John Moran achieves strong prices in Aug. 21 Studio Auction

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers continues to bring strong prices at their Studio Auctions featuring quality makers, artists, and objets d’art, as witnessed most recently in their Aug. 21 edition. The first session of the day saw nearly 300 lots of silver, art glass, furniture, and other decorative art come to the block. The second session featured over 300 lots of California, American and European artwork from such notable artist as Franz Bischoff, Paul Grimm, Georges Braque, and many more. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.

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Modern bronzes bring fine art off the wall, Sept. 8 at Michaan’s

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The art market shows no signs of cooling with the change of seasons, and Michaan’s  September 8th  Gallery Auction has the goods to sustain summer’s momentum. Legendary names from the full spectrum of 20th century art will be offered, in two and three dimensions. Fine jewelry continues to attract buyers drawn by top designers and rare period pieces. Uncommon estate furnishings, fine collectibles and Asian art treasures complete the sale, which features absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.

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Detroit festival pays tribute to Taiwanese arts, Sept. 15-16

“Door Gods” © Kaohsiung Museum of History. Photo credit: Ming Bang Yen and Tsung Che Chen

DETROIT – The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and its auxiliary Friends of Asian Arts and Cultures present two days of Taiwanese arts and culture on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16 from noon to 4 p.m. Taiwanese Festival activities are free with museum admission, which is free for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties and DIA members. The festival is part of special Asian arts and cultures programs leading up to the opening of the newly expanded Asian art galleries on Nov. 4.

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Vermont native’s Civil War diary gains new readers

1861 dog tag for a Civil War volunteer soldier from Vermont, Mandis W. Hill, Co. E, 5th Regiment Vermont Volunteers. Sold for $725 + buyer’s premium. Image courtesy Early American History Auctions

NORWICH, Vt. (AP)- For much of this summer, Eleanor Lubell waded through a steady if prosaic stream of observations in the Civil War diary of Norwich native Albert Nye: the bout with jaundice that was keeping him far from his comrades in the 15th New Hampshire Infantry, the weather around his hospital in New York City, the then-rural surroundings at the north end of Broadway.

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Smithsonian’s exhibition of Bill Traylor art opens Sept. 28

An artwork by one of America's premier self-taught artists is the circa 1939-1942 color on cardboard painting titled 'Blue Cat' by Bill Traylor (1854-1949). Sold for $37,500 at Slotin's May 5, 2007 auction. Image courtesy of Archive and Slotin Folk Art.
Catalog cover from the etrospective of Bill Traylor’s art that will open Sept. 28, 2018 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

WASHINGTON – Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor is the first major retrospective ever organized for an artist born into slavery, and the most comprehensive look at Bill Traylor’s work to date. The exhibition will open at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on September 28 and run through March 17, 2019.

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Genesis the Greykid looking to create new world through art

Genesis the Greykid (left) was commissioned to create one of his fine art piece for the rapper and music mogul Yo Gotti (right). Photo by Randy1249, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Genesis the Greykid is a fixture in downtown Chattanooga, and he is relatively easy to spot thanks in part to the coal-black dreadlocks that rest atop his thin frame. He’s also easily recognizable as the guy who can be seen walking nearly everywhere downtown or sitting in an outdoor cafe enjoying a cup of tea or working on one of his latest paintings.

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Exhibition to explore Spanish experimental art scene of 1960s-’80s

Francisco Javier Seguí de la Riva & Ana Buenaventura, Ordre biologique, 1971
Collection Frac Centre-Val de Loire

ORLEANS, France – In autumn of 2018, the Frac Centre-Val de Loire will inaugurate the first exhibition in France dedicated to the Spanish experimental scene of the 1960s and 1980s. The retrospective portrays the incredible adventure of the University of Madrid’s Computing Center, which brought together artists, architects, engineers, scientists and intellectuals to explore the possibilities offered by automatic computer generated calculation. These pioneers formed a community whose collective experience working at the crossroads of art and computing asserted a different form of artistic production between disciplines.

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