11 Press Releases

Tag: abstract art

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    Entirely self-taught, Francis Bacon emerged in 1945 as a significant force in British painting. Bacon's oeuvre was dominated by emotionally charged depictions of the human body. In the 1970s, Bacon painted a series of triptychs in response to the tragic death of his lover in 1971. Metropolitan Triptych was the…

    Parrot On A Branch
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    Geometric Abstraction

    Sol LeWitt was a supporter of Conceptual Art, a term he coined in 1967. In his essay on Conceptual Art, the artist said, “All the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes the machine that makes the art.” LeWitt helped reinvent…

    Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)
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    First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online

    The upcoming Post-War and Contemporary Art auction, offered by Christie’s, will offer 97 pieces of fine art from both rising and established artists. One mixed media piece from Miquel Barceló will be particularly highlighted. A seasoned traveler, Barceló spent much of the 1980s in Western Africa observing the dry weather…

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    Fine & Decorative Art

    Broward Auction Gallery presents over 400 pieces of fine and decorative art in their upcoming auction. An untitled abstract painting by Esteban Vicente is one of the featured lots. Vicente moved to New York City from Spain in 1939, where he met and was influenced by notable Abstract Expressionists Willem…

    Loet Vanderveen bronze figure
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    Winter Market Auction

    Charles Green Shaw was a successful freelance writer for The New Yorker, Smart Set, and Vanity Fair in the 1920s and 1930s. Then, in his late thirties, he took an interest in art. Shaw studied art under the watchful eye of Thomas Hart Benton and George Luks. He soon became…

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    Fine Modern Art

    Full of hatch marks, strong lines, and scribbles, the paintings of the French-German Modernist Hans Hartung were a source of controversy during the mid-20th century. Hartung would eventually be imprisoned by the Gestapo in part because of his defiant style, which he consistently defended: “The first and most important thing…

    Hans Hartung
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    20th Century Art + Design

    From Surrealism to optical art, John Moran Auctioneers offers a wide variety of fine art pieces in their upcoming 20th Century Art + Design auction. This includes works from the eras of Modernism, Impressionism, and abstract art, in addition to pieces of furniture, decorative art, and sculpture. One featured lot…

    VIOLA FREY (1933-2004 OAKLAND, CA)
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    African-American Fine Art

    In Swann Auction Galleries’ upcoming African American Fine Art auction, some of the greatest African American artists of the 20th century will take center stage. A pulsing and varied celebration of black culture, this sale is packed with examples of folk art, fine art, and everything in between.  Henry Ossawa…

    African-American Fine Art
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    Canadian Modernist Single Owner Estate

    Abington Auction Gallery, Inc. offers a variety of pieces in their forthcoming Canadian Modernist Single Owner Sale. This auction features 355 lots of twentieth century Canadian art in many different categories including jewelry, paintings and pottery. The bids for every lot are set to sell—starting at $25 for every item.…

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    Certified Famous Artist Auction

    This modern lithograph sale by Allure Antique Auction Company offers featured artists such as Andy Warhol and a print of his Campbell Soup tomato beef noodle o’s can, Keith Haring’s silkscreen prints of Pop Shop Squad IV and a hand signed Pablo Picasso Bacchanale Linocut.  Other artists include Victor Vasarely,…

    PR-189s Allure-CertifiedFamousArtist
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    Modern Art and Design

    This ongoing Modern Art and Design auction offered by Palm Beach Modern Auctions, which began on May 29th and will conclude on June 9th, includes a diverse collection of work representing the 20th century. Both decorative and fine arts, as well as furniture, are represented in this auction. Among the…

    PR-205 Modern Art & Design