DETROIT – The Detroit Institute of Arts has hired Dorota Chudzicka as Assistant Curator of Modern European Art in the James Pearson Duffy Department of Modern and Contemporary Art.
CHATHAM, N.J. – Quan Rong Gallery’s Chinese art auction on Sunday, March 3, will feature a selection of 399 lots of Hetian jade statues, Shoushan stone statues, porcelain pots, wood sculptures, bronze statues, crystal and lapis lazuli jewelry, and more from prominent local collections and estate sales. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers. No additional buyer’s premium will be charged for bidding online.
NEW YORK – The small, close-knit and rural African-American community of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, took the art world by storm in 2002 with the groundbreaking exhibition, “The Quilts of Gee’s Bend,” which showcased the homespun quilts that were dazzling in their abstract and geometric simplicity. Further scholarship and the many exhibitions that followed have given these quilts their due at last, sealing their legacy in the field of vernacular art and establishing their place as an art form.
LARCHMONT, N.Y. – Provenance, quality and craftsmanship are hallmarks of Clarke Auction Gallery’s sale on Sunday, March 10, which highlights the best of the best when it comes to varied collecting tastes with pieces hailing from several important estates. Fine art and jewelry are especially well represented in this auction, but the sale runs the gamut from mid-century furniture and traditional antiques to decorative arts and Asian art. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Fontaine’s Auction Gallery will offer a vast selection of antiques, clocks and fine art on Saturday, March 9, consisting of fine clocks, Tiffany lighting and intricate leaded glass windows along with ornate carved furniture, torchieres and an elegant Steinway Centennial grand piano (above). Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
ROSWELL, Ga. – On Sunday, March 2, King Galleries will liquidate the contents of Red Baron’s Private Reserve showroom including hundreds of lots of the venerable antique and architectural giant’s favorite items amassed over the past 45 years. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
OAKLAND, Calif. – The energy in the saleroom at Clars Auction Gallery was electrifying as bidders waited anxiously for numerous historic lots to be presented for sale on Sunday, Feb. 17. Phone bidders were poised from around the world as well for what would become an international bidding event, at which a 34-carat diamond ring topped $500,000, a historic Japanese vase from the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair soared to $135,000 and a new fine art record was set for Tadeusz Brzozowski. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ Winter Americana and Variety Auction on Feb. 15-16 was a highly successful event and produced strong prices – along with a few surprises – in multiple categories. The two-day format consisted of 1,955 lots of diverse material that generated record-breaking levels of participation for the firm, a strong indication of vigor in several segments of the marketplace. Bidding was intense throughout each day with over 5,000 registered bidders from 26 countries participating in house and online. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – Sotheby’s today announced that it will unveil a dramatic expansion and reimagining of its New York City galleries on May 3.