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ArtfixDaily / January 11th, 2017
David Korins, set designer for the Broadway hit Hamilton, served as creative director for Sotheby's installation of Americana Week in New York. Previews opened Wednesday for the blockbuster sales series, from Jan. 18 to 21, with art and objects that span centuries of American craftsmanship. ...
Dezeen / June 15th, 2016
The Philip Johnson-designed The Four Seasons restaurant in New York is considered by many as "one of the rarest phenomena in Modernism." The restuarant is an unusual intact example of the International Style shown through its architecture and every element of decor. Wright will auction off ...
ArtfixDaily / February 23rd, 2016
Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) withdrew the George D. Sturges Residence, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939, from its February 21 sale of Modern Art & Design. The cantilevered redwood-and-brick residence, the only Californian example of Wright's Usonian housing, carried a ...
ArtfixDaily / January 25th, 2016
Sotheby’s secured an overall total of $18.9 million for its Americana Week auctions ending Sunday. The news came after Friday's announcement that the auction house had an estimated $12 million loss in the fourth quarter of 2015 as a result of the A. Alfred Taubman sale, featuring ...
Sotheby's / January 21st, 2016
Cornelius Vanderbilt's gold cigar case. A New Orleans Voodoo Clock. And "one of the greatest collections of Americana ever assembled" are what Sotheby's says are on offer this week as part of Americana Week in New York. City-wide auctions, shows, exhibitions and events kicked off on ...
ArtfixDaily / October 22nd, 2015
Rooted in Victorian times and infused with the energy of today's tech industry, San Francisco is a place where old and new, tradition and innovation, blend seamlessly. West Coast art collectors and designers just as easily mix styles and periods, and flock ...
ArtfixDaily / October 14th, 2015
Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the Mayor of New York City, has once again been transformed. Built in 1799, the stately Federal style mansion (East End Ave and 88th St.) underwent a $7-million restoration in 2002, and when first occupied in 2014 by Mayor Bill de ...
ArtfixDaily / September 13th, 2015
On the heels of its popular Rustic Furniture Fair last weekend, the Adirondack Museum will host the country's top dealers in art, antiques and vintage pieces embodying the mountain "Great Camp" style this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ablaze in ...
ArtfixDaily / September 9th, 2015
Lockwood de Forest III (1896-1949) was an astute painter of poetic landscapes like his father, the renowned artist-designer Lockwood de Forest Jr. (1850-1932). Yet the younger de Forest (known professionally at Lockwood de Forest Jr.) chose instead to design landscapes, ...
ArtfixDaily / March 12th, 2015
The website of Colonial Williamsburg -- www.history.org -- was hacked last weekend in one of several cyber attacks on U.S. websites by a group claiming to be Islamic State. The incident followed an event at Colonial Williamsburg where president Mitchell Reiss, a former senior U.S. ...
ArtfixDaily / February 25th, 2015
Parisian-made china and Sheffield plate silverware that once graced King Kalakaua's table are among a trove of furnishings that have recently been returned to Iolani Palace, the royal residence in Hawaii. Sold off at auction in the early 1900s, the dispersion of royal property followed ...
New York Times / August 27th, 2014
New York-based Art Capital has offered Detroit a loan of up to $4 billion in a new proposal that leaves the city's museum intact with its art used as collateral.
ArtfixDaily / August 7th, 2014
American antique specialists Leigh and Leslie Keno, widely-known for their "Antiques Roadshow" television appearances, are bringing their own line of furniture to the masses through "flash sale" Website One Kings Lane.
ArtfixDaily / January 27th, 2014
For collectors and curators looking for the unusual, the beautiful, the "best of the best," or simply a take-home slice of Americana, Antiques Week in New York offered it all.
ArtfixDaily / December 12th, 2013
Household products maker S.C. Johnson has sued Sotheby's over the upcoming sale of a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed desk and chair set made for the company's headquarters.
ArtfixDaily / October 2nd, 2013
More than 100 outstanding works of painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the Rhode Island School of Design Museum’s collection illuminate connections between American ambitions and the making of art in "Making It in America."
ArtfixDaily / July 31st, 2013
Executive director of New York City's prestigious Winter Antiques Show, Catherine Sweeney Singer has now been named Director of the Philadelphia Antiques Show.
ArtfixDaily / April 16th, 2013
Seven books from George Washington's library at Mount Vernon, each signed by the president, will headline the June 4 sale of “The Library of a Distinguished American Book Collector”...
SFGate / January 9th, 2013
Valuable Gold Rush artifacts were stolen from the Oakland Museum of California in separate burglaries over the course of two months, according to police.
ArtfixDaily / January 2nd, 2013
Last month, a motion was filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for New York's American Folk Art Museum to relinquish 210 objects promised by former benefactor Ralph Esmerian.