Tag Archives: Art

Museum Highlights: August 2016

Museum Highlights: August 2016

Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum The Saint Louis Art Museum St. Louis, MO The Saint Louis Art Museum is currently showing Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, an exhibition charting the development of folk art in America while pondering the motivations for artists who were at times considered […]

James D. Julia's August 3-Day Fine Art, Asian & Antiques sale, August 24-26

James D. Julia will be holdings its annual August Fine Art, Asian & Antiques sale on August 24th-26th, 2016. This nearly $6 million sale is chock-full of the highest quality and most desirable merchandise and has rightfully earned its reputation as one of the most anticipated auctions of the year. The sale offers an astonishing […]

Publisher's Corner: August 2016

Publishers Corner: August 2016

The Art of Appeal Maxine Carter-Lome Like many of the topics we cover in this magazine, “Advertising” is a broad category assigned to a wide variety of collectibles, including signs, posters, serving trays, calendars, clocks, product packaging, store displays, and magazine ads to name just a few. In fact, it extends to anything designed and […]

Museum Highlights: July 2016

Museum Highlights: July 2016

Mood Indigo: Textiles from Around the World On Exhibit Through October 9, 2016 The Seattle Asian Art Museum – Seattle, WA This summer, the Seattle Asian Art Museum celebrates a color rich with history in the exhibition Mood Indigo: Textiles from Around the World. Drawn primarily from the Museum’s textile collection, the exhibit illuminates the […]

Museum Highlights: June 2016

Museum Highlights: June 2016

Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America The Crocker Art Museum Sacramento, CA The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA will host the traveling exhibition Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America, 1920 to the Present from June 19th September 11th, 2016. This is the first nationally traveling exhibition to survey […]

An Actual Living Legend: Russ Heath

An Actual Living Legend: Russ Heath

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Artist Russ Heath has plied his craft from comic books to fine art across the decades. Virtually any student of comic book history can vouch that the phrase “living legend” is as over-used as it is in any other entertainment niche, but in this case the term actually does […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Navajo chief's blanket, $90,000, John Moran

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Navajo second phase chief’s blanket sold for $90,000 at an auction held Feb. 23 by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, a painting by Tucker Smith (b. 1940, Wyoming), titled Gathering the Quarter Circle Five, finished at $26,400; a pair of whimsical […]

Collecting Van Briggle Art Pottery

Collecting Van Briggle Art Pottery

by Bill Thornbrook It is a longstanding tradition for travelers from the Northeast to vacation in places with abundant sunshine, magnificent scenery and, let’s not forget, unique souvenirs to bring home. A prime destination for all these reasons has always been the great American Southwest. Among the most favored mementos of a trip to the […]

Gavels n Paddles: Gilbert Stuart portrait, $40,625, Doyle New York

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A portrait of a gentleman by the renowned master portraitist Gilbert Stuart (Am., 1755-1828), possibly of Charles Lee of Virginia, who served as U.S. Attorney General under George Washington and John Adams, sold for $40,625 at an American Paintings, Furniture and Decorative Arts Auction […]

Gavels n Paddles: Raimonds Staprans work, $9,440, Michaan's Auctions

Gavels n Paddles: Raimonds Staprans work, $9,440, Michaan's Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall An oil painting in bold red tones by Raimonds Staprans, titled simply Landscape, sold for $9,440 at an Estates Auction held Aug. 8 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a vibrant depiction of fire by Vance Kirkland, titled Dot Series #15 (Red and […]