Art and Antiques News

Across The Block - Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:14:04 +0000

Portraits of Sir Francis Drake and Christ took high bids in this week’s Across the Block, as a variety of other items including bowls, scrolls, and tribal figures went above and beyond their estimates. Fish Scroll Swims Away For $81,250 SAN GABRIEL, CALIF. – On June 30, Linwoods Auction offered the collection of Shi Liangcai […],
ALBANY, N.Y. – The New York State Museum has announced that an Eighteenth Century Native American pipe tomahawk gifted in 1792 to Seneca leader Cornplanter by President George Washington has been returned to the Museum’s collections and will be on exhibit in the State Museum’s main lobby through December 30. Pipe tomahawks were significant objects […],
DALLAS – A new auction record for artwork by Disney Legend Mary Blair was set when her “Cinderella Magic Coach” concept painting (Walt Disney, 1950) sold for $60,000, triple its estimate, lifting the final total for Heritage Auctions’ animation art auction on June 16-17 to $1,456,032. Blair’s works were in high demand at the auction. […],
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – Laura Jane (Pascoe) May passed away at Baystate Medical Center on July 2 with family by her side. She was 91 years old. Laura was a resident of Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing, Springfield, Mass., for the past seven years. She was born April 2, 1927, in East Windsor, Conn., and was […],
NEW YORK CITY – The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum once again is in the forefront of presenting the work of Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) in the first major museum exhibition in the United States in more than 15 years dedicated to the Swiss-born artist. Installed within the museum’s rotunda, “Giacometti” examines this preeminent modernist who is […],

Q&A: Rebekah Beaulieu & Jeffrey Andersen - Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:02:51 +0000

Overlooking the Lieutenant River in Old Lyme, the Florence Griswold Museum – a birthplace of American Impressionism – is, as ever, a place for meditating on the rustic sublime. Much credit for the institution’s flowering goes to Jeffrey Andersen, who arrived at what was then a sleepy historical society in 1976. In nearly 42 years […],

Art And The New England Farm - Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:58:12 +0000

By Kristin Nord OLD LYME, CONN. – If landscape is language, then the New England farm has long been its poetic expression. The region’s rugged topography has mirrored how we identify as Yankees; its hills and valleys – and rocky outcroppings – continue to shape our sense of place. Abandoned farmsteads loom as keepers of […],

Top Picks: The Three Goals - Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:52:29 +0000

There are three goals to the Peace Corps: to help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women, to help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served and to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans. Only […],
Review and Onsite Photos by Rick Russack WILLISTON, VT. – Duane Merrill and Company Auctioneers & Appraisers’ June 30 and July 1 sale had a good assortment of material from regional estates. There were numerous paintings, early furniture, good jewelry, weathervanes, some Asian items that produced a few surprises and a restored 1931 Dodge Brothers […],

All The Flags Flying At Antiques In The Church Yard - Tue, 17 Jul 2018 08:11:59 +0000

Review and Photos by Greg Smith SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – It was gearing up to be a hot one as approximately 100 buyers lined up for the early morning bell at Frank Gaglio and Barn Star Production’s Antiques in the Church Yard on July 4. The heat seemed no deterrent to the shoppers, who were […],