Press Releases tagged with medieval & renaissance art

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Roger S.  Wieck


Released: June 23, 2015

The Morgan Library & Museum today announced the appointment of Roger S. Wieck to head one of the institution’s core curatorial areas, its internationally recognized Department of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. Wieck is a world authority on medieval Books of Hours, and previously served as associate curator and curator in the department, where he has worked since 1989. He replaces William M. Voelkle who has been appointed senior research curator.  The Morgan also announced that Joshua O’Driscoll will become assistant curator in the department. O’Driscoll holds a PhD in th...

Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (1819-1905), The Last Shot

Arthur Tait fires The Last Shot at Gray’s June 30

Released: June 18, 2015

The British born, naturalized American citizen Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait only painted twenty-two paintings in his Western series of which "The Last Shot" (Lot 14) is most certainly one of the most dramatic. This series was completed in his first ten years in America after his arrival in 1852. Tait's fascination with western life began when he was a young man, employed as a living mannequin for George Catlin’s Indian Gallery in Manchester, England to depict through costume, makeup and performance an “Indian of the West”. High action paintings captured the public's attention and were immort...

Carlo Crivelli, Saint George Slaying the Dragon, 1470, gold and tempera on panel, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to open first ever US exhibition of Renaissance painter Carlo Crivelli

Released: June 4, 2015

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston presents Ornament and Illusion: Carlo Crivelli of Venice, Oct. 22, 2015 through Jan. 25, 2016. The Gardner Museum will be the sole venue for the first ever monographic exhibition dedicated to Carlo Crivelli in the United States. Carlo Crivelli (c. 1435 – c. 1495) is one of the most important but historically neglected painters of the Italian Renaissance. Pushing the boundaries between painting and sculpture, his works are distinguished by their radically expressive compositions, luxuriant ornamental display, and bravura illusionism. The e...

Lot 59E: Large Roman Marble Relief - Satyr & Maenad

Artemis Gallery Ancient and Ethnographic Art Auction led by rarities from private collections

Released: June 10, 2015

BOULDER, CO.- Artemis Gallery will unlock the mysteries of ancient times on Thursday, June 11 with an approximately 225-lot auction of important classical antiquities, plus ancient and ethnographic art. The carefully curated selection includes museum-quality pieces from Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Near Eastern, Asian, Pre-Columbian and Native-American cultures. Additionally, there are several important Celtic and Viking relics and gold jewelry items, as well as fine paintings of Russian and Western European origin, including a 17th-century Spanish oil portrait by E. L. Garr...

M.  C.  Escher, Hand with Reflecting Sphere (Self-Portrait in Spherical Mirror), 1935, lithograph, 12 1/2 x 8 3/8 in., Collection of Rock J.  Walker, New York, © 2015 The M.  C.  Escher Company, The Netherlands.  All rights reserved.

Bill Gates Loans Rare Manuscript by Leonardo da Vinci to N.C. Museum of Art; Shown Concurrent to M. C. Escher Retrospective

Released: June 8, 2015

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) has announced two exhibitions opening in October 2015: Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester and the Creative Mind and The Worlds of M. C. Escher: Nature, Science, and Imagination. The Codex Leicester—the only manuscript by Leonardo da Vinci in North America—will travel to the NCMA as part of a national tour to three museums. The Worlds of M. C. Escher will feature approximately 125 drawings, woodcuts, wood engravings, lithographs, mezzotints, and watercolors from Escher’s entire career. “This is going to be an exciting fall at the Museum—an in...

Lot 552, Alexander Calder, Nuages, sold for $75,000

Winning Works from Calder, Chamberlain and Pene Du Bois Propel Rago's May Fine Art Auction to $1.9 Million

Released: May 11, 2015

Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center’s 19th-20th C. American and European Art and Post-War and Contemporary Art auctions on May 7 brought $1,963,313 million in sales.   HIGHLIGHTS/STATS Both Sessions Hammer:  $ 1,570,650 Hammer + bp:  $ 1,963,313 Number of Lots: 539 In-House: 44 Internet Bidders: 968 from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Lithuania, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Czech Republic, Russia, China, South Korea, Israel, Ja...

French or English mid-17th century.  Red heel boy’s shoe, buff suede with stacked leather ‘polony’ heel.  Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum.  Photograph credit: Image © 2015 Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada (Photograph: Ron Wood)


Released: April 14, 2015

Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels opens to the public May 8, 2015 Toronto, Ontario… On May 8, 2015, the Bata Shoe Museum is opening a special exhibition examining the history of men’s heeled footwear from the early 17th century to the present in celebration of the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Drawn from the Bata Shoe Museum’s singular collection—the most comprehensive of its kind in the world—Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels reveals the history, variety, functions, meanings, and significance of heeled footwear in men’s dress over the last four centuries....

Andy Warhol (American 1928-1987), Flowers, (Estimate: $20,000-$30,000)

Warhol at Weschler’s: Two ‘Flowers’ screenprints by Andy Warhol to be auctioned on May 8th

Released: April 25, 2015

[Washington, D.C.]—Spring has sprung at Weschler’s! On May 8th, Weschler’s will hold its Capital Collections auction featuring notable artists such as Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Tiffany Studios, Louis Majorelle, and Emile Gallé. Headlining the auction are two Andy Warhol color screenprints from his iconic series, Flowers; one in bright spring pastels of teal, pink, orange and yellow and the other in red, green, yellow and pink. Each is estimated to bring $20,000-$30,000 and is signed and numbered out of an edition of 250.   Other notable American fine art includes works by Edwa...

Lot 1168, Japanese Myochin School Iron Articulated Snake, sold for $118,750

Rago Holds a A $1.8 Million Auction, April 15-17, 2015

Released: April 21, 2015

RAGO HOLDS A $1.8 MILLION AUCTION, APRIL 15-17, 2015.   Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center's three-day auction April 15, 16, and 17 resulted in total sales of $1,806,126 for the auction house and its consignors.   ESTATES, FINE JEWELRY, UNRESERVED JEWELRY, COINS AND CURRENCY AUCTION RESULTS   Hammer: $1,449,030 Hammer + BP: $1,806,126 Number of Lots: 1507 Bidders in House: 130 Phone bidders: 171 Absentee bidders: 92   FINE JEWELRY AUCTION RESULTS   Hammer: $471,175 Hammer + BP: $588,969 Low Est...



Released: April 16, 2015

   CRN Auctions will be conducting its Annual Spring Auction on Sunday, April 26th at 11 a.m. at their Cambridge, MA gallery. This sale of diverse items from estates and private collections spans periods from an early 14th c. French Gothic sandstone carving of the Virgin and Child to a 20th c. conoid dining table and set of 8 ‘New’ chairs by George Nakashima. This documented dining suite comes from its original owners. Several additional mid-century lots will be sold including a LaVerne coffee table.    There are approximately 80 lots of American, European, Lati...

Head of a Young Woman (Study for the Angel in the "Virgin of the Rocks"), about 1483-85, Leonardo da Vinci

“Most Beautiful Drawing in the World” and Recently Discovered Self-Portrait Headline Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty at MFA Boston

Released: April 14, 2015

For the first time in Boston, the “most beautiful drawing in the world” and a recently discovered self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) will be displayed. Presented at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), from April 15—June 14, 2015, Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty features a number of highly admired drawings by Leonardo. The exhibition, organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art, explores the artist’s concept of ideal beauty through 30 drawings and manuscripts by Leonardo, Michelangelo and their followers. Because he left so few paintings, Leonardo’s drawings have be...

The Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers' Association Fair at Blenheim Palace

Released: April 2, 2015

The Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers' Association Fair returns to the elegant setting of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th April 2015. Now in its fourth year, the fair takes place in The Orangery overlooking the magnificent Formal Gardens of the Palace. The fair is made up of 29 exhibitors of which 5 are guest dealers invited by The Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers' Association (CADA) to exhibit alongside the 24 members of the Association. The 5 guest dealers, all members of the British Antique Dealers' Association, have been...

Salvador Dali (1904-Figueras-1989) Mae West Lips Sofa.  Tissue and wood, 224 x 75 x 85 cm.  From TEFAF exhibitor Patrick Derom Gallery.

From Dürer to Dali: Highlights of TEFAF 2015

Released: March 11, 2015

TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s leading art fair, is renowned for its commitment to excellence, expertise and elegance. This is reflected in the range and quality of rare works of art that are for sale at the fair, which is held in the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition & Conference Centre) from 13 – 22 March 2015. More than 270 of the world’s finest art, antiques and design dealers will bring their very best pieces to the 2015 edition of TEFAF Maastricht, attracting private collectors, museum curators, art market professionals and art lovers from many different countries. This year the fair...

This original painting by Daniel Ridgway Knight is expected to realize $150,000-$250,000 at Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers' April 23 auction.

Quality consignments now being accepted for Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers' April 23rd auction

Released: March 5, 2015

MILFORD, Conn. – Quality consignments are currently being accepted for a fine art auction slated for Thursday, April 23rd, at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers, in the firm’s gallery located at 354 Woodmont Road in Milford. Around 250 works of fine art, spanning many genres, will come up for bid. Offered will be works from the Hudson River School, American Impressionists, American Modernists, French Impressionists, Abstract artists, Old Masters and more. Already consigned are works by such noted, listed artists as Thomas Hill, Hans Hoffmann, Daniel Ridgway Knight, Samuel Paxson, Edward Jam...

 The Royal Collection Trust SILVER, BELLS AND NAUTILUS SHELLS: ROYAL CABINETS OF CURIOSITY AND ANTIQUARIAN COLLECTING – An English Wunderkammer Nautilus cup, Nikolaus Schmidt, c.1600


Released: February 3, 2015

Art Antiques London Announces 6th Annual Edition in Kensington Gardens, London,  12-18 June 2015  --  Face to Face: Dame Rosalind Savill in Conversation with The Duke of Wellington on the Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo Will Highlight Lecture Programme Anna and Brian Haughton, the London-based international art and antiques Fair organizers have announced plans for Art Antiques London, which will run from 12th-18th June 2015 in Kensington Gardens, London. It will be the 6th edition of this acclaimed Fair which takes place in a purpose-built pavilion in Kensington Gar...

Experts believe this pair to be Michelangelo's only surviving bronze sculptures.

Experts Claim Michelangelo Bronzes Discovered

Released: February 2, 2015

It was thought that no bronzes by Michelangelo had survived - now experts believe they have found not one, but two - with a tiny detail in a 500-year-old drawing providing vital evidence, claims a news release on the UK's Fitzwilliam Museum website. They are naked, beautiful, muscular and ride triumphantly on two ferocious panthers. And now the secret of who created these magnificent metre-high bronze male nudes could well be solved. A team of international experts led by the University of Cambridge and Fitzwilliam Museum has gathered compelling evidence that argues that these mast...

Sebastian Clarke Director, Estate Services Specialist, Fine Furniture & Decorative Arts

Rago's Sebastian Clarke Joins Membership Committee of the Appraisers Association of America

Released: January 29, 2015

RAGO’S SEBASTIAN CLARKE JOINS MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Of THE APPRAISERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA.   Lambertville, NJ:  Sebastian Clarke has been invited to join the newly created Membership Committee of the Appraisers Association of America. The Committee will address cultivation and retention programs for the Association's members.    The Appraisers Association of America, established in 1949, is the premier national association of personal property appraisers who focus on fine and decorative arts. With a membership of over 700 independent appraisers in 100 diff...

Lark Mason standing in front of his new iGavel headquarters in New Braunfels, Texas

After a Banner Year for iGavel in 2014, Founder Lark Mason Heads to Texas Hill Country

Released: January 27, 2015

With record-breaking 2014 sales totaling $19.5 million for iGavel, company founder Lark Mason is casting a wider net by expanding operations to the historic German-settled town of New Braunfels, right in the heart of the vibrant Texas Hill Country, between San Antonio and Austin. The nearly $20 million figure represents combined sales for six of the larger regional associates: Elders Fine Art & Antique Auctions, in Nokomis, Fla.; Everard & Company, Savannah, Ga.; Litchfield County Auctions & Appraisals, Litchfield, Conn.; Lark Mason Associates, New Braunfels and New Yor...

Vetting at TEFAF Maastricht in 2010

TEFAF Taps Patrick van Maris as New CEO

Released: January 13, 2015

Several months ago, Paul Hustinx informed the Executive Committee of TEFAF, that during 2015, he wished to step down as Managing Director of TEFAF, a position which he has held for 17 years. In view of this and to support its future ambitions, the Executive Committee of TEFAF, the world's leading fair for art, antiques and design, has appointed Patrick van Maris as its new Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 1 May 2015. Paul Hustinx discussed his desire to step down with the Chairman of the Executive Committee, Willem van Roijen, last summer. “I felt that ...

Pinckney Marcius-Simons American, 1865-1909, The Child Canova Modeling a Lion out of Butter, ca.  1885.  Oil on canvas.  Canvas: 23 3/4 x 29 inches

Chrysler Museum Acquires Five New Artworks Through Donor Event

Released: January 7, 2015

Five new accessions to include 19th-century genre painting, Renaissance sculpture, early photographs of Paris, contemporary glass, and large-scale painting by Kehinde Wiley. Members of the Chrysler’s Mowbray Arch Society have added not just one, but five new works to the Museum collection. This Museum membership group features more than 300 patrons dedicated to supporting the Chrysler while learning about its permanent collection and promoting its growth. Each December, Society Members gather to hear the Museum’s curators and director present works of art they seek to add to the Ch...

Silver Candlesticks Before and After Restoration by Trefler's

Make A New Year's Restoration With Trefler's

Released: January 1, 2015

This year, Trefler’s, the oldest comprehensive restoration company in the United States, is encouraging everyone to adopt a new kind of New Year’s resolution. Trefler’s “Make A New Year’s Restoration” initiative acknowledges that antiques, paintings, and sculpture that need the skillful touch and care of a restoration expert often wind up on the bottom of the “to-do” list. This initiative encourages everyone that has been intending to repair, restore, or repurpose their family treasures to make a resolution to get them restored.   Trefler’s was inspired to create the “Make A New...

Heinz Mack, Licht-Relief, 1958.

ZERO IN ASPEN Exhibition Focuses on Experimental German Artists' Group

Released: December 29, 2014

“The exclusiveness of a completely nonrepresentational, dynamic pictorial structure, light years apart from nature, will be redeemed in a pure emotion. It will unveil a new reality, whose secret beauty we now only suspect.”- Heinz Mack, “The New Dynamic Structure”, in: ZERO 1, Düsseldorf, 1958. RambleOnProjects in collaboration with Gallery 1949 presents the exhibition ZERO IN ASPEN, December 23, 2014 - January 30, 2015, which highlights works bythe experimental German artists’ group Zero (1957-66) and the larger pool of international artists that shared their concerns. ZERO I...

Cavalier Galleries- Harry Benson Andy & Bianca, The Factory, New York, 1977


Released: December 9, 2014

Renowned fine art, antique and jewelry exhibitors to showcase prominent collections in one of the most enviable resort destinations in the world   The Palm Beach Show Group, recognized as the nation's leading producer of premiere jewelry, art and antique shows, announces the annual return of the Naples Art, Antique and Jewelry Show to the Naples Exhibition Center located near Downtown Naples, Florida. The show will feature world-class collections from an esteemed list of internationally acclaimed exhibitors. Guests will have access to the world’s most beautiful and coveted treas...


Released: December 9, 2014

PALM BEACH JEWELRY, ART & ANTIQUE SHOW TO RETURN FOR ITS 12TH ANNUAL EDITION AT THE PALM BEACH COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER FEBRUARY 13-17, 2015   The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show rolls out the white carpet for guests in search of rare and beautiful treasures.   WHAT:              PALM BEACH JEWELRY, ART & ANTIQUE SHOW One of the most anticipated events of the season, the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show will celebrate its 12th Year as a hallmark to the community wh...

Newark Museum.  Pomegranate shaped vessel.  Egypt, 12th century BCE.  Core-formed glass.  3 ¾ in.  x 3 ¾ in.


Released: December 23, 2014

Did you know that the modern American museum was invented in Newark in 1909? The Newark Museum’s vast and diverse collections will be highlighted at the 61st annual Winter Antiques Show, which will take place at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City from January 23-February 1, 2015. From traditional to contemporary, from ancient to modern, the Museum’s collections showcase a broad range of works that explore the past, inspire the present and provide a glimpse into the future. Selected as the Winter Antiques Show’s annual loan exhibition, Ahead of the Curve: The Newark Museum, 1909-2015,...

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