“Moonlight scene Austria” landscape painting painted by Hermann Herzog in 1874, picked up for just $2.50 at a thrift shop may sell for between $2,00 to $4,000 during Witherell's catalog auction, Sept. 13-30.
Several early and mid-20th century paintings exceeded estimates during the May 20 auction presented by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.
A large 19th century painting of a young girl prompted Diana Bailey Harris to trace the story of the young girl, a relative of Harris', and the search revealed countless family stories.
Noted 20th century artist Johann Berthelsen captured the essence of city landscapes with subtle use of light and dark, and as Mary Manion points out in her latest Art Markets column, his work resonates with many collectors today.
The place where noted artist Winslow Homer crafted his masterpieces is open to the public for a limited time this summer, thanks to the Portland Museum of Art.
The Gallery at Japan Society considers this phenomenon from March 16 to June 10, 2012 in “Deco Japan: Shaping Modern Culture, 1920-1945.” The exhibition assembles fine examples of the sophisticated craftsmanship and design one associates with Japan-in ceramics, lacquerware, glass, metalwork, jewelry, textiles, sculpture, painting, and lithography – contextualized by colorful ephemera and goods...