Marc Chagall – ‘The Butcher,’ brush and ink drawing, circa 1930. Fairhead Fine Art image.

Fairhead Fine Art presents ’20th Century Masters’ Apr. 29

Marc Chagall – ‘The Butcher,’ brush and ink drawing, circa 1930. Fairhead Fine Art image.

Marc Chagall – ‘The Butcher,’ brush and ink drawing, circa 1930. Fairhead Fine Art image.

Fairhead Fine Art will be holding its next auction on April 29 at 12:30 p.m. PDT. The sale titled “20th Century Masters: Mixed Media,” features original works on paper as well as ceramics by leading School of Paris artists.

Among the drawings of particular interest are four wash, brush and ink / pencil and watercolor on paper works, 1908–1930, by Marc Chagall. All are signed by the artist and each one of them is sold with a photo-certificate from David McNiel, the artist’s son.

Another work that has caught our attention is a mutiple by Salvador Dali, titled Tristan & Isolde. It is a lithograph, 1972, in black on white-surface Rowlux with color added, covered with transparent and with blue, gold and red opaque Rowlux. Never before has anyone created a mixed media limited edition in this format. Dali was so pleased with the results that he designed a certificate with a melting clock and signed 500—one for each in the edition. It is the only time Dali signed a certificate for each numbered work of art. The work depicts a surrealistic golden chalice against an unusual landscape, made all the more unique by use of unconventional Rowlux material. The background is composed of a dimpled surface, similar in appearance to mother of pearl. The chalice itself appears to be of shimmering satin-like gold iridescence. The liquid shimmers with hues of violet. Dali’s signature is at lower right, and the lithograph is printed on the inner surface of a clear, ribbed plexi cover.

Pablo Picasso is featured heavily in the sale with a number of signed works, including an ink on paper drawing of a Mr. B. Cymermann, dated 1954. A certificate by Maya Picasso, daughter of the artist, accompanies this work and is dated Jan. 4, 2010.

All works are guaranteed as described and fully documented (where appropriate) with catalogue raisoné references and authenticity certificates.

For additional information about the auction, call Niall Fairhead on +442084552700 or email nfairhead@images-art.co.uk.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Marc Chagall – ‘The Butcher,’ brush and ink drawing, circa 1930. Fairhead Fine Art image.

 

Marc Chagall – ‘The Butcher,’ brush and ink drawing, circa 1930. Fairhead Fine Art image.

Marc Chagall – ‘Nude with bouquet,’ watercolor, ink and pencil, 1926. Fairhead Fine Art image.

 

Marc Chagall – ‘Nude with bouquet,’ watercolor, ink and pencil, 1926. Fairhead Fine Art image.

Salvador Dali – ‘Tristan & Isolde,’ multiple, 1972. Fairhead Fine Art image.

 

Salvador Dali – ‘Tristan & Isolde,’ multiple, 1972. Fairhead Fine Art image.

Pablo Picasso – ‘Portrait of B. Cymermann,’ ink on paper, 1954. Fairhead Fine Art image.

 

Pablo Picasso – ‘Portrait of B. Cymermann,’ ink on paper, 1954. Fairhead Fine Art image.

Nineteenth century Simon Halbig doll. ATM Antiques & Auctions image.

ATM Antiques & Auctions to hold inaugural sale Apr. 27

Nineteenth century Simon Halbig doll. ATM Antiques & Auctions image.

Nineteenth century Simon Halbig doll. ATM Antiques & Auctions image.

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. – ATM Antiques & Auctions holds its inaugural auction on Wednesday, April 27, beginning at 6 p.m. EDT. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Charles Fudge, former owner of Professional Appraisers & Liquidators, has passed the gavel to his eldest daughter, Amy Stalker, owner of ATM. She will hold her first auction consisting of antiques, collectibles, bronzes, art glass and jewelry.

Some items of note are Remington bronzes, (lots 145, 146, 278, 280 & 282) such as The Mountain Man, Rattlesnake and Scalp.

A large selection of art glass is represented in the inaugural sale including rare colors of Cambridge such as Azurite and Helio as well as hard-to-find pieces of artist-signed Fenton art glass.

Antiques include a Simon & Halbig doll in a glass dome display case, antique furniture and a folk art horse. Collectibles include several pedal tractors. Many of the collectibles are by ERTL. A cast-zinc fountain by J.W. Fiske as well as cast-iron garden furniture will be offered, along with cast-iron doorstops and pantry stops, one by Hubley. Jewelry is included as well and includes vintage and antique items including gold, diamonds and gemstones.

New owner and auctioneer Amy Stalker, says “I am so excited to have this opportunity to keep an antique auction going in the family. My father, Charlie Fudge, has been an amazing teacher over the last six years and I hope to build to his level of expertise under his guidance and make him proud.”

For details about the auction, phone 800-542-3877.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Nineteenth century Simon Halbig doll. ATM Antiques & Auctions image.

 

Nineteenth century Simon Halbig doll. ATM Antiques & Auctions image.

Vintage Western Flyer pedal tractor. ATM Antiques & Auctions image.

Vintage Western Flyer pedal tractor. ATM Antiques & Auctions image.

Antique signed Hubley cast-iron doorstop. ATM Antiques & Auctions image.

 

Antique signed Hubley cast-iron doorstop. ATM Antiques & Auctions image.

Fenton art glass Burmese epergne. ATM Antiques & Auctions image.

 

Fenton art glass Burmese epergne. ATM Antiques & Auctions image.

Remington bronze statue, ‘Rattlesnake.’ ATM Antiques & Auctions image.

Remington bronze statue, ‘Rattlesnake.’ ATM Antiques & Auctions image.

Toy automaton of boxers, lever controls activate figures, possibly a prototype, est. $3,500-$4,500. Bertoia Auctions image.

Best of Euro. & US toys in Bertoia’s May 3-4 Toy Picks auction

Toy automaton of boxers, lever controls activate figures, possibly a prototype, est. $3,500-$4,500. Bertoia Auctions image.

Toy automaton of boxers, lever controls activate figures, possibly a prototype, est. $3,500-$4,500. Bertoia Auctions image.

VINELAND, N.J. – Bertoia Auctions’ May 3-4 ‘Toy Picks’ auction features the pick of the crop in dozens of popular collecting categories. In addition to a vast array of vehicles, European clockwork toys and comic character favorites, the sale lineup also includes dollhouses and miniatures; trains, steam engines, banks and Part I of the late Bill Bertoia’s superb collection of occupational shaving mugs, which will be auctioned during the second session. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live-bidding services for the sale.

The late Bill Bertoia (1950-2003) was a leading light and indisputable expert in the field of antique toys and cast-iron banks, but few realized he was an advanced collector of occupational shaving mugs.

Although Bill’s mug collection would have been welcomed at any major American art museum, it was never publicly exhibited. A very personal collection amassed over a 15-year period, it was displayed with pride in the antique-filled home Bill shared with his wife, Jeanne, and children Michael and Lauren.

On Saturday, May 4, Bertoia’s will auction Part I of Bill’s shaving mug collection. Approximately 50 mugs will be offered, ranging from pristine examples of more-common mugs – conservatively estimated at $100-$200 – to rare, highly desirable mugs in the $5,000 range.

Bertoia Auctions co-founder and owner Jeanne Bertoia said her late husband regarded shaving mugs as “one of the greatest forms of Americana…He was fascinated by the hand-painted images of various occupations, many of which no longer existed.”

Jeanne recalled that no matter what he collected, Bill was a stickler for quality, condition and originality. “He was very particular when buying toys and banks, and he took the same approach with his mugs. He especially liked mugs with images of people engaged in their work, and hand-applied details, like gilt trim and a person’s name,” Jeanne said.

Every mug in Bill’s collection was a source of enjoyment to Bill, but he had a few special favorites, Jeanne said. “He was very proud of his mug that showed a stockbroker with ticker tape (est. $2,500-$4,000), but I think he was most excited with the mug he bought at an auction in South Jersey that has an image of a distinguished man in a derby hat, walking two very grand Boston terriers ($2,000-$3,000).”

Bill Bertoia’s occupational shaving mug collection covers a broad variety of themes: automotive, horse-drawn, nautical, storefronts, sports. Some of the more unusual mugs include: lunch wagon, $3,500-$5,000; clothing store, $800-$1,200; barrel stake truck, $1,000-$2,000; chefs at work in a busy kitchen, $1,000-$1,500; marble arch cutter, $1,000-$1,500; dump truck, $1,000-$2,000; delivery wagon builder, $800-$1,200; and horse-drawn hearse with open curtain. $800-$1,200.

German and French wind-up toys will keep the keys busy during Bertoia’s preview. An outstanding collection of Lehmanns, many of them boxed, has been consigned by a longtime Bertoia Auctions customer. “Quality and condition are evident throughout this collection,” said Bertoia’s auctioneer, Michael Bertoia. “The owner always stepped up to the plate to pay the price for the best examples.”

The Lehmann collection includes many autos, including a rare, yellow 12-inch Baldur; two motorcycles – a boxed Echo and a Halloh with litho’d box lid – a Heavy Swell, Ski Rolf and Ikarus. A boxed Masuyama and an equally desirable Man-Da-Rin with its rare and beautifully lithographed original box also occupy top slots in the collection.

Alongside the Lehmanns are several scarce French-made Martins, including a Gendarme and a Parisian gentleman in top hat with cane and cigar. “This is only the second time we’ve seen this particular toy,” said Michael Bertoia, referring to the wind-up gentleman.

Forty European penny toys are entered in the sale, with themes that cross several categories, including transportation and people. Among the colorful tin novelties to be auctioned are a double Irish mail cart, sledding boy, skier and Chinese man with parasol.

Several impressive toy boats will sail toward new harbors on auction day. Among the coveted Marklins are a restored 46-inch first-series Battleship Maine, a second smaller-size (32-inch) first-series Battleship Maine in all-original condition, and an especially attractive 20-inch first-series Battleship Sperber. Additionally, Bertoia’s fleet includes several other battleships, cruisers and boats by Carette and Fleishmann.

Early hand-painted cars include an all-original red Alfa-Romeo No. 2 racer by CIJ, a yellow 4-door Marklin Torpedo open car, and a Bing steam-driven Spyder. Around 10 other French automobiles by Citroen and JEP also join the auction selection. Other European toys include two exquisite Ferris wheels attributed to Doll et Cie.

The auction also features the Tom Palumbo pressed steel collection, comprising 40 to 50 vehicles primarily by Sturditoy. “What makes this collection so attractive is the fact that the toys are 100 percent original,” Michael Bertoia noted.

The large assortment of European and American trains and accessories includes both live steam and clockwork examples. Leading the group are a very early Volt-Amp loco and tender; a gauge 1 Marklin 1021 steam-outline loco and tender with cast-iron frame, a Carlisle & Finch suspension bridge, and many Marklin trains and cars. Of special note are Marklin’s gauge 1 Pabst Blue Ribbon and Schlitz advertising cars, and a well-detailed chicken transport car with functional cage doors. Rounding out the railroad bounty are productions by Bing, Schonner, Carette and Knapp; as well as a train station by Marklin.

Between 80 and 100 cast-iron banks will be waiting to show off their tricks. Standouts include a circa-1889 Kyser & Rex mechanical Globe Savings Fund bank, a Lighthouse and Girl in Victorian Chair (both semi-mechanicals); and several excellent still banks – a small Boston Statehouse, Ives Palace and rare Arcade Eggman.

Bertoia’s is known for offering fine figural cast-iron doorstops, all personally vetted by Jeanne Bertoia, a renowned doorstop authority. The selection Jeanne has prepared for the May auction incorporates florals, people, animals, houses and whimsical shapes. A few Fish designs are included, e.g., a Deco Messenger and Rhumba Dancer. Also in the mix are clowns, a Rabbit Pushing a Wheelbarrow, and a Lobster.

Cast-iron automotive collectors will find many excellent racers, motorcycles, taxis and work vehicles waiting to exit Bertoia’s garage. Around 40 horse-drawn cast-iron toys have been consigned, as well. Three Dent productions – a fire engine, horse carriage and hook & ladder – exhibit near-mint condition and are believed to have been originally purchased at the Dent toy factory by legendary collector the late Covert Hegarty.

Just in time for spring cleaning and redecorating, Bertoia’s sale features 65 lots of miniature furniture, including designs from Gottschalk and Rock & Graner; plus 20 upscale dollhouses and room boxes, most by top German makers.

Approximately 150 country store and advertising items add early American charm to the auction list. There are several salesmen’s samples, around 20 glass showcases, advertising signs, apothecary jars, and tea and coffee bins.

Bertoia’s Toy Picks Auction will begin at 12 noon Eastern time on Friday, May 3; and 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013. To contact Bertoia Auctions regarding any item in the sale call 856-692-1881 or e-mail toys@bertoiaauctions.com.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Toy automaton of boxers, lever controls activate figures, possibly a prototype, est. $3,500-$4,500. Bertoia Auctions image.

 

Toy automaton of boxers, lever controls activate figures, possibly a prototype, est. $3,500-$4,500. Bertoia Auctions image.

Marklin Battleship Maine, series 1, ‘unplayed-with’ condition, 30½ in long, est. $50,000-$60,000. Bertoia Auctions image.

Marklin Battleship Maine, series 1, ‘unplayed-with’ condition, 30½ in long, est. $50,000-$60,000. Bertoia Auctions image.

Marklin gauge 1 Pabst Beer boxcar, German, est. $3,500-$4,500. Bertoia Auctions image.

Marklin gauge 1 Pabst Beer boxcar, German, est. $3,500-$4,500. Bertoia Auctions image.

Lehmann ‘Primus’ tinplate clockwork roller skater, German, circa 1915, est. $7,000-$9,000. Bertoia Auctions image.

Lehmann ‘Primus’ tinplate clockwork roller skater, German, circa 1915, est. $7,000-$9,000. Bertoia Auctions image.

Gottschalk blue-roof dollhouse in Victorian style, 40in to top of weathervane, est. $8,000-$10,000. Bertoia Auctions image.

Gottschalk blue-roof dollhouse in Victorian style, 40in to top of weathervane, est. $8,000-$10,000. Bertoia Auctions image.

Occupational shaving mug with lunch wagon motif, ex Bill Bertoia collection, est. $3,500-$5,000. Bertoia Auctions image.

Occupational shaving mug with lunch wagon motif, ex Bill Bertoia collection, est. $3,500-$5,000. Bertoia Auctions image.

Occupational shaving mug with stockbroker motif, ex Bill Bertoia collection, est. $2,500-$4,000. Bertoia Auctions image.

Occupational shaving mug with stockbroker motif, ex Bill Bertoia collection, est. $2,500-$4,000. Bertoia Auctions image.

Occupational shaving mug with depiction of gentleman with two Boston terriers, dated 1917, ex Bill Bertoia collection, est. $2,000-$3,000. Bertoia Auctions image.

Occupational shaving mug with depiction of gentleman with two Boston terriers, dated 1917, ex Bill Bertoia collection, est. $2,000-$3,000. Bertoia Auctions image.

Buddy ‘L’ oil truck, pressed steel, circa 1929, 25in long, est. $1,200-$1,500. Bertoia Auctions image.

Buddy ‘L’ oil truck, pressed steel, circa 1929, 25in long, est. $1,200-$1,500. Bertoia Auctions image.

Arcade Bullet Racer #7, cast iron with nickel figures, 1932, 10½ in long, est. $2,500-$3,500. Bertoia Auctions image.

Arcade Bullet Racer #7, cast iron with nickel figures, 1932, 10½ in long, est. $2,500-$3,500. Bertoia Auctions image.

Littco Rabbit Pushing Wheelbarrow cast-iron doorstop, 11 5/8in tall, est. $1,000-$1,500. Bertoia Auctions image.

Littco Rabbit Pushing Wheelbarrow cast-iron doorstop, 11 5/8in tall, est. $1,000-$1,500. Bertoia Auctions image.

‘Stop Telling Women to Smile,’ New York, photo via fazstreetart.tumblr.com.

Reading the Streets: ‘Stop Telling Women to Smile’

‘Stop Telling Women to Smile,’ New York, photo via fazstreetart.tumblr.com.

‘Stop Telling Women to Smile,’ New York, photo via fazstreetart.tumblr.com.

NEW YORK – Last fall residents of Bed-Stuy, Clinton Hill, Bushwick and Williamsburg in Brooklyn began to notice a different kind of street art, this time with an activist bent, among the colorful tags, murals and wheatpastes that generally grace neighborhood walls. The posters, by teacher, oil painter and illustrator Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, put in images and words what many women wish they could say out loud to men who cat call them on the street: “My name is not Baby.” “Women are not seeking your validation.” “Stop telling women to smile.”

Each poster has a gray and white charcoal portrait of a woman above those statements, giving a face to their powerful demands. The portraits are just as direct as the statements, with the barest hint of gray shadows illuminating the otherwise sharp features of the subjects. There’s no abstraction here, in the messages or in the images.

The posters disappeared when the weather got colder. As Fazlalizadeh told the New York Times, cold weather is not a friend to wheatpaste. Fortunately, just as the warmer weather has returned so have the posters, most recently on the corner of Tompkins Avenue and Halsey Street in Bed-Stuy. The posters were also displayed at Fresthetic, a gallery in Williamsburg, in an exhibit called “Stop Telling Women to Smile.”

Of course, no one exhibit is going to stop street harassment on its own, but it’s nice to see an artist, and a female one at that, using the positive force of street art to combat the negative presence of street harassment.

 


ADDITIONAL IMAGES OF NOTE


‘Stop Telling Women to Smile,’ New York, photo via fazstreetart.tumblr.com.

‘Stop Telling Women to Smile,’ New York, photo via fazstreetart.tumblr.com.

Stop Telling Women to Smile,’ New York, photo by Robert Stolarik via the New York Times.

Stop Telling Women to Smile,’ New York, photo by Robert Stolarik via the New York Times.

‘Stop Telling Women to Smile,’ New York, photo via fazstreetart.tumblr.com.

‘Stop Telling Women to Smile,’ New York, photo via fazstreetart.tumblr.com.

ABBA in 1974, taking part in AVRO's TopPop (Dutch TV show). From left to right: Benny Andersson, Frida Lyngstad, Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus. Courtesy AVRO. Images from Beeld en Geluidwiki are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

ABBA The Museum opening soon in Stockholm

ABBA in 1974, taking part in AVRO's TopPop (Dutch TV show). From left to right: Benny Andersson, Frida Lyngstad, Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus. Courtesy AVRO. Images from Beeld en Geluidwiki are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

ABBA in 1974, taking part in AVRO’s TopPop (Dutch TV show). From left to right: Benny Andersson, Frida Lyngstad, Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus. Courtesy AVRO. Images from Beeld en Geluidwiki are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

STOCKHOLM (AFP) – Fans of the legendary Swedish disco group ABBA can hardly wait: in just a few weeks, Stockholm will open the doors to the world’s first museum dedicated to the iconic foursome.

After ABBA The Movie in 1977, the Mamma Mia musical and movie, and a 2010 traveling museum exhibit, the world’s first permanent ABBA museum will open in central Stockholm on May 7.

“We’re going to offer visitors a unique experience,” museum director Mattias Hansson tells AFP, revealing that they may even get a chance to speak live with a band member.

After months of construction, the modern, blond wood building in the leafy Djurgaarden neighborhood is nearing completion.

As opening day looms, convoys of trucks roll up to the site to deliver the furnishings and items that will make up the collection: flamboyant sequined costumes, gold records, and recreations of their recording studio and dressing rooms, among other things.

Workers bustle to finish what will be a temple to the creators of some of the biggest hits of the 1970s, including Voulez Vous, Dancing Queen and Waterloo, the song that won the band the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest and thrust them onto the international scene.

Through the museum’s big windows, passersby can catch a glimpse of a large main room. Few people have been authorised to enter the premises, as organizers are intent on keeping things under wraps until the official opening.

But they have let slip a few details.

For example, fans who have dreamt of becoming the fifth member of the band will be able to appear on stage with the quartet and record a song with them thanks to a computer simulation.

And in another room dedicated to the song Ring, Ring, a 1970s telephone will be on display. Only four people know the phone number: ABBA members Agnetha Faeltskog, Anni-Frid (Frida) Lyngstad, Benny Andersson and Bjoern Ulvaeus, who may occasionally call to speak live with museum visitors.

“It was Frida’s idea … so of course she’ll call,” says curator Ingmarie Halling.

The museum will naturally pay homage to ABBA’s music.

“We have to have the best isolation in the world to be able to play different music in each room,” Hansson jokes.

But he doesn’t expect visitors to flock to the museum to hear the group’s hits, since fans already know them by heart.

Rather, they will get to relive the band’s active years and get a sense of their lives behind the scenes.

ABBA last appeared on stage together in 1982, and split a year later.

They have repeatedly refused to reunite.

“We will never appear on stage again,” Ulvaeus said in a 2008 interview with Britain’s The Sunday Telegraph.

“There is simply no motivation to regroup. Money is not a factor and we would like people to remember us as we were,” he said.

After the split, the band members each went their own way and they’ve rarely appeared in public together—in 2008, they attended the Stockholm premiere of the movie Mamma Mia—so getting all four involved in the making of the museum is a coup.

Halling—the band’s stylist from 1976 to 1980, an era she describes as “fun and magnificent”—has been instrumental in collaborating with them.

“They’ve lent us lots of stuff and I call them to tell them my ideas and they say, ‘sure, go ahead,'” Halling explains.

As the person behind some of their glitzy and flamboyant costumes, Halling has made sure that many of their outfits are included in the exhibit.

Visitors will also be “able to experience how the ABBA members’ lived their

lives,” she says. The four will recount their own side of things in the museum’s audio guide.

The group dominated the 1970s disco scene with their catchy melodies and kitsch dance routines.

But their popularity has grown over the years beyond those seeking a little nostalgia from a bygone era.

The 1999 musical Mamma Mia, and the 2008 film of the same name starring Meryl Streep, brought their music to a whole new generation of fans who weren’t alive in the 1970s.

The group has sold some 378 million albums worldwide, outdone only by Elvis Presley and the Beatles.

“Our office is right next to Benny Andersson’s. When I tell people in other countries that, and that I pass him on the street sometimes, people are like: ‘No! Really? He walks in the street just like that?'” says Jeppe Wikstroem, an editor working on a book of previously unpublished ABBA photographs.

The museum’s website says it expects to attract a quarter of a million visitors in 2013.

“It’s very exciting,” says Micke Bayart, a 45-year old who headed the band’s official fan club in the 1980s.

“ABBA is part of Sweden’s musical history, it’s only right that there be a museum dedicated to them: they deserve it,” he said.

Tickets for the museum—which cost 23 euros, or $30—are almost sold out for the first few weeks, going primarily to tourists from abroad, museum director Hansson said.

Those who can’t get their hands on a ticket will have to be content with a glimpse of some of the band’s costumes on display at the arrival hall of Stockholm’s Arlanda airport.


ADDITIONAL IMAGE OF NOTE


ABBA in 1974, taking part in AVRO's TopPop (Dutch TV show). From left to right: Benny Andersson, Frida Lyngstad, Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus. Courtesy AVRO. Images from Beeld en Geluidwiki are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

ABBA in 1974, taking part in AVRO’s TopPop (Dutch TV show). From left to right: Benny Andersson, Frida Lyngstad, Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus. Courtesy AVRO. Images from Beeld en Geluidwiki are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

 

Eudora Welty's portrait in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Image by Billy Hathorn, Wikimedia Commons.

Writer Eudora Welty memorabilia donated to university

Eudora Welty's portrait in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Image by Billy Hathorn, Wikimedia Commons.

Eudora Welty’s portrait in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Image by Billy Hathorn, Wikimedia Commons.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Jackson lawyer has donated memorabilia on author Eudora Welty to Mississippi University for Women.

The Clarion-Ledger reported that the donation by Ferrell Tadlock, a clerk with the state Court of Appeals, includes including books, photographs, magazines and monographs.

The collection, valued at more than $13,000, represents all of his first-edition Welty materials gathered over the last four decades.

“I have many signed first-editions,” he said, “but the Welty ones are most special to me.”

The announcement was made on Saturday during the university’s homecoming convocation.

Tadlock presented the gift in honor of Jackson residents Barbara Austin and Lynda Wright, who this year became MUW Golden Girls, a milestone marking the 50th anniversary of their graduation from the university.

Tadlock said he met the women while volunteering for the New Stage Theater in Jackson. The friends later became neighbors in a Belhaven neighborhood not far from Welty’s home.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author attended what was then known as Mississippi State College for Women from 1925-27. Her novel, The Optimist’s Daughter, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973.

University President Jim Borsig said the donation represents “a significant contribution to the W’s literary archives and the place of Miss Welty in the history of our institution. We are very appreciative of this very special honor for two of our graduates.”

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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com

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ADDITIONAL IMAGE OF NOTE


Eudora Welty's portrait in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Image by Billy Hathorn, Wikimedia Commons.

Eudora Welty’s portrait in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Image by Billy Hathorn, Wikimedia Commons.

Marc Chagall (1887-1985), ‘Title Page From the Bible Verve,’ original lithograph in colors, 1956. Morurlot Freres: Paris, signed in the plate in mint condition. Height: 27 and 14 inches by width: 23 and 10 inches. Lewis & Maese image.

Lewis & Maese sale toasts modern/contemporary art Apr. 24

Marc Chagall (1887-1985), ‘Title Page From the Bible Verve,’ original lithograph in colors, 1956. Morurlot Freres: Paris, signed in the plate in  mint condition. Height: 27 and 14 inches by width: 23 and 10 inches. Lewis & Maese image.

Marc Chagall (1887-1985), ‘Title Page From the Bible Verve,’ original lithograph in colors, 1956. Morurlot Freres: Paris, signed in the plate in mint condition. Height: 27 and 14 inches by width: 23 and 10 inches. Lewis & Maese image.

HOUSTON – Lewis & Maese auction house is celebrating the clean lines, daring design and functionality of 20th century art and home furnishings during the month of April, culminating with a Modern and Contemporary auction Wednesday, April 24. On the block are two art modern art collections, mid-century leather and chrome furniture, wood, chrome and metal sculptures, lighting fixtures and rugs, as well as Asian porcelain and jade, African art, art books, collections, Baccarat crystal and decorative art.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

One of the highlights of the auction is an art chair created by the late Bert Long, a beloved Houston artist who died earlier this year. The auction proceeds from the chair will benefit local nonprofit art organizations. A sample of the artists to be sold April 24: Salvador Dali lithographs, Reuben Nakian sculptures, Picasso lithographs, David A. Haberman paintings, Jerry K. Deasy sculptures, Bill Keating’s wood sculpture, an Erté intaglio collagraph and a piece by Belgian sculptor Loet Vanderveen.

Examples of the modern and contemporary home furnishings are: mid-century style rosewood tables from the Keno Brothers’ studios, an exquisite Julian & Co. Gray Works Lucite and glass-top dining table (original price $20,000), three Baccarat crystal vases, table lamps, an Art Deco chandelier, glass and chrome occasional tables, leather ottomans, leather and chrome chairs and end tables, mid-century sectional sofa/chaise, Julia Cheshire occasional tables, Val St. Lambert crystal candlesticks, Asian porcelain and jade decorative art, a collection of rock and crystal skulls and a number of mirrors.

For more information, call 713-869-1335.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Marc Chagall (1887-1985), ‘Title Page From the Bible Verve,’ original lithograph in colors, 1956. Morurlot Freres: Paris, signed in the plate in  mint condition. Height: 27 and 14 inches by width: 23 and 10 inches. Lewis & Maese image.

Marc Chagall (1887-1985), ‘Title Page From the Bible Verve,’ original lithograph in colors, 1956. Morurlot Freres: Paris, signed in the plate in mint condition. Height: 27 and 14 inches by width: 23 and 10 inches. Lewis & Maese image.

Joan Miro ‘Pligrafa Xv Years,’ color lithograph on  guarro paper, 1979, signed in the plate. height: 26 and 14 inches by width: 22 1/2 and 10 1/2 inches. Lewis & Maese image.

Joan Miro ‘Pligrafa Xv Years,’ color lithograph on guarro paper, 1979, signed in the plate. height: 26 and 14 inches by width: 22 1/2 and 10 1/2 inches. Lewis & Maese image.

Bert Long (1940-2013), ‘Get Up and Get Moving,’ chair of plaster, found objects, mixed media. Lewis & Maese image.

Bert Long (1940-2013), ‘Get Up and Get Moving,’ chair of plaster, found objects, mixed media. Lewis & Maese image.

Steve Penley, (b. 1964), ‘Three Liberty Heads,’ acrylic paint and marker. Signed ‘Penley’ lower  right. mounted behind glass, matted and framed, height: 48 and 50 inches by width: 62 and 50 inches. Lewis & Maese image.

Steve Penley, (b. 1964), ‘Three Liberty Heads,’ acrylic paint and marker. Signed ‘Penley’ lower right. mounted behind glass, matted and framed, height: 48 and 50 inches by width: 62 and 50 inches. Lewis & Maese image.

Salvador Dali (1904-1989), ‘The Twelve Apostles,’ color lithograph, edition number 240/350. After the ‘Knights of the Round Table,’ original gouache, pencil signed. Lewis & Maese image.

Salvador Dali (1904-1989), ‘The Twelve Apostles,’ color lithograph, edition number 240/350. After the ‘Knights of the Round Table,’ original gouache, pencil signed. Lewis & Maese image.

David Haberman, ‘Cancun Surf VI,’ acrylic on canvas, Cancun Series, 2001/2007. Height: 39 inches by width: 90 inches and numbered. Height: 37 and 19 inches by width: 31 and 18 in. Lewis & Maese image.

David Haberman, ‘Cancun Surf VI,’ acrylic on canvas, Cancun Series, 2001/2007. Height: 39 inches by width: 90 inches and numbered. Height: 37 and 19 inches by width: 31 and 18 in. Lewis & Maese image.

Anthony Thieme, ‘Dockside, o
il on canvas, 25 × 30 inches. Estimate: $30,000–$50,000. Barridoff Galleries image.

Fresh paintings bound for Barridoff auction Apr. 24

Anthony Thieme, ‘Dockside, o
il on canvas, 25 × 30 inches. Estimate: $30,000–$50,000. Barridoff Galleries image.

Anthony Thieme, ‘Dockside, o
il on canvas, 25 × 30 inches. Estimate: $30,000–$50,000. Barridoff Galleries image.

PORTLAND, Maine – Consignments received for the fine art auction at Barridoff Galleries on Wednesday, April 24, began with a large pastel 20 by 30 in. (50.8 × 76.2 cm) of the U.S. Capitol in the evening with figures in period dress out front, and the arrival of what appears to be a Model T Ford. It was painted by Colin Campbell Cooper in 1908, the same year the Model T was introduced to the public. It had been purchased by the consignors, a Connecticut couple, in the mid-’60s from Sloan-Roman Gallery in New York.

The Cooper was followed by a consignment from a friend of a friend of the artist John Grabach. She had been gifted three excellent examples of the artist by her and the artist’s mutual friend, Jan Stone, who had been a part of a tight-knit group that included the artist, Helena Rubinstein and Rosa Halpern, who is believed to have been Grabach’s student. The three oils are stunning views of New York and its harbor—an untouched canvas, framed simply for the auction, and in excellent condition, perhaps in need of a light surface cleaning.

According to gallery owner Annette Elowitch, a “terrific auction moment” came from a consignor from Southern Californian who wanted to consign three abstract images of mixed media by Consuelo Cloos. Who? “We loved the three paintings. The made us want to know more about the artist.”

Research found that Cloos had often painted in Maine and had been photographed photographer George Daniell, two images of whose work are also in the sale. (Daniell was known for his photographs of Hollywood movie stars Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren and the artist Georgia O’Keeffe as well as Cloos, whose portrait alone is enough want to know much more about her.

Two early works by Henry Ferguson, The Blacksmith Shop and Frontier Log Cabin, descended first to the artist’s nephew George Frederick Ferguson, who, in 1931, gave them to his friend Joseph Gokey, who ultimately left both to his wife, the current owner. These canvasses aren’t romanticized memories of what was still very much a frontier. Despite bright light outside the windows, the interior image is painted as Henry Ferguson undoubtedly saw it it—that is, without electricity—and it is all the more meaningful for that. He was there. This is documented history, albeit not of the gorgeous vistas of sunsets on the Hudson River. The artist was 22 when he painted these images that seem so close to his heart. He would later travel the world and develop a strong reputation for his detailed and romantic subject matter. But these two early canvasses are a treasure – fresh, personal and touching.

Equally intriguing are two oils in the sale by Anthony Thieme. When the galleries was approached by a Minneapolis family to handle an estate painting by Anthony Thieme, it seemed appropriate for an oil by the North Shore of Boston artist to come east. But it was one of the artist’s rare Bahamas subjects and, although one image very similar sold by the galleries once produced the second-highest auction record ever for a Thieme, this one is, perhaps, better, though estimated at half the sold price of the previous one at $96,000. But in some even more more intriguing, another Thieme faces the Nassau image in the catalog. From the image, it appears to be handsome, if a typical Thieme view of a fishing boat at dockside.

But it isn’t at all typical. The paint is applied with great but controlled skill. It is as though Thieme was a Modernist with the paint as his subject more so than the fishing boat. It is not merely surprising, but something much more.

An important drawing by George Grosz, circa 1920, adds to the mix of newly discov- ered or recently rediscovered works of art in the auction. It was consigned by a Maine gentleman, Carl Schmalz, a professor of art at Harvard, Amherst and Bowdoin College prior to retirement. Schmalz consigned the Grosz drawing and a beautiful watercolor he had purchased by Fairfield Porter when both were at Amherst College where Porter was in residence.

Schmalz also consigned an Old Master oil from the School of Bassano and several fine small Old Master drawings, all purchased during the mid 20th century, and now to be offered on April 24 by his wife. Schmalz recently.

Among the many other features of the auction are a stunning Dutch 17th centu
ry canvas, a very fine view in oil of one of Fairfeld Porter’s favored views near the artist’s home in Maine, a stunning, probably long-lost watercolor of The Pirate by Howard Pyle, and two truly extraordinary and surprising oils by Grau Sala, both of which come from private sources with no known previous history.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Anthony Thieme, ‘Dockside, o
il on canvas, 25 × 30 inches. Estimate: $30,000–$50,000. Barridoff Galleries image.

Anthony Thieme, ‘Dockside, o
il on canvas, 25 × 30 inches. Estimate: $30,000–$50,000. Barridoff Galleries image.

Colin Campbell Cooper, ‘The Capitol at Washington (Night),’ pastel
, 20 × 30 inches. Estimate: $30,000–$50,000. Barridoff Galleries image.

Colin Campbell Cooper, ‘The Capitol at Washington (Night),’ pastel
, 20 × 30 inches. Estimate: $30,000–$50,000. Barridoff Galleries image.

John Grabach
, ‘View from Under the Brooklyn Bridge,’ oil on canvas, 18 × 24 inches. Estimate: $ 9,000–$12,000. Barridoff Galleries image.

John Grabach
, ‘View from Under the Brooklyn Bridge,’ oil on canvas, 18 × 24 inches. Estimate: $ 9,000–$12,000. Barridoff Galleries image.

Dutch School
, ‘The Farmyard
,’ oil on canvas mounted on board 25 × 21 1⁄2 inches. Estiomate: $6,000–$9,000. Barridoff Galleries image.

Dutch School
, ‘The Farmyard
,’ oil on canvas mounted on board 25 × 21 1⁄2 inches. Estiomate: $6,000–$9,000. Barridoff Galleries image.

Anthony Thieme, ‘In the Bahamas
,’ oil on canvas, 30 x 36 inches. Estimate: $30,000–$50,000. Barridoff Galleries image.

Anthony Thieme, ‘In the Bahamas
,’ oil on canvas, 30 x 36 inches. Estimate: $30,000–$50,000. Barridoff Galleries image.

Henry A. Ferguson, ‘Frontier Log Cabin, oil on canvas 8 3/4 × 12 inches. Estimate: $1,500–$2,500. Barridoff Galleries image.

Henry A. Ferguson, ‘Frontier Log Cabin, oil on canvas 8 3/4 × 12 inches. Estimate: $1,500–$2,500. Barridoff Galleries image.

George Grosz, ‘Street Scene,’ ink on paper, 22 3/4 × 17 1/4 inches. Estimate: $9,000– $12,000. Barridoff Galleries image.

George Grosz, ‘Street Scene,’ ink on paper, 22 3/4 × 17 1/4 inches. Estimate: $9,000– $12,000. Barridoff Galleries image.

Emilio Grau Sala, ‘Champs Elysee,’ oil on canvas, 38 × 29 inches. Estimate: $25,000–$35,000. Barridoff Galleries image.

Emilio Grau Sala, ‘Champs Elysee,’ oil on canvas, 38 × 29 inches. Estimate: $25,000–$35,000. Barridoff Galleries image.

Brett Beldock of Brett Design Inc. Spring Show NYC image.

Brett Beldock designs vibrant room setting for NY show

Brett Beldock of Brett Design Inc. Spring Show NYC image.

Brett Beldock of Brett Design Inc. Spring Show NYC image.

NEW YORK – Art enthusiasts, antiques collectors and taste-makers can all look forward to feasting their winter-weary orbs on a vibrant room setting that features the Spring Show NYC Collection. Ochestrated by Brett Beldock, and in tribute to the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), the Spring Show NYC opening-night beneficiary, the special installation incorporates numerous works of art and decorative objects with animal-motifs that the renowned designer gathered from the participating dealers. A donation of $25 will be made to the ASPCA® for any item purchased from Beldock’s installation.

“I am very excited to collaborate with the Spring Show NYC dealers in order to raise additional funds for the ASPCA,” says Beldock. Her room blends modern and traditional objects. Among them are gilt-gesso armchairs, circa 1790, from Clinton Howell Antiques, and a pair of Regency satin-wood spoon chairs from Hyde Park Antiques. Among the others contributing to the eclectic decor are Milord Antiques, Lillian Nassau, Yew Tree House Antiques, Phoenix Ancient Art, Leo Kaplan, L’Antiquaire & The Connoisseur, Alexander’s Antiques, Linda Bernell Gallery, Jeffrey Tillou Antiques, Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts and Jeff Bridgman American Antiques.

To infuse her signature contemporary look into the room, Beldock will also use wallpapers she designed: One features crocodiles and the other wood grain. Both motifs are overetched silver. “The introduction of these wallpapers and a few pieces of contemporary furniture of my own design for Profiles really make the glorious antiques sing,” said Beldock.

Over the years, Beldock has also whipped up memorable rooms for the Kips Bay Decorator Showcase, Design on a Dime for Housing Works, and Holiday House for Cancer Research, as well as several other decorator showcases.

An adjunct professor of design at NYU, a one-time fashion designer, and a color forecaster for products developed by Samsung of Korea, Beldock and her company, Brett Design Inc. have won notable coverage in The New York Times, New York Post, House Beautiful, Interior Design, Forbes, Elle Décor and Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, as well as in many other shelter books and publications.

Beldock’s specially designed room for Spring Show NYC Collection will be on public view from May 2 to May 5 at the Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue and 67th Street.


ADDITIONAL IMAGE OF NOTE


Brett Beldock of Brett Design Inc. Spring Show NYC image.

Brett Beldock of Brett Design Inc. Spring Show NYC image.

Tanya Paul. Image courtesy of the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Milwaukee museum names Tanya Paul European art curator

Tanya Paul. Image courtesy of the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Tanya Paul. Image courtesy of the Milwaukee Art Museum.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee Art Museum has a new curator of European Art.

The museum has appointed Tanya Paul and she will start in June.

She is currently the curator of European Art at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Okla.

In a statement, the Milwaukee museum’s chief curator Brady Roberts said Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the museum. He says she is an asset with her expertise in Dutch still life paintings and European printmaking.

Paul has previously worked at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the University of Virginia Art Museum (now the Fralin Museum of Art) in Charlottesville, Va. and the J. Paul Getty Museum in California.

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ADDITIONAL IMAGE OF NOTE


Tanya Paul. Image courtesy of the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Tanya Paul. Image courtesy of the Milwaukee Art Museum.