Press Releases tagged with general antiques & arts

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Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), Portrait of Charles-Etienne-Raymond Victor de Verninac (1803-1834), the Artist's Nephew.  Est.  $300,000-400,000.

Portrait by Delacroix Highlights Doyle’s Old Master Auction on October 31

Released: October 22, 2018

Doyle will hold an auction of Old Master Paintings on Wednesday, October 31 at 10am in New York. The sale offers landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance through the early 19th century. Highlighting the sale is an early portrait by the great Romantic master Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863) whose work is currently the subject of an important exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The portrait depicts the artist's nephew, Charles de Verninac (est. $300,000-400,000). Charles-Etienne-Raymond-Victor de Verninac was the o...


Oil paintings will feature an oil on canvas by the renowned artist and designer Louis C.  Tiffany (American, 1848-1933), titled Woods Landscape, signed lower left.

Paintings by Louis C. Tiffany, Wilson Irvine will be part of Nye & Company's October 30th auction

Released: October 22, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nearly 500 lots of fine and decorative arts in a wide range of categories will come up for bid at Nye & Company Auctioneers’ Estate Treasures Auction on Tuesday, October 30th, online and in Nye & Company’s gallery at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield. Offered will be quality antiques and collectibles, mostly pulled from prominent estates and collections.   Highlights include several private Connecticut collections of English and American furniture; items out of a New York City estate, to include art glass and sculptures; merchandise from three North Shore, Long I...


Wes Anderson & Juman Malouf Picture Gallery, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna © KHM-Museumsverband

Filmmaker Wes Anderson and Designer Juman Malouf Curate a Curious Museum Exhibition

Released: October 18, 2018

Continuing the exhibition series that began with Ed Ruscha (2012) and Edmund de Waal (2016), the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna has invited the acclaimed American filmmaker Wes Anderson and his partner Juman Malouf, a celebrated author and costume designer, to curate a very special exhibition at the museum. The invitation was a simple but daunting one: to comb through more than four million objects, both on public display and tucked away in the museum’s labyrinthine storage rooms, and to select their favourites. "Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and Other Treasures from the Kunsthistori...


Joslyn Art Museum as it appears today.

Joslyn Art Museum Announces Expansion; International Firm Snøhetta Selected as Architect

Released: October 17, 2018

Joslyn Art Museum announced today that it has selected Snøhetta to lead an expansion that will be transformative for the Museum, the city of Omaha, and Nebraska. Central to the architecture and landscape design project is a new building that will complement and enhance Joslyn’s original 1931 Memorial Building and 1994 Walter and Suzanne Scott Pavilion addition, designed by Sir Norman Foster. Introducing a new Joslyn for the twenty-first century, the expansion will add new galleries to showcase more art in an architecturally inspiring space; support greater breadth and depth of public progr...


Pencil study by the renowned American artist Andrew Wyeth (Am., 1917-2009).

Original artwork by Andrew Wyeth, Moses Soyer, Alice B. Stephens on Auction Action on BCTV, Nov. 2

Released: October 16, 2018

READING, Pa. – A 1958 Fender Stratocaster guitar in superb condition with corroborating serial number and dates on the body, U.S. and foreign coins and original artwork by names such as Andrew Wyeth, Moses Soyer and Alice Barber Stephens are just a few of the highlights that viewers can bid on when they tune in to Episode 1, Season 3 of Berks Community Television’s hit show Auction Action on BCTV, on Friday, November 2nd, at 6 pm Eastern time.   Auction Action on BCTV is a unique show that brings live auctions right into the living rooms of viewers. As before, the show will be hosted b...


Record Breaking, Six-Figure Prices Sends Cowan’s Fall Americana Auction Soaring to $1.4M

Released: October 10, 2018

For the first time since offering the Marge Schott Collection in 2006, Cowan’s sells four lots for over $100,000 in a single auction. CINCINNATI -- Four historic lots created a bidding frenzy that sent prices soaring past their estimates into six figures at Cowan’s Fall Americana, Including Fine & Decorative Art: Premier Auction on October 6, 2018. The $1.4M auction saw nearly 1,000 bidders participate in person, over the phone, or on one of three online bidding platforms as they competed over 537 lots.   “This really was a special auction,” said Sam Cowan, Cowan’s Director of Fi...


The top lot of this auction was a pair of gilt bronze 15-light chandeliers, with three figural maidens, that sold above high estimate at $51,425.

Statement Antiques Go Big At Fontaine’s Antiques, Fine Art Auction

Released: October 09, 2018

   In recent years, Midcentury Modern has been attracting a big buzz at auctions but traditional antiques made a big splash at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s antiques and fine art auction on September 22. The auction achieved robust prices across the board with a wealth of choice antiques from fine art to lighting, including several statement pieces that will transform their new homes.    “The auction grossing over $1,000,000 was extremely diverse and we were pleased to see buyers embrace traditional antiques, such as Tiffany table lamps, gilt chandeliers and marble statuary,” said John Font...


Large oil on canvas done in the manner of Winslow Homer (Am., 1836-1910), 50 inches by 75 inches, depicting a lady at a New England seashore, nicely framed, with museum labels on back.

Painting attributed to Winslow Homer will be sold at auction October 20th in Aberdeen, Miss.

Released: October 09, 2018

ABERDEEN, Miss. – The contents of the historic Adams French Mansion, belonging to Stevens Auction Company founder Dwight Stevens, will be sold on the grounds of the mansion itself, located at 301 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen, on Saturday, October 20th, starting at 9 am Central time. The sale will be conducted by Stevens Auction Company, also based in Aberdeen. A detailed video of the mansion’s interior can be seen online, at www.adamsfrenchmansion.com.   The auction will comprise most of Mr. Stevens’s 38-year antique collection, which includes several private warehouses of highly ...


Oil on canvas painting by William Langson Lathrop (Am., 1859-1938), titled October Evening (1922), 30 inches by 40 inches, signed lower right ($100,300).

Oil on canvas painting by William Langson Lathrop climbs to $100,300 at Cottone Auctions

Released: October 08, 2018

GENESEO, N.Y. – Five gorgeous early 20th century Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) table lamps gaveled for a combined $465,510 and a dazzling five-carat fancy vivid yellow diamond ring slipped onto a new finger for $206,500 at a Fine Art & Antique Auction held September 29th by Cottone Auctions. The auction was held online and in Cottone’s gallery at 120 Court Street in Geneseo.   The sale featured an extensive variety of first-time offerings, including the impressive collection of Dr. Gregory Alan Zemenick, an orthopedic surgeon from Troy, Michigan with a passion for collecting Americana, Ti...


Lot 190: FERNANDO BOTERO Italian b.  1932 Oil on Canvas

Fernando Botero (Columbian, born 1932)

Released: October 05, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – 491 fresh to market items will be available to the highest bidder Thursday, October 11, 2018 with knowledgeable collectors and discerning buyers participating and competing against one another over a quality assortment of items on display at 888 Auctions. With modern art, postwar contemporary paintings and Asian antiques dotting the sale, there will be incredible interest in the items set to be offered to the highest bidder.   The star piece of the auction features an oil on canvas featuring a two figures dancing and attributed to Fernando Botero (Columbian, born 19...


Lot 96 - Luba-Songye, Kifwebe Mask, Congo $100,000 - 150,000

TRIBAL ART, MUSEUM QUALITY ANTIQUES AND INTERIOR DESIGN TAKE CENTER STAGE IN RAGO'S OCTOBER AUCTIONS

Released: October 05, 2018

Lambertville, NJ - On October 19-21, Rago Auctions in Lambertville, NJ hosts three auctions that showcase both important and historic works of art and show-stopping design. This three-day auction series begins on Friday, October 19 with Tribal Art from the Collection of Allan Stone and Other Owners, featuring art from Africa, Oceania, Asia and the Americans. Remix: Classic + Contemporary, our semi-annual design sale, follows on Saturday. The auction on Sunday, October 21 is Autobiography of a Hoarder: The Collection of Martin Cohen, Part 1. It features American and European decorative ar...


Two original hand-colored etchings by John James Audubon (Haitian-American, 1785-1851) were offered, including this one titled Ivory-Billed Woodpeckers ($46,250).

Hand-colored etching of Ivory-Billed Woodpeckers by John James Audubon brings $46,250 at Bruneau & Co. auction

Released: October 05, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – A trio of rare, early 20th century Tiffany Studios floor and table lamps from a private collection out of Houston, Texas, knocked down for a combined $260,400 (including the buyer’s premium) at an Estate Antiques & Fine Art Auction held September 22nd by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the Bruneau gallery located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston.   It was an eclectic sale, with more than 450 lots in many categories, pulled from prominent estates and collections, plus the contents of the Pawtucket, Rhode Island Preservation Society Joseph Spaulding House...


Orthodox silver liturgical set, part of the Imperial dowry of Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna Romanova

Opulence Rediscovered: The Romanov Liturgical Silver

Released: October 03, 2018

The Museum of Russian Icons will be presenting Opulence Rediscovered: the Romanov Liturgical Silver, the first exhibition in more than 50 years of a lost masterpiece, October 19, 2018 – January 13, 2019. This extraordinary set of Russian Orthodox liturgical implements was made in 1877 as part of the imperial dowry of Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna Romanova (1853-1920), the only surviving daughter of Russian Emperor Alexander II, who married Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, in 1874, and used this opulent silver set in her private chapel in the Clarence House British Royal Residence in Lo...


Oil on canvas painting by Michelangelo Lovelace, Sr.  (Am., b.  1960), titled Stand Up and Be Counted, 48 inches by 45 inches, signed and dated “10/2008” lower right, signed verso (est.  $3,000-$5,000).

Artworks by prominent African-American artists will headline Gray's October 10th auction in Cleveland

Released: October 02, 2018

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A collection of fine art by prominent and important African-American artists will be a featured part of Gray’s Auctioneers’ upcoming Fine Art, Furniture, Jewelry & Decorative Art Auction planned for Wednesday, October 10th, online and in the firm’s gallery at 10717 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland, starting at 11 am Eastern time. Asian artworks and decorative pieces will also be offered.   For those unable to attend in person, online bidding will be available through GraysAuctioneers.com, and at LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone and absentee bids will a...


View of The Winter Show 2018, Courtesy The Winter Show.  Photo by Simon Cherry

The 65-Year-Old Winter Antiques Show Gets a Reboot With New Name, Executive Director and Exhibitors

Released: October 01, 2018

The Winter Show, previously known as The Winter Antiques Show, has announced the participating exhibitors of its 2019 edition, to be held at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City from January 18-27, 2019. Under the leadership of new Executive Director Helen Allen, New York’s longest-running art, antiques, and design fair celebrates its 65th Anniversary Sapphire Jubilee. The 2019 edition will feature 70 exhibitors presenting a dynamic mix of fine and decorative arts from around the world, dating from ancient times through the present day. In 2018, The Winter Show changed its name...


Fresh-to-Market Americana, Historic Pieces, and Rare Sand Bottles Highlight Cowan’s Fall Americana, Including Fine & Decorative Art: Premier Auction

Released: September 25, 2018

John James Audubon's Favorite "Long Tom" Fowler, the first portrait of Henry Clay by Matthew Harris Jouett, an exceptional John Henry Belter parlor suite with political and literary portrait busts, and two rare Andrew Clemens sand bottles are expected to be the top lots of the day. CINCINNATI -- Cowan’s will offer a strong selection of over 500 lots of Kentucky rarities, painted furniture, folk art, ceramics and silver in its Americana, Including Fine & Decorative Art: Premier Auction on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The auction features items for collectors of all interests and budgets...


This untitled James Martin painting appears to depict fellow artist Vincent Van Gogh, 13 ½ by 11 ¾ inches.

James Martin Art To Cross Block At The Benefit Shop Foundation Oct.10

Released: September 24, 2018

Sometimes described as a storyteller or jazz improvisationist, James Martin (born 1928), has been creating art for decades that is an integral part of the Pacific Northwest scene. Reminiscent of the work of Red Grooms with a similar humorous bent, Martin’s colorful constructions often depict larger-than-life characters and people from the gritty underbelly of a city. Early in his career in the late 1950s-early 60s, his work caught the attention of serious collectors and he participated in museum exhibitions, including at the Seattle Art Museum. In his 90th year, a striking collection of ...


William Trost Richards (1833-1905), Stormy Seas with Whitecaps, 1904.  Est.  $100,000-150,000

Auction of American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts at Doyle

Released: September 22, 2018

On Wednesday, October 3 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of American Paintings, Furniture and Decorative Arts. Featured in the fine art section of the sale is a broad range of works, including 19th century portraits, Hudson River School views, Western-themed landscapes and sculpture, fine examples of naïve painting, and still lifes. A native of Philadelphia, William Trost Richards (1883-1905) studied with such noted landscape painters Paul Weber and William Stanley Haseltine and exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He traveled widely and painted and sketched the land...


20th c.  art to be sold includes this abstract mixed media on paper by Afro Basaldella (Italian, 1912-1976) dated 1948.  This (and the large canvas by Julian Stanczak) is from the estate of a fellow artist and friend of both artists.  In 1956, Afro, as he is known, was given the award as Best Italian Artist at the Venice Biennale.

CRN AUCTIONS, INC., ANNUAL SEPTEMBER AUCTION

Released: September 21, 2018

On Sunday, September 30th, CRN Auctions will conduct their Annual Fall Auction of antiques and fine arts at their gallery in Cambridge, MA offering a mix of items ranging in geographical origin and spanning the 17th through mid 20th centuries. Among the approx. 80 lots of works of art offered, included, from the estate of artist William C. Collins, is a large Op-Art canvas by Julian Stanczak, and an abstract by Afro Basadella (both works were acquired from the artist). A color lithograph by Paul Cezanne, purchased in Paris in the 1950’s, is also from the Collins estate. These three works...


Jessica Jackson Hutchins, SAP, 2012; watercolor, fabric, and glazed ceramic; 43 1/3 x 59 x 34 3/4 in.

New JMKAC Exhibition Considers Role of the Artist’s Studio in Creative Process

Released: September 21, 2018

SHEBOYGAN, WI – From Picasso’s Paris ateliers to Bacon’s London studio to Warhol’s legendary New York Factory, and Pollack’s East Hampton barn, the artist’s studio has always been an elusive place of myth, mystery, and contradiction. A new exhibition opening this fall at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC) will explore the role of the artist’s studio. Through site-specific installations that shed light on the creative process, Makeshift, on view from September 23, 2018 – March 3, 2019, will examine the influence and function of the studio in contemporary art practices.   Organi...


Aphrodite, (first century A.D.).  White marble.  Before (left) and after (right) restoration.  Photo courtesy of Friends of Florence.

"Rediscovered Aphrodite" in Italy's National Archeology Museum restored thanks to Friends of Florence

Released: September 19, 2018

THE POLO MUSEALE DELLA TOSCANA AND THE MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE IN FLORENCE PRESENT THE “REDISCOVERED APHRODITE” RESTORED THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF FRIENDS OF FLORENCE September 19, 2018, Florence, Italy…The recently restored statue of Aphrodite housed in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale (National Archeological Museum/the Museum) in Florence, Italy, was unveiled in a public celebration on September 11, 2018. Funded by Friends of Florence with a donation by Michael and Sandy Collins, the cleaning and restoration process revealed a surprising development. Long thought to be a represe...


Unbound book of Japanese woodblock accordion prints in uncut sheets, 110 in all, showing domestic scenes and landscapes, by Hiroshige and Kunisada (est.  $20,000-$40,000).

Objects from the East and West converge in Converse Auctions' online-only East Meets West auction, Oct. 5

Released: September 20, 2018

MALVERN, Pa. – Ten bucks is all it takes to participate in Converse Auctions’ online-only East Meets West Auction slated for Friday, October 5th, with live bidding set to begin at 10 am Eastern time. The auction is packed with 435 lots of fine American, European, African, Chinese and other Asian items.   Although the auction is online-only, the sale can be previewed in the Malvern gallery. Phone and absentee bids will be executed, in addition to live bidding on several auction platforms. People can register and bid online now via the Converse website (www.ConverseAuctions.com), as well...


Lot 74: HENRI MATISSE French 1869-1954 Gouache/Paper

888 Auctions’ September 27 Sale Featuring Modern Paintings, Fine Art & Asian Antiques

Released: September 19, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – 396 fresh to market items will be available to the highest bidder Thursday, September 27, 2018 with knowledgeable collectors and discerning buyers participating and competing against one another over a variety of quality items on display at 888 Auctions. With modern paintings, fine art and Asian antiques featuring heavily in the sale, there will be incredible interest in the items set to be offered to the highest bidder.  The star piece of the auction features a gouache on paper featuring a figure attributed to Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954) at lot 74. This work is...


Contemporary Bun-cheong bowl by Park Young Sook

A Significant Collection of Korean Ceramics to be Presented at The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show

Released: September 19, 2018

Don Joint of The Orange Chicken Gallery (New York) is delighted to present important Korean ceramics at the upcoming San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show (October 11 through 14, 2018), the 37th edition of the oldest continuously operating international art and antiques show on the West Coast. A regular exhibitor at the fair, New York-based dealer Don Joint has conceived this year’s presentation to be entirely of Korean ceramics: period, modern, as well as contemporary, reflecting his long time passion as a collector of this genre. Anchoring the exhibit will be a large selection o...


The top lot of the auction was this Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) drop head Dragonfly lamp, circa 1910, having a verdigris patinated leaded glass shade with 'jewel' cabochons ($200,000).

Tiffany Studios drop head Dragonfly lamp soars to $200,000 at Andrew Jones Auctions' inaugural sale

Released: September 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Andrew Jones Auctions’ inaugural sale on Saturday, September 15th, drew great crowds, both in the room and online.  The auction was 99 percent sold and grossed nearly $1.1 million (with buyer’s premium).  Attendees enjoyed coffee and cold drinks, snacks, a box lunch and late afternoon ice cream to maintain their energy and focus throughout the day. The sale – officially titled Design for the Home and Garden – was held in the Andrew Jones Auctions gallery, at 2221 South Main Street in Los Angeles. Nearly 500 lots came up for bid, with a merchandise mix that featured ...


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