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Vincent van Gogh, Starry Night Over the Rhône.  Musée d’Orsay Paris.

Tate Plans Major Van Gogh Exhibition

Released: February 17, 2018

Tate Britain has announced that it will open a major exhibition about Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) in March 2019. Van Gogh and Britain will be the first exhibition to take a new look at the artist through his relationship with Britain. It will explore how Van Gogh was inspired by British art, literature and culture throughout his career and how he in turn inspired British artists, from Walter Sickert to Francis Bacon. Bringing together the largest group of Van Gogh paintings shown in the UK for nearly a decade, Van Gogh and Britain will include over 40 works by the artist from public and...

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Aaron I. Fleischman Endows Curatorship in Modern and Contemporary Art at The Met

Released: February 15, 2018

Daniel H. Weiss, President and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced on Wed. the establishment of a newly endowed curatorial position in the Museum's Department of Modern and Contemporary Art. The Aaron I. Fleischman Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, will be held by Ian Alteveer, who has been at The Met for 11 years and was promoted to Curator last year. Aaron Fleischman's endowment contributes significantly toward supporting the Museum's ongoing work in the field of modern and contemporary art.  "We are immensely grateful for the funding of this vital position in the Depa...


Vagabond Antiques A Parliament of Owls

BATH DECORATIVE ANTIQUES FAIR 9-11 MARCH 2018 TRADE PREVIEW 8 MARCH

Released: February 14, 2018

After 29 years, the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair 9-11 March 2018, trade preview 8 March, is still the leading regional event to beat, where rustic to refined ultra-relevant stylish English Country House style,  Mid Century design, industrial chic, Swedish period painted furniture, period portraits and perennially fashionable crusty iron garden furniture will rub shoulders with decorative staples of the 80s and 90s now back in demand by a new and younger audience – French marble top chocolatiers’ tables, elaborate brass and steel bakers’ racks, buffets and armoires in fruitwood, huge pine ...


Guido Cagnacci (1601–1663), Italy, The Death of Cleopatra, circa 1660–62, oil on canvas, Pinacoteca di Brera, 2341

Cincinnati Art Museum presents Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death, starting March 23

Released: February 15, 2018

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Art Museum is pleased to announce Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death on view March 23–July 22, 2018. This free special feature brings together a select group of Italian Baroque paintings for the first time: three works by Guido Cagnacci and one by Bernardo Strozzi. Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death will introduce museum visitors to the seventeenth-century painter Guido Cagnacci. The centerpiece of the special feature is the oil on canvas Death of Cleopatra (1660-62) on loan from the Pinacoteca de Brera (Brera Paintings Gallery) in Milan, Italy. The specia...


Dame Laura Knight, The Dark Pool, 1908 - 1918, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle © Reproduced with permission of The Estate of Dame Laura Knight DBE RA 2018.  All Rights Reserved

Virginia Woolf: An Exhibition Inspired by Her Writings Travels UK

Released: February 13, 2018

“I have had my vision”  ― Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse In the UK's centenary year of suffrage, a traveling exhibition draws attention to the many connections between Virginia Woolf, her contemporaries and those who have been inspired by her work, including artists and writers. The show draws on the suffragette movement and the developing canon of art by women. Starting with modern masters Vanessa Bell, Barbara Hepworth, Gwen John, Winifred Nicholson and Laura Knight the exhibition moves through mystics and surrealists such as Dorothea Tanning, Dora Carrington, Louise Bourgeois, ...


These circa 1860-1880 temple lions from the Nanking province, 17 ½ by 6 by 7 inches, are striking in appearance.

High-Caliber Items In Benefit Shop Auction Feb. 21

Released: February 13, 2018

The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc. will present its next signature Red Carpet auction on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. Eastern, with a diverse range of goods from Asian and French furniture to decorative arts and fine estate jewelry. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. The monthly Red Carpet sales feature premium collections of antiques, midcentury modern, brand furnishings, sterling, china, crystal, jewelry and fine art. With a mission of “to donate, to discover and to do good,” the foundation is a nonprofit and all auction proceeds support community ...


Demétre Chiparus (Romanian 1886-1947), Les Girls, chryselephantine cold painted bronze sculptures

'Les Girls' by Demétre Chiparus Headlines Weschler’s March 2nd Sale

Released: February 13, 2018

ROCKVILLE, MD –  Weschler’s is pleased to offer a collection of fine art, including significant examples of African American art, American and European antique furniture, Russian objets de vertu, Modern designer furniture, Mid-Century decorative objects and more in their Capital Collections Estate Auction on March 2nd at 10am. The public is invited to preview these items during the exhibit, which opens on Saturday, February 24th at 9am.   ‘Les Girls’ by Demétre Chiparus, $300,000-$500,000, headlines the sale. The rare and dramatic chryselephantine cold painted bronze sculpture of five da...


Francis J.  Purcell Antiques, Philadelphia, PA

PHILADELPHIA ANTIQUES AND ART SHOW PRESENTS ART AND DESIGN THROUGH THE CENTURIES

Released: February 7, 2018

For three days this spring, Philadelphians and visitors can explore exceptional works of art and design spanning four centuries at the 56th Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show.  Tickets are now on sale for the show, which will be held from Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22, at The Navy Yard, with a Preview Party on Thursday, April 19.  Sixty of the nation’s most distinguished dealers will showcase some of the finest examples of 17th century through 20th century furniture, paintings, jewelry, crafts, silver, textiles, porcelain, and other works.  The dealers, as well as guides and lo...


Louis Valtat 1869 - 1952, LES ANEMONES, signed with initials, oil on canvas, 46.2 by 38.1cm.; 18 by 15in.

OSCAR & TONY AWARD WINNER, VIVIEN LEIGH'S ROOMSET ON VIEW AT HAYNES FINE ART'S GALLERY IN LONDON'S PIMLICO ROAD

Released: February 9, 2018

A rare opportunity to see how the glamorous English film stars of yesteryear lived, when Haynes Fine Art - London & Cotswolds showcases a roomset, full of furniture, paintings and other decorative interior accessories that used to grace the homes of the double Oscar and Tony Award winner, Vivien Leigh. From Thursday 8 March to Saturday 31 March 2018, the Vivien Leigh Collection will take pride of place in Haynes Fine Art's London gallery in the heart of the Pimlico Road design district at 70 Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London SW1W 8LS, where it stands proudly beside the other world class ...


Untitled skeleton head painting attributed to Jean-Michel Basquiat (Am., 1960-1988), unframed and artist signed, 12 inches by 22 inches ($37,500).

Basquiat and Warhol share the spotlight in Woodshed Art Auctions' online-only fine art auction, Feb. 1st

Released: February 12, 2018

FRANKLIN, Mass. – It’s fitting that the top two lots in Woodshed Art Auctions’ internet only fine art auction held February 1st were claimed by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. Not only were the two arguably the kings of the New York Pop Art scene of the 1980s, they currently occupy first and second place for most ever paid for an artwork by an American artist at auction.   Warhol held the record for several years when his 1963 canvas titled Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) sold for $104.5 million at an auction held in 2013 at Sotheby’s in New York. But in May of last year, Basq...


Unknown artist (Dutch School), The Paston Treasure , ca.  1663, oil on canvas, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich, UK, courtesy of Norfolk Museums Service

The Paston Treasure: Microcosm of the Known World

Released: February 6, 2018

Exhibition Brings Together Nearly 140 Objects from Fifty Collections Worldwide, Shedding New Light on the Enigmatic Story of the Paston Family Legacy and the Painting’s Creation in the Seventeenth Century This spring, the Yale Center for British Art presents an exhibition featuring the enigmatic masterpiece The Paston Treasure (ca. 1663) in its North American debut. Organized in partnership with the Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, UK, and on view from February 15 through May 27, 2018, The Paston Treasure: Microcosm of the Known World explores the world of the Pastons—a landownin...


This Chinese green glazed oval footed porcelain bowl with a pre-sale estimate of $1,000-$2,000 finished at $200,000, easily making it the auction's top lot and the sleeper item of the sale.

Chinese porcelain bowl with an estimate of $1,000-$2,000 soars to $200,000 at Nye & Company's Jan. 31 auction

Released: February 7, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – An unassuming Chinese green glazed oval footed porcelain bowl with a pre-sale estimate of just $1,000-$2,000 soared to $200,000 at Nye & Company Auctioneers’ Collectors’ Passion Auction held January 31st, online and in the firm’s showroom at 20 Beach Street. The auction was held after Americana Week in New York City, about 15 miles away.   “I would have to judge this sale a huge success, with strong bidding across all categories, led of course by the Chinese porcelain bowl, the true definition of a sleeper lot,” said John Nye of Nye & Company Auctioneers. “Th...


Magnificent matching pair of T'ang horses, Chinese, terracotta, 7-8 century

ART ANTIQUES CHESHIRE

Released: February 6, 2018

For three days from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 February, Art Antiques Cheshire, organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, is an unmissable event that is essential for anyone interested in acquiring the best in fine art, antiques and design from 30 specialist dealers from all over the UK.  Mixing antiques with furnishings and design objects and offering antiquities alongside art to the present day, the event has a broad approach and relaxed atmosphere, creating the perfect shopping environment. This top-class boutique-style fair returns for the seventh year, taking place at The Mere Golf ...


Judith with the Head of Holofernes by Francesco Cairo (ca.  1633–37), oil on canvas

'Dangerous Women' Exhibition Traces Shifting Perceptions in Art

Released: February 1, 2018

Courageous heroines and deceptive femmes fatales abound in the Old and New Testaments. From Judith to Esther, Salome to Mary Magdalene, Delilah to Lot's Daughters and Potiphar's wife, these women — perceived as dangerous to society — shaped biblical history. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU presents the world premiere of Dangerous Women, the timely new exhibition that explores shifting perceptions of these historic characters, whose power to topple the strongest of male rulers made them “dangerous” but whose strength serves as an historical foundation for thinking about contem...


Lustre avec femme, homme et oiseau by Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti’s Iconic Post-War Vision in One Extraordinary Chandelier at Auction

Released: January 30, 2018

A dramatic yet elegant chandelier, Lustre avec femme, homme et oiseau is one of only three casts by Alberto Giacometti for select patrons – a unique instance where all of the key motifs of the artist’s career appear in a single work. Hailing from a pivotal moment in the artist’s oeuvre, the piece encapsulates the existential anxiety of the postwar period whilst casting magical shadows that animate Giacometti’s heightened reality. Appearing at auction for the first time, Lustre avec femme, homme et oiseau will go under the spotlight as part of Sotheby’s London Impressionist & Modern A...


Klompching Gallery at Classic Photographs Los Angeles, Feb 2–4, 2018

Released: January 24, 2018

The Klompching Gallery is delighted to be exhibiting at the 2018 Classic Photographs Los Angeles Art Fair. Featured photographers include: SAMIN AHMADZADEH • ODETTE ENGLAND • MAX DE ESTEBAN R. J. KERN • DIANE MEYER • JIM NAUGHTEN • HELEN SEAR Additional artworks by the following photographers also available:  ELAINE DUIGENAN • MICHAEL JACKSON • SARAH LYNCH • JEANETTE MAY WILLIAM MILLER • JIM NAUGHTEN • KEN ROSENTHAL • VOJTECH V. SLAMA JENNIFER B. THORESON • DAVID TRAUTRIMAS • KIMBERLY WITHAM BOOK SIGNING with R. J. KERN The Sheep and The Goats (Kehrer Verlag,...


Valery Yershov at Barsky Gallery in Hoboken

Russian Artist’s Solo Exhibition Makes History with Record Attendance at Local Gallery.

Released: January 24, 2018

HOBOKEN, NJ (January 24, 2018) – Hoboken based Barsky Gallery is celebrating the record turnout for opening night of Valery Yershov’s new solo exhibition, “Desolated”. Valery Yershov is a Russian-born, NYC native that has shot into global recognition in recent times, with his paintings attracting the attention of art lovers from across the globe. On opening night for his new solo exhibition held at Barsky Gallery in Hoboken NJ, Valery made history as the event drew more than 200 guests from all over the tri-state area and as far away as California. Collectors, museum curators, and art lo...


Original landscape oil painting by John Fulton Folinsbee (Am., 1892-1972), titled River at New Hope ($165,200).

Oil painting by John Fulton Folinsbee (Am., 1892-1972) brings $165,200 at Ahlers & Ogletree auction

Released: January 24, 2018

ATLANTA, Ga. – A 1923 oil on canvas painting by the noted American landscape artist John Fulton Folinsbee (1892-1972), titled River at New Hope, knocked down for $165,200, and an important 18kt gold, emerald and diamond necklace pendant found a new owner for $35,400 at Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery’s annual New Year’s Signature Estates Auction held Jan. 6-7.   The two-day event, typically one of the bigger auctions on Ahlers & Ogletree’s calendar, was held in the firm’s gallery at 715 Miami Circle in Atlanta. More than 1,000 quality lots, mostly pulled from prominent local ...


William Glackens, Study for Music Hall Turn, c.1918, oil on canvas, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale; Bequest of Ira D.  Glackens

'Midnight in Paris & New York: Scenes from the 1890s - 1930s,' Exhibition Covers William Glackens and His Contemporaries

Released: January 23, 2018

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is set to present Midnight in Paris & New York: Scenes from the 1890s – 1930s, William Glackens and His Contemporaries from February 4 through October 18, 2018.  Featuring drawings, paintings and photographs by American and European artists along with distinctive architectural designs, furniture, glass, metalwork and silver, this new exhibition offers a fascinating glimpse into the rapidly changing society of the turn of the century and life in the new modern city. The Museum’s Sunny Kaufman Senior Curator Barbara Buhler Lynes, Ph.D. curated the exhibitio...


Anthony van Dyck, Charles I, 1635-6.  Oil on canvas.  84.4 x 99.4 cm.  RCIN 404420.  Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017.

'Charles I: King and Collector' Opens This Week at the Royal Academy of Arts

Released: January 22, 2018

In January 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts, in partnership with Royal Collection Trust, will present Charles I: King and Collector, a landmark exhibition that will reunite one of the most extraordinary and influential art collections ever assembled. During his reign, Charles I (1600-1649) acquired and commissioned exceptional masterpieces from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century, including works by Van Dyck, Rubens, Holbein, Titian and Mantegna, amongst others. Charles I was executed in 1649 and just months later the collection was offered for sale and dispersed across Europe. Altho...


Fabergé Silver Samovar, Moscow, 1908-1917, Coat of arms of the Berdyaev family.  Est.  $35,000-55,000

Russian Works of Art, Old Master Paintings, and English and Continental Furnture at Doyle

Released: January 23, 2018

On Wednesday, January 31 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of Russian Works of Art in New York. The sale will be presented as a special section of a larger auction comprising English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts and Old Master Paintings. Highlighting the sale is Property from the Descendants of Russian Grand Duke George Mikhailovich (1863-1919), grandson of Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855), and his wife Princess Marie Georgievna (1876-1940), née Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark, daughter of King George I (1845-1913). Having remained in the family over the course ...


Adrian Sassoon

TEFAF New York Spring Adds 24 New Exhibitors to May Edition

Released: January 21, 2018

On the heels of the acclaimed second edition of TEFAF New York Fall, TEFAF announces the 2018 exhibitor list for TEFAF New York Spring.  91 exhibitors—including 24 new participants— will take part in the second iteration of the Fair, which launched in May 2017. The Fair is dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design and takes place at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City from May 4 to 8, 2018.   New York is the unparalleled global center for modern and contemporary art and TEFAF is proud to offer collectors such a strong line up of leading international galleries, building on th...


Marc Chagall from Galerie Raphael.

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Wraps with Seven Figure Sales

Released: January 18, 2018

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, presented by Art Miami and hosted by the City of West Palm Beach, returned for its second edition from Thursday, January 11th through Monday January 15th where it was immediately recognized as a leading international contemporary and modern art fair. Attendance of prestigious art collectors, connoisseurs, advisors and notable museum professionals surged through the weekend, while galleries reported significant six and seven figure sales of investment quality blue chip, contemporary and Post-War works. More than 19,000 attendees visited the Fair, in a 65,...


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...


Antiques for Everyone at UK's National Exhibition Centre

Released: January 18, 2018

Featuring the widest range of Decorative Arts, 20th Century collectors’ pieces, traditional antiques, vintage accessories, sculpture and custom made works of art, Antiques for Everyone takes place at the National Exhibition Centre from 5 – 8 April 2018. Known across the world for its variety of exhibits, Antiques for Everyone is an essential buying source for collectors, interior designers, decorators and anyone with an interest in fine art and period design.    Around 200 specialist dealers take part in a fair that is divided into two distinct areas, one providing an elegant showcase fo...


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