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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...


Hornet the mythical dragon-eel, one of 4 ocean protectors in Fusion Tide

Eight-Year-Old Artist Drives Effort to Save Our Seas through Art

Released: September 05, 2018

Eight-year-old artist Aria Luna is calling attention to the problem of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans that’s impacting the livelihood of millions and decimating marine life. Her latest exhibit and first solo show, an interactive installation titled Fusion Tide, engages visitors in a quest to defeat a monster spawned from the plastics swirling in the sea. Fusion Tide is currently on display at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California and will continue on to other venues in 2019. The world’s oceans are so polluted with plastic that experts say we could see one pound of p...


Oil on canvas Portrait of an Artist from the Circle of Caspar Netscher (Heidelberg 1639-1684 The Hague, the Netherlands).  The half-length portrait is signed “Netscher f”.

Nye & Company's Sept. 12 auction will feature artworks from the 17th century to the modern day

Released: August 31, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – A diverse selection of artworks that span from the 17th century through to the modern day – to include a spectacular offering of Self-Taught and Outsider Art being offered from the Namits Collection and an equally exciting group of works from the Westervelt Corp. – will come up for bid at a Fine Art Auction slated for Sept. 12th by Nye & Company Auctioneers.   Also for sale are a number of fabulous frames supplied by firms such as Eli Wilner & Co., one of the leading antique frame dealers and restorers, based in New York. The mid-week sale will be held in Nye...


Charles Woodbury, "Playing in the Waves", oil on canvas, 17" x 21.

22nd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show Features a Strong Showing from New and Returning Exhibitors

Released: August 22, 2018

Boston, MA – Tony Fusco and Robert Four are proud to announce the 22nd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show. Featuring the work of 40 galleries from across the U.S. this year’s Boston International Fine Art Show will offer original works of art that satisfy a wide array of collectors, tastes and price ranges. The show takes place October 18-21, opening with a Gala Preview to benefit the groundbreaking Art for Justice Fund on Thursday, October 18 at the Cyclorama Boston Center for the Arts. www.FineArtBoston.com. The Gala Preview is an elegant evening where attendees have first choic...


Fusion Art's Into the Wild Art Competition is Now Accepting Entries www.fusionartps.com

"Into the Wild" International Art Competition Announced by Fusion Art

Released: August 21, 2018

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting entries for its 8th International Quarterly Art Competition – Into the Wild. For this art competition, 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best work depicting wildlife. The wildlife theme includes any undomesticated animal species including any wild mammal, wild fish, wild bird or wild reptile. All artists, over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational or abstract wildlife art and photography. The exhibition will be hosted on Fusion Art’s websi...


Gouache on board attributed to Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890), titled Bedroom at Arles, marked on verso with the collector’s stamp of van Gogh’s physician (est.  $100,000-$150,000).

Painting attributed to Vincent van Gogh, marked verso with the stamp of van Gogh's physician, will be auctioned Sept. 6th

Released: August 21, 2018

FRANKLIN, Mass. – Paintings attributed to the Dutch master Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), the Czechoslovakian Cubist-Fauvist Emil Filla (1882-1953) and Russian Expressionist Alexej von Jawlensky (1864-1941) are just a few of the artworks up for bid in a live and internet auction slated for Thursday, September 6th, by Woodshed Art Auctions, starting at 5:30 pm Eastern time.   The 237-lot Hidden Masterpieces Art Auction will be held live in Woodshed Art Auctions’ 500 Gallery, at 475 Franklin Village Drive in Franklin, with a preview exhibition that will begin on Wednesday, August 29th. Th...


Acrylic paint on heavy weight paper attributed to Andy Warhol (Am., 1928-1987), a stylized rendering of the iconic Mobilgas logo (est.  $30,000-$50,000)

Paintings attributed to Warhol, Monet, Kline will be part of Woodshed Art Auctions' August 9th auction

Released: August 02, 2018

FRANKLIN, Mass. – Paintings attributed to fine art superstars Andy Warhol, Claude Monet and Franz Kline are just a few of the tantalizing offerings in Woodshed Art Auctions’ upcoming Impressionist, Pop & Modern Art Auction planned for Thursday, August 9th, online and live in the 500 Gallery, at 475 Franklin Village Drive in Franklin, starting promptly at 5:30 pm Eastern.   The auction will feature rare and new-to-the-market paintings and drawings from private collections in Europe and the Americas, to include large canvasses signed Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler, Willem de Ko...


Scrimshaw whale's tooth by the Naval Monument Engraver sold for $396,00 at Eldred's Marine Sale.

Buyers Bite on Scrimshaw at Eldred's Marine Sale July 19-20

Released: July 26, 2018

East Dennis, Mass. –  Eldred’s, which already held the record for the most expensive piece of scrimshaw ever sold, nearly broke the record again when a whale tooth by the so-called Naval Monument Engraver sold for $396,000 at its Marine Sale, held July 19 and 20 at the firm’s headquarters in East Dennis, Mass. In a sale that saw strong results across the board, the Naval Monument Engraver example was one of four scrimshaw lots that broke the $100,000 mark and was just $60,000 off the world record price, held by an Edward Burdett tooth Eldred’s sold last July for $456,000.   “Wow,” said...


The frame which once held Rembrandt's The Storm on the Sea of Galilee at the Gardner Museum.

A Podcast Will Explore the Unsolved Mystery of the Gardner Museum Heist

Released: July 19, 2018

WBUR and The Boston Globe have joined forces to launch Last Seen, a weekly podcast on a still-shocking unsolved art crime. that will debut on September 17. (Listen to a Preview here.) Hosted by WBUR’s award-winning producers and reporters Kelly Horan and Jack Rodolico, and with exclusive contributions from Boston Globe’s Pulitzer prize-winning reporter Stephen Kurkjian, author of “Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World’s Greatest Art Heist,” Last Seen examines the most valuable and confounding art heist in history: the theft of 13 artworks, including Rembrandt’s on...


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...


Ancient Coins, Modern Paintings & Asian Art Abound July 19 at 888 Auctions

Released: July 10, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – With the temperatures hitting record highs all over the world, the prices continue to soar at 888 Auctions. With 401 fresh-to-market items opening up for bidding and available to the highest bidder, the upcoming auction, featuring Ancient Coins, Modern Paintings and Asian Art is sure to be a crowd-pleaser July 19, 2018.   Headlining the sale will be a series of ancient coins which can be found at the following lots:   Lot 174: Northern Song Dynasty (1101-1125 AD) Daguan Tongbao Hartill 16.418 (High Estimate: $120) Lot 186: Chinese Sui Dynasty (581-604 AD) Wuzh...


Lot 49: Charles Coatesworth Pinckney, Autograph Letter Signed, sending condolences after Washington’s death, Harper’s Ferry, 1799.  Sold June 21, 2018 for $16,250.  (Pre-sale estimate $7,000 to $10,000)

Duels, Deaths & Democracy in Collection Spanning U.S. History at Swann

Released: June 26, 2018

On June 21, the auction of Revolutionary & Presidential Americana from the Collection of William Wheeler III at Swann Galleries saw a 91% sell-through rate for important autographs, letters and documents from some of the biggest players in American history. Wheeler, a manufacturing consultant from a long line of New Englanders, devoted much of his adult life to acquiring illuminating pieces of Americana from the Revolutionary War and nearly every president. Wheeler harbored a special fascination with the life and deeds of Andrew Jackson, which led to a run of 34 significant letters a...


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...


Lot 55: Paul Revere, Autograph Document Signed, certifying the discharge of a captain from his regiment, 1779.  Estimate $12,000 to $18,000.

William Wheeler III Collection of Revolutionary & Presidential Americana at Auction June 21

Released: June 08, 2018

On Thursday, June 21, Swann Galleries will close their auction season of books and manuscripts with Revolutionary & Presidential Americana from the Collection of William Wheeler III­–some 230 works on paper including autographs of 36 presidents, manuscript material illuminating the American Revolution and a premium selection of Jacksoniana. The collection reveals a historian's perspective. Inspired as a child by the collections of the American Antiquarian Society, particularly their holdings of The Massachusetts Spy, Wheeler collected Revolutionary Americana with an eye towards answe...


Palm Beach Show Group Kicks Off Show Season this Summer with the 38th ANNUAL BALTIMORE ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW

Released: June 05, 2018

Palm Beach Show Group looks forward to another exciting show season ahead.   The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, now in its 38th year, is Maryland’s largest antiques event and one of the most important and anticipated shows of the summer for dealers and collectors. With countless international exhibitors drawn from the United States, Canada, France, Italy, England, China and Japan, the Baltimore Show attracts tens of thousands of patrons including knowledgeable collectors, museum curators, dealers, decorators and shoppers from all over the World. Show guests can discover ma...


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, ...


Oil on Masonite painting by the Indian-American artist Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002), titled Head in a Landscape, 35 inches by 47.5 inches ($235,000).

Large oil painting by Francis Newton Souza (Indian-American, 1924-2002) brings $235,000 at Weiss Auctions

Released: May 31, 2018

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A large oil on Masonite painting by the Indian-American artist Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002) climbed to $235,000, and three artworks by the Russian artist Mihail Chemiakin (b. 1943) – a painting and two sculptures – combined to bring $44,800 at an auction held May 17th by Weiss Auctions, online and in the firm’s Lynbrook gallery at 74 Merrick Road.   The Souza painting was by far the top lot of the auction. Titled Head in a Landscape, the work was impressive at 35 inches by 47 ½ inches. It was also completely fresh to the market, making the important estate find tha...


"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...


James Lynwood Palmer (British, 1868-1941) Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt Arriving At Brighton, Driving his Coach "Venture," 1909.

Property of Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman, Alfred G. Vanderbilt, and Norman and Lili Israel Highlight Doyle’s May 23 Auction

Released: May 16, 2018

On Wednesday, May 23 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of English and Continental Furniture and Decorative Arts, including Old Master Paintings and Drawings. The sale presents a broad selection of furniture and decorations, including Georgian silver, porcelain, mirrors, clocks, chandeliers, tapestries and rugs. Old Master paintings and drawings will offer landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance to the 19th century. A special section of the sale is devoted to property from the Estate of Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman. Wendy was born in...


Aria Luna's "Dragón del Mar" fundraising poster for March for the Ocean

Young artist Aria Luna Supports March for the Ocean and Raises Awareness about Ocean Conservation

Released: May 16, 2018

Young artist and muralist Aria Luna is lending her art to help raise funds for the March for the Ocean on June 9, 2018. Part of World Oceans Day weekend, thousands are expected to attend the March for the Ocean in Washington, DC, and marches and events across the country and in at least 23 countries. Aria Luna is donating all profits from the sales of greeting cards, posters, and a special Limited M4O Edition autographed poster of her “Dragón del Mar (Sea Dragon)” watercolor painting that’s part of her upcoming mural exhibit about the ocean’s creatures battling a plastic monster. Her...


Eugène Boudin (1824 – 1898) Dunkerque, Effet de Neige sur le Port

Rehs Galleries at the Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show

Released: May 01, 2018

Rehs Galleries, Inc. will be participating in the Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show, Friday, May 18th – Sunday, May 20th; with a special opening night party, Thursday, May 17th.  Rehs is a fourth-generation family-run gallery specializing in 19th and 20th Century European and American art.  They will be exhibiting exceptional works by Eugene Boudin, Federico del Campo, Montague Dawson, Daniel Ridgway Knight and Maurice de Vlaminck.   In 2012, the gallery established Rehs Contemporary, which focuses on up and coming as well as established contemporary artists.   On view will be w...


SAVE THE DATE • 38TH ANNUAL BALTIMORE ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW

Released: May 07, 2018

 SAVE THE DATE 38TH ANNUAL BALTIMORE ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2018  •  Labor Day Weekend Baltimore Show kicks off its 38th edition at the Baltimore Convention Center, Downtown at the Inner Harbor. More than 350 exhibitors from over 25 countries and 30,000 attendees anticipated.   ABOUT:  38th ANNUAL BALTIMORE ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW Already considered one of the largest international art, antique & jewelry shows in the United States, with 30,000 attendees last year, the Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show continues to expand i...


Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013), 02.01.64, 1964.  Est.  $200,000-400,000.  Lot 54

Doyle’s May 9 Auction of Impressionist, Modern, Post-War & Contemporary Art to Feature a 1964 Work by Zao Wou-Ki

Released: May 01, 2018

Doyle’s auction on Wednesday, May 9 will showcase a wide range of works by prominent European, American, Latin American and Asian artists of the late 19th century to the current day. The sale will be offered in two sessions with Impressionist and Modern Art beginning at 11am and Post-War and Contemporary Art at 2pm. Highlighting the sale is 02.01.64, an abstract work by Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) from 1964 (est. $200,000-400,000). Zao began his art training in China and immigrated to France at the age of twenty-seven. His formal Chinese painting techniques lent themselves well to the abstrac...


Lot 1118 - Zsolnay Leopard Vase $9,000-12,000

George Nakashima, Harry Bertoia, Paul Evans, Thomas Molesworth, Wendell Castle, Dale Chihuly, Therman Statom among highlights of Rago’s May 19-20 Auctions

Released: May 01, 2018

Lambertville, NJ - On Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its auctions of Early 20th Century and Modern Design. Early 20th C. Design: Saturday, May 19 at 10:00AM, 276 lots Featuring ceramics by Rookwood, Fulper, Grueby, Marblehead, John Bennett, early Van Briggle, Newcomb College, Teco, and North Dakota School of Mines. European pottery by Martin Brothers, Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat, Zsolnay, Moorcroft, and Clement Massier. Furniture by Gustav Stickley, Roycroft, L. & J.G. Stickley, Limbert, and Rose Valley. An important and rare table...


Ludolf Backhuysen, Ships in Distress off a Rocky Coast, 1667, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund

National Gallery of Art Exhibition of Golden Age Paintings Explores Connections Between Birth of Dutch Nationhood and Marine Genre

Released: April 12, 2018

Washington, DC—During the 17th century, the Dutch were a nation of merchants, engineers, sailors, and skaters. Water was central to their economic prosperity and naval prowess, essential as a means of transportation, and popular as a site for recreation year-round. In a special exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Water, Wind, and Waves: Marine Paintings from the Dutch Golden Age will explore the multifaceted relationship the Dutch had with water during their Golden Age. On view from July 1 through November 25, 2018, in the West Building, the exhibition features some 45 p...


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