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Oil on canvas painting of Gaspe Peninsula in southeastern Quebec, Canada, rendered around 1960 and attributed to Eugene Klimoff (1901-1990) (est.  $1,500-$3,000).

Oil painting of Gaspe Peninsula in Canada, rendered by Eugene Klimoff around 1960, will be sold Dec. 1-3

Released: November 20, 2017

RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC is gearing up for a huge three-day auction event December 1st, 2nd and 3rd, one that’s packed with over 2,200 lots of railroad passes, Express collectibles, Western and postal history, mining memorabilia, rare bottles, Americana and more, online and in Holabird’s gallery located at 3555 Airway Drive (Suite 308) in Reno.   Start times all three days will be 8 am Pacific time. Online bidding will be provided by the platforms iCollector.com, Invaluable.com, eBay Live and Auctionzip.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted....


Gorgeous circa 1860s English repousse silver pitcher by R&S Garrand of London, with marks dating it to London around 1861, 8 inches tall (est.  $4,000-$6,000).

Asian objects will be sold along with items from the Western culture at Converse's East Meets West auction, Dec. 1st

Released: November 14, 2017

MALVERN, Pa. – An English repousse silver pitcher made by R&S Garrand of London around 1861, a seven-piece sterling silver tea service made in Germany, and a fine selection of Tibetan Buddhist thangkas (religious paintings) are key lots in Converse Auctions’ next East Meets West Sale, an online-only auction scheduled for Friday, December 1st, starting at 10 am Eastern time.   Those are just a few items in a 474-lot auction where Asian objects will be sold along with items from the Western culture – hence the title East Meets West. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneer...


This vintage Nieman Eisman sideshow or circus banner (est $1/1,500), Twentieth Century, American, depicts a monkey driving a racecar inside a wheel, stenciled lower right "Nieman Studios," 92 by 115 inches.  Eisman was a renowned banner painter in the Chicago style of sideshow banner painting, actively painting banners from the 1920s to the mid-1950s.

Millea Bros. To Embrace 'Wow' Factor At Fringe Auction Nov. 13

Released: November 9, 2017

Halloween may have come and gone but Millea Bros. is cracking open its coffers and has scared up over 400 lots for a most unique set of offerings at its annual fall auction. Titled “Fringe,” the sale on Monday, November 13, at 10 am, brings together a collection of objects that will shock, delight or disturb. The free-ranging sale, defying easy categorization, spans multiple genres, including horror, science and medical, Victoriana, erotica, ethnographic, surrealism, psychedelia, fine and folk art, militaria and more. “Fringe” offers both seasoned and novice collectors choice items with a ...


Oil on board painting by South Carolina artist William Aiken Walker (1838-1921), titled Cabin Scene, 5.5 inches by 11.5 inches, signed lower left (est.  $10,000-$15,000).

Oil on board painting by William Aiken Walker (S.C., 1838-1921) will lead Crescent City's Nov. 17-19 estates auction

Released: November 2, 2017

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A 19th century oil on board painting by South Carolina artist William Aiken Walker (1838-1921), an oil on cardboard work by folk artist Clementine Hunter (1887-1988), and a bronze figural group from around 1900 by French sculptor Alfred Boucher (1850-1934) will all come up for bid at Crescent City Auction Gallery’s Nov. 17th-19th estates auction.   The three-day event will be held in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, starting at 1 pm on Friday, November 17th (340 lots); at 9 am on Saturday, November 18th (750 lots); and at 10 am on Sunday,...


Incomparably Rare Desk and Bookcase Shatters Records Selling for an Astonishing $498,750 at Cowan's Auctions

Released: October 21, 2017

The Chippendale desk and bookcase of Captain John Cowan (1748 – 1823) sets the new standard for Kentucky furniture after an exhilarating 10-minute bidding war.  CINCINNATI – The most significant pieces of Kentucky furniture to ever come to market shattered the record for furniture made in the Bluegrass State when it sold for $498,750 at Cowan’s Auctions on Saturday, October 21. It was also the second most expensive piece of Southern furniture ever sold at auction. This was the first time the desk had been available to the public in over 220 years after remaining in the family of Kentucky...


Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum's annual Christmas tree, 2016

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum's 60th Anniversary Celebration Culminates in Annual Folk Art Christmas Tree Display and Special Carolina Room Installation

Released: October 12, 2017

A perennial favorite among guests of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, one of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, its fabled folk art Christmas tree will be on glorious view once again for the holiday season Nov. 10 through Jan. 1, 2018 as a fitting conclusion to the museum’s year-long diamond jubilee. In a year that brought highlights of the AARFAM collection to New York City as the loan exhibition to the Winter Antiques Show, the opening of two special exhibitions We the People: American Folk Portraits and America’s Folk Art, and a celebratory day of festivities that in...


Wild in the Country: A Loan Exhibition from the Genesee Museum at Pebble Hill Plantation, Thomasville, GA

Released: October 11, 2017

An important exhibition of sporting and wildlife paintings, drawings and sculpture, on loan from the Genesee Museum in Mumford, New York, will be on view at Pebble Hill Plantation, the historical plantation and Museum located in Thomasville, GA, November 3, 2017 – April 29, 2018. “Wild in the Country” will present the ‘Big Four’ – arguably the four most influential wildlife artists of the 19th and 20th century -- Bruno Liljefors, Wilhelm Kuhnhert, Carl Rungius and Bob Kuhn. These four painters changed wildlife painting, transforming the genre into an art form filled with sweeping and innov...


Edward Hicks, The Peaceable Kingdom with the Leopard of Serenity, 1846-48.

'Peaceable Kingdom' in Traveling Folk Art Exhibition Visits the Hyde

Released: October 5, 2017

Experience an exceptional exhibition of American folk art at The Hyde Collection with A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America. The exhibition comprises more than sixty works made between 1800 and 1925, from the celebrated collection of Barbara L. Gordon. A Shared Legacy celebrates art rooted in personal and cultural identity, made by artists who were either self-taught or had received minimal formal training. Created for ordinary people rather than society’s upper classes, folk art was the prevalent art form in the United States for more than a century. A Shared Legacy showcases the e...

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Antique French Sugar Casket

The Main Line Antiques Show combines Design, Art, Jewelry and Antiques

Released: October 3, 2017

The twelfth annual Main Line Antiques Show, the only antiques show held on Philadelphia’s Main Line, will be held on October 7 and 8 at Cabrini University in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Folk art, exquisite prints, midcentury and antique furniture, decorative arts, ceramics, silver, paintings, Asian antiques, equestrian antiques and more will be on offer. Claim a piece of history from the Show to make that special design element at your home or office a conversation piece. Committee Chair Rick Davis, Honorary Chairs Anne Hamilton and Maureen Brennan-Miller, along with Show Manager Nick Vandekar...


Portrait of Mrs.  Amos Morrow (Matilda) Attributed to Charles Peale Polk (1767-1822) Jefferson County, Virginia (now West Virginia), ca.  1800 Oil on canvas Gift of M.  Knoedler and Company, Inc., 1957.100.12

The Post-Revolutionary War's Artistic Scene Revealed in New Exhibition Showing the Rich Array of Portraiture to Open at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg in November 2017

Released: October 2, 2017

After the Revolutionary War, the number of painters who turned their livelihoods to painting portraits increased dramatically. This was a response to the demand for painted likenesses from an emerging middle class. Previously restricted to the politically and wealthy elite, material goods like portraits became popular among Americans who wanted a lasting visual document of themselves, family members or loved ones. On November 18, 2017, a new, long-term exhibition will open at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, one of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, which will showcase mor...


George Inness (1825-1894), Delaware River, circa 1860-63, signed, Oil on canvas, 8 1/4 x 10 inches.  Est.  $8,000-12,000

American Paintings Highlight Doyle's October 4 Americana Auction

Released: September 27, 2017

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 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, quilts and samplers, in addition to Chinese Export porcelain and rugs. Special sections of the sale are devoted to fine 19th century paintings and Audubon, Currier & Ives and topographical prints. The sale offers a fascinating selection of paintings by American artists working abroad.  A Philadelphia native, Edmund Darch Lewis was of the ...


La Place Antiques French flower maket cart

Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair 13-15 October 2017

Released: September 26, 2017

The Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair returns to the luxury laden Haynes International Motor Museum from 13-15 October, 2017, following a smash hit debut in October 2016 when buyers flooded in from across the country and the rest of the world! Organisers Cooper Events will welcome some brilliant new names on board, Kore Purchase, Tetbury, Bombe Interiors and Elham Antiques from Kent, Molly & Maud’s Place and Chris Holmes Decorative Antiques both Yorkshire, John Read Smith, Wales, The Archives from The Netherlands will join Bruton this year with their Folk Art, Country House furniture ...


2018 Loan Exhibition Highlight Vincent Van Gogh (Dutch, active in France, 1853-1890) Daisies, Arles, 1888 Oil on canvas Framed: 20 1/2 × 23 3/4 × 2 1/4 in.  (52.07 × 60.33 × 5.72 cm) Collection of Mr.  and Mrs.  Paul Mellon, 2014.207 Image © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Winter Antiques Show Celebrates 64 years as America’s Leading Art, Antiques and Design Fair

Released: September 19, 2017

WHAT: The Winter Antiques Show is the leading art, antiques and design fair in America, featuring 70 of the world's top experts in the fine and decorative arts. Now in its 64th year, the Show highlights an eclectic mix of works dating from ancient times through the present day, and each object is examined for authenticity, date and condition. Net proceeds from the Show benefit East Side House Settlement, a nationally recognized community-based organization in the South Bronx. Returning for a 22nd year is the Show’s Presenting Sponsor, Chubb. WHEN: January 19-28, 2018 12 pm-8 pm daily...


Oil on canvas painting by British-born American artist Thomas Sully (1783-1872), titled Portrait of a Young Woman with Wheat and Flowers on her Bonnet , done in 1841 (est.  $1,500-$2,500).

Paintings by Sully, Sheppard and New Orleans and other regional artists will be auctioned Sept. 16-17

Released: August 29, 2017

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Fine collections of Newcomb Pottery, bronzes and Asian items, original artwork by American artists (much of it from New Orleans and other regional painters), silver, estate jewelry, French and American period furniture, mantle and tall case clocks, lovely mirrors, garden items, bric-a-brac and more will all be sold Sept. 16-17 by Crescent City Auction Gallery.   They’re just some of the items set to cross the auction block at Crescent City’s September Estates Auction, online and in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, starting at 9 am on Satu...


Krannert Art Museum recently expanded its website, providing access to its art collection online.

Krannert Art Museum Expands Website, Provides Online Access to Art Collection

Released: August 4, 2017

CONTACT: Julia Nucci Kelly Krannert Art Museum University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 217-244-0320 jkell@illinois.edu   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Krannert Art Museum Launches Expanded Website Provides Online Access to Artwork Collection     Champaign, Ill., August 2, 2017—Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois (KAM) has recently launched an expanded, redesigned website, kam.illinois.edu, that opens online access to the museum’s panoramic collection of art to students, researchers, and online visitors.   The redesigned website will enable visitors ...


Karley Klopfenstein

American Folk Art Museum Names 2 New Deputy Directors

Released: August 2, 2017

Anne-Imelda Radice, Executive Director of the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM), today announced two major changes to its executive staff: Kathleen Hayes, formerly Chief Financial Officer of the Judd Foundation, is the new Deputy Director for Administration and Chief Financial Officer.  Karley Klopfenstein, former director of Institutional Giving, Strategy, and Evaluation at the museum, has been promoted to Deputy Director for Development.  “Hayes’ tenure both at the Judd Foundation and at the New Museum of Contemporary Art showed her to be a savvy manager of a cultural institution’s finan...

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Thomas Chambers (1860-1948), Wood Duck Drake, c.  1900, Sold for $270,000

Copley Fine Art Auctions Holds Record-Setting $4.7 Million Sporting Sale

Released: July 31, 2017

On July 27 and 28, Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC (copleyart.com) held the most successful decoy auction of all time, with an outstanding average price per lot of over $27,000 per decoy. This almost doubled the average price per lot from the sale of the Distinguished Collection of Dr. James M. McCleery held in 2000. Featuring the Donal C. O’Brien, Jr. Collection of Important American Sporting Art and Decoys, Sessions I and II set numerous world records, signaling the decoy market is back to full strength. Lot 6, a pinnacle wood duck by Canadian carver Thomas Chambers (1860-1948) set the...


Musical Collection of the Late Irene and Theodore Leverett Highlight Cowan’s Summer Fine & Decorative Art Auction

Released: July 25, 2017

Oil paintings from well-known American artists, silver from the Americas, England, and Europe, and antique furniture are also expected to draw heavy interest in July auction.   CINCINNATI -- Music boxes from an internationally known collection, silver from around the world, a European Art Deco bronze, and furniture that includes several outstanding Georgian and Elizabethan pieces are among the highlights of Cowan's Summer Fine & Decorative Arts auction. Quality and diversity define the sale to be held on Saturday, July 29 in Cowan’s Cincinnati salesroom.   The highlight of the ...


Conservator Cricket Harbeck working in the Preservation Lab: Loy Bowlin's Holy Jewel Home at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 2016.

NCPTT Divine Disorder Conference to focus on artist-built environments Sept. 27–29 at John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Released: July 19, 2017

Continuing the legacy of the Divine Disorder Conference series, the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, Kohler Foundation Inc., and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center have joined together to present The Road Less Traveled Conference, September 27–29 at the Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wis. The three-day event will delve into the complex subject of artist-built environments with perspectives from all corners of the field. Scholars, artists, preservationists, educators, activists, curators, collectors, and devotees will deliberate, debate, and discuss the ways to enrich...


Visitors at the Adirondack Experience

Adirondack Experience Files Lawsuit After Town Aims to Take Museum Property

Released: July 14, 2017

On Thursday, July 13, Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, filed a lawsuit to counter efforts on the part of the Village of Lake Placid to seize its property via eminent domain. The Village asserts that the two parcels, at 2476 and 2478 Main Street, are needed to assemble a site for a proposed parking garage.  At a public hearing on the issue held on March 13, 2017 in Lake Placid, members of the public were virtually unanimous in their rejection of the Village board’s proposal to build a garage on the site – and the proposal to use eminent domain to seize the property...


Designer and master embroiderer Asif Shaikh of India is renowned for reviving and preserving the art of embroidery.

The World’s Largest Folk Art Festival is a Must-See for Art and Culture Lovers This Weekend

Released: July 13, 2017

Featuring 160 Master Artists from 53 Countries July 14, 15 and 16, 2017.  Since 2004, the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe (IFAM) has hosted 800 artists from 90 countries. Artist earnings have exceeded $25 million and impacted over one million lives in the communities they represent. This July, two representatives of the Sidai Maasai Women Organization, a collective of 68 beadworkers from Tanzania, will make a long journey to the American Southwest to share the distinctive handbeaded jewelry of their sisterhood of Maasai artists with the world. Abduljabbar Khatri of Gujarat, ...


"War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics" will go on view at the American Folk Art Museum in New York from September 6, 2017 through January 7, 2018.

Quilts Made by Men in Wartime Coming to American Folk Art Museum

Released: July 11, 2017

War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics, is the first exhibition in the United States to highlight quilts made by men during times of war, using wool from military uniforms.  The exhibition will go on view at the American Folk Art Museum in New York (2 Lincoln Sq., Columbus Ave. at 66th Street) from September 6, 2017 through January 7, 2018. Twenty-nine quilts -─ many never before on view -─ are drawn primarily from the unparalleled collection of Australian quilt scholar Dr. Annette Gero and augmented by significant examples from Austria, England, and ...

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A 1770 Chippendale sofa highlights Witherell's June 27 to July 11 auction

Newly discovered Chippendale sofa, circa 1770, offered in Witherell's American Arts Auction

Released: June 23, 2017

A newly discovered Philadelphia Chippendale sofa is being offered in Witherell's American Arts Auction June 27 to July 11, 2017. Found in a Danville, Calif., home, the mahogany double-peaked, camelback couch was acquired by the consignor’s mother at a Los Angeles antiques shop about 1942. Although the consignor knew little about it, she agreed to have a portion of the show cover removed from which Brian Witherell, Witherell's chief operating officer and ‘Antiques Roadshow’ appraiser, was able to tell her that the sofa was unaltered, circa 1770-1780.  It is being offered without reser...


Thomas Chambers (1860-1948), Wood Duck Drake, c.  1890, Estimate: $80,000-$120,000

Copley’s Sporting Sale 2017 Featuring the Donal C. O’Brien, Jr. Collection of Important American Sporting Art and Decoys

Released: June 7, 2017

Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC will present a two-day sale event on July 27 and 28 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Donal C. O’Brien, Jr. Collection of Important American Sporting Art and Decoys, Sessions I & II, will be available at auction on July 27, followed by the the twelfth edition of Copley’s annual Sporting Sale on July 28. Perennially balanced between fine art and decoys, Copley will offer a wide range of American, folk, sporting, and wildlife art. With its reputation for quality, integrity, and results, Copley continues to set benchmarks in the field. Copley’s sales have led...


Circus Harmony's Incredible Isabella; Photo by Jessica Hentoff

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Stories of the American Experience

Released: June 19, 2017

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival will host a series of programs exploring American identity and creativity. “Circus Arts” will take visitors behind the scenes to explore the cultural and artistic expressions of the ever-evolving circus. Program highlights will include daily performances in a Big Top circus tent, a full-scale circus school in the Arts and Industries Building and a series of hands-on activities for visitors. The “On the Move” program will bring together hip-hop artists, muralists and poetry slam performers, among others, to explore immigra...


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