Ansel Adams photos snap up over $64K at Clars auction

This spectacular gelatin silver print by Ansel Adams titled ‘Vertical Aspens’ (1958) sold for $11,495. Clars Auction Gallery image

OAKLAND, Calif. – Clars Auction Gallery hosted their annual sale of fine photography on Jan. 21 in conjunction with their monthly Fine Art, Decorative Art, Furniture, Jewelry/Timepieces and Asian Art Auction. The market responded strongly to the important photography offerings and impressive prices and surprises were seen across the board. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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PBA Galleries sale Feb. 11 stars President Tyler family archive

Five items relate directly to the Civil War, including letters from a Confederate prisoner of war. Fourteen items in the archive relate to Confederate veterans and veterans organizations. PBA Galleries image

SAN FRANCISCO – PBA Galleries will auction the Tyler-Goodwyn Family Archive of President John Tyler descendants containing approximately 265 letters, documents, writings and manuscripts, plus silver cups and spoons, an engraved gold pocket watch and other family memorabilia circa 1832-1980. The archive will be offered on Sunday, Feb. 11, in an early morning sale in Pasadena, Calif., to coincide with the 51st California International Antiquarian Book Fair. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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More antiques, sculptures in Bruneau & Co. lineup Feb. 3

Figural bronze sculpture by Mexican-born American artist, Jose Luis Cuevas (1934-2017), of a mother and child, done in 1985, 10 ½ inches tall. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers image

CRANSTON, R.I. – Fresh off a highly successful Winter Antiques & Fine Arts Auction on Jan. 6 composed of 379 lots of fine items from prominent New England homes, Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will present another big antique and fine art sale on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Super Bowl sparks fierce rivalry, renaming of Philly museum’s gallery

In the spirit of good-natured rivalry, The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia is renaming its ‘Patriots Gallery’ the ‘Eagles Gallery,’ showing its support of the city’s NFL team the Eagles in the run-up to the 2018 Super Bowl, which pits the Eagles against the New England Patriots. Photo by Gordon Makryllos, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The war has begun in Philadelphia and Boston, where the Super Bowl-bound rivals are lightheartedly refusing to sell items from each other’s cities in a sort of “cheesesteak ban heard ’round the world.”

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Folinsbee painting soars to $165,000 at Ahlers & Ogletree

John Folinsbee’s oil painting titled ‘River at New Hope,’ included as #698 in the artist’s catalogue raisonne, sold for $165,200. Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery image

ATLANTA – A 1923 oil on canvas painting by the noted American landscape artist John Fulton Folinsbee (1892-1972), titled River at New Hope, sold for $165,200 at Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery’s annual New Year’s Signature Estates Auction held Jan. 6-7. The winter scene of Lambertville, New Jersey, was estimated at $25,000-$35,000. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Degas exhibition opens February 11 in Denver

Edgar Degas, Dance Examination (Examen de Danse), 1880. Pastel on paper; 24-1/2 x 18in. Denver Art Museum; anonymous gift. 1941.6
 DENVER – From February 11 through May 20, 2018, the Denver Art Museum will present “Degas: A Passion for Perfection,” showcasing prolific French artist Edgar Degas’ artworks from 1855 to 1906. More than 100 works consisting of paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes, and sculptures in bronze will be on view. The exhibition will focus on the most prominent and recurring themes throughout Degas’ 60-year career. These include his interest in learning from the art of the past and from that of his contemporaries, a lifelong fascination with the nude, a passion for horses, and his strong interest in opera and dance.

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