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Lot 587, Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976), Girouette, $207,750.

Rago Achieves Year's Top Price for Calder Work on Paper at $207,750 in a $2 Million Dollar Auction

Released: November 18, 2014

Rago Arts and Auction Center’s Fine Art auctions on November 15 brought in an impressive $2 million in sales, including the highest price paid in the U.S. in 2014 for a work on paper by Alexander Calder.   “We saw enthusiasm and spirited bidding across the collecting categories, like the Theodoros Stamos in Abstract Expressionism, Adolph Alexander Weinman in American bronzes, Roy Lichtenstein in Pop Art,” said Meredith Hilferty, Director of Fine Art. “Our cover lot got the attention that it deserved, achieving the highest price realized for a Calder work on paper at auction in a ye...


Lot 514, Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976), The Yellow Sky, 1963, Gouache and ink on paper, $60,000-$80,000.

Original Works by Andrew Wyeth, Alexander Calder and Roy Lichtenstein Featured in Rago's November 15 Fine Art Auctions

Released: October 24, 2014

On Saturday, November 15, 2014, Rago will hold auctions of 19th/20th Century American and European Art and Post-War/Contemporary Art. The sale features rare finds and works of art held privately for decades, including Latin American art from the collection of Carla and George Stellweg. “Selective buyers of differing tastes should be exceptionally pleased to inspect these sales," says Meredith Hilferty, Director of Fine Art Auctions. "And I say this knowing how much good art will be available this week. For those in search of work from sought-after artists long held in established collec...


Lot 582, Paul Guiragossian (Lebanese, 1925-1993), Untitled, Sold for: $87,500.

Rago Arts and Auction Center’s Fine Art Auctions on May 17 Bring an Impressive $1,795,906

Released: May 20, 2014

Rago Arts and Auction Center’s Fine Art Auctions on May 17 Bring an Impressive $1,795,906.   Lambertville, NJ:  Rago Auctions Fine Art auctions on May 17 totaled $1,795,906 in sales. Top results included a Louise Nevelson sculpture and Paul Guiragossian painting, which each sold for $87,500. Other strong sales in the Post-War and Contemporary Art sale included work by Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Richard Pettibone and Willem de Kooning.  The 19th/20th C. American and European Art auction was led by work from Fern Isabel Kuns Coppedge, John F. Folinsbee, Joan Miro, Jean D...


Dean Nicyper

Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk by Attorney Dean Nicyper, “Buyer Beware/Seller Beware: Authentication and Consignment Risks and Rewards” on May 14 at 6 PM

Released: April 29, 2014

Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk by Attorney Dean Nicyper, “Buyer Beware/Seller Beware: Authentication and Consignment Risks and Rewards” on May 14 at 6 PM   Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Wednesday, May 14, featuring attorney Dean Nicyper presenting, "Buyer Beware/Seller Beware: Authentication and Consignment Risks and Rewards" at 6 p.m.  The talk takes place during the preview week for Rago's Fine Art Auctions.   Many sellers are entirely unaware of the risks they may be taking in the art world.  Sim...


Lot 28, Fern Isabel Kuns Coppedge (American, 1883-1951), Near New Hope, $50,000-70,000

Work by Nevelson, Paine, Wesselmann, De Kooning, Scharf, Coppedge and Folinsbee Showcased in Rago’s May 17 Fine Art Auctions

Released: April 24, 2014

On Saturday, May 17, 2014, Rago will hold sales of 19th/20th Century American and European Art and Post-War/Contemporary Art, featuring rare finds and works of art that have been privately held for decades.   “I am exceptionally pleased with both these sales, and particularly proud that so many established collectors have chosen Rago to represent major works being deaccessioned from their collections,” says Meredith Hilferty, Director of Fine Art. “Artists from Roxy Paine to Louise Nevelson are represented by exemplary work. The original art from Willem de Kooning and Kenny Scharf ...


Lot 409, Chinese Nephrite Jade Four Panel Screen, Sold for: $68,750

Rago's March 22 Great Estates Auction Tops High Estimate at $1.3 Million

Released: March 25, 2014

RAGO’S MARCH 22 GREAT ESTATES AUCTION TOPS HIGH ESTIMATE AT $1.3 MILLION   Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center's Great Estates auction on March 22 edged past its high estimate with a total of $1,339,063 in sales.     "This was a classic Estate auction with exceptional property from private homes, estates and collections, priced reasonably, said Tom Martin, who directs the sale. “That’s a formula for success.  It’s also clear to me that more buyers than ever before look to Rago for beautiful traditional furnishings, carpets, silver, American, Cont...


Atomic Series - Man in Gas Mask by Brent Hayden.

Photography by Former Canadian Olympic Swimmer Brent Hayden

Released: March 3, 2014

Contact: Erik Whittaker or David Cassera Tel: (604) 317-4499, +1 (310) 691-9391 email: casseranyc@gmail.com PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRENT HAYDEN What:  Exhibition of Fine Art Photography by Brent Hayden. Where: Foot of Main Gallery, 119 Main Street (at Alexander) Vancouver, BC When: March 11th through the 24th, 2014 Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, noon till 6pm Opening Reception by invite only: Saturday March 15th at 6pm Website: Footofmain.com Cassera Arts Premiers in association with Foot of Main Gallery Proudly Present: Photography by Former Canadian Olympic Swimmer Brent Hayden....


John F.  Folinsbee

Rago’s Seeks Consignments of Bucks County, Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist Art for Its November 16 Fine Art Auction

Released: September 12, 2013

The Rago Arts and Auction Center seeks works by Bucks County, Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist Artists for its Fine Art Auction. Consignments are being accepted now through September 24 for the sale, which will take place on Saturday, November 16.     Each Fine Art sale offers works from well-known Bucks County, Pennsylvania artists, sought out by collectors both local and foreign. To date, there are works in the sale by artists including Charles F. Ramsey, Mary Elizabeth Price, Walter Emerson Baum, John F. Folinsbee, Cullen Yates, Anthony Michael Autorino, Ramstone...


Oelze, Richard.  "Archaic Fragment" Oil on Canvas.

The Surreal Deal: Rare Richard Oelze Oil Painting Discovered by Clarke Auction

Released: May 24, 2013

 In one of those rare and anticipated moments when an appraiser goes to a location to view what are usually copies, the opposite happened. Peering out from under an old sheet, Clarke Auction art specialist Nelia Moore and owner Ronan Clarke then discovered what would turn out to be a long lost and magnificent oil on canvas by the German surrealist artist Richard Oelze.  The large and intricate painting entitled Archaic Fragment was executed in 1935 when the artist was in Paris. The work was included in the major 1942 surrealist exhibition, First Papers of Surrealism, in New...


Nicholas Konstantinovich Roerich, Untitled, $87,500

Rago’s November 17 Fine Art Auctions Realize $2.29 Million

Released: November 21, 2012

Rago Arts and Auction Center’s Fine Art auctions on November 17 brought in an abundant $2.29 million.   “We expected the strong results achieved from works in the Malbin collection and got them," said Meredith Hilferty, who directs Rago's Fine Art department, “We also saw incredible enthusiasm for Contemporary Art across the board, with many lots topping their high estimate.  In the early 20th C. category, a pastel by Russian artist Nicholas Roerich that came in on Rago’s Appraisal Day stole the show selling for $87,500 against an estimate of $10,000-15,000.  Works by Buc...


Jean Arp, Ganymède, $60,000-80,000

Rago’s to Offer Important Property from the Lydia Winston Malbin Collection at Auction on November 17, 2012

Released: October 16, 2012

  Works by Jean Arp, César Baldacchini, Piero Dorazio, Victor Vasarely kept in the family.     Lambertville, NJ: On Saturday, November 17, 2012, Rago Arts and Auction Center will offer important works from one of the most distinguished collections of 20th century art, the Lydia Winston Malbin Collection. Acquired largely in the 1940s through the 1950s, these works have been held by her daughter since a large portion of the collection was auctioned for over $74 million dollars in May of 1990, shortly after Mrs. Malbin’s death in the fall of 1989.   Property...


Joseph Stabilito, Five oil and collage on paper, $700-900

Contemporary Art Auctions on September 15th at Rago’s to Feed the Critically Ill

Released: August 15, 2012

  Lambertville, NJ: The Rago Arts and Auction Center will auction a collection of 26 lots of artwork on Saturday, September 15, the proceeds of which will fund Philadelphia’s Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA). This is part of a three-day sale, consisting of a no reserve Discovery Auction on September 14-15 and an Estates auction on September 16.   The Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA) is a nonprofit organization that cooks and delivers nourishing meals to neighbors in the Philadelphia area who are battling life-threaten...


Aldro T.  Hibbard, Log Team, Vermont, ca.  1930, oil on canvas, 40” x 50”

Sixteenth Annual Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS) Slated For November 15-18, 2012 at The Cyclorama

Released: July 17, 2012

  Co-Producers Tony Fusco and Robert Four are pleased to announce the Sixteenth Annual Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS), to take place Thursday - Sunday, November 15-18, 2012 at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for The Arts, 539 Tremont Street in Boston's hip and historic South End.  Both traditional and contemporary galleries from the United States and Europe will offer more than 3,000 original works of art.  The show opens with the Gala Preview on Thursday, November 15 from 5:30 to 8:30pm.  Weekend show hours are Friday 1pm-8pm, Saturday 11am-8pm and Su...


Daniel Maltzman | Untitled | Acrylic on Canvas

Daniel Maltzman Combines Glamour With Abstract Vibes In New Gerhard Richter Inspired Artworks At Artspace Warehouse Gallery Los Angeles

Released: July 3, 2012

  Currently showing his energetic artworks at Artspace Warehouse, Daniel Maltzman's artistic influences are rooted in his Los Angeles upbringing and celebrity surroundings. Inspired by renowned artist Gerhard Richter’s thick layers of paint and strategically blurred paintings based on black and white photographs, Maltzman uses layers and twisted brushwork to achieve an almost photographic effect with his dream-like evanescent figures.  Deliberately lacking an explicit agenda; his high impact shadowy figures and faces do not require anything more from the viewer than perhap...


"Gates of The City", etching and aquatint, 1922 by John Taylor Arms.  Courtesy of Marc Chabot Fine Arts (CT).

Unique Offerings and Special Guests Light Up "AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries” March 15-18, 2012

Released: March 6, 2012

  Tony Fusco and Robert Four, co-producers of AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries are pleased announce a wide range of unique offerings and an exciting lineup of special guest programs for their fifth annual show March 15-18, 2012 at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street in Boston's South End.  Featuring more than 40 exhibitors from the United States and Europe, AD20/21 combines a spectacular selection of 20th and 21st Century fine art, photography, vintage and contemporary studio furniture, jewelry and decorative arts with ...


Marc Chabot discusses on of his prints with Clifford Ackley, Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

13th Annual Boston Print Fair and AD 20/21 Combine Again for Fourth Year, March 15-18, 2012

Released: November 15, 2011

The producers of the 13th Annual Boston Print Fair are pleased to announce that once again the print fair will be part of AD 20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries, March 15-18, 2012, at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston's South End.  The Print Fair features dealers in fine prints, drawings, photography and other works on paper.   AD 20/21 features modern to contemporary furniture, glass, ceramics and decorative arts alongside a wide array of fine art.  The show’s producers are also pleased to announce that internationally-recogn...


View of The Boston International Fine Art Show

Fifteenth Annual Boston International Fine Art Show, Nov. 17-20 Explores The Business of Fine Art With a Special Program

Released: November 10, 2011

  • Bloomberg reported that Michael Steinhardt, the former hedge-fund manager who has spent at least $200 million on fine art, is using part of the collection to secure low-cost funding for his latest real estate venture.   • Skate's Art Market Research of New York tracks the top 5,000 selling artists in the world, and provides investment advice on publicly-traded companies in the fine art field   • The Boston Globe reports that the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will pay between $5 and $10 million for seven paintings by African-American artists from Boston colle...


Image Courtesy of William Vareika Fine Arts

William Vareika Fine Arts To Exhibit Pair of Rediscovered John La Farge Paintings for the First Time in 75 Years at Boston International Fine Art Show

Released: November 7, 2011

A pair of monumental historic paintings, The Virgin and St. John the Evangelist at the Foot of the Cross, by the famous 19th century American artist John La Farge, will be exhibited for the first time in seventy-five years by the Newport gallery William Vareika Fine Arts at the Boston International Fine Art Show, November 17-20, 2011, at the Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts.     Among the largest and most important paintings ever created by La Farge, these works were lost until recently and were last publicly shown in 1936 when they were loaned by the Whitney Museu...


Lynn Boggess (1955-  ), 18 January 2011, 2011.  Oil on Canvas, 64 x 54 Inches.

Fifteenth Annual Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS) Slated For November 17-20, 2011 at The Cyclorama

Released: October 28, 2011

  Galleries from the United States and Europe will offer more than 3,000 original works of art at the Fifteenth Annual Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS), November 17-20, 2011 at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for The Arts (BCA).  The show opens with a Gala Preview on Thursday, November 17 from 5:30 to 8:30pm to benefit The Greater Boston Food Bank. Greater Boston Food Bank distributes more than 34 million pounds of food and grocery products annually to approximately 550 member hunger-relief agencies and 30 Food Bank Direct service programs. Gala tickets are $100 and $25...


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