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Collection of Art Dealer Forrest Fenn, Known for His Treasure Hunt, Heads to Auction

ArtfixDaily / May 22nd, 2022

Santa Fe art dealer and collector Forrest Fenn famously hid a treasure chest -- supposedly worth over one-million dollars -- in the Rocky Mountains in 2010. Based on a riddle-laden poem in Fenn's memoir, hundreds of thousands are said to have pursued the elusive treasure for a decade, and ...

'This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World' Examines the State of Contemporary Craft in America Today

ArtfixDaily / May 16th, 2022

“This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World” showcases the dynamic landscape of American craft with 171 artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s extensive holdings of modern and contemporary craft, including 135 recently acquired works made by a broadly representative and ...

In 'Smoke' Exhibition, Jason Jacques Gallery Partners with the Last Prisoner Project

ArtfixDaily / April 6th, 2022

Jason Jacques Gallery will present an upcoming exhibition in partnership with the Last Prisoner Project. Titled SMOKE, the exhibition centers on a 19th century smoking set made by the French jeweler Boucheron. The piece is a beautiful, somewhat rarefied, highly decorative, and yet functional ...

'Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands' Brings Renowned Collection to Toledo

ArtfixDaily / March 28th, 2022

This spring and summer the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) in Ohio offers a spectacular exhibition of more than 100 objects drawn from one of the most significant private collections of Persian art. Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands opens April 23 and showcases the artistic ...

Picasso's Great-Grandson Launches 'Florian Picasso NFT' Collection With a John Legend Collaboration

The Art Newspaper / February 3rd, 2022

The Picasso estate initially stymied sales of more than 1,000 NFTs created by the granddaughter and great-grandson of Pablo Picasso last week. With more clarifying language around the sales, Marina Picasso and her son Florian have since launched their first NFT collection which went live Tuesday ...

Must-See 'Majolica Mania' Exhibition Continues in New York Through January 2, Then Travels

ArtfixDaily / December 9th, 2021

Majolica Mania: Transatlantic Pottery in England and the United States, 1850–1915 is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition yet mounted of a significant nineteenth-century innovation in ceramics. Inspired by Italian Renaissance maiolica and French Palissy ware, “majolica” debuted at ...

Toomey & Co. Dec. 2 Auction to Feature Rare Frank Lloyd Wright Weed Holder and Rediscovered Alphonse Mucha Painting

ArtfixDaily / November 28th, 2021

Oak Park, IL — Toomey & Co. Auctioneers’ December 2 Art & Design sale will feature a rare and important museum quality weed holder by Frank Lloyd Wright. The vase is one of 11 known examples, with others found in the collections of prestigious museums such as ...

Exhibition Exploring How French Art and Design Inspired Walt Disney Will Open at The Met in December

ArtfixDaily / November 9th, 2021

Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts will be the first-ever exhibition at The Met to explore the work of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ hand-drawn animation. Opening December 10, it will draw new parallels between the magical creations of the Disney Studios and their ...

Fine Arts Paris Returns to Carrousel du Louvre and Online

ArtfixDaily / October 26th, 2021

Fine Arts Paris – the Paris-based specialist art fair dedicated to the fine arts from Antiquity to modern times – returns for a fifth edition in its emblematic venue, the Carrousel du Louvre, November 6-11. The premier destination for fine arts in Paris, the fair will once more bring together the ...

Julie Green, Artist Known For Humanizing Death Row Inmates With 'Last Supper' Plates, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / October 24th, 2021

Artist Julie Green passed away this month after a cancer diagnosis. “Green, a wide-ranging artist whose paintings also examined gender roles, wrongful conviction, animal abuse and their own colorful life — from a childhood in Japan to a teaching post in Oregon — was 60 when they died Oct. 12 at ...

Exhibitions on Mid-Century Abstraction and Modernist Design at Black Mountain College to Open at Asheville Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / October 20th, 2021

The Asheville Art Museum is planning two new companion exhibitions highlighting artworks from its collection. Gestures: Mid-Century Abstraction from the Collection explores works in a variety of media that speak to the vibrant abstract experiments in American art making during the middle of ...

Designed to Inspire: The Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement Debuts September 7

ArtfixDaily / August 29th, 2021

The highly-anticipated Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement in St. Petersburg, Florida, will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Founded and funded by local businessman, philanthropist, and collector Rudy Ciccarello, the museum is the first in the world ...

Exhibition Exploring How French Art and Design Inspired Walt Disney Films Will Open at The Met in December

ArtfixDaily / July 1st, 2021

Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts will be the first-ever exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art to explore the work of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ hand-drawn animation. Opening December 10, it will draw new parallels between the magical creations of ...

Asian Art in London Launches A New Digital Sales Magazine With Prices Listed

ArtfixDaily / June 8th, 2021

Asian Art in London will launch a new digital sales magazine, featuring 52 carefully curated works of Asian art from 26 of Asian Art in London’s dealer participants. Due to be published bi-monthly, this sales platform gives collectors digital access to works of art across the Asian art spectrum ...

Toomey & Co. Auctioneers Has Its Largest Pottery Sale Ever on June 17

ArtfixDaily / June 7th, 2021

On Thursday, June 17, Toomey & Co. Auctioneers will proudly conduct its largest ever sale dedicated exclusively to pottery. Curated by Director of Ceramics Riley Humler, the auction is entitled Keramics & Rookwood: American & European Art Pottery and features ...

Rago Design Auctions Bring In $10 Million With A World Record Smashed For Tiffany

ArtfixDaily / May 17th, 2021

With a total of $10 million, more than double the high estimate, and a 89% sell-through rate, Rago’s Early 20th Century Design and Modern Design auctions illustrate the continued strength of the design market. The highlight of the two-day auction event was the record sale of an important ...

Walter B. Stephen Pottery: Cameo to Crystalline

ArtfixDaily / May 10th, 2021

Artist Walter B. Stephen (Clinton, IA 1875–1961 Asheville, NC) contributed to Western North Carolina’s identity as a flourishing site for pottery production and craftsmanship in the early 20th century. Walter B. Stephen Pottery: Cameo to Crystalline features art pottery and functional vessels ...

Birding Is Ultra Popular During the Pandemic; This Exhibition Offers An Eyeful of 'Rare and Wonderous' Feathered Friends

ArtfixDaily / May 3rd, 2021

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) is now showing Rare and Wondrous: Birds in Art and Culture 1620-1820, through July 25, 2021. The exhibition, curated by TMA’s Head of Interpretive Projects and Managing Editor Paula Reich, showcases the museum’s recent acquisition of the important six-volume series ...

Browse Art and Antique Finds In The Philadelphia Show With Tastemakers Martha Stewart, Michael Diaz-Griffith, Emma Bazilian and Others

ArtfixDaily / April 27th, 2021

The 2021 Philadelphia Show continues online this week through Friday, April 30, showcasing over 1,000 works of art, antiques, and design from the country's finest dealers. Visitors to the show can return daily to explore new inventory offered by exhibiting dealers. Three new Tastemakers, ...

Discover New Twists On Tradition In The Philadelphia Show With Online Programs and Offerings From 50+ Top Dealers

ArtfixDaily / April 22nd, 2021

Celebrating its 59th edition showcasing America's preeminent dealers of antiques and fine art, The Philadelphia Show has a fresh look and a new approach. A stalwart show known for American art and antiques, the 2021 Philadelphia Show includes international influences with European and Asian ...