Tag Archives: Painting

Gavels 'n' Paddles: M.C. Escher woodblock print, $98,400, Clars Auction Gallery

Gavels 'n' Paddles: M.C. Escher woodblock print, $98,400, Clars Auction Gallery

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 13-foot woodblock print by M.C. Escher (Dutch, 1898-1972), titled Metamorphosis II (1939-1940), sold for $98,400 at an auction held Sept. 14-15 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. Also, an oil on canvas by Vladimir Becic (Croatian, 1886-1954), titled Landscape, Bosnia #1, soared […]

Tips and Trends: March 2019

Tips and Trends: March 2019

The Price of Art and its Journey By Pontus Silfverstolpe When I was a child, I was told it was ugly to speak about money. Especially, as I understood much later, in the cultural world. But for those who yet speak of it, there is much interest. For example, how can a 20-inch painting cost […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Portrait of a beardless Lincoln, $40,000, Swann Auction Galleries

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Portrait of a beardless Lincoln, $40,000, Swann Auction Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An oil on board portrait of a beardless Abraham Lincoln by John C. Wolfe, circa 1860s, sold for $40,000 at a Printed & Manuscript Americana Auction held September 27th by Swann Auction Galleries in New York City. Also, Francis W. de Winton’s notes on […]

The Art of Surprise in The Great Outdoors

The Art of Surprise in The Great Outdoors

Philip R. Goodwin By Judy Gonyeau Manifest destiny drove men and women into the wilds of the west, with many fine artists and illustrators delivering promising scenes of great beauty and seemingly unlimited resources ready to be captured and used to make life as pristine as the bubbling water. The utter romance of this western […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hockney photo portfolio, $75,000, Millea Brothers

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hockney photo portfolio, $75,000, Millea Brothers

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A David Hockney 1976 photo portfolio from the collection of Ileana Sonnabend sold for $75,000 at a Spring Select Auction held May 17-19 by Millea Brothers in Boonton, N.J. Also, a 17th or 18th century Italian specimen marble top on table base made $43,750; […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Francis N. Souza painting, $235,000, Weiss Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Francis N. Souza painting, $235,000, Weiss Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A large oil painting by the Indian-American artist Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002), titled Head in a Landscape, sold for $235,000 at an auction held May 17th by Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. Also, three artworks by Russian artist Mihail Chemiakin (b. 1943) – a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany Studios Venetian lamp, $102,850, Clars Auction Gallery

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany Studios Venetian lamp, $102,850, Clars Auction Gallery

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) Venetian desk lamp, circa 1910, lit up the room for $102,850 at an auction held Feb. 24-25 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. Also, a painting by the Modernist artist Walt Kuhn (Am., 1877-1949), titled Red Haired Acrobat (1944), […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bob Kuhn acrylic painting, $409,500, Jackson Hole

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bob Kuhn acrylic painting, $409,500, Jackson Hole

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An acrylic on Masonite painting by Bob Kuhn (1920-2007), titled Closing the Distance, sold for $409,500 at the 11th annual Jackson Hole Art Auction, held Sept. 15-16 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and co-hosted by Trailside Galleries and Gerald Peters Gallery. Also, Kuhn’s Onward and […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Steinway grand piano, $22,500, John Moran

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Steinway grand piano, $22,500, John Moran

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Steinway & Sons Model D grand piano sold for $22,500 at a Traditional Collector Auction held June 20th by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, an .800 silver eagle by Italian maker Buccellati finished at $19,200; a rustic scene of a fisherman […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Alexander Calder mobile, $471,000, Skinner, Inc.

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Alexander Calder mobile, $471,000, Skinner, Inc.

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An untitled standing mobile from around 1965 by Alexander Calder (Am., 1898-1976) sold for $471,000 at a sale of Modern & Contemporary Works held January 27th by Skinner, Inc. in Boston, Mass. Also, an oil on canvas by Henri-Jean Guillaume (Fr., 1860-1943), titled La […]