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Back in 1966-67, the “Souper” dress, inspired by the famous Soup Can art series by Andy Warhol, married art and advertising when paper dresses were in vogue.  If one mailed in two labels from Campbell’s soup cans to the company along with $1, this dress was their reward.

Benefit Shop Foundation Auction Goes From Soup (Can) To Nuts May 16

Released: May 07, 2018

The Benefit Shop Foundation, Inc., usually has merchandise  that runs the gamut from soup to nuts in its monthly Red Carpet auctions. This is especially true for its next auction on Wednesday, May 16, at 10 am, which features an Andy Warhol “Souper” soup can paper dress, which was only made 1966-67. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. “Our auctions mostly are soup to nuts affairs with a little bit of everything,” said owner and founder Pam Stone. “This sale has a very strong pop culture sensibility with the Andy Warhol dress as well as a couple of very str...


A trapunto white work so-called 'bridal' quilt of extraordinary workmanship

Still Need a Gift for Harry and Meghan?

Released: May 07, 2018

There's still time to send something personal to the British American couple soon to marry (in addition to a charitable contribution they suggest). How about an antique quilt, a jacquard coverlet, a textile or a hooked rug that has an English-American connection to underscore their union?  An antique textile's visual appeal and historic back story, having originated during the 19th or 20th century, make such a choice a meaningful gift for this or any modern couple.  In the case of Laura Fisher's FISHER HERITAGE gallery (by appointment in New York), it would continue a tradition of prov...

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Witherell’s American West at Auction has a newly discovered Thomas Hill painting of Yosemite Valley, a Grace Hudson and an Horatio Nelson Poole live and online.

Released: May 03, 2018

A newly discovered painting by Thomas Hill, “Silver Strand Falls,” that shows Yosemite Valley in its untouched beauty, a Grace Hudson of a Pomo child and a Horatio Nelson Poole Hawaiian landscape highlight Witherell’s Mary 17, 2017 American West at Auction live and online.    WHO: Brian Witherell, Antiques Roadshow appraiser and Witherell’s Chief Operating Officer   WHAT: American West at Auction   WHEN: Auction: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. start, live and online             Preview: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.   WHERE: Witherell’s Annex, 1925 C Street,...


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. ...


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...


Thornton Dial (American, 1928-2016).  History Refused to Die, 2004.  Okra stalks and roots, clothing, collaged drawings, tin, wire, steel, Masonite, steel chain, enamel, spray paint, 8 ft.  6 in.  x 87 in.  x 23 in.  (259.1 x 221 x 58.4 cm).  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Souls Grown Deep Foundation from the William S.  Arnett Collection, 2014.  © Thornton Dial

History Refused to Die: Highlights from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation Gift to the Met

Released: April 26, 2018

Opening May 22 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, History Refused to Die: Highlights from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation Gift will present 30 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and quilts by contemporary African American artists to celebrate the 2014 gift to The Met from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, based in Atlanta, Georgia. The artists represented by this transformative donation all hail from the southeastern United States, particularly Alabama. History Refused to Die will feature the mixed-media art of Thornton Dial (1928–2016), whose monumental assemblage from 2004 provides the ex...


Lot 24a- Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886) Butternut Tree, Study from Nature, Lake George, New York, Oil on Canvas

The Simple Elegance of the Still Life this Month at Gray’s

Released: April 25, 2018

Any lover of fine art will be intimately familiar with the still life.  An invaluable tool for honing technique and developing a sense of composition, nearly every painter has produced a wealth of them and their styles and subjects are as varied as the artists who created them.  This month at Gray’s we have a variety of wondrous still life works up for auction as well as a number of other gorgeous fine art pieces. First up is Lot 41, Soyez Mysterieuses III by American watercolor painter Joseph Raffael (b. 1933).  An alumni of the Yale School of Art and a long time veteran of the New York...


Lot 687: Andy Warhol Bald Eagle from Endangered Species Portfolio $50,000 - 80,000

RAGO TO SPOTLIGHT ANDY WARHOL, WINSLOW HOMER, ARSHILE GORKY, M.C. ESCHER, LATIN AMERICAN ARTISTS AND MORE IN A SUBSTANTIAL BI-ANNUAL FINE ART AUCTION

Released: April 13, 2018

Lambertville, NJ - On Saturday, May 5, 2018, Rago will hold auctions of 19th/20th Century American and European Art and Post-War/Contemporary Art. Included among the 500+ lots of paintings, prints, sculptures and works on paper for sale, also is a sequenced sale of some 30 works from the personal collection of celebrated art critic, dealer and collector, Clara Diament Sujo. Entitled "Presencia de lo Humano" (Human Presence), this session attests to Clara Sujo’s exquisite taste, with works from Luis Martínez Pedro, Alirio Rodriguez, Antonio Seguí, Luis Fernando Benedit, Manuel Espinoza ...


Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show Presents Art and Design Through the Centuries; Martha Stewart Special Guest Lecture

Released: April 11, 2018

April 20-22 Show Benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine Martha Stewart Presents Special Guest Lecture on April 20 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, and an Emerging Collectors Night on Saturday, April 21. Sixty-one of the nation’s most distinguished dealers will sho...


Catalog cover with detail of African-American Andirons

Powers Presents: WINNOWED at the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show

Released: April 11, 2018

Powers admits that is not easy coming up with compelling and complex material show after show. But, he claims his current catalog is thinner than usual, but phat as ever—quality over quantity with no filler!  Powers has put together a collection that among many other objects includes a unique and important pair of African-American (Slave-Made) Andirons, a remarkable folk art carving, entitled, "The Venus of Baltimore," a first-rate folk art carved and painted whirligig, a rare pair of Ojibwa Love Dolls and an Ojibwa pictographic textile, a painting by Westchester County, PA African-Ameri...


Roger Medearis (1920-2001), Milking Time, 1947, Signed, dated and inscribed, Egg tempera on board, 14 x 18 inches.  Est.  $4,000-6,000

American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts at Doyle on April 18

Released: April 05, 2018

On Wednesday, April 18 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts. The sale showcases 18th and 19th century American furniture and decorative arts, including silver, ceramics, mirrors, folk art, Chinese Export porcelain and rugs. This auction category is Doyle’s premier venue for 19th and early 20th century American paintings, with the current sale showcasing over 90 examples. Included are Hudson River School landscapes, Western and Regional art, still lifes, portraits, nautical scenes and Folk paintings. The daughter of a Quaker family wit...


Lorie Novak Doorway Shadows, n.d.  Color photograph Gift of Arthur J.  Goodwin

SJMA Explores the House in Contemporary Art in The House Imaginary

Released: April 03, 2018

In a new exhibition at the San José Museum of Art, artists use the idea of the single-family house to explore memory, identity, and belonging. The House Imaginary, on view April 20, 2018, through August 19, 2018, comprises 45 international works in a variety of media from the 1970s to the present. It explores the house as an architectural and psychological space resonant in discussions around immigration, urban planning, and other social issues. The exhibition includes favorites from the Museum’s permanent collection by Mildred Howard, Bill Owens, and Clare Rojas; new acquisitions by Tabai...


Come One, Come All, to the World's Fair!

Released: March 29, 2018

Once again, Gray’s auctioneers is proud to host a wide variety of memorabilia and collectibles from the historic World’s Fair exhibitions, with another slew of souvenirs and curiosities from the 1939 “World of Tomorrow” New York Exhibition in particular.  This particular expo famously featured the monumental Trylon and Perisphere, two large modernist buildings connected by what was at the time the world’s longest escalator.  While the buildings themselves were unfortunately broken down to be turned into artillery shells during World War II, their legacy lives on in their depiction across a...


REMIX - CONTEMPORARY + CLASSIC PROVES OPPOSITES ATTRACT AT RAGO ON APRIL 7

Released: March 22, 2018

Rago’s Remix auctions are about how people like to decorate today, unconfined by any decade or design period. Downtown pieces of mid-century modern and 21st c. design will sell side-by-side with period furnishings, urbane antiques, heirloom silver, and compelling art, staged and photographed together in designer room settings. Highlights from the April 7 auction include: a five-piece Georg Jensen sterling silver pyramid tea & coffee service; two oil on canvas paintings by George Goodman; a Vladimir Kagan for Weiman-Preview sofa; a Berndt Friberg vase; a Whiting sterling silver & en...


New Antiques Show to Pop Up in The Berkshires

Released: March 20, 2018

Barn Star Productions and Frank Gaglio have announced a new one-day show, The Berkshire Antiques, Vintage and Art Fair, which will take place on Saturday, June 16, from 10AM to 4PM at the Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth, in Canaan, New York. Comments fair manager Gaglio, “The popularity, fast pace and fresh merchandise at many one-day shows has prompted us to fulfill the request of dozens of dealers to create a one-day, low cost, highly advertised event in a location that is convenient, accessible and collector rich. The Berkshire Farm Center facility fills all those require...


Landscape by Barend Cornelis Koekkoek (Dutch/German, 1803-1862), the "Prince of Landscape Painting", estimated at $30,000/50,000.

Eldred's Americana + Paintings Auction Features Collection of Art Dealer Julian Kotekas

Released: March 10, 2018

Eighty-five paintings from the estate of from the estate of Lewis “Julian” Kotekas, an art dealer and collector from Manchester, New Hampshire, highlight Eldred’s Americana + Paintings auction, scheduled for April 6-7 at the firm’s headquarters in East Dennis, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. The 800-lot sale, which also features items from the Claflin estate of Marion, Massachusetts, and items from the estate of Ambassador Charles Richard Crane, will include antique furniture, Oriental rugs, silver and decorative arts. “We’re honored to bring items from Julian’s vast personal collection to m...


Leigh Keno

Leigh Keno Makes Guest Appearance at Antiques on the Hudson at Lyndhurst, Tarrytown, NY in April

Released: March 11, 2018

The inaugural Antiques on the Hudson at Lyndhurst is proud to announce a guest appearance and walking tour presented by highly accomplished appraiser and auctioneer of decorative and fine arts, Leigh Keno. Growing up in a family passionate about antiques, Leigh’s intuition, knowledge and love of history will bring insightful commentary to his complimentary walking tour of the show entitled “The Hudson River Valley and New York” on Saturday. April 7 th  at 12 noon.  Join Leigh as he shares highlights and key points of select treasures found throughout the show, while inviting exhibitors t...


Romare Bearden (1914-1988), The Conversation, 1979, lithograph.  Collection of Tougaloo College Art Collection, Mississippi, 2002.089

'Now: The Call and Look of Freedom' Exhibition Inaugurates Art & Civil Rights Initiative

Released: March 05, 2018

New partnership explores art collections of Tougaloo College and Mississippi Museum of Art The Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College are presenting Now: The Call and Look of Freedom, the inaugural exhibition of the Art and Civil Rights Initiative through May 15, 2018. The Initiative, funded by the Henry Luce Foundation and launched in December 2017, is a multi-layered, multi-year partnership that leverages the art collections of both institutions to foster community dialogue and interpretation about civil rights issues, past and present.  Now: The Call and Look of Freedom is o...


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 ...


Francis J.  Purcell Antiques, Philadelphia, PA

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

Released: February 07, 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...


Lyndhurst Mansion

Barn Star Launches New Antiques Show at Hudson Valley's Lyndhurst Mansion in April

Released: January 30, 2018

Barn Star Productions and Frank Gaglio, Inc. announce a new and exciting event, Antiques on the Hudson, At Lyndhurst, Saturday and Sunday, April 7 & 8, 2018. The antiques, vintage, and fine art show and sale will take place as part of Lyndhurst Mansion’s Spring Blossoms Flower Show, the 2018 season opening at the historic site. The Spring Blossoms flower show is a once-a- year event for visitors to experience the Gothic Revival style mansion filled with luxurious flower arrangements, shop fine garden antiques and rarities, and participate in horticultural workshops and lectures. As p...


Pair Georgian Rococo Sterling Candlesticks

Early English Decorative Arts From The Estate of Mrs. George S. Franklin, Jr. Featured in Schwenke Auctioneers January 31st Auction

Released: January 25, 2018

On Wednesday, January 31st  Schwenke Auctioneers will hold its January Fine Estates Auction with an offering of over 500 lots of freshly consigned estate property from estates throughout Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. The auction features property from the estate of Mrs. George S. Franklin, Jr. (New York City and Oyster Bay, NY).  Many lots of early English silver are being offered, and the sale includes Chinese export porcelain, English porcelain, early English Queen Anne and Georgian furniture, and many accessory lots, all from the Franklin estate. Of special interest to...


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 ...


China poblana blouse, c.  1935 Puebla city and state, México Cotton, glass beads, 24 ½ x 21 1/16 in.  (62.25 x 53.5 cm.) Gift of Florence Dibell Bartlett, Museum of International Folk Art, A.1955.1.135 Photograph by Addison Doty

'Beadwork Adorns the World' Opening in April at Museum of International Folk Art

Released: January 18, 2018

The ultimate migrants, small glass beads travel the world and end up entering the cultural lives of people far away to be worked into a garment or an object of art.  This spring, the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe presents the exhibition, Beadwork Adorns the World, opening April 22, 2018 and running through February 3, 2019. Whether these extraordinary glass beads come from the island of Murano (Venice, Italy) or the mountains of Bohemia (Czech Republic), where they start out is seldom where they end up.  No matter where they originate, the locale that uses them makes them ...


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...


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