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Cologne Fine Art & Antiques: Showcase Juxtaposes Works of Art from Different Cultures

November 17, 2010 by  
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COLOGNE.- Cologne Fine Art & Antiques runs from 17-21 November 2010. A rich mix of exhibits testifies to the success of the Fair’s new planning. It provides an optimum showcase to juxtapose works of art from different cultures, epochs and collecting fields ranging from antiquity to the 21st century. The Fair’s aim is to promote visual interplay and dialogue, and this year sees an even sharper focus on an exciting contrast between modernism and the art of the antique world, Old Masters, [...]

Claremont Rug Company Exhibits Major “Treasury” of Collectible Antique Art Pieces

October 12, 2010 by  
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OAKLAND, CA.- Claremont Rug Company today announced the acquisition of an 85-piece collection of rare 19th century art-level Oriental rugs assembled and held by a single family over four generations. Entitled “The Heartland Treasury of Antique Art Carpets,” the collection will be available for viewing on the Gallery’s website (www.claremontrug.com) on Thursday and at the Gallery’s location (6087 Claremont Avenue) on Saturday. Assembled by two generations of an industrialist family between the 1930’s and 1970’s, the collection contains a wide [...]

Autumnal Inspiration from Cole to Wyeth at the Hudson River Museum

September 26, 2010 by  
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YONKERS, NY.- The fall landscape and paintings of its trees in full glory is often regarded as uniquely American. On September 25, the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, opens Paintbox Leaves: Autumnal Inspiration from Cole to Wyeth, which includes nearly 100 paintings from major museums and private collections and examines the narrative of the American artist’s fascination with autumn. It was the Hudson River School painters who began the tradition of seasonal landscape painting, developing the notion of an American terrain [...]

Rare Cabinet by Emile Bernard Acquired by the Indianapolis Museum of Art

July 15, 2010 by  
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN.- The Indianapolis Museum of Art announced today the acquisition of a rare corner cabinet with scenes of Breton life, carved and painted by Pont-Aven School artist Emile Bernard. One of only four known examples of important wood furniture produced by the Pont-Aven School, this cabinet further enhances the IMA’s renowned Pont-Aven School collection—the most distinguished in North America. The Pont-Aven School was named for a remote village in the French province of Brittany where an international group of [...]

Works of Art from the Spencer Collections Realise $32 Million at Christie’s

July 9, 2010 by  
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LONDON.- Christie’s offered a selection of works from the Spencer Collections this week at their London salerooms. The auctions realised a total of £21,076,288 / $31,989,353 / €25,360,494. The top price was paid for A Commander being armed for Battle by Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) which sold for £9,001,250 / $13,663,898 / €10,846,506 at the evening auction of Old Master & 19th Century Art on 6 July. The Trustees of Althorp Estate: “For the sales this week we carefully [...]

Works of Art from the Spencer Collections Go on Public View at Christie’s

July 3, 2010 by  
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LONDON.- A selection of works of art from Althorp and Spencer House (the historic London home of the Spencer family) is to be offered on 6, 7 and 8 July at Christie’s King Street and South Kensington salerooms, with individual estimates from £200 to £12 million. The sale previews are open to the public from Saturday 3 July, and offer the chance to see masterpieces by Rubens and Guercino, as well as selected contents from the attics and store rooms [...]

Everett Fahy Appointed Senior Consultant at Christie’s

June 8, 2010 by  
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NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced the appointment of Mr. Everett Fahy, former chairman of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and former Director of the Frick Collection, as senior consultant to Christie’s Old Masters & 19th Century Art department. Mr. Fahy is widely recognized as one of most distinguished scholars of Italian Renaissance Art, with extensive publications to his credit. In his new role, Mr. Fahy will support the firm’s client relations goals and lend his expertise to [...]

Christie’s in London to Offer Works of Art from the Althorp Attics

May 18, 2010 by  
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LONDON.- Christie’s announced the details of the auction of works of art from the attics, stables, cellars and storerooms at Althorp which will take place at the South Kensington salerooms on 7 and 8 July. The auction will also present the most important ancestral collection of carriages ever to appear at auction. Presenting over 700 lots and including carriages, European and Oriental porcelain, furniture, works of art, portrait miniatures, pictures, silver, militaria and textiles, individual estimates will range from £200 [...]

Claremont Rug Company Exhibits Rare Assemblage of 19th Century Art Rugs

February 4, 2010 by  
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OAKLAND, CA.- Jan David Winitz, founder and president of Claremont Rug Company, today announced an exhibition of rare, 19th century art-level rugs created by tribal weaving groups in the Caucasus Mountain region of Asia. The collection of 150 rugs will be available for viewing at the Gallery, located at 6087 Claremont Avenue in Oakland, starting Thursday, February 11. A selection of 95 of the rugs can also be accessed in a special section on the Claremont website. Long-noted for his [...]