Press Releases tagged with medieval & renaissance art

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Mockup, Bjørn Okholm Skaarup's Hippo Ballerina, 2016.

Bronze Hippo Ballerina makes her NYC Debut this Feb 7 - July 31

Released: January 3, 2017

Standing over 15 feet tall, weighing over 2 and a half tons, cast in bronze, and clad in a copper tutu, Hippo Ballerina, 2016, by Danish artist Bjørn Okholm Skaarup, will be making her Broadway debut from February 7 – July 31, 2017, at Dante Park at the intersection of 64th Street and Broadway. Following in the mighty footsteps of impressive animal sculptures including the raging bull, crouching cougar, and lounging lions that lord over the city’s most treasured landmarks, NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program has given Hippo Ballerina a pride of place right across from Lincoln Center for th...


Alexander S.  C.  Rower, Alexander Calder's grandson and president, Calder Foundation, will discuss Calder Tower with Harry Cooper, curator and head, department of modern art, 2:00 p.m., February 26, National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium.  Installation view of Alexander Calder: A Survey in East Building, Tower 2 galleries.  Copyright © 2016 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

National Gallery of Art 2017 Winter Lecture Program Highlights Distinguished Artists, Scholars, and Curators

Released: December 23, 2016

Washington, DC—The 2017 winter lecture series at the National Gallery of Art will showcase a fresh new program of talks by distinguished artists, scholars, curators, and musicians. Highlights include Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, who will discuss and sign copies of the book The Landmarks of New York. Alexander S. C. Rower, Alexander Calder's grandson and president of the Calder Foundation, and Harry Cooper, National Gallery of Art curator and head of the department of modern art, will discuss the East Building's new tower gallery devoted to works by Alexander Calder. Jason Moran, ...


Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976) Untitled (Standing Mobile, c.  1965) (Estimate: $150,000-250,000)

Bountiful and Beautiful: Skinner’s January Fine Art Auctions Feature Fresh-to-Market Works

Released: January 5, 2017

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. presents an outstanding two-session auction on Friday, January 27 in its Boston gallery.  Fine Prints & Photographs starts at 12PM, followed by  Fine Paintings & Sculpture at 4PM. Previews will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 12 to 5PM; Thursday, January 26, 12 to 8PM; and Friday, January 27, 9 to 10AM. Robin S. R. Starr, Vice President and Director of American & European Works of Art, notes that in addition to a broad selection of pre-20th-century material, the auction offers an especially robust quantity of modern and contemporary work in all ca...


Celerie Kemble

WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW ADDS DESIGNER STAR POWER WITH ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2017 HONORARY DESIGN CHAIRS

Released: January 3, 2017

The Winter Antiques Show has enlisted some of the brightest stars in the world of interior design to be the Show’s Honorary Design Chairs: Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson, Celerie Kemble, and Miles Redd. The celebrated group is supporting the upcoming Show, which will be held January 20-29, 2017 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, NY, with the Opening Night Party on January 19, 2017. “We challenge ourselves every year to try and make the Winter Antiques Show more fun and exciting than the year before—to take it from strength to strength. If we had a motto, it would be ‘Let us surpris...


An Important Tiffany & Co.  Sterling Silver Centerpiece, c.  1870 (Estimate $100,000-150,000)

Skinner Celebrates the New Year with Two-Day Auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Silver, and Ceramics

Released: December 27, 2016

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. presents an outstanding two-day auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts and Fine Silver & English Ceramics, taking place in Boston. Session I begins on Thursday, January 12 at 4PM with over 350 lots of fine ceramics and silver. Session II opens on Friday, January 13 at 10AM with 376 lots of fine furniture, porcelain, bronze and marble sculpture, glassware, and more.   Iconic names in design and workmanship including Tiffany, Louis Vuitton, Faberge, and Wedgwood are prominently represented. There is also a broad selection of unusual items from ...


LOT 2B Artist: Joseph Stella (1877-1946) Title: “Pittsburgh Types: In the bread line at Woods Run” Medium: charcoal on paper Size: 18 1/4” x 34 3/8” sheet size Date: 1905 Provenance: - East Coast Private Collection - Collection of Caesar P.  Kimmel Exhibitions: - Whitney Museum - “Joseph Stella” April 22-Oct 9, 1994 ESTIMATE: $10,000-12,000

Carlyle Galleries Presents: “Old Masters, Impressionist & Modern Art” Auction Online - Thursday, December 22, 2016

Released: December 13, 2016

Beverly Hills, California - December 13, 2016 - Carlyle Galleries International, Inc., (www.carlyle-auctions.com) the online fine art dealers and auctioneers, is hosting their next auction: “Old Masters, Impressionist & Modern Art” on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 10:00AM Pacific Time. Carlyle's latest online auction features nearly 200 lots of fresh-to-the-market paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. As always, Carlyle’s auction features an eclectic mix of fine art, including: European, American, Russian, Asian, Latin and Middle Eastern, 19th century, modernist, and Old Maste...


Leonardo da VINCI (Vinci 1452 – Cloux 1519 ) Recto: Study for a San Sebastian in a landscape

Retired Doctor Uncovers 'Lost' Leonardo da Vinci Drawing

Released: December 12, 2016

A retired French doctor was the unknowing owner of a lost work by Leonardo da Vinci. Last March, he brought the inherited piece into a Parisian auction house who consulted experts, coming to the conclusion that it was an exciting new discovery by the master himself. The work is valued at about $16 million and will be auctioned in June at Tajan. From Tajan: Tajan, the well-known French auction house, assisted by the Old Master drawings expert Patrick de Bayser, has the great honor to announce the extraordinary discovery, the first in over fifteen years, of an exceptional work by the Ita...


View of Djurgården, Stockholm, Sweden

New Viking Attraction in Stockholm Aims for Historical Accuracy

Released: November 30, 2016

In spring 2017, a new permanent global attraction with a Viking theme will open in Stockholm's Djurgården– a long-awaited tourist venture on the island that is already packed with wonderful attractions. The people behind the project include the founder of Junibacken, which is a museum devoted to Swedish children’s literature, and the well-known Professor of History, Dick Harrison. Abba Museum, the Wasa Museum, Gröna Lund, Junibacken – few places in Sweden can boast so many tourist-grabbing attractions within a stone’s throw of each other as Djurgården. And now the list will grow with Vik...


Robbia, Andrea della, Madonna and Child with Cherubim, c.  1485 glazed terracotta Andrew W.  Mellon Collection

First U.S. Exhibition of Della Robbia Sculptures Travels to National Gallery of Art, Washington

Released: November 18, 2016

Washington, DC—More than 500 years after their creation, Della Robbia terracotta sculptures endure as some of the most innovative and expressive examples of art from the Italian Renaissance. On view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, West Building from February 5 through June 4, 2017, Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence is the first major American exhibition dedicated to works by three generations of the Della Robbia family and their competitors. The exhibition travels to the Gallery, the only other venue, after premiering at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston ...


Illuminations could be cut from manuscripts and sold as individual works.  [Crucifixion Scene, extracted from illuminated manuscript, ca.  1300-1350, Italy; Gift of Rachel Weller and Allen S.  Weller 2003-4-4.  Courtesy of Krannert Art Museum.]

Krannert Art Museum show brings together medieval manuscript collections

Released: November 4, 2016

Medieval artisans created manuscripts adorned with intricate, colorful hand-drawn illustrations and embellished with gold leaf. Some of those images have since been cut from books, leaving the books missing parts of pages, and other manuscripts have been scraped clean of text. Examples of such manuscripts – both intact and altered – will be displayed at Krannert Art Museum in an exhibition titled “Making and Breaking Medieval Manuscripts.” It will show how books were used and valued in the Middle Ages and since. The exhibition opens Nov. 17 and goes through Feb. 11. It is the first exh...


Gio Ponti design for Singer, mid-century modern 4-drawer chest of drawers, 30 1/2" h x 47" w x 19" d

Mid Century Modern Steals the Show at Bunch Auctions November Hybrid Sale

Released: November 1, 2016

The first day of November wasn’t just about frolicking through fallen red leaves while double fisting pumpkin spice lattes. Bunch Auctions’ kicked off November with their fall Decorative & Fine Arts hybrid sale, a variety auction that contained both cataloged and biweekly portions.  641 cataloged lots were offered alongside 368 biweekly lots, totaling over $122,000 at the hammer.   Furniture sales were the stars of the show, with three of the top five lots coming from this category.   A mid-century modern dresser by Gio Ponti for M. Singer & Sons (Lot 9449) was the top-...


A massive Imperial Roman solid gold ring of angular wide shouldered style, a raised circular boss on the bezel.  Intact, 3d - 4th Centuries AD, eastern Mediterranean.

The Curator's Eye Presents an Ancient, Asian, and Ethnographic Jewelry Auction - Nov 30th

Released: November 1, 2016

The Curator's Eye (TCE) has announced their next virtual live auction which will be held on November 30th. This will be The Curator's Eye's third virtual auction, presenting an impressive catalog of jewelry, from Ancient, Asian, and Ethnographic history. This auction is a continuation of TCE's move into virtual art auctions, where they are creating a new model in a tradition-bound industry. In this new model, TCE provides dealers with the ability to reach a worldwide audience, previously only available through larger auction houses. Dealers have become the seller and are in direct contact ...


DETAIL from: Hieronymus Bosch, Netherlandish (ca.  1450–1516).  The Temptation of St.  Anthony, ca.  1510-1520.  Oil on panel (oak), 15 3/16 x 9 7/8 inches (38.6 x 25.1 cm).  The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri.  Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 35-22.

'The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch' Opens at Cinemas in Nov.

Released: October 20, 2016

Starting Nov. 3, delve into the vivid imagination of a true visionary with a screening of The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch at select cinemas. Who was Hieronymus Bosch? Why do his strange and fantastical paintings resonate with art lovers now more than ever? How does he bridge the medieval and Renaissance worlds? Where did his unconventional and timeless creations come from? Discover the answers to these questions and more with a remarkable new film from EXHIBITION ON SCREEN. The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch features the critically acclaimed exhibition ‘Jheronimus Bosch - Visi...


Tapestry with the Offering of the Heart; The gift of the heart, 1400-1410, wool and silk,

Walters Presents A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe

Released: October 20, 2016

The Walters Art Museum presents A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe, a major international loan exhibition that brings together more than 100 works including stained glass, precious metals, ivories, tapestries, paintings, prints, and illuminated manuscripts from 25 public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad, including the Walters’ extraordinary medieval collection. On view from October 16, 2016 through January 8, 2017, A Feast for the Senses explores how medieval works of art spoke to all the senses. Luminous stained glass windows, tapestries depicting ...


The Botticelli Room, Uffizi Gallery, renovated in 2016 with funds from Friends of Florence.  Courtesy Uffizi Gallery.

Uffizi Gallery's Botticelli Room Reopens After 16-Month Restoration

Released: October 18, 2016

Galleries housing beloved epic paintings, including The Birth of Venus and Primavera by Italian master Botticelli, upgraded and reinstalled After a significant series of upgrades and retrofitting made possible by a major grant by Friends of Florence, the Botticelli Room in the Uffizi Gallery, in Florence, Italy, reopened to the public on October 18, 2016. The $910,000 grant raised by the Washington-based organization enabled most of the 19 paintings by Sandro Botticelli, among the most widely recognized in the canon of Western art, to remain on display in Room 41 in the Gallery. Restorat...


Sandro Botticelli, Madonna del Libro (Madonna of the Book), Tempera on panel, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan, inv.  443

Sixteen Botticelli Masterworks in Major Exhibition Debuting at Virginia's Muscarelle Museum of Art This Winter

Released: October 14, 2016

One of only two of Botticelli’s paintings of an isolated Venus will be on view for the first time in the United States, together with other Botticelli mythologies and portraits in Botticelli and the Search for the Divine:  Florentine Painting Between the Medici and the Bonfires of the Vanities, a major international loan exhibition organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art in Williamsburg, Va., in partnership with Italy’s Associazione Culturale Metamorfosi. Sandro Botticelli (Florence 1445 –1510), was one of the most original and creative painters of the Italian Renaissance. Today his na...


Alfred Stevens, "Bibelot exotique," 19th century

A Fall Cornucopia of Art Treasures to Be Revealed During October Art Week, October 20 to 26

Released: October 14, 2016

When the inaugural edition of October Art Week opens on October 20, sixteen of the Upper East Side’s premier art galleries will be celebrating with special openings. Within an area from East 63rd Street to East 81st Street, art lovers will have the chance to stroll from gallery to gallery, casting their eyes on topnotch Old Master, American and Impressionist paintings, as well as rare sculpture and manuscripts and books. Here is a guide to some of the outstanding highlights that the 16 galleries -- all of which will be open during TEFAF and on Saturday and Sunday -- want art lovers to fo...


Lot 8A - William James Glackens, New York City street scene

RARE WILLIAM JAMES GLACKENS’ NEW YORK STREET SCENE AT GRAY’S

Released: October 14, 2016

Cleveland, Ohio – (October 13, 2016) – Following the success of their Modern, Contemporary & Conceptual art auction in September with a 90% sell rate, of which 20% sold over estimate, Gray’s Auctioneers announces its October 26 live and online auction. The most notable lot in the auction is Lot 8A a rare and exciting discovery of an oil on canvas by William James Glackens (1870-1938), one of the founders of the Ashcan School of American Art. This painting, depicting an evening street scene, embodies the quest to capture urban realism and the vitality of everyday life in New York Cit...


Euclid, Elementa geometriae, Venice, 1482.  Estimate $60,000 to $80,000.  At auction October 18.

Historical Mathematical Texts and Navigational Works at Swann Galleries’ Early Printed Books Auction

Released: September 21, 2016

On Tuesday, October 18, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books, featuring works of major theoretical and historical importance with a focus on mathematics and exploration. The top lot of the sale is a copy of Euclid’s Elementa geometriae, printed in Venice in 1482. This first edition of the foundational text of geometry and the first major mathematical work to appear in print is a Latin translation by Adelard of Bath from an Arabic version of the original Greek. The present volume, printed by Erhard Ratdolt, is notable for its innova...


TEFAF NAMES INVALUABLE MARQUEE SPONSOR OF TEFAF NEW YORK & TEFAF MAASTRICHT New Digital Initiative to Launch at TEFAF New York Fall, October 22-26 at the Park Avenue Armory

TEFAF NAMES INVALUABLE MARQUEE SPONSOR OF TEFAF NEW YORK & TEFAF MAASTRICHT New Digital Initiative to Launch at TEFAF New York Fall, October 22-26 at the Park Avenue Armory

Released: October 11, 2016

(New York) October 11, 2016 – TEFAF, the world’s preeminent fair of art and antiques, today announced that Invaluable, the leading online marketplace for fine art, antiques and collectibles, will be the marquee sponsor for both TEFAF New York and TEFAF Maastricht. The new association will officially launch at the inaugural edition of TEFAF New York Fall, a joint venture between TEFAF and Artvest Partners, and will continue for TEFAF Maastricht in The Netherlands from March 10-19, 2017 and TEFAF New York Spring from May 4-9, 2017. Invaluable’s experience is in helping galleries and dealer...


James Gill, 1966

“International Art: 1500 to Now” Online Fine Art Auction - Thursday, October 27, 2016

Released: October 13, 2016

Beverly Hills, California - October 13, 2016 - Carlyle Galleries International, Inc., (www.carlyle-auctions.com) the online fine art dealers and auctioneers, is proud to announce their next auction: “International Art: 1500 to Now”  Online Fine Art Auction - Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 10:00AM Pacific Time. Carlyle's latest online auction features nearly 200 lots of fresh-to-the-market paintings, sculpture, prints & multiples. As usual, the Carlyle’s auction will be featuring an eclectic mix of fine art, including: Asian, Latin and Middle Eastern art, to European and American 19t...


William Adolphe Bouguereau (French, 1825-1905) Estimated $300,000 - $500,000

French Masterpiece Highlights Fall Fine & Decorative Art Auction

Released: October 3, 2016

Cowan’s Auctions is excited to offer a long-lost portrait by a master of French Realism at its October 15th Fine & Decorative Art Auction. The auction will also feature a strong and varied selection of 500 lots of American and European paintings, bronzes, and works on paper as well as a broad spectrum of fine furniture, porcelain, silver, rugs, timepieces, and Asian art. Without a doubt, the highlight of the sale will be the Rayon de Soleil (Sunbeam) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905). Completed in 1899 at the height of the artist's career, Sunbeam is an exceptional example...


28” Meissen multi-part figural centerpiece depicting groupings of Neptune and Amphitrite, Sold for $43,000

Meissen, Mintons, & Modern Art Impress at Bunch Auctions

Released: September 30, 2016

Bunch Auctions’ fall Decorative & Fine Arts catalog auction took place on September 20th.  811 lots were offered, totaling over $680,000 with buyer’s premium. The Estate of Daniel Dietrich, II with Additions showcased 218 lots of primarily 20th century modern & contemporary art, as well as 132 lots of decorative arts from the Dietrich collection. Daniel Dietrich was a well-known philanthropist, art collector, and patron of the arts living on the Main Line of Philadelphia. He was on the board of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. Before his passin...


 GASPARE TRAVERSI (Napoli 1722 ca.  - Roma 1770) The Monk, the Novice, and the Maiden Oil on canvas 24 3/8 x 29 1/8 inches (62 x 74 cm.)

A Top-Notch Roster of Upper East Side Galleries Launch October Art Week in New York

Released: September 26, 2016

Fifteen of the city’s preeminent galleries—all clustered on the Upper East Side—are hosting simultaneous opening-night receptions to kick off the first edition of October Art Week, October 20 to 26. The gallery receptions, open to the public and comfortably walkable from one another, are being held to expand upon the buzz and excitement generated by the opening of TEFAF in New York City. Taking place at the Park Avenue Armory, TEFAF, the world's premier art fair, will bring together the treasures of nearly 100 dealers from around the globe, showcasing outstanding examples of fine art, ...


Gorham Sterling Silver Four-arm Epergne, Providence, c.  1890 (Lot 92, Estimate: $8,000-12,000)

Skinner Presents Two-Session Auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, October 6-7

Released: September 16, 2016

Featuring Special Collections of Wedgwood & English Ceramics BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. will present a two-part auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts & Fine Silver in its Boston Gallery on Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7. With over 850 lots on offer, the auction will feature Part II of The Paul Lauer Collection of Wedgwood and The Edward Knowles collection of English Pottery, as well as an expansive selection of fine silver and European fine and decorative arts of the 16th through early 20th centuries. Fine Silver The auction opens on Thursday, Octo...


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