Fine Art

Quai du Louvre en Hiver, oil on canvas, signed lower right, framed; 8” x 12 1/2” (sight), 14 3/4” x 19” (frame), $12,500. Image courtesy Cowan’s Auctions

Esteem is rising for Édouard Léon Cortès art

Paintings of Paris, scenes from the Left Bank – the City of Light with the Eiffel Tower hovering in the background. It was an old Hollywood movie cliché, the painter with his easel near the sidewalk café, peddling his work to tourists. The number of Paris street scenes produced and sold...

Boy Holding Screaming Baby (Big Brother’s Dilemma)

ARI on the hunt for stolen Norman Rockwell paintings

According to a theft alert released August 24, Art Recovery International (ARI) is searching for two stolen Norman Rockwell paintings. The first stolen painting is Rockwell’s oil on canvas Boy Holding Screaming Baby (Big Brother’s Dilemma), 1921, which measures 61 x 50.8 cm. The second is the much later and smaller...

Pair of Louis XV giltwood fauteuils à la reine, made in France circa 1755-1760 by Jean Gourdin, $225,000.

18th century giltwood chairs auction for $225K

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – A pair of French 18th century Louis XV giltwood fauteuils à la reine sold for $225,000 through Nye & Company Auctioneers‘ decorative arts auction, held online and in the firm’s showroom at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield, New Jersey. The chairs were the auction’s top lot. “The unexpected discovery...

This temple-sized Sino-Tibetan Buddha of Shakyamuni seated on a lotus pedestal sold for $9,680.

Chinese Huanghuali furniture polishes up $147K

OAKLAND, Calif. – Clars Auction Gallery’s June 16-17, 2018 sale was highlighted by exceptional offerings in Asian art and antiques with a selection of Chinese huanghuali furniture drawing bidders and collectors from around the globe. Notable prices were also achieved on the important offerings in Fine Art, Decorative Arts and Furnishings...