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Bruce Wood calls an auction from the podium during a live video/audio webcast.  No bidders are in the room -- they are online all over the world.

The Woodshed saga: a 50-year journey from picture framing shop to online fine art powerhouse

Released: February 20, 2018

FRANKLIN, Mass. – When James and Angelina Wood opened The Woodshed Gallery in the sleepy suburban town of Franklin, Mass., five decades ago, they couldn’t have foreseen the many changes in basic American life that would ultimately transform their little picture framing studio and makeshift art gallery in a four-car garage into the internet-based fine art business it is today.   The year was 1968 – a year that saw plenty of seismic shifts across America and the world. The Vietnam War, the civil rights and women’s liberation movements, the Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King assassinati...


Wu Qingxia (1910-2008), Chinese Modernist

Will Price Disparity Shift For China's Female Modernists? Gianguan Sale To Be A Barometer.

Released: February 16, 2018

Born on the cusp of a change in attitudes about education for women in  China, Wu Qingxia (1910-2008) became one of the 20th century’s leading Modernists working in the traditional style. She is renown for studies of smoothly painted, brightly colored carp-symbols of challenge and challenge overcome. Like the works of female artists in the West, auction prices for Wu Qingxia’s paintings have not kept pace with those of her male counterparts.  The new wave of feminism is likely to change that when “Lotus Pond Fish” comes to the podium on Saturday, March 10 at Gianguan Auctions in New York...


Pastel on paper under glass painting by Mary Silverwood (N.M., 1932-2011), titled Cottonwoods (est.  $300-$500).

John Moran's Monday, March 12th auction will benefit The Foundation for Appraisal Education

Released: February 15, 2018

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers announces it will conduct an auction to benefit The Foundation for Appraisal Education on Monday, March 12th, at 12 noon Pacific time, live and online. All sales will benefit the Foundation’s efforts to fund scholarships and educational events dedicated to personal property appraising. Items to be auctioned include paintings, silver, jewelry and glass. John Moran Auctioneers is located at 145 East Walnut Street in Monrovia.  “Moran’s is honored to hold this special auction event and believes strongly in the Foundation’s mission to raise funds for...


Sleek .999 silver sculpture of a cheetah, 14.5 inches in length, by the Dutch-American artist Loet Vanderveen (1921-2015), titled Stalking Cheetah ($3,750).

Silver sculpture of a cheetah by Danish-American artist Loet Vanderveen brings $3,750 at Bruneau & Co. auction

Released: February 14, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – To say that Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ February 3rd auction featured an eclectic mix of merchandise would be a gross understatement. The top three lots in the 353-lot sale were a partial set of Chinese carved jadeite zodiac animal seals ($8,750); a U.S. flag rug made by the Boston Wool Association ($5,625), and a palace-size Persian Oriental rug ($5,000).   “Prior to the sale we had been sure of the quality of the jade, but we weren’t sure how receptive collectors would be with only nine of the seals present,” said Kevin Bruneau, the president and auctioneer of Bru...


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...


Brandon Allebach Wins Fusion Art's "Artist Spotlight" Solo Art Exhibition www.fusionartps.com

Brandon Allebach is Fusion Art's Traditional "Artist Spotlight" Winner for February 2018

Released: February 5, 2018

Fusion Art is pleased to announce that Brandon Allebach 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. Brandon is the Traditional Artist Spotlight winner for the month of February 2018. He is a New Mexico based artist whose work is heavily influenced by Cubism. This early 20th-century style and movement in art, along with the culture of the southwest and catharsis, are three elements that are constant themes ...


This Chinese green glazed oval footed porcelain bowl with a pre-sale estimate of $1,000-$2,000 finished at $200,000, easily making it the auction's top lot and the sleeper item of the sale.

Chinese porcelain bowl with an estimate of $1,000-$2,000 soars to $200,000 at Nye & Company's Jan. 31 auction

Released: February 7, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – An unassuming Chinese green glazed oval footed porcelain bowl with a pre-sale estimate of just $1,000-$2,000 soared to $200,000 at Nye & Company Auctioneers’ Collectors’ Passion Auction held January 31st, online and in the firm’s showroom at 20 Beach Street. The auction was held after Americana Week in New York City, about 15 miles away.   “I would have to judge this sale a huge success, with strong bidding across all categories, led of course by the Chinese porcelain bowl, the true definition of a sleeper lot,” said John Nye of Nye & Company Auctioneers. “Th...


Erte limited edition serigraph titled Printemps (est.  $500-$1,000).

Limited edition serigraph by Erte, titled Printemps, will be part of a big Feb. 17 estate auction in Florida

Released: February 5, 2018

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Antique and collectible items spanning multiple categories from four prominent local estates, plus additional merchandise from Panama City’s Council on Aging, will all be rolled into one important auction on Saturday, February 17th, by The Specialists of the South, Inc., online and in the firm’s Panama City gallery at 544 East 6th Street, at 8 am Central.   The auction will be a feast for the eyes, packed with sterling and silver, vintage dolls, furniture, art, pottery, glassware and more. Previews will be held the week of auction, from 9 am to 4 pm, and on auction ...


Raimonds Staprans Sunshine Pears, 2006 Oil on canvas 43 ¼ × 49 ¾ inches The Buck Collection through the University of California, Irvine

Paintings by Raimonds Staprans the Focus of Exhibition Opening at SJMA, February 2

Released: December 20, 2017

The colorful still lifes, landscapes, and architectural paintings by San Francisco artist Raimonds Staprans are the subject of an exhibition opening at the San José Museum of Art this February. Full Spectrum: Paintings by Raimonds Staprans, on view February 2, 2018 through May 20, 2018, comprises more than fifty paintings spanning Staprans’s artistic career from 1956 to 2015. Born in Latvia in 1926, Staprans has lived and worked in his home in Potrero Hill in San Francisco for the past six decades. The exhibition examines Staprans’s deeply personal style as well as his depth of experience ...


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...


Figural bronze sculpture by Mexican-born American artist Jose Luis Cuevas (1934-2017), of a mother and child, done in 1985, 10.5 inches tall (est.  $3,000-$5,000).

Figural bronze sculpture by Jose Luis Cuevas (Mex./Am., 1934-2017) will headline Bruneau & Co.'s Feb. 3 auction

Released: January 25, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – Fresh off a highly successful Winter Antiques & Fine Arts Auction held on January 6th that featured 379 lots of fine items from prominent New England homes, Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will soldier on with another big live and internet sale, this one a 353-lot affair it’s calling an Antiques & Fine Art Auction, slated for Saturday, February 3rd, at 11 am Eastern.   The auction will be held online, as well as in Bruneau & Co.’s spacious gallery, located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston. Kicking off the festivities will be 43 paintings, followed by an eclect...


Original landscape oil painting by John Fulton Folinsbee (Am., 1892-1972), titled River at New Hope ($165,200).

Oil painting by John Fulton Folinsbee (Am., 1892-1972) brings $165,200 at Ahlers & Ogletree auction

Released: January 24, 2018

ATLANTA, Ga. – A 1923 oil on canvas painting by the noted American landscape artist John Fulton Folinsbee (1892-1972), titled River at New Hope, knocked down for $165,200, and an important 18kt gold, emerald and diamond necklace pendant found a new owner for $35,400 at Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery’s annual New Year’s Signature Estates Auction held Jan. 6-7.   The two-day event, typically one of the bigger auctions on Ahlers & Ogletree’s calendar, was held in the firm’s gallery at 715 Miami Circle in Atlanta. More than 1,000 quality lots, mostly pulled from prominent local ...


Sally Mann, Oak Hill Baptist 01:01, 2008-2016, gelatin silver print, collection of the artist, image © Sally Mann

First Major International Exhibition of Sally Mann's Work of the South - Premieres at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, March 4–May 28, 2018, Travels

Released: January 8, 2018

Washington, DC—For more than 40 years, Sally Mann (b. 1951) has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore the overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature's magisterial indifference to human endeavor. What unites this broad body of work—figure studies, landscapes, and architectural views—is that it is all bred of a place, the American South. Using her deep love of her homeland and her knowledge of its historically fraught heritage, Mann asks powerful, provocative questions—about history, identity, race, and reli...


Rushnyky cloth.

Museum of Russian Icons presents Rushnyky: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles

Released: January 18, 2018

CLINTON, MA – The Museum of Russian Icons presents Rushnyky: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles, an exhibition celebrating and exploring Ukrainian culture through one of its most ancient and valued traditions.  Rushnyky are ornately embroidered woven textiles that function at the core of many life-cycle ceremonies and rituals of the Ukrainian people. On view February 15-June 10, 2018, the exhibition will feature more than 80 rushnyky, Ukrainian icons, and related artifacts.  A rushnyk is a long rectangular cloth, typically handwoven in one solid piece from white linen or hemp, measuring 6-8 feet...


Crocodile Mask of found objects, Joseph Kurhajec, 2017

Art Brut Artist Joseph Kurhajec To Exhibit at Outsider Art Fair

Released: January 15, 2018

Joseph Kurhajec,  an American Art Brut artist based in France, will exhibit “Crocodile Sex,” a collection of recent works at the Outsider Art Fair in New York, January 18-21.   Currently obsessed by crocodiles, their survival instincts, strength and symbolism, Mr. Kurhajec is presenting a series of brutalistic table-top sculptures, paintings and out-sized masks with that theme.  Historically, the artist’s works have been characterized by animistic leanings that transcend art world trends. His work is strong, raw, and uninhibited by a concern for pleasantry or comfort. Throughout his ...


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...


Abolition of the Slave Trade Medal (front), dies by Pietro Leonardo Gianelli, Denmark, 1792, bronze, Museum Purchase, Lasser Numismatics Fund; and Partial Gift, John Kraljevich

Extremely Rare Danish Abolitionist Medal Acquired by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Released: January 10, 2018

One of the most important medallic items related to the Atlantic slave trade and one of Denmark’s most iconic medals is now part of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s collections. Designed by the Danish artist Nicolai Abildgaard and struck in bronze in 1792 from dies by the Italian medalist Pietro Leonardo Gianelli, the extremely rare piece commemorates that year’s royal edict ending trade in enslaved persons on Danish ships. Only a small handful of these medals produced in a variety of metals are known to exist: white metal examples are in Danish museums and others, held in private co...


PORTRAIT

Released: January 5, 2018

PORTRAIT An Exhibition at Opera Gallery New York January 19 - February 8, 2018 To kick off 2018, Opera Gallery proudly presents an exhibition dedicated entirely to the art of portraiture in their flagship venue on New York’s Madison Avenue. Curated entirely from Opera Gallery’s global collection of works from galleries in London, Paris, Monaco, Geneva, Beirut, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Dubai, Miami and Aspen, this major exhibition runs from January 19 through February 8 at Opera Gallery New York, 791 Madison Avenue. A favored subject of artists throughout history, the port...


George Strasburger Wins Fusion Art's "Artist Spotlight" Solo Art Exhibition www.fusionartps.com

George Strasburger Wins Fusion Art's "Artist Spotlight" Solo Art Exhibition

Released: January 1, 2018

Fusion Art is pleased to announce that George Strasburger 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.  George is the Traditional Artist Spotlight winner for the month of January 2018. He is an Arizona based artist whose work is influenced by Caravaggio, Bonnat, and Morot and characterized by a classical style that is used to communicate the contemporary human condition. Each month, Fusion Art selects one...


Oil on board painting by Wayne Thiebaud (Am., b.  1920), titled Lollipop Tree (1969), signed and dated ($1.08 million).

Oil on board painting by Wayne Thiebaud soars to $1.08 million at Nadeau's New Year's Day auction

Released: January 4, 2018

WINDSOR, Conn. – Only a few times has an item ever sold for over $1 million at a Connecticut auction, but this very rare feat was accomplished on January 1st when an oil on board painting by Wayne Thiebaud (American, b. 1920), titled Lollipop Tree, soared to $1.08 million at Nadeau’s Auction Gallery’s annual New Year’s Day auction. The sale price includes the buyer’s premium. With a pre-sale estimate of $400,000-$800,000, the painting was easily the auction’s expected top lot, but what wasn’t expected was the fact that it finished at more than $200,000 beyond even the high figure. The co...


3rd Annual Animal Kingdom Art Exhibition www.fusionartps.com

Fusion Art Announces the Winners of the 3rd Annual "Animal Kingdom" Art Exhibition

Released: January 1, 2018

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of its first International Online Art Exhibition of 2018. The 3rd Annual “Animal Kingdom” exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website and features awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Digital Art & Photography. For this exhibition, artists were encouraged to share their best artistic vision and interpretation of animals, both domestic and wild. The artwork could include any animals that live on land, in the sea or in the air. All artists, regardless of location or experience, were encouraged to submit their ...


The sale's expected top lot is this bronze sculpture by Mexican-born realist Enrique Alferez (La./Tex., 1901-9999), titled The Bather (1983), 8.25 inches tall (est.  $10,000-$15,000).

Bronze sculpture by Mexican-born American realist Enrique Alferez (1901-1999) will headline Bruneau & Co.'s Jan. 6 auction

Released: December 28, 2017

CRANSTON, R.I. – Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will ring in the new year in grand fashion with a 379-lot Winter Antiques & Fine Arts Auction on Saturday, January 6th, featuring fine items pulled from several prominent New England homes. The sale will be held online as well as in Bruneau & Co.’s gallery located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, beginning at 11 am Eastern.   Kicking off the auction will be 100 lots of fine art from several estates, including pieces from a gentleman’s collection out of Dorchester, Mass. Art will be followed by 19th and 20th century decorative arts,...


Fusion Art Announces in Art Call for its 3rd Annual "Leaves & Petals" Art Competition www.fusionartps.com

3rd Annual "Leaves & Petals" Art Competition Announced by Fusion Art

Released: December 22, 2017

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting entries for the 3rd Annual Leaves & Petals international online art competition. For this competition, artists are encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of flowers, leaves, herbs, plants, shrubs, bushes, hedges and other botanical or floral subjects. All artists over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational or abstract floral/botanical art and photography. The exhibition will be hosted on Fusion Art’s website during the month of February 2018...


Pierre-Jean David d'Angers, Comte Boulay de la Meurthe, 1832 marble 70 cm (27 1/2 in.) with base National Gallery of Art, Washington Patrons’ Permanent Fund and the Buffy and William Cafritz Family Sculpture Fund

Major Portrait Bust by Celebrated Sculptor David d'Angers Acquired by National Gallery of Art, Washington

Released: December 19, 2017

Washington, DC—The National Gallery of Art announced today the acquisition of a major portrait bust by one of the most renowned sculptors of the Romantic era, Pierre-Jean David d'Angers (1788–1856). David d'Angers's public monuments and portraits of intellectuals and political figures capture the charged spirit of the epoch like no others. Purchased with funds from the Patrons' Permanent Fund and the Buffy and William Cafritz Family Sculpture Fund, the larger-than-life Comte Boulay de la Meurthe (1832) is among the finest portrait busts by David d'Angers anywhere and the first marble by th...


Lot 230: William Oden Waller (studio), Manhattan Mary, gouache and graphite, 1927.  Sold December 14, 2017 for $77,500.  (Pre-sale estimate: $4,000 to $6,000)

Highest-Grossing Sale for Illustration Art at Swann Galleries

Released: December 19, 2017

The grand finale of Swann Galleries’ 2017 roster was a successful auction of Illustration Art on December 5. Highlights of the sale ranged from large-scale oil paintings to sentimental children’s characters to wry political commentary, with works dating from the middle of the nineteenth century to early 2017. The auction was the department’s most successful to date, exceeding its high estimate and twice breaking its own record for the most expensive artwork sold.            The runaway top lot was a spectacular set design for the musical Manhattan Mary by the studio of William Oden Walle...


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