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Jon Seydl has been named as the ninth director of Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois

Curator and Art Historian Jon Seydl Joins Krannert Art Museum as Director

Released: December 11, 2017

Jon Seydl, an art historian specializing in Italian Renaissance art, has been named the new director of Krannert Art Museum. Jon Seydl is currently the senior director of collections and programs and curator of European art at Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts. His appointment at Krannert Art Museum will be effective in February, pending approval of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. “I've known about KAM's work for a long time, and I'm very proud to join such a great institution,” Seydl said. “KAM's commitment to research, its outstanding curators and nationally recogni...


Cosmè Tura, Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, 1470s miniature on vellum National Gallery of Art, Washington, Rosenwald Collection

Prints of La Verna Explore Franciscan Imagery at the National Gallery of Art, February 25 through July 8, 2018

Released: November 16, 2017

Washington, DC—One of the most innovative Italian books of the early baroque period, the Descrizione del Sacro Monte della Vernia, published in 1612, illustrates the experiences of Saint Francis and the buildings of the Franciscan community at La Verna. Drawing from the Gallery's rich holdings of works with Franciscan imagery, Heavenly Earth: Images of Saint Francis at La Verna contextualizes this publication alongside some 30 traditional representations from the late 15th through the mid-18th century. Heavenly Earth will be on view on the ground floor of the West Building from February 25...


Lot 304: Edward Hopper, The Lonely House, etching, 1923.  Sold November 2, 2017 for $317,000.  (Pre-sale estimate $150,000 to $200,000).

Swann Galleries Sets Record for a Print by Hopper at $317K

Released: November 3, 2017

A new auction record for any print by American master Edward Hopper was established at Swann Galleries’ auction of Old Master Through Modern Prints on Thursday, November 2. The extremely rare etching The Lonely House, 1923, sold for a record $317,000 to a buyer over the phone, above a high estimate of $200,000. The previous record for a print by the artist, set in 2012, was $80,000 lower. It was also the highest price for an etching ever sold by Swann Galleries. All three works by Hopper in the sale found buyers. Les Poilus, an extremely rare 1915-18 etching of French infantrymen, reache...


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...


Detail of Erythraean Sibyl, before and after restoration, change of colour

Web App Reveals Painstaking Restoration of Ghent Altarpiece

Released: October 30, 2017

The Getty Foundation and the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) announced today the launch of major enhancements to the website ‘Closer to Van Eyck,’ which provides breathtaking details of one of the most important works of art in the world, the Ghent Altarpiece. Enhancements include new images of the work under various stages of conservation treatment, a larger range of technical images, and the ability to see and compare multiple views of the painting at the same time. Located at St. Bavo’s cathedral in Ghent, Belgium, The Mystic Lamb of 1432 by Hubert and Jan v...


Lot 10: Albrecht Dürer, The Nemesis, engraving, circa 1501-02.  Estimate $80,000 to $120,000.

Seven $100k Lots in Swann Galleries' Star-Studded Print Sale

Released: October 5, 2017

An outstanding auction of Old Master Through Modern Prints at Swann Galleries on Thursday, November 2 offers seven lots with an estimate at or above $100,000, more than any from the house’s Prints & Drawings department in nearly ten years. Rare and museum-quality prints from the fifteenth- to twentieth centuries act as an overview of the evolution of Western printmaking, and chronicle the dramatic changes of the latter half of the millennium. A powerful section of works by American artists in the first half of the twentieth century is led by Edward Hopper’s scarce and haunting etchin...


Lot 163: Aegidius Romanus, Lo libre del regiment dels princeps, first edition in Catalan, Barcelona, 1480.  Sold October 17, 2017 for $50,000.  (Pre-sale estimate: $10,000 to $15,000).

Manuscripts & Bibles Exceed Estimates in Swann Galleries’ $500k Early Printed Books Auction

Released: October 20, 2017

Swann Auction Galleries’ auction of Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books on Tuesday, October 17 garnered eager interest from bibliophiles, exceeding the sale’s high estimate and earning more than half a million dollars. In a focused offering with just more than 300 lots, 92% of works found buyers, with particularly active bidding for Bibles, incunabula, and early manuscript material. The top lot of the sale was Lo libre del regiment dels princeps, Barcelona, 1480, a Catalan-language guide for princes by Aegidius Romanus, which sold for $50,000, above a high estimate of $...


Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475–1564).  Studies for the Three Labors of Hercules, ca.  1530.  Red chalk, 10 11/16 x 16 5/8 in.  (27.2 x 42.2 cm).  Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017, www.royalcollection.org.uk

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer

Released: October 23, 2017

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from November 13, 2017, through February 12, 2018, will present a stunning range and number of works by the artist: 128 of his drawings, 3 of his marble sculptures, his earliest painting, and his wood architectural model for a chapel vault. A substantial body of complementary works by his teachers, associates, pupils, and artists who were influenced by him or who worked in collaboration with him will also be displayed for comparison and context. A towering genius in the history of Western art, Michelan...


Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528), Germany, The Four Horsemen for The Apocalypse, circa 1497–98, woodcut (proof before text), Bequest of Herbert Greer French, 1943.212

Cincinnati Art Museum Dürer etching exhibition opens Nov. 17

Released: October 16, 2017

CINCINNATI—Explore a 500-year-old revolution in printmaking technology at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s free special exhibition Albrecht Dürer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance, on view November 17, 2017–February 11, 2018. The Cincinnati Art Museum is one of several local arts organizations who will commemorate 500 years since Martin Luther issued his 95 theses in 1517, which triggered enormous theological, political and cultural changes throughout Europe. The Age of Reformation and Renaissance follows the development of Dürer’s artistic brilliance from his apprenticeship through t...


Giclee print titled Train Tracks, pencil signed and numbered (75/295) by Bob Dylan, from the singer-songwriter's Drawn Blank Series ($5,312).

Bob Dylan giclee prints, signed and numbered by the singer-songwriter, perform well at Woodshed Art Auctions

Released: October 12, 2017

FRANKLIN, Mass. – It’s not often Bob Dylan shares center stage with anyone – certainly not 19th and early 20th century painters – but that’s exactly what happened on September 20th when a collection of 25 limited edition giclee prints signed and numbered by the singer-songwriter came up for bid alongside such fine art luminaries as Edvard Munch, Marc Chagall and Gustav Klimt.   It was a two-session online-only auction, conducted by Woodshed Art Auctions, based in Franklin. Session 1 featured the 25 signed Dylan prints, which all carried estimates of $2,000-$3,000 and ended up selling f...


Panel showing Christ enthroned © Private collection UK

First Exhibition to Explore the Art of Five Major World Religions Includes One of the Earliest Depictions of Christ

Released: October 5, 2017

The Ashmolean, Oxford, will stage the first major exhibition to explore the visual cultures of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism as these five religions spread across Asia and Europe in the first millennium. Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions (19 October 2017–18 February 2018), curated by Jaś Elsner and Stefanie Lenk, presents the culmination of new research into the art history of religions undertaken by the Empires of Faith project based at the British Museum and the University of Oxford. The project explores the different visual cultures of ...


George II Silver Cake Basket, Paul de Lamerie, London, 1742.  Property from a Prominent Philadelphia Family.  Est.  $150,000-250,000.

English and Continental Furniture, Silver and Old Masters Highlight Doyle's October 25 Auction

Released: October 5, 2017

Doyle will hold an auction of English and Continental Furniture and Decorative Arts, Including Old Master Paintings and Drawings on Wednesday, October 25 at 10am. The sale will present a broad selection of furniture and decorative arts, including Georgian silver, porcelain, mirrors, clocks, chandeliers, tapestries and rugs. Old Master paintings and drawings offer landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance to the 19th century. Featured in the sale is property from the Estate of Anne Marie Aberbach. This exceptional collection compris...


Matthais Stomer (Ca.  1600 – after 1652?) "The Martyrdom of St.  Bartholomew" Oil on canvas 44 x 62 inches (111.8 x 157.5 cm)

Upper East Side's Premier Fine and Decorative Arts Galleries Celebrate October Art Week

Released: October 2, 2017

Thanks to last year’s enthusiastic response from both dealers and the public alike, the second edition of October Art Week will once again take place alongside TEFAF New York and Christie’s Classic Art Week of auctions and selling exhibitions. Nineteen of the world’s preeminent fine and decorative art dealers will open their doors to the public on October 26 through November 2 for this celebratory occasion. The gallery receptions—open to the public and within walking distance from each other—add to the excitement generated by TEFAF New York. Holding forth at the Park Avenue Armory, this ...


Lot 260: Galileo Galilei, Galilæus .  .  .  His Systeme of the World, in Thomas Salusbury's Mathematical Collections and Translations, first edition, London, 1661.  Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.

Early Printed Books Auction Features Feast of Culinary Tomes at Swann Galleries

Released: September 21, 2017

Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books come to Swann Galleries on Tuesday, October 17. The wide-ranging auction of some 300 lots covers a plethora of topics and periods.             Setting the sale apart is a prodigious selection of early books relating to food and wine, with highlights including L’Humore Dialogo, Milan, 1564, a treatise by Bartolomeo Taegio on viticulture, valued at $4,000 to $6,000, as well as the first edition of Domenico Romoli’s La Singolare Dottrina…dell’Ufficio dello Scalco, Venice, 1560, a guidebook for hoteliers and chefs with a year’s worth of m...


La Place Antiques French flower maket cart

Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair 13-15 October 2017

Released: September 26, 2017

The Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair returns to the luxury laden Haynes International Motor Museum from 13-15 October, 2017, following a smash hit debut in October 2016 when buyers flooded in from across the country and the rest of the world! Organisers Cooper Events will welcome some brilliant new names on board, Kore Purchase, Tetbury, Bombe Interiors and Elham Antiques from Kent, Molly & Maud’s Place and Chris Holmes Decorative Antiques both Yorkshire, John Read Smith, Wales, The Archives from The Netherlands will join Bruton this year with their Folk Art, Country House furniture ...


Keynote Presentation and Book Signing "The Design Vision of Joe Nahem" with Joe Nahem of Fox-Nahem, NY

“Living with Art” Program Series Enlivens the 21st Anniversary Boston International Fine Art Show

Released: September 21, 2017

The 21st Annual Boston International Fine Art Show takes place October 19 – 22. The show opens on October 19 with a Gala Preview presented by two Gold Sponsors: Yvel and Cutting Edge Homes. Founded in 1986 in Jerusalem, Yvel is a luxury jewelry brand and will showcase their award winning pearls and precious gemstone collections, meticulously crafted by designers and artisans using nature as an inspiration. Cutting Edge Homes Architects + Builders is an award-winning boutique firm serving the Boston area, with a fully integrated architecture and construction approach, and an obligation to c...


Friends of Florence restores six Renaissance masterpieces featured in major exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi

Released: September 21, 2017

SIX RENAISSANCE MASTERPIECES RESTORED THANKS TO FRIENDS OF FLORENCE FEATURED IN MAJOR EXHIBITION AT PALAZZO STROZZI, FLORENCE The Cinquecento in Florence from Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna September 21, 2017–January 21, 2018 Washington, DC…Friends of Florence announced today that six seminal artworks from the Italian Renaissance—meticulously restored with their support—will be featured in a major exhibition at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy: The Cinquecento in Florence from Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna, on view September 21, 2017–January 21, 2018. Co...


English three quarter suit of armor, c.1630

EN GARDE! Get Your Armor On!

Released: September 15, 2017

A knight in shining armor introduces the next auction, on October 4th, at Gray’s Auctioneers. Several lots of armor from a private collector display an armory from centuries past and from many different cultures. Not to be outshone, a huge collection of American decorative, stretch and pressed glass makes their mark in the auction, lots 111 to 299. Features notable manufacturers like Fenton, Imperial and Cambridge.   Perched on an antique oak pedestal base, lot 1, is a three quarter suit of English armor, circa 1630. The helmet is comprised of a four part bowl with hinged, pierced vents ...


CASVA members tour the Gallery's objects conservation lab with Shelley Sturman, head of objects conservation, National Gallery of Art, October 2016

National Gallery of Art's Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) Announces 2017–2018 Academic Year Appointments

Released: August 20, 2017

Washington, DC—The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), a world-renowned research institution that brings distinguished scholars from around the world to the National Gallery of Art, has announced its 2017–2018 academic year appointments. They include Diane Favro of the University of California, Los Angeles (emerita) as a Samuel H. Kress Professor; David Bomford of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as an Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor; and Hal Foster of Princeton University as the 67th A. W. Mellon Lecturer in the Fine Arts. Estelle Lingo of the University of Washingto...


Musical Group, 1520s.  Callisto Piazza (Calisto de la Piaza da Lodi), Italian (active Lodi and Brescia), c.  1500 1561/62.  Oil on panel, 35 5/8 x 35 3/4 inches.  Philadelphia Museum of Art, John G.  Johnson Collection, 1917.

Philadelphia Museum to Present Centenary Exhibition Dedicated to Renowned Collection of European Old Master Art

Released: August 29, 2017

Art gives us real delight only when the eye derives pleasure from what is really worthy. (John G. Johnson, from his art and travel memoir, Sight-Seeing in Berlin and Holland among Pictures, 1892.) This fall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection, a major exhibition focusing on one of the finest collections of European art ever to have been formed in the United States by a private collector. The exhibition marks the centenary of the remarkable bequest of John Graver Johnson—a distinguished corporate lawyer of his day and one of i...


Krannert Art Museum recently expanded its website, providing access to its art collection online.

Krannert Art Museum Expands Website, Provides Online Access to Art Collection

Released: August 4, 2017

CONTACT: Julia Nucci Kelly Krannert Art Museum University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 217-244-0320 jkell@illinois.edu   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Krannert Art Museum Launches Expanded Website Provides Online Access to Artwork Collection     Champaign, Ill., August 2, 2017—Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois (KAM) has recently launched an expanded, redesigned website, kam.illinois.edu, that opens online access to the museum’s panoramic collection of art to students, researchers, and online visitors.   The redesigned website will enable visitors ...


Da Vinci—The Genius exhibition, courtesy: Grande Exhibitions

Da Vinci—The Genius Exhibition in New Mexico This Winter

Released: July 15, 2017

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) hosts a special exhibition, Da Vinci—The Genius February 10 through July 29, 2018. Da Vinci—The Genius was created by Grande Exhibitions with the assistance of Museo Leonardo da Vinci – Rome, and many experts in Italy and France to provide a truly authentic experience. “The Museum has not hosted an exhibition of this scope since the blockbuster Titanic exhibition," said Margie Marino, the Museum’s executive director. “This is a world-class exhibition that we anticipate will draw visitors from all over the United States.” Leo...


Nanne Dekking, New Chairman of TEFAF

NANNE DEKKING TO SUCCEED WILLEM VAN ROIJEN AS CHAIRMAN OF TEFAF

Released: July 11, 2017

Nanne Dekking has been appointed the new Chairman of The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF), succeeding Willem van Roijen, effective immediately. Nanne Dekking is an eloquent advocate for change in the international art market and will provide strong and effective leadership for TEFAF and its future ambitions as the organisation continues to develop. The appointment of Mr Dekking as Chairman comes swiftly after new appointments were made to the TEFAF Board of Trustees and the TEFAF New York Advisory Board, announced in April 2017. For Willem van Roijen, finding a ‘skillful, intellig...


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TEFAF ART MARKET REPORT: ONLINE FOCUS PROVIDES BACKDROP FOR DIGITAL INITIATIVE

Released: June 30, 2017

TEFAF has launched a supplemental Art Market Report entitled "Online Focus" -- a trend report which looks at the extent to which the art world is embracing digital opportunities and the impact new technology is having on the art market. The Report was written by Professor Rachel Pownall, who authored the 2017 TEFAF Art Market Report released earlier this year.  Well-established international auction houses are leading the field in e-commerce and online engagement, leveraging their brands to advantage in the online space. Auction houses are using e-commerce, either through developing th...


Pair of Wedgwood Encaustic Decorated Black Basalt Calyx Krater Urns, England, early 19th century (Lot 102, Estimate $3,000-5,000)

Skinner European Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction Features Special Collection of Wedgwood and Early English Potteries, July 13 & 14

Released: June 30, 2017

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. will present an auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts in its Boston Gallery on Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14. With over 1000 lots on offer, the auction will feature an expansive selection of fine ceramics and silver as well as European furniture and decorative arts of the 16th through early 20th centuries. Session I: Victor & Muriel Polikoff Collection The auction opens on Thursday, July 13 at 4PM with almost 300 lots from the Victor & Muriel Polikoff collection. The Polikoffs began collecting over 50 years ago and amassed an ext...


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