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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...


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...


Joyce Armistead Booth (Mrs.  Mordecai Booth) by William Dering (active 1734/1735-1755), oil on canvas, Williamsburg, Virginia, ca.  1745.  Gift of Julia Miles Brock, Edward Taliaferro Miles and Georginana Serpell Miles in memory of their mother, Alice Taliaferro Miles, 2018-165, A&B

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Receives Rare Painting from the Subject's Descendants by 18th-Century Virginia Artist

Released: July 02, 2018

In the first half of the 18th century, William Dering was a well-connected dancing master and artist who lived and worked in Williamsburg, Virginia. Today, only six of Dering’s paintings are known to survive; four, including the artist’s only known signed and dated portrait, are in Colonial Williamsburg’s collection, the largest assemblage of his work. Now, through a generous gift from the sitter’s descendants, Joyce Armistead Booth (Mrs. Mordecai Booth), ca. 1745, a large-scale, oil on canvas, joins Dering’s other works at Colonial Williamsburg, including the well-known portrait of the su...


Arturo Pacheco Altamirano (1903-1978)

Lots To Discover in Clarke Auction's June 25 Storage Sale

Released: June 19, 2018

             Clarke Auction is holding its fifth, online-only, no reserve, storage sale on Monday, June 25, 2018.  The sale features approximately two hundred lots of fine art pulled from the gallery’s storage. These lots, which cover a wide variety of media and styles, and range from large scale abstractions on canvas to Old Master drawings, are all being sold with an estimate of $50 to $1000.  Many of the artists represented in the sale have not previously sold at auction or are still emerging within the market.  Clarke’s storage sale is an excellent opportunity for buyers and collecto...


Charles Sorlier limited edition color lithograph (#69/75) on Arches paper of an artwork after Marc Chagall (1887-1985), titled Roses et Mimosas (est.  $10,000-$20,000).

Signed prints after Chagall, Picasso and other artists are just part of Ahlers & Ogletree's June 24th auction

Released: June 15, 2018

ATLANTA, Ga. – An important one-day auction featuring 583 lots of period antiques, fine art, modern art and furniture, Chinese decorative arts, rugs, lighting and more is planned for Sunday, June 24th, by Ahlers & Ogletree, online (via LiveAuctioineers.com and Invaluable.com) and in the firm’s gallery located at 715 Miami Circle in Atlanta, beginning at 10 am Eastern time.   Highlights will include a Chinese solid gold snuff bottle from the Qing dynasty; prints from Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso and other artists; a Chinese late Ming dynasty carved cinnabar lacquer tiered box; an inc...


St.  Demetrius at Mt.  Athos_Courtesy Museum of Russian Icons

Museum of Russian Icons presents Icons from the Hellenic World: The Tiliakos Collection

Released: June 12, 2018

Icons of the Hellenic World will be the first major exhibition exclusively focusing on Greek and Byzantine iconography to be held at the Museum of Russian Icons. On view June 22 – October 21, 2018, the exhibit will delve deeply into the links and the continuity of Greek art and culture from Late Antiquity, through Byzantium, to the present. Largely comprised of icons created after the Fall of Constantinople in 1453, Icons of the Hellenic World will also feature works from the Byzantine period (330AD-1453). The earliest object in the exhibition is a rare “Portrait of Man” from Fayum, Egy...


Babe Ruth, Lefty O'Doul, Lefty Grove and others Signed Baseball (1927-1930)

A Signed Babe Ruth Baseball Featured in Witherell’s 
Mantuary Online Auction Just Before Father’s Day

Released: May 30, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Lilly Wyatt 925.408.2737 http://lilly@lillywyattpr.com     A Signed Babe Ruth Baseball Featured in Witherell’s Mantuary Online Auction Just Before Father’s Day   What:               Mantuary Auction (Online) When:              Opened Monday, May 28, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.                         Closes Monday, June 11, 2018, starting at 10:00 a.m. Annex Preview: Tuesday, June 5 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Where:             Preview at Witherell’s, 1925 C Street, Sacramento 95811 Exclusively on http://www.bidsquare.com/ Who:  ...


Lot 337: John James Audubon, Fish Hawk, Plate 81, hand-colored aquatint and engraved plate from Birds of America, London, 1830.  Estimate $30,000 to $50,000.

From the Shoreline of Manhattan to the Island of California: Maps & Atlases at Swann Galleries June 7

Released: May 22, 2018

Swann Galleries’ June 7 auction of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books offers nearly 400 groundbreaking maps, atlases, manuscript travelogues, naturalist plates and ephemera from every corner of the world. Landmarks in the history of mapping the United States include the first representation of the country as an integrated landmass: John Melish’s Map of the United States with the Contiguous British & Spanish Possessions, 1816, with an estimate of $15,000 to $25,000. Also available is A Map of the State of Virginia Reduced from the Nine Sheet Map of the State, ...


Lot 183: Charles Schulz, Do you like Beethoven?, ink and graphite, signed and inscribed, for Peanuts, 1970.  Estimate $20,000 to $30,000.

Swann Galleries’ Illustration Sensation Features Addams, Schulz

Released: May 17, 2018

Swann Galleries will offer an auction of Illustration Art on Tuesday, June 5, with more than 250 original works of art including comics, pin-ups and covers for books and magazines. Setting the auction apart is a selection of classic original comic strips, led by the original nine-panel Sunday Peanuts strip, Do you like Beethoven?, 1970, by Charles Schulz, featuring Schroeder, Lucy and Freida, inscribed to the conductor of the Kansas City Philharmonic’s 1978 Beethoven Festival, with an estimate of $20,000 to $30,000. Other Schulz works include a 1992 eight-panel strip featuring Snoopy and...


Lot 19: Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, Parts I & II, first separate edition, first state, Philadelphia, 1776-77.  Sold April 12, 2018 for $50,000.

Swann’s $1M Americana Auction Continues Upward Trend

Released: April 17, 2018

Swann Galleries’ auction of Printed & Manuscript Americana on April 12 was the department’s highest-grossing sale in four years, continuing an upward trajectory as each offering of Americana and African Americana becomes more curated. Highlights of the sale included historic bibles and a broad selection of unique and manuscript material. Religious texts constituted many of the highlights of the sale, including an unusually well-preserved first-edition Book of Mormon, which topped the auction at $77,500, going to a collector. Additional highlights included a first edition of the Aitke...


Lot 19: Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, Parts I & II, first separate edition, first state, Philadelphia, 1776-77.  Estimate $50,000 to $75,000.

Paine’s American Crisis Leads Swann Americana Auction

Released: March 21, 2018

Swann Galleries’ Thursday, April 12, auction of Printed & Manuscript Americana illustrates the many facets of American history, from the records of a sixteenth-century Mexican silver mine, to the diary of a Colorado sheep herder in the Wild West, to photos of JFK. The fifth known surviving example of the first edition of Thomas Paine’s American Crisis, recently rediscovered in Utah, leads the auction with an estimate of $50,000 to $75,000. The rousing pamphlet, which begins “These are the times that try men’s souls,” is credited with galvanizing the American forces and turning the ti...


"Resurgence" by Carol McCord

Contemporary Art Gallery Online Announces an International Call for Artists to Participate in the Sixth Annual “Water/Seascapes” Competition & Exhibition.

Released: May 25, 2018

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 6th Annual International 2018 “Water/Seascapes” Online Art Competition to be held from May 21st, 2018 to June 17th, 2018.  Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field.  A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at Contemporary Art Gallery Online from June 19th, 2018 to July 15th, 2018.  Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art.  This competition will be judged on Painting/Drawing, Photography/Digita...


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...


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