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Tag: paintings

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    Impressionist & Modern Art

    Henry Moore was a prominent 20th-century sculptor known for his abstract bronze works. His style used organic curves and both animal and human forms to reflect the hills of his childhood home in Yorkshire. The upcoming Impressionist & Modern Art Auction, presented by Bonhams, offers a cast bronze piece by…

    EDGAR DEGAS
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    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture

    Hieronymus Francken I came from an eminent family of Flemish artists. Francken’s earlier works show the influence of his travel to Italy during the 1560s. During the reign of King Henri III, paintings showing scenes from the Valois court became briefly popular. Francken followed the trend by depicting elegant people…

    Dutch School
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    Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale

    Painter Giorgio Morandi was known for his still-life paintings of simple objects in muted colors. Morandi’s paintings were influenced by the works of Giorgio de Chirico and often feature medieval Italian architecture. The upcoming Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale, presented by Sotheby's, highlights an oil painting titled Natura Morta by…

    Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale
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    California & American Fine Art

    Featured in the upcoming California & American Fine Art event, presented by John Moran Auctioneers, are several paintings representing the American West and Southwest. This includes a piece by W. Herbert Dunton showing Mexican vaqueros roping brown bears in New Mexico. Dunton spent his summers in Taos, New Mexico, where…

    California & American Fine Art
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    Contemporary Art Day: An Online Auction

    Contemporary painter Christopher Wool is known for his black, stenciled artworks on white backgrounds. His works involve a variety of painting techniques, including screen printing and spray-painting aluminum. The upcoming Contemporary Art Day Auction, offered by Sotheby's, presents works by Wool and other blue-chip contemporary artists. Featured is a patterned…

    Contemporary Art Day Auction
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    Modern & Contemporary Art

    Artists such as Andy Warhol, André Brasilier, and Diego Rivera, respectively pioneers in Pop Art, printmaking, and the mural movement, will be represented in the upcoming Modern & Contemporary Art auction, offered by Freeman’s. Warhol’s Chanel is one of ten images from his Ads series that drew upon media from…

    Peter Blume (American, 1906-1992) Autumn
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    Prints & Multiples

    American painter and printmaker Jasper Johns is known for his Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. Leo Castelli, an art dealer, describes the moment he discovered Jasper Johns’ art as “... an incredible sight... Something one could not imagine, new and out of the blue.” This visit by Castelli helped Johns…

    URSULA FOOKES - MOUNTAIN ROAD
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    Fine & Decorative Arts Month-long Online Auction

    In Roman mythology, followers of the god Bacchus were called bacchants and were often depicted as intoxicated or frenzied. Highlighted in the Fine and Decorative Arts Monthly Online Auction, presented by Heritage Auctions, is a marble sculpture of a bacchant. This 1990 French piece shows the bacchant sitting naked on…

    Ferdinand Minor (German, 1814-1883)
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    Online Only Native American

    One of the oldest inhabited communities in North America — the Acoma Pueblo, also known as “Sky City” — is known for its distinct pottery style. The inhabitants have been practicing the craft since the city’s establishment in 1150. Lucy Martin Lewis, a Native American potter from Acoma Pueblo, was…

    Acoma Pueblo Indian pottery jar
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    The Spring Sale: Day 1

    Roy Cross’ paintings and illustrations are known for their realistic portrayals of marine life. One of his works is featured on the first day of the upcoming Spring Sale, presented by Eldred's. The oil on canvas piece is titled Constitution Captures Java 1812 and depicts the capture of the HMS…

    ELDRED WHEELER DUNLAP-STYLE HIGHBOY
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    Urban Art Signature Auction - Dallas

    KAWS started his career as a street graffiti artist and later turned to the world of fine art. His expertise lies in paintings, murals, product design, and toy-making. However, the artist’s large-scale sculptures are particularly famous. The upcoming Urban Art Signature Auction, presented by Heritage Auctions, features several works from…

    Mr. Brainwash (b. 1966) Mickey Mouse
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    Massive Comic & Toy Auction

    The upcoming Spring Comic Book & Toy Auction, offered by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, will particularly feature Marvel comic books. Highlighted is issue 39 of Marvel Comics Tales of Suspense from March 1963, which is overall in good condition. Notably, this issue contains the first appearance of Iron Man. There…

    Japanese Popy Combattler V Tin Key Wind Robot Toy
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    20 | 21 Art

    Best known for his comical paintings, American artist Donald Roller Wilson extended the artistic boundaries of Realism. The upcoming 20 | 21 Art auction, offered by Rago, features an oil painting by Wilson. The piece, titled Holstein Black Swan: The Devil Made Me Wear This, exhibits the influence of both…

    Damien Hirst, Butterfly spin
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    Estate Jewelry, Art & Collectibles

    To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Nautilus wristwatch, Patek Philippe launched several limited-edition versions with embossed dials. Included among these chronograph wristwatches is a Nautilus with a date feature and a 44-millimeter case, the largest case in the Nautilus family. Patek Philippe produced 1,300 of these watches. Presented in…

    Patek Philippe Nautilus 5976/1G
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    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    Vasudeo S. Gaitonde was a member of India’s Progressive Artists' Group, a movement of artistic reinvention based in Bombay during the mid-20th century. After his association with the Progressive Artists' Group, Gaitonde was introduced to the Indian miniature watercolor technique by Shankar B. Palsikar. Along with his study of traditional…

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art
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    March 12 Fine & Decorative Arts Monthly Online Auction

    Martin Lewis had a varied career, ranging from decorative stage painting for William McKinley’s presidential campaign to printmaking urban and pastoral landscapes. Of interest in the upcoming Fine & Decorative Arts Monthly Online Auction, presented by Heritage Auctions, are several of Lewis’ works. His Corner Shadows and 5th Avenue Bridge…

    Charles Sydney Hopkinson
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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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    New Now

    The upcoming New Now auction, presented by Phillips, will feature a work by American painter Julian Schnabel. Known for incorporating the Postmodern style, Schnabel often combines various unconventional materials into his works, including broken plates, velvet, and dirt. Schnabel has spoken about his interest in discarded materials to Artsy: “...…

    ANDY WARHOL Diamond Candy Box, 1981
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    Post-War & Contemporary Art

    The 1997-98 Woman on Blue Bus Seat sculpture, available in the upcoming Post-War & Contemporary Art Auction presented by Bonhams, is the creation of artist and sculptor George Segal. The inspiration behind Segal’s sculptures often came from his own body and the people surrounding him. In his lifetime, Segal dabbled…

    Jonas Wood
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    Dogs in Art® & Sporting Art

    The upcoming Dogs in Art & Sporting Art auction, offered by Doyle, is scheduled to coincide with the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which is an all-breed conformation show held yearly in New York City. The show draws almost 3,000 dogs, thousands of people, and takes place over two days.…

    Thomas Blinks