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Preston Duwyenie (Hopi, b.  1951), "Shifting Sands Seed Pot," Ceramic; Courtesy of a Friend of the Museum.  Photo: Loren Anderson Photography.

Ceramics, Katsina Dolls by Renowned Contemporary Hopi Artists on Exhibit at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

Released: February 13, 2018

Remarkable artistry and centuries of cultural tradition characterize “A Spotlight on Contemporary Hopi Ceramicists and Katsina Doll Carvers,” which opened February 13, 2018 and is on exhibit through November 25, 2018 at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, 3830 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, Arizona.   The exhibition showcases award-winning and renowned Hopi artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including 28 ceramicists and nine katsina doll carvers. The artworks in the exhibition are on loan from a private collection and are on public display for the first tim...


Demétre Chiparus (Romanian 1886-1947), Les Girls, chryselephantine cold painted bronze sculptures

'Les Girls' by Demétre Chiparus Headlines Weschler’s March 2nd Sale

Released: February 13, 2018

ROCKVILLE, MD –  Weschler’s is pleased to offer a collection of fine art, including significant examples of African American art, American and European antique furniture, Russian objets de vertu, Modern designer furniture, Mid-Century decorative objects and more in their Capital Collections Estate Auction on March 2nd at 10am. The public is invited to preview these items during the exhibit, which opens on Saturday, February 24th at 9am.   ‘Les Girls’ by Demétre Chiparus, $300,000-$500,000, headlines the sale. The rare and dramatic chryselephantine cold painted bronze sculpture of five da...


Francis J.  Purcell Antiques, Philadelphia, PA

PHILADELPHIA ANTIQUES AND ART SHOW PRESENTS ART AND DESIGN THROUGH THE CENTURIES

Released: February 7, 2018

For three days this spring, Philadelphians and visitors can explore exceptional works of art and design spanning four centuries at the 56th Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show.  Tickets are now on sale for the show, which will be held from Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22, at The Navy Yard, with a Preview Party on Thursday, April 19.  Sixty of the nation’s most distinguished dealers will showcase some of the finest examples of 17th century through 20th century furniture, paintings, jewelry, crafts, silver, textiles, porcelain, and other works.  The dealers, as well as guides and lo...


Spectacular Navajo pictorial weaving, a sand-painting example in the Whirling Log design, circa 1925 (est.  $18,000-$25,000).

The contents of Turtle Walk -- the Taos, New Mexico home of fashion icon Millicent Rogers -- will be auctioned Feb. 22-23

Released: February 9, 2018

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. – The contents of Turtle Walk – the Taos, New Mexico home of renowned fashion icon and art collector Millicent Rogers (Am., 1902-1953) – will be at the center of an auction planned for February 22nd and 23rd by Charlton Hall Auctions, online and in the firm’s gallery at 7 Lexington Drive in West Columbia, S.C. Start time both days is 11 am Eastern. For those unable to attend the sale in person, online bidding will be provided by Invaluable.com. Mary Millicent Abigail Rogers was the granddaughter of Henry Huddleston Rogers, Sr., one of the original founding partners of...


Bronze depiction of a cowboy on horseback by California sculptor Betty Saletta, titled Yesterday is Tomorrow, dated 1990, 31 inches tall ($5,000).

Bronze depiction of a cowboy on horseback by California sculptor Betty Saletta brings $5,000 at auction

Released: January 30, 2018

RENO, Nev. – A beautiful bronze depiction of a cowboy on horseback by California sculptor Betty Saletta sold for $5,000, a 25-cent War Eagle slot machine from the 1930s fetched $2,875, and a mint condition A.B. Stewart & Co. (Virginia City, Nev) drug store bottle dated 1877 made $2,250 at Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC’s auction held on January 20th and 21st.   It was the first big auction event of the New Year for Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC, featuring nearly 1,500 lots in many collecting categories. It was held online and in their Reno gallery, at 355...


Adrian Sassoon

TEFAF New York Spring Adds 24 New Exhibitors to May Edition

Released: January 21, 2018

On the heels of the acclaimed second edition of TEFAF New York Fall, TEFAF announces the 2018 exhibitor list for TEFAF New York Spring.  91 exhibitors—including 24 new participants— will take part in the second iteration of the Fair, which launched in May 2017. The Fair is dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design and takes place at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City from May 4 to 8, 2018.   New York is the unparalleled global center for modern and contemporary art and TEFAF is proud to offer collectors such a strong line up of leading international galleries, building on th...


China poblana blouse, c.  1935 Puebla city and state, México Cotton, glass beads, 24 ½ x 21 1/16 in.  (62.25 x 53.5 cm.) Gift of Florence Dibell Bartlett, Museum of International Folk Art, A.1955.1.135 Photograph by Addison Doty

'Beadwork Adorns the World' Opening in April at Museum of International Folk Art

Released: January 18, 2018

The ultimate migrants, small glass beads travel the world and end up entering the cultural lives of people far away to be worked into a garment or an object of art.  This spring, the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe presents the exhibition, Beadwork Adorns the World, opening April 22, 2018 and running through February 3, 2019. Whether these extraordinary glass beads come from the island of Murano (Venice, Italy) or the mountains of Bohemia (Czech Republic), where they start out is seldom where they end up.  No matter where they originate, the locale that uses them makes them ...


T.  C.  Cannon (1946–1978, Caddo/Kiowa), Mama and Papa Have the Going Home Shiprock Blues, 1966.  Acrylic and oil on canvas.  Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Honors Collection CD-10.  © 2017 Estate of T.  C.  Cannon.  Photo by Addison Doty.

T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America

Released: January 15, 2018

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents an exhibition celebrating one of the most influential and inventive Native American artists of the 20th-century, T.C. Cannon (1946-1978, Caddo/Kiowa). T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America ౼ on view at PEM from March 3 through June 10, 2018 ౼  explores the dynamic creative range and legacy of an artist whose life was cut short at age 31. Through nearly 90 works, including 30 major paintings, works on paper, poetry and musical recordings, Cannon’s distinctive and affecting worldview shines through in this groundbreaking exhibition that is organized by P...


One-sheet original poster from the 1940 Western movie Triple Justice, 27 inches by 41 inches (est.  $500-$1,000).

Old movie posters and stock certificates, vintage bottles, Native Americana, more at Holabird's Jan. 20-21 auction

Released: January 11, 2018

RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC is on the cusp of presenting its first big auction of the New Year – a two-day affair slated for the weekend of January 20th and 21st, featuring nearly 1,500 lots in many collecting categories. The auction will be held online and in Holabird’s gallery, at 3555 Airway Drive in Reno, starting at 8 am Pacific time both days.   Online bidding will be provided by the platforms iCollector.com, Invaluable.com, eBay Live and Auctionzip.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. A virtual catalog of the sale in its entirety, show...


Michael Kabotie and Delbridge Honanie, Journey of the Human Spirit – The Emergence (Panel 1), 2001, Acrylic on canvas, Courtesy of the Museum of Northern Arizona © Gene Balzer

Massive 48-Foot Mural Travels for Hopi Exhibition at Dallas Museum of Art

Released: January 9, 2018

Hopi Visions: Journey of the Human Spirit features a mural painting by Hopi artists Michael Kabotie and Delbridge Honanie complemented by ancient to contemporary objects from the Dallas Museum of Art's collection. On view at the Dallas Museum of Art January 7 through December 2, 2018, the exhibition marks the first time the Journey of the Human Spirit mural will be on view outside of Arizona and the Museum of Northern Arizona. The mural is nearly five feet tall and forty-eight feet long, with six distinct but interconnected panels. The panels narrate the history of the Hopi people, from ...


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...


Views of the Allegheny Near Pittsburgh by William Coventry Wall (Am.  1810-1886)

American Landscape Paintings Highlight Weschler's December 8th Sale

Released: November 30, 2017

[ROCKVILLE, MD] Weschler's is pleased to present a diverse offering of over 420 lots in their Capital Collections Estate Auction and an extensive Native American Collection from several owners to wrap up the 2017 auction season.The two sales will be held in back-to-back sessions on Friday, December 8that 10 am and 3pm, respectively. Fine landscape paintings and sporting art are well represented in the sale, with two expansive landscapes by Pennsylvania artist William Coventry Wall (Am. 1810-1886), Views of the Allegheny Near Pittsburgh, each estimated to bring $20,000-30,000. Hudson River ...


Oil on canvas painting of Gaspe Peninsula in southeastern Quebec, Canada, rendered around 1960 and attributed to Eugene Klimoff (1901-1990) (est.  $1,500-$3,000).

Oil painting of Gaspe Peninsula in Canada, rendered by Eugene Klimoff around 1960, will be sold Dec. 1-3

Released: November 20, 2017

RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC is gearing up for a huge three-day auction event December 1st, 2nd and 3rd, one that’s packed with over 2,200 lots of railroad passes, Express collectibles, Western and postal history, mining memorabilia, rare bottles, Americana and more, online and in Holabird’s gallery located at 3555 Airway Drive (Suite 308) in Reno.   Start times all three days will be 8 am Pacific time. Online bidding will be provided by the platforms iCollector.com, Invaluable.com, eBay Live and Auctionzip.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted....


George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879), The Jolly Flatboatmen, 1877-78.  oil on canvas.  26 ¼ x 36 ¼ in.Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J.  Terra Collection, 1992.15.

Mississippi Museum of Art Presents Major Exhibition Celebrating the State's Bicentennial

Released: November 7, 2017

MAJOR EXHIBITION PRESENTS 175 WORKS BY 100 ARTISTS RESPONDING TO MISSISSIPPI OVER TWO CENTURIES  Picturing Mississippi, 1817–2017: Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise, on view December 9, 2017–July 8, 2018, celebrates state’s bicentennial Jackson, MS… Picturing Mississippi, 1817–2017: Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise, the landmark exhibition exploring Mississippi identity, commemorates the 200th anniversary of Mississippi’s statehood. Illuminating the perception and depiction of Mississippi over more than 200 years, the exhibition showcases 175 works by 100 artists who either resided in...


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...


Circa-1940 watercolor painting by Oscar Berninghaus (Am., 1874-1952), titled Ranch Corals, New Mexico, housed in the original frame (est.  $6,000-$12,000).

Circa-1940 watercolor painting by Oscar Berninghaus (Am., 1874-1952) will be sold at Big Fall Phoenix, Nov. 11-12

Released: November 1, 2017

MESA, Ariz. – An historic early 20th century Navajo rug from J.B. Moore, a San Ildefonso pottery plate crafted by Maria Martinez around the same time, a circa-1940 watercolor painting by Oscar Berninghaus (Am., 1874-1952), and a large Apache basket from the 1930s or ‘40s are just a few of the expected top lots in this year’s Big Fall Phoenix auction planned for Nov. 11-12.   Big Fall Phoenix is held every autumn by Allard Auctions, Inc., based in Saint Ignatius, Mont. Like last year, this year’s event will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Mesa, Ariz., just outside Phoen...


Oil on canvas by Lunda Hoyle Gill (Am., 1928-2003), titled Following My Father's Footsteps, signed lower left (est.  $3,000-$6,000).

Original works by important Native American and Southwestern artists in Nov. 12 auction

Released: October 26, 2017

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. – Quality items pulled from a pair of prominent living estates, around 20 pieces of original Native American, American and Southwestern art by noted, listed artists, and Part 3 of property from the estate of Holocaust survivor Edith Alexander (1922-2016) will come up for bid on Sunday, Nov. 12th, by Auction Life, online and in Loxahatchee, at 1 pm Eastern.   This will be primarily be an online auction, with limited seating available for live bidders and an RSVP required. Online bidding will be available via Liveauctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Auctionzip.com and eBay ...


Jim Denomie (Ojibwe, born 1955) Blue Eyed Chief, 2008.  Oil on canvas.  Museum Purchase: Eiteljorg Fellowship

Traveling Exhibition Highlights the Best in Contemporary Native American Art

Released: October 9, 2017

A new traveling exhibition of some of the best contemporary Native American artworks of the past 25 years, Native Art Now!, opens Nov. 11-12 at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. The field of contemporary Native  art takes center stage in Indianapolis as the exhibit opening coincides with a convening of leading Native artists, scholars and others for roundtable discussions, accompanied by a Native Art Now! television documentary and book. As both a retrospective celebration and a summit meeting for influencers in contemporary art, Native Art Now! will promote appre...


Beautifully carved Pang (also known as Mountain Sheep, a game animal) kachina, crafted by the Hopi artisan Melvin Miles, 16 inches tall (est.  $1,000-$1,500).

Native Americana, kachina dolls, antique bottles, more at Holabird's Oct. 19-23 auction in Reno

Released: October 9, 2017

RENO, Nev. – A massive, five-day auction featuring nearly 3,000 lots spanning many collecting categories – to include minerals, mining, Native Americana, bottles and glass, gaming, cowboy, tokens, numismatics (coins), railroad and Express items, postal history and philatelic history, firearms, weaponry, military collectibles, political, general Americana and ephemera – will be held October 19-23 by Holabird Western Americana, LLC, online and in the firm’s Reno gallery.   Internet bidding will be facilitated by several platforms: iCollector.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com. Holabi...


Photo by Bill Dambrova.  Ceramics (L-R): Nampeyo (Hopi/Tewa, c.  1860-1942), "Unchained Melody Jar," c.  1905-1907, and "Polychrome Storage Jar with Appliqué," c.  1905; Les Namingha (Hopi/Zuni, b.  1967), "Jar," c.  1997.  Gifts of The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection.

“National Treasure” of Hopi Pottery Masterworks Donated, to Go on Exhibit Sept. 16, 2017 at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

Released: September 12, 2017

More than 65 of the finest examples of Hopi pottery will go on exhibit for the first time Saturday, September 16, 2017 when the “Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks from The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection” exhibition opens at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West.  Spanning six centuries, the exhibition explores the history and stylistic traditions of the Hopi, who have excelled in the creation of ceramics for generations. Among the historic and contemporary masterworks are 18 ceramics by Nampeyo of Hano (Hopi/Tewa, c. 1860-1942), the most famous of the Hopi potters. ...


View of Blue Mountain Lake from the Adirondack Experience: The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake.  Photography by ADKX.  Courtesy Adirondack Experience.

Adirondack Experience Hosts Annual Events in September: 30th Rustic Furniture Fair & Antiques Show

Released: August 28, 2017

ADIRONDACK EXPERIENCE HOSTS ANNUAL EVENTS: 30th RUSTIC FURNITURE FAIR September 9‒10, and ANTIQUES SHOW PREVIEW September 15 and SALE September 16, 2017 WHAT Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) hosts its two highly anticipated events during its late summer season: 30th annual Rustic Furniture Fair September 9–10, and Antiques Show and Sale September 16, 2017. The popular fairs are opportunities to view, learn about, and purchase distinctive furniture and furnishings from emerging and established artisans and makers and antiques and artworks from leading de...


Wonderfully rendered oil portrait attributed to the French artist Jean Paul Laurens (1838-1921), depicting an unknown man of means (est.  $2,000-$3,000).

Oil portrait attributed to Jean Paul Laurens (Fr., 1838-1921) will come up for bid August 25th

Released: August 7, 2017

MALVERN, Pa. – A colorful cloisonné tripod censer of three enameled cranes is expected to bring $3,000-$5,000 and a wonderfully rendered oil portrait attributed to the French artist Jean Paul Laurens (1838-1921) carries an estimate of $2,000-$3,000 in Converse Auctions’ next East Meets West Sale, an online-only auction scheduled for Friday, August 25th starting at 9 am EDT.   Those are just two items in a 475-lot auction where Asian objects will be sold prior to items from the Western culture – hence the title East Meets West. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com an...


Wilderness Stories Theater in Life in the Adirondacks permanent exhibition at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake.  Photography by ADKX.  Courtesy Adirondack Experience.

New permanent exhibition "Life in the Adirondacks" opens at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake in upper NY state

Released: August 2, 2017

NEW GALLERY INSTALLATION “LIFE IN THE ADIRONDACKS” AT ADIRONDACK EXPERIENCE PROVIDES AN IMMERSIVE, INTERACTIVE EXPLORATION OF ADIRONDACK HISTORY, CULTURE, AND PEOPLE New permanent exhibition celebrates 60th anniversary of indoor/outdoor museum BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, NY… Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) is celebrating its 60th season with the opening of a new interactive gallery installation exploring the spirit, history, culture, and people of the Adirondack region. Life in the Adirondacks is the largest permanent exhibition on ADKX’s stunning 121-acre campus...


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 ...


Uncle Sam's Monogram Whiskey self-framed tin sign, one of over 200 signs and calendars in the auction.

Cowboy and Native American Indian artifacts up for bid Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at Showtime Auction

Released: August 2, 2017

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – What will quite possibly be the largest and most important collection of Cowboy and Native American Indian items ever offered at auction will come up for bid on the weekend of September 29th through October 1st at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor. The three-day event will be held by Showtime Auction Services, based in Woodhaven.   Approximately 2,000 lots of investment-grade, museum-quality artifacts will cross the auction block, the vast majority of them coming from the lifetime collection of Brad and Mary Watts of Phoenix, Ariz. “Mary passed away not...


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