California’s art culture is the central focus of a 275-lot auction Oct. 22 offered by John Moran Auctioneers. Examples of California’s unique impressionism style will be well represented. Read More +
Southwestern artist Howard Schleeter’s painting “Spur Line (Las Vegas, New Mexico-1938),” 24 inches by 30 inches, soared to $26,070 at auction — a world record for this artist. Read More +
lso in this sale are over 50 quality antique clocks, including an Ansonia Pompeii black enameled iron case clock with gilt adornment. Read More +
A fine selection of American and Continental furniture, sterling silver, glass, porcelain, paintings and works on paper from the 19th and 20th centuries fill Cowan’s Auctions, Inc.’s Fall Fine and Decorative Art Auction. Read More +
Antique Helper is holding boutique auctions beginning April 21, 2012 with an important selection of historically-significant art by African-Americans. Read More +
Brian Roughton has joined Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas as Director American and European Art. Read More +
>Show reports, auction results and research >>Get it all delivered for just a $1 an issue! Lucian Freud’s etching, Woman With an Arm Tattoo, (1996), sold at Sotheby’s Australia Aug. 23, 2011, one month after the artist’s death. Numbered 12/40 … Read More +
Former FBI agent and author Robert Wittman’s first-ever seminar June 13, 2011 on how the art business can protect itself against the growing threat of art crime attracted 13 attendees, including Antique Trader columnist Caroline Ashleigh. The week, consisting of five days of instruction and discussion with field experts, was a one-of-a-kind seminar in which each participant personally interacted with the material and presenters. The result was a seminar described by participants as unmatched in quality of topics, expert presentations, and atmosphere.
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The Paris discovered by Marc Chagall (1887-1985) when he arrived by train in 1910 was still the city of the art world’s dreams. It was a metropolis of broad boulevards and crooked cobbled alleys lined with ateliers and cafes where Picasso might be found sitting with Braque. Chagall was able to subsist in a city where credit was extended to artists as a matter of course, where meals could sometimes be paid for in sketches and intellectuals could occupy a corner table for an entire afternoon of animated discussion for the price of a cup of coffee.
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For the first half of the 20th century, images of industry were synonymous with progress. As assembly lines increasingly supplied the needs and wants of the world’s growing urban population, factory scenes became shorthand for the brave new world of modernity. Industrial art became an international genre, crossing political borders and economic systems alike. The scenes of laborers working within the shadows of enormous machines assumed similar form whether in the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany or the United States.
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