Press Releases tagged with general antiques & arts

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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....


Sam Francis Painting, Original Work, Estimate $70,000-90,000

FRESH TO MARKET ARTWORKS AND DESIGN LEAD PALM BEACH MODERN AUCTIONS NOVEMBER SALE ON BIDSQUARE

Released: November 17, 2017

A wealth of modern design, fresh to market artworks and a highly select offering of fine jewelry are ready for bidding on Bidsquare in Palm Beach Modern Auctions' Modern Art, Design and Luxury Goods sale November 25. Highlights include a distinguished Miami collection of early, exotic Murano glass purchased directly from artists; prized Pablo Picasso pottery; sought-after Mid-century furniture and more. Three extremely desirable Sam Francis original works on paper are backed by scholarship from the Sam Francis Foundation. Each is signed and bears a Sam Francis Estate stamp. The highest-v...


Lot 7: George Washington, Autograph Letter Signed, to his spymaster Benjamin Tallmadge, New Jersey, 1780.  Sold November 7, 2017 for $40,000.  (Pre-sale estimate $25,000 to $35,000).

Musical Manuscripts by Jimmy Van Heusen Swing on a Star at Swann

Released: November 10, 2017

Swann Galleries’ auction on Tuesday, November 7 saw fine results for Autographs by important historical figures in a variety of fields, from government to science to music. The total of $662K exceeded the estimate for the sale as a whole by almost $100,000, as lot after lot hammered above estimate. The highlight of the sale was the Jimmy Van Heusen Collection, offering manuscripts by the composer as well as important letters, musical quotations and manuscripts by some of the most influential composers of the nineteenth- and twentieth centuries. Of the 76 lots offered from the collection,...


O the Wind Motel

CODA Gallery Exhibition and Reception

Released: November 15, 2017

PALM DESERT, CA — CODA gallery honors one of its best-selling painters with a solo exhibition and artist reception at the gallery’s 31st season celebration on Nov. 25. An art history buff, Ben Steele imbues in his paintings tongue-in-cheek references to predecessors such as Leonardo da Vinci, Edgar Degas, Marc Chagall, and Jeff Koons. On many occasions, he has melded famed artists — Georges Seurat, Georgia O’Keefe, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock, et al. — with crayons. He describes his work as “kind of realist or representational oil paintings, usually with a theme [in addition to c...


Gorham, Bird's eye view of the Vase or Bonbon Dish Sterling Silver and ‘Translucent’ Enamel 2.75 inches high by 6.25 inches in diameter New York, NY, 1893

Winter Antiques Show Announces New Exhibitors for 2018 Edition

Released: November 15, 2017

The Winter Antiques Show is pleased to announce the selection of six new exhibitors: Hirschl & Adler Modern (New York), Jason Jacques Gallery (New York), Lillian Nassau LLC (New York), Lobel Modern (New York), Spencer Marks (Southampton, Massachusetts), and Galerie Anne-Sophie Duval in collaboration with continuing exhibitor Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz (Paris). Returning to the Show after a one-year hiatus are Peter H. Eaton and Joan R. Brownstein (Newbury, Massachusetts). The new and returning exhibitors complete the 2018 Show’s roster of 70 renowned experts in fine and decorative art...


1968 oil on board painting by Dr.  Granville Fisher (1906-1988), a renowned criminologist who also earned a reputation as an accomplished eclectic painter.

Artworks by Granville Fisher, Charles Schulz, others will be sold in a televised auction,Nov. 30th

Released: November 15, 2017

READING, Pa. – Berks Community Television has announced the next airing of its hit program Auction Action on BCTV – a unique show that brings live auctions right into the living rooms of viewers. It will be on Thursday, November 30th, at 6 pm Eastern time. As before, the show will be hosted by local auctioneer Bill Howze, who is also the host of the BCTV show All That Stuff.   At the beginning of the show, Mr. Howze will remind viewers how the auction works and preview featured lots. All bidding is online. Individuals can bid from anywhere in the world on their desktop or mobile device...


Lot 193: 1912 Szechuan 1 Dollar NGC AU-Details L&M-366

Chinese Coins, World Numismatics & Asian Art Feature Heavily at Winter November 23 Auction at 888 Auctions

Released: November 14, 2017

Richmond Hill, ON – Chinese numismatics feature heavily at 888 Auctions’ November 23 sale. Featuring 430 fresh-to-market items with estimates ranging from a few hundred to thousands of dollars, this auction features something for everyone. As we approach the holiday season, interested buyers and collectors will be pleased to find this sale heavily featuring some unique collectibles, most notably some rare Chinese coins and numismatic items perfect as a holiday gift.   The featured lots of the auction are a plethora of quality coins. From that offering of coins, many of them are Chinese...


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...


Oil on canvas landscape painting by the Scottish-born abstract modernist William Gear (1915-1997), titled Paysage, Mai 50 (1950) (est.  $10,000-$20,000).

Oil painting by Scottish abstract modernist William Gear (1915-1997) will lead Bruneau & Co.'s Nov. 25th auction

Released: November 13, 2017

CRANSTON, R.I. – An oil on canvas landscape painting by the Scottish-born abstract modernist William Gear (1915-1997), titled Paysage, Mai 50 (May Landscape, 1950), is the expected headliner in a 436-lot Estate, Antiques, Fine & Decorative Art Auction planned for Saturday, November 25th, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, in their Cranston gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue.   The auction will begin promptly at 12 noon Eastern time and will be preceded by a live-only DiscoverIt Estates Auction (no online bidding) starting at 10 am. The noon auction will feature furniture, fine art, sculptu...


A pair of good quality Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted porphyry covered urns, 19th century (estimate: $8,000 - 12,000)

Elegant Home Auction to Offer Nearly 900 Diverse Pieces at Bonhams Los Angeles November 13-14

Released: October 27, 2017

Bonhams will offer nearly 900 diverse antique pieces from estates and private collections across the country at The Elegant Home auction on November 13-14. The sale will be an opportunity for collectors and decorators to acquire quality curated pieces of European and American furniture, chandeliers, tapestries, paintings, mirrors, clocks, sconces, candelabra, bronze and marble sculpture, ceramics and glassware, silver, works of art, and Oriental rugs spanning the 16th through the 20th century. “The Elegant Home is a great example of European and American antiques sourced from coast to ...


Framed Fritz Scholder Oil Linen Of A Native Dancer

Eclectic Offering of Fine and Decorative Arts at Schwenke November Fine Estates Auction

Released: November 10, 2017

On Thursday November 16th, Schwenke Auctioneers will hold its November Fine Estates Auction with an offering of over 390 lots of freshly consigned estate property from estates throughout Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. The auction includes a broad selection of Asian decorative arts, American, English and Continental decorative arts, folk art and American country furniture, English & other sterling silver, jewelry, fine art, miscellaneous decorative arts, and estate oriental rugs. The top lot of the sale is an extensive set of Gorham sterling flatware in the "LaScala" pa...


Oil painting by the Italian artist Nicola Simbari (1927-2012), titled Near Amalfi, signed and dated 1965 ($5,700).

Artworks by Simbari, Soulacroix, Lamotte all perform well at A. B. Levy's Oct. 30th auction

Released: November 10, 2017

PALM BEACH, Fla. – A 17th century Chinese polychrome-decorated, carved wood figure of a seated bodhisattva (in Buddhism, a spiritually enlightened person) sailed well past its pre-sale estimate of $8,000-$12,000 to sell for $60,000 at A.B. Levy’s Jewelry, Art, Antiques & Asian Works of Art Auction held October 30th, online and at A.B. Levy’s gallery in Palm Beach, Fla.   “Walking into the Palm Beach home of the person who owned it, I was instantly fascinated with the carved bodhisattva figure and looked forward to the opportunity of bringing it to auction,” said Albert Levy of A.B....


Friends of Florence completes major restoration of Renaissance frescoes at Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata

Released: November 2, 2017

MAJOR RESTORATION PROJECT AT THE BASILICA OF THE SANTISSIMA ANNUNZIATA, FLORENCE COMPLETED BY FRIENDS OF FLORENCE  Renaissance frescoes and artwork by Florentine masters restored in the Cloister of the Vows Washington, DC…Friends of Florence and its partners celebrate the completion of a four-year restoration project at the Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata in Florence of twelve superb lunette frescoes, architectural elements, and marble statues in the Cloister of the Vows funded by the organization. The frescoes are by Florentine Renaissance masters Alessio Baldovinetti (1424‒99),...


John and Louise Bryson at the Mogao Grottoes, the site of a Getty Conservation Institute project, in 2008.

J. Paul Getty Trust Receives $5 Million Gift for Conservation Efforts

Released: November 9, 2017

The J. Paul Getty Trust announced today an unprecedented $5 million gift from philanthropists John E. Bryson and Louise Henry Bryson to establish a new endowed fund supporting the important global work of the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI).  The new fund, to be known as the John E. and Louise Bryson Fund for the Getty Conservation Institute, will support all aspects of the Getty Conservation Institute’s work. In recognition of the Brysons’ generosity, the title of the position of the Director of the Getty Conservation Institute will be renamed as the John E. and Louise Bryson Directo...


National Gallery of Art Director Earl A.  Powell III

National Gallery of Art Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary of Director Earl A. Powell III; 2019 Retirement Announced

Released: November 7, 2017

Washington, DC—Autumn marks the 25th anniversary of Earl A. Powell III as director of the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Celebrated as the museum's longest-serving director (1992–present) and only the fourth director in the Gallery's 76-year history, Powell has announced plans for his retirement in early 2019. Through cogent planning and high standards of execution, Powell leads an executive team that cultivates the Gallery's vitality and enables staff's unwavering sense of duty as curators, scholars, educators, and custodians of the world's great art. Over the course of Powe...


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 ...


George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879), The Jolly Flatboatmen, 1877-78.  oil on canvas.  26 ¼ x 36 ¼ in.Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J.  Terra Collection, 1992.15.

Mississippi Museum of Art Presents Major Exhibition Celebrating the State's Bicentennial

Released: November 7, 2017

MAJOR EXHIBITION PRESENTS 175 WORKS BY 100 ARTISTS RESPONDING TO MISSISSIPPI OVER TWO CENTURIES  Picturing Mississippi, 1817–2017: Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise, on view December 9, 2017–July 8, 2018, celebrates state’s bicentennial Jackson, MS… Picturing Mississippi, 1817–2017: Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise, the landmark exhibition exploring Mississippi identity, commemorates the 200th anniversary of Mississippi’s statehood. Illuminating the perception and depiction of Mississippi over more than 200 years, the exhibition showcases 175 works by 100 artists who either resided in...


The Canterbury Pilgrims.  Oxford: The Alley Workshops, circa 1925.

41st Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, Nov 10-12

Released: November 3, 2017

BOSTON, MA – The annual fall gathering for booklovers, the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair returns to the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s beautiful Back Bay for its 41st year, November 10-12, 2017. More than 120 dealers from the United States, Argentina, Australia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and Russia will exhibit and sell a vast selection of rare, collectible and antiquarian books, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, maps, atlases, modern first editions, photographs, and fine and decorative prints.    Special events at this year’s Fair includ...


Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Museum of Art Aims for $1 Billion in Art Acquisitions

Released: November 2, 2017

The Cleveland Museum of Art recently completed a $320 million expansion and renovation project. Now the museum has unveiled some ambitious plans in expanding its endowment from $750 million to $1.25 billion, and acquiring $1 billion worth of art through purchases, gifts, and bequests, reports the Plain Dealer. Last summer, the museum announced a goal to increase attendance to 1 million a year from the current average of about 630,000. From the museum: The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) has released a new strategic plan, Making Art Matter: A Strategic Framework for Our Second Century. ...


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,...


Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976), Long Orange Tail, 1948, Sheet metal, brass, wire and paint, 3 3/4 x 4 x 2 1/2 inches.  Estimate: $150,000-250,000

Impressionist, Modern, Post-War & Contemporary Art Auction at Doyle on November 15

Released: November 1, 2017

Doyle’s auction on Wednesday, November 15 in New York showcases paintings, drawings and sculpture from the late 19th century to the current day. Session I at 11am is devoted to Impressionist & Modern Art by European and American artists. Offered are works ranging from Academic and Barbizon art through Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to German Expressionism and early Modernism. Highlighting Session I are two works by French artist Jean Metzinger (1883-1956). A good example of the "mechanical" style of Cubism that flourished during the 1920s is Nature Morte (Still Life), painted a...


Paolo Costagli, New York, 18kt Rose Gold Brillante® Earrings.  Asking bid: $2,725

THE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN CELEBRATES INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE WITH ITS ANNUAL ONLINE AUCTION ON BIDSQUARE

Released: October 31, 2017

Bidsquare is proud to partner with the Museum of Arts and Design for its annual gala, MAD Ball 2017. For over twenty years, the MAD Ball has recognized visionaries in the fields of art, design, business, and philanthropy, reflecting MAD’s mission to celebrate innovation and excellence across all creative disciplines. MAD Ball kicks off its celebrations this week with an online auction on Bidsquare. Bidding is now live and closes Tuesday, November 7th at 10:15PM EST. The auction features outstanding works of art, jewelry, unique travel packages, design items and more. Art highlights inclu...


Lot 51.  John Singer Sargent, "Candelabra with Roses," oil, 21 x 16 in., Est.  $50,000-100,000

Grogan & Company Celebrates Thirty Years

Released: October 30, 2017

Grogan & Company is delighted to mark their 30th year of serving New England families with the sale of their fine art, jewelry, and antiques with their November 5th auction, which features a well-curated selection of 337 lots of fine art, jewelry, and decorative art. Works by notable artists such as John Singer Sargent, Milton Avery, William McGregor Paxton, Aiden Lassell Ripley, and Aldro Hibbard are accompanied by jewelry by venerable designers Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, David Webb, Patek Philippe, Tiffany & Co., and Burle Marx against the backdrop of important silver and d...


As The World Tipped, Greenwich Docklands International Festival, London © Stu Mayhew, Courtesy of Greater London Authority

Bloomberg Philanthropies and Google Arts & Culture Announce the World Cities Culture Forum Leadership Exchange Programme

Released: October 29, 2017

Partnering with the World Cities Culture Forum to Create the First City-to-City Exchange, Enabling Cities to Develop Best Practices in Advancing Cultural Projects and Shaping Public Policy Bloomberg Philanthropies and Google Arts & Culture, with the World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF), have announced a major new grant opportunity for the 35 member cities of the WCCF to learn from one another and share ideas to solve common challenges across the globe. Each city will have the chance to apply for the Leadership Exchange Programme, a unique initiative designed to extend the expertise of, ...


Never-before-seen cover painting for The Saturday Evening Post from 1922 by Joseph Leyendecker (Am., 1874-1951), expected to soar to $100,000-$150,000.

Rare cover art for The Saturday Evening Post by Joseph Leyendecker from 1922 will be auctioned

Released: October 30, 2017

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A never-before-seen cover painting for The Saturday Evening Post from Dec. 30, 1922 – the New Year’s issue – by Joseph Leyendecker (Am., 1874-1951) is expected to soar to $100,000-$150,000 at a two-day auction of iconic collectibles planned for November 15th and 16th by Weiss Auctions, online and in the firm’s gallery at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook.   Joseph Leyendecker was one of the most influential American illustrators of the early 20th century. Between 1896 and 1950, he painted over 400 magazine covers; 322 of those were for The Saturday Evening Post. No other art...


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