36 Press Releases

Tag: Modern Art

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    Rago’s Upcoming Sale Explores Modern and Contemporary Art

    “Art is a simplification of life,” American artist James Brooks told The New York Times in 1975. “A distillation of life with fewer impurities in it. Fewer elements, perhaps.” Brooks used these principles to develop his distinct paintings challenging calligraphy, color, and form. Two examples of his work, respectively titled…

    James Brooks, P.M
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    Modern Art Hong Kong | Evening Sale

    Founded in 1824 by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and schoolteacher, The Macallan was one of the first legally licensed distilleries in Scotland. Bottles from the collection of Californian retailer Wing Hop Fung come to auction in the upcoming Sotheby’s sale. Many of the available bottles were acquired directly from…

    The Macallan Fine & Rare 34 Year Old 51.0 abv 1968 (1 BT75cl)
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    Eclectic Variety Auction

    Rugs have been woven in Turkey since the 13th century, following the arrival of nomadic tribes from Central Asia. Turkish carpets were highly influenced by the Greeks, who dominated carpet manufacturing at that time. The carpets often employ geometrical motifs and are made of wool, cotton, and silk. They are…

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    Early Spring Estates & Collections Auction

    Pablo Picasso, a painter, printmaker, sculptor, and ceramics artist, was an influential figure in 20th-century art. Picasso was among the pioneers of Cubism, in which he broke apart his subjects and reassembled them in an abstracted form. One of Picasso’s portraits of his wife Jacqueline is highlighted in the upcoming…

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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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    Post-War to Present

    Robert Indiana’s LOVE motif has become ingrained in American culture, recognizable in its simplicity and branding. However, the Pop artist struggled with the legacy he created: “Love bit me. It was a marvelous idea, but it was also a terrible mistake... it became too popular.” Two of Indiana’s LOVE paintings…

    Robert Indiana (1928-2018) LOVE
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    Modern Design Auction

    The Italian-American sculptor, Bruno Lucchesi, is known for his terra cotta and bronze sculptures. Lucchesi has won several awards and commissions, completing works for the Bank of America and Italy’s Amerigo Vespucci bridge. He often depicts contemplative female figures in his works. Available in the Modern Design Auction offered by Uniques…

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    Modern and Contemporary Native American Art

    Cowan Auctions will feature modern and contemporary Native American artworks in their upcoming sale, along with various pieces of Asian art, antiques, collectibles, and decorative art. The auction will particularly highlight a bronze sculpture by Tammy Garcia. The American artist is best known for her classic designs and modern iconography.…

    Modesto Rivera Lemus (Huichol, 20th century) Yarn Paintings on Board, From the Collection of Robert B. Riley, Urbana, IL
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    Nature & Form

    For Alexandre Noll, there was little distinction between art and function. In the early to mid-20th century, he created a signature style that melded the two. Beginning as a sculptor for Paul Poiret’s French fashion house, Noll would eventually focus his interest on wood as his chosen medium. In creating…

    Alexandre Noll (1890-1970)
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    Modern Decorative Art + Design

    A ceramicist, painter, and sculptor, Guerrino Tramonti entered the Italian art scene during the 1940s. His work ranged from ceramic tiles and glazed terracotta disks to Modernist porcelain and paintings. When Tramonti tired of his Eastern-inspired pottery, he changed mediums and continued developing Italian Modernism in fine art. The upcoming…

    François-Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008)
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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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    Fine Art Fall Selections

    The upcoming Fine Art Fall Selections auction offered by Hindman shows the evolution of modern art across the last two centuries. This sale of fine art and sculpture ranges from chaotic collages to symmetrical, minimalistic prints. One featured lot is Play Again, a mixed media painting from the Clayton brothers.…

    Jim McHugh (American, 20th Century) David Hockney painting Chloe and Untitled (Los Angeles Scene)
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    Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale

    Sotheby’s will present the upcoming Highlights from Impressionists & Modern Art Evening Sale in November of 2019, featuring artists such as Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Auguste Rodin, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Monet was a French painter and a founder of the French Impressionist movement. Featured in this auction…

    Gustave Caillebotte
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    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    A bronze cast of one of Edgar Degas’ signature ballerina figures will be available in the upcoming Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale offered by Christie's.Degas was a leader in Impressionist art around the turn of the century. The sculpture available in this auction is a 1952 bronze cast of…

    Jean Metzinger (1883-1956)
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    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale

    The Impressionist movement was a major shift in the way the art world perceived skill, technique, and style. Its emphasis on short, defined brushstrokes and abstraction should not be mistaken for  a lack of skill. In the upcoming Impressionist and Modern Art Works on Paper auction presented by Christie’s, sketches,…

    Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)
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    Important Prints and Multiples Evening Sale

    The most popular artists of the 20th century were among those who paved their own way. Andy Warhol’s prints helped create the genre of pop art; Roy Lichtenstein’s parodies mocked and celebrated comic books; the self-portraits of Chuck Close explored hyperrealism in photography. The upcoming Important Prints and Multiples Evening…

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    Prints & Multiples

    Christie’s announces their Prints and Multiples auction featuring artists such as Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Richard Diebenkorn, Roy Lichtenstein, and many others. Showcased in the auction is Jasper Johns’ 1976 signed and dated screenprint of Flags I. This patriotic screenprint features the red and white stripes and 50 stars of…

    Prints & Multiples/Auctiondaily
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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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    Contemporary Glass featuring Dan Dailey: From the Barbara Tarleton Collection

    Single-artist profiles are truly unlike other auctions, giving the viewer an unparalleled glimpse into that artist’s development and individual career. A segment of Rago’s upcoming Contemporary Glass Auction features the work of Dan Dailey. It is a comprehensive profile of Dailey’s works collected by the artist’s mother.  One of his…

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    Modern Design

    When the seeds of modernism were planted in the early 20th century, few could have predicted the lasting influence of this radical new movement. The pieces available in the upcoming Modern Design Auction offered by Rago have withstood decades of social movements and artistic fads to continue making waves today. …