Press Releases tagged with medieval & renaissance art

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Women Faces, 1970 by Harold Towne in a sitting room, by Dee Dee Eustace

With Soaring Prices for Blue-Chip Paintings, Interest Surges for Fine Prints

Released: October 28, 2014

When practically every other day another headline or tweet touts another heart-stopping price for art, art lovers who want to live with art—not just look at it on a museum wall—can get a little intimidated, if not downright disheartened. Who, after all, can afford a Francis Bacon for $142 million? Thanks to the International Fine Print Dealers Association’s Print Fair, which opens on November 6-9 at the Park Avenue Armory, there is a rewarding, welcoming and pragmatic gateway to collecting art through fine prints. “There is a tremendous variety in subject matter and price range, with ev...


Lot 120, Andrew Wyeth (American, 1917-2009), Hill Drifts, 1971, Watercolor on paper, $80,000-$120,000.

Original Works by Andrew Wyeth, Alexander Calder and Roy Lichtenstein Featured in Rago's November 15 Fine Art Auctions

Released: October 24, 2014

On Saturday, November 15, 2014, Rago will hold auctions of 19th/20th Century American and European Art and Post-War/Contemporary Art. The sale features rare finds and works of art held privately for decades, including Latin American art from the collection of Carla and George Stellweg. “Selective buyers of differing tastes should be exceptionally pleased to inspect these sales," says Meredith Hilferty, Director of Fine Art Auctions. "And I say this knowing how much good art will be available this week. For those in search of work from sought-after artists long held in established collec...


Bright Lights in the Dark Ages: The Thaw Collection of Early Medieval Ornaments by Noël Adams.  Photography by: John Bigelow Taylor, 2014, 408 pages

The Morgan's New Publication 'Bright Lights in the Dark Ages' Offers Fascinating Look at Art & Culture in Medieval Period

Released: October 4, 2014

The Early Medieval period, often referred to as the Dark Ages and beginning in Europe around the year 400, has been popularly portrayed as a time when the refined aesthetics of the classical world fell prey to hosts of migrating peoples on the fringes of the Roman Empire.   However, a major new volume on Early Medieval art, Bright Lights in the Dark Ages: The Thaw Collection of Early Medieval Ornaments, written by Noël Adams and featuring photography by John Bigelow Taylor, challenges accepted orthodoxy about the art and culture of the era.   The more than one hundred ...


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

Winter Antiques Show Celebrates its 61st Year as America's Preeminent Fine Art & Antiques Show

Released: September 29, 2014

The Winter Antiques Show celebrates its 61st year as America’s most distinguished antiques show, featuring exceptional objects exhibited by 73 specialists in American, English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts from antiquity through the 1960s, all vetted for authenticity. The Presenting Sponsor is Chubb Personal Insurance. The 2015 loan exhibition, Ahead of the Curve: The Newark Museum 1909-2015, will feature highlights from the Newark Museum’s impressive collection of Ancient, as well as American, Asian, African and Native American objects. All ne...


The Segovia Master (active in Castille, Spain, c.  1500), St.  Bonaventure with the Tree of Life, c.  1490, oil, gold leaf, and silver leaf on panel, Lent by Mr.  and Mrs.  Thomas Campbell, 28.2014.1

Rare Early Renaissance Spanish Painting on View at Dallas Musuem

Released: September 22, 2014

A rare example of early Renaissance Spanish painting, St. Bonaventure with the Tree of Life, has been restored in the Dallas Museum of Art’s Paintings Conservation Studio and is now on view in the museum’s European galleries. The picture is part of the museum’s conservation program to collaborate with private collectors on the study and care of their collections, and then present the works in the DMA galleries for public viewing. Saint Bonaventure (1221–1274) was a Franciscan friar and one of the most important Catholic philosophers of the late Middle Ages. In this painting, he is shown...


Myochin School Iron Articulated Snake, sold for $37,500

Rago Holds a $2.1 Million Auction Weekend, September 12-14, 2014

Released: September 18, 2014

RAGO HOLDS A $2.1 MILLION AUCTION WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 12-14, 2014.   Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center's three-day auction on September 12, 13 and 14 resulted in total sales of $2,114,919 for the auction house and its consignors.   “This auction was notable for the inauguration of online bidding on two new platforms - Bidsquare (www.bidsquare.com) and the Rago site. Both sites performed very well throughout the sales. We are particularly excited about the potential for Bidsquare. Results were strong for property pretty well across the board, as shown by th...


Elizabeth Catlett (American 1915-2012), Bust of Dr.  Martin Luther King, Jr.  (Estimate $50,000-$70,000)

Weschler’s Fall Auction to Feature Washington, D.C.-Based African American Artists

Released: August 29, 2014

Weschler’s Auctioneers September 19th Capital Collections Estate Auction begins its 2014-2015 season by featuring an important selection of 20th century African American works of art cultivated from prominent Washington, D.C. collections. Notable artists including Elizabeth Catlett, Lois Mailou Jones, Alma Woodsey Thomas, and Sam Gilliam make this a particularly important sale for the D.C. area. Two notable sculptures by artist and activist, Elizabeth Catlett, come to auction from the esteemed collection of her personal friend and Civil Rights pioneer, the Reverend Douglas Moore and his...


Sarah Churgin

Open House at Rago on September 9th Features Panel Presentation “The Stories Things Carry”

Released: August 27, 2014

Open House at Rago on September 9th Features Panel Presentation “The Stories Things Carry”  Lambertville, NJ:  Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Tuesday, September 9 at 6 p.m., featuring a panel presentation, “The Stories Things Carry”.  Featuring Rago specialists, the presentation takes place during the preview week for the Rago Estates and Unreserved auctions to be held on September 12, 13, and 14.   The staff at Rago sees scores of consignment inquiries daily. Infrequently but inevitably, each of us confronts objects that take hold of ou...


Lot 120, Art Deco "Moi et Toi" Diamond Platinum Ring, $1,500-2,000.

Rago to Auction 2400+ Lots of Estate and Unreserved Property on September 12, 13, 14

Released: August 20, 2014

Rago to Auction 2400+ Lots of Estate and Unreserved Property on September 12, 13, 14.   Jewelry, Silver, Fine Art, Furnishings, Modern Design, Coins, Asian, Miltaria, Books and Ephemera.   Lambertville, NJ: The Rago Arts and Auction Center will auction a huge variety of estate and unreserved property on September 12, 13 and 14.  The sale begins on Friday, September 12 with 550+ lots of unreserved jewelry, silver, decorative and fine art and furnishings, followed by the first section of Rago’s Great Estates auction featuring 160+ lots of silver, co...


Joseph Mallord William Turner Little Devil's Bridge over the Russ above Altdorft Swiss[lan]d, 1809 Etching and mezzotint Samuel Putnam Avery Collection The Miriam and Ira D.  Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs

New York Print Week To Feature a Full Round of Museum Shows, Gallery Exhibitions, and Satellite Fairs Throughout New York, November 3-9

Released: August 1, 2014

In its on-going effort to celebrate the fine art of printmaking, The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) announces that New York Print Week will take place November 3-9, 2014 with a round of special exhibitions at numerous museums and libraries, as well as cultural institutions, satellite fairs, and IFPDA-member galleries throughout metropolitan New York.   “New York Print Week extends the enthusiasm generated by the Print Fair to numerous venues throughout New York City where people can engage with artists, collectors, and curators to enrich their knowledge of ...


Very Fine Antique Chinese Carved Jade Boulder on Stand

Wooten and Wooten Auctioneers: Fine Items Sold to a Global Audience

Released: July 18, 2014

Wooten and Wooten Auctioneers presents Summer Estates and Collections, a diverse catalog sale that reinforces the company’s strengths and offers a variety of stand-out pieces from prestigious, nationwide estates. In keeping with the success of online auctions, for the first time bidders will be able to participate through four online platforms, Live Auctioneers, Invaluable, Auctionzip, and Asia’s EpaiLive, in addition to in-house, phone, and absentee bidding. With its high quality items and worldwide marketplace, Wooten and Wooten sits poised at the forefront of the auction world. The July...


Rago Auctions Announces Its Fall 2014 Auction Schedule

Released: July 9, 2014

RAGO AUCTIONS ANNOUNCES ITS FALL 2014 AUCTION SCHEDULE   Great Estates: Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13, 2014   Estate auctions bring a broad selection of exceptional, fresh-to-market American, English and Continental property from the Northeast’s fine homes, collectors and estates. Furniture; porcelains and glass; sculpture; mirrors; clocks; lighting; historic art; rugs; fine and monumental silver and plate; and coins and currency. Styles from the early Renaissance and Baroque to the Belle Époque, as well as the Chippendale, Federal, Victorian and Ren...


U.S. Antique Shows Reports Mid-Year Success for The Original Miami Beach Antique Show

Released: June 24, 2014

The world’s leading producer of indoor antique shows, U.S. Antique Shows, recently announced that 95 percent of all booths are sold for the upcoming 54th Annual Original Miami Beach Antique Show, including a completely sold out jewelry ballroom. Known as the world’s largest indoor antique show, this five-day event showcases nearly 1,000 recognized national and international dealers at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2015. Seven months prior to the event, U.S. Antique Shows has also reported a 90 percent renewal rate from previous exhibiting dealers and secured antique...


Leda Catunda, Knots, Projeto Night Club, 2014

The International Fine Print Dealers Association Announces Plans for 2014 IFPDA Print Fair

Released: June 16, 2014

The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) has announced that ninety of its members will exhibit at the 23rd edition of  IFPDA Print Fair, which opens to the public for a four-day run on  November 6 at New York’s historic Park Avenue Armory.  With a wide spectrum of material spanning five centuries, The IFPDA Print Fair remains the largest art fair dedicated to a single medium and draws a dedicated iternational audience of curators, collectors, scholars, artists, and art enthusiasts. “We are delighted to welcome our distingished roster of exhibitors to the I...


Lot 14.  Continental School, After Parmigianino 14.  Continental School, After Parmigianino

Two Prominent Trusts of Art & Antiques at Auction

Released: June 13, 2014

Aspire Auctions is proud to present our June 2014 auction catalog, comprising 682 lots of the finests antiques, object de vertu, bronzes, paintings and French furniture. The contents are from the prominent Fairmount Boulevard home of two gentlemen, one of who is a retired curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Online bidding starts June 13th starting at 10:00 am est. Lots close the following week over two days, June 19th and 20th. Please view the auciton catalogue at http://www.aspireauctions.com. 


Francis Picabia.  Est.  $60,000 - $80,000

Picabia, Duchamp, Barison and Beyond

Released: June 10, 2014

This sale, which has 400 lots of assorted estate fresh merchandise, is highlighted by some of the best European paintings offered this year by Clarke.  Among the many great French works is a wonderful and recently authenticated post-impressionist Parisian oil on canvas, Ponte Marie, by famed Dada artist, Francis Picabia. The painting, executed in 1904, was originally purchased by the local consignor's parents in London in 1957 and has remained in the family until now. Post-impressionist paintings by Picabia are rare and have increased in importance and value as recent market example...


LOT 2: Massive Mosasaurus Prognathodon Fossilized Skull

Egyptian Sarcophagus with passport leads Artemis Gallery's June 13 auction

Released: June 4, 2014

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. – On Friday, June 13th, Artemis Gallery LIVE will conduct a 350-lot auction of rare and outstanding ancient art, together with select classical and Pre-Columbian antiquities; and both prehistoric and historic Native-American art. A special section of the sale is devoted to the Dennis and Linda Brining collection of East African cultural art, which was appraised by The Smithsonian Institution’s expert Africanist Edward Cutler and deemed “of unparalleled quality.” Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. The Egyptian category – and the sale ov...


'Schweben'(Levitation) Based on an original design from 1938

Rare Kandinsky Jewellery to be offered by London Specialist Lucas Rarities at Art Antiques London, Kensington Gardens, 12th-18th June 2014

Released: June 3, 2014

A recently acquired collection of jewellery designed by influential Russian painter and art theorist, Wallisly Kandinsky (1866 –1944) will be offered for sale by the Mayfair, London jewellery dealer Lucas Rarities, at this year’s Art Antiques London.  The jewellery was manufactured in the 1960's under licence from Nina Kandinsky based on her husband's jewellery designs from the early 20th century.  This will be the first time since their creation that the 14 pieces will be offered for sale.  The jewellery was manufactured in Munich, in 1969 by Cornelia Roethel and Max Pol...


Lot 582, Paul Guiragossian (Lebanese, 1925-1993), Untitled, Sold for: $87,500.

Rago Arts and Auction Center’s Fine Art Auctions on May 17 Bring an Impressive $1,795,906

Released: May 20, 2014

Rago Arts and Auction Center’s Fine Art Auctions on May 17 Bring an Impressive $1,795,906.   Lambertville, NJ:  Rago Auctions Fine Art auctions on May 17 totaled $1,795,906 in sales. Top results included a Louise Nevelson sculpture and Paul Guiragossian painting, which each sold for $87,500. Other strong sales in the Post-War and Contemporary Art sale included work by Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Richard Pettibone and Willem de Kooning.  The 19th/20th C. American and European Art auction was led by work from Fern Isabel Kuns Coppedge, John F. Folinsbee, Joan Miro, Jean D...


Lot 72: Rare Hohokam Sacatan Vessel, Lizard Motif, ca.  900-1100 CE.

Ancient / Ethnographic Art abounds in Artemis Gallery Live’s May 21 auction

Released: May 13, 2014

Boulder County, CO –Time for Round 2!  Artemis Gallery Live’s Ancient/Ethnographic Spring Variety Sale Part II will take place on May 21, 2014, hot on the heels of its wildly successful April predecessor. The sale will offer a wide range of ancient and ethnographic art, with nearly every lot starting below $400.      “So many bidders took advantage of our last variety sale to really add to their collections,” says Teresa Dodge, co-owner of Artemis Gallery Live. “Part II will offer the same authentic ancient art at knockout prices.”      Th...


Lot 75.  School of Donatello, an important polychrome stucco relief of Madonna and Child, 36”tall.

A SINGLE-OWNER AUCTION - A PASSION FOR THE RENAISSANCE

Released: May 12, 2014

On Saturday, May 31st. CRN Auctions is pleased and honored to be selling, unreserved, with no additions, the contents of the estate of the late David Abbate of New York and New Jersey comprising two generations of discriminating collecting.    David Abbate’s passion for 15th, 16th and 17th  century fine arts and furnishings was inspired by his father, Peter Abbate, himself an avid collector of Italian artifacts.  Peter was born in America in 1910 shortly after his parents emigrated from Partinico, Italy. He was both an artist and a photographer. By trade he was a com...


Lot 75, Walter Emerson Baum (American, 1884-1956), Untitled, Oil on Masonite, Sold for $5,313, Fine Art, November 2013.

Locals Prosper at Rago Auctions' Free Walk-In Appraisal Days

Released: April 19, 2014

LOCALS PROSPER AT RAGO AUCTIONS' FREE WALK-IN APPRAISAL DAYS.   ITEMS VALUED AT $20,000+ DISCOVERED RECENTLY.   Lambertville, NJ:  Walk in to the Rago Arts and Auction Center with your treasures on most Mondays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a free, no obligation valuation from our specialists, many of whom you’ll recognize from appearances on Antiques Roadshow. Fine art, silver, jewelry, antiques, decorative art, memorabilia and furniture are all welcome with a six piece limit. If the piece is too large to bring in, the specialists can work from photographs.  ...


Roman Redware Lamp, ca.  400 CE.  Est.  $500-$750

Artemis Gallery LIVE’s Spring Variety Sale to feature Ancient and Ethnographic Art

Released: April 14, 2014

Boulder County, CO – Out with the old… to make room for the new!  Artemis Gallery LIVE is cleaning house this April with a fun specialty sale guaranteed to please collectors and dealers alike.   Ancient/Ethnographic Spring Variety Auction, slated for Wednesday, April 16, 2014, offers a wide array of guaranteed ancient and ethnographic art from all over the world, all at unreserved prices.   “This is a great opportunity to really bulk up your collection, and maybe to nab a few pieces you typically wouldn’t spring for at auction.  Almost every lot starts below ...


U.S. Antique Shows Reports Robust Sales for Spring Pier Antique Show

Released: April 3, 2014

U.S. Antique Shows, the world’s leading producer of indoor antique shows, recently concluded their first year hosting the March Pier Antique Show to increased sales and significant opening day attendance. The event was hosted at Pier 94, March 29-30, 2014. “We were thrilled to report that exhibitors’ experienced a dramatic uptick in sales, far greater than in recent years,” said Dan Darby, Emerald Expositions vice president and U.S. Antique Shows group show director.  “We also had more than 50 percent of dealers renew their booths for next year before the show was over, whi...


The Offering of the Book to Anne de Graville Berosus (fl.  300 B.C.), Chaldean History In French, illuminated manuscript on parchment France, Paris, 1505-6 One full-page miniature by Jean Pichore; genealogical tables in color

Les Enluminures’ Flowering of Medieval French Literature Exhibition and Colloquium

Released: April 1, 2014

“Au parler que m’aprist ma mere”: Flowering of Medieval French Literature New York Exhibition: April 2 to 26, 2014 Paris Exhibition: May 13 to 20, 2014 Paris INHA Colloquium: May 17, 2014 Presenting a “new” history of medieval French literature based largely upon the impact of historical and social phenomena, scientific advancements, and linguistic and cultural singularities, Les Enluminures’ comprehensive project (exhibition, catalogue, and colloquium) centers on a group of 15 manuscripts written in the French language between c. 1300 and c. 1550.  While the earliest ...


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