55 Press Releases

Tag: 20th Century

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    African-American Fine Art

    Raised in Harlem, New York during the 1930s, Jacob Lawrence was an influential Modernist painter active throughout the 20th century. He was nationally-recognized for his paintings capturing the experiences of African-Americans. After completing several paintings of abolitionist John Brown, Lawrence began several paintings of rural African-American life in the South.…

    CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979)
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    Fine Art + Design Selections

    The Fine Art + Design Selections auction, presented by Hindman, offers contemporary and early 20th-century pieces from artists around the world. Representing the United States is Ida Kohlmeyer's Mythic Mirror. Kohlmeyer discovered Abstract Expressionism when a leader of the movement, Mark Rothko, came to her native New Orleans as a…

    Fine Art + Design Selections
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    Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, Juan Hamilton: Passage

    Georgia O'Keeffe's relationship with sculptor Juan Hamilton began in 1973, when O'Keeffe was 85 years old and Hamilton was 27. Hamilton recalls his first meeting with O'Keeffe: “Right behind her, there was this large, broken Indian pot with a skull inside, a human skull,” said Hamilton. “I remember thinking, Gosh,…

    GEORGIA O'KEEFFE - UNTITLED (ALLIGATOR PEAR IN RED DISH)
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    Interiors @1600

    The 15th and 16th centuries in Germany marked the German Renaissance period. A painting titled The Magdalen Reading, belonging to a 16th-century German school, is one of the leading lots in the upcoming Interiors @1600 sale, presented by Freeman’s Auction. Another leading lot is a painting titled Scene in the…

    Interiors @1600
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    Living Contemporary

    The upcoming Living Contemporary auction, offered by Rago, features a collection of mid-century furniture, folk art, fine art, industrial ephemera, and vintage advertising signs. Among the highlights of the sale are works by German-American graphic artist and designer Tommi Parzinger. The 20th-century designer was considered a key creator of the Hollywood…

    Diederick Kraaijeveld, Skull-Vanitas
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    Property from the Estate of Loretta Young Online Only Auction

    In 1947, actress Loretta Young won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in The Farmer's Daughter. "You know up until now... the Academy Awards has been a purely spectator sport for me," Young said in her acceptance speech. "However, tonight I dressed for the stage just in…

    LORETTA YOUNG JEAN LOUIS SILK DRESSING GOWN
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    New York City Estate Auction, March 1

    Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, one of the leading artists of the Dutch Golden Age, was among the most sought-after portraitists of his time. A draftsman and etcher, Rembrandt’s work explored the interplay of light and shade. His paintings are included in several of the world’s greatest museum collections, including the…

    Purvis Young Folk - Outsider Art Oil on Panel
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    Abington Auction’s Winter Sale

    The upcoming Winter Sale offered by Abington Auction Gallery will feature a range of fine art pieces from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the key lots is an oil painting by Peder Severin Krøyer, a Danish artist who gained renown for his paintings of a seaside vacation…

    Orville Bulman 'Jungle Patrole' Oil Painting
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    Pub, Whiskey and Memorabilia Auction

    The Pub, Whiskey, and Memorabilia Auction, presented by Whitley's Auctioneers, examines life in the 19th and 20th centuries across the globe. Among the highlighted lots is film stock from World War II. While the film was not inspected by Whitley's before reaching auction, writing on the canister implies it may…

    LEICA M3 35MM RANGEFINDER, SERIAL 731040; 2 LENSES
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    Special Auction of French Furniture

    The French Renaissance occurred between the 15th and early 17th centuries. This cultural and artistic movement began when Francis I, a patron of the arts, took the throne. In response, French craftsmen created deeply carved furniture to reflect Roman sensibility. These craftsmen designed furniture inspired by Michelangelo and Raphael, often depicting…

    Armario. Francia. Siglo XX. En talla de madera de nogal. Con 2 puertas con espejos de luna biselada. 245 x 122 x 50 cm.
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    Chinese Export Art Featuring the Tibor Collection, Part II

    The second part the Tibor Collection, available in the upcoming Chinese Export Art auction offered by Christie’s, provides a range of porcelain and paintings from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The artistic styles presented in this sale range across the Kangxi, Qianlong, and Wanli empires. Among the key lots…

    Chinese Export Art Featuring the Tibor Collection, Part II
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    20th Century Fine Art

    Born in Almería, Spain, Federico Castellon’s parents moved to the United States when he was seven years old. As a Spanish-speaking child with limited English skills, he was often ostracized by his peers and was held back in school for two years. To save his sanity, Castellon turned to drawing.…

    Enrique Cantú Montemayor (b. 1952) La Bañista
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    The Edgar Rice Burroughs Collection from the Comics Signature Internet Auction

    After years of working as a pencil sharpener salesman, Edgar Rice Burroughs decided to try writing. He would go on to create Tarzan, among other notable characters. "I made up my mind that if people were paid for writing such rot as I read," said Burroughs in a Washington Post…

    George-Wilson-Edgar
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    Asian Decorative Art

    Bonhams presents the upcoming Asian Decorative Art auction, featuring a wide array of Asian works of fine art, decorative art, furniture, and more. Highlighted in this sale is a three-tier cosmetics box and cover with a Qianlong mark. The top of the box is painted with a vignette of two birds,…

    Asian Decorative Art
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    Sketches From The Archives Of Bob Mackie Online Only Auction

    Designer Bob Mackie never felt bad about accentuating Cher's body with his clothing. "Even at her most naked," Mackie said of Cher in an interview, "she never looked vulgar.” The upcoming auction from the archive of Bob Mackie, offered by Julien's Auctions, presents sketchings of the designs Mackie produced not…

    SKETCHES FROM THE ARCHIVES OF BOB MACKIE ONLINE ONLY AUCTION Juliens Auction
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    Marc Jacobs: A Life of Design

    When fashion designer Marc Jacobs began collecting art in 2000, his only background knowledge in the field was an art history class he took in high school. Now, the Marc Jacobs: A Life of Design event, presented by Sotheby's, brings to auction over 50 pieces from Jacobs' estate. Highlights include…

    Marc Jacobs: A Life of Design
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    Alligator!

    Bonhams presents Alligator!, an event with over 70 lots connected to Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead's lead guitarist. Pieces range from Grateful Dead gold records to Hawaiian shirts Garcia once owned. The auction's titular lot is a Fender Stratocaster that Jerry Garcia nicknamed "Alligator." The guitar got its name from…

    A RICK GRIFFIN PAINTING OF THE COVER ILLUSTRATION OF THE BOOK GOSPEL OF ST JOHN BY CHUCK SMITH
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    Fine Art, Jewelry, Mid Century & Antique Estate Auction

    A set of ten Mid-Century Modern chairs will be available in Clarke Auctions’ upcoming Fine Art, Jewelry, Mid Century & Antique Estate Auction. Karl Springer created these pieces with lacquered parchment by stretching and varnishing leather into a solid and defined form. The chair cushions are upholstered in giraffe-patterned fabric,…

    Fine Art, Jewelry, Mid Century & Antique Estate Auction
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    Millea Bros Select, Day 3

    Before the early 20th century, photography lay at the fringes of the art world. It was governed by Pictorialism, a style that manipulated photographs to mimic paintings and drawings. Paul Strand, an emerging photographer at the time, worked to reject Pictorialism and establish photography as a medium in its own…

    Eugene Delaplanche (after), bronze, 1873
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    Palm Beach Collections

    Known as the 'Father of Danish flower painting', Johan Laurentz Jensen, was the leading painter of floral still lifes in Denmark in the first half of the nineteenth century. The recipient of a traveling scholarship by King Christian VIII, Jensen's still lifes have an eye for detail. A painting by the still-life…

    A Pair of Italian Baroque Style Carved, Painted and Parcel Gilt Five-Light Candelabra Height 20 1/2 inches.