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Category: Fine Art

  • Auction Preview

    Martha’s Vineyard Treasures at Sotheby’s

    Established in 1642, Martha’s Vineyard was a destination for the whaling community. Located in Massachusetts, it is now known as a vacation spot for the rich and famous. Sotheby’s upcoming auction will feature items from a nautical Martha’s Vineyard collection. Among the featured lots is a 19th-century American School oil…

    American School Portrait of Cornelia Eliza Morse
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    Ceramics & Tiffany Favrile Lamps Lead Rago’s Early 20th Century Auction

    Some hard-to-replicate ceramics by George Ohr, Taxile Doat, Viktor Schreckengost, and Josef Hoffmann will be available in Rago’s Early 20th Century Design auction. A rare vase from the French potter Taxile Doat is among the leading lots. The vase mimics the shape and colors of a gourd. Skilled in pâte-sur-pâte (paste on paste)…

    Tiffany Studios, Dragonfly table lamp
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    Robert Mapplethorpe’s Photos Highlight Upcoming Hindman Auction

    In the upcoming photography auction, presented by Hindman, Robert Mapplethorpe’s black-and-white photograph titled Calla Lily will be available for bidding. This particular piece comes from Mapplethorpe’s series of flower photographs, which were taken throughout his career. These images represent his fascination with nature’s beauty, a departure from his previous focus…

    Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946-1989) Calla Lilies, 1988
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    Outsider Artists Come Inside at Christie’s

    The term “outsider art” is used to describe works that do not fit into the conventional art world. These pieces are often created by artists who are mentally ill or outside the mainstream for some other reason. Over the years, the term has grown to include “vernacular” art created by…

    BILL TRAYLOR (CIRCA 1853-1949)
  • Artists, Auction Industry

    Artist to Know: Shirin Neshat

    Hindman’s Photography Auction Brings Print From ‘Soliloquy’ Series Iranian artist Shirin Neshat spent the first few years of her adult life in New York City. When she returned to Iran in 1990, Neshat found a culture and political climate that was radically different from what she remembered. Navigating her cultural…

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  • Art Fairs, Press Release

    The Winter Show Announces Highlights for 2021 Online Edition: Including Engaging Virtual Talks and New Digital Platform

    The online fair and programming takes place January 22–31, 2021 with VIP Preview Access January 19–21, 2021 New York, NY (January 14, 2021) – The Winter Show 2021 takes place on an immersive  online platform, on view from January 22–31, 2021, with VIP Preview Access on January 19– 21, 2021.…

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  • Auction Preview

    Marco Bicego Jewelry Offered in Upcoming Estate Treasures Auction

    A recognized Italian jewelry designer of the 20th century, Marco Bicego was a modern artist who drew inspiration from nature and the architecture around him. As he began to travel during his later career, Bicego was inspired by trips to Cairo and Jaipur. An example of Marco Bicego’s work will…

    Marco Bicego 18 k Lariat Necklace
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    American Fine Art & Percossi Papi Brooches Come to Auction

    Diamond and gemstone jewelry items from Percossi Papi will be available in Kodner Galleries’ upcoming auction. Percossi Papi is known for its maximalist style, which the Italian brand describes as what “Lucrezia Borgia might wear if she were alive and kicking.” This sale will include two gemstone and enamel brooches…

    Percossi Papi Gemstone and Enamel Brooch
  • Auction Industry

    Illustration Art and Children’s Classics Headline Swann Galleries’ Upcoming Sale

    Illustration art is one of the most powerful forms of visual communication. It informs, instructs, inspires, and reaches people. The visual layout of storytelling is not new; it dates back to the cave paintings created in Lascaux, France around 15,000 B.C.E. Illustration art includes many different interests, from childhood stories…

    Illustration Art and Childrens Classics Headline Swann Galleries Upcoming Sale1
  • Auction Industry

    Hindman Auctions to present first dedicated photography sale

    Alex Prager (American, b. 1979), Untitled (Parts 3), 2014. Archival pigment print. 48 x 74 1/2 inches. Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000. CHICAGO, IL.- On January 21, Hindman will present its first dedicated photography sale. The January Photography auction features a curated selection of rare and noteworthy photographs, including classic images by Ruth Bernhard,…

    Hindman Auctions to present first dedicated photography sale
  • Auction Industry

    Sotheby’s Honors the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude

    Active since the 1960s, Christo and Jeanne-Claude are remembered for their outdoor sculpture installations made of fabric and plastic. Following Christo’s death in late May of 2020, several works from the artist duo are coming to auction on February 17th, 2021 with Sotheby’s Paris. These works offer a rare opportunity…

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    American School Patinated Bronze Sculptures Highlight Crescent City Auction Gallery Sale

    A famous American sculptor and one of the notable artists of New York, Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington (1876 – 1973) was remarkable in many ways. She was the first woman to create a public monument in New York City and enjoyed considerable popularity both at home and abroad. An early…

    Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973, American), L'Orage (The Storm), early 20th c., patinated bronze, inscribed signature Anna V. Wyatt proper
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    I.M. Chait Gallery’s Upcoming Auction Features Celadon Ceramics

    Day two of I.M. Chait Gallery's upcoming sale will feature a selection of Korean celadon ceramics. Celadon ceramics are typified by their jade-like color and smooth glaze. First produced in ancient China, celadon ceramics quickly gained popularity across Korea and Asia. Initially, the Korean celadon ceramics were relatively crude, but by…

    Korean Celadon Glazed Cosmetic Bottle
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    19th-Century Paintings and Decorative Arts Available From Doyle

    A 19th-century painting by Thomas Luny highlights Doyle's English & Continental Furniture, Silver & Decorative Arts auction. Luny was known for his depictions of seafaring and naval battles. His first studio was in the same building as the East India Company, whose officers often commissioned work. The available painting shows…

    Thomas Luny
  • Art Industry

    The Smithsonian is collecting objects from the Capitol siege

    Members of the National Guard walk through the Capitol Rotunda in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, after rioters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol on Wednesday. Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times.by Zachary Small NEW YORK(NYT NEWS SERVICE).- A sign that reads, “Off with their heads — stop the…

    The Smithsonian is collecting objects from the Capitol siege
  • Auction Industry

    RMS Carpathia Auction Offers Salvaged Objects From Titanic’s Rescuer

    Around 12:20 AM on April 15th, 1912, the RMS Titanic sent out a fateful distress call. The ship had just made contact with an iceberg during its maiden voyage. By the time the nearby RMS Carpathia received the message, the disaster had already begun. However, the Carpathia still arrived in…

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  • Artists, Auction Industry

    Artist to Know: Loïs Mailou Jones

    Dane Fine Art Brings Painting From Artist, Educator, & Trailblazer The road to artistic greatness was not an easy one for Loïs Mailou Jones. Active throughout the 20th century, Jones faced ongoing discrimination as a Black American woman. She saw her paintings withdrawn from galleries, rightfully-won prizes taken away, and…

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  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Art And Objects From The Estate Of Jack Warner, Plus Items From The Rms Carpathia, Will Headline Ahlers & Ogletree’s Jan. 15th-17th Auction

    The auction will be conducted in Ahlers & Ogletree’s spacious Atlanta showroom. Start times all three days are 10 am Eastern time. Internet bidding is available thru www.AandOAuctions.com. Oil on canvas painting by Hudson School artist Jasper F. Cropsey (N.Y., 1823-1900), titled A Roadside in England, (1879), 14 inches by…

    Art And Objects From The Estate Of Jack Warner, Plus Items From The Rms Carpathia, Will Headline Ahlers & Ogletrees Jan. 15th-17th Auction
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    Work of Impressionist Master Jean Baptiste Armand Guillaumin in Abington’s January Winter Auction

    Jean Baptiste Armand Guillaumin was one of the founding members of Impressionism and among the least-known Impressionist masters. Coming from a modest background, Guillaumin worked a series of odd jobs to pay for his evening drawing lessons. In 1863, he attended the Académie Suisse, where he met his lifelong friends…

    Jean-Baptiste Armand Guillaumin Oil Painting
  • Auction Result

    Whyte's annual review 2020

    Paul Henry's A Sunny Day Connemara set a new world record of €420,000. DUBLIN.- On March 9 Whyte’s held its first major art auction of the year, just as the pandemic took effect in Ireland. That weekend the government imposed the first set of restrictions including a limit of 100 people at indoor…

    Whytes annual review 2020