18 Press Releases

Tag: Jacob Lawrence

  • Exhibitions

    Miles McEnery Gallery opens an exhibition of recent paintings by Franklin Evans

    Installation view of Franklin Evans: fugitivemisreadings, 24 June – 31 July 2021. Image: Christopher Burke Studio. Courtesy of the artist and Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY NEW YORK, NY.-Miles McEnery Gallery opened an exhibition of recent paintings by Franklin Evans. fugitivemisreadings, the artist’s third solo exhibition at the gallery, at…

    Miles McEnery Gallery opens an exhibition of recent paintings by Franklin Evans
  • Auction Result, Press Release

    $1M for Printed & Manuscript African Americana at Swann

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., early draft of the Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 1963. Sold for $185,000. PRINTED & MANUSCRIPT AFRICAN AMERICANA Sale 2562; March 25, 2021 Sale total: $1,075,786 Estimates for sale as a whole: $410,550–$619,850 We offered 356 lots; 315 sold (88% sell-through rate by lot) All…

    $1M for Printed & Manuscript African Americana at Swann1
  • Auction Industry

    Christie’s Private Sale Explores the Human Figure in Contemporary Art

    "Framing the Figure" by Christie’s is an attempt to commemorate contemporary arts and boost its private sales platform. The sale highlights the prominence of human figures in contemporary work. The online sale will be live until 12th March, with auction lots on view at Christie’s headquarters in New York. Image…

    Christies Private Sale Explores the Human Figure in Contemporary Art4
  • Auction Industry

    Around the Auction World: February 2021

    Collage of images from around the auction world. Photo credit from left to right: Christie’s, Rare Posters, Black River Auction. Collage by Pranit Dubey (Auction Daily). The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others last summer reignited discussions about racial biases in the United States and around the world.…

    Around the Auction World February 2021-3
  • Auction Industry

    Artists of Black History Month: Sam Gilliam

    Signed Monoprint by Color Field Painter Offered at Toomey & Co. Sam Gilliam’s work set a new tone for American art in the 20th century. He rose to fame during the 1960s and early 70s with his “Drape” paintings. These colorful works discarded stretcher bars in favor of dramatic installations.…

    Artists of Black History Month Sam Gilliam1
  • Auction Industry

    Artists of Black History Month: Jacob Lawrence

    Black River Auction Offers Two Signed Screenprints from American Painter One of the first nationally-recognized Black American painters, Jacob Lawrence completed his first significant painting series at 21 years old. Social realism was always the bedrock of Lawrence’s work. Throughout the 20th century, he returned to the vivid imagery of…

    Artists of Black History Month Jacob Lawrence1
  • 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 Industry

    Exceptional Paintings, Sculptures, Prints and Exquisite Fine Jewelry highlight Michaan’s Winter Fine Sale

    Previews:December 16 & 17, by appointment and day of sale Auction:Winter Fine SaleFriday, December 18 at 10am ALAMEDA, CA, USA, December 8, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Auction: Winter Fine Sale Friday, December 18 at 10amPreviews: December 16 & 17, by appointment and day of saleLocation: Michaan’s Auctions 2751 Todd Street Alameda, CA94501 Exceptional…

    Exceptional Paintings, Sculptures, Prints and Exquisite Fine Jewelry highlight Michaan’s Winter Fine Sale
  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Vintage Posters at Swann August 27

    Designer Unknown, Keep Calm and Carry On, 1939. Estimate $12,000 to $18,000. New York—Swann Galleries’ summer offering of Vintage Posters on Thursday, August 27 is set to bring an assortment of material, from war propaganda to advertisements for summer destinations and sporting events, as well as a select choice of Art Nouveau and…

    Vintage Posters at Swann August 27
  • Auction Preview

    African-American Fine Art

    Raised in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi during the early 1900s, Richmond Barthé was among the leading artists of his time. Barthé’s work often bridges the gap between Realism and abstraction. Best known for capturing the allegorical and genre figures of African Americans, Barthé took inspiration from his interest in African…

    ROBERT NEAL (1916 - 1987)
  • Art Industry

    Jonathan Boos Presents Digital Spring Catalogue

    We are pleased to announce the publication of our digital Spring Selections catalogue. Artists featured include John Atherton, George C. Ault, George Wesley Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Charles Biederman, Charles H. Davis, Enrico Donati, Marshall Fredericks, Alfred Jensen, Henry Koerner, Jacob Lawrence, Alton Pickens, Charles Sheeler, Zoltan Sepeshy, George Tooker, Martha…

    Jonathan Boos Presents Digital Spring Catalogue
  • Auction Industry

    African-American Fine Art at Auction June 4 with Standout Works from the Last Two Centuries

    New York—Swann Galleries is set to offer a sale of African-American Fine Art on Thursday, June 4 with works spanning from the nineteenth century through the modern era. The sale was postponed due to Covid-19 and will be held live online by the house. As the earliest work in the sale Edward M. Bannister’s serene circa…

    Lot 143-Amos
  • Art Industry

    2020 Curatorial Awards For Excellence Announced

    Association of Art Museum Curators honors 25 curators across fields The 2020 Awards for Excellence were released Wednesday within the 2020 Art Curators Conference catalog.  Nearly 175 nominations were submitted and vetted by groups of curator jurors from around the world, with importance placed upon how each entry reflected core ideals of inclusion,…

    Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle"
  • Auction Preview

    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)
  • Exhibitions

    The Ultimate Selfies? National Portrait Gallery 'Eye to I' Traveling Exhibition Premieres March 24

    The term self-conscious takes on a whole new meaning in today’s social media era. At a time when millions of selfies are posted every day and identity is proving to be more fluid, this exhibition from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery shines a new light on self-portraiture and representation.  The show was created to…

    Self-Portrait with Rita, by Thomas Hart Benton. Oil on canvas (c. 1924). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Exhibitions

    Beyond the wall: a golden period of exchange between Mexican and US artists is revisited in new show

    Whitney Museum exhibition will explore the enduring influence of artists such as David Alfaro Siqueiros on US counterparts including Jackson Pollock and Philip Guston José Clemente Orozco’s Mexican Revolution work Barricade (1931) Photo: Courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art; © The Estate of Philip Guston, courtesy McKee Gallery The…

    Beyond the wall- a golden period of exchange between Mexican and US artists is revisited in new show
  • Auction Preview

    Luxury Accessories & Modern Art

    The repeating timepiece was first developed in the late 17th century by Daniel Quare, who invented the hour and quarter striking mechanism. However, it was not until 1839 when Patek Philippe introduced their first quarter repeating watch that the style entered the mainstream. An early generation Patek Philippe quarter repeating…

    Louis Vuitton Keepall 55
  • Press Release

    Artist Profile : Norman Lewis From the Margin to the Art Market Center

    Anthony Barboza, Norman Lewis—Painter, silver print, 1976.Sold Dember 13, 2007 for $1,320. Born in Harlem in 1909, Norman Lewis developed as a painter as the New York Modern Art scene grew. He first studied art during the Harlem Renaissance under the sculptor Augusta Savage. Lewis became a painting instructor at the Harlem Community Art…

    Swann Galleries