News about American Art
Records set by Rothko, Dohanos at Heritage American Art sale
DALLAS – The art market showed no signs of slowing during Heritage Auctions’ American Art November 4 sale featuring choice works by Mark Rothko, Joseph Leyendecker and Thomas Moran. The event, which realized $6,895,750, broke auction records for a number of beloved American artists who have shaped the art of the last century.
Freeman’s to auction Pfannebecker American craft collection, Nov. 18
PHILADELPHIA — On Friday, November 18, beginning at 11 am Eastern time, Freeman’s presents Modern and Contemporary Craft: Selections from the Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection, nearly two hundred lots of American craft by leading artists such as Dale Chihuly, Wayne Higby, Andrea Gill, John McQueen, Warren Seelig and Patti Warashina. Absentee and Internet live bidding will […]
Mackinac Island museum acquires portraits of American Loyalists
BILLINGSHURST, U.K. – A pair of husband-and-wife portraits of Loyalists – Americans who supported Britain during the Revolutionary War – have sold in a British auction for the British pounds sterling equivalent of $51,000. The buyer is the Mackinac Island State Park Commission, a Michigan state agency which will place the paintings in its museum […]
University of Kansas returning Native American remains
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – The University of Kansas has begun the process of returning Native American remains and other sacred objects that were recently discovered in its museum collections, the university said.