Press Releases tagged with pre-columbian art

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Oil on canvas figural landscape painting by the Latvian-born German painter Johann Valters-Walter Kurau (1869-1932), in a gold gilt frame, 62.5 inches by 61.5 inches (est.  $50,000-$100,000).

Oil painting by Latvian-born German painter Johann Valters-Walter Kurau (1869-1932) will be in Helm Auction's July 7th online-only sale

Released: July 03, 2018

EL CAJON, Calif. – Helms Auction, Inc.’s Tribal & Native American Summer Shindig planned for this coming Saturday, July 7th, is packed with over 460 lots of Navajo weavings and Pueblo pottery; pre-Columbian artifacts; prehistoric arrowheads and other stone tools; Oceanic, African and Chinese tribal artifacts; 20th century Native American and Mexican jewelry items and more.   The online-only auction will begin promptly at 1:15 pm Eastern time. All lots may be viewed and bid on now, via the platforms LiveAuctioneers.com and iCollector.com, plus on the Helm Auction website, live.helma...


Palm Beach Show Group Kicks Off Show Season this Summer with the 38th ANNUAL BALTIMORE ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW

Released: June 05, 2018

Palm Beach Show Group looks forward to another exciting show season ahead.   The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, now in its 38th year, is Maryland’s largest antiques event and one of the most important and anticipated shows of the summer for dealers and collectors. With countless international exhibitors drawn from the United States, Canada, France, Italy, England, China and Japan, the Baltimore Show attracts tens of thousands of patrons including knowledgeable collectors, museum curators, dealers, decorators and shoppers from all over the World. Show guests can discover ma...


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...


International Dealers Specializing in the Art of Traditional Cultures Gather in New York City for the Spring 2018 Madison Ancient and Tribal Art (MATA) Fair, May 11th - 13th, 2018, at the Arader Gallery, New York City.

Released: March 01, 2018

New York, NY. – The seventh annual spring Tribal Art Fair - Madison Ancient and Tribal Art (MATA), opens at the Arader Gallery on Manhattan’s upper east side on Friday, May 11th, 2018. Its final full-day is Sunday, May 13th, 2018. The opening reception will be held on Friday evening from 5pm - 8pm. This alliance of renowned international dealers specializing in the art of traditional cultures, will present an exhibition of select works of the highest quality. Works range from exceptional museum quality antique figurative and abstract sculpture, to ancient artifacts from the rich tribal cul...


Prehistoric clay pot effigy of a human head, discovered in the Southeastern United States, 6.5 inches tall (est.  $1,000-$3,000).

Tribal and Native American artifacts from prehistoric to modern times in Helm Auction's online-only sale, April 14th

Released: February 28, 2018

EL CAJON, Calif. – More than 450 quality lots of tribal and Native American artifacts, spanning multiple categories and continents, will come up for bid in a Spring Fling online auction slated for Saturday, April 14th by Helm Auction, Inc. All lots may be viewed and bid on now, via the platforms LiveAuctioneers.com and iCollector.com, plus on Helm’s site, live.helmauction.com.   The auction features American Indian art, prints and paintings, prehistoric and pre-Colombian antiquities from North, Central and South America and Europe, to include arrowheads, axes, discoidals, birdstones, p...


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...


An important 21 inch tall Veracruz Remojadas figure of a young woman, dating to 600-900 CE.

Throckmorton Unveils Important Veracruz Remojadas Ceramic Female Figure at Winter Antiques Show

Released: January 17, 2018

THROCKMORTON FINE ART (www.throckmorton-nyc.com) is presenting a curated selection of pre-Columbian artifacts at the 64th Annual Winter Antiques Show, booth 42.  This is the gallery’s 32nd year participating in the renowned New York show at the Park Avenue (67th Street) Armory  -- this year being staged from January 19 - January 28. “The Winter Antiques Show attracts the most knowledgeable and enthusiastic collectors, scholars and museum officials,” says Spencer Throckmorton. “Only 70 of the world’s most respected antiques and art dealers are invited to exhibit, and many save their most ...


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...


Outstanding Cycladic marble head dating from 2,500 BC with impeccable provenance, from the collection of the late philanthropist Annette Cravens ($188,800).

Ancient Cycladic marble head and an Alexander Calder metal sculpture headline Cottone' Sept. 22-23 auction

Released: October 06, 2017

GENESEO, N.Y. – An outstanding Cycladic marble head dating from 2,500 BC with impeccable provenance soared to $188,800 and an elegant sculpture of black-and-red-painted sheet metal circa 1946 by Alexander Calder (Am., 1898-1976), titled Crayfish, sold for $153,400 at a two-day, two-session auction held Sept. 22-23 by Cottone Auctions in Geneseo. Day 1 featured the lifetime collection of Annette McGuire Cravens (1923-2017), a lifelong philanthropist and patron of the arts. Annette dedicated her time to the expansion and diversification of her collection of archaeological and ethnographic ...


José María Velasco (1840–1912), Valle de México (The Valley of Mexico), 1877, oil on canvas, 63 3/16 × 90 7/16 in.  Museo Nacional de Arte, INBA, Mexico City, SIGROPAM 24433.  Reproduction authorized by the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature, 2016.

Huntington Opens Major Exhibition 'Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin'

Released: September 16, 2017

A sweeping international loan exhibition at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, Calif., opened on Sept. 16, 2017 to explore how the depiction of Latin American nature contributed to art and science from the late 1400s to the mid-1800s. “Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin,” presented in the MaryLou and George Boone Gallery through Jan. 8, 2018, features more than 150 paintings, rare books, illustrated manuscripts, prints, and drawings from The Huntington’s holdings as well as from dozens of other collections. Man...


Ken Gonzales-Day, "Danny," mural by Levi Ponce, Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima , 2016.  © 2016 Ken Gonzales-Day.  "Surface Tension by Ken Gonzales-Day: Murals, Signs, and Mark-Making In LA" is organized by the Skirball Cultural Center as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Begins With Hundreds of Thematically Linked Exhibitions Destined to Rewrite Art History

Released: September 12, 2017

Inaugural Weekend Includes a Launch Party at L.A.’s Grand Park on September 14, and Free Admission to More than 50 Museums on September 17  More than $16 Million in Grants from the Getty Foundation Support the Largest Initiative Ever to Focus on Latin American and Latino Art, Bringing New Art to Diverse Audiences and Creating a Legacy of Groundbreaking Scholarship After five years of planning supported by more than $16 million in grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA will begin on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at more than 70 cultural institutions throughout Sou...


Nose Ornament with Spiders, Salinar culture, 1st century BCE-2nd century CE.  Gold.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Michael C.  Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A.  Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.1172)

The Getty Presents 5 Exhibitions for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Released: September 08, 2017

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA brings together more than 70 cultural institutions for a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Exhibitions and programs will take place from September 2017 through January 2018, at locations from Santa Barbara to San Diego, and from Los Angeles to Palm Springs. This collaboration, the largest ever undertaken by cultural institutions in the region, was initiated by the Getty Foundation through grants totaling more than $16 million to 50 organizations. Along with dozens of institutions, 65 gallerie...


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 04, 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 ...


Nanne Dekking, New Chairman of TEFAF

NANNE DEKKING TO SUCCEED WILLEM VAN ROIJEN AS CHAIRMAN OF TEFAF

Released: July 11, 2017

Nanne Dekking has been appointed the new Chairman of The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF), succeeding Willem van Roijen, effective immediately. Nanne Dekking is an eloquent advocate for change in the international art market and will provide strong and effective leadership for TEFAF and its future ambitions as the organisation continues to develop. The appointment of Mr Dekking as Chairman comes swiftly after new appointments were made to the TEFAF Board of Trustees and the TEFAF New York Advisory Board, announced in April 2017. For Willem van Roijen, finding a ‘skillful, intellig...


TEFAF

TEFAF ART MARKET REPORT: ONLINE FOCUS PROVIDES BACKDROP FOR DIGITAL INITIATIVE

Released: June 30, 2017

TEFAF has launched a supplemental Art Market Report entitled "Online Focus" -- a trend report which looks at the extent to which the art world is embracing digital opportunities and the impact new technology is having on the art market. The Report was written by Professor Rachel Pownall, who authored the 2017 TEFAF Art Market Report released earlier this year.  Well-established international auction houses are leading the field in e-commerce and online engagement, leveraging their brands to advantage in the online space. Auction houses are using e-commerce, either through developing th...


The Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY

TEFAF NEW YORK FALL RETURNS TO THE PARK AVENUE ARMORY, OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 1, 2017 -- EXHIBITOR LINE UP ANNOUNCED FOR 2ND ANNUAL FAIR

Released: June 28, 2017

  EXHIBITOR LINE UP ANNOUNCED FOR 2ND ANNUAL FAIR   (New York) June 28, 2017 – TEFAF New York Fall has announced the names of 93 dealers exhibiting at the second annual edition of the acclaimed international art fair launched last October. Focusing on fine and decorative arts and jewelry from antiquity through the early 20th century, TEFAF New York Fall will return to the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City from October 28-November 1, 2017. Bringing together a global community of collectors, interior designers, museum curators and connoisseurs, TEFAF New York is recognized...


Steve Hartman, President Board of Directors FADA, Founder of Contessa Gallery

Fine Arts Dealers Association (FADA) names Contessa Gallery founder Steve Hartman new President

Released: June 22, 2017

                                                                                                                FINE ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION (FADA) NAMES CONTESSA GALLERY FOUNDER STEVE HARTMAN NEW PRESIDENT   (June 22, 2017—Los Angeles, CA)  The Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA) has named Steve Hartman, from Cleveland-based Contessa Gallery, as the new President of the Board of Directors. He will be focused on curating a new vision and expanding benefits of membership for the 27 year old organization. “It is a very significant opportunity,” says Mr. Hartman, “I have been a pa...


Zvonimir Bebek, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Announces the Launch of Online Exhibition “50 Years | 50 Objects”

Released: June 16, 2017

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival has announced the launch of the online exhibition “50 Years | 50 Objects: Storied Objects From the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.” The exhibition showcases for the first time a selection of objects that range from musical instruments and pottery to ceremonial costumes and sculptures from the Festival’s 50-year history. Together, these objects tell the story of skilled artisans working to preserve their heritage and crafts. Featuring work from 22 countries and 17 states, the exhibition highlights not only the diversity of Festival programs produced in t...


Lot 102.  Rufino Tamayo.  "Estela"

Contemporary Prints & Multiples at Aspire Auctions

Released: May 24, 2017

20th century collectable artists such as Jim Dine, Rufino Tamayo and Julian Stanczak are available tomorrow Thursday May 25th. The online auction is conducted by Aspire Auctions, Inc. headquartered in Cleveland Ohio with satellite locations in Pittsburgh and Chicago. Bidding is going on now and lot will close over three days; May 25, 26 & 27. Aspire has there own shipping department and assists with truck deliveries nationwide. This year marks Aspire Actions 15th birthday in this online auction industry, and has been included in the top 250 online auction companies in the world. Lo...


In First Foray Into Prehistoric Art, Cowan’s Soars to $1.2M in Record Breaking Sale

Released: April 11, 2017

Part I of the renowned Collection of Jan W. Sorgenfrei brings $450,000 in 90 lots as Cowan’s once again proves itself as an industry leader in American Indian & Western Art. Once again proving itself as one of the preeminent American Indian & Western Art auction houses in the world, Cowan’s Auctions’ April Auction saw a record number of bidders on its way to a $1.2 million day. Without question the highlight of the day was the Prehistoric American Indian Art collection of renowned collector Jan W. Sorgenfrei, which sold for nearly $450,000 combined. Part I of the much-coveted col...


The rare presentation tomahawk pipe estimated at $25,000-35,000, commemorates the Treaty of Fort Harmar.

Rare Tomahawk Pipe Leads Selkirk’s Auction of American Indian and Ethnographic Artifacts Representing Multiple Cultures

Released: March 03, 2017

Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers will host an auction of American Indian and Ethnographic Artifacts, with Persian and Oriental rugs, at 10 a.m. on March 11, 2017, at its gallery in St. Louis’ Central West End. Spanning the pre-historic to modern eras, more than 350 lots of Native American items are to be offered, including rare items from a number of private collections. ​Furthermore, 100+ lots of Ethnographic artifacts and 100+ lots of Persian and non-tribal oriental rugs will be sold. This specialty auction builds on the interest which brought strong sales prices for several items of...


The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Announces Its Spring 2017 Exhibition Schedule

Released: January 12, 2017

EXHIBITION AND PROGRAM SCHEDULE Programs/participants are subject to change. All events are free of charge unless noted.  Identity Crisis: Reflections on Public and Private Life in Contemporary Javanese Photography January 21–June 11 Organized by the Johnson Museum, this exhibition is the first in the United States to focus on the recent emergence of photography as an art form in Java, Indonesia. Guest curated by photographer Brian Arnold, Identity Crisis includes ten artists who pursue investigations of personal or cultural identity, and use photography to probe, obscure, or heigh...


Huron Quilled Hide Pouch, c.  last quarter 18th century (Lot 124, Estimate: $15,000-20,000)

The Philip & Patricia Marco Collection: Notable Works of American Indian Art on Auction, February 10

Released: February 02, 2017

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. presents The Philip & Patricia Marco Collection, featuring American Indian art. The 132 lots being offered on February 10 in Boston were acquired primarily in the 1980s when the selection was broad. In addition to its high quality, the material in the auction has the attraction of being fresh to the market. Philip and Patricia Marco formed a film production company in the 1970s which would eventually become one of the premier television production companies in the United States, producing hundreds of award-winning projects. Phil, who studied fine art at P...


Lot 1 Edwin Mieczkowski, (b.  1929) - Untitled

Gray’s Opens 2017 Auction Season with 300 Lots Jan 18

Released: January 03, 2017

Cleveland, Ohio – (January 3, 2017) Starting off the new year with a catalogue of over 300 items, Gray’s Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Art auction will be held January 18. The sale begins with a selection of contemporary and traditional fine art. At lot 1 the auction begins boldly with a large work by Edwin Mieczkowski (b. 1929). This untitled work is made of acrylic and wood. Mieczkowski studied and taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He is well known for his contributions to the Op-Art movement. A collection of traditional art includes lot 46, an oil painting by Ferdinand Burg...


Celerie Kemble

WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW ADDS DESIGNER STAR POWER WITH ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2017 HONORARY DESIGN CHAIRS

Released: January 03, 2017

The Winter Antiques Show has enlisted some of the brightest stars in the world of interior design to be the Show’s Honorary Design Chairs: Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson, Celerie Kemble, and Miles Redd. The celebrated group is supporting the upcoming Show, which will be held January 20-29, 2017 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, NY, with the Opening Night Party on January 19, 2017. “We challenge ourselves every year to try and make the Winter Antiques Show more fun and exciting than the year before—to take it from strength to strength. If we had a motto, it would be ‘Let us surpris...


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