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Oil on canvas painting signed by Wilson Irvine (Am., 1869-1936), titled The Fourth of July, Essex, Connecticut (est.  $10,000-$20,000).

Oil on canvas painting signed by Wilson Irvine (Am., 1869-1936) will be part of Nye & Company's June 6-7 auction

Released: May 21, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – A two-day Estate Treasures Auction featuring numerous treasures pulled from prominent estates and collections, will be held Wednesday and Thursday, June 6th and 7th, by Nye & Company Auctioneers, online and in the firm’s gallery located at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield. The auction catalog will appear online May 23rd, at www.nyeandcompany.com, as well as the two online bidding platforms www.LiveAuctioneers.com and www.Invaluable.com.   Start times both days will be 10 am Eastern. The Wednesday, June 6th session will be a live auction. The following day will be a ...


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...


James Lynwood Palmer (British, 1868-1941) Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt Arriving At Brighton, Driving his Coach "Venture," 1909.

Property of Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman, Alfred G. Vanderbilt, and Norman and Lili Israel Highlight Doyle’s May 23 Auction

Released: May 16, 2018

On Wednesday, May 23 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of English and Continental Furniture and Decorative Arts, including Old Master Paintings and Drawings. The sale presents a broad selection of furniture and decorations, including Georgian silver, porcelain, mirrors, clocks, chandeliers, tapestries and rugs. Old Master paintings and drawings will offer landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance to the 19th century. A special section of the sale is devoted to property from the Estate of Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman. Wendy was born in...


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...


Jim Sanborn, Fragmentary Evidence.

American University Chosen to Receive Majority Share of Works from Corcoran Art Collection

Released: May 14, 2018

Under one of the largest free art distributions in U.S. history, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, part of American University, has been offered nearly 9,000 works from the Corcoran Art Collection.    “American University Museum is excited about the opportunities to share this rich collection with our students, scholars, the Washington community and beyond,” said Jack Rasmussen, director and curator of AU Museum. “This collection will enhance the museum’s longstanding commitment to exhibiting works by Washington, national and international artists who hail from divers...


John Fulton Follinsbee's 1920 "Grey Thaw" will be an addition to the Phillips Collection's of New Hope paintings.

Corcoran Gives Over 10,750 Artworks to Institutions

Released: May 14, 2018

The Corcoran Art Gallery Board of Trustees on Monday announced that more than 10,750 works remaining in the Corcoran’s art collection will be distributed to 22 institutions across Washington in one of the largest free art distributions in U.S. history. The distribution includes paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, textiles, and photographs featuring internationally recognized artists such as Ansel Adams, Gene Davis, Walker Evans, Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Gilliam, Dorothea Lange, and many others. Honoring the Board’s previously stated commitment to preserve the Corcoran legacy in Was...


Henri Matisse 'odalisque couchee aux magnolias' sold for $80 million.

Rockefeller Collection Nets Highest Ever Total for a Single-Owner Art Auction

Released: May 12, 2018

After a six-month campaign, 10 days of online sales and three days of dynamic live auctions at Christie’s Rockefeller Center HQ, the total for the 1,500 objects comprising The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller  reached $832,573,469/ £613,941,113, well exceeding initial expectations and establishing the highest auction total ever for a private collection at auction — nearly doubling the previous record held by the Collection of Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé, which totaled $443 million. All of the Estate’s proceeds from the most significant charitable auction in history will b...


Two-part marble statues of a little girl with a cat, 31 inches tall, signed "Napoleone Ruffini".

Quality merchandise from across the South will be offered in Stevens Auction Company's May 18-19 sale

Released: May 14, 2018

ABERDEEN, Miss. – A gorgeous Prudence Mallard five-piece bedroom suite, a Sevres three-sided capped urn, a bronze sculpture of fighting bulls signed by the French artist Jean Baptiste Clesinger (1814-1883), a fully restored 1933 V-8 Cadillac in showroom condition, and a two-piece marble statue of a little girl and cat signed “Napoleone Ruffini” will all come up for bid.   They’re just a few of the expected top lots in a massive, two-day antique estate auction slated for Friday and Saturday, May 18th (at 5 pm Central) and 19th (10 am), by Stevens Auction Company, in the firm’s gallery a...


Picasso’s, Fillette à la corbeille fleurie, which realized $115,000,000

$115 Million Picasso Tops Christie's Historic First Day of Rockefeller Sales

Released: May 09, 2018

It was a historic night at Christie's in New York on Tuesday as the 19th & 20th Century Art Evening Sale, the first sale in the series from the Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, totaled $646,133,594, exceeding the collection estimate by $100 million.   Quote from Marc Porter, Chairman Americas, “The Rockefeller legacy has resonated strongly and we are thrilled with the results achieved for the first evening in this series of sales, already over our expectations. With new price levels set for Monet, Matisse, Corot, and others, the bidding was testament to the taste, connoisse...

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Untitled oil on canvas painted in the manner of Jean-Michel Basquiat (Am., 1960-1988), 36.25 inches by 29 inches, unframed, signed and dated 1983 (est.  $20,000-$30,000).

In the Manner Of -- a new art auction house offering just attributions -- will hold its first online sale May 17th

Released: May 08, 2018

FRANKLIN, Mass. – A new specialty art auction house that deals exclusively in antique and vintage artworks created in the styles of master artists will hold its inaugural internet-only sale on Thursday, May 17th, with a live webcast that begins at 5:30 pm Eastern time. The firm is appropriately named In the Manner Of, and the catalog for the initial sale is online now – at www.IntheMannerOf.com.   Internet bidding is also being facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com. The 143-lot auction is filled with names that will be familiar to even casual fine art observers, such as Andy Warhol, Vince...


ARABESQUE, by ROBERT MOTHERWELL

Modern and Contemporary Art Sales Abound at Second Edition of TEFAF New York Spring

Released: May 06, 2018

The second edition of TEFAF New York Spring opened on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the historic Park Avenue Armory, following a packed preview day on Thursday, May 3. In the first two days, the Fair saw the attendance of major collectors and international institutions, resulting in significant sales across the Fair. The opening coincided with the launch of the TEFAF Art Market Report: Art Dealer Finance written by Anders Petterson of ArtTactic. Focused on art dealer finance, the report is the first survey of its kind, and the second edition of TEFAF’s new in-depth reports that concentrate on a v...


Nenne Sanguineti Poggi

An Artist Without Borders: Nenne Sanguineti Poggi

Released: May 06, 2018

May 17 - June 3, 2018 with its opening reception May 17th, 6-10PM El Barrio’s Artspace, PS109, 215 E 99th St., New York, NY Some 61 paintings, drawings, etchings and ceramics will be on display by the acclaimed Italian artist, Nenne Sanguineti Poggi (1909-1912), including a replica installation of her “African Flora” mural in Addis Ababa’s Africa Hall. Works from nine decades will guide you through the remarkable talents and story of an artist truly beyond the limits and boundaries of her time. Born in 1909 in Savona to a noble family of Italian intellectuals, Sanguineti Poggi became a...


Painting of the Simpsons character Krusty the Clown by Ron English (Ill./Tex., b.  1959), 16 inch by 16 inch acrylic on canvas titled Krusty the Grin, circa 2017 (est.  $20,000-$25,000).

KAWS, Ron English, Sylvia Ji, others will be in Bruneau & Co.'s first-ever Pop Culture, Street & Unusual Art Auction, May 12th

Released: May 07, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ first-ever Pop Culture, Street and Unusual Art sale, slated for Saturday, May 12th, is packed with 118 lots by some of the most famous artists in the burgeoning genre – names such as Ron English, Alexander Girard, Robert Rustermier, Taro Yamamoto, Sylvia Ji, Danny DeLancey and Brian Donnelly, better known simply as KAWS.   The auction will be held online as well as in Bruneau’s gallery, located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, starting at 11 am Eastern time. Internet bidding will be available via Invaluable.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, ePaiL...


Oil on canvas by Eugene Berman (Am./Russ., 1899-1972), titled Esmeralda, From the Hunchback of Notre Dame ($81,250, a new auction record for the artist).

Records fall at Shannon's bi-annual American & European Fine Art Auction, held April 26th

Released: May 04, 2018

MILFORD, CT. – Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers just concluded its best auction in five years, as the firm achieved an 80 percent sell-through on the 244 artworks that came up for bid in a sale that grossed $2.5 million. The event – Shannon’s bi-annual American & European Fine Art Auction – was held on Thursday, April 26th, online and at Shannon’s gallery in Milford, Conn. The sale was a big success across all genres, which included the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, Modernism and European fine art. Many fine 19th century paintings also came up for bid. Modernism in parti...


The Blue Boy (ca.  1770) by Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) shown in normal light photography (left), digital x-radiography (center, including a dog previously revealed in a 1994 x-ray), and infrared reflectography (right).  Oil on canvas, 70 5/8 x 48 3/4.  The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Conservation Exhibition to Reveal the Mysteries of 'Blue Boy'

Released: May 03, 2018

The exhibition “Project Blue Boy” will open at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens on Sept. 22, 2018, offering visitors a glimpse into the technical processes of a senior conservator working on the famous painting as well as background on its history, mysteries, and artistic virtues. One of the most iconic paintings in British and American history, The Blue Boy, made around 1770 by English painter Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), is undergoing its first major conservation treatment. Home to the work since its acquisition by founder Henry E. Huntington in 1921, Th...

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ELLEN THESLEFF, ECHO, 1891.  Oil on canvas, Anders Wiklöf Collection, Andersudde, Åland Islands / Photo: Kjell Söderlund

Clark Art Institute Exhibition Presents Trailblazing Women Artists

Released: May 02, 2018

The Clark Art Institute’s summer 2018 exhibition, Women Artists in Paris, 1850–1900, celebrates an international group of artists who overcame gender-based restrictions to make extraordinary creative strides, taking important steps in the fight for a more egalitarian art world. Featuring nearly seventy paintings drawn from prominent collections across the United States and abroad, the exhibition includes works by renowned artists including Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, and Rosa Bonheur as well as their equally remarkable peers such as Anna Ancher, Lilla Cabot Perry, Louise Breslau, Eva Gon...


Oil on Masonite painting by Rhoda Brady Stokes (La., 1901-1988), titled Cotton Wagon Going Into the Barn, signed and dated (est.  $1,500-$2,500).

Artworks by Rhoda Stokes, Pal Fried, Marietta Berman, others in Crescent City's May 19-20 Estates Auction

Released: May 03, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A gorgeous 19th century American Classical carved mahogany full tester bed and an exceptional French bronze and black marble figural mantel clock from around 1880 are expected star lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s upcoming Important Estates Auction, set for the weekend of May 19th and 20th, online and in the gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue.   Offered will be over 1,000 quality lots, to include items from the estate of Dr. Charles “Tony” Currier, former councilman from Baton Rouge, La.; art deaccessioned from the private collection of Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. ...


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Philipp Humm to exhibit disturbing lookalike sculptures and electric paintings at Context New York 2018

Released: May 02, 2018

Art New York/Context New York  Pier 94 May 3-6 2018   In his second art fair of 2018 Philipp Humm is exhibiting his distinctive model marionette and replica face sculpture at this year’s Art New York/Context New York at Pier 94 on May 3-6.   Humm is exhibiting with Saphira and Ventura Gallery and their Korean partner Gallery Banditrazos. His work can be viewed at Stand #ANY229.   With influences in philosophy and pop culture, artist Philipp Rudolf Humm creates playful mise-en-scènes that examine the socio-politics of our contemporary world, in a genre best described by ...


A rare early folky oil on canvas, signed Charles Fazzino, 1983, set an auction record price for the artist at $5,715.

Benefit Shop Auction Sets A High For A Folky Fazzino

Released: May 01, 2018

 Auction records for artists are routinely set — and broken — at large auction houses in New York City so it’s not often when a smaller auction house in the suburbs is able to achieve record prices but on April 18, the Benefit Shop Foundation got to do exactly that in its monthly sale. Featuring a striking selection of fine art, the auction was led by a rare and early folk art oil painting by Charles Fazzino (b 1955), dated 1983. The 13-by-11-inch painting depicted people on a farm, a hot air balloon and a horse-drawn wagon filled with hay and riders. The consignor’s parents purchased th...


Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013), 02.01.64, 1964.  Est.  $200,000-400,000.  Lot 54

Doyle’s May 9 Auction of Impressionist, Modern, Post-War & Contemporary Art to Feature a 1964 Work by Zao Wou-Ki

Released: May 01, 2018

Doyle’s auction on Wednesday, May 9 will showcase a wide range of works by prominent European, American, Latin American and Asian artists of the late 19th century to the current day. The sale will be offered in two sessions with Impressionist and Modern Art beginning at 11am and Post-War and Contemporary Art at 2pm. Highlighting the sale is 02.01.64, an abstract work by Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) from 1964 (est. $200,000-400,000). Zao began his art training in China and immigrated to France at the age of twenty-seven. His formal Chinese painting techniques lent themselves well to the abstrac...


Casein paint, ink and pencil on board by Ludwig Bemelmans (Fr./Am., 1898-1962), depicting a lovely Spanish street scene, signed and dated 1956 ($13,750)

Spanish street scene by Ludwig Bemelmans (Fr./Am., 1898-1962) brings $13,750 at Bruneau & Co. auction

Released: May 01, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – A Spanish street painting titled Palma De Mallorca Street Scene by the French-American artist Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962), best known as the illustrator for the popular Madeline children’s book series, sold for $13,750 to take top lot honors at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Antiques & Fine Art Estate Auction, a 356-lot sale conducted on April 14th.   The sale was held online and in the Bruneau & Co. gallery, at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston. “I was pleased to see the Bemelmans painting exceed our expectations,” said Kevin Bruneau, the president and auctioneer ...


The Boston International Fine Art Show

22nd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show - Oct. 18-21 ~ Gala Preview to benefit the Art for Justice Fund

Released: April 30, 2018

Boston, MA - Co-Producers Tony Fuso and Robert Four are honored to announce that the Gala Preview of the 22nd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS) on October 18th will benefit The Art For Justice Fund. www.FineArtBoston.com. In June 2017, visionary arts advocate Agnes Gund donated $100 million from the sale of a beloved painting to launch a new fund focused on addressing mass incarceration in America. By using artwork to create the Art for Justice Fund, Ms. Gund seeks to show that art can be a powerful force for justice. www.ArtForJustice.org The Art for Justice Fund makes...


Paintings by R.Wayne Reynolds, sculpture by Gediminas Endriekus.  Photo credit: Rimas Sukarevicius, courtesy of Art Goda

American and Lithuanian Art United Under the Roof of a Beautiful Villa in Zurich

Released: April 28, 2018

For one day a beautiful villa on the Gold Coast of Zurich became an inspiring meeting place for Lithuanian and American art. The cosmopolitan audience of art lovers, residing in Zurich, visited the exhibition “Zurich - Where Vilnius Meets New York” on the 21st of April. The exhibition was organised by a contemporary art boutique ART GODA that presented a selection of paintings and sculptures created by artists from Lithuania and USA: abstract paintings and sculptures by Aloyzas Smilingis (Lithuania), paintings on evolon by R.Wayne Reynolds (USA) as well as contemporary sculpture, crea...


Jean-Louis Forain, Dame im Profil, 1881, Öl auf Holz, 35.2 x 26.9 cm.  Legat Cornelius Gurlitt / Provenienz in Abklärung

Gurlitt: Status Report

Released: April 24, 2018

Exhibition examines the long process of provenance research with artworks collected by the late Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of a German art dealer who amassed so-called “degenerate art” under the Nazi regime. Just a handful of artworks have been determined to be Nazi loot, so far, with 61 works suspected to be, among a trove of over 1,500 artworks discovered in 2012 hidden in Gurlitt's homes. Part two of the exhibition "Gurlitt: Status Report; Nazi Art Theft and Its Consequences," now at Kunstmuseum Bern, illuminates the role Hildebrand Gurlitt played as art dealer in the context of Naz...

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René Magritte, Son of Man, 1964; oil on canvas; private collection; © Charly Herscovici, Brussels / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Worldwide Exclusive Presentation of Magritte Late Paintings Opens at SFMOMA May 19

Released: April 19, 2018

René Magritte, the extraordinary surrealist painter, faced a question of conviction in the 1940s. As Europe was overwhelmed by the horrors of World War II, Magritte’s production was transforming in ways that surprised even the artist’s closest colleagues and advocates. Already in possession of his classic style of painting, honed over the previous two decades, Magritte suddenly began to make images that looked almost nothing like his previous work. In this era of instability and upheaval during the German occupation of Belgium, he questioned the role of art and looked for a new direction a...

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