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David Hockney Featured in Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Art Auction November 9

David Hockney Featured in Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Art Auction November 9

Released: November 6, 2017

Richmond Hill, ON – A David Hockney oil on canvas and a slew of modern paintings feature heavily in 888 Auctions’ Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Furniture auction on November 9, 2017. Furthermore, with the drop in temperature and the mad dash towards the holiday season, 888 Auctions is proud to feature a quality offering of jewelry and Asian art for the discerning collector.   54 Modern paintings, lead the way in the November 9 sale. Highlighting the list of paintings is Lot 84, a David Hockney (b. 1937) oil on canvas painting featuring quite possibly the most famous of his subjects: ...

Syd Solomon.  Islandscape, 1980.  Acrylic and aerosol enamel on canvas.  82 x 76 inches.


Released: October 5, 2017

Berry Campbell Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by SYD SOLOMON (1917-2004) to celebrate the centenary of his birth. Syd Solomon: Time and Tide will open on October 12 and run through November 11, 2017. This centenary exhibition precedes the artist’s traveling museum retrospective to open at Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York, in October 2018. The retrospective, which will also travel to the John and Mable Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida, is accompanied by a 96-page exhibition catalogue with essays by Dr. Gail Levin, Michael Auping, Mike Solomon, and Ge...

Artist: Karl Gerstner (Swiss, 1930-2017) Title: untitled Medium: Nitrolack on phenolic resin plates Size: 64” x 64” inches Date: 1969 Provenance: Estate of George Barrie (1912-2002)

Modernist Masterpiece From Estate of “The Most Interesting Man in The World” Comes to Auction

Released: September 20, 2017

Beverly Hills, California - September 19, 2017 - Carlyle Galleries International, Inc., ( the premier fine art auctioneers, will be offering a modern masterpiece by critically-acclaimed Swiss modernist Karl Gerstner (1930-2017), at auction on October 4, 2017. This monumental sized masterpiece, created in 1969, at the pinnacle of the artist’s career, showcases Gerstner’s mastery of color, form and materials, and measures a monumental 62” x 62” inches in size. Titled “Color Relief No. 12”, the artwork is a composition of Nitrolack on phenolic resin plates, mounted ...

Waldemar Cordeiro, "Untitled," 1951.  Tempera on cardboard on wood.  10.62 x 8.26 in, 27 x 21 cm.

Luciana Brito Galeria Launches Luciana Brito-NY Project with "Ruptura: Historic Exhibition of São Paulo Concrete Art"

Released: September 5, 2017

Luciana Brito Galeria will launch Luciana Brito-NY Project at 186 Franklin Street with Ruptura (Rupture), an in-depth exhibition of work by the São Paulo-based Grupo Ruptura. The exhibition will include more than 50 drawings, paintings, sculptures, objects, and photographs as well as furniture and architectural and landscaping designs. Grupo Ruptura founded the Brazilian concrete art movement, which espoused the creation of universally apprehensible compositions through the use of color and geometry in sync with a modernizing society. The exhibition will be on view from September 6 - Novem...

Kathleen Williams, newly appointed chief archivist, National Gallery of Art, Washington.  Photo by Earl McDonald, National Archives and Records Administration

National Gallery of Art, Washington, Announces New Staff Appointments

Released: August 11, 2017

Washington, DC—Today the National Gallery of Art, Washington, announced four new senior staff appointments in the Treasurer's Office, Library, the Publishing Office, and Gallery Archives, as well as promotions for curatorial staff. Christine Zapotoczky Kelleher will join the Gallery as chief of investments on September 5, and will guide the Gallery's endowment portfolio alongside its finance committee and Gallery Executive Officer and Treasurer William W. McClure. Kelleher is an experienced institutional portfolio manager who brings a global perspective to asset allocation and risk manag...

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Ceramic Cavalier and Horse Pitcher (Lot 253, Estimate $4,000-6,000)

Functional, Fashionable, and Fun: Skinner’s 20th Century Design Auctions Offer a Rich Spectrum of Furniture, Art, and Ceramics

Released: August 11, 2017

MARLBOROUGH, MA – Skinner presents two auctions that span modern design from its beginnings in art nouveau to pieces by artists and artisans still active today. Jane Prentiss, Department Director, observes that both auctions celebrate the innovative use of materials and the adventurous concepts that characterize 20th century design. Wood and ceramic, fiber and laminate, metal and glass were re-imagined and used in new ways to meet the needs and tastes of a forward-looking, dynamic culture. 20th Century Design | Live Auction | August 24 The 20th Century Design live auction will take p...

Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917) Grande Main Crispée Gauche (Large Clenched Left Hand) (Lot 301, Estimate: $120,000-180,000)

Form, Line, Color, & Value: Qualities Abound in American & European Works of Art Auction at Skinner, May 19

Released: May 5, 2017

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. will present an impressive selection of American & European Works of Art at auction on Friday, May 19. The day will be divided into two parts: Fine Prints & Photographs at 12PM and Fine Paintings & Sculpture at 4PM. The auction offers an extensive variety of paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs, and works on paper ranging from Old Master prints through Modern and Contemporary offerings. Prints The variety of prints is impressive, with multiple examples by such notable figures in 20th century art as Childe Hassam, Pablo Picasso, Alex Katz, Tho...

Lois Mailou Jones (American 1905-1998), "Monte Carlo", Estimate: $8,000-$12,000

Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence and Lois Mailou Jones Featured in Weschler’s February 26th African American Art Auction

Released: February 9, 2016

Weschler’s Auctioneers is pleased to offer a compelling selection of African American Art featuring the Collection of Reverend Douglas E. Moore and Dr. Doris Hughes-Moore on February 26th, 2016. This specialized sale focuses on the works of modern and contemporary African American artists including one of the largest private collections of prints by Elizabeth Catlett.   The Moores’ comprehensive collection of prints by Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence and John Biggers is an all-encompassing visual representation of the changing landscape of black life in America from t...

Knox Martin, "Woman with Red Shoes," oil and gold leaf on linen, 85 x 65, 2010

Lawrence Fine Art to Present "Master Class" with Knox Martin

Released: January 25, 2016

Lawrence Fine Art will present a "master class" with esteemed American artist Knox Martin at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Wednesday, February 3. The event will be open to clients of the gallery only. "Very often, the biggest barrier for the would-be collector is that he or she lacks context or the knowledge to feel confident of his or her judgement.  This 'class', really a discussion, aims to help with that," explained Gallery Director Howard Shapiro. Martin will choose two works as he explains how to view a painting, what makes great art and how certain works and artists have inf...

Kenojuak Ashevak CC RCA (1927-2013), Cape Dorset, Rabbit Eating Seaweed, 1959 #8, stencil, 19/30, 9 x 24 in.

Walker's First New York Preview of Inuit and First Nations Art Auction

Released: October 20, 2015

Walker’s Fine Art & Estate Auctions Inuit and First Nations Nov 18 Live Art Auction Ottawa, Canada Public Auction Previews: New York – Thurs October 29 & Fri October 30 (10 to 6 PM) Opening Reception: Thursday, October 29 (6 to 8 PM) Alaska on Madison, 1065 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, between 80 and 81 Streets Montreal – Sat November 7 (2 to 7 PM) & Sun November 8 (10 AM to 2 PM) Meridien Versailles Hotel, 1808 Sherbrooke Street West Toronto – Sat November 14 (12 NOON to 8 PM) & Sun November 15 (10 AM to 1 PM) One King West Hotel, corner of King and Y...

Richard Stout, A Day at Rollover Bay, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 30x60 inches

William Reaves Fine Art announces Return to the Sea: Recent Works by Richard Stout, on view October 30– November 28, 2015.

Released: October 12, 2015

In his eightieth year, Richard Stout continues to produce inspired abstract paintings, rich with affect and beautifully interpreting his native Texas coast.  His most recent output is on display in a stunning new exhibition entitled Return to the Sea, and the results, as we have come to expect from this gifted artist, are nothing short of incredible. As these works reflect, Stout is inextricably bound to the Texas coast.  Perhaps no other Southern painter has made the Gulf so central to their life’s work.  Certainly no other Texas painter has so beautifully captured...

“Gallery 25N’s "Semi-Annual Open II" Group Exhibit”

Released: September 10, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “G25N’s Semi-Annual Open II Group Exhibit” G25N’s The Second Semi-Annual Group Exhibit opens in Gallery A with work from ten contemporary, international artists on September 10, 2015. New York Exhibit – “Semi-Annual Open II Group Exhibit”, 09/10/15: G25N Gallery A is proud to present a group exhibition of recent work by ten international, contemporary artists. The artists featured in this show are: Claude Chassagne- USA Dana Yamini - Sweden Daria Ratliff - USA Dennis Marinov - USA Dolores Kiriacon - USA Hanj...

Mike Solomon (b.1956), Rose Magnetism (Diptych), 2015, watercolor on paper infused with resin, 24 x 48 inches.

Berry Campbell Now Represents Mike Solomon

Released: August 7, 2015

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, August 7, 2015 – Berry Campbell is pleased to announce its representation of Mike Solomon (b. 1956). Solomon has exhibited widely throughout the United States at museums, galleries, and art fairs and is currently included in the important exhibition, “Defining Abstraction” curated by Mark Ormond at the Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida.  Commenting on a 2012 solo exhibition at Salomon Contemporary, New York, Helen Harrison stated, "His art embodies fundamental qualities that he perceives in nature, for which he creates aesthetic analogies. Witho...

Gesticulante, 1976, Oil on canvas, 58.9 x 47.2 inches (150 x 120 cm)

"Oswaldo Vigas 1943–2013" Traveling Exhibition Opens in Bogotá

Released: July 13, 2015

“Oswaldo Vigas 1943-2013,” a three-year, traveling exhibition of seventy paintings and five sculptures by the late Venezuelan artist will be on view at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá ( July 16-August 23, 2015. Curated by Bélgica Rodríguez and organized by the Oswaldo Vigas Foundation, the work in the exhibition spans seven decades of the artist’s life. “Oswaldo Vigas 1943-2013” launched at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Lima (MAC Lima). The exhibition then went to the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Chile (MNBA) in Santiago. Following Bogotá, the exhibition wil...

"Ceremonial Dancers" (1948) - One of five works in the exhibition from the artist's Atomic Series.

Caldwell Gallery Hudson solo show of Julio de Diego (1900-1979)

Released: June 18, 2015

Caldwell Gallery Hudson is pleased to present an exhibit of 15 works by Julio de Diego (1900-1979). Born in Spain, de Diego came to America in 1924, settling in Chicago. The artist began exhibiting regularly at the Art Institute of Chicago, culminating in a one-man show in 1935. He continued to travel and exhibit extensively throughout the 30's and 40's, with much of his interest and art created in response to war, strife, and the human condition. In Homage to the Spanish Republic (1938) de Diego makes a poignant statement about the cost of the Spanish Civil War. Blue Pri...

Agnes Martin (Canadian/American, 1912-2004) Blue Flower, 1962 (Lot 397, Estimate $1,500,000-$2,000,000)

Skinner Spotlights Iconic Artists during American & European Works of Art Auction

Released: May 13, 2015

On May 29th, Skinner, Inc. will host an outstanding auction of American & European Works of Art, beginning with a superb range of prints and photographs at 12 P.M., followed by a strong grouping of fine paintings, sculpture, and drawings at 4 P.M. An accompanying online auction of Fine Art, covering sculpture, prints, paintings, and photographs, will take place from May 26 through June 1. “This auction features a robust assortment of American works, with several fresh to market items that are sure to excite buyers,” said Robin Starr, Director of American & European Works of Art ...

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...

Syd Solomon, Cloudcall, 1975 Acrylic and aerosol enamel on canvas, 48 x 60 in.  (121.9 x 152.4 cm)


Released: April 23, 2015

Berry Campbell Gallery is pleased to announce Syd Solomon Swingscape | Paintings from the 1970s featuring a curated selection of thirteen paintings highlighting this important period in the artist’s career. Solomon is renowned for his unique use of color, innovative application of paints, and influential roles in the art communities of East Hampton, New York, and Sarasota, Florida. The exhibition opens on Thursday, April 23 with a reception from 6 PM to 8 PM. Born near Uniontown, Pennsylvania in 1917, Solomon had a long and varied training as an artist. After high school, Solomon was en...

Russell Connor, The Docent at Matisse Museum, Nice, after Vermeer-Matisse, 2013, Oil on Canvas, 20" x 24"

Past & Present Perfect

Released: March 17, 2015

“PAST AND PRESENT PERFECT”   April 7th through June 13th, 2015 Gallery 1 Russell Connor Gallery 2 Michael Dominick, Mark Gibian & Swoon   Taking a brief detour from showing Abstract Expressionism, Anita Shapolsky Gallery is proud to present Past and Present Perfect, an exhibition that foregrounds art canon, and highlights historically-informed experimentation with paper, paint, wood, iron, glass, wheat paste and found objects.   Reacting to a widespread lack of proficiency in art history. Past and Present Perfect assembles four artists who...

Deb Lawrence, "I Can Count on You," oil on antique hand-woven linen, 52 x 48, 2014

Lawrence Fine Art to Showcase Modern and Contemporary Masters at Boston's Art and Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Released: March 13, 2015

Lawrence Fine Art will showcase modern and contemporary artists  focusing on abstraction at Boston's AD20/21, Art and Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries, March 26-29th. "This will be a bit of a preview for our 'Summer of Abstraction,' which will highlight new developments in abstraction across media," said Gallery Director Howard Shapiro. "The summer's exhibitions will highlight both emerging and established artists working abstractly." Among the artists the gallery will show in Boston is Rolph Scarlett. The gallery will show a series of mixed media collages that were c...

View of the AD20/21 show at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts with its circular dome and skylight.

AD20/21 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award to Architecture Critic Robert Campbell

Released: February 4, 2015

The 8th Annual AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries & Boston Print Fair takes place March 26-29, 2015, at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts.  The only show and sale of its kind in New England, the fair features close to 50 outstanding galleries offering modern to contemporary fine art, Mid-Century furnishings and contemporary studio furniture, jewelry, decorative arts, and sculpture.  The Boston Print Fair features fine print galleries, contemporary print publishers, photography, drawings and other works on paper. For more information visit...

Nicki Solomon in front of a portrait of Madame Marie Conde by Elizabeth Vila Taylor Watson.

Art Requires and Deserves the Time and Attention of a Personal Relationship Rather than a ‘Buy Now’ Button.

Released: February 3, 2015

Nicki Solomon of Nicki Solomon Fine Art ( spoke with The Curator's Eye ( about her beginnings as an art dealer, her approach to buying and selling art and how she uses online technologies to develop and maintain her client relationships.   A Unique Art Education Early in Life Leads to a Life Long Passion  Nicki's path into the art world started when she was fourteen. One of the school's art teachers approached her to see if she would stay after school to learn art history from the 1860's-1960's. “Three dollars for three hours a wee...

Janet Mait, "Marigold," acrylic on canvas, 2014, 50 x 48

Lawrence Fine Art to Showcase Modern and Contemporary Masters at Palm Springs Fine Art Fair

Released: January 19, 2015

Lawrence Fine Art will showcase a strong roster of mid-century and contemporary masters across genres at the upcoming Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Valentine's Day Weekend, February 12-15. The fair is part of Modernism Week in Palm Springs. The gallery will exhibit an early work by Abstract Expressionist painter Cleve Gray and a series of "very Motherwell" collages circa 1950 by Rolph Scarlett. The collages have never been seen before. Also on tap are works by Pop artist Marjorie Strider, work by acclaimed contemporary sculptor Albert Paley, a "stunning" triptych by Etsuko Ichikawa, wh...

Karin White

Clarke Gallery at Red Dot Art Fair

Released: November 29, 2014

Clarke Gallery, located in Newburyport, MA. is pleased to announce the exhibition of recent works by Karin White at the Red Dot Art Fair, Miami FLA., opening Dec. 2 and running through December 7.  Karin paints and resides in Boston.  She attended the DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA, University of New Hampshire and graduated from University of MA. Her art lineage is superb, having studied with Timothy Harney,  who in turn studied with John Grillo, who studied with Hans Hoffmann.   She was included in the landmark exhibition at Saint An...

Marjorie Strider, "The Invitation," acrylic on canvas, 36 x 84, 2010

Lawrence Fine Art to Exhibit Works by Strider, Scarlett at Boston International Fine Art Show

Released: November 5, 2014

Lawrence Fine Art will present work by seminal pop artist Marjorie Strider and a series of black on white works by Rolph Scarlett, among others, at the upcoming Boston International Fine Art Show, November 13-16. "This is our sixth appearance in Boston," said Gallery Director Howard Shapiro.  "It has turned into so much more than marinescapes and impressionism for us." The  gallery will exhibit works by seminal pop artist Marjorie Strider, among others. "Pop Art has become a sort of universal medium and Strider was there from the very beginning" said Shapiro. "We think our ...

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