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Chinese Coins, Silver, and Modern Paintings Abound at 888 Auctions May 24 Auction

Released: May 16, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – As the auction season heads towards the summer season, 888 Auctions is anticipating robust bidding action at its May 24 auction featuring Chinese Coins, Silver and Modern Paintings. The 397-lot sale is headlined by a diverse range of authentic ancient Chinese coins and modern numismatic items.   Spearheading the great selection of Chinese coins are two coins: a Chinese Yuan Dynasty (1316) Yuanyou Sannian Coin and Chinese Ming Xia Dynasty (1363) Tiantong Tongbao with high estimates reaching $1,500 and $2,000 at Lot 185 and Lot 187, respectively.   Other coins and...

Lot 106: CARLO CANEVARI Italian 1922-1996 Oil on Panel

888 Auctions Auctioning Off Fine Art, Paintings & Asian Antiques in Summer May 10 Sale

Released: May 02, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON –May 10 marks the mid-point of the year and with great anticipation, 888 Auctions is proud to feature a 399-lot sale featuring fresh-to-market items that include fine art, paintings and Asian antiques.   Paintings abound in the May 10 auction and several standout pieces have been garnering considerable interest in the lead up to the sale. In particular, lot 44, a Marc Chagall (French, 1887-1985) graphite on paper and framed, features a gallery stamped on the lower left margin. The gallery note features “The Redfern Gallery” attached and stamped on verso. Hailing from ...

888 Auctions Featuring Chinese Numismatic Coins, Modern Paintings & Asian Antiques in April 26 Auction

Released: April 18, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – Prices continue to soar at 888 Auctions with sell-through rates of 99% being achieved in its numismatics categories. Leading the way are Chinese numismatic coins and 888 Auctions will be featuring over 200 lots of rare and intriguing coins from Chinese antiquity dating as far back as the 1st Century. Featuring 418 fresh-to-market items, collectors will be delighted to find the inclusion of coins from all eras, modern paintings from estates and private collections, as well as quality Asian antiques.   Four coins highlight this week’s sale and they are remarkable in b...

Raymond Handler.  No.  6, 1959.  Oil on canvas.  58 x 80 inches


Released: March 11, 2018

Berry Campbell Gallery is pleased to announce a special exhibition of paintings by RAYMOND HENDLER from March 15 through April 14, 2018, in New York. This is Berry Campbell’s third solo exhibition of Hendler’s work. After focusing on particular periods of the artist’s oeuvre, the gallery has curated a small survey of the artist’s entire career, allowing visitors to see the transitions from early gestural abstraction to tighter more graphic forms. The opening reception for “Raymond Hendler: Fifty Years of Painting” is Thursday, March 15 from 6 to 8pm. A first-generation action painter, RA...

John Opper.  Jazz-M-68, 1968.  Acrylic on canvas.  46 x 46 inches.

Berry Campbell Gallery Presents Special Exhibition JOHN OPPER, Paintings from the 1960s to 1970s

Released: February 07, 2018

Berry Campbell Gallery is pleased to announce a special exhibition of paintings by JOHN OPPER from February 8 through March 10, 2018. The opening reception for “John Opper: Paintings from the 1960s and 1970s” is Thursday, February 8 from 6 to 8 pm.  This is Berry Campbell’s first exhibition of Opper’s work since announcing the representation of his estate a year ago. Active as a painter for over six decades, John opper was an early member of the New York School. Over the course of his career, he evolved from creating abstract gestural works, in which he drew inspiration from the natural...

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 06, 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 05, 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 05, 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 05, 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 09, 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 07, 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...

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