230 Posts

Category: Mixed Media

  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Contemporary Art at Swann June 10

    Elaine de Kooning, Joan Mitchell, Kara Walker & More Feature Feminist Art from the Collection of Harriet Lyon to be Offered John Salt, Riviera 2, oil on canvas, 1969. Estimate $30,000 to $50,000. New York—Swann Galleries’ sale of Contemporary Art on Thursday, June 10 will feature impressive works from blue-chip artists working…

    Contemporary Art at Swann June 10-1
  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Quinn’s to auction folk art from prestigious Sellen-Burt collection, April 20

    Featured: works by Clementine Hunter, Roy Ferdinand, Ivy Billiot, several other noted Louisiana artists Clementine Hunter (Louisiana,1886-1988), ‘Falling angels.’ Two painted diamond-shape panels. Initialed on each. Framed size: 20½ x 20½ inches. Collection of Betty-Carol Sellen and Martha Burt. Estimate $800-$1,200 FALLS CHURCH, Va. – On Tuesday, April 20, Quinn's Auction…

    Quinns to auction folk art from prestigious Sellen-Burt collection, April 20-1
  • Auction Industry

    Artist to Know: Howardena Pindell

    Mixed Media Assemblage Available in Upcoming African American Art Sale With a career spanning more than 50 years, Howardena Pindell reports that she could fill a 100-page résumé. Her work crisscrosses mediums and styles, from hole punch paintings to video performances. These explore racism, misogyny, violence, and— after a near-fatal…

    Artist to Know Howardena Pindell1
  • Artists, Auction Industry

    Artist to Know: Ida Kohlmeyer

    Ahlers & Ogletree to Offer Mixed Media Work by New Orleans Artist Ida Kohlmeyer struggled to find her own style for years. She trained under some of the leading Modernists and Abstract Expressionists of the 20th century, including Hans Hofmann. Artists such as Mark Rothko and Joan Miró steadily rotated…

    Artist to Know Ida Kohlmeyer1
  • Auction Preview

    Ed Ruscha’s California Grape Skins in Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated

    In Ed Ruscha’s California Grape Skins, a mountain appears like an illusion. Bold white text dominates the composition. This painting is available in the upcoming Contemporary Curated auction, presented by Sotheby’s. Ruscha’s works gained attention during the Pop Art movement for their oddity and satire. Of the available piece, he…

    Ed Ruscha California Grape Skins
  • Auction Preview

    Christie’s Will Offer Selection of Contemporary Asian Artworks

    Christie's upcoming auction will explore the world of contemporary Asian art with works from Walasse Ting, Tatsuo Miyajima, Aya Takano, Yayoi Kusama, and others. One of the leading lots is Walasse Ting’s acrylic painting. Ting was a 20th-century Abstract Expressionist celebrated for his vibrant palettes on rice paper. With fluorescent…

  • Auction Preview

    Christie's First Open Auction Presents Works From Janet Taylor Pickett and Other Artists

    Christie's upcoming First Open Auction will offer a signed mixed media work from Janet Taylor Pickett. Titled The Messenger, this piece drew inspiration from Cassandra, a cursed princess in Greek mythology who possessed the gift of prophecy. Describing her subject, Pickett explained, “She becomes the Conjure Woman of African American…

    Janet Taylor Pickett (b. 1948)
  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Auction Life’s Whimsical Worldly Wonders Winter Auction Slated For Wednesday, Feb. 17, Has 367 Lots Of Fresh-to-the-market Florida Finds

    Top lots include a suite of ten original mixed media impressions by Salvador Dali (1904-1989) and a figural landscape oil painting attributed to Joos de Momper the Younger (1564-1635). Rare suite of ten original mixed media impressions by Salvador Dali (1904-1989), titled Imaginations and Objects of the Future (#60 of…

    Auction Lifes Whimsical Worldly Wonders Winter Auction Slated For Wednesday, Feb. 17, Has 367 Lots Of Fresh-to-the-market Florida Finds
  • Auction Preview

    Bonhams’ Auction Highlights Victor Vasarely’s Geometric Abstract Work

    Artist Victor Vasarely was known for his contributions to the Op Art movement. His influences were taken from Bauhaus design principles, Wassily Kandinsky, and Constructivism. Vasarely’s luminous patterns of squares and circles changed how viewers perceive two-dimensional space. The upcoming Geometric Abstraction auction, presented by Bonhams, highlights several works by…

  • Auction Preview

    Raymond Pettibon, RETNA, and More Highlight Contemporary Art Sale

    Raymond Pettibon rose to prominence after producing album art for Sonic Youth, Foo Fighters, and his brother's band, Black Flag. Pettibon wears his influences on his sleeve, referencing pop culture and his California upbringing with little concern for appearing derivative. Bonhams’ upcoming Post-War & Contemporary Art sale will feature an…

  • Auction Industry

    Artists of Black History Month: Mickalene Thomas

    Mixed Media Work Available in Rare Posters’ Mid-February Auction Mickalene Thomas is conscious of her growing success in the art world. She was among the rising artists who set new auction records in 2020 and notably created the first solo portrait of Michelle Obama. She is known for her elaborate…

    Artists of Black History Month Mickalene Thomas1
  • Auction Preview

    Sotheby’s Upcoming Auction Brings 2019 Pat Steir Painting

    The upcoming 80th Anniversary Charity Art Auction to Benefit the Norton Museum of Art, presented by Sotheby's, offers 90 pieces of fine art. An untitled 2019 painting from Pat Steir is among the leading lots. Pat Steir creates her paintings by splashing and dripping color on canvas: "I began looking…

    Pat Steir
  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    On Saturday, February 13, fine art, Russian silver, and jewelry go up for bid at Turner Auctions + Appraisals

    Christian Walter (American, 1872-1938), Coastal Scene. Oil on canvas. Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present Fine Art, Russian Silver, and Jewelry on Saturday, February 13, 2021, at 10:30 am PST. Among the many artworks are paintings, etchings, lithographs and mixed media by…

    On Saturday, February 13, fine art, Russian silver, and jewelry go up for bid at Turner Auctions + Appraisals
  • Auction Preview

    Two Louise Nevelson Pieces Lead Fine Art Winter Sale at Barridoff Galleries

    While looking at Louise Nevelson's works, one onlooker commented on the creativity required “to make something beautiful out of nothing.” Wooden scraps like dowels, spindles, and furniture parts fill stacked boxes of Louise Nevelson’s Sky Cathedral (circa 1958). The sculpture, her first in black, is now hosted by the Museum…

    Louise Nevelson, Am. 1899-1988, Moon Zag III 1984, Wooden Sculpture painted black
  • Auction Preview

    Jean-Etienne Liotard’s Pastel Work Available in Upcoming Christie’s Auction

    A work from Jean-Etienne Liotard, titled Portrait of Philibert Cramer, will be available in an upcoming Christie's sale. Often described as porcelain-like, Swiss painter Jean-Etienne Liotard’s pastel portraitures exemplified his attention to detail. Explaining his method of painting, Neil Jeffares writes in the lot essay: “To achieve his highly enameled…

    JEAN-ETIENNE LIOTARD (Geneva 1702-1789)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Auction Preview

    Vintage Lithographs and Rare French Postcards Highlight Artelisted Sale

    In Tibetan Buddhism, a mandala painting is symbolic of the universe. Intricately executed, every detail has a meaning associated with it. One of the noteworthy lots in the upcoming auction of vintage lithographs, presented by Artelisted, is a Tibetan Buddhist mandala painting in cobalt blue. With its geometric configuration, the…

    YVES TANGUY Vintage Litho The Rapidity Of Sleep
  • Auction Preview

    Spin Art, Sketches, and Sculpture at Rago

    The Cuban artist collective known as Los Carpinteros dismissed individual authorship to embrace the ideals of artisans and laborers. To Los Carpinteros, art is always a collaborative effort. Several of the collective’s works are up for bid in the upcoming 20 | 21 Art auction, offered by Rago. Also in…

    Los Carpinteros, La Fuente
  • Auction Result, Press Release

    Swann Sets Hedda Sterne Record in Inaugural Sale of Modern & Post-War Art

    Sale brings five artist records total; exceeds high estimate by $200k Hedda Sterne, Untitled, oil on canvas, 1962. Sold for $100,000, a record for the artist. MODERN & POST-WAR ART Sale 2553; December 3, 2020 Sale total: $739,155 Estimate for sale as a whole: $355,000–$518,000 We offered 75 lots; 69…