gabrielle leaning on her hand (circa 1918) will be auctioned in fall or winter.

Market-fresh portrait painting by Renoir will be auctioned by Bruneau & Co. in fall or winter

Released: August 20, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – A fresh-to-the-market oil painting by the French impressionist master Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), done around 1918 and titled Portrait of Gabrielle leaning on her hand, promises to be the centerpiece lot in an auction planned for fall or winter – probably in November – by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the firm’s gallery at 63 Fourth Ave.   A firm auction date will be posted on the Bruneau & Co. website, at www.bruneauandco.com.    Last month, the painting was given an insurance appraisal of $250,000 by Dr. Lori Verderame, Ph.D, the directo...


Henri Gervex (1852–1929).  A Party at the Pré-Catelan, 1909.  Paris, Musée Carnavalet.  © Musée Carnavalet / Roger-Viollet

Traveling Exhibition 'Paris 1900: City of Entertainment' Debuts in the U.S. This Fall

Released: August 15, 2018

The Frist Art Museum in Nashville will present Paris 1900: City of Entertainment, an exhibition that revives the splendor of the French capital at the turn of the twentieth century, when millions visited the site of the International Exposition. Organized by the Petit Palais Museum of Fine Arts in Paris with additional loans from other Parisian museums, the exhibition will be on view in the Frist’s Ingram Gallery from October 12, 2018, through January 6, 2019. The Frist is the first of three venues in the United States to present this iteration of an exhibition that was originally on view ...


New York Classical Rosewood Work Table

Fine Americana Included In Schwenke Auctioneers 400 Lot August 14th Fine Estates Auction

Released: August 12, 2018

Featuring Asian Decorative Arts, Early Continental Furniture and Decorations, Americana and Folk Art, Fine Art and Estate Oriental Rugs  Woodbury, CT – On Tuesday, August 14th Schwenke Auctioneers will hold its August Fine Estates Auction with an offering of over 400 lots of estate property which includes a broad selection of Asian decorative arts, American, English and Continental furniture and decorative arts, folk art and American country furniture, early English & other sterling silver, jewelry, fine art, miscellaneous decorative arts, and estate oriental rugs. According to owner...


One of JFK's iconic rocking chairs, this one used at the White House.  Sold for $60,000 at Eldred's.

ICONIC JOHN F. KENNEDY ROCKING CHAIR SELLS FOR $60,000 AT ELDRED’S AMERICANA & PAINTINGS AUCTION

Released: August 09, 2018

East Dennis, Mass. – A rocking chair used by President John F. Kennedy at the White House sold at auction for $60,000 August 3. The chair was part of a prominent collection of the president’s personal items that were auctioned at Eldred’s, an auction house located just 11 miles from both the Kennedy family’s famous compound in Hyannis Port, Mass., and the Cape Cod National Seashore that President Kennedy helped establish.   In fact, a fountain pen used by Kennedy to sign the bill that created the National Seashore, part of a collection of 15 pens Kennedy used to sign some of the most i...


Henri-Edmond Cross, The Beach of Saint-Clair, 1896, private collection

Color and Light: The Neo-Impressionist Henri-Edmond Cross

Released: August 06, 2018

Henri-Edmond Cross (1856–1910) is widely considered a leading exponent of French Neo-Impressionism. Together with his friend and colleague Paul Signac, he discovered the Côte d’Azur for painting. Situated between the Impressionists around Claude Monet and the forerunners of Expressionism around Henri Matisse, his oeuvre marks a crucial step along the path toward color as an autonomous pictorial means and, by extension, toward abstraction. In Germany, he was celebrated early on as a pioneer of modernism. In collaboration with the Musée des impressionnismes in Giverny, the Museum Barberini i...

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Mixed media on paper done in the manner of Andy Warhol (Am., 1928-1987), titled Albert Einstein (est.  $8,000-$12,000).

Paintings attributed to van Gogh, Warhol, Picasso, many others at In the Manner Of's Aug. 23 auction

Released: August 06, 2018

FRANKLIN, Mass. – Paintings done in the manner of Andy Warhol, Vincent van Gogh and a host of other fine art luminaries will highlight the next In the Manner Of fine art auction, online now and with live bidding set to begin on Thursday, August 23rd, at 5:30 pm Eastern time, at 500 Gallery located at 500 Franklin Village Drive in Franklin. In all, 191 works will come up for bid.   In addition to van Gogh and Warhol (who will both be represented more than once in the sale), the catalog will also feature a selection of artwork by, attributed to or in the manner of master artists of the 1...


Visitors enjoy the East Building Roof Terrace during a recent Evenings at the Edge program.  National Gallery of Art, Washington

Free After-Hours Evenings at the Edge Program Returns on September 13 for Six Thursdays in Fall and Spring

Released: July 20, 2018

Washington, DC–Beginning Thursday, September 13, the National Gallery of Art will once again welcome visitors for live music and dance performances, hands-on art-making, and other activities throughout the iconic East Building, free of charge. Held on the second Thursday of each month from 6:00–9:00 p.m., the 2018–2019 season will feature three events in the fall on September 13, October 11, and November 8, and three in the spring on March 14, April 11, and May 9. Each evening will celebrate a different theme and offer new and exciting experiences. Themes for the spring events will be an...


Acrylic paint on heavy weight paper attributed to Andy Warhol (Am., 1928-1987), a stylized rendering of the iconic Mobilgas logo (est.  $30,000-$50,000)

Paintings attributed to Warhol, Monet, Kline will be part of Woodshed Art Auctions' August 9th auction

Released: August 02, 2018

FRANKLIN, Mass. – Paintings attributed to fine art superstars Andy Warhol, Claude Monet and Franz Kline are just a few of the tantalizing offerings in Woodshed Art Auctions’ upcoming Impressionist, Pop & Modern Art Auction planned for Thursday, August 9th, online and live in the 500 Gallery, at 475 Franklin Village Drive in Franklin, starting promptly at 5:30 pm Eastern.   The auction will feature rare and new-to-the-market paintings and drawings from private collections in Europe and the Americas, to include large canvasses signed Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler, Willem de Ko...


"Flowers and Butterfly Fireboard" by James Sharp

Shelburne Museum Exhibition Explores Flora and Fauna in Art

Released: July 31, 2018

In Vermont, Shelburne Museum’s summer exhibition, In the Garden, examines the influence flowers and insects have had on art and material culture around the world over the course of five centuries. (On view now until August 26, 2018.) “The diverse selection of art and design featured in this exhibition reflects the beauty and complexity of the flora and fauna found in gardens,” says Kory Rogers, curator of the exhibition. Eighty percent of all plants on Earth produce beautiful fragrant flowers to attract insects, which in turn act as pollinators. Over the course of millennia, this symbi...


Oak calf-shed door marked with magical symbols to protect livestock.  From Laxfield, Suffolk, 19th century.  183 x 94 cm.

Need a Bit of Magic? The Ashmolean's 'Spellbound' Exhibition Has a 16th-Century Crystal Ball and Unicorn Horn

Released: July 30, 2018

The Ashmolean’s autumn exhibition (Aug. 31, 2018, to Jan. 6, 2019) explores the history of a fascinating cultural phenomenon – magic.  SPELLBOUND will display 180 objects from 12th-century Europe to newly commissioned contemporary artworks.  They range from the beautiful and mysterious (crystal balls, books of spells), the bizarre and macabre (a unicorn’s horn, a human heart encased in lead), to the profoundly touching (the testimony of women accused of witchcraft, the lovers’ padlocks cut from Leeds Centenary Bridge).  The exhibition explores the inner lives of our ancestors, offering an ...


Pierre-Auguste Renoir 'La Loge (Theatre box)', 1874 © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

Impressionist Treasures from Courtauld's Private Collection Head to National Gallery London

Released: July 29, 2018

For the first time in London since 1948 the National Gallery London will display major Impressionist paintings from the Courtauld Gallery, bought in the 1920s by Samuel Courtauld, alongside works from its own collections which the businessman financed and helped acquire. This exciting exhibition (Sept. 17, 2018 to Jan. 20, 2019) – the largest number of works from Courtauld’s private collection ever seen on the walls of the National Gallery – is made possible thanks to an extensive loan of works from the Courtauld Gallery, which is closing temporarily in September 2018 as part of a major ...

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Detail: John Singer Sargent.  Mrs.  George Swinton (Elizabeth Ebsworth), 1897.  Wirt D.  Walker Collection.  Art Institute Chicago.

John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Gilded Age

Released: July 29, 2018

Through September 30, 2018, the Art Institute of Chicago presents an exhibition of American portraitist John Singer Sargent with a focus on his numerous Chicago connections. Featuring nearly 100 objects from the Art Institute’s collection, private collections, and public institutions, John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Gilded Age examines Sargent’s impressive breadth of artistic practice and the network of associations among the artist, his patrons, his creative circle, and the city. Through the lens of Sargent’s work, this exhibition explores the cultural ambitions of Chicagoans to shape t...

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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1982, acrylic and oil stick on wood, 182.8 x 121.9 cm, Private Collection © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat.  Licensed by Artestar, New York

Solo Exhibitions on Basquiat and Schiele are Highlights in Paris This Fall

Released: July 24, 2018

This fall, Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris will present the landmark exhibition Jean-Michel Basquiat, bringing together 120 works that trace the blazing career of the artist from 1980 to 1988. Installed across all four floors of the museum’s Frank Gehry building, the retrospective will be rich in firsts, and will shed light on key characteristics of Basquiat’s art, including his inimitable touch, infatuation with words, dazzling complexity, and explosive political consciousness. Setting aside everything extraneous, from biographical myths to considerations of market value, this exhibition...

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International Fine Print Dealers Association Announces the 2018 Exhibitors for the Fine Art Print Fair

Released: July 19, 2018

New York, July 19, 2018 – The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) is pleased to announce the list of exhibitors for this year’s Fine Art Print Fair. The annual fair takes place on October 25-28 at the River Pavilion, Javits Center, with a benefit preview the evening of October 24. The Fine Art Print Fair is the most celebrated art fair dedicated to the artistic medium of printmaking -- works of graphic art that have been conceived by the artist to be realized as an original work of art, rather than a copy of a work in another medium. For more than 30 years, the IFPDA has...


The frame which once held Rembrandt's The Storm on the Sea of Galilee at the Gardner Museum.

A Podcast Will Explore the Unsolved Mystery of the Gardner Museum Heist

Released: July 19, 2018

WBUR and The Boston Globe have joined forces to launch Last Seen, a weekly podcast on a still-shocking unsolved art crime. that will debut on September 17. (Listen to a Preview here.) Hosted by WBUR’s award-winning producers and reporters Kelly Horan and Jack Rodolico, and with exclusive contributions from Boston Globe’s Pulitzer prize-winning reporter Stephen Kurkjian, author of “Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World’s Greatest Art Heist,” Last Seen examines the most valuable and confounding art heist in history: the theft of 13 artworks, including Rembrandt’s on...


Marsden Hartley (1877–1943), Songs of Winter, Oil on board laid down on canvas, 12¼ x 11⅜ inches.

Annual Boston International Fine Art Show Returns for 22nd Year to the Cyclorama, October 18 – 21 Gala Preview to benefit The Art for Justice Fund

Released: July 18, 2018

Boston, MA – Tony Fusco and Robert Four are proud to announce the 22nd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show.  Featuring the work of 40 galleries from around the world, this year’s Boston International Fine Art Show will offer original works of art that satisfy a wide array of collectors, tastes and price ranges.  The show takes place October 18-21, opening with a Gala Preview to benefit the groundbreaking Art for Justice Fund on Thursday, October 18 at the Cyclorama Boston Center for the Arts.  www.FineArtBoston.com. The Gala Preview is an elegant evening where attendees have first ...


Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot The Muse: History, c.  1865 oil on canvas overall: 46 × 35.2 cm (18 1/8 × 13 7/8 in.) framed: 73.7 × 61 × 11.5 cm (29 × 24 × 4 1/2 in.) Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, H.O.  Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs.  H.  O.  Havemeyer, 1929

Major Exhibition of Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot's Paintings of Women; National Gallery of Art is the Only Venue, September 9 through December 31, 2018

Released: May 11, 2018

Washington, DC—Dressed in rustic Italian costume or nude on a grassy plain, rendered with a sophisticated use of color and a deft, delicate touch, Corot's women convey a mysterious sense of their inner lives. Corot: Women features 44 paintings created between the 1840s and the early 1870s: nudes, individual figures in costumes, and an allegorical series of the model in the studio. The National Gallery of Art is the only venue for Corot: Women, on view from September 9 through December 31, 2018. "Recognized as a great master of landscape painting, Corot is among the best represented artist...


Left: Claude Monet, The Artist's Garden at Vétheuil, 1881, oil on canvas, The Norton Simon Foundation; right: Claude Monet, The Artist's Garden at Vétheuil, 1880, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection.

Monet's Study for "The Artist's Garden at Vétheuil" Shown with National Gallery of Art Painting for First Time as Part of Norton Simon Loan Exchange

Released: May 10, 2018

Washington, DC—Two of Claude Monet's paintings of the garden at his home in Vétheuil, France, will be on view together for the first time since they were created more than 100 years ago as part of a long-term series of loan exchanges between the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena. On view in the French impressionism galleries of the West Building from May 19 through August 8, 2018, the Norton Simon version of The Artist's Garden at Vétheuil (1881) is believed to have served as the basis for the Gallery's canvas of the same title. The paintings are th...


Signed tempera and gouache on paper done in the manner of Vincent van Gogh, titled Portrait of a Man Wearing a Hat, with COA (est.  $20,000-$30,000).

Works attributed to the biggest names in art history will be at In the Manner Of's July 26th auction

Released: July 18, 2018

FRANKLIN, Mass. – Rare, market-fresh paintings and drawings from private collections in Europe and the Americas – to include decorative artworks in the styles of, and attributed to, master artists such as Warhol, Basquiat, Monet, Klein, de Kooning, Renoir, Matisse, van Gogh, Picasso and others – will be sold at the next In the Manner Of auction on Thursday, July 26th.   Other prime works include sketches and paintings attributed to Wifredo Lam, Gustav Klimt, Cy Twombly, Joan Miro, Arshile Gorky, Franz Marc, Antoni Tapies and many others. It will be just the third auction for the young ...


Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Bacchus and Ariadne, c.  1743/1745, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Timken Collection

Major Conservation Treatment of Tiepolo's Monumental Bacchus and Ariadne Reveals Hidden Details

Released: May 25, 2018

Washington, DC—Following a four-year-long conservation treatment, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo's Bacchus and Ariadne (c. 1743/1745) will return to public view in the West Building of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, on June 14, 2018. The comprehensive restoration has revealed elements by the Venetian master hidden from view since the work was removed from its original location at the end of the 18th century. The dramatic results provide viewers with a new sense of the immense painting's appearance at the time of its creation. "The conservation of this remarkable work reveals signifi...


Ugo da Carpi, after Parmigianino Diogenes, c.  1527–1530 chiaroscuro woodcut from four blocks in light green, medium green, brown, and dark brown, state iii/iii sheet: 47.9 x 34 cm (18 7/8 x 13 3/8 in.) National Gallery of Art, Washington, Pepita Milmore Memorial Fund

First Comprehensive Exhibition of Chiaroscuro Woodcuts from Italian Renaissance on View at National Gallery of Art, October 14, 2018, through January 20, 2019

Released: June 22, 2018

Washington, DC—Chiaroscuro woodcuts are among the rarest and most beautiful prints that flourished throughout Renaissance Italy. This exhibition, with its accompanying catalog, addresses all aspects of this remarkable art form, from attribution and chronology to materials and processes, intention and reception. The first comprehensive study devoted to the Italian chiaroscuro woodcut, the exhibition is based on new art-historical and technical research carried out over the last decade. Presenting some 100 of the finest impressions from American and British collections, The Chiaroscuro Woodc...


Pair of masterpiece scrimshaw whale's teeth by whaleman Eli Bangs, Jr.

Eldred's Landmark Marine Sale Scheduled for July 19 and 20

Released: July 12, 2018

East Dennis, Mass. –  A pair of masterpiece scrimshaw whale’s teeth by Eli Bangs, Jr., a China Trade ship portrait that descended in the family of a Cape Cod ship captain and a complete eight-volume set of Captain Cook’s Voyages are some of the highlights in Eldred’s Marine Sale, a 750-lot auction scheduled for July 19 and 20 at the firm’s headquarters in East Dennis, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod.   Following very strong marine sales in 2016 and 2017, the firm has positioned itself as the nation’s leading marine art auction house. “In 2016 we had the Mittler Collection, and at last summe...


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...


Oil on canvas painting attributed to Andy Warhol (Am., 1928-1987), titled Coca-Cola, 15.75 inches by 12 inches unframed, signed (est.  $30,000-$40,000).

Artworks attributed to Pollock, Monet, Warhol, others will be in Woodshed Art Auctions' July 12th sale

Released: July 06, 2018

FRANKLIN, Mass. – Artworks attributed to Jackson Pollock, Claude Monet and television art personality Bob Ross are just a few of the offerings in Woodshed Art Auctions’ next fine art sale on Thursday, July 12th, online (per usual) and live (something new) in the firm’s 500 Gallery, at 475 Franklin Village Drive in Franklin. Live bidding will start promptly at 5:30 pm Eastern time.   “We’ve enjoyed amazing growth,” said Bruce Wood of Woodshed Art Auctions. “For the first time we’ve dedicated a gallery for previews and live events. It’s allowing us to feature larger paintings and we’re d...


Original oil painting by Clarence Millet (La., 1897-1959), titled Moss-Laden Oak Trees, signed lower left (est.  $4,000-$6,000).

Oil paintings by Louisiana artists Millet and Molinary will be part of Crescent City's July 21-22 estates auction

Released: July 04, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. – An exceptional early 20th century French Louis XV-style carved walnut seven-piece bedroom suite, beautiful early 20th century Russian icons and original oil paintings by Marie Madeleine Seebold Molinary (New Orleans, 1886-1948) and Clarence Millet (La., 1897-1959) will headline Crescent City Auction Gallery’s next big sale planned for July 21-22.   The two-day Important Summer Estates Auction will be held in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s showroom located at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, starting at 9 am Central time on Saturday, July 21st (lots 1-650) and...


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