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Sol LeWitt (New York/Connecticut, 1928-2007) Wavy Brushstrokes, 1995

Modern, Jewelry and Estates Excel at Brunk Auctions

Released: May 21, 2018

On May 11-12, Brunk Auctions held their second premier auction of Spring 2018. Over 1100 lots sold for a total of $1.84 million, above a presale estimate of $1,116,000 - $1,829,900. Modern works and jewelry excelled, with exceptional results for objects from the Estate of Elizabeth Dunn Clark of Springfield Farm in Middleburg, Virginia.   A large Sol LeWitt gouache, entitled Wavy Brushstrokes, was the top lot in the May sale at Brunk Auctions. The 66 x 66 in. work, made in 1995, was consigned from a New York Corporate Collection. The painting was subject to competitive bidding from sev...


Oil on canvas painting signed by Wilson Irvine (Am., 1869-1936), titled The Fourth of July, Essex, Connecticut (est.  $10,000-$20,000).

Oil on canvas painting signed by Wilson Irvine (Am., 1869-1936) will be part of Nye & Company's June 6-7 auction

Released: May 21, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – A two-day Estate Treasures Auction featuring numerous treasures pulled from prominent estates and collections, will be held Wednesday and Thursday, June 6th and 7th, by Nye & Company Auctioneers, online and in the firm’s gallery located at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield. The auction catalog will appear online May 23rd, at www.nyeandcompany.com, as well as the two online bidding platforms www.LiveAuctioneers.com and www.Invaluable.com.   Start times both days will be 10 am Eastern. The Wednesday, June 6th session will be a live auction. The following day will be a ...


Monumental bronze fountain by the renowned American artist Sandy Scott (b.  1943), an artist's proof titled Fountain of Peace, 72 inches tall (est.  $30,000-$60,000).

Monumental bronze fountain artist's proof by Sandy Scott (Am., b. 1943) will headline Auction Life's June 3rd sale

Released: May 18, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A beautiful and monumental bronze fountain by the renowned American artist Sandy Scott (b. 1943), several vintage Leica cameras previously owned by a photographer for Sports Illustrated and National Geographic, and a stunning Mikimoto 18kt gold, emerald and pearl necklace-bracelet set will all be sold at Auction Life on Sunday, June 3rd. This will primarily be an online auction, starting at 1 pm Eastern, with limited seating available for live bidders and an RSVP required. Online bidding is facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Auctionzip.com and eBa...


M.Y.  Kwong Lum with Mrs.  Lum shortly after he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Gianguan Auctions Founder M. Y. Kwong Lum Awarded 2018 Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Released: May 16, 2018

Kwong Lum, internationally known scholar, artist, poet, and Chairman of Gianguan Auctions in New York City, has been awarded an Ellis Island Medal of Honor.  The award is bestowed on American citizens who have distinguished themselves within their own ethnic groups while exemplifying the values of the American way of life.  In responding to the honor, Mr. Lum said, “I am grateful for the opportunities I have been afforded in China, Canada and the U.S. to support the arts and share my knowledge of Chinese heritage as it was and as it is in contemporary art.”  He credited his teachers, the...


Aria Luna's "Dragón del Mar" fundraising poster for March for the Ocean

Young artist Aria Luna Supports March for the Ocean and Raises Awareness about Ocean Conservation

Released: May 16, 2018

Young artist and muralist Aria Luna is lending her art to help raise funds for the March for the Ocean on June 9, 2018. Part of World Oceans Day weekend, thousands are expected to attend the March for the Ocean in Washington, DC, and marches and events across the country and in at least 23 countries. Aria Luna is donating all profits from the sales of greeting cards, posters, and a special Limited M4O Edition autographed poster of her “Dragón del Mar (Sea Dragon)” watercolor painting that’s part of her upcoming mural exhibit about the ocean’s creatures battling a plastic monster. Her...


Eugène Boudin (1824 – 1898) Dunkerque, Effet de Neige sur le Port

Rehs Galleries at the Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show

Released: May 01, 2018

Rehs Galleries, Inc. will be participating in the Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show, Friday, May 18th – Sunday, May 20th; with a special opening night party, Thursday, May 17th.  Rehs is a fourth-generation family-run gallery specializing in 19th and 20th Century European and American art.  They will be exhibiting exceptional works by Eugene Boudin, Federico del Campo, Montague Dawson, Daniel Ridgway Knight and Maurice de Vlaminck.   In 2012, the gallery established Rehs Contemporary, which focuses on up and coming as well as established contemporary artists.   On view will be w...


Marble portrait of the prominent Canadian lawyer, author and politician Henry Corry Rowley Becher (1817-1885) by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm (1834-1890) (est.  $6,000-$8,000).

Marble portrait by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm (1834-1890) will headline Miller & Miller's May 19 auction

Released: May 15, 2018

NEW HAMBURG, Ontario, Canada – A Fine & Decorative Arts Auction featuring the single-owner lifetime collection of the late Bob and Delores McCash – two dedicated collectors who acquired most of their antique finds in the 1950s and ‘60s and kept them in their wartime-era bungalow in Kitchener, Ontario – will be auctioned Saturday, May 19th, at 10 am Eastern time.   The sale will be conducted by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd., online and at the firm’s gallery located at 59 Webster Street in New Hamburg, Ontario. For those who can’t attend in person, online bidding will be provide...


One of several aquatints by Pablo Picasso -- rare examples from an original set of 12 copies (#3 of 12), of La Tauromaquia: Muerte del Toro, hand-signed and numbered by Picasso.

Artworks and other items from the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller will be auctioned by Nadeau's, June 2nd

Released: May 14, 2018

WINDSOR, Conn. – Items from the single-owner collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller – members of one of the most important and wealthiest families in American history – will be sold at public auction on Saturday, June 2nd, by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, online and at Nadeau’s showroom located at 25 Meadow Road in Windsor, beginning promptly at 11 am Eastern time. Around 635 lots will come up for bid, to include artworks by Pablo Picasso and Michael Wesely, Chinese and Japanese antiques and objects, many personally inscribed items (such as jewelry, crystal, silver, bronzes, paintings, li...


An expected standout among clocks in the sale is this E.  Howard & Co.  No.  57 wall regulator ($60/80,000) retaining its original 14 inch silvered dial signed “E.  Howard & Co., Boston, Mass.”

Fine Antiques, Clocks & Lighting To Highlight Fontaine’s May 19 Auction

Released: May 07, 2018

All manner of traditional antiques will cross the block at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery on Saturday, May 19, at 11 am, in an antiques, clocks and fine art auction that of course, features several choice European and American clocks. Absentee and Internet bidding is available on Fontaine’s Live, LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable, Auction Zip and Ebay Live. This auction will feature 300 lots, including fine clocks and watches, bronze and marble statuary, art glass and cameo glass, Royal Vienna and KPM porcelains, gold and diamond jewelry, fine silver, 19th and 20th Century lighting by Tiffany Studio...


Back in 1966-67, the “Souper” dress, inspired by the famous Soup Can art series by Andy Warhol, married art and advertising when paper dresses were in vogue.  If one mailed in two labels from Campbell’s soup cans to the company along with $1, this dress was their reward.

Benefit Shop Foundation Auction Goes From Soup (Can) To Nuts May 16

Released: May 07, 2018

The Benefit Shop Foundation, Inc., usually has merchandise  that runs the gamut from soup to nuts in its monthly Red Carpet auctions. This is especially true for its next auction on Wednesday, May 16, at 10 am, which features an Andy Warhol “Souper” soup can paper dress, which was only made 1966-67. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. “Our auctions mostly are soup to nuts affairs with a little bit of everything,” said owner and founder Pam Stone. “This sale has a very strong pop culture sensibility with the Andy Warhol dress as well as a couple of very str...


SAVE THE DATE • 38TH ANNUAL BALTIMORE ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW

Released: May 07, 2018

 SAVE THE DATE 38TH ANNUAL BALTIMORE ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2018  •  Labor Day Weekend Baltimore Show kicks off its 38th edition at the Baltimore Convention Center, Downtown at the Inner Harbor. More than 350 exhibitors from over 25 countries and 30,000 attendees anticipated.   ABOUT:  38th ANNUAL BALTIMORE ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW Already considered one of the largest international art, antique & jewelry shows in the United States, with 30,000 attendees last year, the Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show continues to expand i...


Am West Hill with frame

Witherell’s American West at Auction has a newly discovered Thomas Hill painting of Yosemite Valley, a Grace Hudson and an Horatio Nelson Poole live and online.

Released: May 03, 2018

A newly discovered painting by Thomas Hill, “Silver Strand Falls,” that shows Yosemite Valley in its untouched beauty, a Grace Hudson of a Pomo child and a Horatio Nelson Poole Hawaiian landscape highlight Witherell’s Mary 17, 2017 American West at Auction live and online.    WHO: Brian Witherell, Antiques Roadshow appraiser and Witherell’s Chief Operating Officer   WHAT: American West at Auction   WHEN: Auction: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. start, live and online             Preview: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.   WHERE: Witherell’s Annex, 1925 C Street,...


Seon Young Kim Wins Artist Spotlight Solo Art Exhibition - May 2018 www.fusionartps.com

Seon Young Kim is Fusion Art's Traditional Artist Spotlight Winner for May 2018

Released: May 04, 2018

Fusion Art is pleased to announce that Seon Young Kim has been awarded an Artist Spotlight Solo Art Exhibition on its website. The Artist Spotlight Solo Art Exhibition Series highlights individual artists of exceptional talent and skill who have an overall body of work to showcase.  Each month, Fusion Art selects one traditional, one digital & photography, and one 3-dimensional artist (if the gallery received 3-dimensional entries) for month-long online solo art exhibitions. The gallery created this solo art exhibition opportunity as a means for emerging, mid-level and, even, profess...


Oliver Lee Jackson, Triptych, 2015, applied fabric, mixed media on panel, 95 in.  x 72 inches each, photo by Philip Maisel

"Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings" Exhibition Announced for March 2019 at National Gallery of Art

Released: April 30, 2018

National Gallery of Art, Washington, March 3–September 2, 2019 East Building, Mezzanine American painter, printmaker, and sculptor Oliver Lee Jackson (b. 1935) has created a complex body of work which masterfully weaves together visual influences ranging from the Renaissance to modernism with principles of rhythm and improvisation drawn from his study of African cultures and American jazz. Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings will present 25 paintings created over the past 15 years, many of which will be shown publicly for the first time. Jackson's often large-scale paintings blend figu...


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 ...


Oil on Masonite painting by Rhoda Brady Stokes (La., 1901-1988), titled Cotton Wagon Going Into the Barn, signed and dated (est.  $1,500-$2,500).

Artworks by Rhoda Stokes, Pal Fried, Marietta Berman, others in Crescent City's May 19-20 Estates Auction

Released: May 03, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A gorgeous 19th century American Classical carved mahogany full tester bed and an exceptional French bronze and black marble figural mantel clock from around 1880 are expected star lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s upcoming Important Estates Auction, set for the weekend of May 19th and 20th, online and in the gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue.   Offered will be over 1,000 quality lots, to include items from the estate of Dr. Charles “Tony” Currier, former councilman from Baton Rouge, La.; art deaccessioned from the private collection of Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. ...


Casein paint, ink and pencil on board by Ludwig Bemelmans (Fr./Am., 1898-1962), depicting a lovely Spanish street scene, signed and dated 1956 ($13,750)

Spanish street scene by Ludwig Bemelmans (Fr./Am., 1898-1962) brings $13,750 at Bruneau & Co. auction

Released: May 01, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – A Spanish street painting titled Palma De Mallorca Street Scene by the French-American artist Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962), best known as the illustrator for the popular Madeline children’s book series, sold for $13,750 to take top lot honors at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Antiques & Fine Art Estate Auction, a 356-lot sale conducted on April 14th.   The sale was held online and in the Bruneau & Co. gallery, at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston. “I was pleased to see the Bemelmans painting exceed our expectations,” said Kevin Bruneau, the president and auctioneer ...


Oak-framed broadside poster for California Powder Works, the first American explosive powder manufacturing company west of the Rocky Mountains, circa 1885, 24 inches by 30 inches (est.  $12,000-$18,000).

Antique posters from America's Wild West and mining history will be part of Holabird's May 7-10 auction

Released: April 25, 2018

RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections’ big four-day sale coming up May 7th thru 10th is officially billed as an Americana, Railroad, Mining & More Auction, but those three categories are just the tip of a much larger iceberg. The sale also includes Native Americana, cowboy and Western collectibles, numismatics, tokens, rare soda and medicine bottles and more.   “We also have an incredible collection of antique woodworking tools in their original wooden chests,” said Fred Holabird of Holabird Western Americana Collections, based in Reno. “This represents a great opport...


Gary Erbe (American, b.  1944), Celebrating an American Patriot, 2014, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, Private Collection.

Gary Erbe's Fifty Year Retrospective to be Featured at the Reading Public Museum

Released: April 18, 2018

The Reading Public Museum is proud to announce Gary Erbe: 50 Year Retrospective, an exceptional exhibition of more than fifty paintings that draws on the impressive body of work produced by the New Jersey-based artist over the past half century. The exhibition is on view at The Museum from May 5 through August 5, 2018. The display of more than fifty works is part of a national touring exhibition that also traveled to the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio; the Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming; and will end at the John F. Peto Studio Museum in Island Heights, New Jersey...


Lo Giudice Eden Blu, 2018 140x140cm

Marcello Lo Giudice Eden Universe, Eden Ocean

Released: April 17, 2018

EXHIBITION DATES: May 10 - June 9 2018 WHERE: Opera Gallery New York 791 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065 T. +1 646-707-3299 | nyc@operagallery.com It is with great pleasure that we present Eden Universe, Eden Ocean, a major solo exhibition of sedimentary, saturated, abstract paintings from Marcello Lo Giudice at Opera Gallery New York for the very first time. It is undeniable that Lo Giudice’s paintings draw influence from his early studies in the scientific field of Geology, however, rather than remaining limited by the solid, unshakable representation of time, the...


KPM painted porcelain plaque, 19th or 20th century, depicting General Hindenburg of Germany, 9 inches by 6 inches (est.  $3,000-$5,000).

KPM portrait plaque of General Hindenburg, of aerial disaster fame, will be in Nye & Company's April 25-26 auction

Released: April 18, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – A two-day Estate Treasures Auction highlighted by the Phillips “Pete” Hathaway collection of fine items pulled from his historic Greek Revival home Ragamont House in northwestern Connecticut, plus merchandise from other estates and collections, will be held Wednesday and Thursday, April 25th-26th, by Nye & Company Auctioneers, at 10 am both days.   The auction will be held online and in Nye & Company’s showroom located at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield. The April 25th session will be a live auction, featuring 439 lots. The following day will be a timed auction...


An afternoon view of the Gallery’s iconic East Building designed by I.M.  Pei.

National Gallery of Art, Washington Launches Director Search with Firm Phillips Oppenheim

Released: April 06, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC—The National Gallery of Art, Washington, has engaged the services of Phillips Oppenheim to lead the search for the next director of the museum. The renowned executive search firm will work closely with the Gallery’s Board of Trustees in 2018 to identify the best candidate to lead the preeminent U.S. institution. The National Gallery of Art houses the nation’s collection of fine art and receives more than 5.2 million annual visitors from around the world. Earl A. Powell III, who announced his retirement in the fall of 2017, has been the director of the National Gallery of Ar...


Large signed mixed media painting with a horse race theme by African American Master Wadsworth Jarrell (b.  1929), 50 inches by 73.75 inches (est.  $30,000-$40,000).

Large mixed media work signed by African American Master Wadsworth Jarrell (b. 1929) will be auctioned April 22nd in Atlanta

Released: April 16, 2018

ATLANTA, Ga. – A large signed mixed media artwork by the African American Master Wadsworth Jarrell, a cruciform staff inscribed and signed by Martin Luther King, Jr., an important Italian Art Nouveau dining suite by Cutler & Girard dated 1901, and a slant back chair and plant stand by Frank Lloyd Wright with provenance from Christie's will all be part of Ahlers & Ogletree’s auction planned for Sunday, April 22nd, in Atlanta.   The sale – titled Important Art & Design: Art Nouveau to Modern – will feature more than 600 lots of period Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Arts and Crafts, M...


Subjectivity presents Domestic Violence: The Signs We Miss

Subjectivity present Domestic Violence: The Signs We Miss

Released: April 13, 2018

Subjectivity  Domestic Violence: The Signs We Miss  Topical Debates in London, Birmingham and New York  16, 22 and 30 April 2018     Thought leaders and diversity champions Subjectivity have announced three new conversational events on domestic violence in the UK and the USA. The events, in London, Birmingham and New York in April will lead debate on the topic of Domestic Violence: The Signs We Miss. The discussion will revolve around recognising and analysing the signs that point to domestic violence, and discussing the ways in which to engage with them accordingly.     In a...


Ernest Briggs, Untitled 1958, oil on canvas 94" x 69"

Ernest Briggs || Four Decades of Abstract Expressionism

Released: April 13, 2018

April 19 - June 15, 2018 Opening Reception: April 19, 6-8pm Ernest Briggs, a second generation Abstract Expressionist painter, was known for his strong, lyrical brushstrokes, use of color, and sometimes geometric composition. He was born in San Diego, CA in 1923. He spent his childhood and youth in California, and then served in the Army during WWII. He studied painting at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco under the faculty assembled by Douglas MacAgy, including Mark Rothko, Ad Reinhardt and Clyfford Still, who all had a strong influence on Briggs. In 1953, he mo...


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